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  • Sarah Jessica Parker calls Cynthia Nixon’s run ‘exciting’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cynthia Nixon’s quest for the governorship of New York state has at least one high-profile fan excited — Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker said Thursday her former “Sex and the City” co-star would be “right for New York.” The actress spoke briefly about Nixon’s New York gubernatorial run on the red carpet […]
  • Army won’t meet recruiting mission, lowers 2017 goal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered the goal. But officials say the service has been able to encourage more experienced service members to stay on the job in order to satisfy the military’s growing demand for troops. Army […]
  • Investigators focused on family of 4 in unsolved killings

    WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says the investigation of the unsolved killings of eight Ohio family members nearly two years ago remains focused on a family of four that left the state for Alaska. Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk also tells the Cincinnati Enquirer two agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and […]
  • The Go-Go’s going to Broadway with a merry, musical mashup

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the idea first came up, the Go-Go’s found it so improbable and off-beat that they instantly fell in love with it. As band member Jane Wiedlin puts it: “Several of us are turning 60 and it’s like, ‘WHAT, we’re still here? And now we’re going to Broadway! Are you kidding […]
  • Couple pleads not guilty to beating death of 2-year-old son

    BEREA, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky couple has pleaded not guilty to bludgeoning the woman’s 2-year-old son to death. Seara Clements and William Butler have been charged with murder for Tristan’s Feb. 14 death. News outlets report Tristan was severely bruised and died from severe head trauma. The Richmond Register cites testimony from Kentucky State […]
  • Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son. Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their son on Wednesday. Jay Schwandt says they’ve decided to name him Finley Sheboygan Schwandt. The name doesn’t appear to have any ties with the Wisconsin city. Jay Schwandt […]
  • Tech companies help pull US stocks lower in early trade

    The major U.S. stock indexes fell in early trading Friday, adding to the market’s modest losses a day earlier. Technology stocks accounted for a big slice of the slide. Energy companies also fell along with the price of crude oil. Banks rose as bond yields headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 5 […]
  • Friend’s death at Trump resort odd irony in Ohio Senate race

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Gibbons and President Donald Trump are linked by an odd coincidence. In 1989, Gibbons’ then-business partner, Kevin Brown, died in a power boat accident at Atlantic City hosted by the Trump Castle Hotel & Casino, which the president owned at the time. Trump outbid Key […]
  • No turkeys, please: Owner seeks gander for pet goose

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Lucy is a lover of long walks and a shared dinner of weeds, and she’s looking for love. At least according to an ad the 2-year-old Embden goose’s owner placed in a Facebook page last week. Brandy Hall tells The Sun Herald of Biloxi that she has taken it upon […]
  • Officer caught on video punching suspect won’t face charges

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer seen on video punching a man in the head 12 times during an attempted arrest won’t face charges. Camden County prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not charge county officer Nicholas Romantino because the video showed Edward Minguela pulling his arms away from the officer on […]