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Guam-bound United plane diverted to Midway atoll

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:49 PM

HONOLULU (AP) — A United Airlines flight from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to the remote island of Midway because of a mechanical issue.

The airline said Friday it flew the 335 passengers and 13 crew members from Flight 201 back to Honolulu. It put Guam-bound passengers on another flight to the U.S. territory.

The Boeing 777 was heading to Guam on Thursday when it was diverted. United says replacement aircraft brought passengers back to Honolulu Friday morning.


Woman in beating video still hospitalized

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 09:45 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer representing the family of a woman who was repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer on video says the woman is still hospitalized but she's no longer under mandatory mental evaluation.

Caree Harper says 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock is being treated for head injuries and emotional trauma from the July 1 confrontation. A trust fund has been set up to help pay for treatment.


'Better Call Saul' supporting cast announced

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 09:42 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michael McKean is joining series star Bob Odenkirk in AMC's "Better Call Saul," the much-awaited prequel to "Breaking Bad," with Jonathan Banks, another star from that wildly popular drama, also set for the new venture.

Best-known from the film "This Is Spinal Tap," McKean will play the brother of Saul Goodman, the character originated in "Breaking Bad" by Odenkirk. Banks will continue in his role as "fixer" Mike Erhmantraut.


FBI: Utah man wanted to bomb police station

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 09:08 PM

TREMONTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities arrested a 47-year-old Utah man Thursday that they say had been plotting to kill police officers and blow up a police station with the hope the attacks would cause an uprising against the government.

FBI agents and police in Tremonton arrested John Huggins on Thursday on a charge of possessing an unregistered destructive device, U.S. Attorney's Office of Utah spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said in a statement Friday evening.


Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:27 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of the latest fighter jets, officials said Friday.

Suspect Su Bin worked in cahoots with two unnamed Chinese hackers to get the data between 2009 and 2013, and Su attempted to sell some of the information to state-owned Chinese companies, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that was unsealed Thursday.


Utah gay couples who married could get benefits

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:27 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days after a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court.

Five months after the ban was struck down, a different federal judge in May ruled the state must lift its ban on benefits — such as child custody — for same-sex couples.

The state asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to delay the benefits while the larger issue of the marriage ban makes its way through the courts.


Lightning kills 1 at Rocky Mountain National Park

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:04 PM

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — A lightning strike has killed a woman and injured seven other people at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says two of the injured were taken to a hospital by ambulance and five others transported themselves.

Patterson says park officials were notified of the lightning strike at about 1:20 p.m. Friday. It happened on the Ute Crossing Trail, which is located off Trail Ridge Road. Trail Ridge is the nation's highest continuously paved road.


Billionaire Elon Musk giving $1M to Tesla museum

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 07:58 PM

SHOREHAM, N.Y. (AP) — The billionaire owner of Tesla Motors is giving $1 million to a New York museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the inventor who inspired its name.

The Tesla Science Center announced Elon Musk's donation on what would have been Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday.

The museum said Thursday that Musk will also install a Tesla supercharging station.


Brown exits New Edition tour to focus on health

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 07:57 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health.

A spokeswoman for the R&B group said group members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant wish the 45-year-old singer a speedy recovery. No other details were provided.

"At this time, Bobby needs to put his health first, and we wish him a speedy recovery," said the statement. "We are giving each and every show all we've got until his return — and will continue giving the fans 110 percent each night."


Attorney: Visitor trapped in jail feared death

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 07:53 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who was trapped in a visiting room at a Chicago jail for about 30 hours last weekend tried everything from yelling and kicking to get someone's attention to using a key to try to force a glass piece in a door out, his attorney said.

None of that worked for 51-year-old Farad Polk, attorney Michael Richmond said Thursday, leaving Polk to wonder if he would be freed before he died.


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