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David Costabile: not a household name, but a ‘Billions’ star

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, David Costabile has flourished as a most familiar unknown star, the sort of all-purpose actor you like and recognize but aren’t sure from where. With a laugh, he recalls being accosted by a fan in a Pennsylvania shopping mall who blurted...

Musical of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ heads in NYC

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be hoping they’ve won the golden ticket when they transfer the show from London to Broadway in the spring of 2017. The show will be directed by Tony...

3 Friars In Pennsylvania Abuse Case Removed From Duties

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three Franciscan friars charged with allowing a suspected sexual predator to hold jobs where he molested more than 100 children in Pennsylvania have been removed from their religious assignments in Florida and Minnesota. Friars Robert D’Aversa and...

Proposal to turn mobster’s house into landmark gets whacked

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A historical landmark advisory board in Philadelphia has received an offer it could refuse. It won’t support a proposal asking that the home of a former mob boss receive landmark status. The board Thursday rejected arguments that the home of the...

Trump faces obstacles in bid to shake up corporate America

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s railing about what’s wrong in corporate America goes further than the typical political populism: He vows to rewrite trade deals, tax imports and punish U.S. companies. And he’s naming names. He is blasting Ford for beefing...

Conservatives plot Trump demise as he eyes Arizona win

PHOENIX (AP) — Fearful of a Donald Trump nomination to lead the GOP, conservative leaders huddled privately in Washington on Thursday in search of a plan to stop the billionaire businessman. His Republican rivals braced for another Trump victory, this time in delegate-rich...

FBI: 10 Suspects In Drug Trafficking Ring Arrested In Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — FBI officials say they have arrested 10 suspects in a Mexican drug trafficking ring that has been distributing crystal methamphetamine throughout northeast Ohio. Special Agent in Charge Stephen Anthony of the FBI’s Cleveland division says federal, state and...

Syria’s Kurds declare de-facto federal region in north

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s Kurds on Thursday declared a de-facto federal region in Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria, drawing sharp condemnation from both the Damascus government and its opponents who decried the unilateral move as unconstitutional and setting a...

APNewsBreak: Musher recounts terrifying snowmobile attack

AP Photo/Mark Thiessen NOME, Alaska (AP) — Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle said an attack last weekend by a man on a snowmobile lasted for hours, and she felt like a hostage in the Alaska wilderness. Arnold Demoski of Nulato is accused of intentionally driving a snowmobile into...

Autonomous cars aren’t perfect, but how safe must they be?

AP Photo/Tony Avelar DETROIT (AP) — As autonomous car technology rapidly progresses, makers of the cars face the difficult question of how safe they must be before they’re ready to move people on highways and city streets. Right now, companies such as Google, Audi,...