Cops: Racial Slur Sprayed On LeBron James’ Los Angeles Home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of LeBron James’ home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals. It happened Wednesday morning in the Brentwood neighborhood. Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for...

Kellogg Shutters Distribution Centers, Lays Off Workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg Co. is shuttering distribution centers across the nation and cutting more than 1,000 workers, as it follows through with a cost-cutting plan amid falling sales. The company notified agencies in several states of the closures this week. Earlier this year,...

Ohio School District Fights High Chronic Absenteeism Rates

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district is fighting chronic absenteeism rates that see nearly one in four students missing multiple days of school a year. About 24 percent of students in Lorain city schools in northern Ohio are chronically absent, meaning students miss about...

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Twitter’s famous shark swims again near Atlantic City coast

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scientists continue to track Twitter’s favorite great white shark as it swims near the coast of New Jersey. The shark is known as Mary Lee and showed up in waters near Atlantic City on Wednesday morning. She was detected off the coast of...

Rampage spurs calls to ban cars from NY's Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — The vehicle rampage that killed a teenage tourist in New York’s Times Square is spurring calls to further restrict cars from the so-called Crossroads of the World. Broadway became a pedestrian-only zone at Times Square eight years ago. Now some city...

2 ministers in French president's Cabinet under scrutiny

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday justified his choice to back two ministers in his government whose past actions have clouded the new leader’s effort to clean up politics. Macron said that only the justice system, and not media reports, can...
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Move hatmaking into a US factory? Easier said than done

AP Photo/Matt Rourke ADAMSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — If home is where you hang your hat, Kangol is struggling to afford its pricey new U.S. digs. When the famous hat brand worn by celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt and Gwen Stefani moved into a Pennsylvania factory last...

Douglas Brunt serves up tale of pro tennis in 'Trophy Son'

“Trophy Son” (St. Martin’s Press), by Douglas Brunt Best-selling author Douglas Brunt writes about the world of professional tennis and the use of performance-enhancing drugs in his latest novel, “Trophy Son.” The narrative follows Anton Stratis...

Gregg Allman's funeral planned in Macon, where band won fame

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A funeral for rock star Gregg Allman will be held Saturday in Macon, Georgia, where The Allman Brothers Band first won fame. Local news media report that a private memorial is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Snow’s Memorial Chapel. Allman will be buried near...