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  • 89 years of Mickey Mouse: 6 facts you probably didn’t know

    HOLLYWOOD — November 18, 1928 is the day Mickey Mouse and Minnie debuted. It’s the day Walt Disney’s animated short “Steamboat Willie” debuted in New York. That makes Mickey and Minnie 89 years old on Saturday. Here are six cool facts about the world’s most iconic critter. 1. He started off as a rabbit Before Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, he made Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. But in a dispute with his business partner at Universal, Disney lost the rights to Oswald. […]

  • Jesse Jackson speaks in front of suspected gunman James Holmes' apartment, July 26, 2012.

    Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

    Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson’s can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement. “My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Jackson wrote in a statement. “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson’s disease, a disease that bested my father.” Jackson added that “recognition of the effects of this […]

  • Argentine navy says it’s lost contact with submarine

    The Argentine navy is looking for one of its submarines after it lost contact with the vessel off the country’s Atlantic coast, the military service said Friday. The ARA San Juan submarine was last spotted Wednesday in the San Jorge Gulf roughly 432 kilometers (268 miles) off the east coast, the navy said. At least 44 crew members were on board, state-run news agency Telam reported Friday. Crews are searching for the vessel by air and sea near its last […]

  • Serena Williams says ‘I do’

    Watch: Tennis superstar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian were married in New Orleans. The two welcomed a daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on September 1 and is the first for the couple.

  • Trump blasts Franken, but stays silent on Moore

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual abuse against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken on Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent. By weighing in on Franken, Trump potentially invites another round of scrutiny over the past accusations of sexual assault that have been levied against him — a risk that a source said earlier this week was partially […]

  • Colorado’s Neil Gorsuch reflects on ‘surreal’ U.S. Supreme Court tenure

    WASHINGTON — Justice Neil Gorsuch of Colorado returned to the faithful on Thursday night to address the Federalist Society, a conservative group that was instrumental to his nomination to the Supreme Court. Greeted by a standing ovation, Gorsuch delivered a rousing tribute to the conservative jurisprudence of the man whose seat he filled: The late Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch admitted, however, that the months since his nomination have been “surreal” at times. “If you caught up with me in Colorado […]

  • Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

    MARSHALL COUNTY, S.D. — A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in Marshall County, South Dakota, the pipeline’s operator, TransCanada, said. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and officials are investigating the cause of the leak. This is the largest Keystone oil spill to date in South Dakota, said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources. In April 2016, there was a 400-barrel release — or 16,800 […]

  • Breakdown of what’s in the tax bill approved by the House

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Thursday passed a bill along strict party lines that would revamp the U.S. tax code and affect every corner of the U.S. economy. The vote comes two weeks after it was first unveiled by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady. It also comes the same week that the Senate Finance Committee is wrapping up work on its own tax overhaul bill at breakneck speed. Eventually, any legislation approved by each chamber will have to […]

  • Drake stops show, threatens man apparently groping women in audience

    SYDNEY — Drake was in the middle of performing one of his hit songs “Know Yourself” at Sydney’s Marquee nightclub on Wednesday evening when he stopped to address a man in the crowd who he saw groping women in the audience. “Yo, stop that s**t,” Drake told the man. “If you don’t stop touching girls, I’m gonna come out there and f**k you up.” The crowd went wild with support. Since then, social media has also lit up with support […]

  • U.S. to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia

    WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities will remove restrictions on importing African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. That means Americans will soon be able to hunt the endangered big game, an activity that garnered worldwide attention when a Minnesota dentist took Cecil, perhaps the world’s most famous lion, near a wildlife park in Zimbabwe. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman said the move will allow the two African countries to include U.S. sport hunting as part of their management plans for […]

  • Reports: Charles Manson hospitalized in California

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Charles Manson, the charismatic cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that shocked the nation almost a half century ago, has been hospitalized, the Los Angeles Times and TMZ reported Wednesday. Citing medical privacy rules, Luis Patino at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said his office “cannot confirm or deny this information” when asked about Manson’s hospitalization. Manson is 83 years old. The Times reported Manson’s condition is unclear. TMZ’s more dire report said Manson was […]

  • Justice Department sends warning letter to Denver, other sanctuary cities

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday launched a new volley against jurisdictions it considers to be so-called sanctuary cities — even as a federal judge put the brakes on a similar attempt earlier in the day. The Justice Department sent letters to 29 cities, counties and states, including Denver, on Wednesday afternoon warning them they might not be complying with an obscure law required to receive federal law enforcement grants. The individualized letters point to specific policies in those […]