Lawyer, 99, will retire ‘when they carry me out of here’

U.S. 09/30/18, 12:19

Attorney Morton Katz, 99, recalls just one client assigned to him as a special public defender who made an issue of his age.That man, charged with stealing a car while on probation, was unhappy about how long it was taking to resolve his case."He wrote me the most vicious letters," ...

Time running out in effort to cut number of state lawmakers

U.S. 09/30/18, 11:07

A proposal that's kicked around the Capitol for years to shrink the number of state lawmakers in Pennsylvania may not be dead, but it's at least on life support.The latest blow came during a committee meeting last week, when Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, was able to get the bill ...

Gassy cows are bad for the planet; could seaweed diet help?

California 09/30/18, 11:07

The smelly reality is that cows will always pass gas. But if farmers had more access to seaweed, cow flatulence might just stink a little less for the planet.That's the thesis of a New England-based aquaculture company which is launching a drive to become the worldwide leader in an emerging ...

Police: Florida man on balcony shoots puppy named Princess

U.S. 09/30/18, 10:55

Police say a Florida man on a balcony shot and killed a dog with a pellet rifle.The puppy named Princess was being walked by its owner Saturday night near the Davie apartment building.According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel , an off-duty police officer driving toward the building saw a ...

Group fitness is on the rise in Louisville

U.S. 09/30/18, 10:52

Zero.That's the number of people Jason Kelly knew when he moved to Louisville five years ago from Tampa, Florida. But Kelly wasn't worried. He had a plan that would help him meet a group of like-minded friends and — though he didn't know it at the time — his future ...

‘Garden’ clause in new law requires pay during noncompete

U.S. 09/30/18, 10:48

Whether or not they choose to spend their idle time in their yards, workers with noncompete contracts in Massachusetts will soon be the first in the U.S. to enjoy a "garden leave" provision allowing them to get paid even after leaving a job.The rule taking effect Monday is part of ...

Employers jump into providing care as health costs rise

U.S. 09/30/18, 10:44

Autoworkers in this blue-collar, central Indiana city have an eager helper waiting to pick up the bill at their next doctor visit.Fiat Chrysler is offering free health care for most of its employees and their families — about 22,000 people — through a clinic the carmaker opened this summer near ...

Sheriff’s office: 37 cats found locked in small moving truck

U.S. 09/30/18, 03:08

A Florida woman faces dozens of animal cruelty charges after authorities found 37 cats inside a small moving truck.Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies responded Saturday to neighbors' complaints about the truck in Holiday.In an emailed statement, sheriff's office spokesman Kevin Doll said deputies found the cats locked in the truck's ...

Trump on Kim: Tough talk … ‘and then we fell in love’

U.S. 09/30/18, 02:14

President Donald Trump told a cheering crowd at a campaign rally that there was once tough talk "back and forth" between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "and then we fell in love."Trump said at the Saturday night rally in West Virginia: "He wrote me beautiful letters and ...

State Affirms Status As Nation’s Dumping Ground

U.S. 09/30/18, 01:40

Unintended consequences are often born of the purest intentions. The introduction of passenger-side air bags was a major safety advance but initially resulted in more child fatalities. Prohibition may have reduced alcohol consumption in the 1920s but it helped the advance of organized crime in America. Smokey Bear had iconic ...

Iowa TV station uses drones to capture video

U.S. 09/30/18, 01:12

To birds, they are UFOs and not to be trusted.To drone operators, they are today's way of doing business — a new tool of many trades.To much of the world, the futuristic-looking gadgets are delivering a whole new perspective.But the sky has limits.When a camera gets its own name, it's ...

Update: Beto O’Rourke rallies with Willie Nelson

Texas 09/29/18, 23:38

The Latest on Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's concert with Willie Nelson (all times local):10:30 p.m.Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rouke is rallying with Willie Nelson, telling thousands of supporters, "The people of the future, our kids and our grandkids, are depending on what we do at this moment."O'Rouke, ...

Update: Prosecution rests case in burning death retrial

U.S. 09/29/18, 20:22

The Latest on the retrial of a man accused of burning a Mississippi woman alive in 2014 (all times local):7:10 p.m.The prosecution has rested its case in the retrial of a man who is accused of burning a Mississippi woman alive in 2014.The defense is scheduled to begin its closing ...

2 hospitalized after fall from railroad bridge

U.S. 09/29/18, 19:56

State police say two people hospitalized after falling from a railroad bridge in central Pennsylvania.Emergency dispatchers in Adams County say police and firefighters were sent shortly after 10:30 p.m. Friday to an area off Route 30 northwest of Gettysburg in Franklin Township.The (Hanover) Evening Sun reports that a man and ...