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  • Dunkin’ bans the ‘double-cup’ as it swaps foam for paper

    BOSTON (AP) — The Dunkin’ coffee chain says customers will have to do without a “double cup” for their iced drinks. A new campaign focused in Massachusetts and Rhode Island tells customers they can no longer nest their iced drinks in a second, foam cup for extra insulation as the company moves to eliminate its polystyrene cups. The brand says the double-cup habit was started in New England and is most common there. But by Dec. 1, all the region’s […]

  • Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

    A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings. The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of the AR-15 used in the attack. The case against Remington will now proceed in the Connecticut courts. Remington is widely expected to win the case, but critics of the gun […]

  • Last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster dies at age 90

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The last remaining survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, who suffered severe burns to his face, arms and legs before his mother managed to toss him and his brother from the burning airship, has died. Werner Gustav Doehner, the last among 62 passengers and crew who escaped the May 6, 1937, fire, was 90. The fire killed his father, sister and 34 others. He was just 8 years old at the time. “He did not talk about […]

  • Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide. A group including U.S. Forest Service rangers, local law enforcement, scientists and conservationists hiked into the so-called trespass grow where nearly 9,000 cannabis plants […]

  • Vigil planned for victims of California school shooting

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A candlelight vigil is planned Sunday evening to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school as investigators try to determine what prompted the deadly attack that left three other teens wounded. Saugus High School will remain closed until Dec. 2, but counselors will be available to help students cope with their grief, said school district officials in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita. Detectives were searching […]

  • Federal charges link New Jersey man to synagogue vandalism

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man faces allegations he conspired to carry out spray paint vandalism attacks two months ago against synagogues in Michigan and Wisconsin. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported 18-year-old Richard Tobin allegedly recruited people on a neo-Nazi social network. Court records indicate Tobin told investigators he considered suicide attacks and once sat with a machete in the parking lot of a New Jersey mall, considering an attack on black shoppers. An email message for his public defender wasn’t […]

  • Kentwood police searching for missing man in danger

    KENTWOOD, Mich. — Police are searching for a missing man who may be in danger. Jacob Toth was last seen walking Saturday in the area of 60th Street and Kalamazoo Avenue. He was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and beige pants. Police say he is 6 feet tall, weighs 200 pounds, has dark brown hair and eyes, and is missing his left hand. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Kentwood police at 616-698-6580.

  • Lions fall to Cowboys 35-27 with Stafford sidelined again

    DETROIT — The Detroit Lions were beaten by the Dallas Cowboys 35-27 in an NFC interdivision battle Sunday afternoon at Ford Field. The game was broadcast live on FOX 17. The Lions came in with a 3-5-1 record. Meanwhile, the Cowboys entered the proceedings at 5-4 and as 6 1/2-point favorites after it was announced that for the second straight week Detroit would be without the services of quarterback Matthew Stafford, who remained out of the lineup and on the […]

  • Kalamazoo Co. animal shelter open house

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A new animal shelter on Lamont Ave. in Kalamazoo is having an open house Saturday, November 23rd. The shelter’s project manager, David Rachowicz, stopped by to discuss the new location as well as the upcoming event. Admission is free to the public and will start at 10 a.m. If you have any questions, feel free to check out http://www.kalcounty.com/ac/ or call (269) 383-8775.

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