VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — Eight siblings who grew up in southwestern Indiana have amassed nearly 450 years of combined marriage.
Bruce Clinkenbeard of Freelandville, Indiana, and his wife Sally have been married for 53 years, but that’s just the tip of the Clinkenbeard family’s matrimonial iceberg.
Bruce and his seven siblings have together racked up a combined 448 years of marriage, and counting. Seven of the eight siblings either have been or were married for more than a half-century. That includes a sister who died in 2013 after 63 years of matrimony.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez’s home is back on the market after an agreement to sell it for $1.3 million fell through.
The Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/2tFPYMp ) reports that a lawyer for the late New England Patriots player told a probate judge on Monday that Hernandez’s estate has also been bolstered by the discovery of a 401(k) plan valued at about $167,000 and another account totaling $50,000. No beneficiary for either was named.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar recorded a very strong second quarter with demand beginning to the rise after the company cut costs vigorously.
The heavy equipment maker boosted its full-year forecast as ordering activity picked up, sending shares 4 percent higher before Tuesday’s opening bell.
Caterpillar Inc. earned $802 million, or $1.35 per share. A year ago the Peoria, Illinois, company earned $550 million, or 93 cents per share.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia area’s transit agency is dealing with a spider problem at one station in the city.
KYW-TV (http://cbsloc.al/2utfAKR ) reports the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority has hired an exterminator to battle the bugs that keep dropping down onto waiting passengers at its station in Northern Liberties.
A SEPTA spokesman says that agency has also been cleaning light fixtures where a lot of the spiders have been hiding.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney has parted ways with a YouTube star days after a local television news report that revealed some of his Los Angeles neighbors were fed up with his stunts.
Jake Paul posted a note on Twitter over the weekend announcing his departure from the Disney Channel series “Bizaardvark.” He says he feels he has “outgrown the channel” and would like to focus more on his personal brand. Disney confirmed the move, calling it a mutual decision.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When a 19-year-old auto parts employee heard screams coming from a nearby canal, he stripped to his boxers, jumped into the water and pulled a 56-year-old man to safety.
Nic Berry tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that he gave the man a bag of chips, a bottle of water and a ride home last Wednesday in New Smyrna Beach. The man told Barry he fell into the water while walking home from a hospital where his wife had been admitted.
DILLON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff’s office says an officer shot and killed a man earlier this month because the officer feared for his life.
Dillon County Capt. Cliff Arnette said in a news release Monday night that deputies were looking for 40-year-old James Gerald Davis on a domestic violence charge July 13 and were unable to find him at his home in Lake View.
Arnette said after deputies left, they were told Davis was threatening to harm himself. Deputies returned and Arnette said an officer who feared for his life shot Davis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):
President Donald Trump says “we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate!” on health care.
Trump has been pressuring Senate Republicans to vote on a health care bill “after 7 years of talking.” A procedural vote is planned for Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two people are under arrest after police rescued them from atop Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Bridge.
Police say the men climbed one of the bridge’s 382-foot (116 meters) towers to spray paint it with graffiti when they got stuck around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officers using safety harnesses rescued them.
The bridge was closed to traffic for about 90 minutes.
No names have been released.
The bridge crosses the Delaware River and connects Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida was bitten several times by an alligator at a retention pond.
News outlets report Frederic Iman was attacked Monday morning.
Charlotte County Fire and EMS said in a news release that emergency crews responded about 10:20 a.m. after a man suffered serious injuries from the bites. Iman was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital and is listed in fair condition.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating. Further details have not been released.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted four women.
A 19-year-old Bronx man was arrested Monday in Brooklyn. The man faces multiple charges including sexual abuse, sexually motivated burglary and harassment.
Police say the suspect attacked four women in Brooklyn between the night of July 12 and the following morning. Investigators say the suspect followed the women into their apartments before trying to sexually assault them in each attack. Police say the women were all able to fight off the suspect.
DACULA, Ga. (AP) — A small airplane designed to look like a Nazi Germany-era warplane landed safely on a Georgia highway.
News outlets report that Gwinnett County police said the aircraft landed safely in the median on Ga. 316 Monday afternoon in Dacula, with no reported injuries. The plane was piloted by Fred Meyer, who doesn’t own the aircraft but built its engine and helps with maintenance.
Meyer said the engine suddenly quit, 3 miles (5 kilometers) east of the Gwinnett County Airport.
WINCHESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mother has a new outlook on life after receiving a kidney donation from a complete stranger.
WBZ-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/2vV5eRX ) Nicole Baltzer never thought about being a living donor. Then she read a Facebook post about a single mother with lupus who needed a new kidney.
Baltzer says she remembers reading about Kara Yimoyines and thinking “this is so unfair.” She decided to see if she was a match for the fellow Winchester mother.
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday denied its fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision.
Spokesman Ren Guoqiang said in a statement on the defense ministry’s microblog that the performance of the pilots of the two J-10 fighters was “legal, necessary and professional.”
ROCKBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials plan to use ground-penetrating radar to test the long-term stability of Natural Bridge, the landmark limestone arch that supports part of U.S. Route 11.
A spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Transportation, Sandy Myers, tells The Roanoke Times the tests could start this week. Workers will look for underground voids and weaknesses in the roadbed.
There’s no evidence so far that the formation is unsafe for the 2,000-some cars and trucks that pass over it on an average day. But Myers says that after questions were raised, transportation officials decided to look for ways to ensure “everything is stable.”