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Winter storm wallops the South; 4 killed in Texas

A Georgia transportation sign warns motorists on Interstate 75 on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Kennesaw, Ga., about 20 miles north of metro Atlanta. A winter snow storm is blowing into Georgia in what the National Weather Service predicted to be “an event of historical...

Woman sentenced in Putnam County for Medicaid theft

OTTAWA — An Indiana woman must repay thousands of dollars she stole from an Ohio assistance fund. Kellsey Lyle, 29, of New Haven, Ind., was ordered today in Putnam County Common Pleas Court to repay $69,900 taken through Medicaid eligibility theft. From September 2009 through May...
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Curls and dimples: Shirley Temple dies at 85

FILE – In this November 1936 file photo, 8-year-old U.S. American child movie star Shirley Temple is portrayed in Hollywood, Calif. Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Publicist Cheryl...

Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

DETROIT (AP) — Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can be trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. The recall covers 11 models sold from 2009 through 2013. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received at least...

9 Recipes for a Very Special Valentine Dinner

I can’t get enough of Valentine’s Day! I love this holiday and I’ll be sad when it’s over. Every year, I like to put on a big fancy dinner for my family. I set up our nice dining room with tons of balloons, a gift for each dinner guest, pretty glasses and...

Nielsen’s top programs for Feb. 3-9

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 3-9. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, NBC, 31.69 million. 2. Winter Olympics Sunday Prime Time, NBC, 26.32 million. 3. Winter Olympics Saturday Prime Time,...

Nielsen: Olympics kickoff jolts NBC to week’s win

NEW YORK (AP) — The Winter Olympics are once again golden for NBC. Nielsen says the first four nights of NBC’s Olympics programming seized the top four slots in last week’s audience ranking. Friday’s opening ceremony took first place for the week. It was...

House sets quick vote on military pension bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House lined up Tuesday to approve legislation restoring full cost of living increases to pension benefits for military retirees, eager to reverse course on a budget cut that passed less than two months ago. The Senate debated a similar bill as...
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White falls to the I-Pod in Olympic stunner

AP Photo/Sergei Grits KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — In an Olympic stunner, Shaun White failed in his quest for three straight halfpipe gold medals Tuesday, falling to Switzerland’s Iouri Podladtchikov. In fact, White didn’t even win a medal. Podladtchikov,...

Fitch Ratings downgrades Puerto Rico’s debt

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The last of three major credit rating agencies downgraded Puerto Rico’s debt by two notches to junk status on Tuesday . Fitch Ratings praised the U.S. territory for responding quickly to economic challenges but noted the economy remains...