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Warrant issued for OBJ after backside swat

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A misdemeanor simple battery warrant has been issued for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr., police in New Orleans said Thursday. The warrant comes as video posted on social media appears to show Beckham swatting a security officer’s ...

Sign-stealing scandal claims Beltran

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltran, called out on a curveball again. So for the second time since they last threw a pitch, the New York Mets are in the market for a new manager. Sign of the times. Beltran’s 2 1/2-month tenure as Mets manager ended Thursday before he spent a single game ...

Olympics to test methods of saving money

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — New ways of solving challenges for Olympic host cities are being tested this month at the Winter Youth Games in Lausanne. Most athletes taking public transport to their venue. Staging medal events in a neighboring country. Creating cost-effective space ...

Browns remaining personnel holding it together

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns passed on a chance to hire one of the Patriots’ coaches. Now, they’ll consider someone who helped build New England into an NFL dynasty. With Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski on board as their new coach, the Browns have accelerated the search for ...

It was worth the wait for Shell

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Donnie Shell knows what a Hall of Famer looks like. It helps when you spend your career calling them teammates, as the hard-hitting safety did during 14 seasons dealing out punishment in the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. So Shell never panicked as the years passed and ...

Dems smear Trump: ‘Impeached for life’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is gloating because President Donald Trump is “impeached for life,” and “there’s nothing the Senate can do that can ever erase that.” Like a prosecutor telling a defendant, even if acquitted, you’re “indicted for life” and you’ll never shake the ...

Restrictive licensing laws

People who want to work should be allowed to work. That includes people who once went to jail. With President Donald Trump’s support, Congress spends your money giving ex-cons “employment assistance.” Why bother? State laws often make such employment impossible. Courtney Haveman ...

HOROSCOPE

BY HOLIDAY MATHIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 Mercury’s Bright Mind Vitamin An adage from the ancient east says: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” And so it goes. The motions of this day will look remarkably like the motions of days ...

Have a healthy flight

Dear Heloise: As a flight attendant, I’ve learned how to “FLY HEALTHY,” and here are a few hints to keep you safe while traveling: — Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. — Take along a surgical mask. This is especially important for elderly people or those with any health ...

Separated man in no hurry for divorce

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year. I love him, and we have an undeniable connection I have never had with anyone else. The problem is, he’s separated but not yet divorced from his wife. I have a hard time moving forward in the relationship and meeting his family ...

Can red light change dementia diagnosis?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 78-year-old father is experiencing the early signs of dementia. It has been suggested that he try a $500 device that would aim a low-intensity red LED light into his nose to stimulate his brain and stabilize or perhaps even reverse the symptoms of dementia. On the surface, it ...

Hurt by friend’s behind-the-back talk

Dear Annie: I have a problem with my friend “Julie” that I’m not sure how to handle. She’s a really good friend in many ways. She’s always there when I’m going through hard stuff. She’s generous with food and gifts and other thoughtful gestures. For instance, last year, when she ...

Family: Woman used floor mats to stay warm in snowbound SUV

BUTTE MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — The family of a woman with dementia who survived for six days in her snowbound SUV in Northern California said they feared the worst. “We thought she was probably dead,” Laura Powell, stepdaughter of 68-year-old Paula Beth James, told Sacramento TV station ...

NATION/WORLD

Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’ WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House ...

Stop with silly ‘Centrist’ labels for Democrats

The most abused adjective in political reporting is the label “centrist.” It should tell you everything about the politician. Unfortunately, it tells us far more about those applying the label. The American Conservative Union ratings system has been widely accepted as the voting compass ...

Trump doesn’t understand biz free agents

Donald Trump's "phase one" agreement with China, expected to be signed this week, is intended partly to slow China's move into new technologies like electric cars by protecting the intellectual property of American corporations. Which lends a certain irony to Tesla's Model 3 electric sedans ...

Bernie is normal

The most substantively outrageous presidential campaign in American history has some serious chance of success. Bernie Sanders is leading or near the top of most polls in the first two Democratic nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire. He could plausibly win both, which would instantly ...

JUNIOR HIGH

BOYS BASKETBALL Columbiana vs. Lisbon 7th Grade: Lisbon won 35-28 on Wednesday. Lisbon: Luke Kraft 11 points, Alex Brown 10 points and Landon Mowry 8 points. Columbiana: Seth Scoharick 11 points. 8th Grade: Lisbon won 53-40. Lisbon: Austin Daily 14 points, Trevor Siefke 12 points. ...

Trump’s fault is Dems’ default

WASHINGTON — It may be tempting to blame President Trump for the downed passenger jet in Iran last week, but a linear conclusion it is not. At the least, such a judgment is premature and rigged with the politics of emotion. Last week, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., who sits on both the ...

‘Nations with Allies’ thrive

Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis, the former secretary of defense and an exceptionally well-read warrior, has said, “Throughout history, we see nations with allies thrive, and nations without allies wither.” Mattis’ words brought to mind those 13 fateful days in October 1962 when, ...