Appellate court weighs Florida law on felon…

The state of Florida is asking a U.S. appellate court to set aside a ruling that lets some impoverished felons regain access to the ballot box, even if they still owe fines and other legal debts

Bryant Would Never Fly on Helicopter With Wife…

Kobe Bryant's three surviving children have lost their father—but insiders say the basketball superstar tried to make sure they would never be orphaned. Sources tell People that Bryant, who frequently used helicopters to get around, would not fly in one with wife Vanessa. "He and Vanessa had a deal...

Slow snow year in the East

Very few cities have received above-average snowfall. You have to go to northern New England to find snow totals that are well above average.

Harvey Weinstein NYC sex assault trial picks up…

The closely watched #Metoo era sex assault trial of Harvey Weinstein is moving at a faster pace than predicted

Man Drops to Ground When Told What Watch Is Worth

An Air Force veteran in North Dakota who spent a month's salary on a fancy watch while stationed in Thailand in the 1970s decided it was too nice to wear and kept it in its box. He was floored to find out that his Rolex Oyster Paul Newman Daytona is...

AP probe raises doubts about murder conviction

Myon Burrell has served more than 17 years for the shooting of an 11-year-old girl _ a case originally prosecuted by presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar. But an Associated Press investigation uncovered myriad inconsistencies in the case. (Jan. 28)

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Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy…

Authorities say the veteran pilot of a helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, tried to avoid fog so heavy it grounded police choppers

8 Confirmed Dead in Alabama Dock Fire

A massive boat dock fire in Alabama early Monday killed at least eight people, including minors, authorities have confirmed. Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus says it will take days to confirm the identities of the victims and learn the cause of the fire, which destroyed dozens of boats, AL.com...

Was weather a factor in Kobe Bryant's helicopter…

The basketball world mourns the death of Kobe Bryant who was killed on Jan. 26, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, along with his daughter Gianna.

'Palm Springs' sets a Sundance record in $17.5M…

The “Groundhog Day”-esque comedy “Palm Springs,” by Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island, has set an acquisition record at the Sundance Film Festival by 69 cents

Newly Uncovered Atomic Spy May Have Been Key for…

Given the secrecy around the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, American scientists and historians have never been sure how the Soviet Union managed to join the atomic age as early as it did. Four years after the US set off the first atomic bomb, the Soviets detonated a similar one....

On This Day: 28 January 2010

After 14 years in LA, the Grammy Awards returned to New York for one night only. (Jan. 28)

Pence visiting Wisconsin's capital city, liberal…

Vice President Mike Pence's planned visit to Wisconsin's liberal stronghold of Madison may signal the opening of a new front in the hotly contested campaign to win the battleground state

Man Charged With Killing 5 of His Children as…

A man about to be released from a California prison has been arrested after new DNA evidence showed he killed five of his own children, all no more than 6 months old, officials said Monday. The children were killed between 1992 and 2001, NBC reports. Paul Perez, 57, was arrested...

Stuck at a foggy airport

AccuWeather's Bill Wadell found himself stuck at the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas on Jan. 27, with flights being delayed due to dense fog.

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Washington Post places reporter on leave after…

The Washington Post has placed a political reporter on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about rape allegations against NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who was killed Sunday

Kobe's Pilot Got Special Clearance to Fly

It was foggy when the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others crashed into a hillside just outside Los Angeles—so foggy that police helicopters had been grounded at the time . And CNN now reports that Bryant's pilot had actually gotten special clearance to fly. Specifically, he was...

Sam Mendes' 'perfect storm'

Oscar-nominated director Sam Mendes talks about his film "1917" launching at the perfect time in the awards season calendar and how that's helped its box office takings. (Jan. 28)

Man pleads guilty to killings of San Diego…

A man with a history of mental illness has pleaded guilty to four counts of murder in attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego — two of whom were set on fire

Kobe Bryant Used Helicopters Because of His Girls

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash Sunday en route to one of Gianna's basketball games—and, tragically, People reports the reason Bryant used helicopters in the first place was because of his four daughters. Bryant lived in Orange County and traveled to Los Angeles...

Fog obscures Texas highway, slows down morning…

Foggy conditions and low visibility were recorded on US 287 in Mansfield, Texas (south side of DFW metroplex). A dense fog advisory is up and is slowing the morning commute.

Threatening message found in condo of woman who…

Authorities say investigators found a message on the wall of a condominium belonging to a woman who fatally shot a retired Illinois State Trooper and wounded two other men at a suburban Chicago cigar lounge

US on Confusing Afghanistan Plane Crash: It Was…

After a flurry of confusing reports about a downed plane in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the US military has confirmed it was a US Air Force plane that crashed. The rep for US forces in Afghanistan says the Bombardier E-11A crashed in the Ghazni province, the AP reports. US officials...

'1917' stars' first Oscar luncheon

Actors George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman joke about the starry encounters they could have had at the Oscar Luncheon in Los Angeles (Jan. 28)

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Grandson’s pitch coaxes Redford out of retireme…

Robert Redford has been coaxed briefly out of acting retirement by his grandson in a film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

Weinstein Accuser Shares Tampon Detail in Court

In an account that the AP reports was delivered amidst sobs, former production assistant Mimi Haleyi on Monday testified that Harvey Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her in July 2006. Her allegation is one of two that led to Weinstein being charged, and the 42-year-old detailed that allegation on...

A potentially potent coastal storm could wreck…

Several storm scenarios for the weekend will leave many residents on left on alert for flooding rain, snow and gusty winds.