Former New Hampshire prep school student not guilty of rape
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:37:23 -0400
Owen Labrie, 19, was found not guilty of three felony counts of sexually assaulting a fellow student at St. Paul's School in Concord. Labrie closed his eyes and began to sob as the first verdict, finding him guilty of computer-related seduction, was read but regained his composure as the jury forewoman read out the three not guilty verdicts.
Houston sheriff's deputy fatally shot at gas station
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:47:00 -0400
A search was under way for the officer's killer, who was described as a male dressed in a white t-shirt, driving a red truck, the Harris County Sheriff's office said. The deputy was in uniform and filling up his car with gas when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland told reporters. Live video from the scene in northwest Houston, about 20 miles from downtown, showed police tape across the perimeter of the gas station.
Hurricane Ignacio marches across Pacific toward Hawaii
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:53:13 -0400
(Reuters) - Hurricane Ignacio was churning across the Pacific on Friday on a path that could take it past Hawaii in coming days, the National Hurricane Center said. A coastal storm watch could be issued for the Hawaiian islands early on Saturday, the center said. Hawaii officials urged residents to prepare in the event the storm hits the island early next week.
Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:54:10 -0400
HOUSTON (AP) â A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.
Tropical storm losing strength as it nears Florida, 20 dead in Dominica
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:26:08 -0400
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Erika was soaking Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of losing steam as it headed toward south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Twenty people were confirmed dead on the island of Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in an address carried on television and online late Friday. Erika was no longer forecast to make landfall in the United States as a hurricane due to some likely weakening over mountainous areas of Haiti and Cuba.
Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:18:47 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) â A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday.
Kentucky clerk seeks Supreme Court help to deny gay marriage licenses
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:14:38 -0400
A Kentucky county clerk petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday for an emergency order allowing her to continue to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a move coming two days after a federal appeals court rejected her request. In a related move, a federal judge refused to extend a stay of his own ruling requiring the clerk to furnish marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples while she appealed on the grounds that her religious faith overrides her duties as a public servant. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said earlier in August that Kim Davis had to live up to her responsibilities as the Rowland County clerk despite her religious convictions, and he issued a preliminary injunction requiring her to issue marriage licenses.
New Mexico's prosecutor charges state official with embezzlement
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:45:42 -0400
New Mexico's Democratic attorney general filed a 64-count criminal case against Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran on Friday, accusing her of embezzlement, money-laundering, campaign finance violations and other offenses, his office said. A spokesman for Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement his office would provide evidence to support the allegations through a preliminary hearing. Spokesman James Hallinan declined to release further information on Friday.
AccuWeather: Heading into a Heat Wave
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:43:26 -0400
Meteorologist Cecily Tynan says temperatures and humidity levels climb over the weekend.
Fmr. Philadelphia Eagle Irving Fryar: I am not guilty
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:42:07 -0400
Former Pro Bowl wide receiver and Philadelphia Eagle Irving Fryar is trying to clear his name.