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Fluffy wants to eat Caylee before she can get her hands on those Rascal Flatts tickets. Will he succeed? Read More »

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Rascall Flatts tickets are on the line. Will Beth get them? Or will Fluffy the Lost Ozark Mountain Bear eat her up first??? Read More »

70 degrees and over, don’t take Rover!

Most already know this but still great reminders when it comes to pets and the warm weather. Never leave a pet unattended in a parked car when the temperature is near or above 70 degrees. This is especially tricky when the weather is just beginning to get warmer, as pet parents don’t notice the danger when the temperature feels comfortable. ... Read More »

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  • Texas church gunman vowed not to hurt anyone 5 years earlier

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 he “would never allow myself to hurt someone” again while admitting to abusing his stepson and a long struggle with anger, according to Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press. The documents and transcripts offer a rare ...
  • Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in

    Korean summit starts with a handshake, after year of tension

    GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — After a year of tensions, the first North-South Korea summit in more than a decade began Friday with a handshake. Surrounded by bodyguards and other members of his delegation, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un emerged right on cue from a large building on the northern side of the border in the truce village of ...
  • Moon Jae-in

    The Latest: Kim refers to N. Korean poor transport links

    GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — The latest on the summit between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea (all times local): 1:40 p.m. South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un described the country’s transport conditions as poor as he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed Moon’s potential visit to the North. Moon’ spokesman Yoon Young-chan says ...
  • Comparing Cosby’s 2 trials: More accusers and a conviction

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The retrial that led to Bill Cosby’s conviction Thursday on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion played out far differently than one that ended in a hung jury last year. This time, prosecutors had the advantage of calling five additional accusers to help make the case that the man once ...
  • Migrant ‘caravan’ gathers on US-Mexico border for final push

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 170 migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers have arrived in Tijuana, joining about nearly 200 others on their final stop before entering the United States. Three tourist buses were guarded by a Mexican police escort on a curvy, mountainous road from the Mexican border city of Mexicali. Lawyers planned free workshops on the ...
  • Kim Jong Un says Koreas’ on starting line of a new history

    GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with ...
  • Bill Cosby: America’s Dad convicted of drugging, sex assault

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for sexual assault for the rest of his life, vindicating a multitude of women who doubted anyone would ever believe their word against that of America’s Dad. The comedian was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion ...
  • Charles Neville

    Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville dead at 79

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville, who once backed up B.B. King and later gained fame with the Neville Brothers band and their rollicking blend of funk, jazz and rhythm and blues, has died. He was 79. His death came Thursday, months after he disclosed he was fighting pancreatic cancer. Neville’s career dated to the 1950s ...
  • ‘Oh! Susanna’ songwriter’s statue removed amid criticism

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 118-year-old statue of the “Oh! Susanna” songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. In October, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to take the Stephen Foster sculpture out of Schenley Plaza and find it a new home. ...
  • Donald Trump, Kanye West

    Trump says rapper Kanye West has ‘good taste’ for liking him

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised Kanye West on Thursday for having “good taste” for supporting the president. Trump said in an interview with “Fox & Friends” that he knew the rapper “a little bit” and always got along with him, and said West has noticed the low unemployment rate for black Americans. “He sees that stuff and he’s ...
  • Avicii

    Avicii’s family releases 2nd statement about late DJ

    NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii’s family has released a second statement about their late son this week, saying the famed DJ “could not go on any longer” and that “he wanted to find peace.” The Grammy-nominated electronic dance musician, born Tim Bergling, was found dead last week in Muscat, Oman at age 28. Details about his death were not revealed. ...
  • Tatsuya Yamaguchi

    Member of Japan pop group Tokio apologizes for kissing girl

    TOKYO (AP) — A member of the popular Japanese male pop group Tokio apologized Thursday for forcibly kissing a teenage girl at his home. Tatsuya Yamaguchi, 46, said he would suspend work with the band and other entertainment projects. Yamaguchi acknowledged at a news conference that he kissed the girl at his home in February when he was drunk. The ...
  • Uma Thurman

    Uma Thurman, Patty Griffin among readers at poetry tribute

    NEW YORK (AP) — As Uma Thurman rose from her chair during a poetry tribute at Lincoln Center, she turned and bowed to the reader who preceded her, visual artist Lorna Simpson. “That’s called when the evening peaks,” Thurman said Wednesday night after Simpson had completed June Jordan’s “Poem About My Rights,” an impassioned statement of resilience in the face ...
  • Reginald Bolding Jr.

    Arizona’s only black legislators chastised after race talk

    PHOENIX (AP) — The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker’s published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay. Rep. Maria Syms wrote in a column published in the Arizona Republic ...
  • The Latest: Ravens close 1st round with QB Lamar Jackson

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The New England Patriots made their second pick of the first round, taking another player from Georgia at No 31. Running back Sony Michel will join offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn in New England. With the final pick of the first round, Baltimore traded with Philadelphia ...
  • The Latest: Accuser calls Bill Cosby ‘a raping monster’

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 10:40 p.m. One of Bill Cosby’s accusers says he’s “a raping monster” and she looks forward to seeing him “in handcuffs on his way to prison” following his conviction on charges he sexually assaulted a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home. Louisa Moritz says Cosby ...
  • Comic who called Cosby rapist credited after his conviction

    Standup comic Hannibal Buress, whose 2014 remark about sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby went viral, is getting another serious surge of attention. The path to Cosby’s conviction on Thursday on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home arguably started 3 1/2 years earlier in a Philadelphia comedy club, where Buress during his standup act mocked ...
  • Patton Oswalt, Michelle Eileen McNamara

    The Latest: Genealogical websites helped ID suspected killer

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a decades-old serial killing and rape case in California (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Prosecutors say they used online genealogical sites to find a DNA match for a California serial killing suspect. The Sacramento County district attorney’s office said Thursday that authorities used DNA collected from a crime scene of the Golden State ...
  • The Latest: NFL renews Thursday night deal with Amazon

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local): 5 p.m. The NFL has renewed an exclusive partnership with Amazon Prime Video for digital streaming of Thursday night games during 2018 and 2019 seasons. Amazon will stream the 11 Thursday night games broadcast by FOX this season. Those games are also simulcast on NFL Network and ...
  • CNN’s Gupta urges Sessions to back medical marijuana

    NEW YORK (AP) — CNN’s medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has taken the unusual step of publicly urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reconsider his opposition to medical marijuana, particularly as a way to fight the opioid epidemic. Gupta wrote a public letter to Sessions, saying that he had changed his mind on the use of medical marijuana, “and I ...
  • Reaction to the guilty verdicts for Bill Cosby

    Reaction to Bill Cosby’s conviction on charges of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era: “Cosby is guilty. I’m sorry if you loved a lie. His victims can now exhale. Thank you judge and jury. Thank you society for waking up.” — Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan, via Twitter. “Omg. This made ...
  • Kent Jones’ ‘Diane’ takes top award at Tribeca

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kent Jones’ intimate drama “Diane” landed a leading three awards at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, including best narrative feature. “Diane” stars 70-year-old Mary Kay Place as a memory-haunted widow in rural Massachusetts. It’s the first fiction film for Jones, the film critic and director of the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. “Diane,” ...
  • Rami Malek

    Fox talks Disney, teases ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at CinemaCon

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider addressed Disney’s deal to purchase most of Fox and also gave a first look at the highly anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” in a wide-ranging and emotional presentation to theater owners and exhibitors Thursday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas. Rami Malek’s transformation into the Queen ...
  • Brussels university honors director Loach despite critics

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels ULB university honored British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Prime Minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organizations about anti-Semitism allegations. Loach, who is known for his strong defense of the Palestine cause, is often critical of the Israeli government. Still, he denied again Thursday that ...
  • With Cruise, ‘A Quiet Place,’ Paramount ready for a comeback

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures is ready for its comeback story. On Wednesday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the breakthrough thriller “A Quiet Place,” two new Star Trek movies and trotted out its biggest star, Tom Cruise, to dazzle the audience of theater owners and exhibitors with ...
  • John Cena, Hailee Steinfeld

    John Cena says he still loves ex-fiancee Nikki Bella

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — John Cena says he still loves Nikki Bella after their sudden split earlier this month. “I love Nicole with all my heart, and the split is very tough,” the wrestler-turned-actor told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “But that’s life. We all go through highs, we all go through lows. I’m going to get through it. I ...
  • DeLorean widow sues for ‘Back to the Future’ payments

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean has alleged in a lawsuit that a Texas company illegally received money from the “Back to the Future” movies that used his iconic car. The sleek, angular car with gull-wing doors known simply as “the DeLorean,” was featured in the 1985 movie starring Michael J. Fox and a 1989 ...
  • The Latest: Red Cross flooded by missing requests in Syrian

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 1 a.m. The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross says the organization has been “flooded” with about 13,000 requests in the last six months from Syrians looking for missing family members. Peter Maurer told a small group of journalists at U.N. headquarters in New York ...
  • Comparing Cosby’s 2 trials: More accusers and a conviction

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The retrial that led to Bill Cosby’s conviction Thursday on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion played out far differently than one that ended in a hung jury last year. This time, prosecutors had the advantage of calling five additional accusers to help make the case that the man once ...
  • Bill Cosby: America’s Dad convicted of drugging, sex assault

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for sexual assault for the rest of his life, vindicating a multitude of women who doubted anyone would ever believe their word against that of America’s Dad. The comedian was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion ...
  • Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation’s first memorial to the victims of lynching Thursday in Alabama. Hundreds lined up in the rain to get a first look at the memorial and museum in Montgomery. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates 4,400 black people who were slain in lynchings and ...
  • The Latest: Accuser calls Bill Cosby ‘a raping monster’

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 10:40 p.m. One of Bill Cosby’s accusers says he’s “a raping monster” and she looks forward to seeing him “in handcuffs on his way to prison” following his conviction on charges he sexually assaulted a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home. Louisa Moritz says Cosby ...
  • Saquon Barkley

    Giants pass on QB, take running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants passed on an heir apparent to two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and took a running back that many think is the best to come out of college in decade. The Giants selected Penn State’s Saquon Barkley with the second pick overall, a player many football experts consider the best running ...
  • Bill Cosby

    Temple University reconsidering Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby long served as a leading public face and a key fundraiser for Philadelphia’s Temple University, but his alma mater said Thursday it will reconsider an honorary degree awarded to the comedian more than two decades ago, after he was convicted of drugging and molesting a university employee in 2004. A spokesman for Temple University in ...
  • Charles Neville

    Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville dead at 79

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville, who once backed up B.B. King and later gained fame with the Neville Brothers band and their rollicking blend of funk, jazz and rhythm and blues, has died. He was 79. His death came Thursday, months after he disclosed he was fighting pancreatic cancer. Neville’s career dated to the 1950s ...