Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county’s beaches, South Carolina’s top tourist destination. Instead, his worries have shifted inland, where rivers overflowing their banks have caused two massive floods in three years. “We’re … Continue reading Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role

Police: Aurora gunman likely knew he was being fired

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who gunned down five co-workers and wounded a sixth at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse before shooting and wounding five police officers brought his gun to a meeting in which he was going to be fired, authorities said Saturday. Because Gary Martin brought his gun to Friday’s meeting at the sprawling … Continue reading Police: Aurora gunman likely knew he was being fired

SAN FRANCISCO | Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical “Hamilton” at San Francisco’s Orpheum theater after audience members mistook a medical emergency for a shooting. City Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Baxter said a woman had a heart attack during the Friday night performance and someone broke open an emergency defibrillator, activating an alarm … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater

BERLIN | Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest

BERLIN  (AP) — Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms,” a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is determined to put his homeland behind him, won the Berlin International Film Festival’s top Golden Bear award on Saturday. A jury headed by French actress Juliette Binoche chose the movie from a field of … Continue reading BERLIN | Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest

Bengals RB Mark Walton arrested on battery charge in Miami

MIAMI  (AP)  — Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after police say he got into an argument with a couple in Miami. The Miami Herald reports the 21-year-old football player posted bond and was released from Miami-Dade County jail. According to police, Walton’s car was blocking the entrance to the … Continue reading Bengals RB Mark Walton arrested on battery charge in Miami

Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star. Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an NFL career. Murray, who won the Heisman Trophy last year in his lone season as Oklahoma’s starting … Continue reading Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart

CHICAGO | Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor’s race

CHICAGO  (AP)  — Reform is not a concept usually embraced by Chicago politicians known for their patronage, but after corruption charges were filed against a powerful alderman and a court got involved in overseeing the city’s troubled police department, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates running for mayor. Those looking … Continue reading CHICAGO | Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor’s race