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5 siblings reconnect; 2 crossed paths at Wal-Mart

This October 2013 photo provided by Buddine Bullinger shows, from left, siblings Deidre Handtmann, 50, John Blankendall, 53, Sandy Watkins, 54, Buddine Bullinger, 56, and John Maixner, 57, at Handtmann’s home in Bismarck, N.D., where they were reunited for the first time....

Update: Rollover crash injures New Riegel man

VANLUE — A New Riegel man suffered minor injuries when his pickup truck rolled over about 7 p.m. Friday north of Vanlue, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Brett Williams, 21, was taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital, the sheriff’s office said....

Va. Gay Marriage Case Heads To Appeals Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Virginia’s gay marriage ban overturned, the legal fight over same-sex unions in that state goes to a court that has shifted to the left since President Barack Obama’s election. It’s no accident that the state has become a key testing...

Simon Cowell welcomes baby son Eric

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell is a proud new father. A spokeswoman for Cowell says he and socialite Lauren Silverman welcomed their baby son early Friday evening, Valentine’s Day, in New York. The spokeswoman, AnnMarie Thomson, says the infant weighed 6 pounds, 7...
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Jezebel says little progress in model diversity

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a fresh diversity push among models and under the headline “New York Fashion Week: Diversity Talks But White Faces Walk,” the culture and style website Jezebel has already crunched the numbers on the number of...
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London Fashion Week kicks off

AP Photo/Jonathan Short LONDON (AP) — Goodbye snowy New York, hello gusty London! After a week battling frigid temperatures and sleet in the U.S., the fashion crowd found little solace in the British capital as London Fashion Week kicked off Friday in sweeping wind and...

Josh Tomlin, Indians Argue Salary Arbitration Case

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Josh Tomlin and Cleveland have argued their salary arbitration case, with the pitcher asking for $975,000 and the Indians arguing for $800,000. Tomlin, a 29-year-old right-hander, had elbow ligament-replacement surgery in August 2012 and returned to...

Dems’ Catch: Voters Like Their Issues, Not Party

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes their issues but not always the party. This fall’s elections seem likely to leave Democrats in the House...

US Rig Count Down 7 To 1,764

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by seven this week to 1,764. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,423 rigs were exploring for oil and 337 for gas. Four...

Reds’ Latos Has Surgery For Torn Knee Cartilage

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Starter Mat Latos had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee on Friday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a concern as they opened spring training. Latos suffered the injury a few days earlier while throwing in Arizona. He’ll have to stop throwing...