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Race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. is ABC's new 'Bachelor'

AP Photo/Tom Strattman NEW YORK (AP) — ABC has announced race car driver Arie Luyendyk (LY-en-dyk) Jr. as its next “Bachelor.” Luyendyk was revealed as the leading man for the reality competition on “Good Morning America” on Thursday. He says...

AP Exclusive: Most Florida flood zone property not insured

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows a steep drop in flood insurance across the state, including the areas most endangered by what could be a devastating storm surge. In just five...

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

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 at 82. Millett died of a heart attack while on a visit to Paris on...

Stephen King joins moviegoers for special screening of “It”

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Movie fans attending a special screening of the movie “It” in Bangor, Maine, got a bonus: Author and local resident Stephen King joined them. King’s radio station, WKIT-FM, sponsored the special showing Wednesday...

Prime real estate: Amazon looks for 2nd headquarters

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is on the hunt for a second home. The e-commerce giant said Thursday that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America. Amazon will stay put in its sprawling Seattle headquarters, and the new...

Rachael Ray's Hamptons home on market for $4.9 million

AP Photo/Matt Rourke SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Author and Emmy-winning celebrity cook Rachael Ray has listed her home in the Hamptons for sale for nearly $5 million. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2wKvQGX ) reports the 49-year-old Glens Falls, New York, native’s Southampton...

It Really Helps to have a Plan

Milepost 1231 One of the reasons that it took me so long to get going on actual construction of the layout this time around was because I worked very hard on a plan for it.  I know what you’re thinking… time spent “planning” is often simply time that...

The Latest: EU voices concern over UK's stance on Ireland

AP Photo/Frank Augstein LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says Britain’s stance on issues relating to Ireland is worrisome and that a solution to...

Rachael Ray's Hamptons home on market for $4.9 million

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Author and Emmy-winning chef Rachael Ray has listed her home in the Hamptons for sale for nearly $5 million. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2wKvQGX ) reports the 49-year-old Glens Falls, New York, native’s Southampton home is on the market for $4.9...

Hands Off?

You can call me any day or nightCall me  –  Blondie I’m no doctor, but I’ve noticed a new neurological disorder I call the cellphone cleft hand. Since the purchase of my own smartphone a few years ago, I have seen others who carry their cellphone...