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Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government on charges of drug trafficking. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:58:47 -0400
Amazon loss widens despite climbing sales
News ImageInternet retail titan Amazon on Thursday reported a money-losing quarter despite impressive growth in sales, sending shares plummeting by more than nine percent. Amazon shares plunged more than nine percent to $323.53 in after-market trades that followed release of the earnings figures. The loss came as Amazon poured money into a new Fire smartphone, original programming for its Prime subscription service, drone package delivery and more. "We continue working hard on making the Amazon customer experience better and better," Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos said in the earnings release.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:56:56 -0400
Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack
News ImageA doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:53:59 -0400
Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
News ImageCAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:53:27 -0400
Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali
News ImageOUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:48:09 -0400
Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe
News ImageCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:47:20 -0400
Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution
WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:45:27 -0400
House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:45:03 -0400
Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance
MIAMI (AP) Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:43:16 -0400
Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A vintage rail company that transports hundreds of thousands of tourists a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that left 23 people with minor injuries, officials said. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:40:58 -0400
US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration is considering giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:40:19 -0400
Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found
News ImagePLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by a teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:39:39 -0400
The un-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali wins Stage 18
News ImageARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) As his team hoped, Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated he's the "boss" of the Tour de France. Just don't compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling's greatest race, Lance Armstrong.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:38:23 -0400
Cavs ink top draft pick Wiggins
News ImageThe Cleveland Cavaliers signed top NBA draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract on Thursday, a move that means they won't be able to trade the talented teen for at least 30 days. Wiggins, 19, was taken first overall by the Cavaliers in last month's draft, which was widely considered one of the most talent-laden ever. The Cavaliers gained some room under the salary cap for a possible deal for Love on Tuesday, when they obtained guard John Lucas III and forwards Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy from Utah for second-year guard Carrick Felix, a second-round pick in next year's NBA Draft and $1 million.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:37:05 -0400
Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:35:23 -0400
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