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WHY IT MATTERS: Social Security

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children rely on monthly Social Security benefits. That’s nearly one in five Americans. The trustees who oversee Social Security say the program has...

AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhite

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership. At a private reception Monday for the latest academy inductees, actors Chadwick Boseman and Rita Wilson were among the new members who said...

Ohio Elections Chief: About 806,000 Ask For Absentee Ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 806,000 Ohioans have asked for an absentee ballot ahead of the November presidential election. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) says more than 13,000 of the requests for an absentee ballot are from military and overseas...

Ex-Ohio State Coach Earle Bruce To Dot “I” In Script Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce will dot the “i” in the marching band’s Script Ohio performance before homecoming this week. The university is honoring Bruce during the Rutgers’ homecoming game Saturday for his service to...

University In Ohio To Study PTSD In Emergency Room Patients

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Researchers at the University of Toledo are getting a $3.4 million federal grant to study post-traumatic stress disorder in trauma patients. The research will focus on people treated at local emergency departments who’ve been hurt in car crashes,...
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Marilyn Monroe's dresses, notes, checkbook seen before sale

AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein BEIJING (AP) — Marilyn Monroe’s dress from “Some Like It Hot.” Handwritten notes and letters expressing the Hollywood icon’s inner thoughts and, at times, despair. These and dozens of other personal items the actress left...

LSU needs home run hire but competition could be tough

AP Photo/Darren Abate After firing the most successful football coach in the history of the program, LSU needs a home run hire. There should be no shortage of interest for what has become one of the best gigs in big-time college football, but upgrading from Les Miles is far from...

Column: Ryder Cup a referendum on Mickelson

AP Photo/David Goldman CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has been giving the Ryder Cup a lot of thought lately. Probably way too much thought, though that’s nothing new. Tough not to overthink things when you’re always the smartest guy on the first tee. In...

At NBA media day, concern for country over concern for team

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast NEW YORK (AP) — NBA players aren’t just worried about their teams as they start a new season. They’re concerned for their country. The usual basketball clich

AP Interview: LeBron says “a personal goal” to match Jordan

AP Photo/Ron Schwane INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Now that LeBron James has won a championship for the ages, he’s set a loftier goal: Catching Michael Jordan. Long flattered to be mentioned in the same company with Jordan and other NBA legends, James has been hesitant to...