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Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 04:26 PM

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge for free along Interstate 80, a newspaper says.

Tesla officials previously announced plans to build a station near Truckee, California, about 30 miles southwest of Reno but hasn't confirmed an exact location or opening date.


Self-help author convicted in deaths hosts seminar

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 04:14 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A self-help author who spent nearly two years in prison for the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony is hosting several seminars in the state.

James Arthur Ray is leading discussions on how to deal with personal crisis in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale for two days beginning Saturday. His website says ticket holders can speak with Ray about challenges they face in their lives.


Woman dies after parade float, car collide

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 04:11 PM

LAPEER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died and several others have been injured after a modified float carrying people to a parade collided with a car about 60 miles northwest of Detroit.

WJRT-TV and The Flint Journal report an older woman driving the car died at the scene Saturday morning after she turned in front of the float on a road in Lapeer County's Lapeer Township. Her identity hasn't been released.


NASA: Former astronaut Nagel dies after illness

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 04:04 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67.

NASA said in a news release that Nagel died Thursday. Longtime friend Ed Reinholtz said Nagel died of cancer in Columbia, Missouri.

Nagel was a test pilot for the Air Force before becoming an astronaut in 1979.


2 LDS missionaries die in Taiwan; 1 dies in US

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 03:35 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Mormon missionaries serving in Taiwan and another in Oklahoma have died.

The Mormon church in a Saturday statement to The Associated Press said 19-year-old Connor Benjamin Thredgold of Springville, Utah, and 24-year-old Yu Peng Xiong of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, were found dead Saturday in an apartment they shared in Taiwan.

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said authorities do not suspect foul play, but they haven't determined a cause of death.


Man fatally shot backstage at California concert

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 03:25 PM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Police say a 38-year-old man has died after being shot multiple times during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley music venue.

Mountain View police spokeswoman Shino Tanaka said the shooting happened backstage at Shoreline Amphitheatre, where Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa performed Friday night. The unidentified victim died at a local hospital Saturday.


Woman tackles man fleeing police, then taunts him

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 03:19 PM

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A 40-year-old woman tackled a 20-year-old man fleeing from police in Washington state, then taunted him about being taken down by a grandmother.

Richland police Capt. Mike Cobb tells the Tri-City Herald (http://bit.ly/1v9iSh9 ) that Becky Powell was driving by Wednesday when she saw the man run from officers. She told her husband to speed ahead of the fleeing man, and got out to confront him.

Powell says the man tried to stiff-arm her, but she felled him, pulling down his shorts in the process.


Reports: Officers ignored man's breathing problems

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 03:15 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police officers in Los Angeles ignored pleas for help and complaints by a man who said he couldn't breathe and later died in custody, reports show.

Two reports released in the past week indicate that officers didn't take Jorge Azucena seriously and one sergeant told him: "You can talk, so you can breathe," the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1pTC8fe ) reported Friday.


Wanted rapper, reality TV star lashes out at NYPD

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 03:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A rapper and reality television star is lashing out at police who say he's wanted for roughing up his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cellphone.

Joe Budden directed his ire at the New York Police Department via Twitter on Saturday after it sent out his picture and asked the public for help tracking him down.

In one expletive-punctuated tweet, the 33-year-old city native says he's going to sue. In another, he tells the NYPD's account to alert the "Man hunt" that he'll be at an Astoria strip club Saturday night.


Airstrike topples Gaza apartment building

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 03:01 PM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft have fired missiles at an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City, collapsing the 12-story building.

Palestinian officials say at least 22 people were hurt, including 11 children.

The Israeli military says the airstrike targeted a Hamas operations room in the building, but did not explain why the entire tower with 48 apartments was leveled.


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