Dictionary.com's word of the year is 'xenophobia'

NEW YORK (AP) — You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.” While it’s difficult to get at exactly why people look up words in dictionaries, online or on paper,...

Run, Hide, Fight: Ohio State Attack Advice Is A New Mantra

As police responded to the attack at Ohio State University, school officials blasted an ominous message to students with a set of instructions: “Run Hide Fight.” It’s a mantra that has become standard at colleges in the event of a campus shooting. Students near...

Wrong-way Driver Killed In Collision With Other Vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a woman has died after driving the wrong way on a central Ohio street and hitting another vehicle head-on. Columbus police say 60-year-old Bonita Allen, of Columbus, was killed while driving the wrong way on U.S. 23 early Monday. Police say Allen...

Imagine a picture book inspired by a John Lennon song

AP Photo/Uncredited NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a new picture book based on a famous song. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt told The Associated Press on Monday that it was publishing “Imagine,” inspired by the John Lennon classic of the same name and authorized by his...

University Of Michigan Tops Ohio State In Annual Blood Drive

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan may have lost on the football field, but the school topped Ohio State University in an annual drive to get blood donations. The Ann Arbor school says in a statement that Michigan had 2,363 donations and Ohio State brought in...
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Chevy Bolt isn't stylish, but GM is pushing its practicality

AP Photo/Paul Sancya DETROIT (AP) — The executive in charge of marketing the new electric Chevrolet Bolt keeps coming back to one word. “Driving an electric vehicle is just now practical,” Darin Gesse says of the Bolt. He repeats “practical” with the...

Many Broadway shows to offer kids' tickets free on Feb. 28

NEW YORK (AP) — Great deals on Broadway are few and far between but in February – for one day only – kids get to go for free. The annual Kids’ Night on Broadway will be held Feb. 28, allowing children 18 and under to attend participating Broadway shows for...

As kids, they starred with the Rockettes. Now they're back

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Levinson had one wish when she turned 12. She was already starring onstage as Clara in the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” but she wanted more. “I blew out my candles and I said, ‘I hope I grow tall enough to be a...
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If Christmas gets you down, there's a sad song for you

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — ‘Tis the season for bright, cheery holiday music playing ad nauseam on the radio, in shopping malls and television commercials. But if you’re not feeling the Christmas spirit, there’s still a song for you....

Land Banks To Spend $21M To Raze Blighted Central Ohio Homes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Agencies that acquire real estate on behalf of the city of Columbus and surrounding Franklin County plan to spend nearly $21 million to demolish more than 1,100 blighted homes before 2020. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) Franklin County’s land bank,...