BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — One of the two protesters who chained themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle has left the vessel.
The Coast Guard reports that protester Matt Fuller requested help getting down from the Arctic Challenger in Bellingham Bay about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The ship is part of a fleet Royal Dutch Shell plans to use to conduct exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska this summer.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of New England Patriots fans filled a parking lot at Gillette Stadium to protest the four-game suspension handed to quarterback Tom Brady over the "Deflategate" scandal.
The "Free Tom Brady" rally was organized on Facebook. Many of the fans who gathered on Sunday wore Brady football jerseys with his number 12 on the back and held signs calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to rescind the suspension.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A 92-year-old World War II veteran is slated to receive an honorary diploma from his Ohio high school after he left early more than seven decades ago to fight in the war.
The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1Anpf4N ) that Charles Benning plans to wear a cap and gown Thursday to accept his diploma from Yellow Springs High School. He will join more than 50 teenage graduates at the ceremony.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Iconic filmmaker John Waters says he was surprised to be offered an honorary degree from a prestigious Rhode Island art school. After all, he was thrown out of every school he ever went to.
Waters is known for his quirky films that push the boundaries of good taste, including 1972's outrageous cult classic "Pink Flamingos."
He'll be the keynote speaker at the Rhode Island School of Design's commencement next weekend....
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A literary treasure trove from the creator of iconic crime mysteries such as "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man" is finding a home at the University of South Carolina.
University officials say it is the largest compendium known to exist of letters, photos, publications and books by the late Dashiell (Dash-EEL) Hammett. It will be available to scholars and students within a year.
GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (AP) — Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there's nothing to fear.
The brains are believed to have been part of a collection for educational or research purposes. No criminal activity is suspected. Residents discovered the brains on a street near railroad tracks in Governeur and notified police Wednesday.
A local veterinarian determined one of the brains had been professionally...