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ODENTON, Md. | 2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners

ODENTON, Md.  — Gun-rights advocates like to say, “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” Some black gun owners, though, are not so sure it’s a wise idea for them to try to be the good guy and pull out a weapon in … Continue reading ODENTON, Md. | 2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners

Ozil problem weighs heavy at new-look Arsenal

The questions came thick and fast, and Arsenal manager Unai Emery had no real answers. At least he chose not to give any answers. Could Mesut Ozil have played in the north London derby against Tottenham on Sunday? “He has backache,” Emery said after Arsenal’s 4-2 win, repeating the club’s press release from earlier that … Continue reading Ozil problem weighs heavy at new-look Arsenal

NEW ORLEANS | Turns out, Dr. John marked his 78th birthday a year early

NEW ORLEANS— Turns out it really was the “Right Place, Wrong Time” for Dr. John. The New Orleans-born musician, whose discography includes that 1973 hit, celebrated his 78th birthday Wednesday. But he was apparently a year early. Publicist Karen Beninato said she looked into it after talking to friends and relatives of the Rock & … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Turns out, Dr. John marked his 78th birthday a year early

MOSCOW  | Russian rocket lifts off for 1st time since failure

MOSCOW  — A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a military satellite in orbit, its first successful launch since a similar rocket recently failed to deliver a crew to the International Space Station. The Russian military said a Soyuz-2 booster rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk launch facility in northern Russia Thursday. A Soyuz-FG rocket carrying … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Russian rocket lifts off for 1st time since failure

DENVER | Showtime: Mahomes rallies Chiefs past Broncos, 27-23

DENVER— Patrick Mahomes is athletic, agile — and ambidextrous, apparently. Thanks in part to a nifty left-handed throw as he was about to get sacked by Von Miller at midfield on the game-winning drive, the right-handed Mahomes rallied the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs past the Denver Broncos 27-23 on Monday night. By overcoming a 10-point … Continue reading DENVER | Showtime: Mahomes rallies Chiefs past Broncos, 27-23

EUGENE, Ore. | Oregon officer rescues baby deer stuck in fence

EUGENE, Ore. — An animal welfare officer in Oregon is getting attention after her body-worn camera captured her rescuing a baby deer. The Eugene Police Department on Thursday made public a video and photo of Officer Shawni McLaughlin freeing a terrified fawn that got stuck in a backyard fence. In the video, McLaughlin wraps the … Continue reading EUGENE, Ore. | Oregon officer rescues baby deer stuck in fence

LONDON | Idris Elba not shaken OR stirred by Bond questions

LONDON  — Was that martini offered to Idris Elba at the “Yardie” premiere shaken or stirred? Unclear, but it was a good try by a reporter looking to find out if he’ll become the first black James Bond. Elba, who directed “Yardie,” was also hounded by a flying insect that buzzed him and fiancee Sabrina … Continue reading LONDON | Idris Elba not shaken OR stirred by Bond questions

PLYMOUTH, Mass. | Man bites off another man’s finger in golf course brawl

PLYMOUTH, Mass.— A man has bitten off another man’s finger during a fight at a Massachusetts golf course. WCVB-TV reports a 47-year-old man was arrested at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth Friday after he apparently got into a fight with another golfer and bit off a part of his thumb. The station reports … Continue reading PLYMOUTH, Mass. | Man bites off another man’s finger in golf course brawl