Australia senator’s 3 election wins officially didn’t happen

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The deputy leader of an Australian political party announced Friday that he was ending his nine-year career in Parliament because he had discovered he had technically never been a senator. Scott Ludlam, the 47-year-old deputy leader of the minor...

Gilt and guns: Macron wants to be Europe’s go-to for Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron winks at President Donald Trump during a joint news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) PARIS (AP) — With a gilded tour of one of France’s most storied monuments and a military...

Gilt and guns: Macron wants to be Europe’s go-to for Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron winks at President Donald Trump during a joint news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) PARIS (AP) — With a gilded tour of one of France’s most storied monuments and a military...

Shelter opens for flood victims

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter for flood victims at 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave. in Findlay. The shelter is open for anyone needing a safe place to stay because of flooding in or near their home, the Red Cross said.

At 37, Venus Williams looking for a 6th Wimbledon title

Venus Williams of the United States returns to Britain’s Johanna Konta during their Women’s Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) LONDON (AP) — Even at 37 and...

Coastal Division takes stage on Day 2 of ACC media days

ACC Commissioner John Swofford speaks to the media during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division will...

LEADING OFF: Trout returns, Cubs try to start turnaround

FILE – In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout waits on deck for his at-bat against the Texas Rangers during a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The two-time AL MVP is set to return to the Angels’ lineup Friday after missing 39 games...
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Friday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 50 39 .562 — New York 45 41 .523 3½ Tampa Bay 47 43 .522 3½ Baltimore 42 46 .477 7½ Toronto 41 47 .466 8½ Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 47 40 .540 — Minnesota 45 43 .511 2½ Kansas City 44 43...
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Track and field: SMCC grad found dead in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins University officials say a rising sophomore who was a member of the women’s track and field team has been found dead near the Maryland campus. University officials identified the student found Thursday morning as Abigail Bastien of...

Fired voice of Kermit the Frog says he's 'devastated'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It isn’t easy being green. But no longer being green is apparently even harder. Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer who was fired after 27 years as Kermit the Frog said Thursday he is “devastated to have failed” Muppets founder and his mentor...