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Cardinals, Patriots, Redskins get 4 compensatory draft picks

NEW YORK — Arizona, New England and Washington each will get four of the 32 compensatory draft picks the NFL awarded on Friday.

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AIA reschedules basketball tournament

It was decided the state basketball tournaments will be held this weekend with some modifications.

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Police: Patriots owner Robert Kraft solicited prostitute

JUPITER, Fla. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.

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R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse

CHICAGO — R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by lurid rumors that made him Public Enemy No. 1 to the #MeToo movement, was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.

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House Dems introduce measure to revoke Trump border edict

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border.

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New attorney general in hot seat as Mueller report nears

WASHINGTON — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public.

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Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflict

News that an upstate New York brewer planned to recreate ale from a bottle salvaged from a 133-year-old shipwreck took the wind out of the sails of a scuba-diving Long Island brewer who has already done it.

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Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest

Building a snowman isn’t always just a way to while away a long winter. For some people in Russia and Ukraine, it’s a way to possibly earn some significant money.

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Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That’s the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in ...

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Friday Catchall: Anonymous lotto winners, fighting over water

Playing the lottery — with the chance to win millions of dollars — could be life changing.

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Editorial cartoon (2): Feb. 22, 2019

Editorial cartoon (2): Feb. 22, 2019

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Editorial cartoon (1): Feb. 22, 2019

Editorial cartoon (1): Feb. 22, 2019

Reader Poll:

Do you favor HB 2523, which will allow employers to pay as little as $7.25 per hour to full-time students younger than 22 who are working fewer than 20 hours a week?

  • Yes, they need the experience and employers need a cheaper workforce. 28%
  • No, it is an insult to the part-time workers. 28%
  • I really don't care - as long as they provide good service. 2%
  • This is ridiculous; lawmakers doing another end-run on the minimum wage. 42%

779 total votes

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Reader Poll:

Do you favor HB 2523, which will allow employers to pay as little as $7.25 per hour to full-time students younger than 22 who are working fewer than 20 hours a week?

  • Yes, they need the experience and employers need a cheaper workforce. 28%
  • No, it is an insult to the part-time workers. 28%
  • I really don't care - as long as they provide good service. 2%
  • This is ridiculous; lawmakers doing another end-run on the minimum wage. 42%

779 total votes

See past polls

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Obituary: Rosalie J. McDowell

On Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, longtime resident of Prescott, Arizona, Rosalie J.

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Obituary Notice: Mason “Pat” Riely

Mason “Pat” Riely was born in Baltimore, Maryland, died in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on Feb. 14, 2019.

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Obituary: Jonella (Rickey) Blake

Jonella (Rickey) Blake of Phoenix, Arizona, born on July 1, 1933, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to the late Ella Mae Kurtz and the late John Rickey, passed away at age 85 on Feb. 15, 2019.