CSi Weather…

.REST OF TODAY…Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

.TONIGHT…Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight in the Jamestown area.    New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Lows around 30. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY…Cloudy. Chance of snow possibly mixed with rain in

the morning, then chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs around

40. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY…Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around

5 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

.FRIDAY…Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain in the

afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain in the

evening. Lows in the lower 30s.

.SATURDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

.SUNDAY…Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

.SUNDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

.MONDAY…Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in

the mid 50s.


A rain and snow mix with minor snow accumulations are possible

Tuesday night through Wednesday. Some travel impacts are possible.


Slow but steady snowmelt will continue through midweek with high

temperatures in the 40s dropping back below the freezing mark

overnight. However, temperatures will finally begin to increase

towards the end of the week with highs expected to reach into the

50s with lows near or above freezing by the weekend. The warmer

conditions will accelerate the snowmelt for locations that have

any lingering snow cover. Ponding of water in low lying areas can

be expected as water begins to make its way to the local river




Spiritwood (Cargill)  Officials report that the Cargill Malting Plant located at the Spiritwood Energy Park will close in October this year.

Cargill Corporate Communications spokesperson April Nelson says the 55 employees at Spiritwood,  may apply for other open positions at Cargill, either in North Dakota or other locations.

She says, “The decision to close a plant is never easy, but reduced demand for 6-row crops, a North Dakota climate not conducive to the more in-demand 2-row crop and low utilization of the plant made the closure necessary.  We want this decision to have the least impact possible on North Dakota growers. Growers were notified that Cargill would not continue its Contract growing program prior to the 2018 season so they could make alternate contracting and growing choices.”

Cargill Malt will honor all existing contracts, supplying malt out of Spiritwood until the end of September 2018.

Nelson says Cargill has worked with employees, in several transition benefits such as severance for salaried employees and will be working closely with the union regarding the effects of this decision for bargaining unit employees.

Nelson says Cargill still has over 200 employees at facilities in North Dakota.

She adds, “Cargill remains committed to North Dakota. We employ approximately 230 North Dakotans at our West Fargo and Wahpeton facilities, and will continue our support and investment in those communities.”

The Spiritwood Cargill Malt Plant processes barley into malt for the beer and malt beverage industry.



Jamestown (CSi)  The Jamestown City Council met in Special Session Monday at 4-p.m. at City Hall.

Council Member Phillips was not present.

Council Members approved the appointment of Perry Kuss as City Water Superintendent.

The pay range is  63   Step  14  at the rate of   $6,561   per month.

Kuss is presently employed by Stutsman Rural Water.

Mayor Andersen said there were  five applicants for the position, and two individuals were interviewed by the committee consisting of Mayor Andersen, City Administrator, Helleckson, and Deputy Auditor Sveum.

Kuss will succeed the retiring Steve Suko.

Also, the City Council awarded the bid for the access road and retaining wall repairs to Frontier Village in the amount of $161,899  to  Border States Paving , contingent upon approval of the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s SRF Funds  which amount to 60 percent of the total costs.  The balance will be special assessed to adjacent property owners, including lessees, from the city, and the water treatment plant, along with The National Buffalo Museum.

Interstate Engineering says the work is to start as soon as feasible.

The Meeting  was shown live on CSi Cable 67.



Bismarck  (CSi)   North Dakota Aeronautics Commission reports Jamestown airline boardings were off in March this year compared to March 2017.  The numbers show that in March this year Jamestown boardings were put at 1,028 compared to 1,266 in March 2017, a decrease of 18.8%. Year to date number show Jamestown boardings so far this year through March were 2,984 compared to 3,327 boardings through March of 2017, a decrease of just over 10%


Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown Public School Board, Monday evening unanimously approved the hiring of the new Louis L’Amour Principal.

Jon Koehmstedt is presently principal of  K-12 Midway Public School in Midway, North Dakota. He previously taught junior high social studies for ten years in his native Grafton.

He was selected by a search committee from a pool of 15 candidates.

Current Louis L’Amour Principal Vikki Coombs,will retire in June this year.

The meeting was recorded by CSi 10 The Replay Channel with showings starting on Tuesday.



Jamestown  (CSi)  Freedom Resource Center For Independent Living in Jamestown announces a presentation, “Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities on Thursday May 3rd from 1:30-p.m., to 3:30-p.m., at the Jamestown Law Enforcement Center’s, low level meeting room.

To register, call Beth in Jamestown at 701-252-4693.

The Freedom in Action class will cover;

Disaster Risks in your community.

Learn how you prepare for a disaster

Who is your network of support in time of disaster

Learn what your disaster resources are.


Jamestown  (CSi)  Earth Day 2018 is April 22nd, and students at St. John’s Academy in Jamestown are working on their Earth Day projects.

On The Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, students in grades K-6 will read their earth saving tips and / or give a brief demonstration on how to help save the earth.

While on our show, videos are being made of the students, on the program, accompanied by Marlys Fix,  with the video to be shown on CSi 10 The Replay Channel.

Showing dates will be announced.

The edited video presentation  will then be available to purchase through CSi.  More information to follow.

Listed below is the schedule.


Tues., April 17 – 1st grade


Wed., April 18 – 2nd grade


Thurs., April 19 – No presentation this day


Fri., April 20 – 3rd grade


Mon., April 23 –4th grade


Tues., April 24 – Kindergarten


Wed., April 25 – 5th grade


Thurs., April 26 – 6th grade




WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Williston physical education teacher accused of child sex abuse is facing more charges.

Everest Moore was arrested last month on three counts of gross sexual imposition stemming from incidents allegedly involving sexual misconduct with three girls under the age of 15.

KXMC-TV reports that the 28-year-old Moore was arrested last week on two more charges of gross sexual imposition. His bond was set at $70,000.

Moore was placed on administrative leave by St. Joseph’s Catholic School in February, following allegations of employee misconduct.

Moore’s attorney, Jeff Nehring, said during a bond hearing last week that his client turned himself in on the new charges and has no prior criminal history..




BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 4-year-old Mandan girl in need of a double lung transplant has landed in Houston, Texas with her parents thanks to private donors.

Danica Stockwell is unable to fly commercial because of her lung disease and weakened immune system and needed to be evaluated at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston before she can be placed on its transplant waiting list.

The cost of a medical flight ranges from $13,000 to $21,000 one-way. The non-profit organization, Aero Angel, stepped in and secured a private jet for Danica and her parents. The Bismarck Tribune says the family departed Bismarck Municipal Airport for Houston Sunday afternoon.

Danica was diagnosed with the disease when she was a baby.


RUTHVILLE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Transportation Department has reduced the speed limit at an intersection that some consider dangerous between Minot and Minot Air Force Base.

The agency sought public input after a fatal crash in February at the U.S. Highway 83 intersection at Ruthville. Many motorists think the intersection’s overhead flashing lights aren’t adequate.

Officials have reduced the speed limit from 70 mph to 55 mph in a 2-mile stretch of the highway in the area of the intersection.






WASHBURN, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has closed access to West Arroda Lake in Oliver County due to dangerous ice conditions caused by rapidly receding water levels.

Game and Fish staff during a routine April 10 inspection observed soil erosion around the outlet of the dam formed by a state highway about 20 miles west of Washburn. The lake is being drained so further inspections can be made.

The lake level will remain low through the spring and summer, and possibly longer if repairs are necessary. The low water will make the boat ramp unusable and also make shore-fishing difficult.

East Arroda Lake isn’t affected, and the wildlife management area surrounding the lake remains open.




ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers may set up a task force to study ways to reduce violence against Native American women.

Democratic Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein says the idea would be to investigate the prevalence of violence and the underlying factors that contribute to it. The task force would report back to lawmakers with recommendations to attack the problem.

Department of Health data show Native American women in the state were seven times more likely to be murdered than white women between 1990 and 2016. But lawmakers and activists on the issue say more data is needed on the problem.




BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Industrial Commission will consider a task force’s recommendations on how to reduce wasteful flaring of excess natural gas in the oil patch and spur infrastructure development.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that the commission will meet to discuss the North Dakota Petroleum Council task force’s recommendations on Tuesday. The recommendations come as the oil industry is advocating for the state to keep its current gas capture targets but revise its natural gas flaring policy.

Companies captured nearly 90 percent of Bakken gas produced statewide in February, exceeding North Dakota’s current requirement of capturing 85 percent.

North Dakota’s requirement will increase to 88 percent in November, a level regulators and industry leaders have cautioned could be difficult to meet as natural gas production is expected to continue breaking records.



In sports…

High School Softball Monday…

Played at the Presentation College Dome in Aberdeen

Valley City 3 Jamestown 1

Valley City 5 Jamestown 4



Madison, S.D. (NSAA) – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) announces its eighth edition of Baseball Players-of-the-Week honors.

Grant Wehesler of Valley City State was selected as Player-of-the-Week. Shane Groth of Jamestown was chosen as the Pitcher-of-the-Week.

Grant Wehesler – Valley City State – 6’3″ – Junior – First Baseman – Owatonna, Minn. – Wehseler batted .667 and had a .765 on-base percentage as he helped Valley City State go 3-1 record against Dakota State. He finished the four-game series by going 6-for-9 at the plate with eight runs scored, two home runs, a double and drove in six runs.  Wehseler also walked five times. He registered a slugging percentage of 1.444 during the four-game series.

Shane Groth – Jamestown – 5’11” – Junior – Pitcher – Prineville, Ore. – Groth scattered six hits and allowed two runs in 5-2 complete game victory for No. 15-ranked Jamestown over Waldorf. He struck out a career-high 10 batters and did not issue a walk in his first complete game of the season. Groth is now 4-1 record with an earned run average (ERA) of 1.97 in six starts with a 4:1 strikeout to walk ratio.




UNDATED (AP) — Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and the Miami Heat have evened their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series by handing the Philadelphia 76ers their first loss since March 13.The Sixers had won 17 straight until Wade poured in 28 points in the Heat’s 113-103 victory at Philadelphia. The 76ers trimmed a 16-point, second-half deficit to 98-96 before Wade buried two big baskets down the stretch to help Miami steal home-court advantage in the NBA series.Goran Dragic finished with 20 points and James Johnson added 18 for the Heat.Ben Simmons had a team-high 24 points for the Sixers, one more than Dario Saric.Game 3 is Thursday at Miami.Last night’s other NBA playoff game had the Warriors beating the Spurs, 116-101 to take a 2-0 lead. Kevin Durant led the way with 32 points and Klay Thompson added 31 with five assists for Golden State.The Spurs carried a six-point lead into the second half before the Warriors outscored them 69-48 the rest of the way.LaMarcus Aldridge had game highs of 34 points and 12 boards for the Spurs, who head home for Game 3 on Thursday.NHLUNDATED (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are on the verge of completing a four-game sweep of the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs. Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils and Colorado Avalanche have avoided falling behind three games to none in their respective opening-round series.Logan Couture (koo-CHOOR’) and Joonas Donskoi each had a goal and two assists as the Sharks blew out the Ducks, 8-1. Six Sharks had multi-point games, while Martin Jones stopped 45 of 46 shots.Tomas Hertl, Joe Pavelski, Evander Kane and Timo Meier scored on power plays to help the Sharks set a team record for goals in a playoff game.

The Ducks will try to avoid a sweep when they play Game 4 Wednesday at San Jose.

In Toronto, Patrick Marleau scored twice and Auston Matthews snapped a 2-2 tie late in the second period as the Maple Leafs doubled up the Bruins, 4-2. James van Riemsdyk (REEMZ’-dyk) also tallied and Frederik Andersen turned back 40 shots to help Toronto bounce back from consecutive losses in Boston.

Sean Kuraly set up second-period goals by Adam McQuaid and Zdeno Chara (zuh-DAY’-noh CHAH’-rah) to help the Bruins tie the game each time. Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask made 26 saves for the B’s, who resume the series Thursday in Toronto.

In Newark, the Devils scored four unanswered goals in the last 16 minutes of a 5-2 comeback win over the Lightning. Tampa Bay led 2-1 until Taylor Hall set up goals by rookie Will Butcher and Stefan Noesen (NAY’-sehn) to put New Jersey ahead to stay. Hall also scored a goal to finish with three points.

Blake Coleman and Ben Lovejoy added empty-netters to ensure the Devils have a chance to tie the series when they host the Lightning in Game 4 on Wednesday. Cory Schneider made 34 saves while starting in place of Keith Kinkaid, who took the loss in the first two games.

The Avalanche chased Pekka Rinne (PEH’-kuh REE’-nay) while building a 4-0 lead in a 5-3 win over top-seeded Nashville. Nathan MacKinnon’s second goal of the night ended Rinne’s night 4:25 into the second period. Blake Comeau (KOH’-moh), Gabriel Bourque and Gabriel Landeskog (LAN’-dehs-kahg) also tallied, and Jonathan Bernier stopped 29 shots for Colorado. Austin Watson scored for the third time in as many games for the Predators, who stay in Denver for Game 4 on Wednesday.



UNDATED (AP) — Derek Jeter’s new team was clobbered by his old one.

The New York Yankees rolled to a 12-1 pounding of Miami in their first meeting since the former Yankees shortstop became CEO of the Marlins. The Yankees’ current shortstop had a big game as Didi Gregorius (DEE’-dee greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) homered twice for the second time this season and had three RBIs.

Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs, while Aaron Judge became the fastest major leaguer with 60 career home runs.

Luis Severino didn’t need that much run support as he allowed one hit and struck out eight over six shutout innings to improve to 3-1.

Jeter didn’t attend the game, but the Bleacher Creatures gave a special shout-out to former Yankees first baseman and current Marlins manager Don Mattingly.

Across the Triboro Bridge, the New York Mets coughed up a five-run lead in the eighth inning of an 8-6 loss to the Nationals.

Bryce Harper slammed a broken-bat, solo homer in the first inning and contributed a two-run single that sparked the Nats’ six-run eighth. Wilmer Difo tied it with a two-run single before Jeurys Familia (jeh-REES’ fah-MEEL’-yuh) walked in the go-ahead run.

The Mets wasted a strong outing by Jacob deGrom, who struck out 12 and left the game leading 6-1 with one out in the eighth.

Washington won for just the fourth time in its last 13 games and dropped the Mets to 12-3, still tops in the National League.

Elsewhere on the major league schedule:

— Trevor Story crushed a three-run blast and Charlie Blackmon belted his team-high seventh home run as the Rockies won for the fifth time in six games,6-2 at Pittsburgh. German Marquez carried a no-hitter into the fifth and allowed two runs and two hits with six strikeouts in six innings.

— The Phillies’ six-game winning streak is over after Julio Teheran held them to a run and five hits with nine strikeouts over six innings of the Braves’ 2-1 victory. Atlanta became the last team in the majors to record a save when closer Arodys Vizcaino worked a scoreless ninth.

— The Reds ended their eight-game skid as Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and Jose Peraza had a two-run double in a 10-4 rout of the Brewers. Luis Castillo helped Cincinnati win for just the third time in 16 games, tossing shutout ball before surrendering four runs in the seventh.

— The Dodgers ripped the Padres, 10-3 as Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’) launched a grand slam and Matt Kemp added a three-run blast. Grandal had five RBIs to back Hyun-Jin Ryu, who fanned nine and allowed two runs and three hits in six innings to win his second consecutive start.

— The Mariners beat the Astros for the first time in seven tries as James Paxton gave up a first-inning homer to George Springer but just two other hits over six innings of a 2-1 victory against the defending champs. Nelson Cruz homered and Dee Gordon provided a tiebreaking double in the sixth off Dallas Keuchel (KY’-kul) who fell to 0-3.

— Mallex Smith had four hits and Wilson Ramos went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the Rays thumped the Rangers, 8-4 to end a four-game winning streak. Blake Snell struck out nine while limiting Texas to a run and five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

— The Athletics crushed the White Sox, 8-1 as Daniel Mengden carried a shutout into the ninth inning before allowing Jose Abreu’s leadoff homer. Matt Olson homered, Jed Lowrie drove in three runs and Stephen Piscotty had two hits and an RBI for Oakland.

— The Blue Jays had to push back their series opener against the Royals to Tuesday because of chunks of ice crashing down from the nearby CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain. It’s the first postponement at Rogers Centre in 17 years, when a pair of panels collided on the stadium’s retractable roof.

— The Cubs announced the postponement of their series opener with the Cardinals at Wrigley Field amid a light snow and temperature around 30 degrees. The game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on July 21.

— The Red Sox and Orioles were rained out at Fenway Park, although that decision was made Sunday. The game is scheduled for May 17.



UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ surprising start just hit its first major pothole.

Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison is out six weeks with a broken bone in his left hand. The team says Harrison fractured his pinkie finger when he was hit with a pitch by Miami’s Jose Urena in the third inning of Sunday’s 7-3 win over the Marlins.

Harrison is tied for second on the team with 12 runs scored and is batting .263 with five RBIs. He hasn’t made an error in 61 chances.

In other major league news:

— Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, the latest ailment that has kept him from playing this season. Ellsbury missed three weeks of preseason with an oblique injury and suffered a hip injury during his rehabilitation. Manager Aaron Boon says the oblique has healed, but the heel pain is causing another setback.

— Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier could be out two to three months with a torn thumb ligament that requires surgery. Kiermaier injured his right thumb sliding head-first into second base during Sunday’s 10-4 loss to the Phillies.



BOSTON (AP) — It seems fitting that a rainy Boston Marathon would lead to the end of a couple of droughts.

Yuki Kawauchi (YOO’-kee ka-wa-OO’-chee) overtook Geoffrey Kirui (JOFF’-ree KEY’-roo-ee) in the final mile to become the first Japanese man in 31 years to win the prestigious race. And Desiree Linden is the first American since 1985 to finish first among the women.

Kawauchi crossed the finish line in a time of two hours, 15 minutes and 58 seconds after splashing through the pelting rain and braving temperatures in the mid-30s with wind gusts as high as 32 mph. He finished two minutes, 25 seconds ahead of Kirui.

The winning time was the slowest since Jack Fultz overcame temperatures in the high 90s to win the “Run for the Hoses” in 1976.

Linden pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill and ran alone through Brookline to finish in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. That’s the slowest time for a women’s winner since 1978.

The two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up finished more than four minutes faster than the second-place finisher, American Sarah Sellers.



BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch passed Kyle Larson with five laps remaining and won the rain-delayed NASCAR Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Larson led 200 of the 500 laps before Busch claimed his seventh victory at Bristol and his 45th career Cup win. It’s the second straight victory for Busch, who also has three second-place finishes and one third-place showing in his last six starts.

Larson was leading on Sunday when the race was suspended by rain just 46 laps before becoming official.

Jimmie Johnson was third, followed by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman.

Brad Keselowski won the first two stages and appeared to be the car to beat until he experienced engine problems. He also hit the wall with 30 laps remaining to bring out the final caution.



UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that running back C.J. Anderson has been released by the Denver Broncos.

The move clears a combined $9 million off the books over the next two seasons for Denver and opens the way for Devontae Booker, DeAngelo Henderson or a pick in the upcoming draft to take over as the Broncos’ featured back.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

— Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking a second crack at retirement. The five-time Pro Bowler and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career.

— Cowboys defensive end David Irving is staying put after signing a one-year, $2.9 million deal as a restricted free agent. Irving had seven sacks in eight games last year, missing the first four games for a PED violation and the last four because of a concussion.

— The Bears have signed receiver Bennie Fowler to a one-year contract. Fowler caught 56 passes for 698 yards and five touchdowns in three seasons with the Denver Broncos.

— The Bills began addressing their needs at receiver by signing free agent Jeremy Kerley to a one-year contract. He has 268 receptions for 3,109 yards and 13 touchdowns in seven NFL seasons, including two stints with the Jets.

— Tight end Gavin Escobar has signed with the Dolphins, his fifth team in a six-year NFL career.

— The Seahawks have brought back another arm for the beginning of their offseason program by re-signing quarterback Austin Davis.

— The Vikings have signed linebacker Eric Kendricks to a multiyear extension with one season left on his rookie contract.

— The Jets have claimed kicker Nick Rose off waivers from the Chargers and announced that safety Rontez Miles and tight end Neal Sterling have signed their restricted free agent tenders.

— A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when 49ers defensive back Don Jones returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance. Jones is a family friend of 18-year-old Lindsey Preston, who has Down syndrome. He tells WBRC-TV it was a “blessing” to go to the prom Friday night with Preston.



PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hall of Fame guard and Philadelphia 76ers all-time scoring leader Hal Greer has died at age 81 following a brief illness, according to the team.

Greer scored 21,586 points in a 15-year career spent with the 76ers and Syracuse Nationals, making the move when the franchise moved to Philadelphia in 1963. He helped the Sixers win the 1967 NBA championship after the team finished with a then league-record 68 wins, a mark that lasted until the Lakers won 69 in 1971-72.

Greer was the first 76er to have his jersey retired when his No. 15 was raised to the rafters at the Philadelphia Spectrum in 1976.




DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Former Duke basketball coach Vic Bubas has died at age 91, according to a school spokesman.

Bubas led the Blue Devils to three Final Fours and was 213-67 in 10 seasons from 1959-69. He played on North Carolina State’s Final Four team in 1950 and served as commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference for 14 years.


In world and national news….

BEIRUT (AP) — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the United States, Great Britain and France have violated international law and hurt peace process in Syria by launching airstrikes at targets in Damascus. Russia has condemned the allied airstrikes on Sunday but refrained from responding to the attack on its ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad.WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been striking out in landing some of Washington’s most notable attorneys. And the extra help may be needed in the critical months ahead as special counsel Robert Mueller seeks an interview with Trump and reaches conclusions on whether the president engaged in obstruction of justice. People familiar with the conversations say lawyers who’ve turned Trump down are concerned about Trump not listening to advice and not paying lawyer fees.WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tuesday afternoon begins the official visit by Japan’s Shinzo Abe to President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. The visit will be an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss Trump’s upcoming summit with North Korea. And it’ll serve as a test of whether the fond personal relationship the two leaders have forged has chilled over Trump’s recent moves, including his failure to exempt Japan from new steel and aluminum tariffs.COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials are blaming the prison riot that killed seven inmates on a turf war between gangs over territory, money and contraband. Corrections Director Bryan Stirling says cellphones helped stir up trouble before inmates armed with handmade knives fought each other for seven hours. He wants changes in federal law to allow states to block prisoners’ cell signals.NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia. How could Starbucks, which once urged its employees to start conversations about race with customers, now be under fire for its treatment of black people? The episode highlights the risks involved for large corporations that tie their brands so closely to social messaging