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Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies

Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Gary Ross Dahl, 78, creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on March 23 in Oregon, his wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies

Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies

LOS ANGELES — It’s a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer

Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer

LONDON — Cynthia Lennon, 75, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain.
Updated: 4 hours ago

$50K bail set for suspect in stabbing over Facebook post

LONGMONT, Colo. – A judge has set $50,000 bail for a man charged in connection with a stabbing in Longmont that police say started with a fight over a Facebook post about a girl.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor’s request

Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor’s request

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics that included his own son and some of the state’s biggest employe...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Testing bill on hold amid debate over high-level courses

TALLAHASSEE — Legislation that would overhaul Florida’s testing program for public schools was in suspended animation Wednesday, as senators weigh whether to exempt some students in high-level classes from statewide standardized tests.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Senate increases land-buying money

TALLAHASSEE — The Senate added $35 million today to its plan for buying conservation land, as backers of November’s land and water constitutional amendment continue to push for a higher funding level proposed by the governor.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Health care talks suspension casts state budget in doubt

The Florida Senate unanimously approved an $80.4 billion budget today, hours before the state’s health-care agency said the federal government had suspended negotiations on a $2.2 billion pot of money that is part of a conflict between the Hou...
Updated: 6 hours ago
N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged today with accepting nearly $1 million worth of gifts and campaign contributions from a longtim...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Duke University investigates noose found hanging on campus

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung a rope noose from a tree, what the president of the elite Southern school described today as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize bla...
Updated: 6 hours ago