Category Archives: health

Colorado cinema gunman’s mother prays for son to be spared death penalty

By Keith Coffman By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – The mother of Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes says in a new book that she prays prosecutors “stop this quest for death” and allow her son to plead guilty and avoid possible execution, a California newspaper reported on Monday. Details of Arlene Holmes’ book were disclosed in an interview that she and her husband, Bob, granted to the Del Mar Times, in which the couple maintained that their son is mentally ill and his life should be spared. Continue reading

Maryland knocks off Tennessee 58-48 in regional final

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Maryland is going back to consecutive Final Fours and for the second straight year the Terrapins pushed aside Tennessee to get there. Lexie Brown scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half, Brionna Jones added 14 points and nine rebounds and top-seeded Maryland advanced to its second straight Final Four with a 58-48 win over Tennessee on Monday in the Spokane Regional final. Continue reading

US files appeal of judge’s hold on immigration action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action. The 69-page brief was filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ahead of arguments scheduled for next month Continue reading

Four No. 1 seeds in the women’s Final Four

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer The women’s Final Four will have a familiar feel to it with three of last year’s teams back in the national semifinals. No. 1 seeds UConn, Notre Dame and Maryland all return to the Final Four while South Carolina is making its first appearance Continue reading

Lightning clinch playoff berth with 5-3 win at Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop had two assists, Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals, and the Lightning clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Bishop started plays that set up breakaway goals by Namestnikov and Jonathan Drouin in the second period. Nikita Kucherov and Anton Stralman also scored for Tampa Bay, which trails Atlantic Division-leading Montreal by one point Continue reading

DeRozan scores 42, Raptors beat Rockets 99-96

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade. It’s hard to imagine any of their previous encounters was as entertaining as this one. DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied his career high with 11 rebounds as his Raptors beat Harden’s Rockets 99-96 on Monday night, Toronto’s eighth straight home victory over Houston Continue reading

Indiana to clarify ‘religious freedom’ law, Georgia, N.C. bills stall

By Fiona Ortiz By Fiona Ortiz (Reuters) – Indiana Republicans pledged on Monday to clarify a new “religious freedom” law, while similar proposals stalled in Georgia and North Carolina after businesses and activists said such measures could be used to discriminate against gays. Arkansas lawmakers, however, signaled they would move forward with their own bill, even after Indiana was rebuked by companies and executives including Wal-Mart Stores Inc , Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, and Eli Lilly and Co . Indiana’s law, signed by Governor Mike Pence last week, was perceived as going further than those passed in 19 other states, giving businesses a right to refuse services on religious grounds. Continue reading

Theater gunman not a ‘monster,’ Arlene Holmes writes in new book

By Jason Sickles, Yahoo Arlene Holmes, back, leaves the courtroom after a pre-trial hearing in December. (AP/David Zalubowski) The mother of accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes prays for her son’s victims daily, calling out the deceased by name: “Jon Blunk, AJ Boik, Jesse Childress, Gordon Cowden, Jessica Ghawi, John Larimer, Matt McQuinn, Micayla Medek, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, Alex Sullivan, Alex Teves, Rebecca Wingo.” “The first time that I prayed for them by name and by wound, I was shaking, overcome,” Arlene Holmes writes in a new book Continue reading

UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are back in a familiar place — the Final Four Continue reading

Saban unapologetic about signing player w

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban steadfastly defended his signing of defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, who has now been kicked off his second Southeastern Conference team for domestic violence arrests. Continue reading