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  • Suspect says he would rather have killed younger black man

    NEW YORK (AP) — A white Army veteran accused of killing a 66-year-old black stranger in a racial attack in New York City says he regrets killing the man because he would rather have killed a younger or more successful black victim. James Harris Jackson told the Daily News (http://nydn.us/2nCAWma ) Sunday he’s “sorry” he stabbed Timothy Caughman, who was collecting bottles. He says it was dark and he didn’t know the victim was elderly. Authorities say Jackson came to […]

  • Lawrence County man arrested in Colorado after escape

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) _ Authorities say a man who escaped from custody in Alabama has been arrested in Colorado. The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office said 28-year-old Austen Williams was taken into custody on Saturday without incident and is awaiting extradition back to Alabama. Authorities say Williams walked away from a work detail earlier this month after being jailed in Lawrence County, Alabama on misdemeanor drug charges. He was arrested while doing yard work at a house where he was staying […]

  • Funding for Auburn’s performance arts center approved

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) _ Auburn University is one step closer to reaching a $15 million goal for the school’s new performing arts center. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that the Auburn City Council recently voted to allocate $1.5 million over the next three years to the new Auburn University Performing Arts Center. The city will fund $500,000 in fiscal years 2018-2020, and then continue to contribute $50,000 annually starting in 2021. Those contributions would help fund the initial construction of the […]

  • Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering leak fire hazard

    WASHINGTON – Nissan is recalling more than 56,000 cars because of power steering hoses that may leak fluid and potentially lead to fires. Nissan North America says the recall affects the 2013-2014 Murano vehicles. It says the problem stems from the power steering hose clamp, which may not adequately secure the hose. That could allow the hose to detach and leak power steering fluid. That could lead to a fire If it leaks onto a hot engine or exhaust pipes, the […]

  • Idaho woman says she crashed her car because she saw a sasquatch

    MOSCOW, Idaho – A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that the 50-year-old Tensed woman was driving south on U.S. Highway 95 on Wednesday when she struck a deer near Potlatch. The woman told Benewah County Sheriff’s officials that she saw a sasquatch chasing a deer on the side of the road while driving. She says she checked one of […]

  • Man says daughter billed by TDOT for guardrail that killed her

    LOUDON, Tenn. – A Loudon County man says his teenage daughter was billed nearly $3,000 for a guardrail that killed her in a wreck four months ago. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the Tennessee Department of Transportation says the bill was a mistake, and Steven Eimers’ family doesn’t have to pay to replace the guardrail. TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi apologized for what he says was a processing error. He says another letter is being sent to the family. The Tennessee Highway Patrol […]

  • Tennessee school bus driver pleads not guilty in deaths

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A Tennessee school bus driver has pleaded not guilty to six counts of vehicular manslaughter in a crash last November that killed six children. WTVC-TV reports that Johnthony Walker was arraigned via video Friday morning in Hamilton County Criminal Court. Walker is also charged with four counts of reckless aggravated assault, one count of reckless endangerment, one count of reckless driving and one count of use of a portable electronic device by a school bus driver. Authorities […]

  • Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said lowering the blood alcohol limit for most drivers to 0.05 percent from 0.08 percent will save lives. The change means a 150-pound man would be over the 0.05 limit after two beers, while a 120-pound […]

  • Inmate: Alabama secretive about execution details

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for a condemned Alabama inmate are arguing that a court should block an eight execution date for their client because there are multiple unresolved questions about the legality and humaneness of the state’s lethal injection procedure. In their motion filed in Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday, lawyers for Tommy Arthur argued that the Alabama Legislature has the responsibility to decide the execution drug combination but instead lets the Department of Corrections make the decision. They […]

  • ‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included “The Dating Game,” ”The Newlywed Game” and that infamous factory of cheese, “The Gong Show,” has died. He was 87. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris’ family. Barris made game show history right off the bat, in 1966, with “The Dating Game,” hosted by Jim Lange. The gimmick: […]

  • President Trump signs bill authorizing NASA funding, Mars exploration

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that adds exploration of Mars as a NASA goal. The new law also authorizes $19.5 billion in space agency funding for the 2017 budget year, which began Oct. 1. Trump recently sent Congress a budget proposal that authorizes $19.1 billion for the space agency next year. The measure amends current law to add human exploration of Mars as one of NASA’s objectives. It also directs NASA to manage […]

  • Labs extend purebred dog popularity record; Rottweilers rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — Labrador retrievers have extended their record run as America’s most popular dog breed, leading the American Kennel Club’s new rankings for a 26th straight year. But Rottweilers are enjoying renewed favor, and some other dogs have been striding up the popularity ladder. A closer look at some of the rungs revealed Tuesday: The Top 10 In 2013, Labs grabbed the record for the longest stretch at No. 1, and they haven’t let go. Affable, relatively easy […]