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Poached alligator identified as Southeast Texas man's killer

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 09:47 PM

ORANGE, Texas (AP) — An 11-foot, 400-pound alligator game officials say was shot and killed without a permit has been identified as the beast that killed a late-night swimmer at a Southeast Texas marina.

Texas game officials say the alligator was shot in the head and killed Monday afternoon in Adams Bayou in Orange, near where Tommie Woodward's maimed body was found early Friday. Justice of the Peace Rodney Price of Orange County Precinct 4 said remains found inside the carcass were identified as those of the 28-year-old Orange man.


'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson dies at 43

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 09:35 PM

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," has died. She was 43.

Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead at an apartment complex Sunday. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is ongoing. No other information was released.

Peterson began her film career when she was 9 in the 1982 adaptation of the play "Annie," directed by John Huston.


Arizona Coyotes sign 1st-round draft pick Dylan Strome

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 09:15 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed center Dylan Strome, their first-round pick in last month's NHL draft, to a three-year entry-level contract.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team Monday.

The 18-year-old Strome was the third overall pick in the June 26 draft.

He led the Ontario Hockey League in scoring with 45 goals and 129 points in 68 games last season.

Strome ranked first in the OHL in assists with 84 and third in goals while also recording 40 multi-point games.


Sanders says income inequality is a 'moral issue'

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 08:51 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that income inequality is the great moral issue of our time.

Before an energized crowd of more than 7,500 in Portland, Maine, Sanders stressed the need to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, reform the criminal justice system and give workers at least two weeks of paid vacation.


Fire breaks out in 3 buildings on Kentucky's Whiskey Row

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 08:29 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Firefighters are working to extinguish a blaze affecting three buildings along Kentucky's historic Whiskey Row.

Louisville Fire Capt. Salvador Melendez said the fire broke out Monday afternoon in the basement or first floor of one of the buildings before spreading to the other two. By late Monday, he said the fire was pretty well contained, although firefighters were still working to protect nearby businesses, some of which were evacuated.


FSU QB Johnson off team after video shows him punching woman

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 08:18 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has dismissed freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from the team on the same day that prosecutors released video showing him punching a woman at a bar.

In a statement Monday, coach Jimbo Fisher announced Johnson's immediate dismissal. The quarterback had been suspended after the June 24 assault.

In the security camera video released by the State Attorney's Office, it appears the woman and Johnson were trying to get a position at the bar, and Johnson jostled her.


California prosecutors charge man with murder in pier death

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 08:03 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of a woman.

Authorities said Monday that 45-year-old Francisco Sanchez is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in the death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle.

Sanchez, a repeat drug offender, was released from jail on April 15 in San Francisco.

Federal immigration authorities had filed a so-called detainer with San Francisco authorities, asking to be informed if they intended to release Sanchez.


Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 07:26 PM

The sexual assault allegations that resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 after a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Testimony in that case was unsealed Monday after court action by The Associated Press. Here's how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded:

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Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 07:16 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as "Nashville" and "Ocean's Eleven," has died. He was 77.

Weintraub's representatives say he died Monday of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara, California.

Weintraub became a top concert promoter in the 1970s, working with the likes of Elvis Presley and shaping John Denver's career. He then tackled the movie business and produced such films as "Oh, God," ''Diner" and "The Karate Kid" and its sequels.


Court overturns ex-Goldman Sachs programmer's conviction

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 07:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court has again overturned the conviction of a former Goldman Sachs programmer twice tried for stealing confidential computer code.

Sergey Aleynikov (SUR'-gay uh-LAY'-nih-kawf) told the New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1UtlxNQ ) Monday that state Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser's ruling feels great.

A Manhattan jury found the 45-year-old guilty of illegally using secret material in May. His lawyers have maintained Aleynikov violated Goldman confidentiality rules, not the law, and the case is a civil matter.


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