COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police were responding Friday to a report of an active shooter near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. The situation has not been stabilized, police Lt. Catherine Buckley said. She had no further details. Ambulances and police vehicles were lined up near an intersection and police told people via […]
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say they have noticed a rise in people trying to steal underwear in order to earn money to buy drugs. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that criminals are lured to the underwear because the clothing is easy to conceal and it can be re-sold for a good price. In July, […]
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her right to see her newborn daughter because she acknowledged smoking marijuana days before she gave birth. Sindy Melany Ortiz says she smoked pot to alleviate pain in one of her arms. She says she’s only allowed to see her daughter two hours […]
HOPEWELL, N.J. (AP) — A 78-year-old woman decided to spend her final days last month — to her very last breath — in the now-shuttered New Jersey luncheonette she spent more than three decades running. The lights dimmed on Chubby’s Luncheonette three years ago, but it was so special to former owner Carol “Chubby” Montello […]
On the day after Thanksgiving in 1998, a man opened fire on the driver of a Metro bus just as it was crossing Seattle’s Aurora Bridge. The bus swerved into oncoming lanes before plunging off the bridge and onto an apartment building below. It finally came to rest in the yard of the building. Although three […]
SPOKANE — Power has been restored to everyone in the Spokane area who was left in the dark by a massive windstorm more than a week earlier. Avista spokeswoman Debbie Simock says the last customers got their electricity back at about 3:45 a.m. Friday. At the height of the outage after the Nov. 17 windstorm, […]
Hundreds of employees at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital have suffered concussions, fractures, bruises and cuts during assaults by patients, resulting in millions of dollars in medical costs and thousands of missed days of work.
For many other African-Americans, there are two Ben Carsons: One is a genius doctor and inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons; the other is a White House candidate who pushes conservative politics and wishes to "de-emphasize race."
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Don Henley and Glen Frey of the Eagles have settled a federal lawsuit against a New York man they accused of peddling bootleg recordings of their concerts. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/1OkeKnJ ) reports that the pair’s lawsuit against Bill Shelley has been settled with a permanent injunction barring him from […]
LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape — a teacher who had been so mean to him? Author JK Rowling took to Twitter to answer the enduring question on Friday in an exchange with a fan who asked why one of […]
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting this month of a 9-year-old boy on the city’s South Side. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said at a news conference Friday that Corey Morgan of Chicago is in custody. He says the boy was […]