Posted 11:27 AM 1/22/2013 by Joe Bevans
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - School districts across the upper Midwest are canceling classes as the region grapples with another day of extreme cold. Dozens of Michigan school districts canceled classes. The wind chill made it feel like 35 below in the western Upper Peninsula early Tuesday morning. The (More)
Posted 9:36 AM 1/21/2013 by Joe Bevans
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness. The School Infantry-West at Camp Pendleton will offer the eight-week course starting Tuesday to about 80 (More)
Posted 5:21 PM 1/18/2013 by Joe Bevans
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An eclectic trove of memorabilia from the famed 1970s New York nightclub Studio 54 is hitting the auction block in Florida. The private collection of co-founder Steve Rubell is being sold Saturday in West Palm Beach. Rubell died in 1989 and aside from a legacy as a (More)
Posted 7:12 PM 1/15/2013 by Matt Stafford
MERLIN, Ore. (AP) - Laid off since May, Riley Gunn was driving his wife and kids home to their cabin in the woods in Southern Oregon after registering for computer programming classes, when he pulled off the freeway to buy corndogs for the kids. Gunn says he decided to also buy a (More)
Posted 9:13 AM 1/14/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - The lanky man has the security detail, the prominent ears and the U.S. flag pin, but substitute teacher Larry Graves is no Barack Obama. He's a professional lookalike. The two men have something else in common: a frantic schedule leading up to the inauguration. (More)...
Posted 12:57 PM 1/12/2013 by AP Posted by Tony Spehar
WASHINGTON (AP) - A "Death Star" won't be a part of the U.S. military's arsenal any time soon. More than 34,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Obama administration to build the "Star Wars" inspired super-weapon to spur job growth and bolster national defense. (More)...
Posted 10:33 AM 1/9/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
ATLANTA (AP) - The man convicted of bombing Atlanta's Centennial Park during the 1996 summer Olympics has announced plans to write an autobiography. WSB-TV Tuesday (http://bit.ly/RELKup) reported that Eric Rudolph is asking the (More)
Posted 9:22 AM 1/8/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
BEIJING (AP) - Brad Pitt is now on China's version of Twitter, and his mysterious first tweet has drawn thousands of comments. The actor's verified Sina Weibo account sent the message Monday: "It is the truth. Yup, I'm coming." That was forwarded more than 31,000 times and netted over (More)
Posted 9:32 AM 1/7/2013 by Lauren Molenburg
BEND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch. Daniel Keeton works at Bend's Boneyard Brewery tasting room and calls his canine creation Dawg Grog. KTVZ reports ( (More)
Posted 10:42 AM 1/6/2013 by Matt Stafford
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City musician used a combination of technology, seduction, brute force and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook. Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg tells the New York Post that he left his iPhone in a livery cab on New Year's Eve. (More)...
Posted 9:59 AM 1/3/2013 by Joe Bevans
BEIJING (AP) - In China, yellow is the new red. And that's not a fashion statement; it's a new law dealing with how people approach traffic intersections. In most parts of the world, green means go, red means stop - and yellow means floor it before the light turns red. But now, authorities in (More)
Posted 12:56 PM 1/2/2013 by AP Posted by Tony Spehar
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - Police have rescued 211 protected parrots taken from the remote forests of Paraguay, and made four arrests.
Veterinarian Carlos Britos of Paraguay's environmental ministry identified the rescued birds as Blue-fronted Amazon parrots, whose scientific name is Amazona (More)
Posted 5:48 PM 1/1/2013 by Matt Stafford
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hugh Hefner's celebrating the New Year as a married man once again. The 86-year-old Playboy magazine founder exchanged vows with his "runaway bride," Crystal Harris, at a private Playboy Mansion ceremony on New Year's Eve. Harris, a 26-year-old "Playmate of the (More)
Posted 12:58 PM 12/29/2012 by AP Posted by Tony Spehar
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Visitors to parts of Everglades National Park are getting tarps and bungee cords to make their vehicles less delectable to vultures.Migrating vultures have developed a habit of ripping off windshield wipers, sunroof seals, and other rubber and vinyl vehicle (More)