Antonoff of fun. talks Swift, Bareilles collabs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff says co-writing with Taylor Swift helped him become a better musician. Antonoff co-wrote Swift’s song, “Sweeter Than Fiction,” which will appear or the upcoming “One Chance” soundtrack; the film is…

Litigants battle over photos of legendary bluesman

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A legal battle over profits from the only two known photographs of legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson — who is said to have sold his soul to the devil for prowess on the guitar…

Kenoi to request geothermal health effects study

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi plans to implement the recommendations of a panel on geothermal power, including a proposal that the county commis……

Bush says Obama shouldn’t be criticized for golf

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says President Barack Obama should not be criticized for the amount of golf he plays. In an excerpt from “In Play with Jimmy Roberts,” airing Tuesday night on the…

NC Medicaid director leaving for private sector

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The director of North Carolina’s Medicaid program announced Monday that she is leaving, eight months after taking the job. Her departure c……

6 Vt. homes evacuated after banned pesticide used

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — State officials hope that Rutland County residents forced from their homes after it was discovered a banned pesticide had been used to kill bedbugs……

Machado leaves with leg injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been taken off the field on a stretcher after injuring his left leg running out an infield single. Machado’s leg buckled when he reached the first-base…

India upset over UN Security Council paralysis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India says frustration is building among U.N. member states over paralysis in the Security Council and its inability to respond to international crises. The South Asian nation is promoting its years-long effort for expansion…

49ers prepare to move forward without Aldon Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are prepared to go forward without star linebacker Aldon Smith for as long as it takes for him to get clean, healthy and improve his life. Smith was placed…