News archive from 12 May 2017, page 9

Portland, Oregon, to vote on tax hike to fix lead in schools

Portland, Oregon, to vote on tax hike to fix lead in schools

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Oregon's largest city are poised to vote on the biggest school bond in state history after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost every Portland school. The $790 million spending package that would...

Chron, 12:56 in Health
 

Sacked Yemeni governor departs to Saudi Arabia

SANAA, Yemen –  Yemeni security officials say a former governor, recently sacked by the president, has departed the southern city of Aden to Saudi Arabia. The move comes after Aidarous al-Zubaidi announced the formation of a separatist council that...

 

LaVar Ball won't affect whether Suns draft Lonzo Ball, Ryan McDonough says

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSSuns look to emulate Warriors, Thunder in rebuild | 1:18As the Suns look to rebuild through the NBA draft, they are looking to Golden State and Oklahoma City as...

AZCentral, 13:00 in Sport
 

History comes alive every day at George Washington Academy

For George Washington Academy-Snowflake it’s imperative to follow in the footsteps of its nation-founding namesake. It’s no surprise then, that the EdKey charter school in Snowflake, Arizona, places patriotic values and shaping students into...

 

Austrian bank hostage held for hours freed; suspect arrested

BERLIN –  A man armed with fake weapons held a taxi driver hostage for about six hours Friday at a bank in a small Austrian town. The standoff with police in Erpfendorf, an Alpine town near the German border in Tyrol province, started late Friday...

 

Arizona wildfires: Father of Granite Mountain hotshot hopes to move one of the team's buggies to a museum

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Kaitlyn Webb from the U.S. Forest Service explains how a prescribed burn is conducted and how it helps the forest. Two buggies used by the Granite Mountain Hotshots have been put up for sale, and the father of one of the...

 

Charter to offer low-cost, high-speed interest service to low-income Birmingham residents

Charter Communications is now offering the new low-cost, high-speed broadband service, Spectrum Internet Assist, in Birmingham. The service delivers industry-leading 30/4 Mbps broadband speeds for $14.99 per month for eligible families and seniors,...

 

Charter to offer low-cost, high-speed interest service to low-income Birmingham residents

Charter Communications is now offering the new low-cost, high-speed broadband service, Spectrum Internet Assist, in Birmingham. The service delivers industry-leading 30/4 Mbps broadband speeds for $14.99 per month for eligible families and seniors,...

 
Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up "eating crap" instead. Mrs. Obama told an annual health conference...

Chron, 14:28 in Health
 

Guns, drugs seized in meth raid at northeast Alabama home

A months-long probe into the trafficking of methamphetamine in two Alabama counties led to the arrest this week of a Boaz man. Authorities on Friday announced charges against Omar Rodriguez Ortiz. He is 31. Drug investigators from Etowah and Marshall...

 

Guns, drugs seized in meth raid at northeast Alabama home

A months-long probe into the trafficking of methamphetamine in two Alabama counties led to the arrest this week of a Boaz man. Authorities on Friday announced charges against Omar Rodriguez Ortiz. He is 31. Drug investigators from Etowah and Marshall...

 

Bills on autism, child care, prisons pending in Legislature's last week

Families coping with autism, child care centers and state prisons could all be affected by what happens in the Alabama State House next week. The Legislature is expected to complete its regular session by Friday. Closely watched bills could pass or...

 

Bills on autism, child care, prisons pending in Legislature's last week

Families coping with autism, child care centers and state prisons could all be affected by what happens in the Alabama State House next week. The Legislature is expected to complete its regular session by Friday. Closely watched bills could pass or...

 

Sniff myth, busted: Humans can smell as well as dogs

A dog's nose may be wetter than yours, but don't count yourself out when it comes to tracking a scent just as well as your canine companion. A new mega-study in the journal Science refutes the longtime belief that dogs' noses are vastly superior to...

Fox News, 14:45 in Health
 

Captain of shipwrecked Costa cruise liner heads to jail

ROME –  The Italian captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that crashed into a reef in 2012, killing 32 people, was headed to a Rome prison after losing his final appeals bid. The Court of Cassation, Italy's highest criminal tribunal, in a ruling...

 
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