LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As one of five Democrats who opposed expanding background checks for firearm sales, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas is facing pressure from gun control groups who are urging him to rethink a
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of Emmett Till says a letter from Lil Wayne fell short of an apology for his crude reference to the civil rights martyr, and they want a meeting with the rapper and
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Hanneman, a founding member of Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, has died. He was 49.
Slayer spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald said Hanneman died Thursday morning of liver failure at
A military jury at Fort Leavenworth has convicted a 22-year-old Missouri soldier of a murder committed while he was home for his wife’s funeral.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken-family melodrama with a minimum of histrionics, Scott McGehee’s and David Siegel’s “What Maisie Knew” begins from scenes that will be familiar to most viewers who’ve witnessed a custody battle. Things get pretty
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Doctors say a Utah soccer referee remains in a coma after being punched by a teenage player unhappy with one of his calls, and his family says their only hope is for a
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin received medical clearance Thursday to return this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
Hamlin has missed four races after sustaining a compression fracture of a vertebra in his lower back in a last-lap accident
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Williamson, a pioneer of the 1960s sexual revolution as co-founder of Topanga Canyon’s Sandstone Retreat, where nudity and free love once took place with abandon, has died at age 80.
Williamson died of
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players association are donating a combined $100,000 to victims of the Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people and injured about 200.
The league says Thursday
The eight members of Stillwater Mining Co.’s board of directors, based on preliminary results from the company’s annual meeting Thursday:
— Charles Engles, 65, former CEO of Stillwater Mining; independent consultant and senior director at PatentBridge
Students at several USD 259 schools were participating in the Million T-Shirt March, a national anti-bullying initiative.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma authorities said Thursday that bodies found last month in a hole initially dug for a septic tank were likely those of three females missing since 1992 and that police had arrested a man
NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist-composer Wayne Shorter is a triple winner in the 2013 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.
Shorter was a member of Miles Davis’ legendary mid-1960s quintet and co-founded the fusion band Weather
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The parent company of the PokerStars web site still wants to buy an Atlantic City casino, even though a deal to buy one fell through on Wednesday.
The Rational Group says it wants
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Los Angeles against air quality regulators who are requiring it to do more to control dust on a lake that was siphoned dry a