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BOSTON — The number of people trying to determine whether they are descended from a Mayflower passenger is surging as the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World approaches in 2020.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Forward Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard are among six additions to the U.S. roster for the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup as coach Bruce Arena opted to add some of his most experienced players.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:15

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren stepping down

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder and CEO of Pandora, under intensifying competitive pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, has relinquished his position and will step down from the company board as well.

NEW YORK — Amazon is increasingly claiming territory once held exclusively by department stores and it’s doing so again, essentially placing a dressing room in your house.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 10:24

The race is on for the two-hour marathon

LONDON — The two-hour marathon.

For distance runners, it’s a mystical goal equivalent to the four-minute mile that Roger Bannister broke in 1954; a test so difficult some have estimated it may be 50 years or more before anyone achieves it.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 21:45

Weird National Briefs (03/08/2017)

Sticky fingers

 

GREENWICH, Conn. – A young boy eager for a gumball during a visit to the barbershop got more than he bargained for when he got his finger stuck in the machine.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 12:15

Weird National Briefs (03/01/2017)

Mother knows best

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania college student’s mother reminded him to take out the trash _ by sending it to him in a care package.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:17

Weird National Briefs (02/22/2017)

Big shot

ALBANY, N.Y. - It was quite a night for a New York state college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card and received a marriage proposal seconds later.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:24

Weird National Briefs (02/15/2017)

Core concern

WENATCHEE, Wash. - A second semitrailer-truck full of apples has crashed into the Columbia River.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:14

Weird National Briefs (02/08/2017)

Amphibious absence

SAN MARCOS, Texas - A reward for the return hundreds of endangered salamanders missing since November from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aquatic center in Central Texas has been increased to $20,000.

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