News archive from 15 July 2014, page 15

UK inflation in unexpectedly big rise in June

LONDON Inflation in the U.K. increased unexpectedly in June, raising expectations that the Bank of England may start raising interest rates soon, possibly by the end of this year. Figures Tuesday from the Office for National Statistics show consumer...

 

Jailed Chinese pastor's family escapes to US

BEIJING Three members of an imprisoned pastor's family have sneaked out of China to the U.S. with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by Chinese authorities, a Christian rights group said Tuesday. Zhang...

 

1 Fantasy 5 player wins $195,560.71 jackpot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- One "Fantasy 5" game player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $195,560.71, the Florida Lottery said Tuesday. The winning ticket was purchased in Panama City Beach, lottery officials said. The...

 

Coast Guard searches for missing diver in Bahamas

MIAMI -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing during a commercial shark diving venture in the Bahamas. Coast Guard officials in Miami say 63-year-old John E. Petty went missing Sunday night about 20 nautical miles northwest of...

 
Court won't stop Flint cops' racial bias lawsuit

Court won't stop Flint cops' racial bias lawsuit

A federal appeals court won't stop a lawsuit against the city of Flint, which is accused of discriminating against white police officers. Fourteen officers are suing Flint. They say they were illegally punished after complaining that black officers...

 

What to Watch on Tuesday: Duke surgeon lends a hand on ‘Royal Pains'

Royal Pains (9pm, USA) - Duke neurosurgeon Oren Gottfried consulted on this episode, in which Hank feels there may be more to Ray's new chef's seemingly drunken behavior on the job, and Divya treats a NASCAR crew chief whose anxiety takes a dangerous...

 

Pass Christian Harbor expansion nears completion

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. -- Oyster harvesters will soon be able to have more and easier access to the Pass Christian Harbor after its long-awaited expansion opens at the end of this month. A ribbon-cutting is set for July 22. Mayor Chipper McDermott...

 

Ohio Turnpike officials warn of email scam

BEREA, Ohio -- Ohio Turnpike officials are warning their E-ZPass customers of an email scam. Officials said Monday that emails from the sender "EZPass Info" are likely attempts to steal personal information from some of the 150,000 customers...

 
U.S. Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping, study says

U.S. Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping, study says

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show. An American...

 

Today's traffic: Extra traffic expected uptown

Motorists can expect extra foot and vehicle traffic in Charlotte's uptown for the rest of the week, transportation officials say. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Convention is bringing about 11,500 people to town, with the event taking place at the...

 

Florida woman arrested for leaving toddler in car

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Tampa Bay-area police have arrested a woman for leaving her 19-month-old daughter in a car while she shopped. Sgt. Adam Geissenberger says witnesses alerted Pinellas Park Police that Vita Abramenkova of Clearwater had left her...

 
Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

BERLIN Germany's World Cup-winning team returned home to share the country's fourth title with huge crowds of cheering fans on Tuesday. The team's plane touched down at Berlin's Tegel Airport midmorning after flying low over the "fan mile"...

 

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 15

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. TAMPA BAY-AREA WOMAN ARRESTED FOR LEAVING TODDLER IN CAR WHILE SHE SHOPPED Sgt. Adam Geissenberger says witnesses alerted Pinellas Park Police that Vita...

 

One of two suspects in Charlotte homicide surrenders

One of the two suspects in the June 5 shooting death of a Charlotte man surrendered to police Monday night. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Trevor White, who turns 29 on Wednesday, came to the sheriff's office and surrendered. He was jailed after...

 

S. Korean military: Drawings sparked army rampage

SEOUL, South Korea Military investigators say a South Korean soldier involved in a deadly shooting spree has testified that he opened fire on colleagues after seeing their drawings depicting him as SpongeBob SquarePants. The soldier, surnamed Yim, was...

 

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