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Can Washington lead Pac-12 rebound?

The Pac-12 is banking on a strong Washington team, some new coaches and a couple of Heisman Trophy contenders to provide the conference a bounce back from a lackluster 2017. On this week’s edition of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury news joins AP’s Ralph Russo … Continue reading Can Washington lead Pac-12 rebound?

Virginia News: RICHMOND, Slimero Grimes, Convicted Felon Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Firearms

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to 52 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. “Convicted felons who possess firearms present a significant danger to the safety of our law enforcement partners and the communities they serve,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District … Continue reading Virginia News: RICHMOND, Slimero Grimes, Convicted Felon Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Firearms

MADISON, Wis | Schoolteacher upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

MADISON, Wis — A schoolteacher who campaigned on improving education defeated a longtime Democratic state lawmaker in Tuesday’s primary to take his seat representing the northern swath of Milwaukee County. Lakeisha Myers upset state Rep. Fred Kessler by 23 percentage points in the 12th Assembly District. Myers will be unopposed in November. Kessler, 78, had … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Schoolteacher upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

HELENA, Mont | Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

HELENA, Mont — Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. The National Republican Senate Committee and Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale both compared the poster to the now-infamous photo of … Continue reading HELENA, Mont | Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

WASHINGTON | Under the sea, marine heat waves can wreak havoc on wildlife

WASHINGTON  — Even the seas are seeing heat waves. A new study finds the number of “marine heat waves” roughly doubled between 1982 and 2016. Scientists say such events will likely become more common and intense as the planet warms. Prolonged periods of extreme heat in the oceans can damage kelp forests and coral reefs, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Under the sea, marine heat waves can wreak havoc on wildlife

Florida News: Three Individuals Sentenced to Prison for Migratory Bird Trafficking

Florida – Three Miami-based wildlife traffickers were recently sentenced to prison for trapping and selling migratory birds. Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Edward Grace, Acting Assistant Director of the Office of Law Enforcement, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Office of Law Enforcement, Southeast Region; Alfredo Escanio, … Continue reading Florida News: Three Individuals Sentenced to Prison for Migratory Bird Trafficking

HARRISBURG, Pa | Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

HARRISBURG, Pa — A grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they’d fielded at least one complaint about him sexually abusing a boy. The ex-priest, Edward Ganster, went on to work at … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa | Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: ‘So many’ to rescue

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read, also covered many … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: ‘So many’ to rescue