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Cumulus Media to launch talent competition for new rock acts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale says what today’s new artists need to be successful hasn’t changed much since when his band started their career in London in the mid-90s, despite changing musical technologies. “It all comes down to the...

Governors back bipartisan Senate bid to control health costs

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Republican and Democratic governors became the latest voices Thursday to endorse a bipartisan Senate drive to control health insurance costs in defiance of President Donald Trump. Trump has threatened several times...

Ryan aiming for mid- to low-20 percent corporate tax rate

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Republican tax plan will aim to reduce the corporate tax rate to mid- to low-20 percent – a smaller cut than what President Donald Trump wants. Ryan is providing some specifics as the GOP...

Why your disaster kit needs a home inventory

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Imagine losing everything in a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, then having to list all of your possessions to file an insurance claim – every plate, holiday decoration and piece of clothing for starters. Without a home inventory, this would be the...

James Patterson donates $1.75 million to school libraries

NEW YORK (AP) — School libraries from Sarasota, Florida, to Bremerton, Washington, are among thousands being given $500 donations from author James Patterson. On Thursday, the best-selling novelist and Scholastic Book Clubs Inc. told The Associated Press that 3,500 teachers...

James Franco doubles up for '70s New York drama 'The Deuce'

NEW YORK (AP) — You don’t have to look far to find a New Yorker who beefs about what 42nd Street has become. That stretch between Eighth Avenue and Broadway just off Times Square: It’s now a frothy family friendly cauldron of theaters, eateries and other tourist...

Drugmaker Lilly to trim workforce by nearly 9 percent

AP Photo/Darron Cummings INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly will slash its global workforce by nearly 9 percent as the drugmaker closes some research sites and pushes to trim fixed costs. The Indianapolis company said Thursday it will cut about 3,500 positions, mostly through a...

Charges against “America's Got Talent” winner Murphy dropped

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — News reports say a West Virginia prosecutor has dropped domestic violence charges against “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Murphy was charged in July with domestic battery and domestic assault after his girlfriend...

Police shoot and kill tiger that wandered on busy interstate

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia police shot and killed a Bengal tiger on Wednesday after it escaped from a truck and wandered along a major interstate near Atlanta, frightening residents of a nearby subdivision. Feld Entertainment spokesman Stephen Payne said...

Kate Millett, feminist author of 'Sexual Politics,' dies

AP Photo/Ron Frehm PARIS (AP) — Kate Millett, the activist, artist and educator whose best-selling “Sexual Politics” was a landmark of cultural criticism and a manifesto for the modern feminist movement, has died. She was 82. Millett died of a heart attack while...