News archive from 22 May 2014

Mexico authorities rescue 35 kidnapping victims

MEXICO CITY Federal authorities in Mexico say they have rescued 35 people who had been kidnapped for ransom in the southern state of Guerrero. The Attorney General's Office says in a Wednesday that federal investigators aided by marines also arrested...

 
Oregon counties ban genetically modified crops

Oregon counties ban genetically modified crops

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Residents of southern Oregon's agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread attention. Companies that genetically engineer...

 

Fla. police name suspect in death of girl, 9

TAMPA, Fla. -- Police in Florida have identified a suspect in the death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found floating in Tampa Bay. Temple Terrace Police Chief Ken Albano identified the suspect Wednesday as 35-year-old Granville Ashanti Ritchie,...

 

Mexico authorities rescue 35 kidnapping victims

MEXICO CITY -- Federal authorities in Mexico say they have rescued 35 people who had been kidnapped for ransom in the southern state of Guerrero. The Attorney General's Office says in a Wednesday that federal investigators aided by marines also...

 

US firms extend $2 billion oil loan to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA has secured a $2 billion credit line from several energy service companies, including U.S.-based Halliburton and Schlumberger. The deal allows the foreign companies to increase contract work for...

 

Ky. ag officials upbeat about gaining hemp seeds

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Attorneys for the Kentucky Agriculture Department and federal government resumed discussions with a judge on Wednesday to try to resolve a standoff over hemp seeds from Italy that customs officials have blocked from reaching fields...

 

US firms extend $2 billion oil loan to Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA has secured a $2 billion credit line from several energy service companies, including U.S.-based Halliburton and Schlumberger. The deal allows the foreign companies to increase contract work...

 
Flights resume in Denver after tornado, hail

Flights resume in Denver after tornado, hail

DENVER -- Flights are resuming at Denver International Airport after severe thunderstorms and a tornado warning forced planes to stay on the ground. Delays of about an hour and a half were reported Wednesday afternoon after a series of severe storms...

 

Kuwait to host Under-19 football worlds

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kuwait City will host the Under-19 World Championships for football, with the United States among eight nations entered. Also competing from July 7-16 will be national teams from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait and...

 

Former CEO of Frisco-based insurance company sentenced to federal prison

The former CEO and owner of a Frisco-based company that provided insurance to Virginia Tech students was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison. John Paul Gutschlag Sr., 74, of Aubrey had owned and operated GM-Southwest Inc., which was...

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10 Symetra Classic storylines

Ten storylines at this week's Symetra Classic, which begins Thursday and runs through Saturday at Raintree Country Club: 1. Cheyenne Woods: The niece of PGA Tour superstar Tiger Woods (and Wake Forest graduate) won her first major pro tournament in...

 

UN may go lightly on Cuban weapons to North Korea

Chinese and U.S. diplomats at the United Nations may turn a Cuban shipment of weapons to North Korea last year into a sort of “teaching moment” on violations of the U.N. arms embargo on Pyongyang, according to a U.N....

 

FIU baseball team routed by Rice in Conference USA tournament

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The middle of the Rice batting order wore out Florida International as the Owls thrashed the Panthers 9-2 in the first round of the Conference USA baseball tournament Wednesday. And the Owls' heavy hitters did it with runners on...

 

Halifax Media to buy Worcester Telegram & Gazette

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Halifax Media Group has agreed to buy the Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Boston Globe and Boston Red Sox owner John Henry for undisclosed terms. The companies announced the sale Wednesday. Henry had said he would sell the...

 

Nest recalling 440K smoke alarms for safety risk

NEW YORK -- Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke alarms that could prevent them from sounding immediately. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that the...

 

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