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Coyote Jihad: A handwringing problem with an obvious solution

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) — This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes? Self-styled coyote spotters ...

RIP Mr. Spock

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel. But for Trekkies and even casual "Star Trek" viewers, Nimoy w ...

Is it a police officer's duty to celebrate every parade?

[caption id="attachment_38810" align="alignright" width="300"] Salt Lake City, 2014[/caption]SALT LAKE CITY - Eric Moutsos doesn't believe he should have to leave his personal convictions at home when he walks out the door to go to work - particularl ...

Little League team stripped of title for cheating

CHICAGO (AP) -- Little League International has stripped Jackie Robinson West of the national title that the Chicago team won last summer after an investigation revealed it had falsified boundaries to field ineligible players. In a stunning Wednesday ...

L.A. homeless camps expand beyond skid row

Homelessness has been on the rise across the United States for several years now, and the trend is manifesting itself in the proliferation of homeless encampments in some America's major cities. The phenomenon is especially pronounced in Los Angeles, ...

USA Chant by Texas HS Draws Accusations of Racism

Chants of 'USA! USA! USA!' by members of the Idalou student section after a girls basketball game at Slaton Tuesday have been perceived as racist. A similar event in San Antonio received attention because the chant was used from a primarily white tea ...

Belichick claims no knowledge of how footballs were deflated

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl. But Belichick declined to answer questions Thursday after saying he knew nothing ...

Boy Scouts membership continues decline

The Boy Scouts of America's youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations, a spokesman said Friday. More than 2.4 million youth participated in its programs in 2014, a ...

NFL Scandal: Did the Patriots Cheat?

NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now. ...

Toy Weapons Banned from Art Festival Youth Day

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Toy weapons have been banned from a Pennsylvania arts festival where kids sell handmade arts and crafts because organizers believe it's a step needed to combat the "especially violent times" in which we live. This summer's ...


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