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Bass fishing ‘Super Bowl’ kicks off

Today kicks off The 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic held at Lake Guntersville in Birmingham, Ala. For a lot of us who do not bass fish it probably doesn't mean all that much, but for those of us who ...

February 20, 2014 | By Jarrod Ballardo | Sports Columns

Eisenhower Memorial unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) - Architect Frank Gehry is maintaining key elements of his design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall in a revised concept presented Thursd...

February 20, 2014 | | Nation

Two sentenced in brutal attack on Giants fan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An angry judge lashed out Thursday as he sentenced two men who pleaded guilty in the savage beating of an avid San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, calling them cowards an...

February 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports

NYC mayor: Do as I say, not as I do?

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's official vehicles were spotted breaking several traffic laws on Thursday, just two days after he laid out a sweeping traffic safety plan that in...

February 20, 2014 | | Nation

Some police lies to suspects are unfair

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Police can lie when interrogating suspects, but when the lies become "patently coercive," any confession cannot be used as evidence, New York's highest court ruled Thursday.Ruli...

February 20, 2014 | | Nation

Flu waning; younger adults hit hardest

ATLANTA (AP) - Flu season seems to be winding down, and it's been an odd one.It hasn't been as bad as last year and the vaccine worked a little better. And it has been a fairly mild one for the eld...

February 20, 2014 | | Nation

Iowan fired for using forklift on candy machine

MILFORD, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man has lost his job and unemployment benefits for using a forklift to get a candy bar from a malfunctioning vending machine, state records say.According to state unemp...

February 20, 2014 | | Nation

Boy killed in argument over 15-year-old’s baby

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) - A 15-year-old New Mexico boy accused of killing his 12-year-old friend struck him following an argument over the teen's infant daughter then stuffed his body under a mattress...

February 20, 2014 | | Nation

Settlement in boy’s death at Lassen Park

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The federal government will pay $3.5 million to the family of a 9-year-old boy crushed to death by a retaining wall at a national park in Northern California.The lawsuit settleme...

February 20, 2014 | | Nation

Wrestlers out of meet after lynching photo

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Eight New Jersey high school wrestlers scratched from a state tournament days after a photo surfaced of team members apparently simulating a lynching were intending to show sch...

February 20, 2014 | | Nation

Four dead in shooting at tribal facility

ALTURAS (AP) - Police say four people are dead and two others are wounded in a shooting Thursday inside an American Indian tribal headquarters in Northern California. Alturas Police Chief Ken Barn...

February 20, 2014 | | State

Move afoot to carve California into 6 states

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California has reached the breaking point, says Tim Draper. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist is pushing a proposal to crack the nation's most populous state into smaller pie...

February 20, 2014 | | State

Milpitas store gets $1M for selling ticket

MILPITAS (AP) - A Northern California convenience store that sold the sole winning ticket to the $425 million Powerball jackpot received a $1 million check on Thursday, as state lottery officials w...

February 20, 2014 | | State

Sheriff eases rules for permits for carrying concealed weapon

SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has eased requirements for obtaining a concealed-weapons permit. The decision announced Wednesday comes a week after a federal appeals court ...

February 20, 2014 | | State

Bills strengthen campaign finance reporting laws of who donors are

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers approved a pair of bills Thursday to strengthen the authority of California's campaign watchdog agency and require political nonprofits to reveal their donors, changes t...

February 20, 2014 | | State

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