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Oscar winner William Goldman dies

NEW YORK (AP) — William Goldman, the screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring “Nobody knows anything,” has died. He was ...

Toy store FAO Schwarz makes its big comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York. A new FAO opens Friday in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park. For more than 150 years, FAO Schwarz was known ...

Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher

Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late-afternoon buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday. Despite the 11th-hour rally, the benchmark S&P 500 index ended with its second weekly loss in four weeks. Gains in health care and energy ...

US industrial production ticks up 0.1 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industry expanded slightly in October, with manufacturing growth offsetting declines in mining and utility production. Industrial production ticked up a modest 0.1 percent last month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. It was the fifth straight monthly gain and left ...

There’s no laugh line in a lynching

Earlier this year, on April 26, a new museum dedicated to the victims of American white supremacy opened in Montgomery, Alabama. At the heart of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is an exhibit that demands we come to terms with our country’s history of lynching thousands of black ...

Whiteouts reported as snow blankets northeast

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City and its suburbs and even forced some New Jersey children to stay ...

Best Sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Past Tense” by Lee Child (Dell) 2. “The Reckoning” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty (Flatiron Books) 4. “Every Breath” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 5. “Dark Sacred Nights” by Michael ...

Composer Lalo Schifrin says Oscar is an ‘amazing honor’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lalo Schifrin’s unconventional scores have a way of getting into your head and staying there. The Argentinian composer has written more than 100 arrangements for film and television, including “Dirty Harry,” Bullitt,” ‘’Cool Hand Luke,” and, perhaps most ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

Michelle Obama says tape led her to speak out

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in a recording more than a decade ago. The former first lady recalled that she wrote the outline of her ...