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New home for NYC museum's collection of gems to open in 2019 |Oct 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Exotic gemstones and minerals will soon be on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, including a recently announced 12-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) amethyst geode acquired from Uruguay.The new Allison and...

$12M parking, shopping renovations for Grand Ole Opry House |Oct 17, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Tennessee's capital city will undergo a $12 million expansion to add parking, larger retail space and an enhanced area for backstage tours.The Tennessean quotes Ryman Hospitality CEO...

Vermont commemorates civil unions with historic site marker |Oct 17, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont's governor is dedicating a historic site marker to commemorate the state's first-in-the-nation civil union law and subsequent marriage equality legislation.Republican Gov. Phil Scott will dedicate the Marriage...

Car crosses center line and hits SUV; driver, 6-week-old die |Oct 16, 2017

BETTSVILLE, Ohio (AP) The State Highway Patrol says a car hit an SUV head-on in northern Ohio, killing the driver of the car and a 6-week-old boy in the SUV.Troopers say a northbound car crossed the center line on State Route 12 in Seneca...

Federal judge to rule later on latest Trump travel ban |Oct 16, 2017

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) A federal judge in Maryland will rule later on three lawsuits requesting preliminary injunctions to block the most recent Trump administration travel restrictions.A hearing was held Monday afternoon before U.S. District...

Judge won't reconsider dismissal of lawsuit over prison loaf |Oct 16, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) A federal judge has refused to consider a ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by a Delaware inmate over his treatment in prison, including repeatedly being fed an unpalatable food loaf given to unruly inmates.The judge's...

CA Lottery |Oct 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ These California lotteries were drawn Monday:Daily 3 Evening0-8-5(zero, eight, five)Daily 3 Midday0-9-5(zero, nine, five)Daily 44-4-4-8(four, four, four, eight)Daily Derby1st:1 Gold Rush-2nd:8 Gorgeous George-3rd:3 Hot Shot,...

1 of 3 charged in San Antonio child abuse case enters plea |Oct 16, 2017

SAN ANTONIO (AP) One of three people accused of injuring children at a San Antonio house has pleaded guilty.Porucha Phillips agreed to a 50-year prison sentence in return for her guilty pleas to charges of injury to a child and serious bodily...

Fire at suspected honey-oil lab shoots fireworks skyward |Oct 16, 2017

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a fire at a suspected California cannabis honey-oil lab injured a man and sent fireworks shooting into the surrounding neighborhood, causing the Orange County Sheriff's Department to deploy its bomb...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Evening' game |Oct 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Evening" game were:0-8-5(zero, eight, five) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser amounts...

New espionage museum to open in New York City in December |Oct 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A museum dedicated to espionage is coming to New York in December.Spyscape, a 60,000 square foot (5,574 square meter) spy museum developed by the British investment group Archimedia, will be located in midtown Manhattan. The Wall...

Man believes bodies in California desert are son, girlfriend |Oct 16, 2017

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) The father of a missing California man said he believes the bodies of his son and his son's girlfriend have been found in Joshua Tree National Park, near the area where they vanished while hiking three...

Boy struck by car during dispute between neighbors |Oct 16, 2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) South Carolina state troopers say a young boy was hit by a car following a reported dispute between neighbors.The patrol told local media outlets that 7-year-old Devin Dickey was struck outside a home in Campobello on...

The Latest: Court papers describe police mailbox conspiracy |Oct 16, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) The Latest on arrests of current and former Honolulu police officers (all times local):1 p.m.Court documents say a retired Honolulu police major lied about an investigation into a mailbox the former department chief said was...

15 attorneys general oppose Trump transgender military ban |Oct 16, 2017

BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a group of 15 Democratic attorneys general in opposing President Donald Trump's administration's plan to bar transgender individuals from openly serving in the military.The...

Oklahoma couple convicted in case of emaciated twin babies |Oct 16, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma couple has been convicted on multiple counts of child neglect after nurses said their twin babies were emaciated, and one had a maggot crawl out of a wound.Tulsa County court records show 25-year-old Kevin Fowler...

Upstate NY venue slashes NYC Ballet's residency to 1 week |Oct 16, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The New York City Ballet's summer residency in Saratoga Springs is being shortened again.Elizabeth Sobol, president and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, told the Times Union of Albany on Sunday that the...

South Carolina man serial killer said sold him guns indicted |Oct 16, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A man who serial killer Todd Kohlhepp told authorities helped him get guns because Kohlhepp was a convicted felon has been indicted on federal weapons charges.Dustan Lawson signed paperwork saying the 12 guns and five...

Markets Right Now: Stocks gain, extending a winning streak |Oct 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4 p.m.Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, extending a record-setting run into a sixth straight week.Financial and technology stocks had some of the biggest...

California firefighting truck driver dies in crash of water transport truck near wildfire |Oct 16, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) California firefighting truck driver dies in crash of water transport truck near wildfire.

Passenger says Delta crew stopped her from singing anthem |Oct 16, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) A Georgia physician said her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing the U.S. national anthem aboard a Delta Air Lines plane carrying the soldier's casket was stopped by a flight attendant who told her it would violate...

County duo Big & Rich to perform at Las Vegas benefit |Oct 16, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) Event organizers say the American country duo Big & Rich is returning to the Las Vegas stage this week for a concert to benefit people affected by the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Beasley Media Group, the owner...

Activist burns Nazi-Confederate flag near NASCAR speedway |Oct 16, 2017

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) A Pennsylvania attorney burned a combination Confederate-Nazi flag near a major NASCAR race in Alabama.AL.com reports 67-year-old Gene Stilp burned the flag inside a trash can around 10 a.m. Sunday near the Talladega...

Inmate walks off from Southern California firefighting crew |Oct 16, 2017

CHINO, Calif. (AP) Authorities are looking for an inmate firefighter who walked away while assigned to a crew working on the remnants of a Southern California wildfire.State corrections officials say 31-year-old Armando Castillo walked was last...

Judge to say Wednesday if Sandusky gets new sex abuse trial |Oct 16, 2017

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania judge said Monday he will announce later this week whether to grant former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky a new trial or throw out child sexual abuse convictions against him.Judge John...

California to get gender-neutral option on driver's licenses |Oct 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure allowing Californians to identify their gender as "non-binary" on driver's licenses if they don't identify solely as male or female, the latest effort by California to ease barriers for...

Cause of deadly Honolulu high-rise fire can't be determined |Oct 16, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) Honolulu fire officials say the cause of a deadly high-rise apartment fire can't be determined.Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves says the fire started in unit 2602, but the exact location and manner in which the fire started...

Maryland AD Kevin Anderson taking 6-month sabbatical |Oct 16, 2017

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson is taking a six-month sabbatical.Anderson made the announcement Monday in a statement on the school's website , saying he will be on a "professional development sabbatical."Damon...

Governor blames media for immigration flap with sheriffs |Oct 16, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Outspoken Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the media fanned the flames in a flap with sheriffs over his directive they should hold immigrants without warrants and is calling news organizations "the most horrible...

Jury candidates eyed in case that sparked immigration debate |Oct 16, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A key phase of jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Mexican national accused of killing a woman on a busy San Francisco pier in a case that set off a fierce national debate on immigration.Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who...

California governor vetoes candidate tax disclosure bill |Oct 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California Gov. Jerry Brown late Sunday vetoed legislation that would have forced presidential candidates to publicly share their tax returns in order to appear on the state's ballot.The bill was aimed at forcing...

The Latest: USAF plane makes safe emergency landing in Reno |Oct 16, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) The Latest on a military aircraft making an emergency landing in Reno (all times local):12:58 p.m.A military transport plane on a mountain training mission in Nevada made a safe emergency landing at Reno-Tahoe International...

Democrat Bredesen confirms interest in Tennessee Senate race |Oct 16, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is considering a bid to succeed retiring Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate.Bredesen said in a statement to The Associated Press on...

Cannabis farmers face doubly uncertain future after California wildfires |Oct 16, 2017

Redwood Valley >> “This time of year, everyone’s harvesting. And now, the annual paycheck that we’ve been working all year to earn may have been burnt to a crisp or will soon dry out due to lack of water.

Fundraiser helps SoHum’s community park |Oct 16, 2017

A costume fashion show set for Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. in Eureka is serving as a fundraiser for Southern Humboldt Community Park. The show is at the Historic Eagle House in Eureka and the theme is “Up Up and Away, An Odd and Elegant Steampunk Adventure.

Humboldt County to benefit from housing bill package, McGuire says |Oct 16, 2017

Humboldt County is poised to benefit from a recently approved package of state bills that aims to increase California affordable housing options, according to North Coast state Sen. Mike McGuire. Gov.

Garberville CHP officers assist in wildfire relief |Oct 16, 2017

Humboldt County and city agencies are mobilizing dozens of officials to support efforts to help as Mendocino County deals with devastating fires. Along with county agencies, two officers from the Garberville CHP station remain in Mendocino to help with road closure, according to Garberville CHP Sgt.

State to fire victims: Don’t sift through the ash |Oct 16, 2017

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office announced Saturday that he expected the remainder of East and West Roads in Redwood Valley to have evacuations lifted at noon Sunday. The county on Saturday afternoon urged people going back into burned zone not to try to clean up or look for things in the ash around your house.

Community roundup: What’s happening in the area |Oct 16, 2017

Food distribution from pantry this week The monthly government food commodities provided by Food for People in Eureka will be distributed at the Christian Science Reading Room on Maple Lane in Garberville on Oct.

Environmental groups to Humboldt County: no more new cannabis grows |Oct 16, 2017

The heads of five environmental organizations are calling on Humboldt County officials to focus their attention on combatting illegal cannabis grows before permitting new farms. The

5 arrests in 1983 case authorities say was motivated by race |Oct 16, 2017

SUNNY SIDE, Ga. (AP) After reopening a cold case, authorities in Georgia have arrested five people including two law enforcement officials in a killing they say was racially motivated.Timothy Coggins, a 23-year-old black man, was found dead...

Ryan says Senate biggest obstacle to passing tax cut |Oct 16, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday that the biggest obstacle to passing a Republican-authored federal tax overhaul plan is the GOP-controlled Senate because of its narrow majority, but he believes it will prevail this year...

California man, emergency worker rescued from sinkhole |Oct 16, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a Southern California man has been rescued after falling into a sinkhole.The San Bernardino Sun reports the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says neighbors, sheriff's deputies and...

Land preservation board approves easements for pipeline |Oct 16, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A public land preservation organization in Virginia has approved easements that will allow two natural gas pipelines to be built in mountainous areas of the state.The Virginia Outdoors Foundation's board of trustees approved...

Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests |Oct 16, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence.The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL...

911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy' |Oct 16, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma...

Texas woman accused of beating teens, locking them in garage |Oct 16, 2017

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A 38-year-old San Antonio woman has been arrested on charges alleging that she used an aluminum bat to beat two teenage brothers in her home and locked them in a garage.Authorities say Marissa Monica Cano was arrested Sunday...

Demonstrators stage silent protest outside Ravens stadium |Oct 16, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) More than 100 people participated in a silent protest before the start of the Baltimore Ravens game as the national anthem played inside the M&T Bank Stadium.The Baltimore Sun reports that the protesters stood outside the stadium...

Florida state of emergency declared for white nationalist |Oct 16, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida.The state's...

4-year-old girl among 2 killed in Houston attack; 2 survive |Oct 16, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) Authorities say a man opened fire outside of a Houston apartment complex, killing a man and a 4-year-old girl and wounding the girl's mother and another man.Police say the gunman got away after the Sunday night shooting. They...