News archive from 18 April 2015

Men stole, sold military robots and armor on eBay: FBI

Men stole, sold military robots and armor on eBay: FBI

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Federal agents have arrested four men they say conspired to steal, sell and buy military equipment ranging from a pair of $187,000 robots to body armor, uniforms, an M4 rifle and ammunition. According to authorities, three of...

 
Teen driver targeted bicyclists in S.C., sheriff says

Teen driver targeted bicyclists in S.C., sheriff says

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Authorities say a 16-year-old South Carolina boy faces six attempted-murder charges for targeting bicyclists as revenge for the deaths of two of his friends in a car wreck last December. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says...

 

Congressional critics sabotage Kerry's mission, US leadership on Iran

The negotiation on Iran’s nuclear energy program is not a contest between Iran and the USA but Iran and the UN. We have tolerated so much kibitzing that it is not clear whether the President, the Congress or Prime Minister Netanyahu is in charge. But...

 
Mike Scioscia meets with Hamilton, still unsure when he'll return

Mike Scioscia meets with Hamilton, still unsure when he'll return

HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia met with Josh Hamilton this week for the first time in months, and says he isn't sure when the star will return to the team. Scioscia said he had dinner with Hamilton on Wednesday night when the...

Usa Today, 20:08 in Sport
 

Walker vetoes bill that limits his gas line options

JUNEAU -- Gov. Bill Walker on Friday vetoed a bill limiting a state owned corporation’s ability to plan a large natural gas pipeline from the North Slope, following through on his threats to do so. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, sponsored the...

 
World War II heroes gather for one final salute

World War II heroes gather for one final salute

NASHVILLE — Most of them are gone now. The men who overtook the train heaving with Holocaust victims destined for death. The men who saved more than 2,500 Jewish death camp survivors from execution. The men, fathers and sons, who fought in a global...

 
Eleven hurt after gas pipeline explosion near Fresno

Eleven hurt after gas pipeline explosion near Fresno

Eleven people have been hurt and a section of high shut down after a gas pipeline explosion near Fresno, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office. Some of the injured were inmates from the Fresno County Jail, according to the Sheriff's Office....

 
Lucas talks new 'Star Wars' with Colbert

Lucas talks new 'Star Wars' with Colbert

NEW YORK — In case you're wondering: No, George Lucas has not watched this week's new Star Wars teaser. "I just saw what was on CBS, but I'm going to try and look at it," Lucas told Stephen Colbert, chatting onstage at the Tribeca Performing...

 
At the theater, 91-year-old's wish comes true

At the theater, 91-year-old's wish comes true

INDIANAPOLIS — Her hands lie crumpled by her side. They wobble when she grasps at the tubes running antibiotics into her arm, when she reaches for the knob that drives her wheelchair. Grace Gresham used to be able to hold them still, her fingers...

 
A-Rod connects twice, within 2 of Mays on HR list

A-Rod connects twice, within 2 of Mays on HR list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez has hit two home runs, moving within two of tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the career list. Rodriguez hit his 657th and 658th homers Friday night for the New York Yankees against Tampa Bay. In the...

Usa Today, 22:24 in Sport
 
Salvation Army testifies to the good Medicaid expansion will do in Alaska

Salvation Army testifies to the good Medicaid expansion will do in Alaska

As the Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in Alaska, I am writing to express our support for Medicaid expansion in Alaska.  Because The Salvation Army is not a political organization but a Christian church, it is unusual for us to take...

 
Kris Bryant on MLB debut: 'No reason to hang my head'

Kris Bryant on MLB debut: 'No reason to hang my head'

CHICAGO — Kris Bryant, the man preordained to lead the Chicago Cubs to greatness, with the crowd rising to its feet at his mere presence Friday afternoon, looked instead like the poster boy for the Cubs' futility. He swung and missed the first three...

Usa Today, 23:12 in Sport
 
Neiman Marcus accused of selling fake fur that was real

Neiman Marcus accused of selling fake fur that was real

DETROIT — The Humane Society of the United States has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, accusing Neiman Marcus of selling products made with fake fur that actually is real fur. At issue is three types of boots, which have what could...

 

Australia arrests five for terrorist plot on veterans' holiday

SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to...

 
Attorneys seek dismissal of charges in Islamic State case

Attorneys seek dismissal of charges in Islamic State case

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for a Chicago-area man charged with trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria are seeking the dismissal of the charges. Lawyers for 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan also filed a motion Friday in U.S. District Court in...

 
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