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Twin boys dead after being found unconscious in Phoenix area

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 06:36 PM

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say 2-year-old twin boys are dead after being found unresponsive in a suburban Phoenix home.

Avondale police spokesman Brandon Busse says officers were called to a home near 115th Avenue and Yuma Street shortly before noon about reports of an ill person.

However, Busse says responding officers found the two boys lying unconscious on a bed.

Police and firefighters administered CPR and both children were taken to hospital, where they died.


Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to Hawaii

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 06:28 PM

HONOLULU (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Ignacio has been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane and is on a weakening trend as it moves to the northeast of Hawaii.

Anthony Reynes, a meteorologist with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, says winds have dropped from 130 mph to 115 mph. He says Hurricane Ignacio is expected to become a tropical storm by Tuesday.

As of 11 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Sunday, Hurricane Ignacio was 400 miles east of Hilo.


6 San Quentin inmates ill with Legionnaires' disease

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 06:14 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prison officials say they have confirmed six San Quentin State Prison inmates are ill with Legionnaires' disease.

State corrections department spokeswoman Dana Simas said Sunday another 51 inmates are under observation at the prison's medical unit.

Simas says cooking at the prison has stopped because Legionella bacteria grow in water and spread through water molecules. Inmates are being served boxed meals.


Thousands mourn fallen firefighters in Washington state

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 05:45 PM

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state.

Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell in a eulogy says the three dedicated their lives to protecting national forests and the communities around them, and for that everyone should be grateful.

The memorial service for 20-year-old Tom Zbyszewski, 26-year-old Andrew Zajac, and 31-year-old Richard Wheeler took place in Wenatchee.


White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 05:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali.

He's giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska.

Denali is an Athabascan word meaning "the high one." The name has long been a sore spot for Alaskans, who have informally called the 20,320-foot mountain Denali for years.


Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 04:23 PM

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Community religious leaders have gathered to remember two television journalists who were shot and killed last week.

The interfaith service for 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward was held Sunday at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke.

The gathering featured music from the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and others.

In his remarks, WDBJ-TV General Manager Jeff Marks spoke about prioritizing mental health treatment.


Mayor: Equip all Milwaukee beat police with body cameras

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 04:07 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The mayor of Milwaukee is proposing equipping all of the city's police officers on the street with body cameras by the end of next year.

Mayor Tom Barrett on Sunday announced the plan, first reported by the Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1N31TpU). The proposal comes after tense episodes between police and Milwaukee's African-American community.

Locally, more than 2,000 people signed an online petition last year urging the city to require Milwaukee police officers to wear cameras.


Nelson Shanks, painter of presidents and royalty, dies at 77

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 03:58 PM

ANDALUSIA, Pa. (AP) — Nelson Shanks, renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to royalty, has died. He was 77.

Shanks died Friday at his home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, according to Bill Wedo, spokesman for the Studio Incamminati art school Shanks founded with his wife, Leona.

Shanks painted well-known figures such as Princess Diana, Pope John Paul II and presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.


Customs: Beetle at Norfolk port first to be found in US

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 03:40 PM

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say a wood-boring beetle in a cargo container at the Port of Norfolk is the first of its kind to be found in the United States.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says agriculture specialists discovered the beetle among untreated wooden pallets from Poland.

The pest is a type of bark beetle that lives and feeds in and under the bark of trees. Its scientific name is Pityophthorus glabratus Eichhoff.


Missing hiker found in Sierra Nevada recovering from surgery

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 03:08 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a woman who was rescued after being stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days says she is recovering from surgery to set the broken bones on her lower left leg.

Miyuki Harwood's family says in a statement Sunday that she is asking for "uninterrupted rest and quiet."

The 62-year-old Harwood was found Saturday morning in a remote area of the Sierra National Forest after she used a whistle to get the attention of a search and rescue team looking for her.


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