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  • Cops: Chevy Chase kicked in roadside altercation in New York

    SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say actor and comedian Chevy Chase was kicked in the shoulder during an altercation with another driver. Police say the 74-year-old Chase was driving in South Nyack on Feb. 9 when he was cut off in traffic by a 22-year-old Long Island man. Authorities say the […]
  • Ex-deputy caught stealing on his own body cam gets probation

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida sheriff’s deputy who was caught by his own body camera stealing cash from a driver he arrested has been sentenced to four years of probation. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 35-year-old former Volusia County deputy John Braman entered no contest pleas to petty theft, official misconduct and […]
  • Comedian Stephen Fry reveals he has prostate cancer

    LONDON (AP) — British comedian and actor Stephen Fry has revealed that he is suffering from prostate cancer. The 60-year-old Fry said Friday on his Twitter page that he has been fighting the disease for the past two months. He says he had surgery in January to remove the prostate. “It all seemed to go […]
  • Finalists announced for Lukas Book Prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of immigrants, transient workers and a Wisconsin auto plant are among the nominees for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. The $10,000 award honors nonfiction books of both literary quality and social impact. The finalists announced Friday include Helen Thorpe’s “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American […]
  • This week in odd news: Skunk fire, sleepwalker, T-Rex walk

    BICYCLIST BLAMES WAZE FOR DIRECTING HIM INTO LINCOLN TUNNEL NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned. A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year-old Bruce Lee was stopped […]
  • Prosecutors: Victims in fatal shooting not intended targets

    ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a gunman who fatally shot a 10-year-old boy and wounded his mother at their New Jersey home was trying to hit someone else when he opened fire. But officials haven’t disclosed a motive for Wednesday night’s shooting in Asbury Park. A 16-year-old Neptune Township boy was arrested Thursday […]
  • The Latest: Cabinet member suggests Trump is negotiating

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s comments about MS-13 gang members and immigration(all times local): 8:15 a.m. Energy Secretary Rick Perry suggests President Donald Trump’s Thursday threat to remove immigration officers from California is merely a negotiating tactic. “The President is a first-rate negotiator,” he tells Fox & Friends, “and I will […]
  • Ex-DEA task force member pleads guilty to cash, drug theft

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics task force member in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to stealing cash and drugs. The Advocate of New Orleans reports Johnny J. Domingue, also a former Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy, entered his plea on federal charges Thursday. Four other former members of the DEA’s […]
  • Jessie Diggins picked to carry US flag at Olympic closing

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jessie Diggins has one more big Olympic moment awaiting her. Diggins — who thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans a dazzling gold medal in the cross-country team sprint — has been selected as the U.S. flagbearer for Sunday night’s closing ceremony at the Pyeongchang Games. She’s […]
  • Why millennials should care about Medicare right now

    Medicare provides basic health care to one out of six Americans, most of them 65 and older. Even people decades away from retirement, though, should be concerned about Congress meddling with the program. Lawmakers understand that cutting current retirees’ benefits is a political nonstarter. Older people vote, and they have one of the most powerful […]