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  Young playwrights are often admonished to avoid writing about other writers. Yet playwright Neil Simon ignored that advice when he penned his 1993 Broadway comedy “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” a fictionalized take on his own early...

'Laughter' falls short of its comic inspiration

Updated: 7/16/2014 10:37 AM

  Wisconsin agricultural officials have added seven more counties to the state’s emerald ash borer quarantine. The Department of Agriculture has found the destructive insect in three of those seven counties — Columbia, Grant and Monroe.

7 Wisconsin counties added to emerald ash borer quarantine

Updated: 7/18/2014 11:48 AM

  A small north-central Washington town and a nearby hospital have been evacuated ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has already burned at least 35 homes, authorities said.Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said late Thursday he’s heard of...

Growing wildfire empties Washington town

Updated: 7/18/2014 09:19 AM

  President Vladimir Putin’s intransigence over Ukraine risks turning him into a global pariah should the blame for downing a Malaysian Air jet fall on pro-Russia rebels. The crash of the Boeing Co. 777, which had 298 people on board, followed...

Putin cornered as plane downing shows isolation over Ukraine

Updated: 7/18/2014 09:19 AM

  Two men hired to clean out a vacant Tampa Bay area house thought they found a mannequin hanging in the garage. They cut it down and hauled it to the local dump, where landfill workers realized it was actually a human body. Hernando County...

Human remains mistakenly brought to Fla. landfill

Updated: 7/18/2014 09:19 AM

  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he ordered the military to prepare for a wider ground operation against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, where residents hunkered down in their homes or sought sanctuary with others as the...

Netanyahu orders military to ready for wider Gaza incursion

Updated: 7/18/2014 09:19 AM

  Terma A/S, a supplier of parts for the tail of the F-35 fighter jet, wants a bigger place in the cockpit -- inside the pilot’s head.The Danish manufacturer has developed a noise-filtering headset that separates the “cocktail party...

Fighter-jet pilots with 3-d audio cut chatter to find threats

Updated: 7/18/2014 09:19 AM

  n eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contempt-of-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in court.The (Easton) Express-Times reports that Lehigh County Common Pleas Judge William Ford on Thursday dismissed the...

Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed

Updated: 7/18/2014 09:18 AM

  Officials have confirmed that the mummified remains of a woman found in the garage of a suburban Detroit home in March were those of the woman who lived there alone. Authorities this week notified the relatives of Pia Farrenkopf that she had been...

Officials identify mummified remains in Michigan

Updated: 7/18/2014 09:18 AM

  Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. must change the name of its television series ‘Glee’ in the U.K. because it infringes the copyright of British comedy clubs with a similar name, a judge ruled today. Judge Roger Wyand in London granted an...

Fox’s ‘Glee’ turns glum in U.K. As judge orders name change

Updated: 7/18/2014 09:17 AM

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