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#SNlisten: One of us is getting pulled over quite a bit lately. This time, it resulted in a speeding ticket but one thing happened that left them scratching their head. Read More »

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I apologize that it has been a few days since I have posted, but Twin Peaks is back. To say I am slightly obsessed would be an understatement.   I watched the series when it originally aired.    Then again.   And again.   Of course the movie.   And then the books.   Which I re-read again to get ... Read More »

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  • Greg Gianforte, Susan Gianforte

    Was Montana’s wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Gianforte spent the day of his greatest political victory out of sight, avoiding questions about the assault charge filed against him on the eve of a congressional race that some cast as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. In the end, though, the Republican emerged Thursday night as Montana’s new congressman, a comfortable win that ...
  • German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors’ consultation on child vaccinations. The measure is part of a government effort to improve vaccination rates in the country. These have dropped in recent years, exposing children and adults to potentially dangerous illnesses such as measles. Authorities already can ...
  • US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials have told the U.S. that they’ve tightened inspections and policing along the border with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday. Beijing’s action reflects a growing awareness about the urgent need for China to pressure North Korea into ...
  • Poll: Most older Americans want Medicare for long-term care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President Donald Trump’s administration and Republicans in Congress look to cut the federal ...
  • Key dates in Sri Lanka’s contributions to UN peacekeeping

    Sri Lanka participated in years of U.N. peacekeeping operations while the country was embroiled in a brutal, generation-long civil war. Yet, even as Sri Lanka refused to investigate alleged war crimes by its troops during that conflict, the U.N. continued to deploy thousands of Sri Lankan peacekeepers to guard some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Key dates in Sri ...
  • Trump, G7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate

    TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. But it may not play out exactly that way, according to long-time G7 observers. “It is a forum made for Donald Trump’s ...
  • S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will allow a civic group to contact North Korea over help in fighting malaria, the first government approval on cross-border civilian exchanges since North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in January 2016, officials said Friday. The announcement is a sign that the liberal government led by new President Moon Jae-in is trying to restart ...
  • Greg Gianforte, Susan Gianforte

    Was Montana’s wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Gianforte spent the day of his greatest political victory out of sight, avoiding questions about the assault charge filed against him on the eve of a congressional race that some cast as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. In the end, though, the Republican emerged Thursday night as Montana’s new congressman, a comfortable win that ...
  • A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

    NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace. “It’s a way ...
  • Chris Cornell

    Private service, public viewing for Cornell planned Friday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is being laid to rest Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Representatives for the late singer-songwriter say a private memorial service Friday will be followed by a public viewing of Cornell’s burial site at 3 p.m. PDT. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for numerous stars, including Jayne ...
  • The Latest: Democrat concedes to Gianforte in Montana race

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Democrat Rob Quist conceded the contest for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House late Thursday to Republican Greg Gianforte. The country singer and political newcomer told supporters ...
  • Jessica Chastain, Will Smith

    Stars turn out for lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraiser

    CAP D’ANTIBES, France (AP) — A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana Ross, a fashion show and auction of items for the superrich. ...
  • Cornell funeral to take place Friday; widow pens letter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will be laid to rest Friday at a private memorial service at a Hollywood cemetery that is the final resting place of numerous stars. The private service at Hollywood Forever Cemetery will be followed by a public memorial that begins at 3 p.m. PDT, during which fans can view Cornell’s burial ...
  • Quiet college dropout turned bomber: Who was Salman Abedi?

    LONDON (AP) — He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer — and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing himself and 22 others. While some claim Salman Abedi had been banned from the mosque he attended for ...
  • The Latest: Democrat concedes to Gianforte in Montana race

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Democrat Rob Quist conceded the contest for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House late Thursday to Republican Greg Gianforte. The country singer and political newcomer told supporters ...
  • USAA pulling ads from Hannity’s Fox News show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm USAA is adding itself to the list of companies that have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show. But the company, which caters to members of the U.S. military and their families, says the move had nothing to do with pressure on Hannity’s advertisers. Some groups have called for an advertiser ...
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan to drive Indy 500 pace car

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeffrey Dean Morgan, one of the stars of the hit TV show “The Walking Dead,” will drive the pace car Sunday for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Morgan shot to stardom with a recurring role on ABC’s show “Grey’s Anatomy,” and has appeared on shows ranging from “Supernatural” to the award-winning comedy series “Weeds” on ...
  • Police: Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man wearing body armor and a mask backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch before dawn Thursday and crashed it into the front door of the famed Nevada brothel featured in the CatHouse reality television show, according to authorities and the brothel’s owner. Brian Brandt, 40, of Reno, was arrested and ...
  • Mike Huckabee

    Mike Huckabee to revive his talk show on TBN

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will start a new weekly talk show on the religious Trinity Broadcasting Network this fall. The show will follow a format similar to the weekend show that the former Arkansas governor hosted on Fox News Channel from 2008 to 2015. TBN said on Thursday that the show will be filmed ...
  • Jennifer Lopez

    NBC’s live ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ pushed from December to 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is saying bye-bye this year to its tradition of an annual live holiday musical. The network confirming that “Bye Bye Birdie” has been pushed from its announced December airdate into 2018. No new airdate was announced. The production is still to star Jennifer Lopez in this homage to 1950s rock ‘n’ roll mania. But Lopez ...
  • Greg Gianforte

    The Latest: Greg Gianforte keeps low profile, Montana votes

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local): 12 p.m. The Montana congressional candidate accused of assaulting a reporter hasn’t been seen or heard from Thursday as voters go to the polls. Repeated phone calls to Greg Gianforte’s cellphone ...
  • Jessica Chastain, Will Smith

    Stars turn out for lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraiser

    CAP D’ANTIBES, France (AP) — A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana Ross, a fashion show and auction of items for the superrich. ...
  • Miles Thompson, Ty Thompson, Lyle Thompson

    Lacrosse documentary debuts Friday in select theaters

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Miles and Lyle Thompson became lacrosse rock stars during their college careers at the University at Albany, attracting long autograph lines after games — at home and on the road. Every kid loves a scorer, and the Native American brothers from the Onondaga Nation outside Syracuse rarely disappointed. They put up staggering offensive numbers — Miles ...
  • Blake Lively

    Blake Lively to lead film from ‘Big Little Lies’ author

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Lively is set to star in an adaptation of the best-seller “The Husband’s Secret,” from “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty. CBS Films said Thursday that Lively will play Cecilia Fitzpatrick in the film and also executive produce. The character is a model wife and mother who discovers an unopened letter from her husband that ...
  • Robert Pattinson

    Pattinson, Sandler lead Oscar contenders out of Cannes

    CANNES, France (AP) — It’s a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns. The Oscars aren’t much on the minds of the filmmakers or attendees in Cannes; the festival is its own achievement, with nearly as much spectacle and prestige as ...
  • Pattinson, Sandler lead Oscar contenders out of Cannes

    CANNES, France (AP) — It’s a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Oscar campaigns. Standing ovations at Cannes, which concludes Sunday with the Palme d’Or presentation, appear likely to lead to awards consideration for a number of big names, including Adam Sandler, Nicole ...
  • GLAAD reports slim increase in LGBTQ representation in film

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group GLAAD says the representation of LGBTQ characters in major Hollywood films increased nearly 1 percent in 2016, but the group says many of the portrayals weren’t positive. GLAAD’s annual study released Thursday surveyed 125 releases from the seven major Hollywood studios and found them again to be severely lagging behind strides made in ...
  • US Senate votes to name courthouse after actor Fred Thompson

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has voted to name Nashville’s new federal courthouse after former Sen. Fred Thompson, the late actor who appeared in at least 20 movies and in the TV series “Law & Order.” Sen. Lamar Alexander announced the Senate vote Wednesday on a resolution already passed by the House, leaving the final decision to President ...
  • Laura Biagiotti

    Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73

    ROME (AP) — Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women’s clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname “Queen of Cashmere,” died on Friday following a heart attack. She was 73. Biagiotti suffered the heart attack Wednesday evening at her estate outside of Rome. Doctors were able to resuscitate her but ...
  • Laura Biagiotti’s daughter says the Italian fashion designer has died at 73 after heart attack

    ROME (AP) — Laura Biagiotti’s daughter says the Italian fashion designer has died at 73 after heart attack.
  • Jessica Chastain, Will Smith

    Stars turn out for lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraiser

    CAP D’ANTIBES, France (AP) — A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana Ross, a fashion show and auction of items for the superrich. ...
  • Cornell funeral to take place Friday; widow pens letter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will be laid to rest Friday at a private memorial service at a Hollywood cemetery that is the final resting place of numerous stars. The private service at Hollywood Forever Cemetery will be followed by a public memorial that begins at 3 p.m. PDT, during which fans can view Cornell’s burial ...
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan to drive Indy 500 pace car

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeffrey Dean Morgan, one of the stars of the hit TV show “The Walking Dead,” will drive the pace car Sunday for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Morgan shot to stardom with a recurring role on ABC’s show “Grey’s Anatomy,” and has appeared on shows ranging from “Supernatural” to the award-winning comedy series “Weeds” on ...
  • Donald Trump, Melania Trump

    Mrs. Trump visits Brussels children’s hospital, art museum

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Melania Trump joined the spouses of other NATO leaders visiting a children’s hospital and touring a Brussels museum on Thursday. Mrs. Trump worked through moments of awkwardness and language barriers to help ailing children make flowers out of crepe paper. “So beautiful,” she told them. They shared opinions on books, movies and favorite flowers — she said ...
  • Aly Raisman

    Aly Raisman calls out airport worker for ‘muscles’ comment

    Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is calling out an airport security worker who she says questioned whether she had enough muscles to be a gymnast. Raisman posted on Twitter Wednesday that after a female Transportation Security Administration worker said she recognized Raisman by her biceps, a male employee said, “I don’t see any muscles.” Raisman called the encounter “rude ...