Merriam-Webster declares ‘they’ its 2019 word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — A common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word, “they,” has an accolade all its own.The language mavens ...

December 11th, 2019 |  


Out of the blue

CINCINNATI (AP) — Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are working on developing hearing protection for canines on the battlefield.The he...

December 10th, 2019 |  


Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,̶...

December 9th, 2019 |  



Abandoned baby giraffe befriended by dog in Africa dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A baby giraffe that was befriended by a dog after it was abandoned in the wild has died, a South African animal orphanage sa...

December 6th, 2019 |  


Man gets early prison release for ‘Scared Straight’ sentence

AKRON (AP) — A county judge in Ohio granted early release Tuesday to a man she sentenced to nearly six years in prison last year for running a s...

December 5th, 2019 |  


Zoo names its new baby giraffe

CINCINNATI (AP) — A giraffe born recently at the Cincinnati Zoo now has a name.The male calf born Nov. 23 has been named Theo. Zoo officials sai...

December 4th, 2019 |  


Out of the blue

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University fans will have a chance to take home an unusual souvenir as the football team heads to the SE...

December 3rd, 2019 |  


Crowds line up for first day of legal marijuana sales

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Crowds lined up for the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Michigan.A handful of shops, mostly in Ann Ar...

December 2nd, 2019 |  


10 animals killed in barn fire at Ohio wildlife park

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — At least 10 animals were killed in a barn fire that erupted at an Ohio wildlife park, officials said.The blaze began a...

November 29th, 2019 |  


Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump couldn’t resist riffing on the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday as he continued the tradition of...

November 28th, 2019 |