News archive from 15 July 2014, page 16

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,...

 

Albemarle buying Rockwood in $6.2B deal

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Specialty chemicals company Albemarle is buying counterpart Rockwood Holdings Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion. Rockwood shareholders will receive $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 of a share of Albemarle common...

 
Science meets ceremony in UK's royal swan count

Science meets ceremony in UK's royal swan count

WINDSOR, England -- The white, long-necked swan gliding along the River Thames looks serene, but his life is full of danger. If the sharp-toothed mink don't get him or his brood, then floods, fish hooks or hooligans with air rifles might. Fortunately,...

 
Science meets ceremony in UK's royal swan count

Science meets ceremony in UK's royal swan count

WINDSOR, England The white, long-necked swan gliding along the River Thames looks serene, but his life is full of danger. If the sharp-toothed mink don't get him or his brood, then floods, fish hooks or hooligans with air rifles might. Fortunately, he...

 

Dardenne, seafood board set cook-off for August

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The best seafood chef in the nation will be crowned Saturday, Aug. 2, in New Orleans when the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off is held. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board on...

 

2014 state annual sales tax holiday on Aug. 1-2

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Most retail purchases in Louisiana will be exempt from the 4 percent state sales tax on Aug. 1 and Aug. 2. The 2014 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday exempts the first $2,500 of the purchase price of each eligible item for...

 

Police investigating reality show ear-biting

WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- A Woonsocket police officer is being accused of biting a man's ear during a premiere party for a reality TV show on which his wife is appearing. Police tell WJAR-TV (http://bit.ly/1p1uHPP ) they have opened an internal affairs...

 

Convicted hacker of Toyota in Mississippi prison

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A computer programmer from central Kentucky convicted of hacking into and damaging Toyota's computers has been sent to a prison in Natchez, Mississippi. The federal Bureau of Prisons lists 37-year-old Ibrahimshah Shahulhameed as an...

 

Police investigating 3 deaths in central Florida

TAVARES, Fla. -- Police say a central Florida man beat two people to death and seriously injured another before killing himself. Tavares Police say all four people lived in the home where the victims were found Monday evening. According to police, one...

 

Some Minneapolis residents upset by late fireworks

MINNEAPOLIS -- "Sleepless in Minneapolis." That's just one of the tweets from city residents upset by post-midnight fireworks shot off after the All-Star Gala in downtown Minneapolis. The invitation-only event was scheduled to start after...

 

Kerry cites big gaps in nuclear talks with Iran

VIENNA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says "very real gaps" persist between world powers and Iraq over the contours of a nuclear agreement as a Sunday deadline for a deal approaches. Kerry is citing some progress after two days of...

 

Kerry cites big gaps in nuclear talks with Iran

VIENNA -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says "very real gaps" persist between world powers and Iraq over the contours of a nuclear agreement as a Sunday deadline for a deal approaches. Kerry is citing some progress after two days of...

 
AP Exclusive: North Korea pushes farmers for more

AP Exclusive: North Korea pushes farmers for more

CHANGPYONG RI, North Korea Rim Ok Hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance. As North Korean farmers go, Rim is exceptionally lucky. The...

 
Tiger Stadium site redevelopment plans move ahead

Tiger Stadium site redevelopment plans move ahead

DETROIT -- Detroit officials have approved a preliminary agreement to redevelop part of the former site of Tiger Stadium that would include a youth baseball field and offices. The city's Economic Development Corp. on Monday announced the agreement...

 

Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

BAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers have broken their deadlock and elected a new speaker of parliament — the first step toward forming a new government. The legislature chose Sunni lawmaker Salim al-Jubouri as the new speaker with 194 votes Tuesday in...

 

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