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Washoe County appealing in Lake Tahoe property tax fight

Dec. 4, 2019 3:33 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County has decided to appeal a judge’s ruling that could force the county to refund millions of dollars in excessive taxes to thousands of residential property owners at Lake Tahoe whose property valuations were arrived at illegally more than a decade ago. The Reno Gazette...

Paul Simon and Peter Singer discuss 'The Life You Can Save.'

Dec. 3, 2019 4:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon, world famous singer-songwriter, isn’t only inspired by fellow musicians. Simon is an admirer of the author-philosopher Peter Singer, the longtime Princeton University professor whose “The Life You Can Save” has been a guide for Simon and others looking for...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Dec. 3, 2019 1:29 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 1, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft, Mojang 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. NBA 2K20, 2K 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 7. Terraria, 505 Games (US), Inc. 8. Plague Inc.,...

Millennial Money: Give back without busting your budget

Dec. 3, 2019 11:20 AM EST

It may not come as a surprise that millennials are passionate about giving back. Millennials as a generation believe in supporting causes more than individual organizations, are likely to be influenced by peer networks when it comes to giving and want to give back in terms of money, time and leadership, according...

Connecticut hospital turned into wedding chapel for couple

Dec. 2, 2019 9:45 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Sales and Alyssa Griffin were supposed to have a big, expensive wedding in May, followed by a honeymoon cruise in August. But Sales’ cancer diagnosis less than two weeks ago made them decide to change all that, and Connecticut Children’s, where he is staying...

Shelley Morrison, Rosario on ‘Will & Grace,’ dies at 83

Dec. 2, 2019 12:56 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on “Will & Grace,” died Sunday, her publicist said. Morrison died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure after a brief illness, publicist Lori...

Agencies aim to work better together to help rural children

Nov. 26, 2019 10:21 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Cocke County, Tennessee, Kathy Holt is meeting with parents, day care providers and others to spread the word about what children need to know to be ready for kindergarten. The former educator is among a group of leaders in three Appalachian communities chosen to try a new...

Conservation groups sue to rewrite bull trout recovery plan

Nov. 24, 2019 10:55 AM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A trio of conservation groups are suing the U.S. government over its plan for the recovery of threatened bull trout. Save the Bull Trout, Friends of the Wild Swan and Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed the lawsuit against the heads of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S....

Proposal to keep plastic out of ocean makes progress

Nov. 23, 2019 8:43 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A proposal co-sponsored by Maine’s two U.S. senators to cut down on the amount of plastic debris in the ocean is making progress in the Senate. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the passage of the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act by a Senate committee is...

Minnesota to do state review of proposed copper-nickel mine

Nov. 22, 2019 4:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials announced Friday that the state will conduct its own environmental review of a proposed copper-nickel mine, rather than join the federal government’s environmental assessment of the project that some say will pollute a pristine wilderness area. The Department...