O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

Ken Ritter, Associated Press Writer LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) – O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson More...

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By United Press International On Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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Lochte cleared of charges stemming from Rio gas station incident

Eric DuVall United Press International RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (UPI) — A Brazilian appellate court cleared U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte of criminal charges after police alleged Lochte exaggerated claims More...

By Reuters On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Representative Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, is out of ICU

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Steve Scalise, the Louisiana lawmaker shot last week at a U.S. congressional baseball team practice, is no longer in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he is being treated More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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UPDATE: Matt Hughes stable after train collision

RAYMOND/SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Officials with the Illinois State Police are still investigating a major collision between a truck and train on Beelers Trail in Raymond. A family statement made More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Trump says he didn’t tape his conversations with Comey

Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — President More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Blackhawks’ Hossa to miss all next season with skin disorder

Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin condition More...

By Associated Press On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Sam Hananel Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving More...

By Reuters On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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‘Alex Jones isn’t going away,’ NBC’s Kelly says in defending interview

Jon Herskovitz Reuters NEW YORK/AUSTIN (Reuters) — NBC’s Megyn Kelly defended her heavily criticized interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones by saying at the start of the Sunday broadcast of her More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Cosby’s team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case

MaryClaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby, the comedian once known as “America’s Dad” for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, is declaring More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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UFC Hall of Famer & Former Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes Airlifted To HSHS St. John’s Hospital After Morning Accident With Train

RAYMOND/SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — A UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Welterweight Champion was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield following an accident that involved his vehicle’s More...