November 23, 2014

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Weiner admits to Twitter pic, other “inappropriate” online activity

NEW YORK — After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he tweeted a photo of his bulging underpants to a woman and admitted to “inappropriate” exchanges with six women before and after getting married. He apologized for lying but said he would not resign. Weiner said at Read More…

NBA Finals: Dwyane Wade leads Heat to 2-1 series lead

DALLAS — Dwyane Wade kept soaring and scoring, doing everything he could to get the Miami Heat a crucial win toward an NBA title. Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem provided the final push to seal the key victory. Bosh made a 16-foot, go-ahead jumper from the baseline with 39.6 seconds left and Haslem pestered Dirk Read More…

Golf: Steve Stricker hangs on to win Memorial

DUBLIN — The toughest test Steve Stricker faced Sunday at the Memorial was when he wasn’t even playing golf. With a three-shot lead and just more than five holes remaining, Stricker had to spend two hours in the clubhouse waiting out a storm delay, leaving him plenty of time to imagine what could go wrong. Read More…

French Open: Rafael Nadal stops Roger Federer again for sixth title in Paris

PARIS — Regardless of the setting or the surface, Rafael Nadal confounds Roger Federer the way no other man can. Put the two greats of the game on opposite ends of a court in a Grand Slam final — particularly at Roland Garros, on the red clay that Nadal rules — and the one-sided nature Read More…

NASCAR: Brad Keselowski has enough fuel to extend Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory drought

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was charging again, hoping that this time he’d come out on top in a frantic late fuel-mileage battle. But leader Brad Keselowski stretched his tank perfectly Sunday to win the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway — and extend Earnhardt’s winless streak to 106 races. Keselowski led the Read More…

Former presidential candidate John Edwards indicted

RALEIGH, North Carolina — A federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards over massive sums of money spent to keep his mistress in hiding during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House. The case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal Read More…

Woman held captive 18 years says life stolen

PLACERVILLE, California (AP) — A California woman who was held captive for 18 years said her life was stolen by her abductors as she made her first public statement about the ordeal in an emotional declaration her mother read at the captors’ sentencing hearing Thursday. Phillip and Nancy Garrido, both dressed in orange jumpsuits made Read More…

Ohio House speaker’s Twitter account hacked

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aides to the Republican speaker of the Ohio House say his Twitter account was hacked by a person who tweeted support for liberal causes. The Columbus Dispatch reports that in other phony posts Speaker William Batchelder appeared to criticize Republican Gov. John Kasich or promote former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland. House Read More…

Indians end road trip with offensive explosion, victory

The Associated Press TORONTO — Asdrubal Cabrera and the Cleveland Indians came out swinging from the start against Kyle Drabek. Matt LaPorta hit a three-run homer, Cabrera added three doubles and Cleveland built a big lead right away, helping Josh Tomlin and the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 13-9 Wednesday night. “I’m pretty happy Read More…

Air Show looking for hometown hero

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland National Air Show is looking for a hometown hero who will be selected for a ride aboard an Air Force Thunderbird jet, the first time in the event’s history that such an offer has been made. The show began taking online nominations of northeast Ohio residents Wednesday and will continue Read More…