• Stephen King gets no apology from Maine governor

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he doesn't owe Stephen King an apology. The governor responded to a question about the spat during a public discussion by saying he never stated King moved to Florida to dodge income taxes. Instead, he contends he said King is "not...

  • US government approves Dallas club's rhino import permit

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. government will allow a Texas man to import the trophy of an endangered black rhinoceros should he kill one in Africa as part of a conservation fundraiser. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that importing a carcass from Namibia meets criteria...

  • Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women. So far, Sharper has pleaded guilty to charges in Las Vegas and...

  • Former NFL great Bednarik remembered at viewing in hometown

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik is being remembered as a major figure in the history of the NFL and one of the Philadelphia Eagles' greatest players. The Easton Express-Times (http://bit.ly/1EYY7aM ) reports that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was among the mourners at...

  • Family of man killed by Georgia police want investigation

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The family of a man who police say drove a Maserati at officers before he was fatally shot announced Thursday that they are seeking an independent investigation of the incident. Nicholas Taft Thomas, 23, was killed Tuesday at a Goodyear store where he worked...

  • Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday. The U.S. has...

  • Grateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far worse. One person died and dozens of people were injured...

  • Lululemon and Red Hat are big market movers

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Red Hat Inc., up $6.91 to $75.36 The company behind the Linux open-source operating system said its quarterly profit grew as subscriptions...

  • Suzanne Somers brings musical nightclub act to Las Vegas

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Television personality Suzanne Somers is bringing a nightclub act to Las Vegas starting in May. Westgate Las Vegas officials announced this week that the "Dancing with the Stars" contestant will perform a 70-minute musical show dubbed "Suzanne Sizzles" that promises a...

  • Jury: Life sentence for grandmother in girl's running death

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A jury on Thursday recommended life without parole for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter's running death. Jurors rejected prosecutors' pleas for a death sentence for Joyce Hardin Garrard in the February 2012 death of 9-year-old...

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