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Neighbors say man whose body was found in concrete didn't deserve that death
Ain't no sunshine: Hawley alleges open-records violations by Stenger's staff
John Ivison: Interest-rate hike could turn aspirational voters away from Trudeau’s Liberals
Man found dead near Vail resort was longtime local resident - Aurora Sentinel
Apple to hire 20,000 new employees, open second headquarters
GOP pushes a short-term spending bill, but it's not clear they can avoid a shutdown
Oklahoma homeowner says high school students rented out Airbnb only to trash it
Mom Left Kids in Freezing Car During 80-Minute Job Interview at Hospital
2018-01-18 02:13:56 INDIANAPOLIS – Police say a mother left her two young kids alone in a freezing car for more than an hour outside a hospital in Indianapolis, where dangerously cold temperatures have gripped the city. The 26-year-old mother allegedly left her 4-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter alone in her car in the parking lot at Community Hospital North while she went for a job interview, according to WXIN   Read More ...
Engaged Farmers Are More Likely To Adopt Conservation Practices
2018-01-18 02:13:52 For nearly five years now, Iowa has been operating under the Nutrient Reduction Strategy. That has a goal of reducing non-point source pollution, particularly on farms, in nitrogen by 41 percent and phosphorus by 29 percent. Since the strategy began, there has been a 25 percent increase in no-till and nitrogen stabilizer use and a 20 percent increase in the use of cover crops according to Iowa State University   Read More ...
Iowan Narrowly Escapes BitCoin Hype Ponzi Scheme
2018-01-18 02:13:48 ELKHART, Iowa -- Though it's been around for a few years, crypto currency like Bit-Coin is just now working its way into mainstream culture; and when there is a new trend there are people trying to run schemes off the hype, as one Iowan found out. Bit-Coin is essentially a made-up currency, it doesn't have any physical money or government backing it   Read More ...
Neighbors say man whose body was found in concrete didn't deserve that death
2018-01-18 02:12:33 It's a case rocking a Federal Heights neighborhood: A man's body was found encased in concrete in the crawlspace of his home. Now his daughter has been arrested, accused of killing him. Bill Mussack's body was found in his crawlspace on Jan. 10. Neighbors of the 69-year-old like Leonard Solano are reeling. Solano lived in the same home for 40 years   Read More ...
University of Alabama Student With NJ Ties Says She Was Wrong After Racist Video
2018-01-18 02:12:15 Harley Barber told the New York Post , “I don’t know what to do and I feel horrible. I’m wrong and there’s just no excuse for what I did.” Barber is no longer enrolled at the university after the videos were reported to school administrators. The University of Alabama’s president released this statement following the discovery of the video: In light of the racist and disturbing videos posted by one of our students on social media, I want to express my personal disgust and disappointment   Read More ...
ADPH to hold special flu shot clinics statewide
2018-01-18 02:10:37 With influenza activity levels increasing, The Alabama Department of Health (ADPH) is planning to conduct flu shot clinics nationwide. Officials say the flu is a very contagious respiratory illness and the best preventive measure for influenza illness is the flu vaccine. Some of the symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches and extreme fatigue.Preventive measures include: Flu vaccine, it is not too late   Read More ...
UAW to protest outside Detroit auto show over closure of Toledo Fiat Chrysler facility
2018-01-18 02:10:29 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook UAW to protest outside Detroit auto show over closure of Toledo Fiat Chrysler facility UAW Local 12 plans to protest a closure of a Fiat Chrysler facility in Toledo, which will affect 88 workers. FCA says no jobs will be lost. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
Michigan State basketball opens next season vs. Kansas in Champions Classic
2018-01-18 02:10:25 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Michigan State basketball opens next season vs. Kansas in Champions Classic Michigan State-Kansas will tip off the 2018-19 college basketball season Nov. 6 in the Champions Classic, a week earlier than previously scheduled. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
Henry Ford Health Systems bans young visitors amid widespread flu
2018-01-18 02:10:21 Buy Photo. Henry Ford Health Systems has temporarily banned visitors under age 12 from its hospitals to help protect the spread of flu, it announced Wednesday. The restrictions take effect immediately at Henry Ford Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and Henry Ford Allegiance Health. Patients with flu-like symptoms are asked not to visit, and if they have scheduled appointments or procedures, they should wear a mask   Read More ...
Bob Dole gets Congressional Gold Medal
2018-01-18 02:10:05 WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before President Donald Trump published the 1987 book of the same name. The two shared a stage under the Capitol dome Wednesday as Dole, 94, accepted Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for his World War II service and decades of work in the House and Senate   Read More ...
'Psychic' paid $3.5M for exorcisms sentenced for tax evasion
2018-01-18 02:09:43 BOSTON – A purported psychic who charged an elderly Massachusetts woman $3.5 million for exorcisms and "spiritual cleansing" has been sentenced for evading taxes. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Sally Ann Johnson, of south Florida, was sentenced Wednesday to two years and two months in prison. She was ordered to repay the woman and pay $725,000 to the IRS. Prosecutors say Johnson ran businesses that claimed to offer psychic readings and spiritual cleansing and strengthening   Read More ...
Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash
2018-01-18 02:09:21 ROCHESTER, Minn. – Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident. Twenty-five-year-old Alexander Weiss of Rochester was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. Weiss is accused of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point-blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the collision. A passenger in Rahim's car told police Rahim dared Weiss to shoot him after Weiss produced a handgun   Read More ...
LA Times iOS app FAQ
2018-01-18 02:09:18 Cost of Subscription How much is a subscription on the iPhone/iPad app? There are two levels of participation in the LA Times mobile app: Visitor: Enjoy 5 free articles each month in the LA Times mobile app. What do I get with my subscription? When do I get charged? Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase   Read More ...
IAAF not privy to any championships bid concerns: CEO
2018-01-18 02:09:01 French prosecutors said in 2015 the bids were being investigated as part of a wide-ranging probe into the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). “At this point we have not been privy to any information that would give us any doubt,” Olivier Gers said in a telephone interview from Eugene, which will host the 2021 championships. The 2019 event is set for Doha   Read More ...
BRIEF-Intel Says Firmware For Exploits Issued To 90 pct Of Intel CPUs Introduced In Past 5 Years‍​
2018-01-18 02:08:44 Jan 17 (Reuters) - Intel Corp: * FIRMWARE UPDATES AND INITIAL PERFORMANCE DATA FOR DATA CENTER SYSTEMS * ISSUED FIRMWARE UPDATES FOR THE EXPLOITS FOR 90 PERCENT OF INTEL CPUS INTRODUCED IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS * CUSTOMERS HAVE REPORTED MORE FREQUENT REBOOTS ON FIRMWARE UPDATED SYSTEMS * REPRODUCED SYSTEM REBOOT ISSUES INTERNALLY AND IS MAKING PROGRESS TOWARD IDENTIFYING THE   Read More ...
'Psychic' paid $3.5M for exorcisms sentenced for tax evasion
2018-01-18 02:08:33 BOSTON (AP) — A purported psychic who charged an elderly Massachusetts woman $3.5 million for exorcisms and "spiritual cleansing" has been sentenced for evading taxes. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Sally Ann Johnson, of south Florida, was sentenced Wednesday to two years and two months in prison. She was ordered to repay the woman and pay $725,000 to the IRS. Prosecutors say Johnson ran businesses that claimed to offer psychic readings and spiritual cleansing and strengthening   Read More ...
Memorial Mass held for former Ohio congressman, mayor
2018-01-18 02:08:22 CINCINNATI (AP) — Friends of former Democratic Ohio congressman and Cincinnati Mayor Thomas Luken have spoken of his commitment to civil rights and other causes at a memorial Mass for him. The Mass was held Wednesday in downtown Cincinnati for Luken, who died last week at age 92. Luken mentored many young politicians, including former Cincinnati mayor and current TV talk show host Jerry Springer and current Mayor John Cranley   Read More ...
Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash
2018-01-18 02:08:16 ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident. Twenty-five-year-old Alexander Weiss of Rochester was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. Weiss is accused of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point-blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the collision. A passenger in Rahim's car told police Rahim dared Weiss to shoot him after Weiss produced a handgun   Read More ...
15th lawsuit filed against Big Ox, South Sioux City
2018-01-18 02:08:11 SOUTH SIOUX CITY -- A South Sioux City homeowner claims in a lawsuit that odors and gases from the Big Ox Energy plant led to a serious relapse of his medical condition that led to emergency room visits and hospitalization. Guy and Teresa Frank are the 15th homeowners to sue the renewable energy plant and South Sioux City, claiming that the gases damaged their homes and caused health problems soon after the plant began operations in September 2016   Read More ...
Donald Trump Gets His Sanity Grades
2018-01-18 02:06:52 Donald Trump Gets His Sanity Grades Donald Trump has passed his mental test. This may come as either a relief or a shock. The results of the president’s physical exam came out this week. This is normally not a big deal — when Obama and Bush got their reports, it was barely a yawn. But on Tuesday White House physician Ronny Jackson had to answer questions from the media for almost an hour   Read More ...
Steak 'n Shake sues ex-employee over viral Facebook post that claimed worms in hamburger
2018-01-18 02:06:49 ST. LOUIS • Steak ’n Shake on Wednesday sued a former employee in federal court here, claiming that a false Facebook claim of worms in a hamburger patty could cause “irreparable harm” to the company’s reputation. The suit says that on Jan. 5, Melissa White began to cook a hamburger patty for herself at the Florissant restaurant, then claimed she found “worms” in the patty   Read More ...
Ain't no sunshine: Hawley alleges open-records violations by Stenger's staff
2018-01-18 02:06:45 CLAYTON • St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger's staff routinely violates a state law designed to guarantee public access to government records, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. Many of the instances cited in the suit were times when Stenger’s aides failed to properly respond to requests from Post-Dispatch journalists to view public records. The suit was filed in St   Read More ...
Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama's economy
2018-01-18 02:06:18 FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with former President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to Obama's departure to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy. But in the year since Trump’s inauguration, most analysts tend to agree on this: The economy remains essentially the same sturdy one he inherited from Obama   Read More ...
Charge dismissed against Middletown police officer
2018-01-18 02:06:03 MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (WPRI) – A judge dismissed a simple assault charge against a Middletown police officer Wednesday. The Rhode Island Attorney General’s office has confirmed that one count of domestic, simple assault against Lieutenant Richard Gamache has been dismissed. The case was set to go to trial in district court Wednesday, but prosecutors could not go further with the case against Gamache after being unable to reach the complaining witness   Read More ...
Flood insurance – What you need to know
2018-01-18 02:05:58 HARTFORD -- Communities like Kent continue to deal with flooding due to ice jams that have formed on area rivers, raising questions about flood insurance . Managed by the federal government, flood Insurance is designed to help the impact of flooding on private and public structures by providing affordable insurance to property owners. The goal is to have communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations which will reduce the effects of flooding on new and improved structures   Read More ...
2 dead in Route 80 truck crash that closed highway (VIDEO)
2018-01-18 02:05:27 Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Mount Olive late Wednesday afternoon, the State Police said. The crash occurred near Exit 25 on I-80 westbound around 4:30 p.m. The victims were traveling in a Honda Ridgeline pickup at the time of the crash, which also involved a dump truck and a box truck, Sgt. Jeff Flynn said. The highway was briefly closed westbound and two lanes remained closed Wednesday evening as the accident investigation continued   Read More ...
‘It will be revealed’: Former US Ambassador to Russia predicts Mueller will get to the bottom of Trump’s Russia ‘cover up’
2018-01-18 02:05:07 Former United States Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul explained to MSNBC “The Beat” host Ari Melber how much President Donald Trump’s administration differs from his experience serving in the Barack Obama administration. “Ambassador, how do you view Steve Bannon’s evolving role…your view as both a diplomat but also has someone who understands how Washington works?” Melber asked. “Ari, I did work three years at the White House and most certainly if you’re an advisor to the president, you act and operate and speak to the president as if that is a confidential conversation,” McFaul replied   Read More ...
If federal government shuts down, what will that mean for Texas?
2018-01-18 02:04:59 AUSTIN - Texans will feel little to no immediate impact if the federal government shuts down Friday, according to several state and federal agencies. Funding to keep the federal government running is set to run out midnight Friday unless Congress passes a new spending bill. Republicans expressed optimism Wednesday that they have a deal on a temporary spending bill that will keep the lights on until mid February, but it was unclear whether they had the votes to passit   Read More ...
Biggest Storm Of Winter So Far Could Bring 2 Feet Of Snow To Sierra
2018-01-18 02:04:58 RENO, Nev. (AP) — The biggest storm so far this winter is headed for the Sierra Nevada, with up to 2 feet of snow possible in the mountains by early Friday and winds potentially gusting in excess of 100 mph over the ridgetops. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch in effect from Thursday afternoon though Friday afternoon for the Lake Tahoe area stretching north of Reno to Susanville, California   Read More ...
Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroom
2018-01-18 02:04:40 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff's office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was struck once in the abdomen during the fight that began as an early afternoon hearing concluded in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus, said Rick Minerd, investigations chief with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office   Read More ...
Clarendon County Coroner dies from natural causes
2018-01-18 02:04:27 CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Clarendon County Coroner has died, according to the Clarendon County Sheriff Department. Sheriff Tim Baxley said Hayes Samuels, 74, died from natural causes between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mcleod Health Clarendon in Manning. Along with being the coroner, Samuels was also the owner of Samuels Funeral Home in Manning and co-owner of Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home in Lake City   Read More ...
State attorneys general ask Congress for a law on banking for legal pot
2018-01-18 02:04:23 As the legal marijuana industry navigates uncertainty on the federal level, state attorneys general are asking Congress to pass a law allowing banks to work with cannabis companies. Along with Illinois, 28 other states, Washington, D.C., and several U.S. territories have legalized medicinal cannabis, and eight states and the District of Columbia allow recreational use. But in the eyes of federal law, weed is still illegal, and the cash earned selling it is drug money   Read More ...
Wounded officer dies after York County officer-involved shooting
2018-01-18 02:04:08 YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - The York County Sheriff's Office announced that Detective Michael R. Doty has died after a shooting, officer-involved Tuesday morning. Detective Doty was injured in the line of duty during a shooting incident at 1475 South Parham Road. During a press conference, the York County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night to a domestic violence-related incident at a home on Farrier Lane, which is located outside of the city of York   Read More ...
Lawyers: Suspect in New York's Halloween terror attack willing to plead guilty
2018-01-18 02:04:00 Lawyers: Suspect in New York's Halloween terror attack willing to plead guilty Lawyers: Suspect in New York's Halloween terror attack willing to plead guilty NEW YORK — A man charged with killing eight people in a Halloween attack on a New York City bike path is willing to plead guilty if he'll be spared the death penalty, his lawyers said Wednesday   Read More ...
Minneapolis schools enrollment director's consulting business raises conflict-of-interest concerns
2018-01-18 02:03:42 As the enrollment director for Minneapolis Public Schools, Bryan Fleming is supposed to recruit and retain students in a district struggling to boost its student population. But on the side, he runs an education consulting firm Fleming Education Group, LLC, to help parents pick schools that compete for the same students. Fleming’s dual roles surfaced in an article local education writer Sarah Lahm detailed Tuesday on her blog that quickly ballooned on social media   Read More ...
John Ivison: Interest-rate hike could turn aspirational voters away from Trudeau’s Liberals
2018-01-18 02:03:41 Justin Trudeau was elected on a “fairness” ticket — in his words, “putting more money in the pockets of those who need it, instead of giving advantages and benefits to the wealthy.” But polls suggest Canadians are experiencing acute anxiety about their personal debt situations — and Wednesday’s interest-rate rise is likely to worsen circumstances for nearly half of all Canadians who say they are hovering close to financial insolvency   Read More ...
Opponents block vote on senator's proposal to regulate fantasy sports contests
2018-01-18 02:03:26 LINCOLN — A bill to regulate the daily fantasy sports industry remained in limbo Wednesday after opponents blocked a vote on the measure in the Nebraska Legislature. State Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill said he considers his proposal a consumer protection bill that imposes requirements on the companies that offer online fee-based daily fantasy sports contests for cash payouts. Legislative Bill 469 also defines the contests as games of skill, potentially immunizing them from claims they violate the Nebraska Constitution’s ban on games of chance   Read More ...
Wounded officer dies after York County officer-involved shooting - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-18 02:03:16 The York County Sheriff's Office announced that Detective Michael R. Doty has died after a shooting, officer-involved Tuesday morning. Detective Doty was injured in the line of duty during a shooting incident at 1475 South Parham Road. During a press conference, the York County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night to a domestic violence-related incident at a home on Farrier Lane, which is located outside of the city of York   Read More ...
Pope denounces indigenous violence in symbolic Chile Mass
2018-01-18 02:00:39 TEMUCO, Chile — Pope Francis denounced the use of violence to achieve political gains as he travelled Wednesday to the heart of Chile’s centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples, where a spate of church burnings have been blamed on radical Mapuche factions pressing for their cause. Hours after another church and three helicopters were torched, Francis celebrated Mass at a former military base that not only lies on contested Mapuche land but was also a former detention center used during Chile’s brutal dictatorship   Read More ...
Price of permits to visit Havasupai falls soars for 2018
2018-01-18 02:00:31 PHOENIX — It will cost more to visit the stunning blue-green Havasupai waterfalls in northern Arizona this year. The Havasupai Tribe, which oversees the remote corner of Grand Canyon that is home to Instagram-famous Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls and Beaver Falls, has significantly raised its permit and camping fees for the 2018 season that begins Feb. 1 and runs through November   Read More ...