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  • GameStop to shutter 100+ stores

    NEW YORK — It’s game over for more than 100 GameStop retail locations. The company announced earlier this week that it’s shutting down 2% to 3% of its stores. That means as many as 190 stores could be on the chopping block. GameStop currently operates more than 6,600 stores globally, including 4,400 in the United States. It’s unclear how many domestic stores the Texas-based company plans to close. **This includes the closure of the Richmond Heights store, here in Ohio. […]

  • London attacker: From popular teen to murderous extremist

    BIRMINGHAM, England — Khalid Masood, the man responsible for the worst terrorist attack in London in more than a decade, kept to himself in recent years, neighbors say. But he had a checkered past involving a series of aliases and a string of convictions for violence and possession of weapons. Police kept his identity quiet at first as they sought to track down his associates and search related properties. But a fuller picture is emerging of the 52-year-old who drove […]

  • Former Penn State President Spanier convicted in Sandusky case

    The man who ran Penn State amid allegations that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting young boys may now face jail time. Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was found guilty Friday of one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. No date has yet been set for Spanier’s sentencing. His conviction carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The jury in the Dauphin County courthouse acquitted Spanier of more serious […]

  • 86-year-old raises $400,000 from recycling, then gives it away to those less fortunate

    Thirty-two years’ worth of recycled newspapers and magazines — more than nine million pounds of it — netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need. Recycling started off as a lesson to his son, Brent Jennings, about healthy money habits. Back in 1985, the Georgia native began collecting and selling paper with his only child, then put their profits into a savings account. “The first memory I have of my Dad is of […]

  • Critics ask: Is there something wrong with this White House photo of health care talks?

    Democrats, women’s groups and liberals seized on a photo Thursday shared by Vice President Mike Pence of a meeting he attended with President Donald Trump and members of the House Freedom Caucus. Their gripe? The photo featured no women, even though lawmakers were discussing Republicans’ health reform proposal — and members of the House Freedom Caucus want to strip a requirement that health insurance plans cover essential benefits, including coverage for maternity services. “Appreciated joining @POTUS for meeting with the […]

  • Teen, mom and grandmother killed in Columbus house fire

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three family members have died after an early morning fire in Columbus. WBNS reports that crews were called to the fire in west Columbus early this morning. Firefighters say three of the four people inside the home when the fire started had to be pulled out, while the fourth escaped on their own. The four were taken to area hospitals. A 16-year-old girl, the girl’s mother and her grandmother were pronounced dead later that morning. The teen’s father […]

  • NFL pledges to cut down on commercial breaks to speed up games

    NEW YORK — The NFL made headlines last year for poor ratings during the regular season. Even though they rebounded in the post season, the NFL has been vocal about the need to speed up games and change the structure of commercial breaks. In a letter to fans on Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell explained how those changes would take place. The NFL plans to use a play clock after the extra point to get back to the action faster. […]

  • Health care bill vote scheduled for Friday

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– White House officials and House Speaker Paul Ryan told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Thursday that they are finished with negotiations and President Donald Trump wants a vote on the health care bill. The vote is scheduled for Friday. This comes after the  House said it will not vote on the Republican health care bill Thursday, a GOP aide said, further putting efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare in jeopardy. The decision came after multiple high-level and tense meetings […]

  • WWII veteran wins lottery on his 94th birthday

    SOUTH BRANCH, Michigan-Ervin Smolinski has a birthday tradition — he gets lottery tickets as presents. It started when he began buying his family tickets as birthday presents, and they started returning the favor. For his 94th birthday, the World War II vet’s goodwill effort turned into $300,000 of cold, hard cash. “Every month, I buy some instant tickets and send them as gifts to family members who have birthdays that month,” Smolinski said in a statement. “It’s turned in to […]

  • Cell phone, notes, rocks: Woman uses whatever she can to get rescued from Arizona wilderness

    HAVASUPAI, Ariz.– The handwritten note had a simple plea: “Please stop.” “I’m out of gas, stuck here,” it continued, in black ink. “I started following the road East to see if I can get cellphone signal.” The note, along with rocks that spelled out “HELP,” were among items rescuers used to locate Amber VanHecke, 24, after five days in the Arizona wilderness. Her preparation and quick-thinking, trooper paramedic Edgar Bissonette said, were crucial to her survival. “She had food and […]

  • Khalid Masood: What we know about the London attacker

    LONDON– In a horrifying attack in London on Wednesday, a lone assailant plowed a car into crowds of people gathered on Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer dead outside UK Parliament. The assault on the heart of Britain’s capital left three people dead. On Thursday, police named the attacker as 52-year-old Khalid Massod. But there is still much we don’t know about the man who carried out the deadliest terror attack the UK has seen for more than a […]

  • JCC bomb threats: Teen suspect arrested in Israel

      JERUSALEM- A Jewish teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with a series of bomb threats that have rattled Jewish institutions and community centers across the US and other countries, Israeli police said. A months-long international investigation led to the 19-year-old suspect, who used “advanced camouflage technologies” to cover his tracks, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The suspect holds dual American-Israeli citizenship, an Israeli security official told CNN. He was arrested in Israel after an undercover investigation with the FBI. […]