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Senators want alerts when gun buyers fail background checks

By Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators want state law enforcement to be alerted when someone who isnát allowed to buy a gun tries to purchase one. U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Chris Coons on Monday said they will introduce a bill that requires federal ...

Great Lakes advocates to ask Congress for water protections

By Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A coalition of Great Lakes advocates is urging Congress to provide funds for cleaning up the region's waters and strengthening its water infrastructure. Groups representing businesses, industry, environmentalists, cities, states and tribes will ...

Bagley’s big 2nd half leads No. 5 Duke past UNC, 74-64

DURHAM, N.C. — With No. 5 Duke trailing its fiercest rival and struggling to match the magnitude of the moment, coach Mike Krzyzewski had a simple message for his team. No pressure — and no set plays, either. “Take the pianos off your back, quit playing with all the pressure in the ...

A LIFE OF DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVICE

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — “You assume you can drive down the street and the lights are going to work and the roads are going to be clear. You assume you have police services when you need them, when you flush the toilet the water will go down, and when you ...

NASA launches advanced weather satellite for western US

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA launched another of the world's most advanced weather satellites on Thursday, this time to safeguard the western U.S. The GOES-S satellite thundered toward orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket, slicing through a hazy late ...

‘Trump slump’ gun sales continues despite debate

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio— Gun store owners called it the "Trump slump." Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016 allayed fears of a Democratic crackdown on gun owners. That trend has continued in ...

1 million without power as storm cleanup proceeds

By BOB SALSBERG and DAVID CRARY Associated Press BOSTON — From Virginia to Massachusetts, about 1 million homes and businesses remained without power Sunday, two days after a destructive nor'easter, leaving some residents unsure when they could return home and schools questioning if ...

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby retrial want 19 women to testify

By MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press PHILADELPHIA— Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's retrial want to call as many as 19 other women to the witness stand to show he had a five-decade pattern of drugging and harming women. Cosby is due in court for a pretrial hearing Monday, less than two ...

‘M.A.S.H.’ actor David Ogden Stiers dies at age 75

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Ogden Stiers, a prolific actor best known for playing a surgeon on the "M.A.S.H." television series, has died. He was 75. The actor's agent Mitchell Stubbs confirmed Saturday night in an email that Stiers died after battling bladder cancer. No additional details ...

Lack of long-distance trust

Dear Annie: About six months ago, my boyfriend, “Jordan,” relocated to another state for work. We’ve talked about my eventually moving there, too, so we could be together, but we’ve held off making firm plans. He says he needs more time to settle in to life there. He also says he wants ...

This day in history

By The Associated Press On March 5, 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the U.S. Senate, with Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presiding. Johnson, the first U.S. president to be impeached, was accused of "high crimes and misdemeanors" stemming from his attempt to ...

New license plate honors PA National Guard

Harrisburg — Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have a new way to proudly show their service, through the display of a military license plate. “Our citizen soldiers have served our commonwealth and the nation with distinction in both domestic and international arenas,” said ...

White House: No exemptions from steel, aluminum tariffs

By KEVIN FREKING and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Sunday that the president is not planning on exempting any ...

1906 film of San Francisco after quake found at flea market

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a century after San Francisco's deadly 1906 earthquake, a film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing the city two weeks after the devastation surfaced at a flea market and it will soon be shown to the public, according to a newspaper report. The ...

Nurse, ‘Stranger Things’ star help others with birth defect

MAPLETON, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman with a rare birth defect has teamed up with a teenage star from the Netflix show "Stranger Things" to start a group to bring awareness to the bone disorder they both have. Utah County nurse practitioner Kelly Wosnik and actor Gaten Matarazzo both were born ...

Kimmel launches Oscars as ‘a night of positivity’

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Kimmel got the 90th Academy Awards underway with an opening monologue that mixed Harvey Weinstein punchlines with earnest comments about reforming gender equality in Hollywood. At the Dolby Theatre ceremony Sunday, Kimmel dove straight ...

Mourners claim seats hours ahead of funeral for Billy Graham

By TOM FOREMAN Jr. and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham's five adult children and some of his favorite singers were preparing to offer memories, hymns and prayers at a funeral Friday that marks the culmination of more than a week of tributes to ...

Two dead after shooting at Central Michigan University

By ED WHITE and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich — Police warned the public not to a confront a 19-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting two people on Friday at a Central Michigan University residence hall, saying he is considered dangerous and likely still ...

French stars say ‘Time’s Up,’ seek equality at film awards

By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press PARIS — The French film world may be having its #MeToo moment. One after another, stars showed up at the industry's top awards show Friday wearing a white ribbon in a protest against sexual misconduct. Throughout the Cesar Awards ceremony, presenters ...

Puerto Rico’s capital hit by blackout for 2nd day in a row

By DANICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Power went out in Puerto Rico's capital Friday for the second day in a row as the U.S. territory struggles to restore electricity to more than 200,000 people who remain in the dark nearly six months after Hurricane Maria. The ...