Prelim. magnitude-4.4 quake shakes SC, Ga.

A small earthquake has hit in South Carolina, startling residents and shaking homes both in South Carolina and across the border in Georgia. USGS Geophysicist Dale Grant said late Friday that the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 and was centered 7 miles west of the town...

Jack Hanna Raises $100K To Save Denmark Giraffe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna says he’s horrified that a Denmark zoo killed a healthy giraffe and fed it to lions, and he’s working to save a second giraffe that may be killed at a different zoo there for similar reasons. The Copenhagen Zoo said...

Ohio Governor Extends Propane Shipment Order

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has extended the state’s energy emergency declaration by two weeks to allow continued speedy shipments of propane gas to ease a cold-weather shortage. The order extends until March 1 Kasich’s original declaration of Jan. 18...

Nevada AG takes deal in lender fraud civil lawsuit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada took a settlement Friday and dropped a consumer-fraud lawsuit against a mortgage services firm that state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto had accused of orchestrating a massive illegal “robosigning” scheme. The deal, announced by...

Lawsuit filed over Jenni Rivera plane crash death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of Jenni Rivera is suing the owners of the plane that crashed in northern Mexico in December 2012, killing the Mexican-American pop star and six others. City News Service says former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Esteban Loaiza filed the...

Update: Dunkirk man injured in crash

 KENTON — A Dunkirk man was hurt Friday night when his car slid off a Hardin County road and hit a utility pole south of Kenton, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported. The patrol said Caleb Delong, 20, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by BKP...

Search underway in Maui for missing pregnant woman

This undated photo released by the Maui Police Department shows Carly Scott. Police have located the torched shell of a missing pregnant Maui woman’s sport utility vehicle. But Carly Scott remains missing. Police say the 27-year-old redhead was last seen Sunday at her...

Mammoth tusk lifted from Seattle construction pit

In this photo provided by the Rafn Company, Burke Museum paleontologists Bruce Crowley, left, Christian Sidor and Dave DeMar apply layers of plaster to the exposed side of a mammoth tusk early Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2014. The mammoth tusk was discovered days earlier during...

5 siblings reconnect; 2 crossed paths at Wal-Mart

This October 2013 photo provided by Buddine Bullinger shows, from left, siblings Deidre Handtmann, 50, John Blankendall, 53, Sandy Watkins, 54, Buddine Bullinger, 56, and John Maixner, 57, at Handtmann’s home in Bismarck, N.D., where they were reunited for the first time....

Update: Rollover crash injures New Riegel man

VANLUE — A New Riegel man suffered minor injuries when his pickup truck rolled over about 7 p.m. Friday north of Vanlue, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Brett Williams, 21, was taken by Hanco Ambulance to Blanchard Valley Hospital, the sheriff’s office said....