This Christmas a family in Deer Park will carry on a tradition for the 145th year. In 1868, an ancestor of the Forman family, named David Linsley, received only one present for Christmas when he was six-years-old: a small brass top. That gift has now been passed down five generations.
The patriarch of the family featured on TV's "Duck Dynasty" is getting some support from some well-known followers, after he was suspended from the series indefinitely for making disparaging remarks about gays.
A&E, which carries the show, announced yesterday what it called a "hiatus" for
By ANTHONY McCARTNEYAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - For most of the last 33 years, an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett has hung in the home of her longtime lover, Ryan O'Neal, and a jury's verdict Thursday ensures that is where it will stay.
For nearly a month, O'Neal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky will take part early next month in his first public proceeding - albeit via video link - since he was sentenced to decades in prison for child molestation.
A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 7 into whether a Pennsylvania agency should have stripped the former Penn
By MARC LEVY and MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The highest court in Pennsylvania, heart of the country's natural gas drilling boom, on Thursday struck down significant portions of a law that limited the power of local governments to determine where the industry can
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates.
All eight were sentenced under old federal guidelines that
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge in South Texas said in a recent order that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is assisting in criminal conspiracies to smuggle children into the country when it helps reunite them with parents who are known to
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration removed 368,644 immigrants from the country last year.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director John Sandweg says 235,093 of those immigrants were arrested at or near the U.S. border with Mexico.
This is the
By BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with helping his brother's killer and another murderer escape from prison with bogus court documents.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Thursday that Willie Slater Jr., of Orlando, was part of
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force general who was fired from command of U.S. land-based nuclear missile forces had engaged in "inappropriate behavior" while on official business in Russia last summer, including heavy drinking, rudeness to his hosts and
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan said Thursday that he and emergency manager Kevyn Orr will share some of the duties of running the cash-strapped city but the bulk of the financial responsibilities will remain under Orr's control.
By the Spokane Shock
SPOKANE, WA (December 16, 2013) – The Spokane Shock have been assigned quarterback Erik Meyer to the 2014 roster.
Erik Meyer (6-2, 210, Eastern Washington) rejoins the Shock for the 2014 AFL season. During his 2013 campaign for the Shock, Meyer rewrote the Spokane record
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a quarter of the Senate introduced legislation Thursday that could raise sanctions on Iran and compel the United States to support Israel if it launches a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian nuclear program, defying President Barack Obama