News archive from 19 May 2015

No charges in VonDerrit Myers shooting in St. Louis

No charges in VonDerrit Myers shooting in St. Louis

An off-duty police office will not face charges for the shooting death of VonDerrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old whose death last fall exacerbated racial tensions in the St. Louis area, the city of St. Louis prosecutor said Monday. The circumstances of...

 
Orlando City star Kak

Orlando City star Kak

Orlando City designated player Kaká started his MLS career showing why the Lions paid $7 million per year for his services. The 2007 FIFA world player of the year had three goals and two assists during his first six MLS games, helping Orlando get off...

 
Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend begs to see her

Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend begs to see her

Nick Gordon hasn't given up badgering and begging to see Bobbi Kristina Brown, his erstwhile girlfriend still lingering in a Georgia rehab facility after suffering severe brain damage. Gordon issued a statement Monday through his lawyer, Randall...

 

Tuesday's forecast: Hot in the East, stormy Plains

The national weather forecast for Tuesday, May 19 calls for showers and thunderstorms along the I-95 corridor, showers and thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast, and showers in Nevada, Oregon, Washington and parts of the Rockies. Heat and humidity will...

 
Disneybounding puts theme-park fans in costume fashion

Disneybounding puts theme-park fans in costume fashion

Grown-ups are playing dress-up in a fashion trend called "Disneybounding," which allows fans to display devotion without donning a Cinderella gown or a Buzz Lightyear spacesuit. The styles shoot for subtle, yet colorful, salutes to Disney...

 
Gun violence rare for outlaw motorcycle gangs known for drugs, brawls

Gun violence rare for outlaw motorcycle gangs known for drugs, brawls

WACO — The shootout between two rival gangs and the police at the Twin Peaks restaurant on Sunday casts a new, frightening light on Texas' outlaw motorcycle gang culture, known for its drug dealings and bar brawls, but rarely for outbreaks of extreme...

 
A tale most fowl: Store's pet rooster chicken-napped

A tale most fowl: Store's pet rooster chicken-napped

Fullscreen J.D. Burkhead's red rooster struts at the Parksley Royal Farms convenience store on U.S. Route 13 on Monday, May 18, 2015. For over 9 years the rooter has been somewhat of a mascot at the store. A few weeks ago the rooster was taken, but...

 
Cuba's Elian Gonzalez ponders return visit U.S.

Cuba's Elian Gonzalez ponders return visit U.S.

HAVANA (AP) — Elian Gonzalez, who spent months with his Florida relatives as a Cuban child at the center of an international custody dispute, said in an interview broadcast Monday that he'd like to return to the United States for a visit. Now 21,...

 
Meet the labor leader who will face off with GM

Meet the labor leader who will face off with GM

DETROIT — Cindy Estrada's journey has taken her from the dusty tomato fields of central California to the bargaining table where the UAW and General Motors will forge the future of about 48,500 U.S. workers. Her career path to becoming the first woman...

 
Western Conference finals more than Steph Curry vs. James Harden

Western Conference finals more than Steph Curry vs. James Harden

In the headlines, this is the MVP face-off: Stephen Curry v. James Harden, the Golden State Warriors' winner of the Maurice Podoloff trophy and the Houston Rockets star who saw himself as more deserving. Or, more accurately, the Western Conference...

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Bartlett boys awarded soccer forfeit win after halted match

The Alaska School Activities Association and Anchorage School District on Monday declared Bartlett’s boys soccer team a 1-0 forfeit winner over Service after Saturday’s high school match was halted in the first half following red cards – ejections --...

 

Florida officials blame latest school testing problems on cyberattack

Florida education officials are blaming a cyberattack for another round of problems with online testing. This is the second time this year that state officials have blamed a cyberattack for glitches in Florida's administration of online tests. Both...

 
Aurora shooting jury quizzed after Tsarnaev sentence

Aurora shooting jury quizzed after Tsarnaev sentence

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Defense attorneys in the Aurora theater shooting trial had the judge poll jurors to ensure they weren't affected by the death-penalty sentence in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Jurors told Judge Carlos Samour that they could...

 
Mich. senator who shot ex's car closes office, website

Mich. senator who shot ex's car closes office, website

LANSING, Mich. — His website essentially has been taken down. His phone number goes straight to voice mail. And embattled Michigan state Sen. Virgil Smith isn't expected back to Lansing this week. The Detroit Democrat is facing three felonies and a...

 

Former Fish Board appointee Roland Maw fined $7k in Montana charges

Roland Maw, Gov. Bill Walker’s controversial appointee to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, pleaded no contest last week to illegally obtaining resident hunting and fishing licenses in Montana. As first reported by the Peninsula Clarion, Maw pleaded no...

 

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