National News

August 20, 2014 - 3:07pm
1 week 3 days ago

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.

Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal.

"Colder is just almost too familiar a term," Editor Janice Stillman said. "...

August 20, 2014 - 3:05pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported Wednesday. A drug that targets Ebola in the same way is under development, and the study raises questions about how late after infection treatments might work.

The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa has interest surging in the creation of the first drugs and vaccines for the hemorrhagic fever — but a separate report...

August 20, 2014 - 3:02pm
1 week 3 days ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory contractor has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for conspiring with her physicist husband to sell nuclear secrets.

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced the sentencing of 71-year-old Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, who pleaded guilty to charges accusing the couple of plotting to communicate classified nuclear weapons data to an undercover agent who they thought was a Venezuelan government...

August 20, 2014 - 3:02pm
1 week 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who lived nearly three decades in the woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.

Christopher Knight, who survived brutal winters in the Maine woods by stealing food from homes and camps, could graduate from a special court program as early as this fall, Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney said.

After serving about seven months in jail, Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit, was admitted...

August 20, 2014 - 2:54pm
1 week 3 days ago

LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought.

Television channels pay a lot for rights to cover games, and they don't want to lose audiences to computers or mobile apps. As a result, fans who pay $20 or more a...

August 20, 2014 - 2:51pm
1 week 3 days ago

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southern New Mexico say a 13-year-old middle school student who was critically injured by lighting during football practice is breathing on his own.

Las Cruces Public Schools spokeswoman Jo Galvan says Hunter Keffer's mother reported on his condition Tuesday night.

Additionally, she says two other students injured Tuesday evening also were transferred to El Paso after first being taken to a local hospital. She...

August 20, 2014 - 2:50pm
1 week 3 days ago

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — A bighorn sheep is back in the hills of Riverside County after being rescued from a golf-course canal in the desert near Palm Springs.

Animal control officials said this week that algae or moss made the concrete canal too slick for the normally sure-footed sheep to escape.

An officer managed to hook a line around one of the sheep's horns and pull the animal to safety at the PGA West Country Club in La Quinta....

August 20, 2014 - 2:48pm
1 week 3 days ago

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former school teacher charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser told police he had considered guarding the often-burglarized duplex in the past but was concerned he might shoot a child, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

The statement came at a hearing for Wayne Burgarello, 73, whose bail was reduced from $2 million to $150,000 after a judge found that his failing health and lifelong ties to the community made it unlikely Burgarello would...

August 20, 2014 - 2:45pm
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.

In an interview this week, Bob Bowman said he is optimistic that a deal could be reached soon with various cable operators, channels and ballclubs. The catch is that even with an MLB.TV subscription, which starts at $20 a month, fans will also need a cable or satellite TV subscription to view...

August 20, 2014 - 2:44pm
1 week 3 days ago

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election.

Retired Chancellor Hollis McGehee held a status conference Wednesday in Laurel, Mississippi.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel filed a lawsuit last week demanding that a judge declare him the Republican nominee or order a new runoff between him and...

For the best experience, use one of the following browsers:      Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Apple Safari
Follow Us:  WHIZ-TV      Z92 Morning Rush      AM1240      @WHIZnewscom      @WHIZweather      @Z92MorningRush
Share: