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man found dead in hermosa fire


a 67-year-old man was found dead in a house fire about 11:40 p.m. friday in the 1700 block of north pulaski road in the hermosa neighborhood, police said. officials found the man in the attic apartment, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. no one else was injured. it appears it was an electrical fire, police said. the chicago fire department said the fire remained under investigation. check back for updates. 






3 people found dead inside washington state home after fire


bremerton, wash. — three people were found dead inside a kitsap county home that was engulfed in flames and authorities on urday searched for the homeowner, who was missing along with his truck, a sheriff's spokesman said.the deaths of the two men and a woman were cl ified as homicides, kitsap county deputy scott wilson said urday in a phone interview from the scene.authorities asked the public to be on the lookout for the homeowner, 43-year-old john derek careaga, and to call 911 if he shows up.he is believed to be driving a brown 2005 ford f-150 truck with washington state license plates ca9383b, wilson said.careaga is considered a missing person at this point in the investigation, wilson said.a 16-year-old boy, hunter schaap-jocsan, was found safe urday after at first being considered m






police investigating fatal shooting near naperville school


police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was found friday afternoon inside a car near scullen middle school in suburban naperville, officials said. about 7:30 p.m., naperville police were called to a parking lot in the 1800 block of mistflower lane for a call of an unresponsive man inside a car, said police cmdr. louis miso.when officers arrived they found a man inside the car with the windows rolled down, miso said.the man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to edward hospital, where he was pronounced dead from guns wounds.  miso said the death is being investigated as a homicide. 






naperville shooting victim had ties to polish school meeting at scullen, police


an oswego man found s multiple times in a car at scullen middle school had ties to the polish school that was meeting there friday night, naperville police cmdr. louis miso said.police found the victim inside his vehicle at about 7:20 p.m. friday after receiving calls about an unresponsive man in a parked car at the school's 1815 mistflower lot, miso said. the 37-year-old victim, whose identity has not been released, had been s several times through closed car windows as he in the driver's seat, he said.the man was taken to edward hospital in naperville, where he was pronounced dead. miso said the victim was at the school in connection with the helena modjeska polish school naperville, which rents the building on friday nights, but declined to provide additional details.the shooting was no






3 found dead in burning kitsap county home; owner missing


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naperville shooting victim identified as lewis university college professor


the oswego man found s multiple times friday night in a car at scullen middle school was an ociate college professor at lewis university in romeoville, naperville police cmdr. louis miso confirmed urday.matthew lange, 37, was found inside his vehicle at about 7:20 p.m. friday by police responding to calls about an unresponsive man in a parked car at the school's 1815 mistflower lot, miso said.lange, who had been s several times through closed car windows as he in the driver's seat, was at the school in connection with the helena modjeska polish school naperville, which holds cl es there on friday nights, he said. miso declined to comment on what brought lange to the school.lange was taken to edward hospital in naperville, where he was pronounced dead.police are speaking to "people of inter






naperville shooting victim identified as lewis university professor


the oswego man found s multiple times friday night in a car at scullen middle school in naperville was an ociate professor at lewis university, naperville police cmdr. louis miso confirmed urday.matthew lange, 37, was found inside his vehicle at about 7:20 p.m. friday by police responding to calls about an unresponsive man in a parked car at the school's 1815 mistflower lane lot, miso said.lange, who had been s several times through closed car windows as he in the driver's seat, was at the school in connection with the helena modjeska polish school naperville, which holds cl es there on friday nights, he said. miso declined to comment on what brought lange to the school, but sources said lange was picking up his 4-year-old son, who was attending a cl .lange was taken to edward hospital in






naperville shooting victim identified as lewis university college prof


the oswego man found s multiple times friday night in a car at scullen middle school was an ociate college professor at lewis university, naperville police cmdr. louis miso confirmed urday.matthew lange, 37, was found inside his vehicle at about 7:20 p.m. friday by police responding to calls about an unresponsive man in a parked car at the school's 1815 mistflower lane lot, miso said. lange, who had been s several times through closed car windows as he in the driver's seat, was at the school in connection with the helena modjeska polish school naperville, which holds cl es there on friday nights, he said. miso declined to comment on what brought lange to the school, but sources said lange was picking up his 4-year-old son, who was attending a cl . lange was taken to edward hospital in nape






naperville shooting victim had ties to polish school meeting at scullen, police


an oswego man found s multiple times in a car at scullen middle school had ties to the polish school that was meeting there friday night, naperville police cmdr. louis miso said.police found the victim inside his vehicle at about 7:20 p.m. friday after receiving calls about an unresponsive man in a parked car at the school's 1815 mistflower lot, miso said. the 37-year-old victim, whose identity has not been released, had been s several times through closed car windows as he in the driver's seat, he said.the man was taken to edward hospital in naperville, where he was pronounced dead. miso said the victim was at the school in connection with the helena modjeska polish school naperville, which rents the building on friday nights, but declined to provide additional details. the shooting was n






texas mosque destroyed in early-morning blaze; cause unknown


victoria, texas — an early-morning fire has destroyed a texas mosque that had been a target of hatred in the past.the victoria advocate (http://bit.ly/2k388pz ) reports that a convenience store clerk spotted smoke and flames billowing from the islamic center of victoria at around 2 a.m. urday and called the fire department.jeff cowan, battalion chief for the city's fire department, says firefighters and police officers found the mosque completely consumed in flames when they arrived.the blaze was extinguished about four hours later. no injuries have been reported.victoria fire marshal tom legler has asked for help from state and federal fire investigators to determine what caused the blaze.the islamic center's president, shahid hashmi, wouldn't speculate about whether it was arson, but he






underground fires, toxins in unfunded cleanup of old mines


preston county, w.va. — an underground coal mine fire still smolders in northern west virginia, releasing smoke from gashes in a hillside only a stone's throw from some houses.state officials say the fire, which may have started by arson, lightning or a forest fire, had burned low for several years before bursting into flames last july in rural preston county.the growing fire moved the mine to the top of cleanup list in west virginia, which has some of the worst old mine problems in the country.state officials expect to spend $5 million this year to put it out. it's in a mine abandoned before 1977, among 3,400 old sites still posing health and safety threats with fixes estimated to cost $4.5 billion.






texas mosque goes up in flames hours after white house announces muslim ban


police in victoria, texas are investigating a mysterious fire that burned down a mosque late friday night, reports ktrk.according to victoria fire marshal tom legler, he has asked for additional help from the state as part of his investigation of the torching of the  islamic center of victoria.fire officials state the fire began about 2 a.m.  local time, just hours after the white house issued an executive order limiting the travel of visitors or immigrants from seven muslim-majority countries in the middle east.police state that worshipers who showed up to pray on urday used a facility across the street, with the islamic center’s president, shahid hashmi saying they will rebuild.according to hashmi, the building was burglarized one week ago.watch the video below via ktrk:






1 dead, 3 injured after west town traffic crash


one person has been killed and three others were seriously injured during a traffic crash in the west town neighborhood urday afternoon.the wreck occurred about 1:35 p.m. at the intersection of ashland avenue and hubbard street, according to officer michael carroll, a spokesman for the chicago police.paramedics initially responded to a "pin-in'' crash involving a vehicle hitting a pole, but a second vehicle was apparently also involved and possibly a pedestrian, said chicago fire department spokesman jeff lyle.one person was dead on the scene and three other injured people were taken to stroger hospital in serious to critical condition, said lyle.check back for details.






off-duty officer among 14 wounded in city shootings


an off-duty cook county officer was one of three people who were wounded in a shooting early urday in the city's gold coast neighborhood, officials said.the shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of north state street. police did not release any other details about what led to the shooting.  sophia ansari, spokeswoman for the cook county sheriff's office, said an off-duty cook county courts deputy was wounded in the shooting. she was told the officer was going to be fine. she did not have additional information about the officer's involvement in the shooting, and she said the investigation was being handled by chicago police. an adult man was grazed in the head, and he was listed in good condition at northwestern memorial hospital, chicago police said. a second man was s in th






alabama: darlene rawlins identified as dead body in back of suv, christopher cor


the victim found dead inside the back of an suv in foley, alabama has been identified. darlene rawlins’ body was found stuffed inside the cargo area of the suv after officers received a call about blood coming from the rear of the vehicle.“no one deserves to die like that–so it was a pretty gruesome scene,” captain steve arthur with the major crimes task force said. police identified the suspect as jefferson county native christopher corson.corson, 36, has been arrested and charged. police say the pair had been friends and they believe the relationship turned romantic last month.investigators are still searching for the location where the murder took place, and continue to try and determine a motive in rawlins’ death.a witness that was following a small white suv heading south bound on hig






man found s to death in car in naperville school parking lot


an oswego man was found s to death in a car in the parking lot of scullen middle school friday night, naperville police cmdr. louis miso said.police were called to the 1815 mistflower school at about 7:20 p.m. on a report of an unresponsive man inside a vehicle, miso said in a news release. there, they found a 37-year-old man in a car in which the windows had been broken out, he saidthe victim, whose identity was not released, was taken to edward hospital in naperville, where he was pronounced dead.“the incident does not involve scullen middle school,” miso said. “there were two non-district organizations that rented building space for activities this evening. in addition, there was an after-school club that was concluding its activity.”he added the shooting does not appear to the “a rando






toddler among 17 wounded, 2 fatally, in city shootings


two men were killed and 15 other people, including a 3-year-old boy, were wounded in separate shootings during a 14-hour period from friday afternoon to urday morning. the 3-year-old boy was grazed in the left leg and a 23-year-old man was s in the left arm in a shooting about 5:45 a.m. in the chicago lawn neighborhood, police said. the shooter fired into a home in the 3000 block of west 61st street, wounding the 23-year-old man and the toddler. both were taken to stroger hospital in good condition. a man, who had not yet been identified, was s to death at 1:40 a.m. urday at a gas station in the 1200 block of north halsted street in the goose island neighborhood, police said. he was sitting in a car when someone e out o angway and opened fire, wounding him in the head. the man, whose age w






toddler among 17 wounded in city shootings


two men were killed and 15 other people, including a 3-year-old boy, were wounded in separate shootings during a 14-hour period from friday afternoon to urday morning. the 3-year-old boy was grazed in the left leg and a 23-year-old man was s in the left arm in a shooting about 5:45 a.m. in the chicago lawn neighborhood, police said. the shooter fired into a home in the 3000 block of west 61st street, wounding the 23-year-old man and the toddler. both were taken to stroger hospital in good condition. a man, who had not yet been identified, was s to death at 1:40 a.m. urday at a gas station in the 1200 block of north halsted street in the goose island neighborhood, police said. he was sitting in a car when someone e out o angway and opened fire, wounding him in the head. the man, whose age w






minneapolis fire injures adult, 2 children


emergency responders treated an adult who suffered burns and two children with smoke inhalation after a urday afternoon fire at a townhouse in minneapolis’ little earth of the united tribes housing development.firefighters responded around 4 p.m. to a row of townhouses on the 2400 block of o a place, according to fire officials. residents were evacuated from the surrounding homes as crews battled the blaze for more than two hours.three people, including two children, were treated by paramedics. their conditions were not immediately known.the cause of the fire remains under investigation. the red cross arrived at the scene to aid displaced residents.






minneapolis fire injures adult, 2 children


emergency responders treated an adult who suffered burns and two children with smoke inhalation after a urday afternoon fire at a townhouse in minneapolis' little earth of the united tribes housing development.firefighters responded around 4 p.m. to a row of townhouses on the 2400 block of o a place, according to fire officials. residents were evacuated from the surrounding homes as crews battled the blaze for more than two hours.three people, including two children, were treated by paramedics. their conditions were not immediately known.the cause of the fire remains under investigation. the red cross arrived at the scene to aid 13 displaced residents in three families.






off-duty officer among 14 wounded in city shootings


an off-duty cook county officer was one of three people who were wounded in a shooting early urday in the city's gold coast neighborhood, officials said.the shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of north state street. police did not release any other details about what led to the shooting.  sophia ansari, spokeswoman for the cook county sheriff's office, said an off-duty cook county courts deputy was wounded in the shooting. she was told the officer was going to be fine. she did not have additional information about the officer's involvement in the shooting, and she said the investigation was being handled by chicago police.an adult man was grazed in the head, and he was listed in good condition at northwestern memorial hospital, chicago police said. a second man was s in the






who is registered to vote in two states? some in trump’s inner circle


news organizations have found that several members of president trump’s inner circle were registered in more than one state during the election and several still are.donald trump spent his first week in office repeating the lie that between 3 million and 5 million people had voted illegally in the november election, first to members of congress, and then on twitter, and then in an abc news interview, and then again on twitter on friday, citing an unsubstantiated claim popular in conspiracy circles.he had announced in a pair of tweets that he would be asking for a “major investigation” into voter fraud, “including those registered to vote in two states.”since then news organizations have found that several members of trump’s inner circle were registered in more than one state during the ele






texas mosque destroyed in early-morning blaze; cause unknown


victoria, texas — an early-morning fire urday destroyed a texas mosque that was a target of hatred several years ago and experienced a burglary just a week ago.a convenience store clerk spotted smoke and flames billowing from the islamic center of victoria at around 2 a.m. and called the fire department."it's sad to stand there and watch it collapse down, and the fire was so huge," shahid hashmi, the islamic center's president, said. "it looks completely destroyed."victoria fire marshal tom legler asked for help from the texas fire marshal's office and federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives to determine what caused the blaze. hashmi said authorities have told him it was too early to speculate."none whatsoever right now," hashmi said. "we don't have any lead or informat






let’s purge the brain dead from our roads


every day and every night on streets and roads and highways, an invasive force takes over that risks life and property, befouls traffic in our fair city and across our wonderful state.the invader is the great equalizer. no human consciousness functions properly while under its control. drivers can cover hundreds of feet unaware of what is taking place before them as they look down into tiny screens and type with thumbs, while somehow steering. so great are the urges to communicate that control them.even healthy young people, their perceptions and reflexes the best they will ever be, are transformed into the equivalent of an 80-year-old man with cataracts, driving to the liquor store to replenish the fifth of kentucky bourbon he drained the night before.“i’ll be there in 5 minutes,” such te






florida sheriff investigating killing of mother and daughter


north lauderdale, fla. — the broward county sheriff's office is investigating the killing of a mother and daughter.deputies were called to a home shortly before dawn on urday after they received reports of s s being fired.authorities said that they found a and a woman. the was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman died after being taken to the hospital.the sheriff's office so far has not released many details on the incident that occurred in this compact city located in the center of broward county, about 15 miles northwest of fort lauderdale.a release states that detectives are trying collect accounts and evidence to determine how the shooting happened and who might be responsible. the sheriff's office does not have a suspect in custody.






water main break causing road closures in the highlands – the denver post


a water main break at 15th and platte streets has flooded roads in the highland neighborhood, pooling down to southbound interstate 25 under the 15th street bridge.the denver fire department said several vehicles are stuck but have no one inside.west 29th avenue is closed from zuni to umatilla streets along with the area surrounding the break, according to police.






texas mosque destroyed in early-morning blaze; cause unknown


victoria, texas — an early-morning fire urday destroyed a texas mosque that was a target of hatred several years ago and experienced a burglary just a week ago.a clerk at a convenience store spotted smoke and flames billowing from the islamic center of victoria at around 2 a.m. and called the fire department."it's sad to stand there and watch it collapse down, and the fire was so huge," shahid hashmi, the islamic center's president, said. "it looks completely destroyed."victoria fire marshal tom legler asked for help from the texas fire marshal's office and federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives to determine what caused the blaze. hashmi said authorities have told him it was too early to speculate."none whatsoever right now," the center director said. "we don't have an






deputies shoot, wound suspect in car prowl that left seattle cop’s son dead


the wounded suspect is in critical condition at harborview medical center.king county sheriff’s deputies on friday night s and wounded a man suspected in the deadly carprowl at a sammamish park.deputies went to an apartment in the 21600 block of 29th avenue south in des moines where they believed the suspect was staying, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. deputies were outside when the suspect and a 16-year-old boy walked out around 10:30 p.m. friday.the man and the teen pulled out handguns when they saw the deputies and three deputies opened fire, striking the suspect, the sheriff’s office said. the teen fled and dropped his handgun, the sheriff’s office said.after a search, deputies determined the teen was inside a nearby apartment. the teen was finally convinced to walk out of






water main break causing road closures in the highlands – the denver post


a water main break at  west 29th avenue and zuni street has flooded roads in the highland neighborhood, pooling down to southbound interstate 25 under the 15th street bridge.the denver fire department said several vehicles are stuck but have no one inside.west 29th avenue is closed from zuni to umatilla streets along with the area surrounding the break, according to police.






what all those dead trees mean for the sierra nevada


ecologists nathan l. stephenson, left, and adrian das, walk past some living and some dead trees in a plot of land that has been studied by ecologists since 1992.genaro molina / los angeles timesecologists nathan l. stephenson, left, and adrian das, walk past some living and some dead trees in a plot of land that has been studied by ecologists since 1992.ecologists nathan l. stephenson, left, and adrian das, walk past some living and some dead trees in a plot of land that has been studied by ecologists since 1992. (genaro molina / los angeles times)






texas mosque destroyed in early-morning blaze; cause unknown


victoria, texas (ap) — an early-morning fire urday destroyed a texas mosque that was a target of hatred several years ago and experienced a burglary just a week ago.a convenience store clerk spotted smoke and flames billowing from the islamic center of victoria at around 2 a.m. and called the fire department.“it’s sad to stand there and watch it collapse down, and the fire was so huge,” shahid hashmi, the islamic center’s president, said. “it looks completely destroyed.”victoria fire marshal tom legler asked for help from the texas fire marshal’s office and federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives to determine what caused the blaze. hashmi said authorities have told him it was too early to speculate.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“none whatsoev






woman fatally injured after vehicle crashes into car wash in lincoln square


a woman died urday after a vehicle crashed through a car wash on the north side in the lincoln square neighborhood.about 9:50 a.m., a 56-year-old man drove a volkswagon golf through a closed overhead door of a car wash in the 5400 block of north damen avenue, police said.a woman who was inside was struck by the door and the vehicle, and ended up pinned between both.the victim was extricated by firefighters, taken to st. francis hospital in evanston and pronounced dead at 10:27 a.m., according to the cook county medical examiner's office and police.the driver stayed at the scene, and the major accident investigation unit was investigating.






texas mosque destroyed in blaze; cause of fire unknown


victoria, texas -- an early-morning fire urday destroyed a texas mosque that was a target of hatred several years ago and experienced a burglary just a week ago. a clerk at a convenience store spotted smoke and flames billowing from the islamic center of victoria at around 2 a.m. and called the fire department. “it’s sad to stand there and watch it collapse down, and the fire was so huge,” shahid hashmi, the islamic center’s president, said. “it looks completely destroyed.” victoria fire marshal tom legler asked for help from the texas fire marshal’s office and federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives to determine what caused the blaze. hashmi said authorities have told him it was too early to speculate. “none whatsoever right now,” the center director said. “we don’t ha






chile: deadly wildfires displace thousands | chile news


raging forest fires in central-south chile have killed at least 11 people, displaced thousands and destroyed entire villages, according to the government.the burn area has doubled over the past two days to 3,870 square kilometres, according to the national forestry agency conaf.it said 130 fires were still burning in the centre and south of the country, with 61 out of control. high temperatures of more than 35 degrees celsius and strong winds also were hindering attempts to douse them.so far five firefighters, two policemen and three local residents have been killed while battling the blazes."we have never seen something of this size, never in chile's history. and the truth is the [firefighting] forces are doing everything that is humanly possible and will continue to do so until the fires






deputies shoot suspect in deadly suburban seattle car prowl


sammamish, wash. — authorities in a seattle suburb said urday deputies s and critically wounded a man they suspect in a car prowling incident earlier in the week that left the 22-year-old son of a seattle police officer dead.the king county sheriff's office tracked the car prowling suspect to an apartment late friday. three deputies opened fire when a man and a 16-year-old boy emerged and pointed handguns at them, the seattle times reported (http://bit.ly/2keezlc).the suspect, whose name has not been released, was in critical condition urday at a seattle hospital.the teen was arrested early urday. authorities have not said if he is also a suspect in the car prowl earlier in the week in the seattle suburb of samammish.moises elias radcliffe was walking his dog at beaver lake park when he sa






five years after she vanished, trial for her alleged murder begins


san jose — early one foggy morning nearly five years ago, a 15-year-old cheerleader with a heart-shaped face and long shiny hair disappeared on her way to her school bus stop. despite a m ive search that drew more than 750 volunteers from throughout the bay area, the proclaimed on t-shirts and posters as “everyone’s daughter’’ has never been found.yet just two months after sierra lamar vanished in 2012 from her rural neighborhood north of morgan hill, investigators concluded they had enough evidence to prove she had been kidnapped and killed. prosecutors charged a 21-year high school dropout, antolin garcia-torres, with murder and attempting to kidnap three other women in 2009, charges that could send him to death row if he’s convicted in a trial that begins this week.it is a case that tap






nation and world news


texasearly morning fire destroys mosquean early morning fire urday destroyed a texas mosque that was a target of hatred several years ago and was a burglarized just a week ago. a convenience store clerk spotted smoke and flames billowing from the islamic center of victoria and called the fire department. "it's sad to stand there and watch it collapse down, and the fire was so huge," said shahid hashmi, the islamic center's president. the city asked for help from the state and federal agents to determine the cause.californiabrown to be treated for prostate cancergov. jerry brown, who was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, will begin a new round of treatment for the disease, his office said. brown, 78, will continue his duties as governor during the treatment. doctors say his prog






madelia's main street rises from the ashes


they are emerging from the ashes, one by one, along madelia's main street.last month, it was the culligan water shop, with its eight employees. a week ago, the american family insurance office held a ribbon cutting, celebrating new life after a fire raged through town a year ago, burning down eight businesses.jim pettersen clearly remembers the phone call he got last february at 3 a.m."get your down here, main street is on fire!" the caller said.pettersen did as told, only to find his culligan store burning to the ground and his livelihood jeopardized. it has been a challenging year for the culligan employees, but they had good insurance and rebuilt quickly, becoming the first business to open in its original location.pettersen wondered at times whether it was worth it to rebuild in the sa






water main break causing road closures in the highlands – the denver post


a water main break at  west 29th avenue and zuni street has flooded roads in the highland neighborhood, pooling down to southbound interstate 25 under the 15th street bridge.the denver fire department said several vehicles are stuck but have no one inside.west 29th avenue is closed from zuni to umatilla streets along with the area surrounding the break, according to police.danika worthington, the denver posta large water main break left a large hole on 29th street, from which some water is still draining, urday, jan. 29, 2017.






tiger escapes from circus, takes to the road in sicily


rome — a tiger escaped from a circus in sicily, running along the road in a town near palermo before being recaptured.monreale mayor piero capizzi said at first he thought someone was joking when he was told a tiger was on the loose urday.but local traffic police indeed found the tiger on the run. the animal was re-captured after being coaxed to go inside a series of increasingly smaller cages. it was taken back to the circus.the mayor says it is not known how the tiger escaped from the circus, which is currently performing in the monreale area.






tevlin: madelia's main street rises from the ashes


they are emerging from the ashes, one by one, along madelia’s main street.last month, it was the culligan water shop, with its eight employees. a week ago, the american family insurance office held a ribbon cutting, celebrating new life after a fire raged through town a year ago, burning down eight businesses.jim pettersen clearly remembers the phone call he got last february at 3 a.m.“get your down here, main street is on fire!” the caller said.pettersen did as told, only to find his culligan store burning to the ground and his livelihood jeopardized. it has been a challenging year for the culligan employees, but they had good insurance and rebuilt quickly, becoming the first business to open in its original location. leila navidi - star tribune file, star tribune construction on new bui






waconia woman crawls back from the 'dead'


rita johnson learned of her own death via u.s. mail thanksgiving weekend.the first tipoff e from her discover credit card. rather than a promotional offer, the company sent a letter expressing condolences over her p ing.calls to the creditor revealed the shocking truth: because of a clerical error, the social security administration had killed her off — at least on paper.the bureaucratic murder locked johnson, 75, out of her own life. in an instant, her social security number and credit rating were erased, and her health insurance thrown into flux."it's a horror story," she said recently at her waconia home, surrounded by piles of paper. "everybody seems like they're trying to do the right thing, but it's like i'm in the twilight zone."it took five weeks to resurrect her in the federal sys






jordan’s king abdullah ii to visit washington on monday


washington—jordan’s king abdullah ii is scheduled to arrive in washington on monday and could mark the first arab leader to meet with president donald trump, just days after he signed an executive order that suspended the u.s. refugee program and blocked people from iraq, syria and several other muslim countries from entering the u.s.mr. trump’s executive order, signed friday night, is a version of a paign promise he made beginning in 2015, but it still caught many off guard in washington because its details weren’t...






waconia woman crawls back from the 'dead'


rita johnson learned of her own death via snail mail thanksgiving weekend.the first tipoff e from her discover credit card. rather than a promotional offer, the company sent a letter expressing condolences over her p ing.calls to the creditor revealed the shocking truth: because of a clerical error, the social security administration had killed her off — at least on paper.the bureaucratic murder locked johnson, 75, out of her own life. in an instant, her social security number and credit rating were erased, and her health insurance thrown into flux."it's a horror story," she said recently at her waconia home, surrounded by piles of paper. "everybody seems like they're trying to do the right thing, but it's like i'm in the twilight zone."it took five weeks to resurrect her in the federal sy






rescued yorkies now up to 123


an elderly couple said to have hoarded 92 yorkies in a feces-filled home in poway actually had 31 more dogs hidden off-site, the san diego humane society said friday. the little dogs were found at a different poway location on tuesday evening and taken into custody, spokeswoman kelli schry said. that increases the total number of dogs turned over by the couple to 123 — 114 dogs and nine puppies. already, more than 200 peole have reached out to the humane society via facebook or email to express interest in adopting the animals, schry said., but that doesn’t put them on any kind of list for consideration. updates on when the animals will be available for adoption, as well as how to apply, will be posted on the humane society’s website. schry suggested that people sign up for the society’s e






woman remembers suspected killer’s tears over dead wife


concord, n.h. (ap) — bob evans at a picnic table outside friend katherine decker’s motorhome in 1986, sobbing that his wife had died when his then-5-year-old daughter, lisa, was just a baby.“he really did cry. he’d cry and blow his nose and everything when he talked about it,” decker recalled. “i used to feel really bad all the time about it. every time i saw him, i’d just feel sick.”but evans hadn’t been married to lisa’s mother. she wasn’t his daughter, and her name wasn’t lisa. he also told decker his name was gordon jenson.three decades later, authorities say only one part of his story was true: the ’s mother was dead. and they believe evans killed her, along with at least five other women and children.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.evans — who over his lifet






new orleans mayor wants to crack down on crime starting with bourbon street


new orleans is known for its rich cultural history that’s still a pivotal part of the big easy’s identity. with various areas drawing attention from tourists and natives, bourbon street and its bars remain one of the most visited areas for an endless supply of good times.but mayor mitch landrieu wants to place a timeframe on how long these establishments can stay open for business day-to-day. according to the ociated press, city officials are pondering a plan to have bars close their doors to patrons after 3 a.m. this will be in an effort to cut down on crime in n.o.read: one dead, nine injured in shooting on new orleans’ bourbon street“we’re going to try to encourage them, through changing their environment, that it’s going to be a little bit more comfortable for them to go inside the bar






what nasa learned from the tragic accident


this time of year is always a somber one for nasa as the space agency remembers the astronauts who died in three horrific spaceflight disasters.  today (jan. 27) marks the 50th anniversary of the first major, deadly disaster for the u.s. space program: the apollo 1 fire. on jan. 27, 1967, a fire erupted inside the apollo command module during a preflight rehearsal test, killing three astronauts who were t ped inside.  coincidentally, two other deadly spaceflight accidents that occurred decades later happened around the same time of year. on jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crewmembers. tragedy struck again on feb. 1, 2003, when the space shuttle columbia broke into pieces as it returned to earth, killing another seven astrona






nasa displays apollo 1 command module hatches 50 years after fatal fire


cape canaveral — fifty years ago, after nasa completed its investigation into a fire that claimed the lives of three of its astronauts on the launch pad, the space agency stored the scorched remains of its first crewed apollo spacecraft out of view at its research center in virginia. now, half a century after the tragedy, nasa has placed on display the three hatches from the flame-damaged apollo 1 command module, marking the first time any artifact from the capsule has been on public view. the exhibit, located at kennedy space center visitor complex's apollo/ urn v center in florida, is dedicated to the memories of virgil "gus" grissom, edward white ii and roger chaffee, who died behind those same hatches on jan. 27, 1967. "we have gone too far without a memorial for gus, ed and roger her






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


washington — president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group.