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Hulk Homebody: Hogan sits on the bench for WWE All-Star bash

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:26:59 -0800

Hulk Hogan is set to be a homebody for WWE’s All-Star bash. Banished in disgrace nearly three years ago from the wrestling organization, the Hulkster is holding out hope for a reunion this year with the sports entertainment giant. Hogan would love to bust out the red-and-yellow colors for the “Raw” 25th anniversary show on […]

Maryland man gets 2 years after swatting that injured victim

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:26:13 -0800

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a swatting incident that left the victim with significant injuries after police shot him with rubber bullets. Authorities announced 26-year-old Zachary Lee’s sentence in a statement Thursday. According to Lee’s plea agreement, he and others called a […]

80-year-old accused of bank robbery has decades-old record

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:26:08 -0800

PHOENIX (AP) — An 80-year-old man accused of robbing a credit union in Tucson has a decades-old criminal record for stealing from banks. Robert Francis Krebs served more than 30 years in prison for a bank robbery near Orlando, Florida, and has a 1966 conviction in Chicago for embezzling $72,000 from a bank where he […]

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ tells gentle tale of girl at school for witches

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:26:02 -0800

Movie review: “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is a gentle, sweet story, told with painterly artistry; it’s a joy to look at. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.

18-year-old charged in shooting death at Topeka hotel

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:24:59 -0800

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old Topeka man is charged with first-degree murder in a shooting death at a hotel. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay on Thursday charged Logan Lee Able Bartley with first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. Prosecutors allege Bartley shot 31-year-old Jesse Lee McFall last week at […]

Arizona lawmaker seeks ban on driving with pets on laps

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:24:05 -0800

PHOENIX (AP) — A state lawmaker is seeking to ban pets from sitting in the laps of Arizona drivers. The Arizona Capitol Times reports state Sen. John Kavanagh is sponsoring a bill that would lead to authorities ticketing people who are caught with animals in their laps while driving. The Republican senator says driving with […]

Lawsuit: Bad mental health care led to SC prison stranglings

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:24:00 -0800

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Families of two of the four inmates strangled in a South Carolina prison cell last April are suing the state, saying the prison provided woefully inadequate mental health care. The lawsuits filed by relatives of 56-year-old Jimmy Ham and 35-year-old Jason Kelley say counselors often announced a prisoner’s mental health diagnosis […]

Bids for paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley hit $1K

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:23:41 -0800

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Tulsa is being auctioned on eBay for more than $1,000. North Carolina resident Wade Jones is a collector of all things Elvis. He tells the Tulsa World that the Dixie cup was snagged by a fan in April 1956, […]

Sanford, Good Samaritan move forward on partnership

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:22:09 -0800

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two big organizations in health care and senior care based in Sioux Falls have reached a milestone in their efforts to combine operations. Sanford Health and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society have reached agreement on a single mission statement and the ground rules for moving forward on their partnership. […]

See how the 20 Amazon HQ2 finalists compare, and vote on your choice

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:21:19 -0800

An interactive comparison of the Amazon HQ2 finalists

Maryland man gets 2 years after swatting that injured victim

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:19:10 -0800

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a swatting incident that left the victim with significant injuries after police shot him with rubber bullets. Authorities announced 26-year-old Zachary Lee’s sentence in a news release Thursday. According to Lee’s plea agreement, he and others called […]

Forever young Paul Rudd named Hasty Pudding man of the Year

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:18:54 -0800

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actor and screenwriter Paul Rudd has been named 2018 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The oldest collegiate theatrical organization in the country said Thursday it is honoring Rudd because his career has spanned many genres, from indies to mainstream films, from heartfelt comedies to superheroes. Hasty […]

New Mexico boy drowns after falling into septic tank

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:17:04 -0800

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a boy is dead after falling into a septic tank and drowning. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says 3-year-old Ryder Ray Riaski died Jan. 11. It happened in the yard of his grandparents’ home as his family was making funeral arrangements for his grandmother. Sheriff’s Office […]

Civil rights lawsuit filed against indicted Texas officer

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:15:38 -0800

DALLAS (AP) — A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against an indicted former police officer in a Dallas suburb in the shooting of a black man who was mistaken for a thief while trying to unlock his own truck. The lawsuit filed Thursday names both the former officer, Derick Wiley, and the city […]

Don’t say ‘food desert;’ it’s a ‘healthy food priority area’

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:14:43 -0800

BALTIMORE (AP) — “Food deserts” are areas where people don’t have easy access to healthy, affordable food, but don’t use that term in Baltimore. City officials prefer to call them “healthy food priority areas.” The Baltimore Sun reports Mayor Catherine Pugh cited concerns over accuracy. Pugh said Wednesday that the original term implies there’s no […]

Towns declare emergencies as massive ice chunks jam rivers

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:13:53 -0800

HADDAM, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town is asking the governor to declare a state of emergency because the river that runs through the community has become jammed with massive chunks of ice. Haddam First Selectwoman Lizz Milardo signed a proclamation Wednesday saying the ice jams flowing down the Connecticut River poses a “danger to […]

Mormon missionary dies in Argentina from undiagnosed illness

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:11:55 -0800

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon missionary serving in Argentina has died. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Thursday in a news release that 20-year-old Emilio Ignacio Pradenas Diaz of Chile died Monday after a “brief, undiagnosed illness.” The cause of his death hasn’t been determined. Pradenas was serving in eastern […]

Buses carrying tech workers targeted outside San Francisco

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:11:30 -0800

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities say six shuttle buses transporting Apple and Google employees had windows broken with unknown objects while traveling on a highway south of San Francisco. California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel said Thursday four Apple charter buses and one Google bus were attacked Tuesday during the morning and […]

Columbus denies officers used excessive force in 2017 arrest

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:10:46 -0800

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police officers acted properly when they arrested a man last year wanted on warrants for violent crimes including assaulting an officer, the city said in response to a lawsuit claiming the man’s civil rights were violated. The city also denied allegations that officers tried to block bystanders from filming the […]

Wisconsin frac sand producers see competition from Texas

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:07:05 -0800

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some energy producers are still willing to pay more for Wisconsin’s high-quality frac sand despite increasing competition from Texas producers. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that mining industry publications estimate there could be more than 20 new frac sand mines in Texas this year.- Samir Nangia is an oilfield services expert for […]