News archive from 6 April 2016

Remains found in field near Houston may be University of North Texas student missing since 1997 

Remains found in field near Houston may be University of North Texas student missing since 1997 

A kidnapper helped investigators uncover remains thought to be a 20-year-old Texas woman missing since 1997, police said Tuesday. University of North Texas student Kelli Cox vanished after her criminology class took a tour of the Denton jail. William...

Daily News, 18:59 in Crime
 
San Francisco passes nation's most generous family leave law

San Francisco passes nation's most generous family leave law

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in the country to require employers to offer six weeks of fully paid leave for new parents. The unanimous vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors comes a day after New York passed a law requiring...

 
C-section 'seeding' freaks out new mothers

C-section 'seeding' freaks out new mothers

Most of her pregnant patients seek out doula Barbara Lehr in the hope of having as nonmedical a birth as possible. But still Lehr finds that when she mentions the practice of vaginal or microbiome seeding for babies born by cesarean section, most are...

 
3 ID'd in fiery Tenn. helicopter crash

3 ID'd in fiery Tenn. helicopter crash

xEmbed xShare Five people died when a sightseeing helicopter crashed and exploded nearly 30 miles from Knoxville, TN. PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Family members confirmed the identities of three of the five people killed in a fiery sightseeing helicopter...

 
Hockey without rough stuff: How junior leagues have decreased fighting

Hockey without rough stuff: How junior leagues have decreased fighting

Fighting in the NHL continues to decrease, but U.S junior hockey is where radical changes are being seen.  “Fighting is not part of the fabric in junior hockey in the United States anymore,” said Marc Boxer, USA Hockey’s director of junior hockey....

Usa Today, 19:16 in Sport
 
Kluber loses as Price fans 10 in Boston's win over Indians

Kluber loses as Price fans 10 in Boston's win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — The weather was a little warmer and the sun bathed Progressive Field, giving the ballpark a radiant glow on Opening Day Part II. David Price, though, froze the Indians. Boston's new ace struck out 10 and Corey Kluber's first start...

Usa Today, 19:16 in Sport
 
White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional officials say the Obama administration has decided to transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus. Most of the $600 million or so would be...

Chron, 19:16 in Health
 
More New York City students may opt out of state exams this year

More New York City students may opt out of state exams this year

Early signs suggest more city students are skipping state math and reading exams this year, but it’s still too soon to say for certain, anti-test advocates tell the Daily News. Students in third through eighth grades at city public schools began three...

 
Welcome to SF, the premier assisted living community for Millenials

Welcome to SF, the premier assisted living community for Millenials

When I moved to San Francisco, I crafted nearly my entire new life — from my furniture to my friends and my health — from my iPhone. I was used to a partial on-demand culture in Washington, D.C., where you could order an Uber or have food delivered,...

 
Diamondbacks’ Chip Hale apologizes for media criticism

Diamondbacks’ Chip Hale apologizes for media criticism

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS VIDEO PLAYLISTZack Greinke hit hard by Rockies on Opening Day | 02:23Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke discusses the Rockies' six-run third inning in on Opening Day. Chip Hale says media over hyped season opener | 00:39Chip...

AZCentral, 19:29 in Sport
 
Yankees lose argument and opener to Astros, 5-3

Yankees lose argument and opener to Astros, 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Girardi came running out of the dugout on a freezing afternoon for his first argument of the season. Houston's Jose Altuve had just scored the go-ahead run when pitcher Dellin Betances threw Carlos Correa's slow roller over first...

Usa Today, 19:31 in Sport
 

Calhoun County foreclosures remain high

Home foreclosures in Calhoun County remained stubbornly above pre-recession levels during the first three months of the year. The foreclosure numbers come as the county struggles with a jobless rate higher than the state average. Some area bankers,...

 
Her farewell flight touched hearts around the world. Now her family must say their own goodbye

Her farewell flight touched hearts around the world. Now her family must say their own goodbye

xEmbed xShare Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight gave a dying woman a chance to say goodbye in the most beautiful way. Rex Ridenoure got word that his little sister passed away at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday. LouAnn Alexander had spent the night praying...

 
2 p.m. Wednesday: Coyotes chat with Sarah McLellan

2 p.m. Wednesday: Coyotes chat with Sarah McLellan

azcentral sports' Sarah McLellan will answer your questions on the Arizona Coyotes in a chat on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Submit your questions now and return for the answers at 2 p.m. Chat not loading for you? Click here. GET THE APP: Coyotes...

AZCentral, 19:44 in Sport
 

Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson declares for NBA draft

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson has decided to enter the NBA draft and hire an agent, forgoing his remaining college eligibility. Ellenson announced his decision on Tuesday on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. The decision was...

Usa Today, 19:45 in Sport
 

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