CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton has been told he should run for mayor of Buffalo, because he'd likely win. In a landslide. "I hear it all the time," Dalton said, flashing a sheepish smile. "Walking through an airport or something like that, I still get a random, 'Hey, I'm a Bills fan. Appreciate ya!' Stuff like that." For the last five months, the daily Bills buzz has been about the three-way battle for their starting quarterback job. However, at the moment, the most popular QB among their fans isn't named Josh Allen, Nathan Peterman or AJ McCarron. That designation belongs to Dalton, who is preparing for his eighth season with the Cincinnati Bengals. And why shouldn't it? It's fair to say no quarterback who has actually worn a Bills uniform has made a more important play to benefit the team since Jim Kelly was building the road that led him to Canton. What Dalton did in Baltimore on Dec. 31, the final day of the 2017 NFL regular season that was effectively over for the 6-9 Bengals, was … [Read more...] about After punching Bills’ playoff ticket, Andy Dalton ready for warm Buffalo welcome
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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and former Navy pilot Amy McGrath.Timothy D. Easley/AP; Matt Goins/Lexington Herald-Leader/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. When Amy McGrath, a former Navy fighter pilot, was first thinking about moving back to her home state of Kentucky to run for Congress after the 2016 election, she followed all the usual steps. She wrote to former Rep. Ben Chandler, the last Democrat to win an election in the sixth district, to ask for advice. She dropped by the Kentucky Derby. And she met with the highest-profile Democrat in the district—the popular, two-term mayor of Lexington, Jim Gray. “’You’re the man,’” McGrath recalled telling Gray when we met at her campaign office in April. “’You’re the Democrat in this area. Do you want this seat? Are you gonna run? ‘Cause if you are, I’ll do something else.’” When Gray, who had just come off an unsuccessful US … [Read more...] about As a Kid, She Petitioned Congress for the Right to Fly Fighter Planes. Now She’s Gunning for a Seat of Her Own.
Backed by dark green trees and the shimmering surface of a lake, the two faces in the snapshot instantly grab your attention.Posing side by side, Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible sport carefree smiles.Their heads touch playfully. Lauria’s is cocked slightly back, meeting her taller friend’s at her temple.It’s the image from the high-profile case of the two missing girls that people are most familiar with. For almost 20 years now, it has circulated widely, staring out from flyers and billboards, and appearing in news stories and TV crime specials.But for those who knew the real people now reduced to crime victims in the headlines, it is both a happy and a haunting reminder.“I think about them every day and where are they? It just breaks my heart,” said Kathy Wood, their former teacher.Wood said the mystery of their disappearance hasn’t only haunted those who knew Bible and Freeman, but the entire area where they lived and died too young.“It hit … [Read more...] about Ashley Freeman loved to fish. Lauria Bible was a country girl who raised pigs. This is the story the family and friends of the missing Welch girls want to tell.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. —Proverbs 22: 6 My mom called recently and in the course of our conversation she said, “My friends all tell me they wake up withyou every day. And I thought to myself,You wake up with my daughter? But then it hit me. They were talking about your news show.” And then she added, “Honey, I think you might be famous.” “I know, Mom. It’s so crazy.” We both laughed at the idea. My mom wasn’t the first to say something like this to me. Not long after my daughter was born I was talking to a group of girlfriends about schools and I expressed my apprehension about getting Hayden into the right one. “Oh, you won’t have a problem,” one said. “You’re a daytime news anchor.” “Yes, but I don’t feel that makes … [Read more...] about Ainsley Earhardt: ‘God put me here for a reason’ — Read an excerpt from ‘The Light Within Me’
Richard Feloni, provided by Published 8:33 pm, Saturday, April 7, 2018 Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has a new memoir called "Make Trouble." Richards brought Planned Parenthood back to its movement roots and has defended it from members of Congress throughout her tenure. Planned Parenthood provides a wide variety of women's health services across the United States, but its abortion services have made it one of the most controversial organizations in the country. Richards told Business Insider that she's been inspired throughout her career by her late mother, Texas Governor Ann Richards, and her upbringing in an activist family. Cecile Richards has never shied away from controversy. Back in seventh grade, she got sent to the principal's office for protesting the Vietnam War. More recently, as president of Planned Parenthood, she defended the organization in a heated 2015 congressional hearing. For Richards, it's all worth it … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards on stepping down this year, battling Congress, and why she’s a ‘troublemaker’ who’s never looking for a fight