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Trump administration to lift federal hiring freeze

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hiring freeze implemented by President Donald Trump as one of his first acts in office will be lifted Wednesday. But budget director Mick Mulvaney says many jobs will remain unfilled as the White House embarks on...
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Mississippi police department denies taking rapper's jewelry

AP Photo/Bill Haber BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police department denies that officers took a rapper’s jewelry. Boosie Badazz – formerly known as Lil Boosie – says in a Tuesday video that Biloxi police seized a bag of jewelry on Sunday when they...

Gennett’s 3 Hits, 3-run HR Power Reds Over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scooter Gennett homered for the second straight night and finished with three hits, helping the Cincinnati Reds overcome the early departure of injured starter Rookie Davis to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Tuesday for their sixth win in seven games. Gennett...

J. Geils, 'Centerfold' musician, dies at age 71

GROTON, Mass. (AP) — Musician J. Geils, founder of The J. Geils Band known for such peppy early 80s pop hits as “Love Stinks,” ”Freeze Frame” and “Centerfold,” has died in his Massachusetts home at 71. Groton police said officers...

Bill O'Reilly taking a break amid sponsor backlash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill O’Reilly told viewers he’s going on vacation, saying everyone needs a little “R&R.” O’Reilly’s announcement on his Fox News Channel show Tuesday came amid sponsor defections over a report of harassment...

Reds Pitcher Davis Exits After Being Hit By Pitch

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cincinnati Reds right-hander Rookie Davis left in the fifth inning of a game Tuesday night with a bruised left forearm after being struck by a pitch from Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon. Davis, a rookie starting pitcher, worked four innings in his second...

AP Source: Cavaliers To Sign Dahntay Jones For Playoffs

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers will sign free agent swingman Dahntay Jones for the postseason. The person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team hasn’t announced any deal...

'American Gangster' prosecutor pleads guilty to tax charges

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by Russell Crowe in the film “American Gangster” has pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes. Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said Tuesday that 79-year-old Richie Roberts pleaded guilty in U.S....

Comeback: Brantley’s Double Lifts Indians Past White Sox 2-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley pumped his fist, danced around second base and waited for the traditional soaking. The water was as sweet as any champagne. Brantley, forced to the outside during Cleveland’s magical ride in 2016 because of injuries, doubled home Francisco...

Mexican Mom With 4 American Kids Faces Imminent Deportation

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children faced imminent deportation Tuesday after a federal appeals court refused to block her removal. The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals granted the Justice Department’s request to dismiss the appeal...