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  • Musicians honor friend of Tejano music, Alex Lopez

    Updated: 33 min ago

    Born: July 31, 1933 Married to: Janie Calderon Lopez Survived by: Wife, four daughters, three sons, three sisters, two brothers, 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one great-great-great grandchild Promoted: Tejano musical artists, the genre Loved: Golf,...

  • Snoop photo lands Texas state trooper in Dogg house

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AUSTIN — A Department of Public Safety trooper has landed in the Dogg house after allowing a rapper to snap a photo with him. Snoop Dogg saw Trooper Billy Spears and asked for a picture at the South by Southwest music festival two weeks ago, which he later posted on the social media site...

  • Fervor over Portland airport carpet generates a second life

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Visitors and Oregon locals lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity — a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet. Before the day was over, more than 800 photo booth-style pictures were snapped of people standing next to the...

  • Fervor over Portland airport carpet generates a second life

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Visitors and Oregon locals lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity — a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet. Ever since Oregonian's learned the iconic teal carpeting at the airport known as PDX was being torn up, the floor...

  • Prosecution expected to rest in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors are expected to rest in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancée's sister. Lloyd was killed less than a mile from...

  • Exclusive Dominican resort tied to senator's indictment

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A Dominican Republic resort long known as an exclusive Caribbean hideaway, where at least three former U.S. presidents have played golf, is one of the main settings in the corruption scandal enveloping Sen. Bob Menendez. Menendez is accused of accepting...

  • Bowling honor scores

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Oakwood Bowl Honor Scores Men’s 600-700 Series — Scott Blodgett 779; Kyle Miller 738; Jack Hurley 709; O.Kent Scott 697; Tully Groom 683, 644; Jason Wade 681; Dusty Metcalf 678, 602; Richard Williams 665, 634, 633; Raymond Bowling 664; Frank Hakel 660; Jim Tate 659, 625, 608; Ron Manning 656,...

  • Joni Mitchell fans sending good vibes to hospitalized singer

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell's famous fans are voicing their support and worry for the folk song icon while she is hospitalized in Los Angeles. "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson said Wednesday on Twitter: "heard about Joni and haven't been able to concentrate all morning. So hope she's doing...

  • British Prince Harry reports for duty in Australia next week

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prince Harry arrives in Australia's national capital next week to begin four weeks of training with the Australian army before the British royal ends his decade-long military career. The fourth in line to the British throne will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown...

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Iran nuclear talks stumble after missing deadline, heading for double overtime LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators headed for double overtime Wednesday night in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more...

  • Joni Mitchell ‘doing fine’ after fainting, is still in hospital

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES—Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell fainted Tuesday and is still hospitalized, but she is “doing fine,” her spokeswoman said. A 911 call was made after Mitchell lost consciousness, her representative told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, adding that the folk music legend is...

  • Jeremy Renner, estranged wife, settle custody dispute

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner will share joint custody of his 2-year-old daughter with his estranged wife after the pair reached a custody agreement after a day of negotiations on Wednesday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Whitaker approved the settlement,...

  • NFL will get photos from Greg Hardy's domestic violence trial

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The NFL has been granted permission by the Mecklenburg County [N.C.] District Attorney’s Office to examine photographs from Greg Hardy’s domestic violence trial, according to multiple reports. That decision could expedite the league’s decision on how to discipline the newly signed Dallas...

  • Brandy Clark – Singer and six string poet to perform at Wyandotte Casino

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WYANDOTTE — Songwriter/singer and six string poet Brandy Clark will be performing at the Wyandotte Casino in Wyandotte on April 4. The Grammy Award nominee, has also been nominated for two Academy of Country Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist and Song of the Year for 'Follow Your Arrow.' The...

  • Nation and world news briefs

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    US won’t charge former IRS official with contempt WASHINGTON — Lois Lerner, the former IRS official whose office gave improper scrutiny to tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, won’t be charged with contempt of Congress. Outgoing U.S. Attorney Ron Machen disclosed the Justice...

  • Michael Jackson's alligators, crocodile 'boiled to death' in blaze, Oklahoma animal sanctuary owner says

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WYNNEWOOD — Authorities suspect an arsonist is to blame for a fire that left seven alligators and a crocodile “boiled to death” last week in this small Garvin County town. Joe Schreibvogel, founder and spokesman of the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park, told The Oklahoman on Tuesday he...

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement sets off struggle in Senate Democratic ranks WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a very public feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Chuck Schumer of New York. The...

  • Ingram, longtime Twins minor league coach, dies at 48

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Riccardo Ingram, a longtime minor league coach in the Minnesota Twins organization and a former football and baseball star at Georgia Tech, died at the age of 48 following his second battle with brain cancer. Georgia Tech said Ingram died on Tuesday night. Ingram is a member of...

  • 'Boyhood' actress Patricia Arquette planning memoir

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette has lot more to say off screen than her Oscar acceptance speech. The actress cited in February for her performance in "Boyhood" has a deal with Random House for a memoir about her "unconventional family," single parenthood and life in...

  • IndyCar's new aero kits leave debris trail in season opener

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Broken bits and pieces from IndyCar's new aero kits littered the track in the series season opener, which was slowed by several cautions to pick up the parts. The multiple race stoppages — there were five long cautions to sweep debris off the St. Petersburg, Florida,...



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