Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook attack was ‘100% real’

Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook attack was '100% real'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified Wednesday that he now understands it was irresponsible of him to declare the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax and that he now believes it was “100% real.” Speaking a day after the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the 2012 attack … Read more

Stephen King to testify for government in books merger trial

Stephen King to testify for government in books merger trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department bids to convince a federal judge that the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster would damage the careers of some of the most popular authors, it is leaning in part on the testimony of a writer who has thrived like few others: Stephen King. … Read more

102-year-old WWII veteran from segregated mail unit honored

102-year-old WWII veteran from segregated mail unit honored

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Millions of letters and packages sent to US troops had accumulated in warehouses in Europe by the time Allied troops were pushing toward the heart of Hitler’s Germany near the end of World War II. This wasn’t junk mail — it was the main link between home and the front in … Read more

Sorrow in Choco Taco town after summer treat is discontinued

Sorrow in Choco Taco town after summer treat is discontinued

A tech millionaire offered to buy it. A US senator suggested that the government should force manufacturers to make it. But so far, Klondike isn’t budging from its plan to discontinue the Choco Taco. Klondike confirmed Tuesday that the summer treat is being pulled from ice cream trucks, convenience stores and grocery shelves. “Over the … Read more

Polish institute classifies cats as alien invasive species

Polish institute classifies cats as alien invasive species

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish scientific institute has classified domestic cats as an “invasive alien species,” citing the damage they cause to birds and other wildlife. Some cat lovers have reacted emotionally to this month’s decision and put the key scientist behind it on the defensive. Wojciech Solarz, a biologist at the state-run Polish … Read more

Parents, 6-year-old girl, fatally shot in tent at Iowa park

Parents, 6-year-old girl, fatally shot in tent at Iowa park

A Cedar Falls couple and their 6-year-old daughter were fatally shot while camping at an Iowa state park in an apparently random attack by a man from Nebraska, who later turned the gun on himself, authorities said. The couple leaves behind a 9-year-old son, according to the Cedar Falls mayor. It was not immediately clear … Read more

Wildfire near Yosemite National Park explodes in size

Wildfire near Yosemite National Park explodes in size

WAWONA, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park exploded in size Saturday and prompted evacuations even as firefighters made progress against an earlier blaze that burned at the edge of a grove of giant sequoias. The Oak Fire, which began Friday afternoon southwest of the park near Midpines in Mariposa County, grew … Read more

Man saves 5 from house fire; jumps out window to save girl

Man saves 5 from house fire;  jumps out window to save girl

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who ran into a burning home and saved five people, including a 6-year-old girl he jumped out of a second-floor window with, says he’s no hero and that the serious injuries he suffered were “ all worth it.” Nick Bostic, 25, of Lafayette, was driving early on July … Read more

Dan Cox, backed by Trump, wins Maryland GOP governor primary

Dan Cox, backed by Trump, wins Maryland GOP governor primary

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Dan Cox, a far-right state legislator endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Maryland governor on Tuesday, defeating a moderate rival backed by outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan. Despite being a win for Trump, Cox’s victory over former Hogan Cabinet member Kelly Schulz could be a blow to … Read more