MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. “Will you still love me for the rest of my life?” the band Chicago sang. “I can’t go on if I’m on my own.” […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Republican president of the Kentucky state Senate has asked a federal judge to withhold his ruling ordering a county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says U.S. District Judge David Bunning needs to give the state legislature time to pass a law that […]
ATLANTA (AP) — The Kentucky clerk who is defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is putting Republican presidential contenders on the spot as they try to mollify social conservatives without alienating the majority of Americans who support gay marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke Wednesday to the clerk, […]
Cougars donate tickets in the name of wildfire relief; Mike Leach is the third-most disliked coach in college football
Huskies open at No. 23 Boise State at 7:15 p.m. PT Friday for an ESPN broadcast.
The fall chinook returns continues on a near record pace, according to Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. The 185,644 adult fall chinook counted at Bonneville Dam to-date is the second highest on record (since at least 1938). The record is the 221,375 fish counted from August 1-September 1, 2013. Single-day counts are […]
The state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of three young girls who sued Backpage.com after they were sold as prostitutes on the site.
WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) — The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland — as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold. Government reports that two men may have located the legendary World War II treasure, […]
MILLIS, Mass. (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who fired at a police cruiser in a town southwest of Boston, and schools are being closed as a precaution. The police car crashed and caught fire Wednesday in Millis. The officer wasn’t seriously hurt. Two threatening phone calls were made to a middle school […]
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FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A false report sent dozens of officers scrambling through a cornfield at night in hopes of finding the suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a northern Illinois police officer, officials said Thursday, as the manhunt entered a third day. The report came from a woman who phoned police late […]
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job called for it. But he also had a sweet side that endeared him to the […]
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff’s corporal said Wednesday that the leader of the department should have taken action after an internal memo raised questions about the training and workplace behavior of a volunteer deputy who later fatally shot an unarmed man. Bill Adams, who left the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office in 2010 after […]
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister angered some Jewish leaders on Thursday by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II. It is the third time this year that gaffe-prone Prime Minister Tony Abbott has riled Jewish Australians with Nazi analogies. Abbott used an interview with Sydney Radio […]
The GOP presidential candidates started putting pen to paper, pledging not to mount a third-party bid as they awaited news that front-runner Donald Trump may do the same. A Republican official said there were signals indicating Trump was likely to sign the pledge.
BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad. The New York-based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: “Muhammad […]
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders for lacking urgency in dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis as chaos reigned back home, where migrants by the thousands surged into Budapest’s main train station after police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance. In a swirl of confusion, excited migrants piled […]
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Receiving $750,000 apiece for wrongful imprisonment is a bittersweet reward for two North Carolina brothers who suffered an emotional and physical toll from their three decades of incarceration. Henry McCollum says he’s happy to be free and the money will help him and his family. But his brother, Leon Brown, is […]
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Florida say they’re searching for an 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped from a home in Orlando. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Greg Workman says the snake was reported missing Wednesday by its owner. Officials say the non-native, venomous snake is green and yellow. Workman says […]