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Spike Lee calls lack of suitors for Colin Kaepernick 'fishy'

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee says it’s “fishy” that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an NFL free agent. Kaepernick’s season-long protest of the “Star Spangled Banner” ahead of 49ers games became...

Bicycling ban downtown proposed

A proposed ban on riding bicycles on downtown sidewalks will get a first reading before Findlay City Council on Tuesday. City officials for years have been receiving complaints about bicyclists nearly colliding with pedestrians, said Paul Schmelzer, city safety-service director....

Review: Didion revisits the past to illuminate the present

“South and West: From a Notebook” (Knopf), by Joan Didion What is it they say about famous writers? They could publish their grocery list and it would be a best seller? “South and West” is not a grocery list, but a slim book consisting of excerpts...

Kuwait censors pull Disney's Beauty and the Beast for edits

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast has been pulled from cinemas in Kuwait after censors raised concerns over the film’s content. The film, which has grossed more than $180 million overseas, has what has been called Disney’s first...

'Manny' of 'Modern Family' mourns father in Instagram post

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — The actor who plays Manny on the popular sitcom “Modern Family” is mourning his father in real life. In a post on his Instagram account, Rico Rodriguez says the week since Roy Rodriguez died at age 52 “has been the toughest week of my...

Police Wary Of Akron Program Meant To Ease Jail Overcrowding

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An effort to ease jail overcrowding in one northeastern Ohio county is drawing concern from police chiefs, who are wary of not immediately jailing people charged with nonviolent, low-level felonies. The Akron Beacon Journal ( ) reports that officials in Akron...

Trump Budget Cuts Would Affect All 7 Ohio Amtrak Stations

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would cut Ohio’s Amtrak passenger train service and seriously disadvantage those who rely on it, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says. The Republican’s budget calls for the elimination of federal subsidies for...

Q&A: 'Mad Men' creator talks tribute book, his next moves

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Mad Men” is a key part of the TV’s modern golden age, and a detailed reminder of why has arrived. A new two-volume, 1,000-page book set contains photos and portraits, script pages, interviews and Dead Sea Scrolls-like...

Man Pleads Not Guilty To More Charges In Ohio Trooper Death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A driver suspected of fatally hitting a state trooper along a Cleveland interstate has pleaded not guilty to additional charges that could bring a tougher sentence if he’s convicted. Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Gaspar, of Columbia Station, remained free on...
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Holten's Covent Garden tenure has controversial ending

AP Photo/Frank Augstein LONDON (AP) — Kasper Holten concluded 5 1/2 years as director of opera at Covent Garden with a shocker: Instead of a happy ending to Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg,” Eva runs offstage in tears, horrified that her beloved...