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First trial linked to Ohio family slayings starts today

More than three years after authorities discovered the grisly slayings of eight family members at four separate homes in southern Ohio, the first trial connected to the investigation is set to begin. Rita Newcomb isn’t charged with any of the Rhoden family slayings but instead is accused of ...

Student whose parents died of heart attacks has CPR idea

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) — A Utah high school student who lost both her parents to heart attacks has been nominated for a prestigious scholarship on the strength of her idea for a CPR-assistance device. Kennedy Hall’s idea is to create a device that fits over a person’s nose and mouth ...

Family: Boy on life support after San Diego murder-suicide

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Family members say a 9-year-old San Diego boy who survived an apparent murder-suicide that left his parents and three brothers dead is on life support. Police say the child’s father is suspected of shooting his sons and their mother before turning the gun on himself ...

Alaskan city sees heat and snowfall records in single day

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskans have experienced both a record high temperature and a record amount of snowfall in the same day. The Anchorage Daily News reports the Municipality of Anchorage saw snowfall of more than a foot Saturday after tying a temperature record set in 1967. The ...

Barriers zigzag across the U.S. like a scar

A few words about walls. Unsurprisingly, the one Donald Trump is trying to build on the southern border — the one he swore Mexico would pay for — has proven, like most things he touches, an embarrassing failure. First came news early this month that smugglers have been able to cut through ...

Young people are ignorant of history

A recent survey conducted by the Victims of Communism and polled by YouGov, a research and data firm, found that 70 percent of millennials are likely to vote socialist and that one in three millennials saw communism as “favorable.” Let examine this tragic vision in light of the Fraser ...

Groundbreaking today for Facebook broadband expansion project in Beckley

BECKLEY (AP) — A groundbreaking is set on Facebook’s plan to expand broadband internet in West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice says he will attend a ceremony today in Beckley. The governor’s office says in a news release that the social media company is building a high-capacity fiber optic ...

Smoker’s wife draws a line in the bedroom until he gives up habit

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 27 years. We love each other and raised two beautiful children together. When we started dating, we were both smokers. My wife quit 20 years ago, but I continued. Two years ago, my wife told me no more sex until I do. Abby, I smoke only about 15 ...

‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to box office victory

‘Charlie’s Angels’ plummets to earth NEW YORK (AP) — “Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview, racing to a $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality. James Mangold’s racing drama rode into the weekend with ...

Kanye West talks about serving God

HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service of fame and money but “in service to God.” West spoke to a packed crowd of about 16,000 people at ...

Black Eyed Peas star accuses Qantas attendant of racism

SYDNEY (AP) — Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight. The musician said he was met by police at Sydney Airport on Saturday after an incident with an “overly aggressive flight ...

Democrats invite Trump to give his own testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the president that the ...

Hong Kong authorities storm university

HONG KONG (AP) — Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. Anti-government protesters have barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for ...

Parkersburg Police

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Police Department released the following reports on Nov. 14: * The department on Nov. 13 responded to 101 calls for service. * John Castell, of Parkersburg, was arrested on Nov. 13 on a warrant for second-offense domestic battery. * Terry Gibson, of ...

Biden, Warren skipping California event irks top Dems

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The decisions by Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to skip a weekend gathering of thousands of fervent California Democrats less than three months before voting begins have frustrated and puzzled some party leaders. But they have offered a chance for their rivals to ...

Polish soldiers train with National Guard in West Virginia

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Members of the Polish Territorial Defense Forces have been training with the West Virginia National Guard and Special Forces near Elkins. The Inter-Mountain reports the Polish troops were participating in the Guard’s Ridge Runner program, which focuses on irregular ...

No room for the Gipper at the Gate?

WASHINGTON — In June 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood before the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate and uttered those iconic words that shook the world: “General Secretary Gorbachev ... come here to this gate — Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” They had been repeatedly removed ...

How crazy is Elizabeth Warren’s health care plan?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wants “Medicare for All,” as does Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., her self-described “Democratic socialist” rival. Unlike Sanders, however, Warren claims she can finance her plan by raising taxes only on the superrich. The middle class, Warren insists, will ...

Florida judge draws town’s wrath over school violence case

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — Anxieties multiplied quickly across Baker County, a mostly rural community of 28,000 in northern Florida, when news spread that a 15-year-old had planned a massacre at the county’s only high school. “MAKE SURE THE TEACHERS ARE DEAD,” he ranted in a notebook. ...

Sandy Hook suit may force Remington to open books

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings. The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of ...