A look at the work of George Michael before his death at 53

AP Photo/Matt Sayles A look at songs and albums from George Michael’s career. Michael’s publicist said Sunday that the singer-songwriter has died. He was 53. Albums: – “Fantastic” (with WHAM!), 1983 – “Make It Big” (with WHAM!),...

Blizzards, ice storms wreak havoc across northern plains

CHICAGO (AP) — Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Great Plains Monday, with blowing and drifting snow creating near-zero visibility on some roads. The combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds that forced the...

As Gov. Haley joins Trump, a Trump supporter succeeds Haley

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — If South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is confirmed as President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for United Nations ambassador, her successor will be an entrenched veteran of the state’s GOP who as attorney general...

Pollution from dead Ivy League lab mice worries neighborhood

AP Photo/Michael Casey HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Neighbors of Dartmouth College property where for years the Ivy League school disposed of mice and other small animals used in science experiments say they fear pollution from the site has contaminated their groundwater and they...

UConn fires football coach Diaco after 3-9 third season

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn says it has fired football coach Bob Diaco after his third season. University officials announced their decision on Monday, saying Diaco would be relieved of his duties effective Jan. 2. Athletic director David Benedict says in a statement that...

AP EXPLAINS: What is Boxing Day and how did it get its name?

LONDON (AP) — In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here’s a brief look at some theories about how the holiday got its name and how people celebrate it: NO NEED FOR BOXING...

Officials: 9 People Injured In Wayne County Collision

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Officials say nine people were hospitalized following a collision between two vehicles in northeast Ohio on Christmas Day. Two cars crashed at the intersection of state Route 302 and Bates Road in Wooster around 4:05 p.m. Sunday according to the Department of...

Liz Weston: 6 money resolutions you can actually keep

Let’s face the grim truth: Those 10 pounds you want to lose will likely be among your New Year’s resolutions next year, too. If you really want a sense of accomplishment, take care of money tasks that don’t require ongoing discipline and that you typically...
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Ice rinks across the country fight enemy No. 1: Energy bills

AP Photo/Wilson Ring WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — A small community skating rink that was once in danger of folding is working on a long-term plan to eliminate its biggest single expense – its energy bill – by becoming what its leaders believe would be the...

Turnpike Commission Invests In Connected Vehicle Technology

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has pledged to invest $714,000 of its 2017 capital budget for connected vehicle technology along the Ohio Turnpike. Cleveland.com reports ( ) the appropriation marks a new era of transportation technology funding in...