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LISTEN: The BEST Halloween Candy!

It’s Halloween and how do you become the favorite trick or treat house? By giving away the best candy. So we helped you decide what to buy, by asking what’s the best Halloween candy? Read More »

LISTEN: Sweet Becca from the Country Mecca 10/23

Every morning at 6:36,7:36, 8:36 Becca updates us on what’s trending in country music. Carrie Underwood has chosen a baby name AND says her second pregnancy has been harder. Rascal Flatts working on singles vs. albums AND Dierks Bentley co-producing a TV show? Read More »

BIG 3: Hurricane Willa, West County Dove & Mega Jackpots

1. Hurricane Willa in the eastern Pacific Ocean is now a Category 5 storm. Hurricane Willa is expected to make landfall along the southwestern coast of mainland Mexico tomorrow afternoon or evening. 2. The dove that on top of the West County Mall will be back soon. It was taken down for a makeover, and when it comes back, it’ll ... Read More »

CMA Awards Performances Are Set For Next Month

First of all, CONGRATS(!) to our very own Bud and Broadway Home Team for winning this years CMA Major Market Personalities of the Year, they’ll be representing New Country 92.3 in Nashville for the big show November 14th. We’re also learning this week that a couple of big names have been added to the list of performers playing that night, ... Read More »

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  • George Soros

    Bomb found at philanthropist George Soros’ suburban home

    BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A bomb was found in a mailbox at the suburban New York compound of George Soros, the liberal billionaire philanthropist who has been the target of right-wing conspiracy theorists, authorities said Tuesday. Federal investigators were reviewing surveillance video to determine whether the package had been sent through the mail or delivered some other way, officials said, ...
  • The Latest: Erdogan: Turkey doing all it can over murder

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised family members of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi that Turkey would do all it can “to shed light on the murder.” The officials said Erdogan on Tuesday called Khashoggi’s son, Abdullah, to express ...
  • George Soros

    The Latest: Official says Soros device resembled a pipe bomb

    BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on an explosive device found at a suburban home of George Soros (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A law enforcement official says an explosive device found outside liberal philanthropist George Soros’ suburban New York compound resembled a pipe bomb and was inside a package discovered in a mailbox. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss ...
  • Curtis Hill

    Indiana attorney general won’t be charged in alleged groping

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will not be criminally charged in the alleged drunken groping of a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers at a party this year because it would be too difficult to prove a case against him, a special prosecutor said Tuesday. Special prosecutor Daniel Sigler said he considered bringing misdemeanor battery charges against ...
  • Ricky Bell

    Man’s lethal injection fight may lead him to electric chair

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Tennessee death row prisoner were trying to spare him from lethal injection and they succeeded — but not the way they hoped. Instead of getting the needle, Edmund Zagorski is scheduled to die in the electric chair on Nov. 1. If the execution goes forward, he will be only the second person to ...
  • Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freed

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government said Tuesday that a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who went missing three years ago while in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a hastily arranged news conference late Tuesday that Japan was informed by Qatar that the man, believed to be journalist ...
  • Saudi investment forum opens, clouded by writer’s death

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia began on Tuesday in Riyadh, with the crown prince making a brief public appearance at the kingdom’s first major event since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. Khashoggi’s death loomed large over the start of the event, known as ...
  • Sean Combs, P.Diddy

    Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter school

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx. Capital Preparatory Schools has been approved to open the school in September with 160 6th- and 7th-graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over five years, according to an ...
  • Ricky Skaggs

    Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of Fame

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a ceremony featuring performances from Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Connie Smith and Dierks Bentley. It ...
  • Murakami enjoys writing because he doesn’t know the ending

    TOKYO (AP) — Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn’t know how they’ll end. The Japanese author behind global best-sellers like his latest, “Killing Commendatore” hosted a special radio show on Sunday. He said he starts writing without deciding how the story should end. Ideas pop up as he writes, and he goes with the flow while ...
  • Garth Brooks’ concert at Notre Dame success despite weather

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Bad weather tested the devotion of 84,000 fans who went to see Garth Brooks at Notre Dame Stadium over the weekend. And it appears they really wanted to be at the event in northern Indiana. It was the first such concert in the stadium’s 88-year history. The Indianapolis Star reports that strong winds made it ...
  • Tom Petty

    Family, fans, of Tom Petty gather to name park in his honor

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida park was renamed after iconic rocker Tom Petty, who played at that park as a boy. The Gainesville Sun reports that hundreds of members of the Tom Petty Nation! fan club visited Gainesville on Saturday to celebrate the star’s birthday with his music and the dedication of the former Northeast Park as Tom Petty ...
  • Loretta Lynn

    Lynn says she’s better after illness sent her to hospital

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists. A message posted on Lynn’s official Facebook page Saturday afternoon said she is feeling better and is now resting at home. Lynn’s post said she ...
  • Usher

    Philadelphia songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher song

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track’s other co-writers. A jury last week awarded the sum to Daniel Marino. His former co-writer William Guice was ordered ...
  • Man shot by guard in lobby of local Washington Fox station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A security guard shot a man at Washington’s local Fox station Monday after he kicked through a pair of locked doors and tried to enter the lobby, police said. Commander Melvin Gresham of the Metropolitan Police Department told reporters that the man was apparently unarmed and was in stable condition at an area hospital. The incident just ...
  • PBS docuseries ‘Native America’ recreates cultures pre-1492

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The story of Native America taught in U.S. public schools usually begins at contact with European explorers. Children then get lessons about Thanksgiving, maybe the Trail of Tears or the 19th century wars over the removal of tribes in the American West. Rarely discussed is life in the Americas before Columbus’ 1492 voyage. A new four-part ...
  • Rowling, Tolkien, Austen novels vie for bragging rights

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The results are in for an impassioned national election that put the popularity of candidates Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling on the line. The effort to discover America’s best-loved novel — and promote reading — ends with the winner announced on Tuesday’s 8 p.m. EDT finale (check local listings) of PBS’ “The Great American ...
  • Richard Parsons

    Correction: CBS-Parsons story

    In some versions of a headline on a story Oct. 22 and 23 about an interim CBS chairman resigning, The Associated Press erroneously reported the last name of the chairman. It’s Parsons, not Parson. A corrected version of the story is below: Parsons resigning from CBS board for health reasons Richard Parsons resigning from CBS Corp. board of directors; Zelnick ...
  • ‘Shark Tank’ backs late 9/11 cleaner’s idea, pitched by kids

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sharks on “Shark Tank” are supporting an invention created by a New York City firefighter who died of cancer after helping clean up the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Kevin Young’s children on Sunday pitched his Cup Board Pro, a chopping block that features a detachable bowl for cleanup. The 53-year-old died in March, ...
  • NBC hires Paul Azinger to replace Johnny Miller

    NBC Sports is hiring Paul Azinger as its lead golf analyst with hopes he can deliver his own brand of sharp, candid observations that made Johnny Miller such a strong presence in the broadcast booth for three decades. Miller’s last tournament will be the Waste Management Phoenix Open the first weekend in February. Azinger already has a steady voice in ...
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 35-year acting career and with two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of “Seinfeld” and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Meyer — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been honored with the Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy. On Sunday night at Washington’s Kennedy Center, the 57-year-old actress received a stream of testimonials from celebrities ...
  • Movie Pass

    MoviePass to be jettisoned by parent company

    NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, the struggling discount movie ticket subscription service, is being spun off by the company that owns it. Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. did not try to obscure the reasons why on Tuesday. MoviePass has become a burden. MoviePass drew in millions of subscribers, luring them with a $10 monthly rate. But that proved costly. Because ...
  • Catherine Deneuve

    French film star Catherine Deneuve receives Japanese award

    TOKYO (AP) — French film star Catherine Deneuve received Japan’s most prestigious art award on Tuesday at a ceremony in Tokyo, where she was greeted by Emperor Akihito. Deneuve received the Praemium Imperiale for her achievement in film and theater performances. The 84-year-old Akihito, who is abdicating at the end of April, shook hands with Deneuve at a reception afterward ...
  • Anywhere but Washington: Why DC stories rarely film in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart glaring geographic and architectural inaccuracies in movies and television shows set in Washington. One of the most famous is the 1987 film “No Way Out,” where Kevin Costner escapes pursuers by taking a subway from Georgetown. No subway station has ever existed in the tony neighborhood. The ...
  • Amy Schumer, Chris Fischer

    Amy Schumer took long way around to announce she’s pregnant

    Amy Schumer took the long way around to announce she’s pregnant with husband Chris Fischer. The comedian and actress broke her baby news Monday on the Instagram stories of friend and journalist Jessica Yellin . Yellin, of the site NewsNotNoise.org, showed at the end of a list of Schumer’s recommended congressional and gubernatorial candidates the line: “I’m pregnant-Amy Schumer.” Schumer ...
  • Billionaire Boys Club’s Joe Hunt seeks cut in life sentence

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman’s patter and powers of persuasion to get wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole. Now he’s using those same ...
  • ‘Wonder Woman’ sequel pushed back to summer 2020

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The world will have to wait a little longer for the “Wonder Woman” sequel, which will now arrive in theaters in summer 2020. Warner Bros. announced Monday that “Wonder Woman 1984” will now open on June 5, 2020. The film starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian superhero had been slated for a November 2019 release. Patty ...
  • Michael Caine

    Michael Caine looks back in ‘Blowing the Bloody Doors Off’

    LONDON (AP) — Michael Caine has been looking back, and on the whole he likes the view. Regrets? He’s had few. The 85-year-old star of “Alfie,” ”Get Carter” and “The Dark Knight” — among many, many others — reminisces fondly in “Blowing the Bloody Doors Off,” whose title adapts a line from his 1969 heist caper “The Italian Job.” Being ...
  • The Latest: Erdogan: Turkey doing all it can over murder

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised family members of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi that Turkey would do all it can “to shed light on the murder.” The officials said Erdogan on Tuesday called Khashoggi’s son, Abdullah, to express ...
  • Saudi investment forum opens, clouded by writer’s death

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia began on Tuesday in Riyadh, with the crown prince making a brief public appearance at the kingdom’s first major event since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. Khashoggi’s death loomed large over the start of the event, known as ...
  • Julia Roberts

    Julia Roberts, Constance Wu celebrated at InStyle Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Roberts was brought to tears by “Notting Hill” writer Richard Curtis, Jeff Goldblum showed off his socks and celebrated his 66th birthday with a cupcake, and Constance Wu spoke the power of representation Monday night at a glitzy soiree in Los Angeles. Stylists, designers and celebrities from Jennifer Aniston to Clare Waight Keller, who designed ...
  • Sean Combs, P.Diddy

    Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter school

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx. Capital Preparatory Schools has been approved to open the school in September with 160 6th- and 7th-graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over five years, according to an ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump sends CIA director to Turkey to review Khashoggi case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched the director of the CIA to Turkey in a quest to get more information about the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and weigh a possible U.S. response. Trump said Monday he’s not satisfied with the explanations he’s heard about the Washington Post columnist and critic of the kingdom who died Oct. 2 ...
  • Rosie O'Donnell

    Rosie O’Donnell is engaged, no wedding date set

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rosie O’Donnell is getting married. The 56-year-old confirmed to People magazine on Monday her engagement to 33-year-old Elizabeth Rooney. O’Donnell says their wedding date is “a long time in the future.” They’ve had a long-distance relationship because O’Donnell lives in New York and Rooney lives in Boston. O’Donnell says the Army veteran is “a wonderful woman.” ...
  • WWE star Roman Reigns announces he has leukemia

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — WWE wrestler Roman Reigns says he will step away from the ring because he has leukemia. The 33-year-old Reigns, whose real name is Joe Anoa’i, made the announcement Monday night to open the episode of “Raw.” He was originally diagnosed in 2008 at age 22, though he quickly went into remission. He’s been fighting the disease ...