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  • Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

    BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina businessman suffering from severe mental illness left a meal with his family, got into his sport utility vehicle and then drove at high speed into the restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law and critically injuring other relatives, his pastor said Monday.

  • Humans account for very little next to plants, worms, bugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists calculate that when you weigh all life on Earth, billions of humans don't amount to much compared to trees, earthworms or even viruses. But they say we really know how to throw around what little weight we have.    A first-of-its-kind global biomass census found that humans only add up to about one ten-thousandth of the life on Earth.

  • Man digging for tortoises says he planned to eat them

    STUART, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife officials say a man they found in possession of two gopher tortoises, said he didn't want to keep them as pets - he planned to eat them.    Martin County Sheriff's officials said they found 28-year-old Robert Lane digging into the ground Sunday pulling out gopher tortoises at Seabranch Preserve State Park.

  • Judge says suspect's comments to law officers are admissible

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane County judge has ruled that statements to law officers made by the student arrested for shooting four people at Freeman High School last year are admissible in upcoming court proceedings.    Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the decision Monday in the case of 16-year-old Caleb Sharpe, who was arrested for the death of one classmate and the wounding of three others.

  • U.S. citizen questioned by Border Patrol in small Montana town for speaking Spanish

    HAVRE, Mont. - Two U.S. citizens were questioned by a Border Patrol officer in Montana for speaking Spanish while stopped at a gas station.  Ana Suda told the Washington Post she and friend Mimi Hernandez, both Mexican-Americans, ran out to a gas station convenience store for milk and eggs just after midnight in Havre, Montana and started conversing in Spanish while waiting to pay. 

  • Cheney teacher's Twitter thread on letting student sleep goes viral

    CHENEY, Wash. - A Cheney High School English teacher let a student sleep in his class last week and the thread on Twitter describing the reason has gone viral.  Monte Syrie tweeted the reason he let the student, Meg, sleep in class last week and the thread caught the attention of many.  The thread reads in its entirety here: 

  • Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in DUI crash

    OCALA, Fla. - A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette Marie Welk didn't smile when a new mugshot was taken Saturday at the Marion County Jail in Ocala. 

  • Frontier passenger arrested after reportedly groping woman then urinating on the seat in front of him

    DENVER - A passenger aboard a Frontier Airlines flight was taken away in handcuffs last week after passengers say he grabbed two women during the flight and then peed on the seat in front of him.  The flight was heading from Denver to Charleston and witnesses say the unidentified man had been drinking heavily when he grabbed a woman seated next to him.  

  • Judge says state must provide 1 day notice to kill wolves

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Thurston County judge says the state of Washington must provide one business day of notice before killing any wolves.    That's to give the public time to go to court to try and block the killings. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese on Friday also dismissed a lawsuit filed by two environmental groups that challenged the state's decision to wipe out the Sherman pack of wolves last year. 

  • Washington Fish & Wildlife Officers kill cougar they believed attacked cyclists

    SEATTLE - A mountain biker who survived a cougar attack that killed his friend east of Seattle is recovering in the hospital. Photos show Fish and Wildlife officers with a male cougar they shot and killed following Saturday's attack in a remote area near North Bend.  Officers believe it is the same cougar that killed 32-year-old SJ Brooks and injured 31-year-old Issac Sederbaum.

  • Hasbro trademarks Play-doh's scent: sweet, slightly musky

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh. The toy company on Friday announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Play-doh's distinctive smell with a registered trademark, something rarely issued for a scent.

  • Ohio man walking home from train station followed by pig

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio - Police in a Cleveland suburb thought they had a drunk on their hands when a man called to report a pig following him home from a train station. A North Ridgeville, Ohio, officer arrived on the scene early Saturday to find the man was very sober and a pig was in fact following him.  

  • Officer who shot school gunman gets ovation at graduation

    DIXON, Ill. - A school resource officer who was hailed a hero for shooting and arresting a gunman at a northern Illinois high school received a standing ovation as he led students into their graduation ceremony. Officer Mark Dallas' 18-year-old son, Josh, was among the Dixon High School students forced to run for their lives during the shooting Wednesday.

  • Family speaks after shots fired by suspect in North Spokane neighborhood hit their home

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A neighborhood is still shaken after shots rang out early Saturday morning. The man accused of firing rounds from inside his home remains in the Spokane County Jail, but a family is speaking out, describing how close those shots came. “We woke up to gunshots,” says Nick Cordero. Police say Jimmy Engleman was firing rounds out of his home and several of those rounds hit neighboring homes. One of them hit the Cordero’s home. “It was scary,”...

  • Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

    Kelly Clarkson tearfully called for a moment of change, instead of a moment of silence for the victims of a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, at the opening of the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.    The awards show host, who is from Texas, said as she held back tears that moments of silence are not working, but "why don't we change what's happening"

  • Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east of Seattle, killing one of them, appears to have been emaciated. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Capt. Alan Myers said Sunday that the cougar was about 100 pounds (45 kilograms), when a typical 3-year-old male in the area would be 140 to 180 pounds (63 to 81 kilograms). A necropsy will try to determine why the animal was underweight.

  • $90M worth of liquid meth found in semi-truck's fuel tank in North Carolina

    LINDEN, N.C. - Investigators seized a semi truck on Saturday that had $90.8 million worth of liquid methamphetamine in the driver's side fuel tank. The truck was being handled by 49-year-old Raul Topete Arreola and 48-year-old Aquileo Perez Pineda. Both men have been charged with three counts of trafficking meth.

  • FAA: Helicopter carrying 3 people crashes in Louisiana

    BOUTTE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a helicopter carrying three people has crashed in south Louisiana.    Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the Hughes 369 helicopter crashed about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of New Orleans on Sunday morning. The names of those aboard the helicopter have not been released. Molinaro says he doesn't know the extent of injuries. 

  • Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether it or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration.

  • Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Ryan Reaves scored the winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights pushed their remarkable expansion season into the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.    Alex Tuch also scored for the Knights.

  • Police: Man purposefully drives car into restaurant, kills 2

    BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man purposely drove his car into a North Carolina restaurant, killing his daughter and another person and injuring others.    The Bessemer City Police Department says in a news release that preliminary evidence indicates that the man drove his vehicle into the Surf and Turf Lodge about noon Sunday.

  • Boy, 3, rescued from manure pit on farm

    HONEY BROOK, Pa. (AP) - Officials say emergency crews rescued a 3-year-old boy who fell into a manure pit on a farm near Philadelphia.    Emergency responders were called to the Honey Brook Township farm at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday after the child fell into the six- to 10-foot pit inside a large barn.

  • 14-year-old pretends he's a NY cop, robs a legally blind man

    NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a 14-year-old boy posing as a police officer was arrested for snatching a legally blind man's wallet in a Manhattan subway station - while pretending to help him.    His mother turned the baby-faced youth in to police on Sunday, nearly a week after he fled the station at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue.

  • Ex-State Republican Party chair to challenge Sen. Cantwell

    SEATTLE (AP) - Former state Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell's effort to win a fourth term in 2018.    The Seattle Times reports Hutchison filed late Friday afternoon right before the candidate-filing deadline.    Hutchison is the best-known of more than two-dozen challengers in the race.

  • Adams County deputies take 14-year-old suspect into custody for shooting

    OTHELLO, Wash. - Adams County deputies are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night in Othello.  Deputies say it happened around 10:20 p.m. in the 600 block of S. Danielle Road. A 17-year-old was shot through his left shoulder while sitting in his car. The teen was able to get away and drove to Othello Community Hospital where he was treated and later released.

  • ‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaur expert’s next big thing: holograms

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster’s comb.

  • ‘World of uncertainty’: Hawaii lava reaches sea, injures man

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with a river of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury.

  • Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, BTS set for Billboard Awards

    After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking "janet." album, Janet Jackson will be capping off an epic week with her first televised performance in nine years at the Billboard Music Awards.    Jackson will also receive the Icon Award on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where today's hitmakers will also hit the stage, from Ariana Grande to John Legend.

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  • Searchers recover body of missing Montana backcountry skier

    Searchers recover body of missing Montana backcountry skier

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:46:41 GMT

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a northwestern Montana physician who went missing while backcountry skiing in February.    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the body of 62-year-old Jonathan Torgerson of Columbia Falls was recovered Saturday in an avalanche runout zone on the north side of Whitefish Mountain.

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    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a northwestern Montana physician who went missing while backcountry skiing in February.    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says the body of 62-year-old Jonathan Torgerson of Columbia Falls was recovered Saturday in an avalanche runout zone on the north side of Whitefish Mountain.

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  • Sister of Missing Illinois Man Speaks Out

    Sister of Missing Illinois Man Speaks Out

    Friday, May 11 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:38:00 GMT
    Friday, May 11 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:45:48 GMT

    This Sunday will mark two weeks since Paul Batson, an Illinois man, went missing. He was making a detour through Montana when he disappeared near Reed Point. Work to find Batson continues this weekend.

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    This Sunday will mark two weeks since Paul Batson, an Illinois man, went missing. He was making a detour through Montana when he disappeared near Reed Point. Work to find Batson continues this weekend.

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  • Illinois Man Still Missing, Last Seen in Reed Point

    Illinois Man Still Missing, Last Seen in Reed Point

    Friday, May 11 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-05-11 04:34:26 GMT
    Friday, May 11 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-05-11 04:34:26 GMT

    The search for an Illinois man who was last heard from in Montana at the end of April, continues this weekend. Paul Batson, 49, was reported missing out of Bozeman. His car was found in Reed Point on Sunday, April 29. Sgt.

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    The search for an Illinois man who was last heard from in Montana at the end of April, continues this weekend. Paul Batson, 49, was reported missing out of Bozeman. His car was found in Reed Point on Sunday, April 29. Sgt.

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  • Cougars fall 4-2 at No. 3 Stanford

    Cougars fall 4-2 at No. 3 Stanford

    Photo: Washington State AthleticsPhoto: Washington State Athletics
    Photo: Washington State AthleticsPhoto: Washington State Athletics

    WSU (15-31-1, 7-19-1 Pac-12) outhit Stanford 10-6 but the Cardinal (43-8, 21-6 Pac-12) used three straight two-out hits in the sixth inning to even the game and take a 4-2 lead.

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    WSU (15-31-1, 7-19-1 Pac-12) outhit Stanford 10-6 but the Cardinal (43-8, 21-6 Pac-12) used three straight two-out hits in the sixth inning to even the game and take a 4-2 lead.

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  • Gonzaga falls 4-3 against Santa Clara on Senior Day

    Gonzaga falls 4-3 against Santa Clara on Senior Day

    Photo: Gonzaga AthleticsPhoto: Gonzaga Athletics
    Photo: Gonzaga AthleticsPhoto: Gonzaga Athletics

    Gonzaga will be back in action on Thursday at the WCC Tournament at a time to be determined. Live coverage will be available on GoZags.com.

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    Gonzaga will be back in action on Thursday at the WCC Tournament at a time to be determined. Live coverage will be available on GoZags.com.

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  • Gonzaga Runs Away Early in 9-0 Win Over Santa Clara

    Gonzaga Runs Away Early in 9-0 Win Over Santa Clara

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:10:19 GMT
    Photo: Gonzaga AthleticsPhoto: Gonzaga Athletics

    SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga baseball posted nine runs in the first two innings and Alek Jacob struck out 12 on the way to a 9-0 shutout win over Santa Clara on Saturday night. The win moved Gonzaga to 29-21 overall and 16-10 in the West Coast Conference, and kept them within one game of Pepperdine for the league lead. The Waves beat Portland 6-2 to hold on to the top spot. On Sunday, a Gonzaga win and Pepperdine loss would clinch the No. 1 seed...

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    SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga baseball posted nine runs in the first two innings and Alek Jacob struck out 12 on the way to a 9-0 shutout win over Santa Clara on Saturday night. The win moved Gonzaga to 29-21 overall and 16-10 in the West Coast Conference, and kept them within one game of Pepperdine for the league lead. The Waves beat Portland 6-2 to hold on to the top spot. On Sunday, a Gonzaga win and Pepperdine loss would clinch the No. 1 seed...

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  • School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

    School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:41 AM EDT2018-05-21 05:41:59 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:35:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among tho...(AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among tho...
    An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a...>>
    An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school.>>
  • Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

    Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:32:07 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:35:19 GMT
    A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been chosen as the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state universities.>>
    A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been chosen as the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state universities.>>
  • Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

    Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:41:48 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:35:18 GMT
    (Gaston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Sunday, May 20, 2018, booking photo provided by the Gaston County Sheriff's Office shows Roger Self. Police say that Self intentionally rammed a vehicle into a restaurant shortly after midday Sunday, May 20...(Gaston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Sunday, May 20, 2018, booking photo provided by the Gaston County Sheriff's Office shows Roger Self. Police say that Self intentionally rammed a vehicle into a restaurant shortly after midday Sunday, May 20...
    Authorities say man intentionally rammed vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy with weekend lunch crowd, killing his daughter, another person and injuring several others.>>
    Authorities say man intentionally rammed vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy with weekend lunch crowd, killing his daughter, another person and injuring several others.>>
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