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Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls a becoming Cub Scouts

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren’t about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2018 12:56 a.m. | | Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls a becoming Cub Scouts Comments 0 Comments

Mob museum lets visitors play police officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A home invader wearing a ski mask is holding a woman hostage in her bedroom. A police officer immediately starts giving verbal ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2018 12:42 a.m. | | Mob museum lets visitors play police officer Comments 0 Comments

Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

EMERYVILLE  (AP) — A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 9:22 p.m. | | Police rescue baby  raccoon trapped  under SUV hood Comments 0 Comments

Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 9:21 p.m. | | Trump considering  pardon for late  boxer Jack Johnson Comments 0 Comments

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that ... ... Read More

Posted: apr. 22, 2018 9:21 p.m. | | Accepting rights award,  Kaepernick decries ‘lawful  lynching’ police killings Comments 0 Comments

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 9:21 p.m. | | Accepting rights award,  Kaepernick decries ‘lawful  lynching’ police killings Comments 0 Comments

Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 9:20 p.m. | | Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered Comments 0 Comments

Deer farmers raise unusual livestock in South Dakota

BATH, S.D. (AP) — This time of year his farm can be pretty boring, Chris Kassube said.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 9:19 p.m. | | Deer farmers raise  unusual livestock  in South Dakota Comments 0 Comments

Body of deported veteran buried in Central California

REEDLEY (AP) — For years, Marine Corps. veteran Enrique Salas sought to return to the United States after he was deported from Mexico.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 8:57 p.m. | | Body of deported veteran  buried in Central California Comments 0 Comments

Younger women drawn to Daughters of the American Revolution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Summer Morris turns to face an American flag, places her right hand over her heart and begins to recite the Pledge of ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 8:56 p.m. | | Younger women drawn  to Daughters of the American Revolution Comments 0 Comments

Albuquerque school tackles teen obesity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Camron Chavez, 12, can tell the meals at South Valley Preparatory School are a little different.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 8:56 p.m. | | Albuquerque school  tackles teen obesity Comments 0 Comments

Half the man he used to be: Kentucky pastor drops 240 pounds

GLASGOW, Ky. — There’s a good reason for the spring in Jeremy Atwood’s step.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 8:56 p.m. | | Half the man he used to be: Kentucky pastor  drops 240 pounds Comments 0 Comments

Texas 8th- graders asked to list positives of slavery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 7:03 p.m. | | Texas 8th- graders  asked to list   positives of  slavery Comments 0 Comments

Steil becomes GOP front-runner to win Ryan’s seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 7:02 p.m. | | Steil becomes  GOP front-runner  to win Ryan’s seat Comments 0 Comments

Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father’s 2016 campaign for the U.S ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 7:02 p.m. | | Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her Comments 0 Comments

Man fought gunman: He ‘was going to have to work to kill me’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 7:01 p.m. | | Man fought gunman: He ‘was  going to have to work to kill me’ Comments 0 Comments

4 dead in Waffle House shooting ; suspect sought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early ...

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Posted: apr. 22, 2018 7:01 p.m. | | 4 dead in Waffle House shooting ; suspect sought Comments 0 Comments

Creative middle name for 14th son

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 10:59 p.m. | | Creative middle name for 14th son Comments 0 Comments

Officials: Toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 10:59 p.m. | | Officials: Toss romaine  lettuce over E. coli fears Comments 0 Comments

Students occupy Arizona buildings to protest guns

PHOENIX (AP) — High school students occupied the House and Senate lobbies and the governor’s office at the state Capitol Friday in the latest protest ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 10:59 p.m. | | Students occupy Arizona buildings to protest guns  Comments 0 Comments

Democrats shy from Steyer’s impeachment of Trump push

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren’t ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 10:58 p.m. | | Democrats shy  from Steyer’s impeachment of Trump push Comments 0 Comments

Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star’s case delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 9:01 p.m. | | Trump lawyer must say why  he wants porn  star’s case delayed Comments 0 Comments

Woman steals ID to get six- figure job, but can’t do the work

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman’s ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 9:01 p.m. | | Woman steals  ID to get six- figure job, but  can’t do the work Comments 0 Comments

Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians now rethinking marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana’s informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 9:00 p.m. | | Pot politics: Schumer  joins politicians now rethinking marijuana Comments 0 Comments

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear testing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 9:00 p.m. | | North Korea says it has  suspended nuclear testing Comments 0 Comments

Democrats allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump’s son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 8:59 p.m. | | Democrats allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia Comments 0 Comments

Suspended fraternity contends offensive video was ‘satirical sketch’

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 8:43 p.m. | | Suspended fraternity contends offensive video was ‘satirical sketch’ Comments 0 Comments

Haley’s pushback draws fans, rattles White House

NEW YORK (AP) — The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 8:42 p.m. | | Haley’s pushback draws fans, rattles White House Comments 0 Comments

Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 8:42 p.m. | | Shotgun in guitar case was used in  school shooting Comments 0 Comments

Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal ...

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Posted: apr. 20, 2018 8:41 p.m. | | Student from  Zambia ruled  eligible for US  poetry contest Comments 0 Comments

Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuries

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwest Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2018 1:31 a.m. | | Surfer mauled by shark swims  to shore despite leg injuries Comments 0 Comments

Wisconsin professor says firing shows anti- conservative bias

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A dispute between a conservative professor and the university that fired him is going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will hear arguments ...

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Posted: apr. 15, 2018 7:27 p.m. | | Wisconsin professor says firing shows anti- conservative bias Comments 0 Comments

GOP devotes $250M to Keep House majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party ...

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Posted: apr. 15, 2018 7:27 p.m. | | GOP devotes $250M to Keep House majority Comments 0 Comments

Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music ...

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Posted: apr. 15, 2018 7:26 p.m. | | Starbucks CEO apologizes  to 2 black men arrested Comments 0 Comments

Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols across US

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gun rights supporters — many carrying rifles and ammunition — gathered at state capitols across the U.S. on Saturday to push back against ...

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Posted: apr. 15, 2018 7:25 p.m. | | Gun rights advocates rally  at state capitols across US Comments 0 Comments

Trump: US, allies strike Syria to stop chemical weapons from being used

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians ...

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Posted: apr. 13, 2018 9:32 p.m. | | Trump: US, allies strike Syria to stop chemical  weapons from being used Comments 0 Comments

‘Treated unfairly’: Trump pardons ‘Scooter’ Libby

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a pardon Friday to I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, suggesting the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney had ...

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Posted: apr. 13, 2018 9:31 p.m. | | ‘Treated unfairly’: Trump pardons ‘Scooter’ Libby Comments 0 Comments

Trump cries ‘slime ball’ after former FBI director slams him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump laced into James Comey as an “untruthful slime ball” on Friday as the White House and the national Republican Party ...

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Posted: apr. 13, 2018 9:31 p.m. | | Trump cries ‘slime ball’ after former FBI director slams him Comments 0 Comments

When Bush, Obama sent troops to border

HOUSTON (AP) — Since he launched his run for president, Donald Trump has said things about immigrants and the U.S.-Mexico border that no other ...

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Posted: apr. 08, 2018 7:55 p.m. | | When Bush, Obama sent troops to border Comments 0 Comments

Trump transportation grants ditch bicycle lanes, walkways

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget about bike-share stations in Chicago or pedestrian walkways in Oakland. That’s so Obama-era.

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Posted: apr. 08, 2018 7:54 p.m. | | Trump transportation grants ditch bicycle lanes, walkways Comments 0 Comments

Amid trade fight, Trump says China will do the ‘right thing’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid global fears of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump suggested that Beijing will ease trade ...

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Posted: apr. 08, 2018 7:54 p.m. | | Amid trade  fight, Trump says  China will do the  ‘right thing’ Comments 0 Comments

Michigan’s top court hearing cases over guns, & schools

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A gun openly carried by a spectator at a school concert in 2015 has turned into a major legal case as ...

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Posted: apr. 08, 2018 7:53 p.m. | | Michigan’s  top court  hearing cases  over guns, & schools Comments 0 Comments

USS Thresher submarine crew remembered on 55th anniversary of deadly disaster

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Family members of sailors killed in the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history are grateful for the sense of community surrounding ...

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Posted: apr. 08, 2018 7:28 p.m. | | USS Thresher  submarine crew  remembered on  55th anniversary  of deadly disaster Comments 0 Comments

Trump once fought measure requiring sprinklers in buildings

NEW YORK (AP) — The 50th-floor apartment in Trump Tower where a man was killed in a raging fire did not have sprinklers — a requirement Donald ...

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Posted: apr. 08, 2018 7:28 p.m. | | Trump once fought  measure requiring  sprinklers in buildings Comments 0 Comments

North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear ...

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Posted: apr. 08, 2018 7:27 p.m. | | North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes Comments 0 Comments

4 hurt after knife-wielding man attacks Indianapolis crowd

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A knife-wielding man injured three people in an attack in downtown Indianapolis after being told to stop playing a siren on a bullhorn ...

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Posted: apr. 08, 2018 7:27 p.m. | | 4 hurt after knife-wielding  man attacks Indianapolis crowd Comments 0 Comments

School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational ...

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Posted: apr. 08, 2018 7:26 p.m. | | School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence Comments 0 Comments

Teens begin Mississippi- to-Memphis march in honor of King

DUNDEE, Miss. (AP) — Wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks, a group of teenagers on Saturday launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee ...

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Posted: apr. 01, 2018 8:00 p.m. | | Teens begin  Mississippi- to-Memphis  march in honor of King Comments 0 Comments

Commitment to King’s unfinished work remains 50 years later

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyrone Brooks was 22 years old and 400 miles away, seeking clues to an unsolved lynching as old as he was, when he ...

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Posted: apr. 01, 2018 7:59 p.m. | | Commitment to King’s unfinished work  remains 50 years later Comments 0 Comments

50 years after King’s death, high-pay jobs elude many blacks

ATLANTA (AP) — Black workers nationwide are chronically underrepresented in high-salary jobs in technology, business and engineering, among other fields, an Associated Press analysis of government ...

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Posted: apr. 01, 2018 7:59 p.m. | | 50 years after King’s death,  high-pay jobs elude many blacks Comments 0 Comments

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