Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated
PHOENIX (AP) An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:33:31 -0400
Tom Watson fills out his Ryder Cup team
NEW YORK (AP) Keegan Bradley hasn't stopped thinking about playing in another Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Tom Watson gave him that chance Tuesday night.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:30:45 -0400
30 teens escape from Nashville detention center
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:21:46 -0400
Wealthy countries must send medical teams to halt Ebola: Medecins Sans Frontieres
The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus will not be halted unless wealthy nations dispatch specialized biological disaster response teams to West Africa to stop its spread, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday. "Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it," MSF President Joanne Liu said in a speech to United Nations member states. She said aid charities and West African governments did not have the capacity to stem the outbreak and needed intervention by foreign states. The organization is known in the United States as Doctors Without Borders.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:21:06 -0400
West Africa struggles to contain Ebola as warnings and deaths mount
Doctors in Liberia were out on strike on Tuesday as they struggled to cope with the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, while the United Nations warned the spread of the disease in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions. Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said 800 more beds for Ebola patients were urgently needed in the Liberian capital Monrovia alone, while in Sierra Leone highly infectious bodies were rotting in the streets. MSF called for rich nations to send military medical teams to support buckling healthcare systems in West Africa.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:21:06 -0400
US box office slumps to worst summer in years
Hollywood suffered its worst summer for years at the box office, as filmgoers apparently grew tired of blockbuster sequels and epic computer-generated fight scenes, experts said Tuesday. Between the first weekend of May and the last of August -- Labor Day weekend, which traditionally marks the end of the summer filmgoing season -- US films made some $4.05 billion, about 15 percent down on last year's box office. Corrected for inflation, it is the worst summer box office showing since 1997, according to Rentrak. Offbeat sci-fi flick "Guardians of the Galaxy" topped the box office on its fifth week in theaters, and became the biggest grossing film of the year.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:20:47 -0400
Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:14:08 -0400
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