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Prosecutors to appeal retrial ruling in antifreeze poisoning

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 01:30 PM

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they're appealing a Pennsylvania county judge's decision to give a new trial to an elderly Pennsylvania woman convicted of poisoning her son's girlfriend with antifreeze, leaving her near death.

Eighty-four-year-old Helen Galli was sentenced in 2013 to 5½ to 12 years in prison. She was convicted in Luzerne County of aggravated assault and reckless endangering.

Talk show host, actor Jerry Doyle found dead at Vegas home

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 01:29 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.

Clark County coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) said Thursday that an autopsy was scheduled, and it will take several weeks and toxicology tests to determine a cause of death.

Las Vegas police were called around 4 p.m. Wednesday after Doyle was found dead at home in northwest Las Vegas. Officer Laura Meltzer says the death didn't appear suspicious.

'Pokemon Go' player finds $2,000 at Pokestop in New Jersey

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 01:21 PM

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A "Pokemon Go" player has found $2,000 in cash at a Pokestop in New Jersey.

Hackettstown police say the player notified a nearby business Wednesday that he had found the money at a Pokestop, where players can get free in-game items, like an egg that can hatch into a full monster. The player said he would turn the money over to police.

Around the same time, the person who lost the money reported it missing near the business. An officer went there, and an employee told the officer the money had been found.

Girl's death spurs efforts to end annual rowdy lake party

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 01:12 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A boating accident that ended in the death of a 9-year-old girl has prompted officials to consider scuttling an annual party on New York's Lake George that has become notorious for alcohol, arrests and chicken fights featuring topless women.

Police say Charlotte McCue of Carlsbad, California, died Monday when her family's boat was struck by another vessel operated by someone believed to have attended the annual Log Bay Day party earlier that day.

Connecticut man charged with making anti-Semitic threats

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 01:12 PM

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 50-year-old Connecticut man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he made threats against Jews and synagogues on an internet forum for heavy metal music fans.

Prosecutors say Kendall Sullivan posted messages on Metalthrone.net in May, June and this month threatening to "slaughter" Jews and "burn their Synagogue to the ground."

Zane Grey's Oregon cabin added to historic places registry

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 01:10 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A small cabin on Oregon's Rogue River has been designated for preservation under the National Register of Historic Places.

The cabin was once owned by Zane Grey, the writer best known for Western novels such as "Riders of the Purple Sage."

After floating the Rogue River's rapids and falling in love with its steelhead trout, Grey bought a mining claim in 1926 at Winkle Bar, where he built the cabin that became his wilderness retreat.

Vegas stadium backers aim for 2 finalist sites next month

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 01:04 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Developers who want to build a home for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas say they plan to hone in on two potential stadium sites within the next month.

Representatives from Majestic Realty and the Las Vegas Sands casino company told an oversight committee Thursday that hammering out a real estate deal will be the hardest part. They want to get their plan in order by January, when NFL owners who must approve any team relocation are scheduled to meet.

Florida man arrested; doughnut flakes test positive for meth

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 01:01 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Rushing probably won't be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more.

The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2aj43V6) reports that the 64-year-old was arrested on drug charges when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine.

US commander: Turkey unrest could affect Islamic State fight

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East says he's concerned the failed coup in Turkey may have longer term effects on the fight against Islamic State militants in the region.

Gen. Joseph Votel tells the Aspen Security Forum that he's worried the unrest could affect U.S. relations with the Turkish military, noting that some of its leaders have been jailed.

Texas' revised abortion booklet criticized as inaccurate

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:55 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion suggests medical connections between terminating pregnancies and heightened risks of breast cancer and depression.

Since 2003, state law has mandated that pregnant women be provided information when mulling an abortion.

A draft of this year's booklet has been produced and the public comment period ends Friday. The Department of State Health Services plans to consider stakeholder comments before publishing the final version.

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