Author: Associated Press

Former Kentucky choir teacher sentenced in student rape case

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former choir teacher at a Kentucky high school has been sentenced to five years in prison in the rape of an underage student. News outlets reported that former Oldham County High School teacher Haley Reed…

Biden signs landmark gun measure, says 'lives will be saved'

By Will Weissert-Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students…

Congress approves free student meal extension through summer

By Lisa Rathke-Associated Press (AP)---Congress passed a bill Friday that aims to keep up the expanded, pandemic-era distribution of free meals for all students this summer. Final passage of the Keep Kids Fed Act in the U.S. House came less…

West Virginia helicopter crash victims identified

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Medical examiners in West Virginia have released the names of six people killed in the crash of a Vietnam-era helicopter that gave tour rides. The aircraft crashed Wednesday during its last planned flight at an annual…

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

By David Sharp - Associated Press (AP)--The arrival of the compact disc nearly killed off record albums, with vinyl pressing machines sold, scrapped and dismantled by major record labels. Four decades later, with resuscitated record album sales producing double-digit annual…

Couple faces fines for bringing a raccoon to a pet store

By: Oscar Wells Gabriel II- AP writer ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — For most people, seeing a raccoon coming their way means they're going the other way. But authorities in New York state say a couple faces fines because they took…

Charlie Daniels' first "Volunteer Jam" will be released

By: Marige Szaroleta--AP writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Charlie Daniels fans will be able to listen to his first Volunteer Jam in its entirety. “Charlie Daniels and Friends: Volunteer Jam-1974” features The Charlie Daniels Band, Toy Caldwell and Paul Riddle…

NASA demands its roaches back

By Oscar Wells Gabriel II-AP Writer BOSTON (AP) - If you heard someone had some dust and cockroaches that once belonged to you, would you want them back? Probably not - but the national space agency would. NASA has demanded…