BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. | Breckenridge, Colorado, removing divisive giant wooden troll

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The town of Breckenridge in central Colorado is removing an art piece of a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents. The Summit Daily News reports that town employees started removing the 15-foot (4.5-meter) wood troll in the ski resort town Thursday. The Town Council cited public … Continue reading BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. | Breckenridge, Colorado, removing divisive giant wooden troll

ROCHESTER, Ind. | Indiana woman pleads not guilty in students’ bus stop deaths

ROCHESTER, Ind.  — A northern Indiana woman accused of striking and killing three children with a pickup truck as they crossed a highway to board a school bus entered a preliminary not guilty plea Thursday. Alyssa Shepherd, 24, appeared before a Fulton County judge on three counts of reckless homicide. The Rochester, Indiana, woman also … Continue reading ROCHESTER, Ind. | Indiana woman pleads not guilty in students’ bus stop deaths

WASHINGTON | White House, CNN wait to hear ruling on ban of CNN reporter

WASHINGTON— The White House and CNN waited Thursday to hear whether a federal judge would order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, was expected to issue a ruling after hearing arguments Wednesday from lawyers representing CNN and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House, CNN wait to hear ruling on ban of CNN reporter

ATLANTA | Baseball owners extend Manfred’s contract, TV deal with Fox

ATLANTA— Baseball owners have extended the contract of Commissioner Rob Manfred and signed off a new television deal with Fox after two days of meetings in Atlanta. The owners put off any decision Thursday on changes that might speed games. Manfred says they prefer to reach a consensus with the players’ union. Manfred took over … Continue reading ATLANTA | Baseball owners extend Manfred’s contract, TV deal with Fox

Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as “Yesterday When I was Young” and “Honeymoon Feeling,” has died. He was 85. Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at … Continue reading Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died

DETROIT | Detroit stadium worker gets probation for spitting on pizza

DETROIT— A food service worker at the Detroit Tigers’ stadium who was fired after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has been sentenced to 18 months of probation. Twenty-one-year-old Jaylon Kerley also was ordered Thursday to take an anger management class and to not work around food while he serves his probation. He … Continue reading DETROIT | Detroit stadium worker gets probation for spitting on pizza

PITTSBURGH | Sidney Crosby to miss Tampa Bay game with upper-body injury

PITTSBURGH— Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury. The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate. Coach Mike Sullivan declined to offer specifics on the nature … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Sidney Crosby to miss Tampa Bay game with upper-body injury