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Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

January 30, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an... more »»

Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching

January 30, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival. more »»

Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death

January 30, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening. more »»

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

January 30, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. more »»

Chief: Not clear how officer was hurt when teen was killed

January 30, 2015

DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car the teenager was driving, the police... more »»

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

January 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. more »»

Baby goat beheaded; another goat taken from New Orleans park

January 29, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A baby goat was beheaded and its twin was taken from a park where they had been in a pen, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Thursda. more »»

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

January 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. more »»

Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

January 29, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. more »»

Long-awaited trial to open in Etan Patz missing-child case

January 29, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The teenage stock clerk was just a name in a file for decades, one of many people police encountered while searching for a 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz. more »»

APNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide

January 29, 2015

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Dan Lafferty sees himself as a prophet who will prepare the world for the second coming and he has little following, but 10 years ago he started a relationship with a young... more »»

Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear

January 29, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over... more »»

Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse

January 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep... more »»

APNewsBreak: Pot arrests plunge in NYC after policy change

January 29, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's pledge to stop making many marijuana arrests is playing out on the streets, where arrests and summonses for small-time pot possession have plummeted since the... more »»

Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn't talk to the media

January 29, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics. more »»

 
 

Belmont County Commissioners Meeting February 4, 2015

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