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Florida family raising 15 kids gifted 13-bedroom property

Jan. 16, 2022 03:13 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A gift of a lifetime left a Fort Myers family stunned and full of gratitude. “I’m speechless,” Scott Hamilton said after he and his wife, Cherrie, found out that the house they have been renting for four years will now be theirs. ...

Typhoons, wildfires, missiles: Teen flies solo round world

Jan. 16, 2022 02:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Avoid typhoon in the Philippines. Check. Steer clear of massive California wildfires. Check. Keep away from test missiles in North Korea. What? Wait. As teenage pilot Zara Rutherford flew ever onward in a record-challenging global...

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Jan. 16, 2022 00:43 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear. Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place Saturday evening, with a plume...

West Monroe riverfront development on the way

Jan. 16, 2022 00:13 AM EST

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — Downtown West Monroe is one step closer to getting an exciting new look. The City of West Monroe is working on a development that will give citizens recreational access to the Ouachita River. The city has raised the money for the first phase of its ambitious...

NC groups offer help to pets suffering outside in the cold

Jan. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Gaston County pets in need of shelter against harsh wintertime weather can now get some help. Several Gaston County groups have come together under the umbrella of “No Cold Pets-Gaston” to provide free, hand-built wooden dog and cat houses to residents. ...

Wounded Indiana Marine will receive donated custom home

Jan. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EST

ATTICA, Ind. (AP) — The streets of Attica echoed with sirens as a fleet of first responder vehicles escorted Marine LCpl. Bryan Chambers to West Mill Social Hall. Outside of the community center, dozens stood holding flags anticipating their guests of honor to arrive. ...

Jackson native releases trivia app for Mississippi residents

Jan. 16, 2022 00:04 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Jackson native Warn Wilson Jr. decided to make a trivia game, he knew he wanted to include questions about his hometown and test the knowledge of residents and people with ties to the city. “I thought it would be cool with me being from Jackson,” said...

Remote artist residencies return to Isle Royale, Porcupines

Jan. 16, 2022 00:02 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Artist residency programs in two of Michigan’s most remote parks are once again giving creators the chance to find inspiration through deep solitude and connection with unspoiled nature. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, located in the western...

University of Michigan removes Schlissel as school president

Jan. 15, 2022 23:09 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan due to an alleged "inappropriate relationship with a university employee," the school said Saturday on its website. The removal was effective “immediately,” the University of...

MLK III: History to remember Sinema unkindly over filibuster

Jan. 15, 2022 22:07 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Martin Luther King III came to Arizona with harsh words for Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, whose refusal to change the Senate's Jim Crow-era filibuster rules makes voting rights legislation unlikely to pass. King told a crowd campaigning to protect voting rights...