News archive from 31 July 2015

Sanders increases campaign's focus on racial justice reform

Sanders increases campaign's focus on racial justice reform

WASHINGTON — African-American leaders say they want to hear more about racial justice from presidential candidates, and Sen. Bernie Sanders has responded with an earful. The Vermont independent has become increasingly vocal and specific about the need...

 
Katy Perry doesn't get her convent - yet

Katy Perry doesn't get her convent - yet

LOS ANGELES — Katy Perry's dream to move into a hilltop Catholic convent near Hollywood is still just a dream, after an initial court ruling Thursday put L.A.'s latest juicy real-estate dispute in limbo. And it's all because the local archbishop and a...

 
Google fights France on extending 'right to be forgotten'

Google fights France on extending 'right to be forgotten'

Google is in the midst of a legal standoff with a France data protection authority about how far abroad Europe's "right to be forgotten" policy should extends. The European Court of Justice ruled last year that, under the "right to be...

 
Spirit jet wheel ignites on landing in Dallas; no injuries

Spirit jet wheel ignites on landing in Dallas; no injuries

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - No injuries were reported after a landing gear on a Spirit Airlines jet caught fire while landing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The fire was the second incident to involve a flight arriving at the Dallas-Fort...

 
Sources: 911 call not dispatched prior to woman’s slaying

Sources: 911 call not dispatched prior to woman’s slaying

Could Tamara Wilson-Seidle's life have been saved with quicker communication during a 911 call? ASBURY PARK, N.J. — An emergency 911 call warning that a woman’s life was in danger was never radioed to police minutes before she was shot to death by her...

 
Comet probe finds key ingredients for life

Comet probe finds key ingredients for life

The comet probe Philae detected several elements essential to life during its historic, bouncing landing in November, scientists announced Thursday. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko contains at least 16 organic compounds, four of which had never before...

 

Police shootings spur FDLE to seek more investigators

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement wants more investigators to handle an increase in shooting incidents involving officers at other police agencies across the state. The department next week will present Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet an...

 
Obama urges backers to lobby Congress for Iran deal

Obama urges backers to lobby Congress for Iran deal

President Obama sought Thursday to build political support beyond Washington for the Iran nuclear agreement, urging thousands of supporters from across the country to push Congress to support the deal. "You guys have to get more active and loud...

 
Internet providers call FCC's Net rules unlawful in court filing

Internet providers call FCC's Net rules unlawful in court filing

The Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality rules amount to a "power grab," Internet service providers charge in a court filing Thursday. USTelecom, AT&T, Centurylink, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association,...

 
Woman with Tourette's sues Walmart after being banned for outbursts

Woman with Tourette's sues Walmart after being banned for outbursts

MELBOURNE, Fla. — A Brevard County woman with Tourette’s syndrome and her husband are suing Walmart seeking $2.2 million in damages because she was barred from the store in Palm Bay. Tourette’s syndrome is a disorder characterized by involuntary...

 
Cobra caught inside Houston downtown high-rise

Cobra caught inside Houston downtown high-rise

Cobra caught inside luxury downtown high-rise HOUSTON — It's the last thing you want to see when coming home from a long day at work. A cobra was spotted wandering the halls of the Rice lofts Saturday night in downtown Houston. "It was sort of...

 

Coast Guard continues search for overdue paddle boarder

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it's continuing to search for a paddle boarder who is overdue for arrival in South Carolina. The paddle board was located Saturday east of Normandy Beach, Florida. The statement said Coast Guard...

 
Calif. cut water use 27% during June scorcher

Calif. cut water use 27% during June scorcher

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Score one for conservation. Californians cut their water use 27.3% in June, beating Gov. Jerry Brown's mandatory 25% target in the first month it took effect. Officials called the statewide savings the latest sign Californians...

 

Father of injured boy pulled out of fire hoping for recovery

The father of a 3-year-old boy seriously injured after he was pulled from a fire last month that killed his half-brother is hopeful for a recovery. Two other younger children were rescued by neighbors. On Tuesday, Luiz Cruz, 19, was charged with...

 
Jets DE Sheldon Richardson charged with resisting arrest, traffic violations

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson charged with resisting arrest, traffic violations

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Pro Bowl New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson was charged Thursday with resisting arrest and traffic violations stemming from a high-speed road race in St. Charles County Missouri July 14. "We are aware the...

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