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Today in History

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2016. There are 318 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 17, 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov beat IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue," winning a six-game match in Philadelphia (however, Kasparov lost to Deep Blue in a rematch in 1997).

On this date:

In 1815, the United States and Britain exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812.


Today in History

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2016. There are 319 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 16, 1968, the nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Alabama.

On this date:

In 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur led a successful raid into Tripoli Harbor to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into the hands of pirates during the First Barbary War.


60 students sick after suspected norovirus outbreak

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 05:10 PM

AVON, Conn. (AP) — Classes at a boys' boarding school have been cancelled after a suspected norovirus outbreak left about 60 students sick.

WVIT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1PTGe42) that Avon Old Farms School, in Avon, Connecticut, cancelled classes scheduled for Saturday and Monday. Some sporting events were also cancelled.

A school official says about 15 percent of the school's 400 students exhibited symptoms of the virus.


Oregon man expected to survive wood chipper accident

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 05:00 PM

LEABURG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man is expected to survive being pulled head-first into a wood chipper thanks to his helmet and his foot catching a safety bar.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1oe7AYx) the man is in his 20s and was taken to a hospital Friday afternoon with trauma to the back of his head and a broken leg.


Longtime Philadelphia journalist Acel Moore dies at 75

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 04:33 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists has died. Acel Moore was 75.

Moore's wife, Linda Wright Moore, says he died Friday night at their home in suburban Philadelphia.


Manhunt continues for suspect in stabbing of woman, 3 kids

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 04:12 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are still hunting for a man suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her children in a brutal attack at a hotel used as a homeless housing.

Michael Sykes was still on the lam Saturday. Detectives have been tracking his possible whereabouts since the Wednesday attack that left Rebecca Cutler and her 19-month-old and 5-month-old daughters dead. A 2-year-old remains critical.


Sanders meets solar workers in Nevada

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 03:25 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is making common cause with advocates for Nevada's struggling solar industry as the state's Democratic presidential contest approaches.

The Vermont senator met activists in Reno on Saturday and criticized a decision by Nevada regulators to increase rates for rooftop solar customers. He calls the decision "incomprehensible."

Solar companies in Nevada have been laying off workers because of the pending rate increase. Regulators decided Friday to introduce the higher rates more slowly.


The Latest: State police say 3 killed in big I-78 pileup

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 03:21 PM

FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly pileup on Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

State police say three people were killed in a weather-related pileup involving more than 50 vehicles on Interstate 78 in central Pennsylvania.

Trooper Justin Summa said an unknown number of critically injured patients were flown to six or seven hospitals and 70 more were transported by ambulance to other facilities.


Denver Broncos safety Shiloh Keo DUI charge in Idaho

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 02:56 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Denver Broncos backup safety Shiloh Keo faces a charge of driving under the influence in Idaho.

An Idaho State Police dispatcher says the 28-year-old Keo was taken into custody just after 2 a.m. Saturday and booked into the Ada County Jail.

He wasn't on the jail roster later in the morning, indicating he had posted bail. Jail officials didn't have additional information.

The Broncos said in a statement: "We are aware of the matter involving Shiloh Keo and are in the process of reviewing it."


2 charged in robbery gone wrong where arm was severed

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 02:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Both people involved in a bizarre botched robbery have been arrested after the would-be robber's arm was torn off.

Police say 17-year-old Zachary Sam arranged to meet Phillippe Pierre to buy a pair of Air Jordan sneakers on Friday. But investigators say that when Sam was inside Pierre's SUV he pulled a gun and took the shoes.

Police say Pierre then ran the teen down with his car, pinning him against a fence and ripping his arm from his body.


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