News archive from 22 March 2016

Donald Trump at AIPAC: Full transcript of remarks to the pro-Israel lobby

Donald Trump veered from his usual script of delivering off-the-cuff remarks when he gave a prepared speech Monday to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPIAC. The 2016 front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination addressed...

 

Prichard police searching for suspect in weekend homicide

Prichard detectives are asking the public's help in determining the circumstances surrounding a weekend homicide. Police responded to a shots fired call in the 700 Black of Hale Drive at approximately 12:15 p.m. Saturday. They found a male victim,...

 

It's official: Anchorage military base cuts are delayed

WASHINGTON -- Plans to cut 2,600 troops at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage are officially on hold, the U.S. Army announced Monday.  The location and specialized training of the unit once destined for the cuts -- the 4-25 Infantry Brigade...

 
Renowned pianist's wife charged with murdering their two children

Renowned pianist's wife charged with murdering their two children

A Benbrook, Texas woman has been charged with two counts of capital murder after her children were found dead last week and she was found with stab wounds that are now believed to have been self-inflicted, police said. BENBROOK, Texas — The estranged...

 
Armour: Tennis firestorm reminder work to be done before there's equality

Armour: Tennis firestorm reminder work to be done before there's equality

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic finds himself in some hot water after saying male tennis players should "fight" for more prize money than women. Novak Djokovic got one thing right: Female athletes do have to go through a lot of different things...

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Byrne on Obama's Cuba visit: America's neighbor needs to change 'behavior' before Congress thinks about...

As President Barack Obama visited with Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana on Monday, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, cautioned against lifting the trade and travel embargo with the communist island nation until Cuba changes its...

 
If you listen, not everyone in San Francisco is talking about Apple

If you listen, not everyone in San Francisco is talking about Apple

Headphones can make it so easy to tune out. Three months into my life in San Francisco, I'm realizing how much I've missed. “OK,” I thought to myself. “Today is going to be a crazy day.” I pulled my backpack on, grabbed a jacket and, as usual, put...

 
NYC hospitals, faced with $1.2B budget gap, plea for help as they struggle to survive

NYC hospitals, faced with $1.2B budget gap, plea for help as they struggle to survive

The city’s public hospital system faces “unprecedented threats to our survival,” its president said Monday. “I am not saying we are too big to fail. I am saying we are too important to fail,” Health and Hospitals president Ram Raju told the City...

 
Activists call on Gov. Cuomo to boost funds in state budget for AIDS, HIV care

Activists call on Gov. Cuomo to boost funds in state budget for AIDS, HIV care

Dozens of AIDS activists, including some who are HIV-positive, rallied at City Hall Monday to demand Gov. Cuomo boost funding for those living with the disease in the state budget. Many of the activists, who had been supportive of the governor when he...

 
Donald Trump looks to move closer to GOP nomination with victories in Arizona, Utah primaries Tuesday

Donald Trump looks to move closer to GOP nomination with victories in Arizona, Utah primaries Tuesday

Republican voters in Arizona and Utah will head to the polls Tuesday in another pivotal day of contests that could help front-runner Donald Trump get closer to the GOP nomination. At stake in Arizona are 58 delegates, which will be awarded on a...

 
Water experts: Drought, climate change require new ways of living in Colorado River basin

Water experts: Drought, climate change require new ways of living in Colorado River basin

No matter how big the reservoir, “if you’re taking more out than you put in, you’ve got a problem,” former U.S. Interior Department water and science chief Anne Castle said.TUCSON — The Southwest needs a new vision and technologies to shore up its...

 
Mesa PD fires officer accused of unnecessary force

Mesa PD fires officer accused of unnecessary force

The Mesa Police Department has terminated Officer Phillip "Mitch" Brailsford, who is charged with second-degree murder in connection with an on-duty shooting, according to a police statement released Monday. Brailsford stands accused of...

 
NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York...

Usa Today, 20:52 in Sport
 
Bell: Rather than pass automatic ejection rule, NFL should empower referees

Bell: Rather than pass automatic ejection rule, NFL should empower referees

USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes details Monday's biggest stories from the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton, Fla. BOCA RATON, Fla. — There isn't much debate at the resort where NFL power brokers are meeting this week about the spirit of a proposed...

Usa Today, 20:58 in Sport
 

Brooklyn woman indicted on charges of drowning her baby daughter by leaving her in bathtub

A Brooklyn grand jury indicted an abusive mom for leaving her baby daughter in a container filled with water, causing her to drown. Lin Li, 24, is facing 25 years to life in prison for murder, manslaughter and other charges. Two-year-old Melody Zheng...

 

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