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Bloomville community garage sales to take place this weekend

BLOOMVILLE — Bloomville village council announced during Wednesday’s meeting that community garage sales run from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Maps of those participating may be picked up at the village office today. Charlene Watkins, executive director of Seneca Regional Planning ...

After his death, friends work to keep Avicii’s legacy alive

NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii was so invested and excited about his new album that even on his flight to Oman, where he later died, he was communicating with his producers about different sounds and melodies he wanted to include, and guest artists they should reach out to about collaborating. The ...

Madame Tussauds celebrates a bit of Broadway on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — On the ninth floor of the Madame Tussauds building in New York, they’ve built a little piece of Broadway. A new permanent immersive attraction opened Tuesday that offers visitors an Instagram-ready chance to put on costumes for some cosplay and sing some of Broadway’s ...

Entertainment Briefs

Ukulele, bluegrass, swing and more at summer Verandah Concerts FREMONT — The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ popular Verandah Concert series includes a variety of musicians playing diverse genres. Each event begins with an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. Donations are accepted ...

When war was the answer: remembering D-Day

This George F. Will column originally ran Sept. 2, 2007. OMAHA BEACH, Normandy — On a bluff above the sand and a half-mile from the ocean’s edge at low tide, which was the condition when the first Allied soldiers left their landing craft, a round circle of concrete 5 feet in diameter ...

D-Day’s ‘forgotten’ woman, Virginia Hall

Observances of the 75th anniversary of D-Day are properly focusing on the troops and the architect of Operation Overlord, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who freed Europe from Hitler and his Nazi hordes. One person — a woman — has not received the credit she deserves for her efforts with the ...

Judge allows racist FB page as evidence in fatal stabbing

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Racist memes on a cellphone and a racist Facebook page can be used as evidence in the trial of a white man charged with murder and a hate crime in a black student’s fatal stabbing on the University of Maryland’s campus, a judge ruled Wednesday. Sean ...

Alabama bill: Chemical castration for some sex offenders

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some sex offenders in Alabama could be chemically castrated before being released on parole, under a bill approved by state lawmakers. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill last week and sent it to Gov. Kay Ivey. Chemical castration involves taking medication ...

Looking for a way to break the cycle of addiction

Dear Annie: I’m a mother to five beautiful children. I do not have custody of any of them. I’m an addict, and I refuse to raise my kids the way my parents raised me. I want them to have and see a better life than I did. Growing up wasn’t great for me. We were homeless. Sleeping in ...

Dietary fiber is a safe long-term treatment for constipation

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 68-year-old woman who takes no medications. I have had two cases of diverticulitis, neither of which required hospitalization. I tend toward constipation. For years I have taken psyllium capsules — five in the morning and five in the afternoon. This has helped me a lot. ...

Carrie Underwood continues winning streak at CMT Awards

By The Associated Press Carrie Underwood extended her run as the most decorated act in the history of the CMT Music Awards with her 19th win Wednesday. Underwood won the night’s first televised award — female video of the year — for her song “Love Wins” at the Bridgestone Arena in ...

Charges against alleged white supremacists tossed by judge

LOS ANGELES — Federal charges against three alleged members of a violent white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were dismissed by a judge who found their actions amounted to constitutionally protected free speech. Prosecutors said members of the ...

The other royal family? Trump adult kids take London

LONDON (AP) — It wasn’t just President Donald Trump and wife Melania soaking up the royal treatment during their state visit to the United Kingdom. The president’s four adult children inserted themselves into the pomp at every turn — and helpfully documented the moments on social ...

Divorce tough on adult kids

Dear Annie: I lived in a bad marriage for more than 25 years. There was mental, emotional and some physical abuse. I stayed for the sake of my children and planned to leave when they were out of the house. Now, my children are in their early 20s. I could not take it anymore, so I left their ...

Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

CHICAGO (AP) — New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention. A separate study bolsters evidence that programs focusing on improving muscle strength ...

Dietitian is best resource

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a female in my 60s and have always had trouble sustaining my weight. I have frequent thorough checkups because I had cancer in the past, but no problems have been identified. Since I have a history of cancer, I am careful about what I eat — mostly whole grains, ...

New York poised to become first state to ban cat declawing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would be the first state in the U.S. to ban the declawing of cats under legislation approved by lawmakers at the request of cat owners, animal welfare advocates and many veterinarians who call the procedure cruel and needless. The bill, which would subject ...

After massacre, Virginia governor demands action on guns

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol this summer to take up a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and ...

Former US Sen. Cochran draws bipartisan praise at funeral

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two U.S. senators from opposing parties praised their former colleague, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, as one of their closest friends and as a gentleman who cared about the people of his state and worked across party lines. Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of ...

New Riegel’s Kirian notches win that sends Louisville to super regional

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Alex Binelas’ walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Trey Leonard and top-seeded Louisville edged Illinois State 4-3 in an NCAA regional final on Monday, sending the Cardinals to their sixth Super Regional in the past seven seasons. New Riegel ...