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Conflicting parental viewpoints could become issue for child

Q: My wife and I are examples of opposites attract. We hold different social and spiritual beliefs but still really love each other. Now we’re expecting our first child. We plan on showing her both our perspectives as she grows so she’ll be well-rounded. That’s a healthy approach, ...

Browns GM Dorsey says he’s in no rush to deal Duke

BEREA (AP) — Duke Johnson’s trade demand hasn’t changed general manager John Dorsey’s opinion of the running back. “He is a member of this organization moving forward,” Dorsey said. For the moment. Dorsey said during his pre-draft news conference Thursday that he’s in no ...

Tigers snap five-game losing streak

DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire called a team meeting Thursday morning and gave his Detroit Tigers a simple message. “Have some fun,” the manager told them. “When you get into a losing streak, it gets hard to do that, but you aren’t going to play good baseball if you aren’t enjoying ...

Briefs

JV BASEBALL: Hopewell-Loudon beat Margaretta 14-3, with Tyler Fedele fanning 12. Tyson Swanagan drove in two runs with four singles, Fedele lined three singles and chased in two runs and Adam Daniel added two singles and two runs. * Columbian beat Ashland 9-6. Braden Riesen went 2 for 3 with ...

Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the ...

Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

PARIS (AP) — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. A judicial police official told The ...

Storms again roar across South, killing 1 in Mississippi

LEARNED, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing a Mississippi man and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. National Weather Service forecasters said they believe multiple tornadoes hit ...

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Tabloid owner American Media said ...

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said. The Vermont liberal arts college said that it’s ...

Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire wanted to understand if the documented declines hitting ...

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate. The test examines more than 2 million spots in a person’s genetic code, ...

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn’t appear to ...

St Patrick’s suspect previously arrested at other cathedral

NEW YORK (AP) — A college philosophy teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New York Police Department ...

Pope washes inmates’ feet, says bishops must be servants

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners Thursday and urged them to serve one another as brothers, as he ushered in the solemn pre-Easter rituals made more poignant this year following the devastation of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. Francis travelled to a prison in ...

Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis

BAUTA, Cuba (AP) — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs. For two hours she leaned on her cane watching people leave the state-run market with their 5-pound limit. The chicken ran out at 10 a.m. while the ...

Senecas blank St. Joe in Fremont

FREMONT — Frannie Webb doubled, had three hits and drove in three runs, and Caitlin Borer was brilliant in the circle as Calvert run-ruled St. Joe 11-0 in five innings. Borer pitched five complete innings, only surrendering one single each to Kayla Lopez and Hannah Paeth. She walked three ...

Sleek new SUVs dominate at New York auto show

Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new vehicle debuts. In keeping with the dramatic shift from cars to sport utilities, most of the new models are SUVs. Here are ...

O’Rourke says he gave more to charity than tax returns show

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Facing questions about his relatively meager charitable giving, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Wednesday that he and his family had donated more than reported on past tax returns because they weren’t interested in taking deductions. Speaking ...

Young woman obsessed with Columbine is found dead

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack of her own in Colorado just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour ...

Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Bells of cathedrals across France rang in a moving tribute Wednesday to Notre Dame as firefighters and experts continued to keep the beloved but weakened landmark under close surveillance. From Sacre Coeur in Paris to the cities of Strasbourg in the east and Rouen in the west, ...