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AP Interview: Gaza rebuilding moving at ‘snail’s pace’

AP Photo/Hatem Moussa GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. official says Gaza reconstruction is moving at a “snail’s pace” and that at this rate it would take 30 years to rebuild the damage from last year’s Israel-Hamas war. Roberto Valent, the new...
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Stronger economy, cheap gas expected to spur holiday travel

AP Photo/Gregory Bull NEW YORK (AP) — A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day. An estimated 41.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday...
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Billie Joe Armstrong, Norah Jones perform rare show

AP Photo/Lou Ferrara NEW YORK (AP) — Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and singer Norah Jones appeared in a rare concert together Wednesday night, playing songs they recorded for an album two years ago. The concert wasn’t widely announced and the two performed...
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Virginia wins 1st CWS title in 4-2 win over Vanderbilt

AP Photo/Mike Theiler OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After battling a spate of injuries and struggling to even reach its conference tournament, Virginia finished a magnificent postseason run to win its first baseball national championship. Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs...
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Watchdog: Journalists face ‘unprecedented’ threats in Egypt

AP Photo/Heba Elkholy CAIRO (AP) — Journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s Egypt, a watchdog group said Thursday, with the highest number behind bars since it began keeping records in 1990. In a report detailing the incarceration of...

Sherman Alexie explores new realm with picture book

NEW YORK (AP) — National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie – already a poet, novelist and short story writer – moves into a new realm with his first picture book set to be released in May 2016. Illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Yuyi Morales, “Thunder...

Twisted Strands rocks Fostoria

MORGAN MANNS / the Review Times Twisted Strands rocks Fostoria Picnic tables were filled during Wednesday’s Lunch on the Lawn as community members came out to enjoy the warm day and the vocal entertainment of Twisted Strands band member Dave Mitten. The next Lunch on the...

Swimming safely in Safety Town

BY TOM PERNECKER STAFF WRITER Sunday’s solstice marked the start of summer; and with summer months, summer temperatures are sure to follow. And even though many Safety Town students may take to a pool during the upcoming months in search of refuge and refreshment, pools can...

Seneca Millwork claims 8-5 win over Biggby Coffee

Mason Johnson homered and doubled and Orion Gonzalez tripled, doubled and drove in a run Wednesday to lead Seneca Millwork Past Biggby Coffee 8-5 in a Seneca County League C Division game. Winning pitcher Julius Robinson tripled and Matthew Balderama singled for Seneca Millwork....

3 receive Thibodeau scholarships

Recent graduates Allison Strausbaugh and Jacob Stewart of Lakota and Jordan Orians of New Riegel are the inaugural recipients of the Herb Thibodeau Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of longtime Seneca Lanes proprietor Herb Thibodeau, who died in...