News archive from 28 March 2012

Man accused of stabbing at halfway-house

Mesa police arrested a man Monday evening on suspicion of stabbing another man in the back at a halfway house. Officers responded to a Mesa halfway house, at 266 E. Second Ave., after receiving a report of a possible stabbing around 11:30 p.m....

 

Florida redistricting passes House, goes to court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Republican-led Florida Legislature finished its redistricting do-over on Tuesday, sending a revised Senate map back to the state Supreme Court for final action. The justices affirmed the House's initial 120-district map but...

 

Man gets death penalty for fatal shooting

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Florida Panhandle man has been sentenced to death for the premeditated murder of a former co-worker. A Walton County judge sentenced Thomas Ford McCoy on Monday. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in July and demanded...

 

Cyclists warned to steer clear of ND's oil patch

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Touring bicyclists wanting to retrace the path of explorers Lewis and Clark or pedal through the northern tier of the U.S. are being warned to steer clear of northwest North Dakota because of heavy oil traffic.The Adventure...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

Myers Park absences soared after gang talk

Almost 700 students, or one-fourth of the student body, stayed home from Myers Park High on Friday when there was talk of gang threats being relayed by social media, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools numbers released Tuesday. Myers Park is...

 

Cowlishaw: Why Cowboys' opener vs. Giants can only be a good thing

Other teams deliver championships or at least a regular dose of playoff wins in this era. The Cowboys? They deliver TV ratings. For that reason, a Dallas team that has missed the playoffs the last two years finds itself on the NFL's biggest stage...

Dallas News, 17:05 in Sport
 

Murderer commits suicide in Seward prison, officials say

A man who confessed to a 1996 murder he could have gotten away with has killed himself at a Seward prison, corrections officials say. Joshua M. Wagner was serving a 60-year sentence for the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Joseph Gonzalez in Spenard....

 

Recap: NY Mets vs. Atlanta

Port St. Lucie, FL (Sports Network) - Freddie Freeman belted two solo home runs, knocked in three runs and scored three times to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 decision over the New York Mets in spring training action on Tuesday. Michael Bourn added...

 

Bolivia seizes weapons from US vehicle

LA PAZ, Bolivia Bolivia's interior minister says his government has seized three shotguns, a revolver and more than 2,300 rounds of ammunition from a vehicle owned by the U.S. Embassy. The minister claims the weapons were being transported without...

 

2 killed in artillery attack in north Yemen

SANAA, Yemen Yemeni security officials and tribesmen say two civilians were killed during army shelling of an area suspected of being a hideout of armed militia north of the capital, Sanaa. Officials in Yemen's Republican Guards said Tuesday they...

 
Justices signal deep trouble for health care law

Justices signal deep trouble for health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was cast into peril Tuesday as the Supreme Court's conservative justices sharply and repeatedly questioned its core requirement that virtually every American carry insurance....

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Bolivia seizes weapons from US vehicle

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's interior minister says his government has seized three shotguns, a revolver and more than 2,300 rounds of ammunition from a vehicle owned by the U.S. Embassy.The minister claims the weapons were being transported...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

Lakers Coach Mike Brown has no regrets about benching Kobe Bryant

Lakers fans weren't the only ones wondering why Coach Mike Brown subbed in Metta World Peace for his best player with his team trailing by 14 points late in a game. "My son asked me that, too," Brown said Tuesday. Also It's not easy to...

 

Ex-Lions QB Drew Stanton ready to make another new start with Colts

Indianapolis - Quarterback Drew Stanton is closing the book on New York.Four days after his brief, twisted odyssey with the Jets ended in a trade to the Colts, Stanton told Indianapolis reporters he was looking forward to working with new offensive...

 

Detroit council approves borrowing $137M

Detroit- The City Council voted this afternoon to approve a request by city administrators to borrow $137 million in bonds to help the city through its short-term cash crunch.The council voted 6-3 to approve the bond transaction. City officials...

 

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