U of I student has been named a Rhodes Scholar

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois student is part of this year’s class of Rhodes scholars. The Rhodes Trust says in a news release that Thomas J. Dowling is one of 32 students from the United States who will receive full financial support to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Dowling is a senior at the school’s Urbana-Champaign campus pursuing a bachelors’ degree in …

Trump Says ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail’ After LaVar Ball Belittles Role in Getting UCLA Players Back From China

President Donald Trump on Sunday shot back at Lavar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested in China, for belittling the President’s role in the students’ release. Donald Trump is seen during an event honoring the NCAA national championship teams on Nov. 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) “Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in …

Pasadena's 'other' parade celebrates 40 years of zaniness today

The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sunday with the usual spontaneous and improvisational zaniness. The offbeat parade – which organizers describe as “the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade” – will kick off at 11 a.m. in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard, between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard. It is free of charge. This year’s parade will feature dozens of art cars, inventive …

Man in custody after woman killed in St. Paul apartment

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police say a man is in custody after a woman was found killed in an apartment in the city’s Highland Park neighborhood. Officers responded to a weapons call about 2 a.m. Sunday and made contact with a man at the door of the apartment. Police made their way inside and found an injured woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The man …

Massachusetts Russian icon museum gets major donation

CLINTON, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts-based Museum of Russian Icons has received the largest donation of its decade-long history. The Clinton museum announced that Edward and Joan Simpson, of Bourne, have donated their collection of 18th and 19th century pieces that includes 91 icons and 28 related Russian Orthodox objects, including bronze crosses and a jeweled wedding crown. Curator Kent Russell says the gift fills in some of the missing …

What we learned from the Kings' 4-0 victory over the Florida Panthers

Back in black? Sort of. The Kings were already in the red with losses in the first four games of a five-game home stand, but they righted the ship with a 4-0 win Saturday against the Florida Panthers. Parts of their game are still missing, especially moving the puck out of their zone. But their forecheck was better, as was the overall effort as they hit Game 20 of the …