LOS ANGELES | Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by celebrities who spoke out loud and strong on social media. But the outrage has now been replaced by surprise, doubt and bafflement as the singers, actors … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged

The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins 2nd Daytona 500 in 4 years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona 500 in four years, taking the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs’ oldest son died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs was 49. Hamlin … Continue reading The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins 2nd Daytona 500 in 4 years

Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — A man who shot and killed four people he held hostage in a Mississippi home has died from gunshot wounds he received during the 12-hour standoff, authorities said Sunday. Two small children were released unharmed from the home in Clinton several hours after the standoff began, police said. Not long afterward, TV … Continue reading Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died

ROCHESTER, N.Y | Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP)  — Actress Julia Roberts will be this year’s recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honor contributions to the art of cinema. The George Eastman Museum in Rochester says it will honor the “Pretty Woman” and “Steel Magnolias” actress on May 2. Past recipients include Lauren Bacall, Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper and … Continue reading ROCHESTER, N.Y | Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work

The Latest: Menard starts “Big One” late in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): 6:20 p.m. “The Big One” came late in the Daytona 500. Paul Menard triggered a 21-car accident shortly after a restart with 10 laps to go in “The Great American Race.” Menard turned Matt DiBenedetto, who slammed into the wall and started … Continue reading The Latest: Menard starts “Big One” late in Daytona 500

‘Carer-feeder’: Gillibrand plays up motherhood in 2020 race

WASHINGTON  (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand had a flurry of pots on the stove and steak, haddock, peas, steamed vegetables and rice on the menu. She had a cable news appearance coming up in a few hours, but for now, her 10-year-old son entertained the family goldendoodle, Maple, a few feet away. The New York senator was … Continue reading ‘Carer-feeder’: Gillibrand plays up motherhood in 2020 race

Rare owls thrive in ghost town near Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP)  — Researchers have discovered a group of rare owls thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport, according to a newspaper report Sunday. The 10 burrowing owls are the most seen at LAX Dunes Preserve in 40 years, the Los Angeles Times reported. Among the raptors are a breeding pair that … Continue reading Rare owls thrive in ghost town near Los Angeles airport