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Bret Lewis

Bleak times for local sports fans

“And here’s to you, Los Angeles Kings; So-Cal turns its lonely eyes to you.” Why do the sports gods hate us? All the way back to last fall. A USC team that was a pre-season […]

05/13/2013

Open tanning booth, Amazing Tans, Sacramento (AP Photo)

Correction: Tanning Beds-FDA story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 6 about proposed regulations for tanning beds, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an FDA proposal would not require warnings on tanning beds themselves, but on related promotional […]

05/07/2013

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Crests approaching in several towns in Midwest

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — An all-too-familiar springtime ritual played out around the nation’s heartland this weekend as volunteers, National Guardsmen and even prison inmates joined together in an effort to ward off fast-rising floodwaters. Dangerously […]

04/21/2013

Former President Bill Clinton's Twitter account, set up by Stephen Colbert. (Photo: Twitter)

Stephen Colbert lures Bill Clinton to Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Clinton is now on Twitter, albeit without a very presidential name. Stephen Colbert lured the former president to the social networking site on “The Colbert Report” on Monday, signing him up with the handle PrezBillyJeff.

04/09/2013

Former President Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton leads conference in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and a panel of successful entrepreneurs had a simple message Friday for college students gathered in St. Louis: Dream big, have a social conscience and commit to your goals.

04/05/2013

Artist rendering of Farmer's Field (Photo credit: FarmersField.com)

LA wants alternatives on AEG’s stadium plans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city officials want to hear alternatives to Anschutz Entertainment Group’s downtown stadium plan in case the entertainment giant can’t reach an agreement with the NFL on Farmer’s Field.

03/28/2013

Panera Bread (AP Photo)

Panera trying new pay-what-you-want experiment

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Order a bowl of turkey chili at a St. Louis-area Panera Bread cafe and it’ll cost you a penny. Or $5. Or $100. In other words, whatever you decide.

03/27/2013

Man waits for help after becoming stuck in snow, Lawrence, Kansas (AP Photo)

Spring snowstorm moving east

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued as far east as Pennsylvania as a storm system moves across the country after dumping up to 15 inches of snow on parts of Colorado and Kansas.

03/24/2013

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Thousands in Utah for family history conference

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Karleen Tutton’s 22 grandchildren always perk up when she tells the tale of her 6-foot-6-inch great grandfather who stared down a grizzly bear in the 1800s.

03/21/2013

gas prices

Drivers face high gas prices despite US oil boom

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is increasing its oil production faster than ever and U.S. drivers are guzzling less gas. But you’d never know it from the price at the pump. The national average price of gas is $3.69 p/gallon and is forecast to creep higher.

03/21/2013

Cattle feed in a snow covered pasture near Lecompton, Kansas

Recent storms ease the drought in middle of U.S.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recent rain and snowstorms have eased the worst U.S. drought in decades in portions of the nation’s midsection, swelling some major inland rivers to near flood stage and drenching some farmland enough to possibly delay spring planting.

03/11/2013

Vets say late pay from VA cripples their finances

DENVER (AP) – Exasperated veterans who work part-time for the Veterans Administration while attending college say their paychecks are sometimes weeks late, leaving them in trouble with bill collectors and landlords. Some veterans say it […]

10/23/2012

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