FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2009 file photo, actress Sonia Manzano, right, performs at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show "Sesame Street" since 1971, is retiring. Manzano broke the news Monday, June 29, 2015 at the American Library Association's annual conference. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

‘Maria’ leaving Sesame Street

Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the public TV kid show since 1971, says she wouldn’t be part of the new “Sesame Street” s…

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Keeping pets safe over July 4

More pets go missing over the Fourth of July weekend than any other time of year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cr…