Wash. inmate being tried for prison guard killing

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state inmate is standing trial on charges he strangled a corrections officer to death with an amplifier cord in the chapel. The aggravated murder trial began Wednesday in Everett for Byron Scherf,…

Texas man convicted in killing yells at judge

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The start of the trial penalty phase for a Houston man convicted of killing a 79-year-old bystander during a shooting rampage outside a courthouse was delayed Wednesday by his angry outbursts. “Where’s the American…

Review: ‘Love Is All You Need’? That’s all you get

The message behind most romantic comedies is the simple-minded sentiment that love is all you need. So when Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier takes that title for a departure from somber drama to romance, you might expect her to…

Unemployment rates fall in 90 pct. of US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs. The Labor Department says…
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Kirkland's Leaving Mall

Home interior retailer Kirkland's announced Wednesday it will be moving out of the Southern Park Mall. …

Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers…

Ore. trailer park bomb capable of 100-yard blast

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — A pipe bomb discovered by two Eastern Oregon women had a potential blast radius of at least 100 yards and might have damaged a trailer home park if it had exploded, an Oregon State…

Twinkle’s Kitchen | Spicy Strawberry-Lime Salsa

It’s beginning to look a lot like salsa season! With just a little work you can create colorful, tangy, hot and even sweet concoctions that are not only healthy, but also daringly delicious.

Ore. shooter bought 6 boxes of ammo before attack

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man who killed two people and wounded another at a suburban Oregon mall bought more than 100 rounds of ammunition in the days before the December attack. That information is in a 926-page…

AP PHOTOS: Around the world on May Day

In May Day protests, parades, strikes and other demonstrations held in cities around the world, activists lashed out at political and business leaders they say have ignored workers’ voices or enriched themselves at the expense of laborers. In…

Ohio trial hinging on dying man’s blinks opens

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor says a dying, paralyzed Cincinnati man who couldn’t speak intentionally blinked his eyes to identify a photo of his attacker for authorities. The prosecution and defense outlined their cases Wednesday to open the…
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Guilty Plea in Library Theft

A former library fiscal officer in Kinsman pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to taking more than $14,000 from the library. …

Utah NBC affiliate pulls gory ‘Hannibal’ TV show

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon church-owned NBC affiliate in Utah has pulled the “Hannibal” TV show because of its graphic violence. KSL-TV vice president of marketing Tami Ostmark says the show’s first three episodes were “extremely…

IG: unclear standards for compassionate release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons lacks clear standards on when to grant compassionate release to inmates with terminal illnesses and limited life expectancies, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday. The investigator’s office found that…

J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is sorry, and it wants your business back. That’s the gist of its latest ad, a public mea culpa that the mid-priced department-store put on its YouTube and Facebook pages. The ad,…

Comparing US Fed’s views on economy, bond-buying

A comparison of the Federal Reserve’s statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting on March 19-20: BOND-BUYING PROGRAM: March: “In determining the size, pace, and composition of its asset purchases, the Committee will continue…

J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is sorry and it wants your business back. That’s the gist of its latest ad, a public “mea culpa” which the mid-priced department-store put on its YouTube and Facebook pages. The ad,…