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Ohio State and Ezekiel Elliott Run Wild Against Overmatched Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jim Harbaugh stood near the line of scrimmage, bent over, his hands on his knees, watching intently as Ohio State lined up needing a yard to convert a fourth down. Ohio State had knifed through Harbaugh’s defense all day. He looked ...

Celina man shot, killed by Ohio trooper ID’d
The Celina man who confronted a trooper and pulled a gun on him before he was fatally shot this morning had run-ins with troopers in the past. Justin McHenry, 22, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on ...

Ohio State's College Football Playoff hopes? All on Florida beating Alabama
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Hey, Gators, my old friends. Sooooo ... you guys feel like you've got a big win in you? Urban Meyer's message to the college football program he called home for six years is clear this week. Help. After Ohio State's win Saturday and a ...

Albom: U-M in better shape, but not ready for Ohio State
Freep writers Mark Snyder and Jeff Seidel break down U-M's loss to Ohio State. Video by Mark Snyder/DFP Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh gives some last-minute instructions to his players before they ran out onto the field Saturday. “We closed quite a bit of ...

Ex-Ohio State employee shoots, kills himself inside Wexner Center, police say
A former Ohio State University employee shot and killed himself inside the Wexner Center for the Arts late this morning. Campus police responded to a call about a shooting at 11:20 a.m. When they arrived, a man had a self-inflicted gunshot wound and had ...

Ohio man, 22, shot dead after confronting trooper
CELINA, Ohio — Police say an armed man ordered an Ohio highway patrol trooper out of his car before the trooper shot him to death. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it’s unclear why 22-year-old Justin McHenry approached the officer around 1:30 a.m ...

Early on, Ohio men settling into lineup
Roughly two weeks ago, when the Ohio Bobcat men’s basketball team escaped with a 75-67 win over the Tennessee State Tigers, head coach Saul Phillips played two freshmen late in the game when the Bobcats needed a spark. Those two freshmen – guard Jordy ...

Ohio State Still Has a Lifeline in Race to Repeat as CFP National Champion
Ohio State fans, welcome to #TeamChaos. Your Buckeyes' offensive explosion against hated rival Michigan on Saturday afternoon was impressive. And although Michigan State smacked around Penn State later in the day to clinch the Big Ten East division, the ...

CFB Rewind: 2015 Oklahoma strikingly similar to 2014 Ohio State
Pop the champagne, Oklahoma. The No. 3 Sooners are the first to lock up a College Football Playoff bid, unless the selection committee members somehow missed what's staring them in the face. News flash: They won't. Nicely played, Big Ten. Ohio State's ...

A week after getting huffy, Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott blows through Michigan
Ezekiel Elliott apologized, but now you have to wonder whether he's really sorry, because his message obviously was heard loud and clear. Ohio State's star running back, in the wake of a loss to Michigan State last week, complained about not getting the ...

LA Lakers star Bryant says this is last season of his epic career
Kobe Bryant, 37, has won five NBA crowns in a 20-year career spent entirely with the Los Angeles LakersKobe Bryant announced that this would be his final NBA season, the 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star walking away as one of the greatest legends in basketball history. Bryant spent his entire 20-season career with the Lakers, the first NBA player to stay so long with the same club.

Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars
Hope Chapel members pray before the congregation's first service since the death of one of their elders, Garrett Swasey, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Swasey, a 44-year-old police officer at the University of Colorado, was killed during Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America's most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.

Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home
President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and on to Paris where the president is to meet with other world leaders at the climate talks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)PARIS (AP) — Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.

Pope to end Africa trip with mosque visit in besieged enclave
Pope Francis meets a patient as he visits a Paediatric Hospital in Bangui, Central African RepublicBy Joe Bavier BANGUI (Reuters) - Pope Francis, ending a three-nation African tour, on Monday visits a mosque in a besieged Muslim enclave in Central African Republic's capital in an effort to bridge the religious divide in a nation racked by three years of violence. Healing rifts between Christian and Muslim communities has been a theme throughout Francis' first visit to the continent, which has also taken him to Kenya and Uganda. Tit-for-tat killings in and around the tiny PK5 enclave in the capital Bangui, one of the most dangerous parts of the city, have claimed at least 100 lives since late September, according to Human Rights Watch.

Kobe Bryant to retire at end of season
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans PelicansLos Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, arguably the best player of his generation, announced on Sunday he will retire after the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season. Bryant, who is struggling through the worst season of his illustrious 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, said in a piece posted on the Players' Tribune website that "I'm ready to let [basketball] go." The decision was not totally unexpected as the 37-year-old Lakers guard has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and had recently said he was considering retirement. This season is all I have left to give," wrote Bryant.

Chips, electronic devices boost Japan's factory output
Retail sales data were stronger than expected, offering a glimmer of hope after Tokyo on Friday published a string of mostly weak dataJapan's factory output expanded again in October, data showed Monday, boosted by production of memory chips and electronic devices, in a rare bright spot for the recession-hit economy. Economists were generally upbeat on the 1.4 percent expansion in activity -- the second consecutive monthly rise -- and said it signalled Japan's second recession in as many years would likely be short lived. "The second straight rise in industrial production indicates that the economy returned to growth this quarter," research house Capital Economics said in a commentary.

'No more baby parts': Reclusive suspect's words draw focus
A crime scene investigator looks over a police vehicle damaged during Friday's shooting spree near a Planned Parenthood clinic Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in northwest Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Robert Lewis Dear told authorities "no more baby parts" after being arrested for the shooting of a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, according to a law enforcement official, part of a rambling statement that investigators are parsing to understand the reasoning behind an assault that left three dead.

Obama, Hollande pay respects to Paris attack victims: AFP
US President Barack Obama (R) pays his respects with French President Francois Hollande (2nd R) and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (3rd R) at a memorial outside the Bataclan in Paris , France, November 30, 2015US President Barack Obama joined French leader Francois Hollande to pay respects to the victims of the Paris attacks at the Bataclan concert hall early Monday, hours before the official opening of a UN climate conference. The two leaders, along with the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, laid flowers at the music venue where 90 people were killed by jihadist gunmen and suicide bombers on November 13. Helicopters flew overhead and police shut off the roads around the bloodiest scene of the Paris attacks, with security concerns running high as some 150 world leaders were due to descend on the French capital.

Rutgers fires coach Flood and AD Hermann after 4-8 failure
Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood, center, points out something on the sidelines to head linesman Kelly Saalfeld, left, and side judge Bobby Sagers, right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Piscataway, N.J. Maryland won 46-41. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on Sunday, stripping the athletic department of its most prominent employees after a season that was a failure on and off the field.

Trump scraps endorsement event after black pastors object
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at Robarts Arena in Sarasota, Fla. Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super PACS as "a scam" and dismissed nomination rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cancelled a press conference in which his campaign said he would be endorsed by as many as 100 black evangelical religious leaders. Many of those invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star.

Singer Sinead O'Connor 'threatens suicide' in Facebook post
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, known for her strong views on issues including women's rights and abuses of the Roman Catholic Church, has spoken publicly about her battle with depressionTroubled Irish singer Sinead O'Connor appeared to have attempted suicide, after a statement on her Facebook page said she had taken an overdose. The post, whose authenticity could not immediately be verified, expresses hurt that O'Connor had been cut off from her family by events described as "a horrific set of betrayals". A public relations company linked to O'Connor was not immediately available for comment.

Police name two civilians killed in Colorado shooting
An armored police vehicle transports hostages to safety during an active shooter situation outside a Planned Parenthood facility on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, ColoradoPolice named on Sunday the two civilians killed in a Colorado shooting at a family planning clinic that also left a police officer dead. Colorado Springs Police gave no more details about the two victims. The third victim was previously identified as Garrett Swasey, 44, a campus officer at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs who had raced to the scene of the shooting.

Planned Parenthood says Colorado shooter opposed abortion
A view of the damage to the entrance of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado SpringsBy Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood said on Sunday that news reports that the gunman who attacked its Colorado health clinic had uttered "no more baby parts" during his arrest showed the suspect was motivated by an anti-abortion agenda. The remark attributed to suspect Robert Lewis Dear was an apparent reference to Planned Parenthood's abortion activities and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers, a hot-button issue in the 2016 race for the presidency. "We now know the man responsible for the tragic shooting at PP's health center in Colorado was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion," the organization said on Twitter.

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