PORTLAND, Ore. | US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

PORTLAND, Ore.—Jan 17, 2019— Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break from the … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

SAN FRANCISCO | California storms kill at least 5 as flooding fears rise

SAN FRANCISCO—Jan 17, 2019—Heavy rain, snow and wind pummeled much of California Thursday, causing at least five deaths, leaving thousands without power and forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes. Southern California authorities concerned with rising streams and excessive runoff ordered evacuations in parts of Malibu and other areas scarred by wildfires. … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California storms kill at least 5 as flooding fears rise

NEW YORK | Mitchell Zuckoff is writing book about 9-11 terror attacks

NEW YORK —Jan 17, 2019— A best-selling author and former Boston Globe reporter is completing a project about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Mitchell Zuckoff’s “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11” will be released April 30, HarperCollins Publishing announced Thursday. Zuckoff wrote about the 2001 attacks for the Globe. For his new book, he … Continue reading NEW YORK | Mitchell Zuckoff is writing book about 9-11 terror attacks

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. | Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield sell items in estate sale

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. —Jan 17, 2019— An estate sale in Michigan sold more than 200 items belonging to “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield. The Livingston Daily Press & Argus reports that American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company’s online estate auction held this month included a … Continue reading GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. | Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield sell items in estate sale

ROME | Study of Leonardo’s 1st landscape finds he had 2nd thoughts

ROME—Jan 17, 2019—The first-ever scientific study of a drawing Leonardo da Vinci did in his youth shows he added details to an earlier sketch. The Uffizi Galleries said the 1473 “Landscape Drawing for Santa Maria della Neve” was taken on Thursday to a Florence restoration laboratory for study. Uffizi director Eike Schmidt said initial microscopic … Continue reading ROME | Study of Leonardo’s 1st landscape finds he had 2nd thoughts

NEW YORK | Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

NEW YORK—Jan 17, 2019—Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month’s Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on CBS … Continue reading NEW YORK | Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

Ohio News: Ohio man, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts accused of plotting July 4th attack in Cleveland indicted for attempting to provide support to al Qaeda

Ohio – A Maple Heights man was indicted on one count of attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda. Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, aka Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, aka Salah ad-Deen Osama Waleed, 49, has been in custody since July, when he was arrested after allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Cleveland. “Protecting our citizens and … Continue reading Ohio News: Ohio man, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts accused of plotting July 4th attack in Cleveland indicted for attempting to provide support to al Qaeda

United States News: Seven people indicted for firearms crimes

United States – Seven people were indicted in federal court for firearms violations. They are: Justin A. McGeever, aka Jonor A. McGree, 30, of Cleveland Heights; Gabriel T. Williams, 35, of Cleveland; Marcus L. Lockett, 29, of Akron; Melvin Wright, 37, of Akron; Deshaun A. Jones, 39, of Columbus; Fuquawn Baldwin, 26, of Akron, and … Continue reading United States News: Seven people indicted for firearms crimes