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Normalcy elusive in area where women were held captive

CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents on the Cleveland street where three women were secretly held captive in Ariel Castro’s house of horrors for about a decade say they’re tired of being eyed by spectators who still visit the site five years after the home was demolished. Cars and sometimes even ...

AmeriCorps team comes to West Virginia to lend helping hand

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — With graduation season fast approaching, a group of 10 young people are hard at work wrapping up a 10-month experience that they are likely not to forget. Along the New River, deep in the Gorge on a chilly, wet April day, the sounds of pounding sledgehammers can be ...

Aardvark gives to milk research

CINCINNATI (AP) — An aardvark in Cincinnati is sharing his mother’s milk — with scientists in Washington. Ali the aardvark is mother to Winsol, who in late December became the zoo’s first healthy aardvark newborn since 1994. Cincinnati Zoo staffers draw milk samples from the ...

Dedicated churchgoer seeks strength against temptation

DEAR ABBY: I am a happily married man. I’m also a part of my church’s worship team and at the church three times a week. Two ladies are active in the church almost as much as I am. Every time I’m there it’s a good bet I’ll see at least one of them. I’m ashamed to admit this, but I ...

Old Crow Medicine Show returns

CHARLESTON (AP) — Despite what the singer says from the stage, not every concert is special. It might be great for the band to be there, but it was probably great for them to be wherever they were the night before. Saying they’re excited to be coming to play anywhere is often just part of ...

Mueller team questions Trump friend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller have interviewed one of President Donald Trump’s closest friends and confidants, California real estate investor Tom Barrack, The Associated Press has learned. Barrack was interviewed as part of the federal ...

WALL-E and EVE on their way to Mars with InSight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks. Named after the characters in the 2008 animated movie, the small satellites WALL-E and EVE hitched a ride on the Atlas V rocket that ...

Police: Sedan that collided with Waymo vehicle ran red light

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A driver whose sedan collided with a self-driving vehicle owned by Waymo has been cited for running a red light, police in a Phoenix suburb said Saturday. Chandler Police Department spokesman Seth Tyler said that the Waymo-owned Chrysler minivan was in manual mode and ...

Family pleased with ‘Parts Unknown’

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Anticipation built up last Sunday evening as Linda and Bob McKinney watched their television and waited for a special show to come on. Thanks to a guest they had over for dinner last October, millions of people were about to visit their home and get a look at McDowell ...

Lyft, Aptiv plan self-driving car effort in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30 self-driving cars to the streets of Las Vegas this summer. Lyft and Aptiv will run the self-driving BMWs between the same predetermined sites that the companies used during ...

Rescue workers find two coal miners alive in Poland; five remain missing

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two missing coal miners were found hurt but conscious after a quake struck a mine Saturday in southern Poland, and scores of rescue workers were still trying to reach five other missing miners, a Polish mining company said. The rescue operation was launched at 11:25 ...

Alcoholics Anonymous ‘Big Book’ sells for $2.4M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the “Big Book,” sold at auction Saturday for $2.4 million to billionaire and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History announced the sale of the manuscript with ...

Sheriff says highway sniper ‘idolized’ school shooting suspect

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A sniper who killed himself after firing on cars and injuring people on a Georgia highway idolized the Parkland, Florida school shooting suspect, a sheriff said Saturday. A sheriff says 26-year-old landscaper Rex Whitmire Harbour of Snellville, fired at least 17 times ...

Doctor pleads guilty in fatal abortion case

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York doctor who says he’s done 40,000 abortions has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the 2016 death of a woman who was six months pregnant and bled to death. The case in Queens Criminal Court marks one of the rare legal instances of criminal ...

Mississippi college giving posthumous degree to black vet

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi will award a posthumous honorary degree to a black U.S. Army veteran who was rejected when he tried to integrate the school decades ago. Clyde Kennard applied several times between 1955 and 1959 to what was then called ...

Hawaii braces as volcano boils

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano continued to grow. Lava spurted from volcanic vents, toxic gas filled the air and strong ...

White House addresses China, Taiwan

CLEVELAND (AP) — The White House on Saturday condemned China’s efforts to control how U.S. airlines refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, saying the push to make them comply with Chinese standards is “Orwellian nonsense.” Press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump ...

GOP Senate candidates participate in W.Va. debate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three Republican Senate candidates took turns going after each other in a nationally televised debate, with Rep. Evan Jenkins accusing state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey of bringing “New Jersey values” to West Virginia, and Morrisey deriding Jenkins’ past ...

Pence praises tax cuts

PHOENIX (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday praised the benefits of the Trump administration’s tax cuts to a lively group of supporters. He told hundreds of supporters at an upscale hotel in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe that the cuts will save a typical family of four about $2,100 ...

Officials in Harvey-hit county pick bond election

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey voted on Tuesday to request that an August special election be set for a bond referendum in which residents could be asked to approve as much as $2.5 billion to finance critical flood-control projects. The proposed ...