News archive from 21 October 2016

Feds call former NSA contractor's theft of 50 terabytes of secrets 'breathtaking'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor's theft of top secret government information was "breathtaking in its longevity and scale," federal prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday aimed at keeping the man locked up...

 

Feds call former NSA contractor's theft of 50 terabytes of secrets 'breathtaking'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor's theft of top secret government information was "breathtaking in its longevity and scale," federal prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday aimed at keeping the man locked up...

 
The continuous mystery behind Trump's 'bigly' usage explained

The continuous mystery behind Trump's 'bigly' usage explained

You aren't the only who searched for the word "bigly" after the third presidential debate on Wednesday. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met on stage for the final time this presidential election season and during the debate, the two talked...

Chron, 19:11 in Politics
 
Police: Driver dispute led to shooting in central Phoenix

Police: Driver dispute led to shooting in central Phoenix

A man opened fire on another vehicle near Seventh Avenue and McDowell Road in central Phoenix Wednesday afternoon after an apparent driver dispute, according to police. Police have detained one person and located the victim, Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince...

 
'Meet a Muslim' sessions come to Arizona, Oct. 20-25

'Meet a Muslim' sessions come to Arizona, Oct. 20-25

Recent reports show that nearly half of U.S. adults say they do not personally know a Muslim. Moina Shaiq is hoping to change that, one person at a time. She is bringing her free "Meet a Muslim" events to Sierra Vista, Payson and four...

 
Arizona inmate, wife indicted on state terror charges

Arizona inmate, wife indicted on state terror charges

An Arizona inmate and his wife have been indicted by a Maricopa County Superior Court grand jury on state terrorism charges. Thomas Orville Bastian, 39, and Michelle Marie Bastian, 49, are accused of acting together while plotting to commit an act of...

 
Phoenix lingerie and costume company makes 'sexy' Ken Bone costume

Phoenix lingerie and costume company makes 'sexy' Ken Bone costume

In a testament to how quickly a meme can become mainstream, a Phoenix company created and sold out of a "sexy" Ken Bone costume less than 48 hours after he went viral. In case you forgot, Ken Bone is the undecided voter who became famous...

 

Patrick to colleges: Hold line on staff growth

AUSTIN -- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday warned Texas' public colleges and universities that he intends to block any plans they have to increase their staffing levels will be blocked, his latest salvo against rising costs at institutions of higher...

Chron, 19:20 in Politics
 

Council weighs Airbnb regulations

The City Council is calling for regulations on short-term online rental companies such as Airbnb and HomeAway as the industry matures. “In our city, where housing is very, very expensive and we’re losing permanent housing, this is a big, big issue,”...

 

Citgo sign could be landmark on the move

Boston’s famous Citgo sign should look the same, but it could be moved to a different position in Kenmore Square when Related Beal redevelops the block of buildings it sits on, city officials said as they came up with criteria for making the sign an...

 

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California AG leads criminal probe of Wells Fargo bank California’s attorney general is conducting a criminal investigation into whether employees at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo bank committed false impersonation and identity theft in the sales...

 

Union votes Friday on Jim Beam strike deal

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The strike at Jim Beam might be ending soon: A tentative agreement has been reached with the executive board of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which has been on strike since Saturday. Union officials could not be...

 

Walgreens posts strong 4Q earns, but delays Rite Aid deal

Walgreens Boots Alliance earnings topped $1 billion during the fourth quarter, easily surpassing analyst expectations, but the drugstore giant also announced a delay in closing its latest megadeal. The company said Thursday that it expects to wrap up...

 
Snoopy, Peanuts gang, cut loose by MetLife as it retools biz

Snoopy, Peanuts gang, cut loose by MetLife as it retools biz

Snoopy has been handed the pink slip. After 31 years (217 dog years) as the face of insurance giant MetLife Inc., the company said Thursday that it is launching a new global branding effort, marking the end of a long relationship with Charlie Brown's...

 

American Airlines 3Q profit falls on lower revenue

FORT WORTH, Texas — More empty seats and higher labor costs are cutting into profit at American Airlines. But in an encouraging sign for airlines and their investors — and a worrisome one for passengers — American is offering new evidence that higher...

 

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