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Lydia’s mother’s family founded The Lydia Faith Cox Family Foundation after her death in 2009. The money raised from the foundation’s golf tournament, and other fund raising events, would no longer go towards medical needs, but to help others. The mission of UCP Heartland is to provide the highest quality of programs, services and supports while advancing the independence, productivity ... Read More »

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  • Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul kills 24 people

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul’s chief police spokesman said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault. The attack took place in a western Kabul neighborhood where several prominent politicians reside and ...
  • Israel Embassy shooting in Jordan complicates shrine crisis

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A deadly shooting at Israel’s Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over a major Jerusalem shrine, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence. The shooting, in which an Israeli security guard killed two Jordanians after being attacked by one of them with a ...
  • Jared Kushner

    Jared Kushner says he has ‘nothing to hide’ on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is denying that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, saying in a statement ahead of congressional interviews that he has “nothing to hide.” The 11-page statement provided to The Associated Press by a representative Monday details four contacts with Russians during Trump’s campaign and transition. Kushner plans to deliver the ...
  • Ryan Zinke

    Interior pick on track for Senate approval despite lobbying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and environmental groups are criticizing President Donald Trump’s nominee for the No. 2 position at the Interior Department, arguing that David Bernhardt has continued to advise a California water district even after he withdrew his formal registration as a lobbyist last year. His nomination flies in the face of Trump’s pledge to “drain the swamp” in ...
  • Swiss police say attack in northern city of Schaffhausen is not a terrorist act

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police say attack in northern city of Schaffhausen is not a terrorist act.
  • Eldia Contreras

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP SON-IN-LAW DENIES COLLUDING WITH RUSSIA Jared Kushner denies colluding with Russia and says he has “nothing to hide” in statement ahead of interviews this week with congressional investigators. 2. ‘WE’RE LOOKING AT A HUMAN-TRAFFICKING CRIME’ The suspect is due in court ...
  • Police: Man wounds 5 people in northern Swiss city

    BERLIN (AP) — Five people were taken to the hospital, two of them with serious injuries, following an apparent attack Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said. Authorities are searching for a man they believe was involved in the attack. Police spokeswoman Cindy Beer told SRF television that police were alerted at 10.39 a.m. Monday (0839 GMT) ...
  • Chance the Rapper

    More than 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper show

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert Friday night featuring Chance the Rapper in Connecticut, authorities said. Many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking. Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said Saturday that officers made 50 underage drinking referrals at Hot 93.7’s Hot Jam concert at Xfinity Theatre. Most of those charged were issued ...
  • Scotty McCreery

    Country singer Scotty McCreery cited for handgun at airport

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Country singer Scotty McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Authorities told local media organizations that they found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery’s backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13. He told authorities he had been at a firing range and forgot ...
  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending July 20, 2017: Top Songs 1. Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber), Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee 2. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back, Shawn Mendes 3. Attention, Charlie Puth 4. Slow Hands, Niall Horan 5. Body Like a Back Road, Sam Hunt 6. Sorry Not Sorry, Demi Lovato 7. Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee), French ...
  • Chester Bennington, Dean DeLeo

    Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington’s death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The band Linkin Park canceled its North American tour Friday after its lead singer, Chester Bennington, was found dead by hanging the day before. “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. ...
  • Beyonce

    Beyonce wax figure touched up after fans say it’s too white

    NEW YORK (AP) — A wax figure of Beyonce at Madame Tussauds in New York has been given a makeover after fans of the megastar said the figure was too white. The wax Beyonce sported wavy blond hair and appeared to be thinner and lighter-skinned than the “Lemonade” singer in real life. Fans complained on Twitter that the figure looked ...
  • elvis

    Elementary school stage where Elvis Presley sang renovated

    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — One of the first stages Elvis Presley sang on has been refinished during the renovation of the auditorium at his elementary school in Mississippi. Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Friday the rock ‘n’ roll king was a student at Lawhon Elementary School during the early 1940s. Recent renovations also included restoration of the auditorium’s original hardwood ...
  • ‘Jersey Boys’ nostalgia fades, but the ‘Hit Men’ play on

    CRANFORD, N.J. (AP) — Five years ago, some musicians who had played with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons during his comeback in the 1970s rounded up some of their friends, slicked back what hair they had left and set out on a tour to capitalize on the success of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys.” “It was kind of, ‘Let’s see if ...
  • New York Times asks ‘Fox & Friends’ for apology

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is asking Fox News’ morning show “Fox & Friends” to apologize for what the newspaper calls a “malicious and inaccurate segment” about the newspaper, intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday. New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said Sunday that she requested an “on-air apology and tweet.” The paper, ...
  • Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later disqualified because of an Instagram post supporting Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. Screenshots taken by Gypsy Freeman show she was declared the winner last month of an Instagram “Saint + Sinner Contest” sponsored by the makeup line, which ...
  • No butts about it: tiger and goat cohabitate

    MOSCOW (AP) — A neglectful mother whose partner’s unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate’s home with an odd companion of her own. This isn’t lurid reality TV. It’s tigers and goats in Russia’s Far East. In 2015, a goat was placed in a tiger’s compound in a wildlife park near Vladivostok with the expectation that he ...
  • Millie Bobby Brown

    Creators, cast of ‘Stranger Things’ debut season 2 trailer

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The creators of “Stranger Things” premiered a trailer for the show’s second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn’t seen it. The Duffer Bros. were joined by director Shawn Levy and stars Millie Bobby Brown, Matthew Modine and the crew of young actors who play a group of friends searching ...
  • ‘Let 1994 go’: Simpson case’s racial symbolism now a relic

    Justin Zimmerman was a 7-year-old black boy in Moreno Valley, California, when O.J. Simpson was on trial for murder. He wasn’t old enough to understand the “trial of the century,” but his parents and the older black people in his community made their position clear: They were cheering for Simpson, and were convinced the former NFL star was an innocent ...
  • Small seaplane makes hard landing in NY’s East River.

    NEW YORK (AP) — A seaplane made a hard landing in New York’s East River on Friday and passengers including TV producer Bill Lawrence, the creator of “Scrubs” and other shows, were rescued. The plane went down near Manhattan’s east side shortly after 5:30 p.m. The Fire Department says 10 people were on board. All of them declined medical attention. ...
  • Cody Christian, Linden Ashby, Melissa Ponzio, Dylan Sprayberry, Colton Haynes, Shelley Hennig, Charlie Carver, Tyler Posey, Khylin Rhambo

    ‘Teen Wolf’ cast makes special appearance for Make-A-Wish

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The stars of “Teen Wolf” made a special appearance at Comic-Con Friday for an audience of one. Nine members of the MTV show’s cast sat down for a meet-and-greet with 16-year-old super fan Sydney Lang, who came to Comic-Con with her family thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Sydney’s parents, Kevin and Gwen, said it was their ...
  • Harrison Ford

    Comic-Con hits: ‘Black Panther,’ Batman, ‘Stranger Things’

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — From “Black Panther” to Batman, “Stranger Things” to “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Ready Player One” to Rep. John Lewis, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite. As the annual fan convention in San Diego wraps Sunday after four days of panels, presentations, screenings and autograph signings, here’s a look at some of the highlights. BLACK ...
  • Victory for ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Girls Trip’ at the box office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s victory for “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” at the box office this weekend. Both original and well-reviewed films smashed expectations and enticed diverse audiences to the theaters, even though cumulatively summer remains down from last year. Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic brought in an estimated $50.5 million to easily top the charts, according to Warner ...
  • Gal Gadot

    Wonder Woman sequel gets a title: ‘Wonder Woman II’

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wonder Woman has a few reasons to celebrate. As of Sunday, the superhero pic is now the highest-grossing film of the summer with $398 million from North American theaters, and the sequel is official. Warner Bros. is not saying much about the inevitable follow-up to the smash hit, but the studio did flash a title card ...
  • Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan

    Comic-Con goes wild for ‘Black Panther’ at Marvel panel

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — “Black Panther” stole the show Saturday night at Marvel Studios’ Comic-Con presentation, outshining the Ant-Man, Thor and even the ultimate Avengers team-up, “Infinity War.” Fans went wild for the exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming superhero pic, featuring star Chadwick Boseman T’Challa intercepting a sketchy vibranium trade between Andy Serkis’ Klaw and Martin Freeman’s Everett. Set ...
  • Michelle Pfeiffer joins ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ as Janet

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Michelle Pfeiffer is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios announced Saturday at Comic-Con that Pfeiffer has been cast in the “Ant-Man” sequel “Ant-Man and the Wasp” as Janet van Dyne, who is Hank Pym’s missing wife. Pfeiffer will be starring alongside returning Ant-Man actors Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas in the film. Marvel ...
  • Charlize Theron

    Charlize Theron on equal pay, female action stars and Bond

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Charlize Theron has a message to audiences: See female-driven movies, and studios will make more. “I always say to studios, ‘Make more female-driven movies,’ ” Theron said. “They said, ‘We would if people go and see them.’ So go see those movies!” Theron gave a wide-ranging talk at Comic-Con on Saturday in promotion of her upcoming ...
  • Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck to fans: I’m still Batman, despite rumors

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities. Speaking to a crowd of about 6,500 fans at San Diego Comic-Con, Affleck unequivocally assured the crowd that he is still starring in “The Batman.” On ...
  • Michael Phelps

    Phelps loses by 2 seconds to simulated shark in ‘Shark Week’

    Michael Phelps has finally met his match in the water: a “great white shark.” The Olympic champion swimmer was bested Sunday night in the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.” But Phelps didn’t swim with a real shark. He competed in the ocean against a computer-simulated fish based on data on the swimming ...
  • Martin Truex Jr.

    Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kasey Kahne needed a break Sunday — and got it. The 37-year-old driver barely reached the overtime line before the last caution flag came out in a crash-marred Brickyard 400, allowing Kahne to complete a six-hour marathon and snap a long winless streak. He crossed the yard of bricks under caution with daylight fading and his muscles ...
  • Jerry Jones

    Jerry Jones backs Elliott, puts on pre-camp show for Cowboys

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Jones interjected some bad-boy anecdotes from his youth, smiled at the thought of life before social media and even asked a couple of questions himself Sunday at his annual training camp opener with reporters . When the topic is the multitude of off-field issues confronting the Dallas Cowboys — headlined by star running back Ezekiel ...
  • O.J. Simpson had a ‘conflict-free life’? Not really

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week that he’s led a “conflict-free life,” he seemed to overlook a few episodes that had him cycling in and out of courtrooms and jail cells for nearly 20 years before the Las Vegas hotel-room heist that sent him to prison in 2008. There was a wife-beating ...
  • Diana Font

    ‘Star Wars’ fan clubs honor Carrie Fisher at Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four “Star Wars” costuming clubs held a tribute to their favorite fallen princess at Comic-Con. The fan groups celebrated the life and work of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia at the pop-culture convention in San Diego on Sunday. Several women dressed in Leia’s flowing white gown and iconic twin buns spoke about how much the character ...
  • Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later disqualified because of an Instagram post supporting Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. Screenshots taken by Gypsy Freeman show she was declared the winner last month of an Instagram “Saint + Sinner Contest” sponsored by the makeup line, which ...
  • Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

    LONDON (AP) — It was a typical phone call between two boys and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief — the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on the phone chatting. The brevity of that 1997 call haunts Prince William and Prince Harry to this day — for ...