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California Made in America show sizzles on day 2
Sun Aug 31, 2014 - 10:22 PM
Police said the Budweiser Made in America concert in Grand Park went off with few problems.By 5 p.m. authorities made five arrests â?? two of them for drug-related felonies â?? and cited more than a dozen others for alcohol-related offenses and other misdemeanors, Lt. Andy Neiman, a police spokesman, said. Eleven people were treated for alcohol-related problems and released, and two others were taken to a hospital for treatment, he added.On Saturday, 29 people were arrested and seven were taken ...
Moroccan man sentenced to 30 years in U.S. bomb plot
Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal.
"The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ...
Crist wins Florida Democratic primary in governor's race
Tue Aug 26, 2014 - 8:02 PM
Republican Governor Rick Scott easily cruised toward victory with more than 87 percent of the vote over two little-known primary opponents. Voter turnout was low - under 17.5 percent - in an election lacking tight races at the top of the tickets to help draw voters. With Scott and Crist virtually tied in polls, the race is shaping up as one of the most expensive gubernatorial contests, with both parties seeking a major bully pulpit going into the 2016 presidential elections in the nation's ...
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Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher picked for Ryder Cup
Tue Sep 2, 2014 - 6:04 AM
Donald has been on the winning side in each of his four Ryder Cup appearances but has struggled for form this year after making changes to his swing."He wasn't expecting it â?? he was very disappointed," McGinley said after announcing his picks at European Tour headquarters at Wentworth.Gallacher will be one of three rookies in the 12-man European team that will face the United States at Gleneagles, Scotland, from Sept. 26-28, along with Victor Dubuisson and Jamie Donaldson.The oth ...
Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths
Tue Sep 2, 2014 - 4:26 AM
Beer, who was 17 in October 2012 when the crash occurred, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and was sentenced last week to 5 years to 15 years in prison.As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry there will be more drivers high on pot and a big increase in traffic deaths. It's not clear, though, whether those concerns are merited. Researchers are divided on the question. A prosecutor blamed the Beer crash on "speed and weed," ...
Phillies' Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter
Mon Sep 1, 2014 - 9:10 PM
Hamels said he did not mind being replaced in the midst of a no-hitter. "I understood coming around the sixth inning that it was going to be a short game (for him)," he said. "It was nice to see what we could do together. It was fun to watch them and create something very special." On a hot afternoon, Hamels threw 108 pitches before Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon each pitched one inning in relief to complete the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season.
Man drops sex abuse lawsuit against 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer
Wed Aug 27, 2014 - 7:32 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 31-year-old man on Wednesday withdrew a high-profile lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was an aspiring teen actor. Michael Egan filed a motion for voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit brought against Singer in April, according to court documents filed in Hawaii. Singer had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, calling the claims a "sick, twisted shakedown." A representative for the director did not i ...
Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims
Tue Sep 2, 2014 - 4:31 AM
AAA Now Waldo is facing a scandal following allegations that the town victimizes motorists in order to turn a profit. Two police chiefs have been suspended, the police department has rebelled and the state is investigating possible wrongdoing.The situation simmered for years until this month, when Police Chief Mike Szabo was suspended on Aug. 12, apparently in response to an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into suspected improprieties in the way officers write tickets. ...
How your NFL team can predict the next president
Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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