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    Former President George H.W. Bush leaving ICU, Barbara Bush released

    HOUSTON — Doctors said former President George H.W. Bush will soon be moved from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital where he has been treated for pneumonia. Dr. Amy Mynderse said the 92-year-old Bush will be moved from the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday. Bush was struggling to breathe when he was admitted to the hospital Jan. 14. Doctors diagnosed him with pneumonia and put him on a ventilator in the ICU to assist his breathing. […]

  • LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 14:  (L-R) Robyn Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown from "Sister Wives" arrive at the grand opening of Mike Tyson's one-man show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live on Stage" at the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino April 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    High court won’t hear ‘Sister Wives’ appeal over bigamy law

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from the family on TV’s “Sister Wives” challenging Utah‘s law banning polygamy. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that said Kody Brown and his four wives can’t sue over the law because they weren’t charged under it. A federal judge sided with the Browns and overturned key parts of the state’s bigamy law in 2013, but an appeals court overturned that decision last year. The Browns […]

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    Mansfield man gets prison for stealing from veterans groups and spending it on internet porn

    MANSFIELD — A Mansfield man who stole more than $150,000 from two veterans‘ groups and spent a large portion of it on internet pornography has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison. The Journal Inquirer reports that 72-year-old Frederick Brown was also ordered by a judge last week to serve five years of probation and to pay back the stolen money. Brown pleaded guilty in October to first-degree larceny in the theft of $143,000 from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post […]

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    Police ID Florida woman killed in I-95 crash in Old Lyme

    OLD LYME — State troopers have identified a Florida woman killed over the weekend in a crash along Interstate 95 in Old Lyme. An SUV driven by Heather Ann Otenti, of Bonita Springs, Florida, struck a wire guardrail on Sunday afternoon. State police said the vehicle traveled down a steep embankment, hurtled into the air and then crashed into a tree. Lynda Ranee Salek, also of Bonita Springs, was killed in the crash. Otenti suffered minor injuries. State police said the […]

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    Sierra Nevada brewery issues 36-state recall of select beers

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA  — Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has announced a recall of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA’s and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. In a statement Sunday, it said the recall applies to eight different types of its craft beers purchased in 36 states across the Midwest, the South and East Coast of the United States. The recalled beers were packaged between […]

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    1 dead, 5 injured in shopping mall shooting in San Anotonio

    SAN ANTONIO, TX — Authorities in San Antonio say one person is dead and five others have been injured after two men robbed a jewelry store in a San Antonio shopping mall. Police Chief William McManus said that after the two suspects fled the store on Sunday, one of them fatally shot a “good Samaritan” who tried to stop them. Another man, who was carrying a licensed concealed weapon, then shot and wounded that robber. The other robber fled the mall, […]

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    Kids’ triathlon program by family of Newtown victim expands

    WATERBURY — A children’s triathlon program created by the Connecticut family of a Sandy Hook shooting victim is expanding. A ceremony is scheduled Thursday in Waterbury to sign a formal agreement that will allow for 20 Race4Chase Youth triathlon programs in Connecticut, Rhode Island and South Carolina next summer. The parents of 7-year-old Chase Kowalski founded the program. The boy had competed in his first youth triathlon — a 20-yard swim, half-mile bike ride and third-of-a-mile run — just months […]

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    Rhode Island governor looks to pioneer free tuition for all

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A college-for-all idea that sparked enthusiasm during the presidential race could now face one of its biggest tests in Rhode Island. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has proposed giving in-state residents two years of free tuition at the state’s public colleges. Her administration spent months studying tuition-free college programs in states such as Georgia and Tennessee. Rhode Island’s would be more expansive. By providing free tuition for students in their junior and senior years at the University of […]

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    Prank against Steelers suspected in early hotel fire alarm

    BOSTON  — A man has been arrested and charged with setting off an early-morning fire alarm at a Boston hotel that roused the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers ahead of their playoff with the New England Patriots. Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio says Pittsburgh’s team was staying at the Logan Airport Hilton hotel when a fire alarm went off at about 3:40 a.m. Sunday. Procopio says evidence suggests the pulled alarm was meant as a prank against the Steelers. 3AM Someone […]

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    The Latest: Madonna curses President Trump at Women’s March

    WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Women’s March on Washington and associated protests around the world Madonna says it took “this horrific moment” of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president to wake up the United States. The pop singer used several obscenities during a speech at the Women’s March on Washington to emphasize her opposition to Trump. Her comments were carried live on cable television. She says Saturday’s march means “that we are far from the end” and it is the […]