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  • Glenn Snoddy, inventor of fuzz pedal for guitarists, dies

    MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (AP) — A recording engineer whose invention of a pedal that allowed guitarists to create a fuzzy, distorted sound most famously used by Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones’ hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” has died. Glenn Snoddy was 96. His daughter Dianne Mayo said Saturday that Snoddy died Monday of congestive […]
  • Man barges onto school bus, holds knife to driver

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California man barged onto an elementary school bus carrying about a dozen children and held a knife to the driver’s head before witnesses dragged him away, authorities said. The man boarded the bus early Friday morning in the community of Campo when the driver saw him approaching and thought […]
  • Marijuana advocate known as NJ Weedman acquitted in retrial

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been acquitted of witness tampering in his retrial. NJ.com reports that Ed Forchion raised his arms in victory after the verdict Thursday in Mercer County Superior Court. His supporters cheered and he smilingly invited the prosecutor to his victory party. The charges […]
  • Glass panel falls, kills worker at skyscraper site

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has issued a stop work order at the construction site of one of Manhattan’s tallest skyscrapers after a large glass panel fell, killing a security guard and injuring a construction worker. The city’s Department of Buildings said work was banned and a violation issued for failing to safeguard […]
  • Monument honors famous WWI war dog Stubby

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A new monument in Connecticut honors service animals with a statue of one of the nation’s most famous war dogs. The sculpture, “Stubby Salutes,” was unveiled Saturday in Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown. Stubby was a Boston-terrier mix that traveled to Europe with a Connecticut unit during World War I. He […]
  • USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said.
  • Woman reaches goal of doing a headstand in all 50 states

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A 71-year-old woman has completed her mission of performing a headstand in all 50 states. The Ketchikan Daily News reports retiree Anne Bruinooge checked the last state off her list Thursday as she laid down a mat and did a headstand outside of the Alaska newspaper’s office. Bruinooge says she has […]
  • Texas officer arrested in fatal shooting of off-duty deputy

    STAGECOACH, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer is accused of fatally shooting his brother, who was a deputy sheriff, during what may have been a welfare check. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Robert Lee was arrested early Saturday for the shooting death of his brother, 57-year-old Harris County Deputy Rocky Lee. Robert […]
  • White neighbor gets prison for harassing black family

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A neighbor accused of harassing and using racial epithets against a black Pennsylvania family for years has been sentenced to prison. A Northampton County judge sentenced 45-year-old Robert Kujawa to the term Friday after a jury convicted him of ethnic intimidation, harassment and stalking, the (Allentown) Morning Call reported. Prosecutors said […]
  • US warns Syrian government not to advance on south

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United States warned it would take “firm and appropriate measures” to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad’s forces move against rebels there. The area in southwestern Syria, between the border city of Daraa and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, has emerged as a flashpoint in a wider standoff […]
  • The Latest: Restaurant shooting victims recovering

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a restaurant shooting in Oklahoma City that left the gunman dead (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Relatives of a woman and a 12-year-old girl who were wounded during a shooting at an Oklahoma City restaurant say they don’t understand why the victims were attacked by a man they […]
  • Small plane makes emergency landing on Utah freeway

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) — No one was injured Saturday when a small plane clipped a car from behind while making an emergency landing on a major freeway in Utah, authorities said. Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Andrew Battenfield says the single-engine plane flew under an overpass before landing near Ogden. A photo published by the Standard-Examiner […]
  • Colorado school admins suspended for urging playground fight

    DENVER (AP) — Four administrators at a Denver charter school have been suspended after a playground fight captured on video showed the school’s restorative justice coordinator encouraging the students to throw punches. Officials with Wyatt Academy said Friday the elementary school principal, assistant principal, school psychologist and the coordinator are on administrative leave. Initially, three […]
  • The Latest: White House says Venezuela policy not changing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The White House is thanking the government of Venezuela for releasing an American held in jail for two years but adding that U.S. policy toward the Maduro regime isn’t changing. […]
  • 4 hospitalized after oil tanks explode in West Virginia

    WEST UNION, W.Va. (AP) — Four people have been hospitalized after oil tanks exploded in West Virginia. News outlets report a company was removing three oil tanks in West Union on Friday when the tanks exploded. State Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Jake Glance said workers were dismantling the tanks with some type of torch. […]