‘Harry Potter’ star Rupert Grint aims for Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of Terrence McNally’s Broadway-bound revival of “It’s Only a Play” have added a little “Harry Potter” magic — Rupert Grint. Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Potter film franchise, will make his...
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3 inmates set to die; previous execution botched

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2014 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is John E. Winfield. Winfield, who faces execution one minute after midnight Wednesday, June 18, 2014, is one of three set to die this week as states move ahead with plans to carry out...
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In NC hamlet, residents worry over coal ash ponds

In this April 25, 2014 photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead trees toward Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C. Records obtained by The Associated Press show that Duke and...
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Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

Two tornados approach Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska. (AP Photo/Eric Anderson) Two tornados approach Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014. The...
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$1,000-a-pill Sovaldi jolts US health care system

This undated handout photo provided by Gilead Sciences shows the Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi. Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, cures the liver-wasting disease in 9 of 10 patients, but treatment can cost more than $90,000. Leading medical societies recommend the drug and...

New Mexico fire rages; dozens of homes threatened

This image provided by Inci Web shows a plume of smoke in the Chuska Mountains near Naschitti, N.M. on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Residents of a Navajo community near the New Mexico-Arizona border prepared for evacuations Monday as strong winds fanned the flames of a wildfire burning...
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CEO: iHeartRadio revenue ‘hundreds of millions’

This undated photo provided by Clear Channel shows company CEO Bob Pittman. Pittman says online streaming service iHeartRadio makes “hundreds of millions†of dollars in annual revenue, putting it in the ballpark of Internet radio leader Pandora, which posted $638...
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Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club sets farewell tour

In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, remaining members of Cubaís Buena Vista Social Club band, Omara Portuondo, 81, front left, Jesus Aguaje Ramos, 63, front right, Luis Manuel Guajiro Mirabal, 80, back left, Eliades Ochoa, 68, back center, and Barbarito Torres, 60 pose for...

Ohio Rep. Mallory Named In Ethics Probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio legislator has been identified as among the subjects of an investigation into possible ethics violations. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) that state Rep. Dale Mallory’s actions are being examined in a Joint Legislative Ethics...
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5 things to remember about Tony Gwynn, died at 54

  By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — There were two certainties about Tony Gwynn: He could hit a baseball like few other major leaguers, and he was going to laugh. Gwynn was a craftsman at the plate, whose sweet left-handed swing made him one of...