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Pimp Your Lounge

Stacey and Jonah want to “Pimp Your Lounge!” The Arch will refresh your teacher’s lounge with a swanky comfy chair from Amini’s, lunch from Papa John’s Pizza, and a massage for our winner from Massage Luxe! Educators: brush up on bi-state history and call Stacey and Jonah at 5:30a, 6:30a and 7:30a every morning next week and take on the …

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  • Earth’s future in being written in fast-melting Greenland

    HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland (AP) — This is where Earth’s refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise. New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland, who is tracking what’s happening in Greenland from both above and below, calls it “the end of the planet.” He is referring to geography more than the future. Yet …
  • The Latest: UK ditches most EU meeting to focus on Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Britain has decided to stop going to many European Union meetings unless its attendance is crucial so its diplomatic staff can better prepare for its scheduled departure from the bloc on Oct. 31. UK Secretary of State Steve Barclay said Tuesday that …
  • Kashmir police say thousands detained in status-change sweep

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of people, mostly young male protesters, have been arrested and detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during an ongoing communications blackout and security lockdown imposed more than two weeks ago in an attempt to curtail unrest after a change to Kashmir’s decades-old special status, according to high-ranking Kashmir police officials and police arrest statistics reviewed by The …
  • Wendy Anderson, Mike Riley, Blake Anderson

    Wendy Anderson, wife of Arkansas State coach, dies at 49

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Wendy Anderson, the wife of Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson, has died after a two-year fight with breast cancer. She was 49. Blake Anderson says his wife died Monday night, just hours after the school announced he would be taking a leave of absence. He said on Twitter : “She passed as peacefully & gracefully …
  • Afghans mourn wedding victims, some criticize government

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday in mosques in Afghanistan’s capital for memorials for scores of people killed in a horrific suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding over the weekend. Even in mourning, fears of a follow-up attack were high as armed community self-defense forces stood on guard. The attack late Saturday claimed by an affiliate of …
  • FBI: Truck driver threatened mass shooting at Memphis church

    A truck driver has been arrested after saying he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities say in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew McVicker was apprehended in Indianapolis before the plan could be carried out, according to court papers filed Monday. It’s the most recent case in a string of men being arrested around …
  • Italian PM Conte to resign after League party pulls backing

    ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has told senators he is handing in his resignation because his right-wing coalition partner, the League party led by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, has decided to yank its support for the populist government. Conte said he will go later Tuesday to officially inform Italian President Sergio Mattarella of his decision. Mattarella, as head …
  • George Pell

    Pell’s appeal pitted word of former choirboy against priest

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of who the jury should have believed, his accuser or a senior priest whose church role was likened to Pell’s bodyguard. Pell’s accuser was a 13-year-old choirboy when he alleged that he was abused by then-Melbourne Archbishop Pell at the city’s St. …
  • Dolphins’ Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the campaign that Kaepernick began by kneeling during the national anthem to bring …
  • Florida battery charge dropped against singer Chris Brown

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A felony battery charge has been dropped against singer Chris Brown, who had been accused of attacking a nightclub photographer in Florida two years ago. Hillsborough County prosecutors filed a notice Friday to drop the charge. The State Attorney’s Office released a statement saying there was insufficient evidence. Tampa police say Brown was at the former …
  • Paul Simon

    Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

    KULA, Hawaii (AP) — Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said. The singer-songwriter visited Auwahi Forest Restoration Project with volunteers who are trying to revive plant life in the area, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday. Simon helped plant a lama tree and participated in …
  • Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan

    LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John says he’s “deeply distressed” by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight’s carbon impact of the planet. John took to Instagram on Monday to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel …
  • Dolly Parton

    Brad Paisley out; Reba, Dolly, Carrie Underwood to host CMAs

    Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime. But she won’t be on her own: The CMAs announced Monday that “special guest hosts” Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join Underwood during the Nov. 13 event. The organization says the show will celebrate “legendary women in Country Music throughout …
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AFGHANISTAN’S VOW AFTER HORRIFIC WEDDING ATTACK President Ashraf Ghani pledges to “eliminate” all safe havens of the Islamic State group after it claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in the capital this year, with 63 killed and 182 wounded. 2. WHO THE …
  • Writers union says talent agents are violating antitrust law

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry’s biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent them. The filings are a response to lawsuits filed by three agencies in …
  • Earnhardt ‘truly blessed’ nobody was seriously hurt in crash

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is “truly blessed” that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee. The retired NASCAR driver, now a television analyst, issued a statement Monday on social media praising the “quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement, emergency personnel and hospital staff.” He thanked people for their phone calls, messages …
  • Bubba Hiers, brother of Paula Deen, dies of cancer at 65

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Hiers, who left behind landscaping to help his celebrity sister Paula Deen grow her Savannah restaurant business as she rose to fame, has died at age 65. “Bubba was the greatest brother who was loved by so many people,” Deen said in an emailed statement Monday. “We will miss him dearly.” Hiers died Thursday from …
  • Phil Simms, Jack Whitaker, Jim Nantz

    Jack Whitaker, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, dies at 95

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat’s Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was 95. Whitaker, a Philadelphia native who was wounded on Omaha …
  • Walton’s World: Big Bill brings unique musings to baseball

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this weekend’s series against the Los Angeles Angels off. The former UCLA …
  • Heather Locklear

    Heather Locklear pleads no contest to fighting with deputies

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Heather Locklear has pleaded no contest to charges that she fought with first responders during two visits to her Southern California home last year. Locklear entered the plea in Ventura County court Friday afternoon to five counts of battery on a peace officer, one count of battery on emergency personnel and two counts of resisting, obstructing …
  • Jimmy Kimmel

    FCC fines networks for wrongly using emergency alert system

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel has learned an expensive lesson: don’t mess with the government’s emergency alert system. Kimmel’s network, ABC, was one of four media organizations fined by the Federal Communications Commission this week for improper use of the emergency signal that is sent over television, radio and mobile phones to warn people of danger like floods and …
  • Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon

    Ending a drought for R-rated comedies, ‘Good Boys’ is No. 1

    NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale “Good Boys,” about a trio of 12-year-olds on a crude misadventure. “Good Boys” surpassed expectations to debut with $21 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, dethroning the “Fast & Furious” …
  • ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ animator Richard Williams has died

    LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old. The Oscar-winning artist died from cancer at his home in Bristol, England, on Friday, his daughter Natasha Sutton Williams said Saturday. Williams’ …
  • Peter Fonda

    ‘Easy Rider’ star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79. “I am very sad,” Jane Fonda said in a statement. “He was my sweet-hearted …
  • Peter Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ star, counter-culture figure and brother of actress Jane Fonda, has died at 79

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ star, counter-culture figure and brother of actress Jane Fonda, has died at 79.
  • Bart Freundlich, Julianne Moore

    ‘After the Wedding’ was a family affair for Julianne Moore

    NEW YORK (AP) — Julianne Moore is accustomed to working with her husband, director Bart Freundlich, on set, but it was a real family affair when their daughter joined them for their latest collaboration. Liv Freundlich, 17, was a production assistant on “After the Wedding,” which was released earlier this month. “We loved having her around more than she loved …
  • Eva Longoria

    Latino actors, writers pen ‘letter of solidarity’ amid fears

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public “letter of solidarity” to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, published Friday in The New York Times and in a handful …
  • Bella Thorne

    Former Disney kid Bella Thorne directs film for Pornhub

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Disney kid Bella Thorne is making her directorial debut — on Pornhub. The actress, author and musician joined the porn site’s Visionaries Director’s Series with “Her & Him,” also to be shown at The Odenburg Film Festival in Germany from Sept. 11 to Sept. 15. Her film, featuring a very large knife along with, well, …
  • Kole Calhoun

    Angels back in Texas after Skaggs’ death, Rangers rally, 8-7

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney struggled to describe his emotions with the Los Angeles Angels back in Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series against the Rangers last month. Standing next to the No. 45 jersey hanging from the locker still reserved for Heaney’s …
  • Dolphins’ Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the campaign that Kaepernick began by kneeling during the national anthem to bring …
  • Earnhardt ‘truly blessed’ nobody was seriously hurt in crash

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is “truly blessed” that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee. The retired NASCAR driver, now a television analyst, issued a statement Monday on social media praising the “quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement, emergency personnel and hospital staff.” He thanked people for their phone calls, messages …
  • Florida battery charge dropped against singer Chris Brown

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A felony battery charge has been dropped against singer Chris Brown, who had been accused of attacking a nightclub photographer in Florida two years ago. Hillsborough County prosecutors filed a notice Friday to drop the charge. The State Attorney’s Office released a statement saying there was insufficient evidence. Tampa police say Brown was at the former …
  • Paul Simon

    Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

    KULA, Hawaii (AP) — Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said. The singer-songwriter visited Auwahi Forest Restoration Project with volunteers who are trying to revive plant life in the area, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday. Simon helped plant a lama tree and participated in …
  • Bubba Hiers, brother of Paula Deen, dies of cancer at 65

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Hiers, who left behind landscaping to help his celebrity sister Paula Deen grow her Savannah restaurant business as she rose to fame, has died at age 65. “Bubba was the greatest brother who was loved by so many people,” Deen said in an emailed statement Monday. “We will miss him dearly.” Hiers died Thursday from …
  • Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan

    LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John says he’s “deeply distressed” by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight’s carbon impact of the planet. John took to Instagram on Monday to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel …