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Pentagon says 6 peacekeepers injured in Sinai explosions

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 09:40 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says four U.S. soldiers and two Multinational Force and Observers' peacekeepers were injured by improvised explosive devices Thursday in the Northeast Sinai region of Egypt.

The Pentagon says the soldiers were airlifted to a medical facility and are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The mission of the Multinational Force and Observers is to support the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.


10 Things to Know for Friday

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 09:04 PM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. JUDGE SENDS KENTUCKY COURT CLERK TO JAIL

The contempt order follows Kim Davis' insistence that her "conscience will not allow" her to heed federal rulings and grant marriage licenses to gay couples.

2. PHOTO OF DEAD CHILD ON BEACH HAUNTS, FRUSTRATES

The image of little Aylan Kurdi is hammering home the Syrian migrant crisis to the world, largely through social media.


ESPN pulls Schilling for next month after anti-Muslim tweet

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 08:38 PM

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN says commentator Curt Schilling won't appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet.

ESPN said Thursday that Schilling won't be on telecasts for the rest of the regular season or the American League wild-card game on Oct. 6.

The former star pitcher and "Sunday Night Baseball" analyst was pulled by ESPN from a major league game and the network's coverage of the Little League World Series last month after he retweeted a post that compared Muslim extremists and Nazis.


Metrolink evaluating train car safety in wake of accident

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 08:30 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Metrolink is evaluating the safety of its crash-resistant cars and removing them from the front of trains in the wake of a deadly Southern California derailment.

Cab cars include an engineer's station. They're used when a locomotive is pushing a train from behind.

The cars involved contain features designed to reduce deaths and injuries. Metrolink has used dozens of them since 2010.


Missing tarantula not dangerous, prof says, but it can bite

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 08:22 PM

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A biology professor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell says a missing tarantula isn't dangerous, but he's giving fair warning: It can bite.

Rick Hochberg, a professor of biological sciences, posted a sign asking to be contacted if the black-and-orange creature is spotted. A poster offering a reward for the live capture of the tarantula says it was last seen in a wall vent.


Judge: Suspect's confession OK in California pier shooting

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 08:18 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge has declined to toss out the confession of a suspect charged with murder in a shooting at the center of the national immigration debate.

Defense attorneys had argued that police didn't have good reason to arrest Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez an hour after the shooting of a young San Francisco woman on a pier in San Francisco.

The attorneys argued that no one saw Lopez-Sanchez fire the gun and that police arrested him because he was a homeless person acting suspiciously.


Airman who helped stop train attack set returns to US

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 07:44 PM

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train is back in his native California.

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday night at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, near Sacramento.


Utah authorities probing 'OSU' found on ancient rock art

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 07:41 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Utah say they are investigating whether students from Ohio State University scrawled signatures on ancient rock art.

National Forest Service archaeologist Charmaine Thompson said Thursday that the graffiti was made on top of rock paintings that are at least 700 years old.

The black lettering was found on a large rock in a remote area in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, about 100 miles south of Salt Lake City.


New indictment adds charges against Washington state auditor

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 07:41 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, adding charges of money laundering and tax evasion to the long list of charges he already faces.


Police: Gunman kills 1, wounds 2 at Sacramento college

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 07:39 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials are now saying that just two of the three victims of a shooting at a Sacramento college campus were students.

Sacramento City College spokesman Rick Brewer told the Sacramento Bee earlier that that the one dead and two injured men were students at the school.

However, Brewer said later that further investigation showed that just two of them were confirmed to have been registered.

It wasn't immediately clear which two were the students.


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