News archive from 20 October 2016

MPD Chief Barber calls for unified action to counter wave of killings

A community conversation Wednesday about reigning in Mobile's surge in homicides didn't establish any sweeping policies or launch any distinct programs, but it highlighted a growing sense among many that action is needed. The Mobile Police Department...

 
Mexican-restaurant owner in Phoenix area gets prison time for failure to pay taxes, minimum wage

Mexican-restaurant owner in Phoenix area gets prison time for failure to pay taxes, minimum wage

The owner of five Phoenix-area Mexican-food restaurants was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison. She was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas L. Rayes. Isamary Diaz, 56, pleaded guilty in April to willfully failing to...

 

2 agrarian activists murdered in Honduras

MEXICO CITY –  International condemnation is pouring in following the murder of two agrarian activists in Honduras. Jose Angel Flores, leader of the United Farmworkers Movement of Aguan, or MUCA by its Spanish initials, and member Silmer Dionisio...

 

Georgia preparing to execute man who killed Atlanta officer

JACKSON, Ga. — A man convicted of killing an Atlanta police officer and wounding a second officer with an AR-15 rifle is scheduled to be the seventh person executed by the state this year. Gregory Paul Lawler, 63, is set to die by injection of the...

 

Refuge occupier Bundy urges jurors to 'stand for freedom'

PORTLAND, Ore. — National wildlife refuge occupier Ryan Bundy twice referenced the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during his closing argument Wednesday, and he told jurors to "stand for freedom" and find him not guilty. Bundy, 43, is among...

 

T-Mobile fined $48M over slowing 'unlimited' data plans

NEW YORK — T-Mobile, the country's No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how "unlimited" data plans weren't really, well, unlimited. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that T-Mobile...

 

The Latest: 8 injured in gas blast in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Latest on a gas explosion in a Portland, Oregon, business district (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Officials now say eight people were injured in a powerful gas explosion in a popular Portland, Oregon, shopping district. Three...

 

NYC mayor: Police shooting of woman, 66, was 'unacceptable'

NEW YORK — New York City's mayor castigated a police sergeant Wednesday for fatally shooting a mentally ill, 66-year-old woman brandishing a baseball bat, saying her "tragic" and "unacceptable" death resulted from failure to follow...

 

Suspect in 1979 Etan Patz case goes on trial a 2nd time

NEW YORK — Revisiting a crime that shattered a bygone era's sense of safety, prosecutors on Wednesday launched their second bid for a conviction in one of the nation's most influential missing-child cases, the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz. After a...

 

NASA: Jupiter spacecraft detects problem, turns off camera

LOS ANGELES — A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has hit another snag. The space agency said Wednesday that Juno detected a problem, went into safe mode and shut off its cameras and instruments hours before it was supposed to pass over Jupiter's dense...

 

Indiana election official clarifies registration fraud probe

INDIANAPOLIS — A day after warning of potential widespread voting fraud, Indiana's secretary of state acknowledged Wednesday that many of the thousands of altered registration forms she flagged might just be residents rushing to correct their names or...

 

Professors on strike at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Professors at 14 state universities went on strike Wednesday, disrupting classes midsemester for more than 100,000 students after contract negotiations hit an impasse. Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and...

 
Gas explosion rocks Oregon shopping district, injuring 8

Gas explosion rocks Oregon shopping district, injuring 8

PORTLAND, Ore. — A powerful natural gas explosion rocked a busy Portland, Oregon, shopping district Wednesday, injuring eight people and igniting a fire that sent a huge plume of smoke over the heart of the city. Three firefighters, two police...

 

Phil Chess, co-founder of blues label Chess Records, dies

CHICAGO — Phil Chess, co-founder of a Chicago record label that amassed perhaps the most influential blues catalog of all time and launched the careers of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, has died. He was 95. Chess died overnight in Tucson, Arizona,...

 

Modest gain seen for Obama's last health care sign-up season

WASHINGTON — Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president's final health care sign-up season. The biggest worry: rising premiums and dwindling choices. Some 13.8 million people...

 

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