November 22, 2014

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Freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett’s record-setting day leads No. 8 Ohio State past Minnesota

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett leaves behind Minnesota linebacker Damien Wilson on his 86-yard touchdown run Saturday. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS — J.T. Barrett broke three of Braxton Miller’s records, the latest breakthrough for this remarkable replacement. Ohio State’s pursuit of a place in the College Football Playoff stayed steady with a tough win on the road. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for an Ohio State quarterback-record 189 yards and a score, helping Read More…

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving lead Cavaliers past Celtics with big fourth-quarter rally

BOSTON — Cleveland’s third quarter was unacceptable to LeBron James. The fourth period was much better. James and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavs rally for a 122-121 win over Boston on Friday. James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth, and Irving scored 15 of his 27 in the final quarter of Read More…

College football: No. 8 Ohio State looking to stay hot in the cold against Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — With a decisive win over rival Iowa, Minnesota regained a treasured traveling trophy and forged a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten West Division with three games to go. Coach Jerry Kill could be forgiven, though, for his reluctance to revel the rest of the weekend. “We come off a Read More…

Chardon school shooter built ladder in prison escape

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A convicted school shooter and two other Ohio inmates managed to get inside a maintenance access area and spent several months building a makeshift a ladder that they used to escape in September, according to a report released by the state on Friday. The inmates climbed the ladder to get on Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Nov. 14

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Hagel seeking changes in management of nukes  The defense secretary’s action follows stories by the AP that revealed problems in management, morale, security and safety in America’s nuclear force. 2. Obama gives blunt assessment of reforms in Read More…

Facebook’s privacy update: 5 things to know

A man walks past a sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy — and make it much shorter — to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is once again trying to simplify its privacy policy, largely to address criticisms that it’s too complex and lengthy for the average user. Laid out with illustrations into short subsections, the new policy explains what types of information Facebook collects and how it uses the data. The new policy is 70 percent shorter than the old Read More…

Los Angeles police use data to target crime

This photo provided by Jupiter Systems, the manufacturer of the display wall processors seen in the photo, shows the Los Angeles Police Department's downtown command center. Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but also identifies and keeps track of ex-cons and other bad guys they believe are most likely to commit them. (AP Photo/Jupiter Systems, Brad Howell)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but also identifies and keeps track of ex-cons and other bad guys they believe are most likely to commit them. Police say the effort has already helped reduce crime in one of the Read More…

Parents of missing Mexican students cling to hope

Maria Telumbre, center, walks with a poster emblazoned with the image of her missing 19-year-old son, to the Basilica of Guadalupe for a special Mass, in Mexico City.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

TIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Maria Telumbre knows fire. She spends her days making tortillas over hot coals, and experience tells her a small goat takes at least four hours to cook. So she refuses to believe the government’s explanation that gang thugs incinerated her son and 42 other missing college students in a giant pyre in less Read More…

Shiite holy month sees show of strength in Baghdad

A woman and a child pass by banners with pictures of Shiite-related events in Ghadeer district in southeastern Baghdad, Iraq. Religious banners and portraits of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, hang from homes, bridges, stores and even colleges across much of Baghdad and can be seen even in Sunni-majority areas. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Red and green Shiite banners line the streets of Baghdad, portraits of religious figures and slain “martyrs” stare down from billboards, hymns blare from shops and cafes, and grim-faced militiamen prowl the streets in pickup trucks. The holy month of Muharram has brought an unprecedented show of strength by Iraq’s ShiiteMuslim majority, underscoring its domination of Read More…

AP sources: Millions to get deportation protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a plan that would shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation as part of a broad set of executive actions that President Barack Obama could announce as early as next week, people familiar with the discussions say. Obama has pledged to move on Read More…