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Connecticut theater’s future in doubt amid noise complaints

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Noise complaints have put the future of a major Connecticut music venue in jeopardy. Wallingford’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday night let stand a cease-and-desist order against the Oakdale Theatre, after complaints from neighbors that...
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Win or not, Tony-nominee Brian d’Arcy James feels victorious

AP Photo/Andy Kropa NEW YORK (AP) — Brian d’Arcy James throws some serious shade at William Shakespeare in the Tony-nominated musical “Something Rotten.” And it has paid off, nicely. Playing the great Bard’s fictional adversary in the comedy set in...
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David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO’s ‘Nightingale’

AP Photo/Richard Shotwell LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Nightingale” is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence. The demands of the...

Man Convicted In Shootings That Killed 1, Paralyzed Another

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man has been convicted of killing one man and paralyzing another in shootings that prosecutors say were sparked by jealousy over a woman. Northeast Ohio Media Group reports ( ) a jury found 25-year-old Luis Nitsche guilty Wednesday of aggravated...

Cow Escapes Slaughterhouse, Takes To Cincinnati Streets

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a cow got a short reprieve from a Cincinnati slaughterhouse before it was fatally shot. It happened at about 11 a.m. Wednesday when the cow escaped from Tri State Beef Company. The cow tromped through traffic before a slaughterhouse worker ended...

Bear runs through Wyoming city, falls asleep, gets captured

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — After leading wildlife officials on a daylong chase through a Wyoming city, an exhausted young black bear fell asleep under an aspen tree. State Game and Fish wardens tell the Casper Star-Tribune newspaper (http://bit.ly/1cl3iaT ) that they found the...

Boston still has snow piles _ and they’re filled with trash

BOSTON (AP) — Snow piles from the record-setting New England winter are lingering in the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like. A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston’s Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash —...

12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment

The indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes: SCHEME A – 1993, 1995 AND 1997 COPA AMERICAS Traffic Brazil purchased rights for the three tournaments in a deal worth $6.6 million. Nicolas Leoz of Paraguay, then president of...

After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post. An African-American immigrant to Israel wrote a Facebook post last week accusing an Interior Ministry...
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No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

AP Photo/Uncredited PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad – they were...