• Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge. The jury's verdict came just hours after the 38-year-old...

  • Officials say those Boston snow piles are even more vile

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — It's disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer. A Boston public works official says the towering piles of filthy snow left over from the city's record-setting winter are even more grotesque than most people can imagine. Daniel Nee says one...

  • AP Source: Brady's deflate appeal will be June 23

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    A person familiar with the situation says Tom Brady's appeal of his suspension in the deflated footballs scandal will be heard on June 23. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the date hasn't been officially announced. The New England...

  • Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living. The 78-year-old Guy was among more than 4,000 people who filed past King's open casket at the museum Friday, the eve of the...

  • Latest on Hastert: Boehner 'shocked' by reports

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    6:15 p.m. (CDT) U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says he's "shocked and saddened" by allegations against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. An indictment issued Thursday in Chicago accuses the Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where...

  • This has been a month of extreme weather around the world

    Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange. Torrential downpours in Texas that have whiplashed the region from drought to flooding. A heat wave that has killed more than 1,800 people in India. Record 91-degree readings in Alaska, of all...

  • Judge: Protesters must leave closed Catholic church June 5

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — The clock is once again ticking for parishioners ordered to leave a shuttered Catholic church south of Boston where they have staged a protest for nearly 11 years. A Massachusetts judge on Friday denied a request by the Friends of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini...

  • Report: Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid to hide sexual relationship with student, says official

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CHICAGO — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct." Hastert paid a man to...

  • Colorado airplane accident causes chaos, but no injuries, on I-70

    Associated Press
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION — Chaos descended on Interstate 70 when a single-engine, jet fighter-style airplane clipped a cable over the Colorado River, lost a piece of its wing and sent the wire smashing down onto the highway. The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction reports (http://bit.ly/1EDWSub )...

  • Meet the elite US-trained Special Forces chief who just joined ISIS

    Adam Weinstein, Gawker
    Yesterday

    In addition to an aggressive goatee, Gulmurod Khalimov has a certain set of skills. He commands Tajikistan’s special forces, trained and funded by American military whizzes. Or he did, before recently turning up in a YouTube video saying he’s gone to Syria to fight with the Islamic...

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