Category Archives: health

Eric Holder: The Justice Department could strike deal with Edward Snowden

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Continue reading

One killed, five injured in NYC apartment blaze

NEW YORK (Reuters) – One person was killed and five were injured in a New York apartment fire on Monday that forced some occupants to jump from a burning three-story building, fire officials said. The blaze broke out at about 1:45 a.m. Continue reading

Crude oil tumbles 8 pct, points to low gas prices this fall

By JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A slew of global economic and geopolitical factors are working to pummel the price of oil and set up U.S. drivers for very low gasoline prices later this year. The price of U.S. Continue reading

Aretha Franklin sings praises of Illinois after highway help

FILE – In a March 4, 2015, file photo, singer Aretha Franklin is interviewed after a taping for American Idol XIV at The Fillmore Detroit. A spokesman for Franklin said Monday, July 6, 2015, says the Queen of Soul is grateful to the state of Illinois for its help when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago. Transmission problems stopped the bus around 1:20 a.m Continue reading

Caitlyn Jenner to write weekly editorials on LGBT issues

This 2015 image provided by courtesy of E! shows Caitlyn Jenner in the first official promotional trailer for the new documentary series, “I Am Cait,” in Southern California. The show premieres Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 9 p.m. PDT on E! Jenner will be writing weekly editorials about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and issues Continue reading

Spacecraft closing in on Pluto hits speed bump, but recovers

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a “speed bump” that temporarily halted science collection. A computer overload prompted the spacecraft to partially shut down on July 4th — just days before the first-ever close flyby of Pluto Continue reading

Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city’s gang warfare

Antonio Brown, left, father of Amari Brown, is embraced by a community member, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Chicago. Authorities say 7-year-old Amari Brown, who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family, was among three people who were shot and killed overnight during a weekend outbreak of gun-related violence in Chicago. (AP Photo/Christian K. Continue reading

SC Senate votes to take down flag; House OK still needed

By JEFFREY COLLINS COLUMBIA, S.C. Continue reading

San Francisco status as ‘sanctuary’ criticized after slaying

By JANIE HAR and AMY TAXIN, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up. Continue reading

Condemned Boston Marathon bomber files motion for new trial

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed a motion for a new trial Monday, less than two weeks after he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attack. The motion did not contain any details on Tsarnaev’s legal arguments, saying only that a new trial is “required in the interests of justice.” Tsarnaev, 21, was convicted of 30 federal charges in the bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260 Continue reading