Dollywood to build resort, add shows and rides

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — To see the future of Dollywood, you need to borrow the vision of its chief imaginer, Dolly Parton. In the near future, Parton sees a resort hotel lobby with a three-story window that frames…

Jazz legend Marian McPartland dies at age 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz,” has died in New York. She was 95. An NPR spokeswoman says she died of natural causes Tuesday night…

Iraq vets join ranks of Va’s rising craft beer biz

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Two Iraq War veterans eager to slake a growing American thirst for craft beer are setting up a brewery less than a mile from the main runway for the Navy’s East Coast master…

Futures fall ahead of release of Fed minutes

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are falling ahead of the release of the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve. There is also more bad news from retailers Wednesday and shares are heading down in premarket trading.…

Expelled basketball player sues Xavier University

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Xavier University basketball player is suing the school, alleging it damaged his reputation by expelling him for what he says was a false sex……

Thai police seize 14 elephants with fake IDs

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand have seized 14 elephants in raids after busting a gang that allegedly provided the animals with false identification papers. Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression chief Police Maj. Gen. Norasak Hemnithi says…

Former South Texas judge sentenced to prison

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A disgraced former South Texas judge who pleaded guilty to racketeering for turning his courtroom into a money-making operation is to be sentenced. Ex-state District Judge Abel Limas (LEE’-muhs) entered a guilty plea in…

Israel says Arab citizen joined Syrian rebels

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s internal intelligence agency says it has detained a member of the country’s Arab minority for allegedly joining an al-Qaida linked group in Syria. The Shin Bet announced Wednesday that a 26-year-old resident of the…

Cameroon shuts border with C. African Republic

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroonian official says an altercation between border police and fighters loyal to Central African Republic’s new president has prompted Cameroon to shut the countries’ shared border. Ivaha Dieudonne, governor of Cameroon’s East Region,…

US-based Canadian mountain jumper dies in Italy

ROME (AP) — A Canadian extreme sportsman has crashed between two rock towers and died during a parachute jump in Italy’s Dolomite mountains. Rescuers said Mario Richard died Monday after launching himself from a thousand-meter (3,000-foot) peak near…

UN says flow of Syrian refugees to Jordan eases

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says the daily number of Syrian refugees entering Jordan has fallen dramatically compared to earlier in the year, when the figure stood in the thousands. UNHCR senior regional spokesman Peter…

Police: Body on Ohio road was repeatedly run over

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say it appears several vehicles drove over the body of a woman found dead on a major highway in Ohio’s capital city. Travelers report……
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Ohio colleges see signs of growing enrollment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials at some Ohio colleges are pleased to see enrollment holding steady or increasing slightly a year after dipping more than expected over……

Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

More than three years after his arrest in Iraq, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is set to learn the price he’ll pay for leaking an unprecedented volume of classified information to a once-obscure, anti-secrecy website.

Western Pa. man, 71, dies driving tractor in brush

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy was set on the body of a 71-year-old man who died when he fell off a tractor that was pulling a brush mower in western Pennsylvania. The We……