• Hurricane Norbert churns off Mexico

    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Norbert is churning in the Pacific well off the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said early today that Norbert was packing top sustained winds of 80 mph. It’s centered about 165 miles …

    Read More

  • Argentine dinosaur may shed light on huge beasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur — a creature that was bigger than seven bull elephants — have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus, or “fearing nothing.” Scientists hope its unusually well-preserved bones will help reveal secrets about …

    Read More

  • Miss. holds first tax-free sportsmen holiday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you’re a sportsman, this weekend is your holiday. Mississippi’s inaugural tax-free holiday will begin Friday. It runs through Sunday. The Legislature passed a law creating an annual tax-free weekend in September. The law went into effect on July 1. The …

    Read More

  • Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids’ brains

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big …

    Read More

  • No decision yet on where new Ebola patient will go

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The doctor who oversaw treatment of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in west Africa said he doesn’t know if a third sick American will be coming to his Atlanta hospital. “I know there have been discussions that this person …

    Read More

  • Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dies at 63

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as “Burning Heart” and “Is This Love,” has died. He was 63. Booking agent Sally Irwin said Tuesday that Jamison died last weekend of an apparent heart attack at his home in …

    Read More

  • 32 teens escape in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling through a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and more than half of them were still on the run today, a spokesman said. The teens, ages 14 to 19, …

    Read More

  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s …

    Read More

  • Janet’s Notebook

    Flavorful Chicken Wings Are Our Favorite Football Fare Are you ready for some football? I know I am! I cheer for my favorite college and pro teams, but really I love football season for the food. Chili, burgers, chili dip, pretzels … I love it …

    Read More

  • Farmers’ Almanac predicts another nasty winter ahead

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it. Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won’t soon be forgotten. And the editors …

    Read More

  • Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost …

    Read More

  • Richard Attenborough dies

    LONDON (AP) — Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90. The actor’s son, Michael Attenborough told the BBC that his father died Sunday. He had been in poor …

    Read More

Page 3 of 54«12345»102030...Last »