PARADISE, Calif | Sheriff: California wildfire’s death toll rises to 48

PARADISE, Calif. — Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family’s living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as “Zeus,” was described as a loving father … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif | Sheriff: California wildfire’s death toll rises to 48

Capitals Wilson has suspension cut, scores goal in return

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 games by a neutral arbitrator on Tuesday and became eligible to play immediately, scoring a goal and taking two penalties in 16:47 of ice time at Minnesota in a 5-2 win over the Wild . Wilson already served 16 games of his suspension … Continue reading Capitals Wilson has suspension cut, scores goal in return

SEOUL, South Korea | BTS’s agency apologizes for atom-bomb shirt, Nazi-emblem hat

SEOUL, South Korea— The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem. Japanese TV broadcasters recently cancelled planned appearances by the band in that country after images went viral of the musician wearing the shirt. The South … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | BTS’s agency apologizes for atom-bomb shirt, Nazi-emblem hat

PISCATAWAY, N.J | Rutgers coach Stringer joins 1,000 career win club

PISCATAWAY, N.J.  — As the red and white confetti rained down on the court to celebrate C. Vivian Stringer’s 1,000th career victory, the Hall of Fame coach took a moment to soak it all in. She was surrounded by family, friends, former players and coaches from all three schools where she coached. “Let me tell … Continue reading PISCATAWAY, N.J | Rutgers coach Stringer joins 1,000 career win club

APNewsBreak: Moses asks for thorough review of WADA culture

Olympic champion Edwin Moses sent a tersely worded letter to leaders of the World Anti-Doping Agency, asking for an investigation into the culture at WADA that would expand beyond athletes’ representative Beckie Scott’s claim that she was bullied at a recent meeting. The Associated Press obtained the letter that Moses, who serves as chair of … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Moses asks for thorough review of WADA culture

Things to know about Michelle Obama’s book, arena tour

Michelle Obama‘s 12-stop jaunt across the country — and an ocean — is not your average book tour. Of course, the former first lady is not your average author. Oprah Winfrey joined Obama Tuesday night at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, as she begins the tour touting the already best-selling … Continue reading Things to know about Michelle Obama’s book, arena tour

WASHINGTON | CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

WASHINGTON— Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was “possibly worth a try.” But in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

CHICAGO | Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with Oprah

CHICAGO— Michelle Obama has officially begun her 12-stop tour to promote her new book, “Becoming,” by sitting for a conversation with Oprah Winfrey at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls. The crowd of 14,000 roared as the former first lady stepped onto a stage late Tuesday at the sold-out United Center. The event felt … Continue reading CHICAGO | Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with Oprah