• Follow me on:

Information from the world’s oldest and largest news-gathering organization.

Recent Articles
  • Anthony Weiner

    Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin to separate after sexting revelation

    NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York. Abedin says in a statement released by Clinton’s presidential campaign: “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. She adds: “Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During […]

  • Memorial Mass for two slain nuns (Jackson, MS)

    Memorial Mass held for 2 nuns killed in their Mississippi home

    JACKSON, Miss. — A memorial Mass was held Monday for two 68-year-old nuns who were killed in their Mississippi home, even as authorities continue to investigate the stabbing. Meanwhile, the sheriff says a man from about 15 miles away has confessed without giving a reason. The Mass was held at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson, about an hour’s drive from Durant, the town of 2,500 where Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill lived until last week. CLICK HERE […]

  • Zachary Hays

    Prosecutor downgrades charge against Zachary Hays in interstate shooting case

    MADISON — Prosecutors have downgraded the most serious charge against a Wisconsin man accused of killing an Illinois woman in an interstate drive-by shooting. Zachary Hays faced first-degree intentional homicide and reckless endangerment charges in Sauk County in connection with the May 1 incident that left Tracy Czaczkowski dead. District Attorney Kevin Calkins on Monday downgraded the intentional homicide count to first-degree reckless homicide, saying during a hearing that the charge is more consistent with what he’s learning about Hays’ mental […]

  • officer2

    Video: Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives

    SECAUCUS, N.J. — A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from train tracks in northern New Jersey last week. Authorities say Officer Victor Ortiz says he followed the man he saw exiting a train at Secaucus Junction as the man jumped onto the tracks. Ortiz says the man kneeled down onto the tracks as a train was about a half-mile away. He grabbed the man who kept saying “I just want […]

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Michael Phelps of the United States speaks during a press conference at the Main Press Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    Facebook post from Michael Phelps fan with autism inspires

    BALTIMORE — A Michael Phelps fan who has autism has become an inspiration on his own after sharing his dream of competing in the Olympics one day on the swimmer’s Facebook page. Austin Levingston’s Aug. 16 post congratulating Phelps on his Olympic performance has received more than 3,000 likes. In it, the 21-year-old Kansas man says he’s attending college and hopes to be the first person in his family to get a degree. He also tells Phelps, “I’m hoping to […]

  • General Motors GM

    GM recalling about 368,000 vehicles to fix windshield wipers

    General Motors is recalling nearly 368,000 vehicles to fix a defective part that could prevent the windshield wipers from working. The problem affects the 2013 models of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. GM says those vehicles were built with ball joints that could corrode and wear out to render the windshield wipers inoperable. A report filed with government regulators says a GM manager in Canada spotted the potential safety hazard last December. The auto manufacturer opened an investigation in […]

  • Brewers2016_1

    Pittsburgh Pirates sweep Brewers 3-1

    MILWAUKEE — Ivan Nova threw six sharp innings before leaving early because of a hurting left hamstring and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three solo homers to rally past the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Sunday, Augusth 28th for their eighth straight road victory. John Jaso and Gregory Polanco each homered in the sixth off Brewers starter Chase Anderson (7-11) to complete Pittsburgh’s first sweep at Miller Park since 2004. Starling Marte added a solo shot in the eighth. Nova (4-0) retired 10 of […]

  • Sisters Paula Merrill, Margaret Held

    More than 300 attend wake for nuns killed in their Mississippi home

    DURANT, Mississippi — More than 300 people came to a small church Sunday, August 28th to say farewell to two nuns killed in their Mississippi home. About 145 people filled St. Thomas Church in Lexington, where Sisters Paula Merrill and Margaret Held led Bible study. Others filled 160 chairs outside the church, where a monitor showed the Sunday night service, and still more stood alongside the seats to watch. Bishop Joseph Kopacz of the Jackson Diocese led the service called a vigil […]

  • money1

    Analysis: $9.7 million in bonuses, pay increases for state workers in Wisconsin in 2016

    MADISON — The state of Wisconsin paid an estimated $9.7 million in one-time bonuses or various pay increases for state workers in fiscal year 2016. An analysis by the Wisconsin State Journal found the payments went to 4,638 workers, roughly 15 percent of the state’s workforce. The newspaper analyzed merit-based bonuses, as well as payments that were meant to retain employees or make their salaries equitable to their peers. The amount is more than double what was given out in […]

  • Ford Motor Company

    Ford recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problem

    DETROIT  — Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel pump problem. The recall covers certain Ford Taurus and Police Interceptor sedans, Ford Flex wagons, Lincoln MKS sedans and Lincoln MKT SUVs from the 2013 through 2015 model years. All have 3.5-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engines. CLICK HERE to enter your VIN number to see whether your vehicle is impacted by this recall. Ford says the fuel pump control […]

  • GettyImages-79273275

    24 people from Wisconsin convicted of exceeding daily limit of walleye on Lake Erie in Ohio

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio — Ohio wildlife officers say 24 people from Wisconsin and one from Ohio have been convicted of exceeding their daily limit of walleye on Lake Erie. The state’s natural resources department says the convictions follow an investigation that began last spring. Officers say they seized more than 500 pounds of walleye meat after finding that the fish had been cut up to disguise how many had been kept. Wildlife officers say they were acting on several tips […]

  • Brewers2016_2

    Tie-breaking 3-run double leads Pirates to victory over Brewers

    MILWAUKEE — Pinch-hitter Gregory Polanco had a tiebreaking three-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from four runs down to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 on Saturday night. Polanco doubled off reliever Blaine Boyer (1-3) with one-out in the sixth, giving the Pirates a 9-6 lead that stood. Hernan Perez homered twice for Milwaukee, with a three-run homer durind a four-run first, and a solo shot leading off the third that put the Brewers ahead 5-1. It marked the first […]


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,426 other followers