Review: ‘Ninja Turtles’ sequel is a cartoon on steroids

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” is a Saturday morning cartoon on Michael Bay steroids. For the under 12 set, that’s fine. For the rest of us? It’s something to actively avoid. Not that a live-action “Teenage Mutant Ninja...
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‘Property Brothers’ star avoids charges in bar incident

AP Photo/Richard Drew FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say no charges will be filed against one of the twin brother stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” following an incident at a North Dakota bar. According to a police report, Jonathan Scott repeatedly...

Q&A: Ziggy Marley on political new album, acting, Snapchat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ziggy Marley is trying to push outside his comfort zone. The 47-year-old recording artist recently tried his hand at acting – though he admits he’s not a natural on-screen. And he was more involved than ever in the recording process of his...
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Prince’s death adds to opioid overdose epidemic’s grim toll

AP Photo/CHRIS O’MEARA Music superstar Prince’s death from an opioid overdose is a stunning example of a national epidemic of overdose deaths driven by prescription opioid painkillers. Prescription opioid overdoses reached nearly 19,000 in 2014, the highest number on...

Zoo To Re-open Gorilla Exhibit With Higher Barrier

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo said Thursday it will re-open its gorilla exhibit next week with a higher, reinforced barrier after a 3-year-old boy got into the enclosure, leading to the primate’s fatal shooting. Zoo spokeswoman Michelle Curley said the outer barrier...

Christian Rock Star Trey Pearson Comes Out As Gay

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Christian rock star Trey Pearson has come out as gay in a magazine interview. Pearson is the lead singer of Everyday Sunday. In a , Pearson writes that he has come to be able to admit to himself and his family that he’s gay even though he “never...

Tourists In Africa Get Close, But Not Too Close, To Gorillas

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In some parts of Africa, tourists and researchers routinely trek into the undergrowth to see gorillas in their natural habitat. There are no barriers and no enclosures, and the apes, many of whom are accustomed to people, sometimes move past first-time...

Advisers urge easier access to treatment for hearing loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hearing loss is a growing public health problem that can leave older adults socially isolated and even increase the risk of dementia. Now, a prestigious government advisory group is calling for changes to make getting treated less of pricey hassle. One...

Things to know about the NCAA baseball tournament regionals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA baseball tournament starts with regional play Friday through Monday. The 16 winners advance to super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 18. Here are some of the tournament’s top...

US cyclist withdraws from Rio consideration citing Zika

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Rio Olympics amid concerns that he may contract the Zika virus and pass it along to his pregnant wife. A spokesman for USA Cycling told The Associated Press on Thursday that van Garderen is so...