• Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The vote by the Newtown Legislative Council approved a proposal by the board of selectmen to raze the...

  • Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the...

  • Some things to know as NFL investigates Patriots' footballs

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president for...

  • Video shows man shot by New Jersey police raising his hands

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    BRIDGETON, N.J. — With the dashboard camera in their cruiser rolling, police pulled a Jaguar over for running a stop sign on a dark New Jersey night. But things suddenly turned tense when one of the officers warned his partner that he could see a gun in the glove compartment....

  • Melvin Gordon, CEO who built empire from Tootsie Rolls, dies

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Melvin Gordon, who helped turn the enduring popularity of the humble Tootsie Roll into a candy empire, has died. He was 95. The longtime Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. chairman and CEO died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, said Brooke Vane, a spokeswoman for the...

  • 'Sniper' success reveals power of conservative audience; generates off-screen controversy

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    NEW YORK — Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama — all words seldom attached to "blockbuster" — rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood sit up and take notice. The film,...

  • Vonn backs Tiger Woods' account of missing tooth

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — World Cup ski champion Lindsey Vonn is backing boyfriend Tiger Woods' account of how he lost a front tooth. One day after winning her record 63rd World Cup race, Vonn posted to her Facebook account Tuesday that she was happy Woods surprised her by...

  • Watch: Obama burns Republicans in viral State of the Union comeback

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    A seven-word sentence by President Obama in his State of the Union address went viral Tuesday night. Obama said "I have no more campaigns to run." That remark elicited applause from his critics in the crowd. Obama snapped back with: "I know because I won both of them." Which...

  • Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From brain-devouring zombies in "The Walking Dead" to crime-scene bloodshed on "CSI," special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore to television viewers. But he says nothing has personally affected him more than the commercial he made for Super Bowl...

  • Highway reopens after construction collapse; 1 dead, 1 hurt

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A highway where an overpass collapse during demolition work left one worker dead and a tractor-trailer driver injured was cleared of concrete and steel on Tuesday and reopened, but police were left wondering what the casualty toll might have been had the accident...

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