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Lightning strike sends Wisconsin radio host to hospital

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — A Wisconsin sports talk radio host had a good reason when listeners heard dead air this week: He'd just been struck by lightning.

Restaurant cites worldwide freakout over its french fries

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world.
Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.
Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.
Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee's restraining order against a former business manager has been extended for three years.
US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.

Court: Same-sex partner can pursue claim in toddler's death

TRENTON, N.J. — A woman whose same-sex partner's biological daughter was killed in a New Jersey traffic accident can seek damages for emotional distress even though she and the other woman weren't married or in a civil union.
Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

MESA, Ariz. — A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant.
Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

TEMPLE, Texas — Gary Malcik wore a Trump T-shirt as he waited in a long, post-rally line to pose for pictures with Ted Cruz.

Mooning case against Virginia softball coach's wife wanes

FLOYD, Va. — The moon over Virginia was half-visible that May evening, as was the one on the softball field, authorities say. The Roanoke Times reports 57-year-old Debbie L.