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Michigan sports doctor gets 60 years in prison

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A former elite sports doctor whose sexual assault cases have rocked Michigan State University and the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in federal prison for possessing thousands of images of child pornography. It’s the ...

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Simmons is ready to make you rich NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Simmons wants you to be rich and powerful, but it’s not going to be easy. You’re going to have to learn English, wake up early, turn off the TV and study. “I want to shake you up and tell, you a real harsh truth: The world ...

Time gets it right: We’ve changed

By CONNIE SCHULTZ It’s that sleeved elbow in the Time cover photo — the one attached to an unidentified woman sitting to the right — that magnifies the message. Five elegant women — actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, Visa lobbyist Adama Iwu ...

Brian Ross should be fired

By L. BRENT BOZELL III and TIM GRAHAM When you’re the source for “breaking news” but it turns out to be “faking news,” you’re in trouble. ABC News “chief investigative correspondent” Brian Ross reported on retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn’s plea deal with special counsel ...

The true path to prosperity

By ROBERT B. REICH It’s often thought that Democrats care about fairness and not economic growth, while Republicans care about growth even at the cost of some fairness. Rubbish. Growth and fairness aren’t opposites. In reality, Democrats have been the party of economic growth and ...

Weinstein cover up was racketeering, per 6 women

NEW YORK (AP) — Six women filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, claiming that the movie mogul’s actions to cover up assaults amounted to civil racketeering. The lawsuit was filed at a federal court in New York seeking to represent a class of “dozens, if not hundreds” ...

Film fest celebrates dogs, cats

NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of a film festival celebrating dogs has taken a surprising step: cats. But Tracie Hotchner, a pet wellness advocate via books, podcasts and radio shows, isn’t going full-on “Ghostbusters” — “dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria!” She’s ...

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Mayer hospitalized for appendectomy NEW YORK (AP) — John Mayer has been hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy. A representative for the Grammy-winning musician said Mayer was admitted to the hospital Tuesday morning. He had been due to perform at a concert in New Orleans with the ...

Logan Act not violated

In December 2016, Michael Flynn was three weeks from becoming the national-security adviser to the next president of the United States. This is a pertinent fact in evaluating the conduct underlying his plea deal with Robert Mueller. Flynn admitted to lying to FBI agents about his contacts ...

The general and the president

This is a tale of FBI power misused and presidential trust misplaced. Last week, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s confidant on matters pertaining to national security from June 2015 to February 2017 and his short-lived national security adviser in ...

Road map for tax reform

House and Senate Republicans are racing to hammer out a tax cut agreement that blends the House bill passed on Nov. 16 with the Senate version that squeaked through at 2 a.m. Saturday morning with one vote to spare. Failure to compromise is not an option. They must deliver a final bill to the ...

Franken weighing his future in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and vanishing support from fellow Democrats, appears to be on the brink of resigning from the Senate. Franken scheduled an announcement for Thursday, though his office tweeted Wednesday evening ...

‘Silence Breakers’ named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Silence Breakers” — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment — have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Numerous women have spoken out publicly since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in ...

Manning back as Giants starting quarterback

By TOM CANAVAN The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is back as the New York Giants’ starting quarterback. A week after being benched by former coach Ben McAdoo, Manning was put back into the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the ...

Boone excited about his opportunity

By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press NEW YORK — Aaron Boone was pulling into the driveway of his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, last Thursday, bringing 8-year-old daughter Bella home from school so his wife could drive her to a dance lesson, and he noticed a missed call from Brian ...

NBA Roundup: Lee, Porzingis lead Knicks past Grizzlies

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. is still out and Kristaps Porzingis couldn’t find a rhythm coming back, so the Knicks needed to find offense somewhere. Courtney Lee provided it. Lee scored 24 points, Porzingis had 18 after a slow start in his return to the lineup, and New York beat the ...

All eyes on the running backs in Saints-Falcons showdown

By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press ATLANTA — If you like running backs, you’ve come to the right game. When the first-place New Orleans Saints face the Atlanta Falcons tonight in an NFC South matchup with serious playoff ramifications, the spotlight will be on the guys in the ...

Men’s College Basketball Roundup: Washington defeats No. 2 Kansas, 74-65

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matisse Thybulle hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points, Jaylen Nowell added 15 and Washington led most of the way in upsetting second-ranked Kansas 74-65 on Wednesday night. Noah Dickerson added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (7-2), who knocked the ...

Women’s College Basketball Roundup: Notre Dame women beat Michigan St.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and No. 3 Notre Dame beat Michigan State 90-59 on Wednesday night in its first home game in 25 days. Junior transfer Jessica Shepard had 19 points, Jackie Young added 13 points and graduate transfer Lili Thompson had 12 for Notre ...

Craft group meeting slated

FONDA — The Frothingham Free Library located at 28 W. Main St. will be hosting its craft group on Monday at 2 p.m. Crafters can learn how to knit, crochet, or bring their current project to share with the group. For more information about the Frothingham Free Library please check out ...