• Up in smoke: group ends Ohio medical marijuana ballot drive

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    CINCINNATI (AP) — A group Saturday ended its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on Ohio's general election ballot. The Ohioans for Medical Marijuana announced that organizers decided with "a heavy heart" to halt collection of signatures to get on the November ballot in the aftermath of passage this past week by state lawmakers of a medical marijuana legalization bill. The proposal would bar patients from smoking marijuana or growing it at home, but it would allow its use in vapor form for certain chronic health conditions. It still requires Gov. John Kasich's signature. The ballot campaign initially said the legislation would bolster their efforts.

  • Here's a story of a lovely lady and Gomer at the Indy 500

    Here\'s a story of a lovely lady and Gomer at...

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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They are the names that stamped the Indianapolis 500 as a four-wheeled slice of Americana from the heartland. Rick Mears. A.J. Foyt. The Andrettis. Helio Castroneves. Oh, and don't forget Mrs. Brady and Gomer Pyle. From Brady to brickyard, from Mayberry to motorsports, Florence Henderson and Jim Nabors provided the soundtrack for the Indianapolis 500 for decades. The rich baritone voice of Nabors, whose bumbling Gomer Pyle character on "The Andy Griffith Show" has endeared him to comedy fans for decades, anchored his rendition of "Back Home Again in Indiana" that would become a familiar staple of the pre-race pageantry.

  • Piller, Simpson share lead after 2nd round at Colonial

    Piller, Simpson share lead after 2nd round at...

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Martin Piller had the most holes to play to complete the suspended second round at Colonial. He took a share of the lead with his last putt. Piller's strong approach at No. 18, his 12th hole Saturday morning, set up a 20-inch birdie putt to wrap up his second consecutive round of 66. At 8-under 132, he matched Webb Simpson for the best score. Simpson finished his second round (67) before the Dean & Deluca Invitational stopped Friday night because of darkness, with Piller among 61 players still on the course. No. 2-ranked player Jordan Spieth (66), Colonial member Ryan Palmer (67), Kyle Reifers (67) and first-round leader Bryce Molder (69) were a stroke behind the leaders. Spieth was the only o

  • Ricciardo all smiles at Monaco GP, Hamilton's woes continue

    Ricciardo all smiles at Monaco GP, Hamilton\'s...

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    MONACO (AP) — While Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo let out a screech of joy after securing the first pole position of his career at the Monaco Grand Prix, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton struggled to mask his latest disappointment. Hamilton has been beset by engine problems this season and his Mercedes stalled in the pit lane exit in the final part of Saturday's qualifying. By the time he got back on track, he had little time to better Ricciardo's leading lap of 1 minute, 13.622 seconds and finished third behind Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. While Ricciardo is not yet shaping up as a threat for the title, championship leader Rosberg is 43 points clear of Hamilton and could be even further ahead by Sunday afternoon.

  • Uganda South Korea

    Uganda South Korea

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    South Korea's president Park Geun-hye, right, is greeted by Uganda's Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, 2nd-right, and Uganda's Chief Government Whip Ruth Nankabirwa, left, after arriving at the airport in Entebbe, Uganda Saturday, May 28, 2016. South Korea's president has arrived in Uganda for a two-day state visit during which she is expected to discuss business and trade opportunities, the first such visit by a South Korean president since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1963.

  • Logano looks to continue CMS dominance at Coca-Cola 600

    Logano looks to continue CMS dominance at...

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    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Joey Logano has shown he has a pretty good feel for the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now the question is whether he can go the distance — 600 miles, that is. Logano looks to complete a "Joey sweep" at CMS at the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night after winning last October's 400-mile playoff race and the Sprint Cup All-Star race here last weekend. The 26-year-old will start on the front row alongside pole sitter Martin Truex Jr. for the longest and most grueling NASCAR race of the year. He's hoping the momentum from winning the All-Star race carries over after his previous three Sprint Cup races ended with crashes.

  • WWII plane pulled from Hudson after crash that killed pilot

    WWII plane pulled from Hudson after crash that...

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Police divers and Army Corps of Engineers personnel retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane from the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday after the vintage aircraft crashed during a promotional flight, killing the pilot. The P-47 Thunderbolt crashed Friday during a promotion for the American Airpower Museum, which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the P-47 this weekend. Scuba divers recovered the body of the pilot, 56-year-old William Gordon, of Key West, Florida, about three hours after the crash. Gordon was a veteran air show pilot with more than 25 years of experience, according to promotional material for a Key West air show last month.

  • Gulfstream Park Entries, Monday May 30th, 2016

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    1st-$43,000, Allowance Optional Claiming, 3-Year-Olds & Up Fillies and Mares, One Mile and One Sixteenth (T) 2nd-$30,000, Maiden Claiming $50,000-$40,000, 3-Year-Olds & Up , One Mile (T) 3rd-$14,000, Maiden Claiming $10,000-$10,000, 3-Year-Olds & Up , Six Furlongs 4th-$23,000, Claiming $20,000-$20,000, 3-Year-Olds & Up , One Mile and One Sixteenth (T) 5th-$15,000, Claiming $6,250-$6,250, 3-Year-Olds & Up Fillies and Mares, Six Furlongs 6th-$29,000, , 3-Year-Olds , One Mile (T) 7th-$15,000, Maiden Claiming $12,500-$12,500, 3-Year-Olds & Up , Five Furlongs (T) 8th-$17,000, Maiden Claiming $16,000-$16,000, 3-Year-Olds & Up , Six and One Half Furlongs 9th-$43,000, Allowance Optional Claiming, 3

  • Afghanistan Taliban Leader

    Afghanistan Taliban Leader

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    In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, photo, Rahmatullah Nabil, a former head of Afghanistan's secret service speaks during an interview with the Associated press in Kabul, Afghanistan. Nabil described the new Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada as a "small-minded man with a weak personality" who has never traveled abroad and so lacks "any familiarity with the bigger issues.

  • Giro d'Italia Results

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    1. Rein Taaramae, Estonia, Katusha, 4 hours, 22 minutes, 43 seconds. 2. Darwin Atapuma, Colombia, BMC Racing, 52 seconds behind. 3. Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski, Cannondale, 1:17. 4. Mikel Nieve, Spain, Sky, 4:12. 5. Alexander Foliforov, Russia, Gazprom-Rusvelo, 4:36. 6. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Astana, 6:44. 7. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 6:57. 8. Rigoberto Uran, Colombia, Cannondale, same time. 9. Giovanni Visconti, Italy, Movistar, 7:47. 10. Rafal Majka, Poland, Tinkoff, 8:06. 13. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNL-Jumbo, 8:13. 14. Esteban Chaves, Colombia, Orica-GreenEdge, 8:20. 33. Joseph Rosskopf, United States, BMC Racing, 17:19. 41. Nathan Brown

  • Canisius Witherspoon Basketball

    Canisius Witherspoon Basketball

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    FILE - In this March 11, 2010, file photo, Buffalo coach Reggie Witherspoon cheers his team during an NCAA college basketball game against Miami of Ohio at the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament in Cleveland. Witherspoon is returning home to Buffalo to coach the Canisius College basketball team, the school announced Saturday, May 28, 2016.

  • Palestinian leader wants time cap for any talks with Israel

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    CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinian president said Saturday that if an upcoming Paris conference succeeds in relaunching the long-stalled Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, it should also set a time cap and mechanisms to implement their resolutions. Speaking to Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, Mahmoud Abbas also said that the Paris gathering — due June 3 — should also set up a monitoring committee to follow whatever is agreed upon. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to attend the meeting. The Palestinians have welcomed the conference but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected the idea of an international conference, saying direct negotiations without preconditions are the best way to reach a final se

  • France Paris Lightning

    France Paris Lightning

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    White-and-red tape is strung across a sandy pathway through Paris' Park Monceau in Paris, France, near the scene where 11 people, eight children and three adults, were hit by lightning, Saturday, May 28, 2016. A fire service spokesman says six of those injured were seriously injured, including four who were in life-threaning.

  • Huge transport plane waiting for cargo in La Crosse

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    LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — One of the world's largest airplanes is sitting on the tarmac in La Crosse. The La Crosse Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1X3jZNY ) an Antonov An-124-100 arrived at the La Crosse Regional Airport late Wednesday night. The Ukranian-built plane is large enough to transport more than 100 tons of troops, cargo or equipment. Air charter company Volga-Dnepr Group of Russian operates the plane. The newspaper reports that the aircraft is set to pick up a 30-ton aluminum heat exchanger unit used in the oil and gas industry for cryogenic applications and transport it to Asia. The unit is expected to be delivered to the airport on Saturday. The plane is scheduled to depart early Sunday afternoon.

  • Family of lost hiker won't second-guess Maine over search

    Family of lost hiker won\'t second-guess Maine...

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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When she became lost in the Maine woods, Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldine Largay did what she thought she was supposed to do. She stayed put, pitched her tent and waited for help. But help never came. Journal entries after she lost her way in July 2013 suggest she survived for another two weeks or more after the Maine Warden Service scaled back their search for her. The revelations didn't shake the family's belief that hundreds of searchers did all they could to find her. "While we grieve for Gerry, we do not second-guess any of the efforts to find her when she went missing.

  • 8 Russian athletes test positive in 2012 doping retests

    8 Russian athletes test positive in 2012 doping...

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    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Olympic Committee said Saturday that eight of the country's athletes have registered positive in doping retests for the 2012 London Games. The brief statement from the ROC did not give names or what disciplines the athletes were in, but said they came from three different sports. It said further information would not be released until so-called "B samples" were tested that would confirm or contradict the retests. The International Olympic Committee stores Olympic doping samples for 10 years to reanalyze them when newer methods become available. The announcement came amid heightened attention to the doping of Russian athletes.

  • Patience pays off for Polish-born kayaker competing for US

    Patience pays off for Polish-born kayaker...

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    Rather than chasing gold, silver or bronze at the last Olympics, Michal Smolen decided he'd rather wait for the red, white and blue. Born in Poland but living in the United States, the kayaker could've gone back to his native country for a chance to compete under its flag in London. Not worth it, he decided. In a rent-a-jock world that barely blinks when athletes change citizenship to compete for countries where they've barely stepped foot, Smolen is an exception — someone who intentionally took the longer road to his Olympic starting line.

  • Britain PGA Championship

    Britain PGA Championship

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    England's Masters champion Danny Willett reacts on the sixteenth hole during day three of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, England, Saturday May 28, 2016. Willett made six birdies in a tournament-record 29 on the front nine on Friday.

  • Italy India Italian Marines

    Italy India Italian Marines

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    Italian Marine Salvatore Girone arrives at Rome's Ciampino airport, Saturday, May 28, 2016. India's top court has allowed Italian marine Salvatore Girone to return home while international arbitration takes place over a 2012 fatal shootings of two Indian fishermen in which he and a fellow marine are implicated.

  • IndyCar Indy 500 Auto Racing

    IndyCar Indy 500 Auto Racing

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    Carlos Munoz, right, of Colombia, shows his participates ring to Will Power, of Australia, during the drivers meeting for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 28, 2016.