By KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - United Methodist church officials defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday who officiated his son's gay wedding in Massachusetts, a move seen as contradictory to the denomination's beliefs.
The Rev. Frank Schaefer of
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment.
Not this year.
Faux is the new black this season for holiday gifts. But this isn't the "pleather" of the 1980s - that cheap, plastic-
NEW YORK (AP) - Al Goldstein, the bird-flipping publisher of Screw magazine who helped break down legal barriers against pornography and raged against politicians, organized religion and anything that even suggested good taste, died Thursday, according to a friend. He was 77.
Goldstein died at a
SPOKANE, Wash- Thursday morning fire crews responded to an RV fire which was fully engulfed in flames. The fire damaged a garage nearby. The RV was parked in the driveway of a home on 30th & Ray. The fire was also hot enough to melt much of the siding on the home. Fire crews say there
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach. The chain said Thursday that the accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The Minneapolis company said it immediately told
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Problems with the government's main health care overhaul website carry a bigger risk than frequent crashes: Higher prices could follow for many Americans if technical troubles scare off young people.
The government has touted recent improvements to HeathCare.gov
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say firefighters are making progress against a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee.
Hickman County Mayor Steve Gregory said Thursday morning that firefighters are trying to smother the blaze by covering it with dirt. He says the
NEW YORK (AP) - Enough donations have been raised to allow a blind man to keep the aging guide dog that went onto the subway tracks with him when the man lost consciousness and fell from a station platform, officials say.
"The spirit of giving, Christmas ... exists in New York," a tearful Cecil
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MICHELLE CHAPMANAP Business Writers
Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.
The chain said that accounts of customers who made
By JOHNNY CLARKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - On her way to work, Ira Curry heard on the radio that one of the winning lottery ticket numbers was her family's lucky No. 7. She called home, her daughter checked the ticket and in an instant, Curry was a multi-millionaire.
Curry came forward
His stat line isn't overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team's defense certainly is.
For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail.
Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond into the
Daniel Lazcano and his brother Frank were arrested for the murder of Marcus Schur two years ago in Whitman County. Frank Lazcano has already been convicted in the case, and on Wednesday afternoon, after two previous mistrials, Daniel was found guilty by a jury in Spokane County.