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Cleveland Cop Charged With Rape Was Also Arrested In 2009

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland police officer charged with pistol-whipping and raping his girlfriend in Parma last week was previously arrested for attempting to force an acquaintance to kiss him years ago in the suburban city. Parma police say Cleveland Patrolman Tommie...

Utility To Replace Aging Gas Pipelines In Cuyahoga Falls

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) — Dominion East Ohio has announced plans to replace more than 15,000 feet of the utility’s aging gas pipelines in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) Falls. The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( ) the work will be split up into two projects totaling more...

Soundtrack to golf: Music played on range at Abu Dhabi event

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Looking relaxed in his black shorts and ankle-length socks, Thongchai Jaidee took aim at the range and hit a shot into the cloudless sky to the backdrop of “The Zephyr Song” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Minutes later, the...

AP Photo/Aaron Favila MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The audacious between-the-legs shot by Nick Kyrgios. His missed match point. The nerveless break when Andreas Seppi was serving for a second-round upset win. Three days into the Australian Open, Seppi’s 1-6, 6-7 (1),...

AP Explains: The African leader who refuses to leave

AP Photo/Jerome Delay JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The tiny nation of Gambia has West Africa on the brink of a military intervention, and thousands, including cabinet ministers, are fleeing the country. Longtime President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down after losing elections...

Target lowers 4Q profit and sales outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is lowering its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook after the discounter says it had sluggish holiday sales and traffic in its stores that offset a surging online business. Target says revenue at stores opened at least a year for the November and...

Kelly Ripa, Wyclef Jean named to New Jersey Hall of Fame

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Kelly Ripa, singer Wyclef Jean and soccer pro Carli Lloyd are among the 15 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The group announced Tuesday also includes singer Connie Francis, actor Ray Liotta and musician Tommy James for the performing arts....

Soprano: Juliette is 'like a bird you can't catch'

NEW YORK (AP) — Keep your eyes on Diana Damrau, if you can, as she darts about the stage as the innocent and impetuous teenage heroine in the opening scene of Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette.” “She is like a bird you can’t catch, going here and...
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Final Ringling Bros. show at Nassau Coliseum sells out

AP Photo/Bill Sikes UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey say the iconic traveling circus’ final show at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island is sold out. An announcement was made last week that...

Off-duty Ohio Police Officer Shoots Would-be Burglar At Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say an off-duty Columbus police sergeant shot and wounded an intruder who tried to break into his central Ohio home and woke him with the sound of shattering glass. Authorities say the would-be burglar escaped out a window and drove away after...