Author: The Associated Press

August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh names new CEO


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center for African American Culture has hired a new CEO and president to run the nonprofit as it recovers financially from near foreclosure.

Janis Burley Wilson was named Thursday as the center’s new leader. She’s not related to the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

‘Hawaii Five-0’ signs 3 new stars in wake of cast departures

This combination photo shows actors Ian Anthony Dale, left, and Meaghan Rath, who will join Beulah Koale in the eighth season of the CBS series, “Hawaii Five-0.” (AP Photo/File)

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale are set to join the cast of “Hawaii Five-0” with its eighth season.

Michael Vick: Kaepernick needs a haircut for job search

At left, in a Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles. At right, in a Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP Photo/File)

Steelers, RB Le’Veon Bell fail to reach long-term deal


PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and star running back Le’Veon Bell failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract, meaning Bell will play on a one-year tender this season.

Pittsburgh police on scene of fatal shooting; 2 men dead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say two men have been fatally shot in a neighborhood known for drug trafficking.

Police didn’t immediately release the names of the victims found slain about 10:15 a.m.

Police say ShotSpotter, an automatic gunfire detection system, reported five shots in the area, which is why the officers responded.

Mother of twins who’ve been missing 10 years gets probation

In this Aug. 22, 2016 photo, Patricia Fowler leaves District Judge Anthony L. DeLuca court in Penn Hills, Pa., after her preliminary hearing was postponed. (Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Penn Hills woman who was accused of concealing the whereabouts of her long-missing twins has pleaded guilty to lesser charges and will serve four years of probation.

Ohio’s aspiring marijuana growers: A closer look


CLEVELAND (AP) _ Long-time natives and carpetbaggers. Construction magnates, toy tycoons, an Olympian and an heir to the Jim Beam whiskey fortune.

These are some of investors vying to win approval to grow medical marijuana in Ohio. The state accepted 185 applications in June and now has to decide who gets the 24 cultivator licenses available.

North America Canceled $30K wedding becomes dinner for Indiana homeless

Janice Williamson-Cox, from Dayspring, left, hugs Sarah Cummins as she and others arrive at the Ritz Charles to enjoy a reception, Saturday, July 15, 2017. Cummins called off her wedding which was supposed to be this day. She decided to bring purpose to the couple’s pain by inviting area homeless to enjoy the reception. (Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Beyonce introduces newborn twins Sir Carter and Rumi


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Beyonce has finally debuted her twins a month after they were born.

The singer posted a picture of herself holding the babies on Instagram late Thursday night and wrote in the caption, “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today.” She didn’t mention the babies’ genders, but Beyonce’s mother wrote on Instagram that the pop star had given birth to a boy and a girl.

Dana Canedy named administrator of Pulitzer Prizes


This undated image shows Dana Canedy. author of “A Journal for Jordan.”  (Naum Kazhdan/The New York Times via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Dana Canedy, who won a Pulitzer Prize at The New York Times, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Property tax measure heading to Pennsylvania referendum


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Pennsylvania voters will have the chance to decide whether to amend the state constitution in what lawmakers call an effort to allow more significant residential property tax reductions.