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Moving a man and his store proved worthy of song

Sep. 21, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reginald Stroud hears the music and wishes he had never left. Leaving wasn't his choice, of course. Everyone knows that. He raised his kids here on Walnut Street, opened a martial arts studio and sold candy for two cents apiece at his convenience store. The rainbow-colored sign out front...

Artist Marina Abramovic opens exhibition in native Belgrade

Sep. 21, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Performance artist Marina Abramovic is displaying her work in her native Belgrade for the first time in 44 years, and she says that returning home has been highly emotional. Abramovic summoned journalists to Belgrade's Museum of Contemporary Art at the crack of dawn on Saturday for...

Vampire novelist Anne Rice's doll collection heads to Pa.

Sep. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — The unique doll collection of best-selling author Anne Rice has found a new home in Windber. Until 2004, Rice's collection of one-of-a-kind dolls filled a three-story former orphanage in New Orleans. She had about 1,000 rare and unique dolls, some made of porcelain and some over 5 feet...

Fun & Games: Lyles wants to win, celebrate just like Bolt

Sep. 21, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

The most promising signal that track and field remains in good hands even after Usain Bolt's retirement comes from a 22-year-old American named Noah Lyles , who appreciates the Jamaican superstar more for what he did after his races than during them. When Lyles spends time studying Bolt on video, he's not only...

Backup QB Matt Fink leads USC past No. 10 Utah, 30-23

Sep. 21, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Fink decided to stay at Southern California even after finishing third in the Trojans' four-man quarterback competition in training camp last month. A few weeks later, Fink found himself passing for 351 yards, leading a victory over No. 10 Utah at the roaring Coliseum, and sitting...

Children's book used to promote literacy

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — "Should she keep the 10 snotty handkerchiefs?" That's the question posed to readers of "Porter the Hoarder and the Ransacked Room," the first in a children's book series penned by "Napoleon Dynamite" movie producer Sean Covel, who recently added large-scale literacy promotion to his...

Collinsworth calling Browns, harkens back to early years

Sep. 21, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

Cris Collinsworth will get to experience a rarity this week. He gets to call a Browns game when NBC's "Sunday Night Football" travels to Cleveland for the first time since 2008. When he was starting out as an analyst, it seemed like Browns games were all that Collinsworth was doing. Before Collinsworth became a...

The Latest: 3 arrests, missing man found near Area 51 gates

Sep. 21, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 9 p.m. Authorities arrested two men in the rugged mountains inside the perimeter of the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada and one woman who made it clear...

New mall mural an homage to Greenville's past, present

Sep. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A snapshot of Greenville's heritage, from textile mills to historic downtown buildings to the iconic Liberty Bridge, is taking shape across a wall at Haywood Mall. Artist Adam Schrimmer has been working since late August to showcase some of the sights that give the city its...

The night the music died in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Sep. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Jim Croce was on the cusp of superstardom in 1973. His smash hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" had reached No. 1 and came on the heels of albums "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" and "Life and Times" that landed on the pop charts. Three other singles — "You Don't Mess Around with...