Ken Burns making documentary on country music

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS documentary maker Ken Burns is examining the roots of country music and how it has changed through the present day for a multi-episode series on public broadcasting. Country fans have a wait ahead of them, though. PBS said Monday that...

Public landfill fee hearings to begin this week

Public hearings on a proposal to increase tipping fees at the Hancock County Landfill begin this week. Hearings will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and again on Jan. 28, in the offices of the Hancock County commissioners, 514 S. Main St., Suite C. The hearings allow for...

10 hurt in explosion at Omaha animal feed plant

Firefighters stage outside the International Nutrition plant in Omaha, Neb., Monday, where a fire and explosion took place Jan. 20, 2014. At least nine people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped at the animal feed processing plant. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)...

Eddie George tears up turf on new reality show

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eddie George was too busy charging through defenses as an NFL running back to stop and inspect the stadium turf. Now retired, he’s turning a critical eye to home building and design as a judge on a new reality television show. George joins...

Speeches, marches honor Martin Luther King Jr.

The presentation of the flags of the nations is performed before the start of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jason Getz) The presentation of the flags of the nations is...

Family of man held in NKorea worried, encouraged

SEATTLE (AP) — The family of a Washington state man held more than a year in North Korea is both heartbroken and encouraged by the news conference in which Kenneth Bae apologized and said he committed anti-government acts. Family friend Derek Sciba (SKEE’-buh) in...

Iran, US, Europe start implementing nuclear deal

AP Photo/Kazem Ghane TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran unplugged banks of centrifuges involved in its most sensitive uranium enrichment work on Monday, prompting the United States and European Union to partially lift economic sanctions as a landmark deal aimed at easing concerns...

Belichick: Welker tried to ‘take out’ Talib

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick says Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker deliberately tried to “take out” cornerback Aqib Talib when they collided in the AFC championship game. Talib hurt his knee on the play early in...

Disenrollment leaves Natives ‘culturally homeless’

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mia Prickett’s ancestor was a leader of the Cascade Indians along the Columbia River and was one of the chiefs who signed an 1855 treaty that helped establish the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in Oregon. But the Grand Ronde now wants...

Fostoria man arrested after Saturday stabbing

A Fostoria man was arrested Saturday after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend. According to Fostoria Police Capt. Patrick Brooks, shortly after midnight, Tamara McCarley, 42, walked into Red’s Pizza and reported that she was stabbed by her boyfriend. She advised she and her...