News archive from 24 February 2015

West Coast ports up and running again

West Coast ports up and running again

SAN FRANCISCO – West Coast ports began running at full speed Monday, the first weekday in more than two months operations have been even close to normal because of a labor dispute. Dock workers and port owners agreed on a tentative contract late...

 
U.S. jury finds PA, PLO liable for terror attacks

U.S. jury finds PA, PLO liable for terror attacks

A jury in New York federal court found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority partly liable for six terrorist attacks in Israel and awarded survivors and their families $218.5 million in damages on Monday. The six attacks...

 
Emergency medical call at home of Leonard Nimoy

Emergency medical call at home of Leonard Nimoy

Paramedics responded to a medical call at the home of "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy, who has lung disease, and took one person to an area hospital, fire officials confirm. LAFD spokeswoman Katherine Main said firefighters went to the 800...

 

Valley career school students headed to National Science Bowl

WASILLA -- A team from the Mat-Su Career & Technical High School is headed for the finals of the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., in April. A student team won a qualifying regional competition over the weekend, according to a news...

 

Montana investigating Walker's former Alaska Fish Board appointee

JUNEAU -- A Montana law enforcement official said his state has opened a criminal investigation into Roland Maw, who was appointed by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to the Alaska fish board in January but withdrew his name from consideration last week...

 

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis gets key to Charlotte

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis received a key to the city of Charlotte on Monday night, as the Charlotte City Council recognized him for his leadership on the field and in the community. Davis, 31, was praised for an after-school learning...

 

Mexico plans diplomatic note over purported papal letter

MEXICO CITY Mexico says it will send a note to the Vatican to protest purported comments by Pope Francis worrying about a possible "Mexicanization" of his native Argentina amid rising drug trafficking there. Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio...

 

Tuesday's forecast: Messy winter storm in Southeast

A messy winter storm will pelt the Southeast on Tuesday while bitter cold continues in the northeastern U.S. Southeast: Sleet, snow and freezing rain will fall from Arkansas to North Carolina. Atlanta should see a messy morning commute. Rain is also...

 
UAA's big week of home-snow sking off to good start

UAA's big week of home-snow sking off to good start

The UAA ski team kicked off a week of home-snow competition Monday with a pair of top-10 finishes on the Hillside cross-couintry trails, which despite early morning rain held up to provide a showcase for a two-time NCAA champion skier. Colorado's Rune...

 
Police: Thieves used hidden trap door to steal diesel fuel

Police: Thieves used hidden trap door to steal diesel fuel

Police are trying to find a group of men who used a trap door in a van to steal a large amount of diesel fuel from a gas station in West Charlotte. The theft happened on Jan. 27, at the 7-Eleven gas station at 5115 Old Dowd Road, near...

 

Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams was genuine, funny

The Carolina Panthers had the 27th pick in the 2006 draft, and they were going to invest it in a running back. Obviously, 2006 was a long time ago. But which running back? Some of Carolina's decision makers favored Laurence Maroney of Minnesota. New...

 
Red Sox expose flaws in signing international amateur talent

Red Sox expose flaws in signing international amateur talent

PHOENIX – Seven weeks ago, the Los Angeles Angels spent $8 million on Cuban shortstop Roberto Baldoquin even though, according to baseball's rules governing international players under 23 and with less than five years of pro experience, he would...

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Rescue underway for manatees stuck in storm drain

Rescue underway for manatees stuck in storm drain

Video: Two manatees are rescued SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. — Dozens of people cheered Monday evening as at least two manatees were pulled from a storm drain after a group of the sea cows got stuck, authorities said. As many as 15 of the marine mammals were...

 

South Carolina plays Alabama in key SEC matchup

South Carolina (13-13, 4-10) at Alabama (16-11, 6-8) 7 p.m., Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (SEC) The Gamecocks take on the Crimson Tide for the second time this season with implications for the SEC tournament at stake. … South Carolina...

 
Ex-day care owner charged with sexually abusing 2 girls

Ex-day care owner charged with sexually abusing 2 girls

DOVER, Del. -- A former home day care center owner has been charged with sexually abusing two girls in his care in the late 1990s, Delaware State Police said Monday. The victims, now 22, contacted state police after confiding in each other about their...

 

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