Man builds ‘Star Wars’ vehicle replica for Halloween

PARMA, Ohio — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud. Nick Meyer has built a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, nearly as tall as his Parma home. Meyer tells he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. He […]

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Girl, 3, drowns in grease pit at Alabama ice cream shop

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old girl is dead after she fell into a grease pit at an Alabama ice cream shop and drowned. The Opelika-Auburn News reports the girl’s body was pulled Saturday from an in-ground container used to trap cooking grease at Brewster’s Real Ice Cream in Auburn. Lee County Coroner […]

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Kaepernick files grievance accusing NFL teams of colluding against him

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remains unemployed after a 2016 season in which he began the movement of players protesting during the national anthem, has filed a grievance accusing NFL teams of colluding to keep him out of the league, his legal representatives said. Kaepernick retained Los Angeles-based attorney Mark Geragos to pursue the collusion claim […]

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Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states […]

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‘In the event of a nuclear attack’: U-Hawaii’s curious email to students, staff

Many schools go to great lengths these days to ensure their campus communities are ready for whatever emergency might arise, such as a hurricane, blizzard or, worse, an active shooter. The University of Hawaii took their preparedness a step further this week with an email to students and staff that began, “Subject: In the event […]

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Ex-Pennsylvania politician gets probation for groping 103-year-old

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania politician who groped a 103-year-old nursing home resident has been sentenced to 23 months’ probation. It came a day after a politician in the same township was arrested on child porn charges. William Spingler, 76, was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of indecent assault on a person with […]

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Pennsylvania court: Judge right to keep pregnant addict in prison

HARRISBURG (AP) — An appeals court says a Pennsylvania judge was justified in denying parole to a pregnant addict to safeguard her unborn child from her drug abuse. A Superior Court panel this week agreed that Lehigh County Judge James Anthony was right to deny parole to Britnee Becker last year. The 28-year-old Catasaqua woman […]

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Police: Man fatally shot after dispute over boy’s text messages to girl

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old man was fatally shot in Pennsylvania’s third-largest city after a dispute between adults over a boy’s text messages to a girl. Authorities have charged a 25-year-old man with criminal homicide in connection with the death of Carlos Pascual Richiez in Allentown on Tuesday evening. Prosecutors say the […]

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Hanging black doll in Pennsylvania school called ‘foolish prank’

COATESVILLE (AP) — A superintendent says a black baby doll hanging from a suburban Philadelphia high school locker room with a tie around its neck was a prank between white and black athletes, not a hate crime. Cathy Taschner, superintendent of the Coatesville Area School District, says students still face discipline over the matter. She […]

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Paris plans to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030

PARIS (AP) — The noise of car engines enveloping the streets of the French capital might become a memory in a little more than a decade. In its latest initiative to reduce pollution, Paris City Hall is planning to ban gas-powered cars by 2030. The controversial move follows Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s plan to ban all […]

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