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Bolotin’s final sale begins

Customers walked into a 107-year-old Hermitage business for what likely is the final time on Thursday.…

Hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown dismissed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a hit-and-run driving charge against singer Chris Brown. The judge said Brown had reached a civil compromise with the other driver and City News Service says the misdemeanor…

Viewers flock to ‘Duck Dynasty’ in record numbers

NEW YORK (AP) — A&E says nearly 12 million birds of a feather caught Wednesday’s season premiere of its hit unscripted series “Duck Dynasty.” The network said the episode took its place as the No. 1 non-fiction series…
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Five vehicles crash

Five vehicles, including a garbage truck, collided Thursday in Howland.…

Jackson’s ex-wife says med visits concerned her

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s ex-wife has testified that she did not see any signs that the entertainer was shopping for doctors during the nearly 20 years she was close to him. Debbie Rowe also told a…

UN chief ‘deeply troubled’ by Israeli settlements

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon said Thursday that he is “deeply troubled” by Israeli settlement building and that it could ultimately prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state. A day earlier, Israelis and Palestinians…

Obamas’ house to get some power from sun

WASHINGTON (AP) — A promise to help power the first family’s residence with the sun is finally seeing the light of day. Solar panels have begun to be installed on the White House’s roof, the first time solar…

Review: Pretty melodies, not much more from Mayer

John Mayer, “Paradise Valley” (Columbia Records) Even those of us who have yet to date and break up with John Mayer may find “Paradise Valley” unlikeable. Kids are apt to spend some time with the hummable tunes before…

Ohio: New execution process to be created by Oct.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is likely to come up with a new process for executing condemned inmates no later than Oct. 4 as the supply of its current drug expires, according to a court filing. The new…

NASA gives up fixing planet-hunting telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — NASA is calling off all attempts to fix its crippled Kepler space telescope. But it’s not quite ready to call it quits on the robotic planet hunter. Officials said Thursday they’re looking at…

2nd hostage shot in La. standoff dies in hospital

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A second hostage shot during a standoff at a rural Louisiana bank died Thursday at a hospital. LaDean McDaniel was one of three bank employees taken hostage Tuesday by 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed. Ahmed…

US judges urge Congress to give courts more money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top federal judges in 49 states are urging lawmakers to avoid another round of automatic spending cuts that would have a “devastating and long-lasting impact” on the federal courts. It’s an unusual letter from the…

Original Skinnygirl scoop on living life well

“Skinnygirl Solutions: Your Straight-Up Guide to Home, Health, Family, Career, Style, and Sex” (Touchstone), by Bethenny Frankel Many women ask if they can have it all. In her new book, “Skinnygirl Solutions: Your Straight-Up Guide to Home, Health,…

Cayman, US forging deal on pacts to uncover assets

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The Cayman Islands says it has concluded negotiations with the U.S. on pacts to report information on accounts of American citizens. The U.K. Caribbean territory is considered the world’s sixth largest financial center and…

Forest City Ratner gets $229M NY arena job

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A decade-long effort to renovate an aging and dilapidated suburban New York sports arena moved a step closer to fruition on Thursday when officials chose the company that recently opened Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to…

NASA gives up fixing planet-hunting telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is calling off all attempts to fix its crippled Kepler space telescope. But it’s not quite ready to call it quits on the robotic planet hunter. Officials said Thursday they’re looking at…

ND’s sole Sierra Club staffer green in a red state

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wayde Schafer and his children stood atop a towering butte two decades ago and watched in the distance as a nodding donkey pump sucked oil from underground in an otherwise untouched area of western…

Pakistani police shoot gunman after long standoff

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police are locked in an hours-long standoff with an armed motorist in Pakistan’s capital who officials say is demanding the implementation of Islamic law. The surreal scene has been broadcast live on TV. The gunman…