News archive from 27 May 2016

Roger Goodell letter to NFL owners reaffirms support of NIH concussion study

Roger Goodell letter to NFL owners reaffirms support of NIH concussion study

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter Thursday to all 32 team owners and presidents to “reaffirm” support for the league’s study and research on head injuries in football. The letter, obtained by USA TODAY Sports, reiterates statements Goodell...

Usa Today, 19:01 in Sport
 

Hubbard case: Alabama Medicaid officials opposed language benefitting speaker's client

Alabama Medicaid officials testified today that they strongly opposed language added to the state budget in 2013 that would have uniquely benefited a company that was paying House Speaker Mike Hubbard's Auburn Network under a consulting contract....

 

Hubbard case: Alabama Medicaid officials opposed language benefitting speaker's client

Alabama Medicaid officials testified today that they strongly opposed language added to the state budget in 2013 that would have uniquely benefited a company that was paying House Speaker Mike Hubbard's Auburn Network under a consulting contract....

 

Chile police say 2 churches burned in Mapuche conflict zone

SANTIAGO, Chile –  Police in Chile say two Roman Catholic churches have been burned in a southern region that the Mapuche indigenous group claims as its ancestral territory. The arson attacks on the wooden structures took place late Wednesday. No one...

 

Kidnap suspect pleads guilty in NH case

A New Hampshire man who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl and raped her over her nine months of captivity pleaded guilty this afternoon, according to court officials. Nathaniel Kibby, 35, had a plea hearing scheduled in Belknap County Superior Court in...

 

Man admits kidnapping teen girl, raping her during captivity

LACONIA, N.H.  — A man who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl when she accepted his offer of a ride home from school because her feet were sore, held her in captivity for nine months and raped her repeatedly at his trailer acknowledged his crimes on...

 
Report: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug

Report: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday. The patient — a 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania — has recovered. But health...

Chron, 19:23 in Health
 
More than just a car show

More than just a car show

Dozens of Fords of every kind imaginable, including Comets, Falcons and Cougars, are expected at the ninth annual All Ford Picnic on Saturday at Sandy Lake Amusement Park. As the name implies, the show and swap event is for Fords only, but event...

 
Student leader with leukemia barred from graduation walk

Student leader with leukemia barred from graduation walk

PHOENIX — An Arizona high school is the subject of criticism and debate on social media this week because of a decision not to let the student body president participate in the school's graduation ceremony Thursday night. Stephen Dwyer is a senior at...

 

Trapped group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water

HORSE CAVE, Ky. –  A group of college students trapped for hours by rising water in a Kentucky cave waded through neck-deep water to get out, authorities said Thursday. The 19 people trapped included two police officers who tried to reach them, Hart...

Fox News, 19:31 in Learning
 

Video of testimony in Clinton email lawsuit ordered sealed

Recordings of upcoming testimony by an aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are to be kept under seal over concerns the video might be used against the Democratic presidential front-runner. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled...

Fox News, 19:31 in Politics
 
Apple has flirted with Hollywood before: analysis

Apple has flirted with Hollywood before: analysis

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's dalliance with Hollywood and rumors of a studio play have circulated even before Toy Story hit the big screen in 1995. A report Thursday that Apple considered a bid for Time Warner, owner of Warner Bros., HBO and other media...

 
Hiker dies after 1,000 bees attack at Usery Mountain

Hiker dies after 1,000 bees attack at Usery Mountain

A 23-year-old Louisiana man has died after being attacked by bees Thursday morning as he and a friend were hiking within Usery Mountain Park in Mesa, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. A medical exam determined the man had been stung more than...

 
Milwaukee schools' controversial 'Black Lives Matter' initiative approved

Milwaukee schools' controversial 'Black Lives Matter' initiative approved

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Public Schools budget proposal intended to improve outcomes for minority students and disrupt what many deride as the school-to-prison pipeline drew widespread support this week, despite an internet-fueled effort to discredit...

 
Is Apple's iPhone nagging you to update? Here’s how to stop it

Is Apple's iPhone nagging you to update? Here’s how to stop it

A friend stopped me the other day to ask about a situation with his iPhone 5. The phone keeps bugging him to upgrade to the latest version of the operating system, which he really doesn’t want to do. The phone asks him twice a day if he’s ready to...

 

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