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  • Mother records TSA pat down, says she, her special needs son “treated like dogs” at DFW

    DALLAS, Texas — A mother says she and her special needs son were “treated like dogs” after her request for alternate screening at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport led an officer to closely pat down the boy. Jennifer Williamson videotaped Sunday’s search of her son, Aaron, who appears to cooperate. The Facebook video was viewed nearly six million times by Tuesday, March 28th. Williamson posted this message with the video: “We have been through hell this morning. They detained Aaron for […]

  • “Start of new era:” Pres. Trump tosses former Pres. Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan, embraces coal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday, March 28th that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs. The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of […]

  • Darlene Cates, the mother in ‘Gilbert Grape,’ dies at 69

    NEW YORK —   Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” has died. Cates died in her sleep Sunday morning at her home in Forney, Texas, according to her son-in-law, David Morgan. She was 69. Cates was cast in the film as the morbidly obese mother of Johnny Depp, in the title role, and his younger brother, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. She had been spotted by the film’s screenwriter, Peter Hedges, while […]

  • Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida softball coach Tim Walton was involved in an altercation with Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan after Walton gave Fagan a slight push during postgame handshakes. After the Tigers beat Florida 1-0 on Monday night, Fagan didn’t shake Walton’s hand. The coach lightly shoved her in the shoulder with his right hand. Fagan pushed Walton back, and the two exchanged words. A scrum broke out around them, and a yelling Fagan and the coach were separated. There’s history […]

  • Wisconsin bill would allow concealed firearms without license

    MADISON — Concealed firearms could be legally carried without a license in Wisconsin under a far-reaching, Republican-backed proposal unveiled Tuesday. The bill would also allow licensed concealed carry permit holders to bring firearms into places where they are currently barred, including school buildings, unless signs are posted prohibiting them. “We’re just removing the barrier of the concealed carry permit to give them their constitutional right,” said the bill’s co-sponsor, Republican Rep. Mary Felzkowski of Irma. She and Sen. Dave Craig, a […]

  • President Trump spilled beans on grandchild-to-be’s gender

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spilled the beans on the gender of his next grandchild before the parents were ready. President Trump’s son Eric and his wife Lara are expecting their first child in September. In an interview aired Tuesday on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” Eric said his father was so excited about the news that he declared to a room full of people ahead of a speech in Nashville, Tennessee, this month “It’s a boy! I can’t wait!” […]

  • Not so fast: Phelps participating in Shark Week this summer

    NEW YORK — Olympic champ Michael Phelps is participating in Discovery network’s Shark Week this summer, although he won’t be asked to outswim one. It’s not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he’s intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature’s fastest. Perhaps Phelps can be encouraged to go underwater in a shark cage, he said. The week of shark-themed programming in mid-summer is annually Discovery’s biggest event. Now that […]

  • Secret Service examines suspicious package near White House

    WASHINGTON — The Secret Service says they have taken a man into custody who was carrying a package near the White House after he made suspicious comments to an officer. A Secret Service official says an explosive ordinance team was on the scene on Tuesday morning to examine the package about a block from the White House. A security perimeter was established near the White House grounds, but Secret Service officials say all other West Wing activity is proceeding normally. […]

  • German police: Thieves stole huge gold coin with wheelbarrow

    BERLIN — Berlin police say suspects used a wheelbarrow to make off with a 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions. Police said Tuesday at least two burglars broke into the Bode Museum early Monday morning using a ladder to climb up to a window from elevated railway tracks running alongside the building. The thieves grabbed the “Big Maple Leaf” coin, on loan to the museum’s coin collection, loaded it onto the wheelbarrow, then carted it out of the building and […]

  • National Park Service: DC’s cherry trees reached peak bloom

    WASHINGTON — The National Park Service says Washington’s famous cherry trees reached peak bloom over the weekend. The National Park Service says on its website that peak bloom was reached Saturday. This year’s bloom was different from in the past because cold weather killed half of the blossoms on the famous trees just as they were reaching peak bloom. Peak bloom is normally defined as the day when 70 percent of the blossoms are open on the Yoshino cherry trees […]

  • Ford investing $1.2 billion in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

    DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs. President Donald Trump, who has pressured automakers to invest more and create jobs in the U.S., applauded the move Tuesday in an early morning tweet. “Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants. Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!,” Trump tweeted hours ahead of the announcement. The […]

  • Butler did it: Bulls pulls away for 109-94 win over Bucks

    MILWAUKEE — Jimmy Butler rarely passed up opportunities to share the ball. Nikola Mirotic took advantage of his open shots. Inspired by unselfish play, the Chicago Bulls pulled away in the second half for a 109-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Mirotic tied a season high with 28 points, while Butler had 20 points and a career-high 14 assists. It was the third straight game with double-digit assists for […]