Genocide survivor: saved by member of enemy tribe

NEW YORK (AP) — A Rwandan genocide survivor who has just become a U.S. citizen has a message of hope for other new Americans. Immaculee Ilibagiza (ih-MAK’-yoo-lee ee-luh-bag-EE’-zuh) became a naturalized American with 50 other immigrants at a…
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Boston courthouse the focus

BOSTON (AP) – Police and reporters have converged on the federal courthouse in Boston — amid conflicting reports on whether a suspect is in custody in the……

McCartney lends voice to anti-gun violence effort

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney is adding his voice to Tony Bennett’s campaign against gun violence. The former Beatle recorded a voice message that’s part of a text-to-call operation Wednesday for Bennett’s Voices Against Violence campaign. McCartney…
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Conceal & Carry at State Universities

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents expects the board to back away from its policy banning concealed weapons on state university camp……
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Jenkins commends Topeka fifth grader

Jenkins says because of young people like Alex and Saige, even after the tragedy in Boston, we can indeed always have hope.…

Paul Kelly takes stand for the album, readies tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Kelly likes to graze for songs on Spotify as much as any fan. But as he released new music for the first time in five years, he decided to take a stand for…

UK TV pulls terrorist satire after Boston bombings

LONDON (AP) — A British television channel is pulling a comedy about a group of hapless terrorists from its schedule in the wake of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings. The Film4 channel was planning to air the movie…
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Overseeding your lawn

Want your lawn to look like it’s professionally landscaped without paying for it? GRIT Magazine’s Caleb Regan shares tips for how much seed is enough, plus whic……
Pets of the week

Pets of the week

The Helping Hands Humane Society stopped by with two dogs and a cat looking for new families this spring. Looking ahead, the shelter’s next Adopt-a-thon is June……
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SHS students to receive awards, includes iPad

At 12:45 p.m. today, representatives from the organization will travel to Seaman to present prizes, including an iPad Mini for each student on both teams. The first place team will also receive an all expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. later this spring.…

Quinto trusts his instincts for good causes, Spock

NEW YORK (AP) — Zachary Quinto might be headed into other worldly places this summer in “Star Trek Into Darkness,” but he says a social issue that’s near and dear to him is taking care of the earth.…

Tracy Morgan to host Billboard Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians beware: Tracy Morgan will host the Billboard Music Awards. Billboard announced Wednesday that the 44-year-old will host the awards show on May 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The…

Records: Ex-official’s wife says husband shot DA

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — The wife of a former judge is charged with capital murder in connection with the slayings of a North Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor. The charge Wednesday against Kim Lene…

Cops: Men toss dead groundhog, grouse into Pa. bar

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police in one western Pennsylvania town are investigating a case of bar kill: a groundhog and a grouse, both dead, tossed into a tavern by unsatisfied customers. The (Dubois) Courier-Express reports that the animals…

City Hall evacuated after stolen U-Haul found outside

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police have ordered the evacuation of City Hall and nearby buildings after a stolen U-Haul truck was discovered outside the building. Police Capt. Dexter Nelson says a five- to six-block area was…