News archive from 3 July 2014

Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases

LOS ANGELES -- Amazon says it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases. The FTC alleged in a draft...

 

NTSB stands by cause of TWA flight 800 explosion

WASHINGTON -- The National Transportation Safety Board has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA flight 800. The board said Wednesday that a team of investigators not part of the original...

 

GOP files elections complaint over Charlie Crist's NASCAR sponsorship

TALLAHASSEE -- Charlie Crist's latest left turn has drawn the critical eye of the Republican Party of Florida. Crist's campaign gift of a NASCAR sponsorship for Saturday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway triggered a formal complaint...

 

Dallas police need help finding person who impaled cats on fence

Dallas police are searching for the person responsible for impaling two cats by their hind legs on a metal fence in west Oak Cliff. Last Friday, someone called police shortly before 3 a.m. to report that a man in a white four-door Honda Accord had...

Dallas News, 19:03 in Crime
 

Teen rescued from waterfall identified as Kings Mountain senior

Kings Mountain High School senior Patrick Mereno has been identified as the teenager who was rescued after falling 60 feet at a waterfall in Burke County on Tuesday. After slipping and falling near High Shoals Waterfall in South Mountains State Park,...

 
Seattle beats Astros 5-2 to sweep series

Seattle beats Astros 5-2 to sweep series

HOUSTON -- Brad Peacock was rolling, the Houston Astros had the lead and then the pitcher plunked Robinson Cano. Things quickly fell apart after that as the Mariners jumped on Peacock for four runs in the sixth inning in a 5-2 win Wednesday. "He...

 

Outdoors events calendar for 07.03.14

Friday: Free Fishing Day across North Carolina. No licenses required to fish in fresh or saltwater. Saturday: 51st Annual Coon Dog Day, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., uptown Saluda. Information: saluda.com. Tuesday: Public hearing at 7 p.m. on N.C. Wildlife...

 
No Wimbledon repeat for Murray, beaten by Dimitrov

No Wimbledon repeat for Murray, beaten by Dimitrov

LONDON The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close. Out of sorts from the start of his quarterfinal against up-and-coming Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday, Murray — who in...

 
Atlantis resort in Bahamas joins forces with Marriott

Atlantis resort in Bahamas joins forces with Marriott

Atlantis, Paradise Island — the 3,400-room Bahamas resort with a water park, shark lagoon and pseudo-archeological “dig” — will become part of the extended Marriott International family. The resort near...

 

Trout garners AL Player of the Month

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout has been selected as the American League's Player of the Month for June. Trout hit .361 with seven homers, 21 RBI and 20 runs scored over 25 June games, while...

 
Indians rally with 3 in 8th to beat Dodgers 5-4

Indians rally with 3 in 8th to beat Dodgers 5-4

LOS ANGELES -- Mike Aviles capped a three-run eighth inning with a two-run single against Brian Wilson, rallying the Cleveland Indians past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Wednesday. Ryan Raburn homered off Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was lifted after seven with...

 

Rockies acquire RHP Jair Jurrjens from Reds

WASHINGTON -- The Colorado Rockies have acquired right-hander Jair Jurrjens from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league first baseman Harold Riggins. Jurrjens signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati in May, and was 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA...

 
A's swept by Tigers in matchup of division leaders

A's swept by Tigers in matchup of division leaders

DETROIT -- The Oakland A's still believe they have one of the best teams in baseball. But a tough three-game sweep in Detroit — against the team that eliminated them from each of the last two postseasons — certainly dented the...

 

Jurors to keep deliberating in beaten fan case

LOS ANGELES -- A judge has told deadlocked jurors to keep deliberating in a lawsuit filed by Giants fan Bryan Stow over his beating at Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles County Superior Court panel announced the impasse Wednesday afternoon. But the judge...

 

Angels activated Skaggs from DL

CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Angels activated Tyler Skaggs from the disabled list in time for Wednesday's start against the Chicago White Sox. The left-hander was sidelined for nearly a month by a strained right hamstring. He was 4-4 with a 4.34 ERA...

 

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