Ultra-marathon runner reunited with stray dog from Gobi race

LONDON (AP) — An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing. Dion Leonard says the stray befriended him as he took part in the 250-kilometer (155-mile) Gobi March...

Cleveland Council Leader Rejects Merger Proposal With Suburb

CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of Cleveland’s City Council is rejecting a merger proposal coming from the city council in one of Ohio’s poorest cities. Cleveland council President Kevin Kelley says the proposal has too many conditions including one that would keep all...
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Brewer AB Inbev to cut thousands of jobs in takeover deal

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar BRUSSELS (AP) — The world’s largest brewer, AB Inbev, expects to cut about 3 percent of its total workforce – equivalent to thousands of jobs – once it completes its huge takeover of its closest rival, SABMiller. The company...

Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke

NEW YORK (AP) — Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday’s edition of “The Late Late Show.” As they drove through LA byways with the CBS host at the wheel, they doubled up for Spears’ hit...

Cincinnati Sees Estimated 78 Overdoses In 2 Days

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati are asking for the public’s help in finding the source of the suspected heroin behind an estimated 78 overdoses in just two days this week. Authorities believe the same batch is linked to three recent deaths. They say there were an...

Weather Service Confirms 4 Tornadoes In Western Ohio County

The National Weather Service says four tornadoes touched down in one western Ohio county during a storm that moved across Indiana and Ohio. Emergency officials in Van Wert County near the Indiana state line say they’re fortunate that the tornadoes rolled across mostly rural...

Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Cook can’t decide whether he’s really unlucky or incredibly fortunate. In the last four years, the 31-year-old Florida man has been struck by lightning, bitten by a venomous spider and – most recently – attacked by an...

The Latest: Amnesty cheers end of French burkini bans

AP Photo/Frank Augstein PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the ruling by France’s top administrative court on burkini bans (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Amnesty International is praising a French court decision against bans of burkini swimsuits, calling such decrees invasive...

Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival to organize house concerts

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Organizers of the sixth annual Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival have invited music lovers to open their homes for concerts. The aim is to bring classical music to people who cannot visit concert halls or would rather enjoy it in an...
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Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher’s rap targets students

Dwayne Reed poses for a portrait at Stenson Elementary School in Skokie, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Reed, who starts his first year as a student teacher this fall semester, wrote a rap welcoming his fourth graders to school. His three-minute video was posted on YouTube this...