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Probation revoked for W.Va. man

HUNTINGTON (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to prison after initially getting probation for impregnating an 11-year-old girl who was then forced to get an abortion. The Herald-Dispatch reports a judge on Monday recommended a five to 15-year prison sentence for 36-year-old ...

Reunions

EHS CLASS OF 1963: Elkins High School class of 1963 will host its 55th class reunion today through Sunday. Social will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the 1863 Grill with a cash bar. Social, dinner and entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Randolph Room of the Isaac Jackson Hotel. ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Horoscope

Maybe we’re born to connect, but we’re not like barnacles that naturally and easily clump together for the good of the group. More often than not, people have to work at getting along. The moon’s clash with Mars will put an even finer point on that fact. Humility will be the main ...

Hints From Heloise

Gas can concern Dear Heloise: The recent reader letter on an EMERGENCY ROAD KIT was informative and timely. We are planning a long road trip and will assemble a kit as outlined. However, the recommendation of including a gas can needed a strong caveat. Never, and I mean never, put a can ...

Comic-Con fans go wild meeting first female ‘Doctor Who’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some 6,500 Comic-Con attendees cheered on the 13th “Doctor Who” Jodie Whittaker Thursday in San Diego in her first public appearance since getting the coveted role. Whittaker is the first woman to play the role, which has also been occupied recently by Peter Capaldi and ...

Saban’s coaching tree well represented

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no escaping Nick Saban’s influence on the Southeastern Conference. His coaching tree was represented on each of the four days of the SEC’s media gathering. South Carolina’s Will Muschamp, who was Saban’s defensive coordinator when LSU won the 2003 national ...

ESPN takes new approach for MNF opener

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is going with a fresh approach for its first 2018 regular-season broadcast of “Monday Night Football.” Two announcers with plenty of NFL credentials but far more entrenched in the college game these days will be handling the Jets-Lions game from Detroit: Beth ...

Thunder plan to send Anthony to Hawks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press the Thunder are sending the veteran NBA forward and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. ...

Olympic medalist Denis Ten killed

MOSCOW (AP) — Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. Kazakh news agencies report Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty.

Indians acquire P Hand from Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting catching prospect Francisco Mejia.

Man disappointed with lack of acknowledgement for gifts

Dear Annie: My wife and I have lots of nieces, nephews and other distant relatives and friends who are graduating from high school, graduating from college, getting married or having children. On each occasion, we have been sending a very nice card, an enclosed letter and a very generous ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. SATURDAYS ELKINS FARMERS MARKET will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the town square in Elkins. HOMESTEAD FARMERS AND CRAFTS MARKET: The Tygart Valley Homestead Association’s Homestead Farmers ...

Fans cause ruckus

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (AP) — One of cycling’s big attractions is that fans don’t have to pay to watch — and they can get as close as they want to the riders. The sport paid for that unlimited access Thursday when unruly spectators interrupted the most iconic climb of the Tour de ...

NCAA to study betting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA plans to study how the expansion of legalized betting could affect college athletics and member schools. The NCAA announced Thursday it will create a working group of “subject matter experts” to assess areas such as officiating, NCAA rules, federal and state ...

Kisner takes first-round lead as Carnoustie holds its own

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The silver claret jug was on the first tee Thursday morning at Carnoustie, a trophy that Kevin Kisner knows all too well. Kisner flew home from the British Open last year with Jordan Spieth, a flight that was delayed while waiting on Spieth to finish up his ...

Auto industry urges U.S. to hit brakes on tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department sought feedback on President Donald Trump’s plans to consider taxing auto imports. It got an earful at an all-day hearing Thursday. Critics lined up to urge the administration to reject auto tariffs. They argued that the taxes would raise car ...

Stocks see mixed finish

NEW YORK (AP) — Banks and other large U.S. stocks fell Thursday, but smaller companies climbed, making for a mixed finish on Wall Street. Trade issues again weighed on the market as representatives of the auto industry told Congress they opposed tariffs on imported cars and car parts being ...

Disney streaming may get boost as Comcast drops bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men. Getting Fox would help the House of Mouse compete with technology companies such as ...

U.S., allies to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area. Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the ...