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'Death traps': Federal officials have warned about dangers from duck boats for two decades

Federal officials have warned tourists for nearly 20 years about the dangers posed by amphibious tour boats, which have spotty and sometimes contradictory safety regulations because they are neither entirely boat or bus.<p>“Duck boats are death traps on both on water and on land,” said Andrew Duffy, …

Table Rock Lake

Handbag designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade, a fashion designer known for her sleek handbags, was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said. She was 55.<p>News of her death shocked the fashion world and led to an outpouring of tributes from her legions of fans.<p>A housekeeper …

Kate Spade

Why Khloe Kardashian Is Giving Tristan Thompson "Another Chance"

| Mon., May. 7, 2018 1:28 PM<p><b>Khloe Kardashian</b> is trying to put the pieces of her relationship with <b>Tristan Thompson</b> "back together."<p>Shortly before the</i> …

John Oliver Fans Freak Out After He Says ‘Goodbye Forever’ And Packs Up His Set

"Thanks very much everyone, but we are f**king done here."<p>John Oliver said “goodbye forever” on Sunday night, packed up his “Last Week Tonight” set and walked off. Now some fans are worried that he might not be coming back.<p>Given that HBO renewed the show last year to run through 2020, however, it …

‘Austin Powers’ Star Verne Troyer Is Dead At Age 49

Verne Troyer, the actor best known to audiences as the scene-stealing Mini-Me in the <i>Austin Powers</i> franchise, has died at age 49.<p>Troyer’s family confirmed the actor’s passing in a statement on Verne’s official Facebook page.<p>“It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne …

Mental Health

Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.<p>The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called …

Anti-Defamation League

Teenage boy charged with murder of Viktorija Sokolova

Sixteen-year-old boy is charged following death of 14-year-old girl in a park in Wolverhampton<p>A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a teenage girl whose body was found in a park in Wolverhampton on Thursday.<p>Viktorija Sokolova, 14, was found dead at 7am in Wolverhampton’s West Park …

Crime

Khloe Kardashian Gives Birth to Her First Child With Tristan Thompson

| Thu., Apr. 12, 2018 9:41 AM<p><b>Khloe Kardashian</b>is officially a mom!<p>The 33-year-old <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> star gave birth to a baby girl, her …

Hundreds of schools closed as teachers rally in Oklahoma, Kentucky

<b>OKLAHOMA CITY</b> -- The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out …

Can I Prep Potatoes Ahead of Time?

The way to keep prepped potatoes from turning brown is to submerge them in cold water. This is a very handy trick that will serve you best when used …

Videos Show What Sister Jean Did After Loyola’s Loss To Michigan

Sister Jean’s magical ride in the NCAA Tournament has come to an end after Loyola’s loss to Michigan in the Final Four.<p>The Ramblers lost 69-57 to the …

March Madness

Corey Feldman Says He Was Stabbed in Car Attack

| Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 9:32 AM<p><b>Corey Feldman</b> says he was the victim of an attack Tuesday night.<p>The 46-year-old star took to social media early …

NCAA Tournament Final Four betting odds: Villanova is clear favorite, Loyola still the underdog

With the Final Four set, now would be a great time to get your bet in<p><b>Bracket Busted? Start fresh each round and compete for your chance to win a</b> …

Kansas beats Duke and its Elite Eight demons with an overtime classic

OMAHA — The habitual winners at Duke might cringe years into the future over a basketball so bloody indecisive that it seemed to touch every smidgen of iron as it lollygagged around the rim, kissed the backboard, ventured back to the rim and then rolled off toward the floor as if deciding it craved …

College Sports

Millions ‘March For Our Lives’: Pictures

Houston

Loyola-Chicago Is in the Final Four After a Rout of Kansas State

ATLANTA — They had a mantra: believe, believe, believe<i>.</i> It came with a plan to be greedy and win one game, another, another and another. Now the Ramblers from Loyola of Chicago have turned a charmed N.C.A.A. tournament run into the ultimate journey for a college basketball team.<p>They routed Kansas …

NCAA tournament: Michigan headed to Final Four after holding off Florida State

LOS ANGELES - Michigan held off a late Florida State rally and hung on for a 58-54 win over Florida State in the West Regional Semifinal. With the victory, the Wolverines advance to their second Final Four in six seasons under John Beilein.<p><b>What happened</b><p>Talk about a defensive battle. The teams …

Duke Blue Devils

'No more' or we vote you out: students lead huge U.S. anti-gun rallies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chanting "never again," hundreds of thousands of young Americans and their supporters answered a call to action from survivors of last month's Florida high school massacre and rallied across the United States on Saturday to demand tighter gun laws.<p>In some of the biggest U.S. …

Guns

Decades Ago, Roseanne Got the Working Class Right. Can It Do the Same in the Age of Trump?

In its first run, Roseanne turned tired stereotypes about blue-collar families on their heads. Now, the show’s ABC revival might lead to another tipping point—if tricky politics don’t muck things up.<p>In 1988, Dan Conner made a promise to his wife, Roseanne. “Just think: when you and I are retired, …

Loyola-Chicago Beats Kansas State to Advance to Final Four

Loyola-Chicago beat Kansas State 78–62 on Saturday night to move on to the Final Four for the first time since 1963.<p>Loyola is the first No. 11 seed …

March Madness

Final 4 bound: No. 11 Loyola beats Kansas State 78-62

ATLANTA (AP) — Porter Moser stood in front of the scarf-clad Loyola cheering section, a bit dazed but beaming from ear to ear.<p>"Are you kidding me! …

College Sports

Ben Richardson becomes fourth different hero for Loyola Chicago in Elite 8 win over KSU

This time, there was no need for any last-second heroics. After winning its first three NCAA tournament games off last-second, game-winning jumpers, Loyola-Chicago cruised to a convincing Elite Eight victory over Kansas State on Saturday to reach the Final Four.<p>But once again, the Ramblers had a …

Duke Blue Devils

NCAA Latest: Michigan, Loyola in Final Four; bluebloods next

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):<p>11:45 p.m.<p>The bluebloods will take center stage Sunday to determine the last two entrants in …

College Sports

4 reasons Final Four-bound Loyola Chicago will win the national championship

Two weeks ago, projecting Loyola-Chicago as a Final Four team would have seemed preposterous on any NCAA tournament bracket. The 11th-seeded Ramblers might have had the look of a Cinderella before all the buzzer beaters, but even Sister Jean had this team bowing out in the Sweet 16.<p>The South Region …

Duke Blue Devils

Everything you need to know for Sunday's Elite Eight games

It's the blue bloods and a new blood in Sunday's Elite Eight games, in a nice little mix that makes the NCAA tournament so compelling. …

NFL teams are now competing for a visit from Sister Jean

NFL teams are looking to use a key component of Loyola’s run to the Final Four to boost their chances next season.<p>And it may get ugly on Twitter.<p>The Carolina Panthers requested a visit from Sister Jean in a tweet earlier this week — before Loyola clinched a trip to the semi-finals.<p>And followed …

NFL

This Was Called A Flagrant Foul In The Michigan-Florida State Game

The second Elite Eight game of the day is underway. Michigan is taking on Florida State in Los Angeles.<p>We just had a pretty ridiculous flagrant foul …

Florida

Loyola Ramblers after advancing to Final Four: ‘Everybody laughed at us’

The Loyola Ramblers’ incredible Cinderella run continues to the Final Four after they beat Kansas State 78-62 on Saturday. After the Elite Eight game, <i>TBS</i> interviewed Ben Richardson and Clayton Custer on the court, and Richardson told a fantastic story that left Custer a tiny bit embarrassed.<p>Custer …

March Madness