• Who? Townshend, Springtseen, Daltrey jam at NYC event

    Updated: 19 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set. The rock icons attended the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in New York City on Thursday night, where Townshend and longtime Who manager, Bill Curbishley, were honored for their charitable efforts. Springsteen, Daltrey and Townshend joined forces for "My Generation" at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. They closed the event with "Won't Get Fooled Again," and were joined by Billy Idol and Willie Nile, who both hit the stage for solo sets earlier in the night. "It'

  • Dirt Road Addiction goes Royal

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Local band Dirt Road Addiction has a summer filled with activity and they have achieved royal status with a gig this fall. The band has been invited to play at a Kansas City Royals baseball game at Kauffman Stadium Sept. 26 on Fan Appreciation Night. “That’s actually happening on the last Saturday home game,” Patrick Wilson, DRA lead singer, said. “It’s fan appreciation day too so it’ll be a packed house.” Kevin Ditzfeld, the band’s rhythm guitar player, said DRA will play inside Gate B. “Which is the Hy-Vee entrance,” he added. “We’ll play from the time the gates open until the National Anthem is sung.” Ditzfeld is responsible for contacting the KC Royals and getting the band cleared to

  • Bill would require California doctors to check drug database

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California doctors would be required to check a statewide database before prescribing narcotics under a bill moving through the state Legislature. Currently it is voluntary to check the state's Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, known as CURES. The database lets doctors make sure patients are not getting narcotics from multiple physicians and aren't taking harmful combinations of drugs. Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens says his SB482 would help reduce addictions to prescription drugs and prevent thousands of overdose deaths. Backers say prescription drugs kill more people than do illegal drugs like cocaine or heroin.

  • Bush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviser

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards of or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. Bush returned to corporate America after leaving the governor's mansion in early 2007, and his industry portfolio expanded steadily until he began shedding ties late last year to prepare a run for president. Executives who worked alongside Bush describe him as an engaged adviser with an eye for detail. Yet experts question how anyone could serve so many boards at once effectively.

  • Bush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviser

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards of or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. Bush returned to corporate America after leaving the governor's mansion in early 2007, and his industry portfolio expanded steadily until he began shedding ties late last year to prepare a run for president. Executives who worked alongside Bush describe him as an engaged adviser. There is no formal rule limiting the number of boards on which one person can serve. But after the Enron scandal, common sense dictates a small number, exp

  • Man gets 7½ years in Uganda-based counterfeiting scheme

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge on Thursday sentenced a Pittsburgh man to 7½ years in federal prison for his role in a counterfeit money scheme based in Uganda and several other scams. U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry indicated in court filings before Thursday's sentencing that 29-year-old Joseph Graziano Jr. likely faced at least 11 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. But McVerry cut that by 3½ year after granting an unspecified government request. Prosecutors and defense attorney Martin Dietz wouldn't comment on the request. "Mr. Graziano accepts full responsibility and regrets his actions and looks forward to being a productive member of society upon his release," Dietz said.

  • BC-VT--Vermont Weekend Coverage Advisory, VT

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Upcoming Vermont coverage plans by the Associated Press for the weekend of May 30-31 Saturday for Sunday FIGHTING OPIATE ABUSE-COMMUNITIES BRISTOL, Vt. — A year after the governor held a community forum on opiate addiction at the State House, volunteer teams in Addison County have been working at the grassroots level to fight the problem at home. The county now has three doctors providing medically assisted treatment to opiate addicts, so some patients don't have to travel to Burlington or Rutland. By Lisa Rathke. 500 words. Sunday for Monday DEM-2016-SANDERS-WEALTH GAP MONTPELIER, Vt.

  • Schools make moves to include women, minorities on required reading lists

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    When you think of the books that are read and taught in high schools across the country, what are the first titles that come to mind? “The Great Gatsby,” “Lord of the Flies,” “The Catcher in the Rye” and “Of Mice and Men” probably flood your memory. The authors of these books — F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Golding, J.D. Salinger and John Steinbeck, respectively — have something in common: They’re all white men. The truth is, many assigned reading lists are short on female and minority authors. But some schools are making strides to change that. Because the literary canon taught in today’s schools is often the groundwork for post-secondary education, critics believe a predominately white male perspective coul

  • Movie review: ‘Lambert & Stamp’ is essential viewing for Who fans

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    “Lambert & Stamp,” a documentary about “the fifth and sixth members of the Who,” is essential viewing for fans of the wild, woolly British Invasion band fronted by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry. More than that, though, director James D. Cooper’s remarkable assemblage of archival footage, early concert clips, illuminating interviews, and reminiscences filled with love, humor, regret, and rock-and-roll opens the window on a pivotal time in 1960s (and early 1970s) pop culture. The mad collision of disparate forces in Swinging London — art schoolers, musicians, filmmakers (and wannabe filmmakers), the Mods, the Rockers, Oxford aesthetes, club owners, fashionistas — spawned a vital movement, a creative wave. The ti

  • Maine recovery center to close as overdose deaths rise

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Mercy Hospital is closing its substance abuse recovery center in Westbrook, as overdose deaths in Maine soar. Hospital officials say the Mercy Recovery Center has been losing money for years and is closing in part because of low reimbursement rates for addiction services. The closure will affect about 250 patients, most of whom are being treated for opiod addiction, and restrict treatment options for others. Some of the center's services will be moved to Mercy's State Street location in Portland. About half of the recovery center's 90 employees will lose their jobs. Officials say patients are steadily paying more out-of-pocket costs as reimbursement rates for health care providers decreas

  • Man sentenced in shooting death of Virginia Beach pharmacist

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach man has been sentenced to life plus 48 years after pleading guilty to killing a pharmacist and robbing two pharmacies last year. Multiple news outlets report 56-year-old Walter Lane Hubbard was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 63 years with 15 of those years suspended. Authorities say Hubbard shot and killed 46-year-old David Kilgore while robbing Kilgore's Beach Pharmacy and another pharmacy in April 2014. Witnesses said he was looking for prescription drugs. Authorities say Hubbard was arrested after shooting at police and crashing his vehicle during a car chase with officers. He pleaded guilty in February to first degree murder and attempted capital murder among other charges.

  • Boulder City Council holds special meeting on historic preservation, medical offices

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Boulder City Council holds a special meeting Thursday night to talk about landmarking a house at 747 12th St., potentially over the owners' objections, and to hold a second reading and public hearing of an ordinance allowing medical and dental offices in the industrial general zone near Boulder Community Health's Foothills Campus. The push to declare the University Hill home a historic landmark has been supported by neighbors and the Landmarks Board, but the owners have maintained it is too expensive and impractical to remodel the home to historic standards. They have sought a demolition permit. The City Council was set to vote on the house in March, and there was considerable support on the council to do so.

  • BC-NV--Nevada News Digest - 6 pm, NV

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Good evening! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Nevada-Utah News Editor Tom Tait in Las Vegas at 702-382-7440 or ttait@ap.org A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Pacific. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

  • Local addiction centers vie for shares of $5M in state money

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Addiction treatment centers are responding to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to increase state funding for such programs by $5 million. The state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs said Wednesday that it received applications from centers serving 62 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. The department's current budget is about $47 million. Department Secretary Gary Tennis says the response confirms the need for intensive treatment services for the growing number of Pennsylvanians addicted to heroin and other opioids. Officials will review the applications to determine which proposals will be funded. If approved by lawmakers, the additional money would be available in the budget year that starts July 1.

  • Lawsuit accuses Notre Dame professor of sexual assault

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who is a theology professor at the University of Notre Dame is accused of sexually abusing an unidentified boy more than 30 years ago in a lawsuit filed against him, the Archdiocese of San Antonio and a former priest who is believed to have gone into hiding more than a decade ago. The 19-page lawsuit, filed Friday in Bexar County District Court in San Antonio, alleges that a boy listed as John Doe living in an orphanage was repeatedly sexually abused by Jesus Armando Dominguez while he was a student at Assumption Seminary. The lawsuit also alleges the boy was sexually abused again when he reported the abuse to the Rev. Virgilio Elizondo, who now teaches at Notre Dame. The lawsuit se

  • Illinois House passes measure to battle heroin abuse

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a measure that proponents say would help combat an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse. It would require drugs combatting heroin overdoses to be dispensed more widely to those who have been trained to properly administer them. The proposal also would ask state agencies to administrator a statewide used prescription medication take back program with local agencies and departments. The legislation passed unanimously Wednesday. It heads to the Senate. Early resistance to the measure centered on how the state would pay for it. The state's fiscal crisis might make it difficult to come up with money. Rep. Lou Lang is the sponsor of the bill.

  • Assembly OKs keeping treatment program as prison alternative

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Assembly has approved the creation of a permanent program offering drug and alcohol addiction counseling for some parole violators. Assembly members voted unanimously Wednesday to approve AB12. The measure now goes to the Senate. Lawmakers voted in 2011 to establish a so-called diversion program offering drug and alcohol counseling to certain parole violators in lieu of returning them to jail. Supporters say the program cuts down on prison crowding and helps keep parole violators from constantly returning to prison. The bill removes a 2015 expiration date on the program and makes it permanent.

  • Libyan refugee's trial begins in Boulder assault case

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The trial of former Libyan refugee Iman al-Obeidi began Tuesday as attorneys argued over whether al-Obeidi was the aggressor when she hit another woman with a glass at a Boulder bar or if she was defending herself. Al-Obeidi, 32, who is living in Boulder under the name Eman Ali, is standing trial on charges of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and obstructing a police officer in connection to an incident at the Bohemian Biergarten in February 2014. In her opening arguments, Boulder Deputy District Attorney Krista Batchelder said Ali repeatedly confronted two women at the bar after one of them accidentally bumped into her.

  • Holyoke man pleads guilty to heroin dealing

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Holyoke man has been sentenced to up to 2 ½ years in prison for dealing heroin. Joshua Diaz on Tuesday pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute in two different cases. In the first case, the 27-year-old Diaz was found with 26 packets of heroin on him. In the second case on April 30, 2013, he was found by Holyoke police doing surveillance in the area of South Summer Street with 74 packets of heroin. The Republican reports that Diaz's attorney said his client was in the drug trade to support his own "serious" heroin addiction. Diaz was given credit for the more than a year he has already spent behind bars. ___ Information from: The Springfield (Mass.

  • San Juan County Commission extends contract with Four Winds Recovery Center until sobering house opens

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    FARMINGTON — San Juan County will extend its contract for detox services with Four Winds Recovery Center on a month-by-month basis until a program intended to replace some of those services opens. "They are going to continue to provide these services until we get the sobering house in place," Deputy County Executive Officer Linda Thompson said. County commissioners voted on Tuesday to extend the county's contract with Four Winds beyond June 30, which is when the organization's executive director, Jolene Schneider, has said she plans to close the detox center because it is too expensive to operate. The decision was on the commission's consent agenda, and commissioners approved it without discussion.