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Mysterious memorial to 'Lawnmower Man' reappears after theft

ROSWELL, N.M. — A mysterious memorial dedicated to a New Mexico homeless man who mowed lawns has reappeared after a similar one was stolen.

Final album for slain rapper XXXTentacion drops in Miami

MIAMI — Celebrities including Diplo, Playboi Carti and PnB Rock paid tribute to slain Florida rapper XXXTentacion during the week of parties surrounding Art Basel Miami.
Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

NEW YORK — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theatre and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play ”Ängels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82.

'Typo' may have overvalued Utah home at nearly $1B

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah officials say a possible dropped phone resulted in a typo that overvalued a home for almost $1 billion. And taxpayers may have to pay for the mistake.

North by Northwest: Minor league hires prez with proper name

HILLSBORO, Ore. — The short-season Northwest League has named a new president with a most fitting name for the post: North Johnson. The Class A loop made the announcement Friday, appointing the longtime minor league executive.

US digs into Saudi shooting suspect motive in Navy shooting

WASHINGTON — U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida naval station shooter Friday, to determine the Saudi Air Force officer's motive and whether it was connected to terrorism.
Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break.
Cranston among celebrities at New Orleans Orpheus parade

Cranston among celebrities at New Orleans Orpheus parade

Actor Bryan Cranston will be the celebrity monarch when the Krewe of Orpheus parade rolls in New Orleans on Feb. 24, the krewe announced Friday.
US firms keep hiring, easing worries of weakening economy

US firms keep hiring, easing worries of weakening economy

WASHINGTON — American businesses have complained for years that they can’t find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November’s robust hiring gain suggests that at least some have found a way to do so.

S. Carolina civil right lawyer, 1st Amendment champion dies

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina civil rights lawyer who helped redefine free speech rights for attorneys has died. Edna Smith Primus died Nov. 29 at age 75, The State newspaper reported.