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PURE GRIT, by Mary Cronk Farrell

War is hell, no matter if you are the soldier fighting the enemy, the medic tending the wounded or the civilian caught in the crossfire. Mary Cronk Farrell’s informative, sometimes upsetting book follows a group of U.S. military nurses who had been stationed, quite happily,...

Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Mar. 3, to Sunday March 9, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Chromeo, “Jealous (I...

American Athletic’s 2014 All-Conference Teams

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The American Athletic Conference announced its all-conference teams Tuesday as voted on by coaches: FIRST TEAM: G Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati G Shabazz Napier, UConn F Montrezl Harrell, Louisville G Russ Smith, Louisville G Nic Moore, SMU SECOND TEAM: G...

Ohio Calamity-day Bill Clears Conference Committee

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers have struck a compromise on what to do about missed school days around Ohio brought on by the season’s extreme winter weather. A House-Senate compromise committee approved a bill Tuesday to provide four extra snow days. The panel...
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Obama tapes ‘Funny or Die’ interview

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Galifianakis brought the ferns, and President Barack Obama opened a new avenue of presidential communication. The president urged young people to sign up for the new health care plan through an appearance posted Tuesday on the...

Donations taken from safe at Osteen’s megachurch

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston megachurch led by Pastor Joel Osteen (OH’-steen) has been targeted by thieves who stole cash, checks and credit card information from a safe. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said Tuesday that nobody has been arrested in the theft from...
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Oregon couple attacked by cat plans to get it help

This photo provided by Lee Palmer shows Lux, a 22-pound Himalayan cat that attacked a seven-month old baby. Portland police had to be called in to subdue the 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby. The baby was not injured in...

Ohio Bill Allowing Firearms Silencers Clears Panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state legislative committee has approved a bill that would let Ohio hunters use firearms silencers, sending the measure to the full Ohio House. Last month, lawmakers and their aides got a hands-on look at the devices and listened to silenced and unsilenced...
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Malaysian military: Missing jet changed course

Over a dozen microphones are propped on a table as Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar answers questions from members of the media, raising their hands waiting their turn as seen in the shadows cast on stage during a press conference, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Sepang,...
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British shoe-bomb plotter: Parents led him to quit

In this undated Photo provided by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, defendant Suliman Abu Ghayth, right, is seated with al-Qaida founder Osama Bin Laden, center, and Bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al Zawahiri, in Afghanistan....