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“It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.”
-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

The Best of Times?


By many reckonings, it appears to be the best of times in America: We enjoy a robust economy, reinforced by continually advancing technologies. At least one computer in every home, and a personal telephone on almost everyone’s belt. People are buying their 3rd and 4th cars. Our military is the most feared throughout the world. Indeed, in many ways, it seems like the best of times.

 

 

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Study: Some ants have more taste for human food than others

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎02:46:59 PMGo to full article
In this March 17, 2015 photo provided by YourWildlife.org, ants devour a piece of junk food in Durham, N.C. A study by researchers from North Carolina State University says the most common species of ant on New York City pavements, the Tetramorium Species E, has a taste for human food, more than other ant species that are found primarily in parks and other green spaces. (AP Photo/YourWildLife.org, Lauren Nichols)NEW YORK (AP) — It's not just people who love the food in New York City. So do certain ants.
 
 

Durst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎02:46:59 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 17, 2015, file photo, millionaire Robert Durst is escorted from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in New Orleans. Durst returns to court Thursday, April 2, 2015, where his attorneys plan to argue that the FBI searched his room illegally and police covered this up in statements used to get an arrest warrant on Louisiana weapons charges. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Millionaire real-estate heir Robert Durst returns to court Thursday, where his attorneys planned to argue that the FBI searched his room illegally and police covered this up in statements used to get an arrest warrant on Louisiana weapons charges.
 
 

Labor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎02:44:46 PMGo to full article
FILE- This May 2, 2012, file photo shows a sign advertising job openings outside a McDonalds restaurant in Chesterland, Ohio. McDonald's on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 said it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.
 
 

1 killed, 11 injured in fast-moving Los Angeles hotel fire

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎02:40:35 PMGo to full article
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say several people jumped from the second story of a burning Los Angeles hotel to escape fast-moving flames that killed one person and left 11 others injured.
 

10 Things to Know for Today

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎02:32:57 PMGo to full article
Kenyan police officers take cover outside the Garissa University College during an attack by gunmen in Garissa, Kenya, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Gunmen attacked the university early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels. Police and military surrounded the buildings and were trying to secure the area in eastern Kenya, police officer Musa Yego said. (AP Photo)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
 
 

Funeral held for brothers in Florida mobile home shooting

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎02:27:41 PMGo to full article
PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Kevin and Brady Pimentel would have celebrated their birthdays over the coming days. Instead, their family held a joint funeral for the young brothers as authorities continue to investigate their deaths.
 

18th century ship found in NYC heading to upstate museum

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎02:14:56 PMGo to full article
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The remnants of a late 18th century sailing ship unearthed five years ago at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan are getting a permanent berth in upstate New York.
 

Fire forces residents from Upper Darby home

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎02:12:03 PMGo to full article
Fire forces residents from Upper Darby homeA fire forced residents from their Upper Darby, Pennsylvania home early Thursday morning.
 
 

Drought: California taking sweeping steps to conserve water

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎02:07:16 PMGo to full article
Gov. Jerry Brown, center, talks Mark Cowin, left, Director of the California Department of Water Resources and Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the DWR, on a snow barren meadow where the snow survey is held near Echo Summit, Calif., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Gehrke said this was the first time since he has been conducting the survey that he found no snow at this location at this time of the year. Brown and Cowin attended this snow survey to see the conditions for themselves and later Brown announced that he signed an executive order requiring the state water board to implement measures in cities and towns to cut water usage by 25 percent compared with 2013 levels. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Gary Whitlock watched water run down to the sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned if California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous ones in the drought-stricken state.
 
 

Former Atlanta educators jailed in test cheating scandal

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎02:00:37 PMGo to full article
Former Deerwood Academy assistant principal Tabeeka Jordan, center, is led to a holding cell after a jury found her guilty in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Atlanta. Jordan and 10 other former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention were convicted Wednesday of racketeering charges. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson, Pool)ATLANTA (AP) — A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in Fulton County jails Thursday as they await sentences that could send them to prison for years.
 
 

2 brothers give posthumous $11M gift to college alma mater

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎01:59:43 PMGo to full article
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Two brothers from western Massachusetts who graduated from the same upstate New York college have posthumously donated $11 million dollars to their alma mater.
 

Car carrier fire slows traffic on I-95

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎01:57:45 PMGo to full article
Car carrier fire slows traffic on I-95A fire on a car carrier truck slowed traffic Thursday morning on I-95 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County.
 
 

Police haven't said why SUV left road, killing 2 in shed

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎01:31:53 PMGo to full article
Family members comfort each other as they gather at the scene where Ivan Carlos and Brenda Aviliz were killed early Wednesday, April 1, 2015, when an SUV veered from US 41 and struck their mobile home in Lone Oak Park, in Palmetto, Fla., in killing the couple and their unborn baby. Christian Carlos, brother of Ivan, says the couple slept on a mattress inside the shed, which was attached to the carport. One wall of the small room is all that remains in the background. (AP Photo/The Bradenton Herald, Grant Jefferies) SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE OUT; TAMPA TRIBUNE OUTPALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — As authorities on Florida's Gulf coast investigate the horrific fatal crash of careening SUV into a shed where two people were sleeping, they have yet to say what caused the driver to veer off the road.
 
 

Mom of kids found in freezer faces hearing on murder charges

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎01:18:41 PMGo to full article
DETROIT (AP) — A 35-year-old Detroit mother faces arraignment in the slayings of two of her children whose bodies were found in a deep freezer.
 

What Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎01:16:33 PMGo to full article
Sen. John Cooper, R-Jonesboro, left, talks with Sen. Jim Hendren, R-Gravette, before a late meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious-objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that — wedding-related businesses.
 
 

McDonald's raising average worker wage to about $10 an hour

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎01:12:48 PMGo to full article
A McDonald's restaurant is seen in Los AngelesMcDonald's Corp plans to raise the average pay of about 90,000 U.S. workers to around $10 an hour, but the increase will not benefit workers at the vast majority of the restaurants, because they are operated by franchisees, who make their own wage decisions. Workers groups said the move by McDonald's, which is also adding benefits such as paid vacations, fell short of their goals. McDonald's, which announced the increases on Wednesday, has been fighting weak traffic and slumping sales in the United States. Starting wages at the restaurants will move to $1 above the locally mandated minimum wage.
 
 

Flames damage house in Wissinoming

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎01:07:26 PMGo to full article
Flames damage house in WissinomingFire crews battled a house fire in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia early Thursday morning.
 
 

Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎01:05:38 PMGo to full article
Kristen Hooper, center, and Robert Loyd, right, hold a sign on the steps of the Arkansas state Capitol thanking Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson for calling for changes to a religious objection measure in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The measure faced a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have called the proposals anti-gay.
 
 

Wal-Mart support of gay rights turns on business

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎01:05:20 PMGo to full article
A Wal-Mart Stores Inc company distribution center in BentonvilleThe chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores has emerged as an unlikely voice for gay rights after the Arkansas state governor heeded his call on Wednesday to reject a much-criticized bill. For years it has resisted calls by labor groups to pay a "living wage" and its move in February to increase pay to at least $9 an hour was viewed by many analysts as driven by competition for workers in a tight labor market as much as social concerns.
 
 

Robert Durst due in court in New Orleans on gun charges

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎01:01:42 PMGo to full article
Murder suspect Robert Durst is seen with a newly shaved head as he sits in a hearing, in this court sketch in New OrleansBy Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Robert Durst, the real estate scion awaiting extradition to California to face a murder charge, is due in a New Orleans courtroom on Thursday on weapons charges his attorneys are expected to say stem from an improper search. Durst, recently featured in the HBO documentary "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," has sought to speed his extradition to California, where he has been charged with the 2000 murder of longtime friend Susan Berman and could face the death penalty. His lawyers argue that his arrest and the initial search of his hotel room last month without a warrant in New Orleans were improper, and that investigators wrongly interviewed him without counsel present. The HBO documentary showed Durst being presented with evidence his handwriting appeared to match that of Berman's likely killer.
 
 

Philly airport workers strike, protest wages and benefits

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎12:55:16 PMGo to full article
Airport workers on strike picket Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Baggage handlers, airplane cleaners and other non-union workers at Philadelphia's airport have called a strike to protest what they say are low wages and unfair labor practices. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baggage handlers, airplane cleaners and other non-union workers at Philadelphia's airport have called a strike to protest what they say are low wages and unfair labor practices.
 
 

University president: 'Hateful' email didn't violate policy

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎12:54:05 PMGo to full article
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland's president says a student's racist and sexist email to fraternity brothers was "hateful and reprehensible," but it's protected by the First Amendment and doesn't violate school policies.
 

Workers stage protest at Philadelphia International Airport

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎12:52:35 PMGo to full article
Workers stage protest at Philadelphia International AirportA group of non-union workers staged a protest Thursday morning at Philadelphia International Airport.
 
 

Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎12:50:48 PMGo to full article
Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion billsLawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have called the proposals anti-gay.
 
 

Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎12:40:52 PMGo to full article
Gunmen attack university in eastern KenyaAl-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said.
 
 

ATF to hold test burns on Christmas trees after mansion fire

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎12:35:38 PMGo to full article
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Fire investigators in Maryland are scheduled to hold controlled burns of Christmas trees as part of a continuing investigation into a mansion fire that killed six people near Annapolis.
 

Boston Marathon opens new 'front door' on Boylston Street

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎12:21:11 PMGo to full article
Joe Clifford, of Braintree, Mass., paints the ceiling of RunBase near the 26-mile mark of the Boston Marathon, in Boston on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. RunBase is just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, and even nearer to the spot where the second bomb exploded during the 2013 race, and will feature a combination clubhouse, interactive museum and retail store that for the first time gives visitors a year-round, public presence of the race experience. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — A few blocks from the finish line and even closer to the spot where the second bomb exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers are building a combination clubhouse, interactive museum and retail store that, for the first time, gives them a year-round, public presence.
 
 

Small earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay Area

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎11:59:31 AMGo to full article
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A small earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area early Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of any problems.
 

AccuWeather: Finally Above Average Temps

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎11:43:47 AMGo to full article
AccuWeather: Finally Above Average TempsMeteorologist Karen Rogers tracks mild temperatures and rain moving in tomorrow.
 
 

Patient evaluated for Ebola at Colorado hospital after seeing symptoms

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎11:31:27 AMGo to full article
(Reuters) - A patient was being evaluated for Ebola in isolation at a Colorado hospital on Thursday after experiencing symptoms of the disease, health officials said. The patient, who was not identified and was considered low-risk, had recently traveled to an Ebola-affected country and was taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies some 50 miles (80 km) north of Denver on Wednesday evening after falling ill, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a statement. At least 10 people are known to have been treated for Ebola in the United States - four of them diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil - during a West African epidemic that has killed more than 10,000 people, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, over the last year.
 

Police: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎11:23:02 AMGo to full article
Gunmen attack university in eastern KenyaGunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in dormitories and killing at least two people and wounding 29 others, police said. The attack bore the hallmarks of a Somali Islamic extremist group.
 
 

Man falls off SEPTA platform in Montco

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎11:21:53 AMGo to full article
Man falls off SEPTA platform in MontcoA man was flown to the hospital after falling off a SEPTA platform and getting pinned by a train in North Wales, Pennsylvania late Wednesday night.
 
 

AccuWeather: April Warmth On the Way

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎11:16:47 AMGo to full article
AccuWeather: Finally Above Average TempsMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking mild temperatures and rain moving in late week.
 
 

Duke University investigates noose found hanging on campus

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎10:56:43 AMGo to full article
Duke students from left, Michaela Stith, Ashley Croker-Benn and Jasmine Roddey rally during a university-wide forum outside the Duke Chapel on campus Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Durham, N.C. Duke officials said Wednesday that they are trying to find out who hung a noose outside a building that houses several offices, including those focused on diversity. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Travis Long) MANDATORY CREDITDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung a rope noose from a tree, what the president of the elite Southern school described Wednesday as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents.
 
 

Police haven't said why SUV left road, killing 2 in shed

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎10:01:42 AMGo to full article
Family members comfort each other as they gather at the scene where Ivan Carlos and Brenda Aviliz were killed early Wednesday, April 1, 2015, when an SUV veered from US 41 and struck their mobile home in Lone Oak Park, in Palmetto, Fla., in killing the couple and their unborn baby. Christian Carlos, brother of Ivan, says the couple slept on a mattress inside the shed, which was attached to the carport. One wall of the small room is all that remains in the background. (AP Photo/The Bradenton Herald, Grant Jefferies) SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE OUT; TAMPA TRIBUNE OUTPALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — As authorities on Florida's Gulf coast investigate the horrific fatal crash of careening SUV into a shed where two people were sleeping, they have yet to say what caused the driver to veer off the road.
 
 

Apparent murder-suicide leaves four dead in Oklahoma

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎09:46:48 AMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Police discovered four bodies of a family, including two young boys, inside a home in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, officials said. Tulsa Police Captain Matt McCord told reporters that officers went to the home after receiving a call from the employer of the man in the household, requesting they check up on the house. Police found the bodies, all shot and killed, presumably by the father given the proximity of the gun to his body, McCord told reporters in a video published online by the Tulsa World newspaper.
 

Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎09:36:01 AMGo to full article
A police officer creates a perimeter outside a home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Police say a man was found dead at the home of Andrew Getty, heir to Getty oil fortune. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.
 
 

Colorado theater shooting case costs $2.2M before trial

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎09:34:48 AMGo to full article
FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Aurora, Colo., theater shooting defendant James Holmes appears in court in Centennial, Colo. Taxpayer costs for the Colorado theater shooting case have risen to at least $2.2 million before the trial has even started. That figure doesn't include legal costs for the defendant. The Holmes trial is expected to start April 27. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, file)DENVER (AP) — Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
 
 

'Miracle dog' survives being hit by car, clubbed, abandoned

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎09:31:41 AMGo to full article
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Ryann Simmons sits with the dog his girlfriend is fostering at their home in Moses Lake, Wash. The dog, Theia, survived being run over, beaten with a hammer and buried, and now needs surgery. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The stray dog was hit by a car, clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch in Washington state. Days later, the 1-year-old bully breed mix showed up sickly and covered in dirt at a nearby farm.
 
 

Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎09:20:32 AMGo to full article
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of Western-state governors has released a report on voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act.
 

Key provisions of California's new water cuts

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎09:17:10 AMGo to full article
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first mandatory, statewide water cutbacks by cities and towns as the state's nearly 40 million people head into a fourth summer of severe drought.
 

School threats by text, phone apps frustrate schools, police

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎09:17:01 AMGo to full article
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, students pass by Seven Lakes High School after being evacuated and released from school for the day after a bomb squad was called to the school after a potentially explosive device was found. Threats against schools don’t just come written on bathroom walls these days. Spread using smart phone apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and a response by police swat teams or other authorities to what in the vast majority of cases turns out to be a hoax. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days. Spread using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police or other authorities.
 
 

Things to know about California's drought and water cuts

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎09:16:17 AMGo to full article
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order on Wednesday for mandatory water conservation in cities and towns statewide means people inside and outside California will start feeling more of the pain of the state's four-year severe drought.
 

Quotations in the News

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎09:02:09 AMGo to full article
"I am not going anywhere. I'm angry and ready to fight because today contradicts my public service and my entire life." — Sen. Bob Menendez after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a friend in exchange for political favors.
 

Businesses, performers boycott Indiana because of new law

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎08:47:22 AMGo to full article
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Lawmakers are working to clarify the bill's intent, but many aren't waiting to see the results.
 

The latest developments on religious objections laws

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎08:45:32 AMGo to full article
Tippi McCulloch, center, surrounded by opponents of a religious objection measure passed by the Arkansas House the day before, speaks outside the governor's office, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law.
 
 

Future of pumpkin festival in New Hampshire council's hands

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎08:29:24 AMGo to full article
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The fate of the Keene Pumpkin Festival rests with the City Council, which could vote against holding the annual fall tradition that was overshadowed by violent disturbances nearby last year.
 

Fervor over Portland airport carpet generates a second life

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎08:27:27 AMGo to full article
TSA officers Andrea Green, left, and Edmund Gray stand beside a piece of dressed up old carpet from the terminal at Portland International Airport during a press conference in Portland Ore., March 20, 2015. After enduring three decades of luggage wheels and travel-worn passengers, the teal-color carpet is being replaced and as word spread that the carpet was going to be torn up it became an online and marketing superstar. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Michael Lloyd)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Visitors and Oregon locals lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity — a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet.
 
 

Antiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎08:25:55 AMGo to full article
Marc Thomas, chief preparator at the Honolulu Museum of Art, holds one of seven stolen artifacts that were on display in the museum’s collection, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Honolulu. An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art, which handed over the rare artifacts that it acquired without museum officials realizing they were ill-gotten items. Agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are taking the items back to New York and from there, eventually returning them to the government of India. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)HONOLULU (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.
 
 

Prosecution expected to rest in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎08:12:16 AMGo to full article
Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies during his murder trial, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The prosecution is expected to rest in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez after spending more than two months presenting a case against him.
 
 

Prosecutors seek congressional probe of supplement industry

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎08:05:21 AMGo to full article
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group of 14 attorneys general has asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.
 

California governor orders mandatory water restrictions

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎07:33:58 AMGo to full article
ECHO LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.
 

New Jersey Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption charges

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎07:24:05 AMGo to full article
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Newark, N.J. Menendez, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was indicted on corruption charges, accused of using his office to improperly benefit an eye doctor and political donor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A defiant New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.
 
 

NYPD detective reassigned after taped tirade against Uber driver

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎07:23:20 AMGo to full article
(Reuters) - A New York police detective was transferred from the department's elite Joint Terrorism Task Force on Wednesday after a video showing him screaming at an Uber driver over an alleged traffic violation went viral online, police said. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said in a statement the detective, whom he did not identify, was placed on modified assignment and transferred following an internal investigation. The officer, named by the New York Times as Patrick Cherry, can be seen in the video of the Monday incident unleashing an expletive-laden tirade against the driver over alleged vehicle and parking violations. You're not important enough." The three-and-a-half minute video appeared to have been captured by a passenger in the car, who commiserated with the driver when the officer had stepped away.
 

Bats in president's attic generate flap in Ohio college town

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎07:05:42 AMGo to full article
In this Tuesday March 31, 2015 photo, Ohio University senior Ryant Taylor fires up the crowd gathered in front of the president’s former residence during a campus rally to protest the university moving President Roderick McDavis to a home off campus. McDavis and his wife relocated last month because of a bat infestation at the century-old house on campus. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The grand old president's house at the center of Ohio University's campus had plenty of maintenance issues, but the bats flapping in the attic have become a symbol of what some say are misguided priorities and wasteful spending.
 
 

AP Exclusive: Airbnb to Cuba in major US business expansion

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎06:43:57 AMGo to full article
A home owner sits in his living room at his home with rooms for rent in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The wildly popular online home-sharing service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year.
 
 

Woman walking inside fence at San Jose airport is 5th breach

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎06:30:03 AMGo to full article
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A woman walking on the airfield at a Silicon Valley airport probably jumped a fence, said authorities, who are now investigating their fifth security breach there in less than a year.
 

The latest developments on religious objections laws

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎06:25:20 AMGo to full article
Tippi McCulloch, center, surrounded by opponents of a religious objection measure passed by the Arkansas House the day before, speaks outside the governor's office, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law.
 
 

Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's request

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎06:23:54 AMGo to full article
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, right, answers reporters' questions as Sen. Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, lisens at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to the state's religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.
 
 

Chowchilla school bus kidnapper wins release from prison

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎06:19:58 AMGo to full article
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One of three men who kidnapped 26 children and their school bus driver in Chowchilla, California, nearly 40 years ago was granted parole Wednesday in San Luis Obispo.
 

Funeral set, vigil held for slain Darby Borough police officer

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎05:55:08 AMGo to full article
Funeral set, vigil held for slain Darby Borough police officerFuneral arrangements are set and a vigil was also held Wednesday night for the Darby Borough police officer who was killed allegedly at the hands of his girlfriend.
 
 

Firefighters speak out after Elkins Park hostage standoff

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎05:53:11 AMGo to full article
Firefighters speak out after Elkins Park hostage standoffOn Tuesday it was the scene of what could have been a horrible tragedy. On Wednesday we got a look inside the firehouse where a man took his former co-workers hostage in Montgomery County.
 
 

Missing Pittsgrove teen found safe in Florida

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎05:44:03 AMGo to full article
Missing Pittsgrove teen found safe in FloridaNew Jersey State Police say a missing Pittsgrove teenager has been found safe in Florida.
 
 

Careless smoking blamed for 4-alarm fire in Trenton

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎05:40:12 AMGo to full article
Careless smoking blamed for 4-alarm fire in TrentonOfficials say they believe careless smoking was to blame for a 4-alarm fire in Trenton that left residents displaced.
 
 

Police: Officers shoot man violently attacking parents

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎05:38:39 AMGo to full article
Police: Officers shoot man violently attacking parentsPolice officers were forced to shoot a man who they say was violently attacking his parents with a knife in an apartment in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.
 
 

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎05:35:21 AMGo to full article
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption chargesSen. Bob Menendez predicted he would be "vindicated" and said "this is not how my career is going to end" in a defiant statement in front of reporters and cheering supporters Wednesday evening.
 
 

Indiana family says their pizzeria won't cater gay weddings

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎05:08:35 AMGo to full article
WALKERTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman whose family owns a small-town pizzeria says the state's new religious objections law supports the restaurant's right to deny service to any same-sex couples who might ask them to cater their wedding.
 

Arizona recycling truck driver saves kitten from the trash

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎04:54:37 AMGo to full article
In this March 30, 2015, photo provided by Rhonda Humbles, an orange tabby kitten sits in a box in Peoria, Ariz. A Peoria recycling truck driver is being credited with saving the kitten from the trash. (AP Photo/Rhonda Humbles)PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A recycling truck driver in suburban Phoenix is being credited with saving a kitten from the trash.
 
 

Arkansas governor seeks fix of religion bill seen as targeting gays

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎04:46:31 AMGo to full article
Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson discusses the findings and recommendations of the National School Shield Program in WashingtonBy Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told lawmakers on Wednesday to revise a bill that rights activists and U.S. businesses said allowed discrimination against gays, and home-state corporate giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc praised his action. The state's Senate took up the challenge late on Wednesday, sending to the House of Representatives legislation that would bring the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into line with federal statutes. Indiana's governor a day earlier said lawmakers should fix a similar RFRA. In a news conference at the Capitol in Little Rock, Hutchinson, who previously said he would sign the bill, said he was sending the act back to the Republican-controlled legislature to be rewritten so it can better balance tolerance for diversity and protections of religious freedom.
 
 

Assistant fire chief in Indiana demoted after tying noose

 
‎02 ‎April ‎2015, ‏‎04:42:58 AMGo to full article
MARION, Ind. (AP) — An assistant fire chief in Indiana has accepted a demotion after tying a rope into a noose in the presence of a black firefighter whose wife belongs to the family of a lynching victim.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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