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  • Sessions: Pot is a ‘life-wrecking dependency’ ‘slightly less awful’ than heroin

    By Ese Olumhense Attorney general proposes plan to tackle violent crime, drug crisis In remarks before federal, state, and local law enforcement in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions laid out his plan to crack down on what he characterized as a “surge in violent crime,” fueled by, he said, guns, gangs, and drugs. “My fear is that this surge in violent crime is not a ‘blip,’ but the start of a dangerous new trend,” Sessions said, citing […]

  • ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ creator says he has Lou Gehrig’s disease

    The creator of Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” says he has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Stephen Hillenburg tells Variety he’ll continue to work on the show and his other passions for as long as he’s able. Lou Gehrig’s disease is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. It’s a progressive disease that attacks nerve cells that control the muscles. There is no known cure. The 55-year-old Hillenburg is a former marine biology teacher who created the series featuring an […]

  • Seahawks will reportedly visit with tight end Jared Cook

    SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly looking at a free agent who would line up a few inches away from the spot most fans would prefer. With many hoping the Seahawks would reel in a starting tackle in free agency, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the team will bring in tight end Jared Cook for a visit. Cook spent last season with the Green Bay Packers, where he had 30 catches for one touchdown in 10 games. […]

  • Seahawks reportedly set to sign offensive tackle Luke Joeckel

    SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks are finally getting some help on the offensive line. Minutes after the window opened for NFL teams to sign free agents, Adam Schefter reported that the Seahawks were expected to sign former Jacksonville Jaguars lineman Luke Joeckel. Schefter reported it will be a one-year, $8 million contract. Seattle is giving former Jaguars' OL Luke Joeckel a one-year, $8 million contract, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017 Joeckel, the No. 2 overall pick […]

  • Owners of drive-in theatre opt not to air ‘Beauty and the Beast’ over gay character

    HENAGAR, Ala. – The owners of a Alabama drive-in say they are taking a stand over a new Disney film due to the studio’s first openly-gay character. The post to the Henagar Drive-in Theatre’s Facebook page points out that the drive-in has new owners as of December – and hose new owners have changed their criteria for what they will show on the big screen. “If we can not take our 11 year old granddaughter and 8 year old grandson to see a movie we […]

  • Giraffe at Denver Zoo quietly gives birth to ‘unplanned’ baby Dobby

    DENVER — While millions of people have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of a baby giraffe in New York, there was one born at the Denver Zoo, according to KDVR. “We’re celebrating the birth of Dobby, Denver Zoo’s newest reticulated giraffe calf!” zoo officials said on Facebook. The birth announcement came as a surprise because the Denver Zoo has a policy of not announcing when its animals are expecting. Zoo officials said the pregnancy itself was “unplanned” and that Dobby’s mother, Kipele, […]

  • Could Russell Okung be the solution to the Seahawks’ offensive line woes?

    SEATTLE – Could the Seattle Seahawks maligned offensive line get some help from a familiar face next season? NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Seattle is one potential landing spot for left tackle Russell Okung. Okung acted as his own agent during free agency last year, and ended up signing a “show me” deal with the Denver Broncos that ultimately ended when his option wasn’t picked up last week. Potential landing spots for FA OT Russell Okung: #Jets, #Giants, #Chargers, #Rams, […]

  • Chicken at Subway only contains about 50 percent chicken DNA, study says

    ONTARIO, Canada – Chicken meat served at Subway restaurants may only contain about 50 percent chicken DNA. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had researchers at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory test the chicken from several fast food chains, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, A&W, Tim Hortons and Subway. Chicken bought from a supermarket should test at 100 percent DNA, but meat that has been seasoned, marinated or prepared is expected to register at a lower percentage, according to the lab. Most of the scores were between […]

  • Transgender boy wins girls’ wrestling championship in Texas

    CYPRESS, Texas — High school wrestler Mack Beggs walked out of the Texas sports complex with a smile on his face and a gold medal dangling from his neck. He had just won the University Interscholastic League (UIL) state championship, making him the league’s first transgender boy to win a girls’ state wrestling title. “I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for my teammates,” he told reporters shortly after his win on Saturday. “We trained hard every single day […]

  • Seahawks awarded two compensatory picks in third round of draft

    SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks were awarded two compensatory picks in this year’s draft on Friday. Both picks will come in the third round, Nos. 102 and 106 overall. The Seahawks now hold seven picks overall: one in the first round, one in the second, three in the third, one in the sixth and one in the seventh. Compensatory picks are awarded based on the players a team lost the previous offseason weighed against those they picked up. Seattle lost […]