Witherspoon: I panicked the night of my arrest

ATLANTA (AP) — Actress Reese Witherspoon recalls that she panicked and said “crazy things” the night she was arrested in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge. During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Witherspoon repeatedly apologized for…

Grand Canyon redesigns Bright Angel trailhead

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The start of one of the Grand Canyon’s most iconic and popular trails has been redesigned and now includes an etched rock sign marking the Bright Angel trailhead. The revamped area…

2 pounds of loose skin removed from fat Oregon dog

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Obie the formerly obese dachshund is recovering after surgery at an Oregon veterinary clinic that removed 2 1/2 pounds of loose skin. Owner Nora Vanatta told KGW (http://bit.ly/YdQvgy ) the surgery this week at…

Ohio court rules against board in closed meetings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ruled that the Columbus school board can’t legally close its meetings to the public simply by having an attorney in the room and c……

Police: Man finds decaying money in W. Pa. woods

CLARION, Pa. (AP) — State police are trying to find the owner of a large stash of decaying cash that was found in some western Pennsylvania woods. Troopers from the barra……

Logging halted after damage to archaeological site

CHESTER, Calif. (AP) — A California logging project has been stopped after Pacific Gas and Electric workers apparently damaged American Indian archaeological sites in Humbug Valley. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/10u1lvt ) that logging equipment had broken a…
Court-generic

Charges: Woman Embezzled $100K

The manager of a Lawrence County credit union is facing charges she embezzled more than $100,000 from the company. …

Minaj, Chris Brown to perform at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj and her mentor, Lil Wayne, will join forces for a performance at the Billboard Music Awards, to be presented May 19 in Las Vegas. Billboard announced additional performers Thursday. They include Chris…

Judge: ‘Whitey’ Bulger can’t use immunity defense

BOSTON (AP) — The new judge presiding over the James “Whitey” Bulger case has granted prosecutors’ motion to bar the reputed Boston mobster from arguing immunity at trial. Judge Denise Caspar on Thursday upheld a decision by the…

3 children, 1 adult dead in Schenectady, NY, fire

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — An early morning fire swept through a two-story wood frame house Thursday, killing four people, including three children, and injuring a fourth child, authorities said. Officials told local media that the injured child was…

Jet ski drug smugglers busted in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Police say they have arrested 30 suspects who allegedly smuggled drugs into Spain through the southern coast using boats and jet skis. The Interior Ministry said Thursday that the gang used fishing and recreational boats…

Expert: Rhino population wiped out in Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique’s rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, it has again been driven to extinction, or to the brink of extinction, by poachers seeking…

‘Off the charts’: 133k Somalia famine child deaths

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A decision by extremists Islamist militants to ban food aid and international donors numb to a series of unfolding disasters made south-central Somalia the most dangerous place in the world to be a child…

Witherspoon: I lied about pregnancy during arrest

ATLANTA (AP) — Actress Reese Witherspoon recalls that she panicked and said “crazy things” the night she was arrested in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge. During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Witherspoon repeatedly apologized for…

Charges held in deer shooting from Wal-Mart lot

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man who allegedly shot a deer from a busy Wal-Mart parking lot on the first day of rifle season last year has been ordered t……

Charges held in deer shooting from Wal-Mart lot

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man who allegedly shot a deer from a busy Wal-Mart parking lot on the first day of rifle season last year has been ordered t……

Actress apologizes for ‘crazy’ comments to trooper

ATLANTA (AP) — Actress Reese Witherspoon recalls that she panicked and said “crazy things” the night she was arrested in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge. During an interview on Good Morning America, Witherspoon repeatedly apologized for her…

Ohio man dies after mower tips into lake

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a western Ohio man died after the riding mower he was operating apparently tipped over into a lake and trapped him. Clark Count……