Persons’ last-second 3 lifts Ball St over Valparaiso 71-70

Max Joseph hit two free throws for a 69-68 Valparaiso lead and Jon Kiser added one of two to make it 70-68 with 14 seconds left. Trey Moses got the defensive rebound and Persons drained a 3 from the top of the key to win it.

3 hurt after Ohio fire caused by attempt to kill bed bugs

Authorities say that three people have been injured and 10 people left homeless after a woman accidentally started a fire while trying to kill bed bugs with rubbing alcohol at a multi-family home in Cincinnati.

Fort Wayne MBB Falls 81-73 At Miami (Ohio)

A hot-shooting first half for the Miami Redhawks ended up being the difference in Fort Wayne’s 81-73 defeat at Millett Hall on Saturday (Dec. 9) afternoon.

Snow slows or shuts down much of normally sunny Deep South

Snowfall shrouding much of the Deep South began tapering off early Saturday, but freezing temperatures kept roads slick and thousands without electricity throughout the region while planes remained grounded at the world’s busiest airport.

PM announces on state TV Iraq’s war against IS has ended

After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held.

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — a development that has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

Boycotts, protests to greet Trump on Mississippi visit

President Donald Trump’s celebration of the heroes of the civil rights movement is set to go on without at least one leader from that era who plans to be a no-show for the Mississippi gathering.