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  • Arkansas woman now world’s oldest person, wants Obama visit

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman who’s become the world’s oldest person wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party on the Fourth of July. At 116, Gertrude Weaver was already…

  • UConn women not looking past opposition in Final Four

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Four No. 1 seeds are in the Final Four of the women’s NCAA Tournament for only the third time, yet there’s still a distinctive feel it’s really two-time defending champion Connecticut’s…

  • Padres rout Samardzija and White Sox 8-2 as Shields tunes up

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — James Shields allowed three hits in three scoreless innings, Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run homer in a five-run first inning against Jeff Samardzija and the San Diego Padres beat a Chicago…

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.<''''''" Total public debt subject to limit March 31 18,112,975 Statutory debt…

  • Obama urges unity in Nigeria after historic election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging both the winner and loser in Nigeria’s presidential elections to work together to unify Nigeria. Obama spoke separately on Wednesday with Muhammadu Buhari (moo-HAH’-mah-doo boo-HAH’-ree), who was…

  • Wednesday’s Exhibition Linescores

    At Fort Myers, Fla. Boston (ss) 010 000 003—4 7 1 Minnesota 000 030 001—4 13 0 Buchholz, Ogando (5), Eveland (5), J.Aro (7), Todd (8), M.Celestino (9) and Leon; P.Hughes, Perkins (5), Stauffer (6),…

  • Padres 8, White Sox 2

    San Diego Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi Maybin cf 4 1 1 0 Eaton cf 3 0 2 1 T.Turner ss 1 0 0 0 J.May cf 1 1 1 0…

  • Padres 8, White Sox 2

    San Diego Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi Maybin cf 4 1 1 0 Eaton cf 3 0 2 1 T.Turner ss 1 0 0 0 J.May cf 1 1 1 0…

  • Lamont Smith returns to coach alma mater San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The University of San Diego went with a familiar face when it came to hiring a new basketball coach. Lamont Smith, a former player with the Toreros, was introduced Wednesday as…

  • Kershaw allows 1 hit, unearned run for Dodgers

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw and Yorduna Ventura each had their final outing in preparation for opening day, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals tied 4-4 Wednesday. Kershaw, the 2014 National…

  • Judge to decide if Notre Dame police records are public

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame argued Wednesday that its police department isn’t subject to Indiana’s open records laws because it’s acting under powers granted by the school’s trustees, not the…

  • Marlins spring training attendance up 18 percent

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Marlins’ offseason investment in talent paid dividends at their spring training ticket office. Even with Wednesday’s announced crowd of 3,304 — the smallest of the exhibition season — the…

  • Hugo Chavez’ favorite daughter makes UN debut as US bashed

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The favorite daughter of Venezuela’s late leader Hugo Chavez made her debut Wednesday as her country’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, at an event where countries lined up to…

  • Police: 4 found dead in Tulsa home after mom, dad miss work

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say the bodies of four people, including two young boys, have been found in a home after a man and a woman missed two days of work. Police said…

  • Seahawks re-sign Tukuafu and Williams

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed versatile fullback Will Tukuafu and defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who has spent the last two seasons on injured reserve. Tukuafu signed with the Seahawks on Oct.…