News archive from 18 March 2015

Predator drone crashed in Syria, cause unknown

Predator drone crashed in Syria, cause unknown

WASHINGTON – A U.S. Air Force Predator drone was lost Tuesday over Syria, according to the Pentagon, and it's unclear whether it crashed by accident or was shot down. The military relies on the armed drones to collect intelligence — and to attack —...

 
'Car Bomb Stout' promotion blows up in brewery's face

'Car Bomb Stout' promotion blows up in brewery's face

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — What started as a St. Patrick's Day promotion turned into a $2,500 apology Tuesday from a Florida craft brewery. Fat Point Brewing posted pictures of cupcakes and beer to its Facebook page at 2:05 p.m. ET Monday announcing the...

 
'Computer glitch' may have freed some Calif. fugitives

'Computer glitch' may have freed some Calif. fugitives

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — California law enforcement officials have corrected numerous warrant errors that may have allowed some fugitives — including accused killers and child rapists — to find freedom beyond state lines. The errors made it appear that...

 
'Aftermath' novel adds to 'Star Wars' saga

'Aftermath' novel adds to 'Star Wars' saga

The last time Star Wars fans saw many of their old favorites from George Lucas' original movie trilogy, they were partying down with furry Ewoks after the destruction of the Death Star. So what happened next? The new novel Star Wars: Aftermath (Del...

 
Boeing delivers 1st South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing delivers 1st South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliner

TagsUnited AirlinesBoeingAll Nippon AirwaysBoeing has delivered the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner assembled at its South Carolina production line in North Charleston, the company revealed Tuesday. "In 2012, we delivered our first South...

 

Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of mac and cheese

NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal. The boxes have "best when used by" dates ranging from Sept. 18,...

 
Chris Borland's decision reflects players' awareness

Chris Borland's decision reflects players' awareness

Chris Borland is not the first NFL player to retire because of head injuries. Hall of Fame quarterbacks Roger Staubach stepped aside due to head injuries, and more recently quarterback Kevin Kolb and receiver Sidney Rice retired from the NFL because...

Usa Today, 21:00 in Sport
 
Mallott paid $1.7 million by Alaska Airlines in 2014

Mallott paid $1.7 million by Alaska Airlines in 2014

JUNEAU -- Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott received about $1.7 million in income from Alaska Airlines last year after resigning from the company’s board. The money was compensation for Mallott’s board service and deferred compensation for more than three...

 
Pentagon fears temporary loss of intelligence satellites

Pentagon fears temporary loss of intelligence satellites

WASHINGTON — A congressional directive to phase out the use of Russian-made rocket engines could leave the U.S. unable to launch military communications or intelligence satellites for several years, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. Lawmakers passed a...

 

Presbyterians give final approval to same-sex marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has approved a new definition of marriage that includes gay marriage. The denomination is now the largest Protestant group to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings...

 
Reports: Letter sent to White House tested for cyanide

Reports: Letter sent to White House tested for cyanide

An envelope sent to the White House is undergoing testing to confirm if a substance found on it is cyanide, according to published reports. The envelope arrived at the White House mail screening facility on Monday and initial tests for biological...

 

Market Fresh: Waiting for halibut? You may have to wait a bit longer

The halibut season opened last weekend. But the blustery weather may make those hankering for halibut to be a bit patient. “This is the first week of the big halibut opener and wouldn't you know the whole winter the weather has been nice and warm and...

 
Reeling 'Fashion Police' gets sidelined

Reeling 'Fashion Police' gets sidelined

After a commentary controversy and the departure of two high-profile stars, E!'s beleaguered Fashion Police is going on hiatus until September. The network announced the decision late Tuesday in a statement: "We look forward to taking this...

 
Hampton outlasts Manhattan to earn shot at Kentucky

Hampton outlasts Manhattan to earn shot at Kentucky

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Reginald Johnson scored 15 points and added two late critical defensive plays to lead Hampton to a 74-64 victory over Manhattan in the First Four on Tuesday night. The Pirates (17-17), who have won five in a row to get to .500,...

Usa Today, 22:13 in Sport
 
Melting traditions: Climate change also means culture change

Melting traditions: Climate change also means culture change

Alaska is synonymous with bitter cold, ice and snow. But that may not last. This year, for only the second time in its history, the iconic Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has been forced to change course due to a lack of snowfall. Though unfortunate,...

 
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