• Accidents and disasters

    Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest face increased wildfire threat

    Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer.The National Interagency Fire Center released its outlook for the spring and summer on Sunday. It says most of the country will face...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Environment

    Bodies of elite climber, cameraman found in melting glacier

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found.The widow of Alex Lowe said in a statement Friday that two climbers attempting to ascend...


  • Entertainment

    Greetings from Asbury Park, opening first hotel in 50 years

    ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) In the Jersey shore city that gave Bruce Springsteen's debut album its name, owners of the first new hotel to open there in more than 50 years hope they can convince locals and tourists alike that what was once considered...

    By Shawn Marsh, Associated Press|

  • News

    2 NY brothers who served in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Stars

    NEW YORK (AP) Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan.The Journal News ( ) reports Sunday that Staff Sgt. Richard Pisano Jr. and 1st Lt. Nick Pisano...


  • News

    Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail again

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A novelist who was twice rescued from storm-battered sailboats hopes his next adventure lacks in such drama.South Carolina author Michael Hurley plans to sail around the world after using the experience of scuttling his...

    By David Sharp, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in...

    By Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press|

  • News

    Phoenix-area man injured, horse killed by lightning strike

    BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) Authorities say a man remains hospitalized at a Phoenix burn unit after being struck by lightning while horseback riding.The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the 31-year-old man was in a Phoenix suburb around 3:30 p.m....


  • News

    Jail didn't save video footage showing cell of man who died

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) An attorney representing the family of a mentally ill inmate who died at a Virginia jail is criticizing officials' decision not to save video footage captured outside the man's cell in the days leading up to his death.Lt....


  • Home and Garden

    Morris: Is hugging your dog bad?

    All of you who show your dog just how much you love him with a big old hug need to stop doing that. It turns out that most dogs don't appreciate that gentle squeeze.

    By Joan Morris,|

  • Horoscopes

    Horoscope: May 01, 2016

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jamie Dornan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on this date in 1982. This birthday guy has starred in such films as "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Flying Home," and "Marie Antoinette." He appeared as Sheriff Graham on the series "Once Upon A Time" and starred as Paul Spector on the British series "The Fall." Dornan will next reprise his role as Christian Grey in the upcoming sequel "Fifty Shades Darker" in 2017.

    By Jeraldine Saunders , Tribune Media Services|

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