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Big Ten Notebook: Spartans, Buckeyes tops on preseason team

CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State and Ohio State each placed two players on the preseason all-Big Ten team announced Thursday. Junior running back J.K. Dobbins and defensive end Chase Young were the Buckeyes and linebacker Joe Bachie and defensive end Kenny Willekes, two seniors, were named for the Spartans. Penn State junior defensive end Yetur…
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Mike DiMuro retires, Chad Whitson becomes fulltime MLB ump

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike DiMuro, among two father-son duos to work home plate in a major league no-hitter, is retiring after two decades as an umpire. He is being replaced on the big league staff by Chad Whitson, the commissioner’s office said Thursday. The 51-year-old DiMuro made his major league debut at second base…
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Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally located

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Maine. The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, was originally blamed on a boiler explosion.…
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Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers’ role

JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county. The newly released federal data is shocking even to people who live here in Jackson County, where nearly everyone seems to have known someone who died…
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The usual crowd support saw an unusual score for Woods

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The excitement that always surrounds Tiger Woods even brought out the hired help near the fourth hole at Royal Portrush. They couldn’t help his sore back, or his soaring score at the British Open. The Masters champion, a three-time winner on the links courses of the only major in Europe,…

It’s an orangutan! Endangered species born at Audubon Zoo

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s an orangutan! The Audubon Zoo has announced the birth of a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan to longtime inhabitant Feliz and Jambi , a male brought from Germany last fall. The species has been drastically reduced by hunting and by destruction of the forests where they live. Fewer than 14,000 of…

Chewy rides on post-IPO high

NEW YORK (AP) — Chewy, the online seller of pet food and squeaky toys, is continuing its post-IPO sales streak. The company, which debuted on the New York Stock Exchange in June, forecast Thursday a rosy sales outlook after posting fiscal first-quarter results in line with Wall Street expectations. Chewy reported a 45.2% increase in…
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Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Court records released Thursday show that President Donald Trump took part in a flurry of phone calls in the weeks before the 2016 election as his close aides and allies scrambled to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair. The documents detailing calls and text messages…
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Gantom Lights Six Flags Interactive Dark Ride JUSTICE LEAGUE™: Battle for...

Meeting unique lighting challenges for Six Flags Magic Mountain’s interactive dark ride JUSTICE LEAGUE™: Battle for Metropolis, Tony Hansen, head lighting designer and project/product specialist at Techni-Lux relied primarily on the ultra-compact LED fixtures manufactured by Gantom Lighting & Controls. Hansen’s lighting design challenge was to make the scene authentic and evocative, and lit in…
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Memories of watching Apollo 11: ‘You could hear a pin drop’

NEW YORK (AP) — When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in 1969, the world was watching. Live TV coverage made hundreds of millions witnesses to history. They huddled in front of televisions at home and gathered in auditoriums and schoolrooms as the Apollo 11 astronauts ventured onto another…