<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:29:20 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Notre Dame beats Baylor, advances to 5th straight Final Four]]> http://gazette.com/notre-dame-beats-baylor-advances-to-5th-straight-final-four/article/feed/218462?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/notre-dame-beats-baylor-advances-to-5th-straight-final-four/article/feed/218462?custom_click=rss

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Notre Dame star Jewell Loyd struggled with her shot for the second straight game. Lindsay Allen was there again to help the Fighting Irish advance.

Allen scored 23 points and top-seeded Notre Dame beat Baylor 77-68 in the Oklahoma City regional final Sunday night to reach its fifth consecutive Final Four.

Allen, who scored a career-high 28 points in the regional semifinal win over Stanford on Friday, followed that by making 10 of 16 shots and adding seven assists. The sophomore point guard was selected the Most Outstanding Player in the regional.

"Well, she's like my twin, and really, and she's unstoppable," Loyd said. "I think people have underestimated her, and she's been awesome all year. It's

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]]> OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Notre Dame star Jewell Loyd struggled with her shot for the second straight game. Lindsay Allen was there again to help the Fighting Irish advance.

Allen scored 23 points and top-seeded Notre Dame beat Baylor 77-68 in the Oklahoma City regional final Sunday night to reach its fifth consecutive Final Four.

Allen, who scored a career-high 28 points in the regional semifinal win over Stanford on Friday, followed that by making 10 of 16 shots and adding seven assists. The sophomore point guard was selected the Most Outstanding Player in the regional.

"Well, she's like my twin, and really, and she's unstoppable," Loyd said. "I think people have underestimated her, and she's been awesome all year. It's ]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:18:58 -0600 <![CDATA[China evacuating from Yemen, suspending anti-piracy patrols]]> http://gazette.com/china-evacuating-from-yemen-suspending-anti-piracy-patrols/article/feed/218464?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/china-evacuating-from-yemen-suspending-anti-piracy-patrols/article/feed/218464?custom_click=rss BEIJING (AP) — China is evacuating its citizens from Yemen and suspending anti-piracy patrols in the area amid growing violence in the country.

State media reported Monday that three navy ships were diverted to the port of Aden to rescue about 500 Chinese nationals caught in the conflict. No Chinese have been reported killed or injured in the fighting that now threatens a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Iran.

The official China Shipowners' Association said on its website it had been notified that China was temporarily halting its participation in multinational patrols in the Gulf of Aden aimed at Somali pirates.

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]]> BEIJING (AP) — China is evacuating its citizens from Yemen and suspending anti-piracy patrols in the area amid growing violence in the country.

State media reported Monday that three navy ships were diverted to the port of Aden to rescue about 500 Chinese nationals caught in the conflict. No Chinese have been reported killed or injured in the fighting that now threatens a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Iran.

The official China Shipowners' Association said on its website it had been notified that China was temporarily halting its participation in multinational patrols in the Gulf of Aden aimed at Somali pirates.]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:17:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Small tsunami generated in Pacific after earthquake]]> http://gazette.com/small-tsunami-generated-in-pacific-after-earthquake/article/feed/218456?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/small-tsunami-generated-in-pacific-after-earthquake/article/feed/218456?custom_click=rss SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries.

A tsunami of half a meter (1.5 feet) was measured in the harbor of Rabaul, a town near the epicenter of the magnitude-7.7 earthquake, said Martin Mose, acting director for Papua New Guinea's National Disaster Center. The quake struck at a depth of 65 kilometers (40 miles), about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of the town of Kokopo, near Rabaul, in northeastern Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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]]> SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries.

A tsunami of half a meter (1.5 feet) was measured in the harbor of Rabaul, a town near the epicenter of the magnitude-7.7 earthquake, said Martin Mose, acting director for Papua New Guinea's National Disaster Center. The quake struck at a depth of 65 kilometers (40 miles), about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of the town of Kokopo, near Rabaul, in northeastern Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:17:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Asian stocks mostly higher after Yellen rate rise remarks]]> http://gazette.com/asian-stocks-mostly-higher-after-yellen-rate-rise-remarks/article/feed/218463?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/asian-stocks-mostly-higher-after-yellen-rate-rise-remarks/article/feed/218463?custom_click=rss HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.5 percent to 19,378.52 while South Korea's Kospi gained 0.3 percent to 2,024.57. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.2 percent to 24,792.41 while the Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China rose 0.8 percent to 3,722.04. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 1.3 percent to 5,840.20. Southeast Asian benchmarks were higher while New Zealand declined.

FED IN FOCUS: Asian investors were getting their first chance to react to Yellen's comments on Friday.

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]]> HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.5 percent to 19,378.52 while South Korea's Kospi gained 0.3 percent to 2,024.57. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.2 percent to 24,792.41 while the Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China rose 0.8 percent to 3,722.04. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 1.3 percent to 5,840.20. Southeast Asian benchmarks were higher while New Zealand declined.

FED IN FOCUS: Asian investors were getting their first chance to react to Yellen's comments on Friday.]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:17:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Australia mandates at least 2 people stay in cockpits]]> http://gazette.com/australia-mandates-at-least-2-people-stay-in-cockpits/article/feed/218461?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/australia-mandates-at-least-2-people-stay-in-cockpits/article/feed/218461?custom_click=rss CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday responded to the Germanwings air disaster but mandating that at least two crew members be present at all times in cockpits of larger domestic and international airliners.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said airlines including Qantas and Virgin Australia would implement the changed security protocols from Monday afternoon. It would apply to all commercial flights with a least two flight attendants or more than 50 passengers. A flight attend would enter the flight deck if one of the two pilots left it for any reason.

Previously most Australian airlines have allowed their pilots to be alone on the flight deck.

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]]> CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday responded to the Germanwings air disaster but mandating that at least two crew members be present at all times in cockpits of larger domestic and international airliners.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said airlines including Qantas and Virgin Australia would implement the changed security protocols from Monday afternoon. It would apply to all commercial flights with a least two flight attendants or more than 50 passengers. A flight attend would enter the flight deck if one of the two pilots left it for any reason.

Previously most Australian airlines have allowed their pilots to be alone on the flight deck.]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:17:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Evo Morales' party loses La Paz in Bolivian elections]]> http://gazette.com/evo-morales-party-loses-la-paz-in-bolivian-elections/article/feed/218467?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/evo-morales-party-loses-la-paz-in-bolivian-elections/article/feed/218467?custom_click=rss

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales' governing party has suffered serious setbacks in local and regional elections in Bolivia, with unofficial results showing it losing the capital of La Paz and several key governorships.

Unofficial quick count results of Sunday's vote compiled for three broadcast networks showed Morales Movement Toward Socialism absorbing the biggest blow in La Paz, where it lost the regional governor's office as well as the mayor's seat in El Alto, the capital's poorer sister city.

The capital's opposition mayor was re-elected.

Of Bolivia's three most important governorships, a ruling party candidate only won one — Cochabamba.

Morales won re-election to a third term in October with

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]]> LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales' governing party has suffered serious setbacks in local and regional elections in Bolivia, with unofficial results showing it losing the capital of La Paz and several key governorships.

Unofficial quick count results of Sunday's vote compiled for three broadcast networks showed Morales Movement Toward Socialism absorbing the biggest blow in La Paz, where it lost the regional governor's office as well as the mayor's seat in El Alto, the capital's poorer sister city.

The capital's opposition mayor was re-elected.

Of Bolivia's three most important governorships, a ruling party candidate only won one — Cochabamba.

Morales won re-election to a third term in October with ]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:17:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Timberlake offers positive words at iHeartRadio Music Awards]]> http://gazette.com/timberlake-offers-positive-words-at-iheartradio-music-awards/article/feed/218373?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/timberlake-offers-positive-words-at-iheartradio-music-awards/article/feed/218373?custom_click=rss

The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards.

The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for "Shake It Off," and even assisted Madonna by strumming her guitar onstage as while the pop icon sang a new song.

"More than anything in the world, I just hope that any of the fans watching know how much I adore you ... we've gotten closer and closer with each year, not further apart," a glossy-eyed Swift said at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. "Like, you make me so happy."

The pop star also won best lyrics for her another hit song, "Blank Space.

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]]> The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards.

The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for "Shake It Off," and even assisted Madonna by strumming her guitar onstage as while the pop icon sang a new song.

"More than anything in the world, I just hope that any of the fans watching know how much I adore you ... we've gotten closer and closer with each year, not further apart," a glossy-eyed Swift said at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. "Like, you make me so happy."

The pop star also won best lyrics for her another hit song, "Blank Space.]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:17:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning]]> http://gazette.com/lincoln-continental-the-car-of-presidents-is-returning/article/feed/218465?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lincoln-continental-the-car-of-presidents-is-returning/article/feed/218465?custom_click=rss DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Elvis Presley had one. So did presidents from Kennedy to Reagan.

Now, the Lincoln Continental is back.

Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting the Continental with a concept car debuting at this week's New York Auto Show. The full-size sedan goes on sale next year.

The Continental dates to the late 1930s and was once the pinnacle of luxury. But Ford stopped producing it in 2002 when sales slowed.

Now, it's returning the Continental to the top of Lincoln's car lineup. The concept car has a new, smaller grille and a more elegant look. It also has new technology, including hidden door handles.

Ford hopes to take advantage of luxury sales growth in China, where customers appreciate Lincoln's hist

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]]> DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Elvis Presley had one. So did presidents from Kennedy to Reagan.

Now, the Lincoln Continental is back.

Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting the Continental with a concept car debuting at this week's New York Auto Show. The full-size sedan goes on sale next year.

The Continental dates to the late 1930s and was once the pinnacle of luxury. But Ford stopped producing it in 2002 when sales slowed.

Now, it's returning the Continental to the top of Lincoln's car lineup. The concept car has a new, smaller grille and a more elegant look. It also has new technology, including hidden door handles.

Ford hopes to take advantage of luxury sales growth in China, where customers appreciate Lincoln's hist]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:16:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards]]> http://gazette.com/pentagon-chief-mulls-easing-military-enlistment-standards/article/feed/218466?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pentagon-chief-mulls-easing-military-enlistment-standards/article/feed/218466?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.

While there are few details yet, Carter is exploring whether to adjust some of the requirements for certain military jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise.

The idea, which is largely in line with many civilian sectors, upends the military's more rigid mindset that puts a high value on standards.

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.

While there are few details yet, Carter is exploring whether to adjust some of the requirements for certain military jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise.

The idea, which is largely in line with many civilian sectors, upends the military's more rigid mindset that puts a high value on standards.]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:16:50 -0600 <![CDATA['Spirit in the Sky' singer injured in California crash]]> http://gazette.com/spirit-in-the-sky-singer-injured-in-california-crash/article/feed/218447?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/spirit-in-the-sky-singer-injured-in-california-crash/article/feed/218447?custom_click=rss SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" was hospitalized on Sunday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist.

Norman Greenbaum, 72, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, was the passenger of a Subaru Outback that collided with a motorcycle at a street intersection near the city on Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.

The motorcycle driver, Ihab Usama Halaweh, 20, of Santa Rosa, died at the scene; his passenger and Greenbaum were taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

A spokeswoman for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Vanessa DeGier, declined to release Greenbaum's condition on Sunday, saying that his fa

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]]> SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" was hospitalized on Sunday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist.

Norman Greenbaum, 72, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, was the passenger of a Subaru Outback that collided with a motorcycle at a street intersection near the city on Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.

The motorcycle driver, Ihab Usama Halaweh, 20, of Santa Rosa, died at the scene; his passenger and Greenbaum were taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

A spokeswoman for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Vanessa DeGier, declined to release Greenbaum's condition on Sunday, saying that his fa]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:16:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga]]> http://gazette.com/duke-back-in-final-four-after-66-52-win-over-gonzaga/article/feed/218452?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/duke-back-in-final-four-after-66-52-win-over-gonzaga/article/feed/218452?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four.

With their trio of freshmen starting, the Blue Devils are going to their 16th Final Four, and a record-tying 12th for Krzyzewski, after a 66-52 win over Gonzaga on Sunday to win the South Regional.

"Just being with these kids and sharing this moment and this Final Four, I'm so happy, I'm so happy for them and to be with them," Coach K said. "I love my team. ... They're taking me to Indy, which is kind of neat."

Justise Winslow, the freshman playing home in Houston, finished with 16 points after rolling his left ankle early in the game, and had a big

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]]> HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four.

With their trio of freshmen starting, the Blue Devils are going to their 16th Final Four, and a record-tying 12th for Krzyzewski, after a 66-52 win over Gonzaga on Sunday to win the South Regional.

"Just being with these kids and sharing this moment and this Final Four, I'm so happy, I'm so happy for them and to be with them," Coach K said. "I love my team. ... They're taking me to Indy, which is kind of neat."

Justise Winslow, the freshman playing home in Houston, finished with 16 points after rolling his left ankle early in the game, and had a big]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:03:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Cristie Kerr rallies to end victory drought on LPGA Tour]]> http://gazette.com/cristie-kerr-rallies-to-end-victory-drought-on-lpga-tour/article/feed/218459?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cristie-kerr-rallies-to-end-victory-drought-on-lpga-tour/article/feed/218459?custom_click=rss

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The birdie putts had not even reached the hole when Cristie Kerr marched right after them because she knew they were going in. Sunday at the Kia Classic had a familiar feeling to Kerr, even though so much in her life has changed.

Four birdies in a five-hole stretch helped Kerr erase a three-shot deficit in the final round at Aviara Golf Club. Four straight birdies on the back nine enabled her to pull away from Mirim Lee and 17-year-old Lydia Ko.

Kerr closed with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot victory, the 17th of her career, this one different from all the others. Before posing with the trophy, Kerr first clutched her 15-month-old son, Mason, to celebrate her first win as a mom.

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]]> CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The birdie putts had not even reached the hole when Cristie Kerr marched right after them because she knew they were going in. Sunday at the Kia Classic had a familiar feeling to Kerr, even though so much in her life has changed.

Four birdies in a five-hole stretch helped Kerr erase a three-shot deficit in the final round at Aviara Golf Club. Four straight birdies on the back nine enabled her to pull away from Mirim Lee and 17-year-old Lydia Ko.

Kerr closed with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot victory, the 17th of her career, this one different from all the others. Before posing with the trophy, Kerr first clutched her 15-month-old son, Mason, to celebrate her first win as a mom.]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:49:24 -0600 <![CDATA[South Carolina earns 1st Final Four berth, beats FSU 80-74]]> http://gazette.com/south-carolina-earns-1st-final-four-berth-beats-fsu-80-74/article/feed/218429?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/south-carolina-earns-1st-final-four-berth-beats-fsu-80-74/article/feed/218429?custom_click=rss

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley climbed the ladder, snipped the final strand of net and raised it as thousands of garnet-clad fans cheered.

Taking in the scene, she mouthed one word: "Unbelievable."

Believe it. Staley and the Gamecocks are headed to their first Final Four.

Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes, and South Carolina beat Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final.

"It put South Carolina on the map," Staley said. "The regular season that we had, the success that we've had in (the Southeastern) Conference, when you hurdle over being a regional champion and going to the Final Four, it puts your name in history. So it was a hi

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]]> GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley climbed the ladder, snipped the final strand of net and raised it as thousands of garnet-clad fans cheered.

Taking in the scene, she mouthed one word: "Unbelievable."

Believe it. Staley and the Gamecocks are headed to their first Final Four.

Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes, and South Carolina beat Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final.

"It put South Carolina on the map," Staley said. "The regular season that we had, the success that we've had in (the Southeastern) Conference, when you hurdle over being a regional champion and going to the Final Four, it puts your name in history. So it was a hi]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:49:06 -0600 <![CDATA[BC-GLF--LPGA Tour,3rd Ld-Writethru]]> http://gazette.com/bc-glf-lpga-tour3rd-ld-writethru/article/feed/145029?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bc-glf-lpga-tour3rd-ld-writethru/article/feed/145029?custom_click=rss CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The birdie putts had not even reached the hole when Cristie Kerr marched right after them because she knew they were going in. Sunday at the Kia Classic had a familiar feeling to Kerr, even though so much in her life has changed.

Four birdies in a five-hole stretch helped Kerr erase a three-shot deficit in the final round at Aviara Golf Club. Four straight birdies on the back nine enabled her to pull away from Mirim Lee and 17-year-old Lydia Ko.

Kerr closed with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot victory, the 17th of her career, this one different from all the others. Before posing with the trophy, Kerr first clutched her 15-month-old son, Mason, to celebrate her first win as a mom.

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]]> CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The birdie putts had not even reached the hole when Cristie Kerr marched right after them because she knew they were going in. Sunday at the Kia Classic had a familiar feeling to Kerr, even though so much in her life has changed.

Four birdies in a five-hole stretch helped Kerr erase a three-shot deficit in the final round at Aviara Golf Club. Four straight birdies on the back nine enabled her to pull away from Mirim Lee and 17-year-old Lydia Ko.

Kerr closed with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot victory, the 17th of her career, this one different from all the others. Before posing with the trophy, Kerr first clutched her 15-month-old son, Mason, to celebrate her first win as a mom.]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:46:46 -0600 <![CDATA[Off-duty, undercover LAPD officer shot at in neighborhood]]> http://gazette.com/off-duty-undercover-lapd-officer-shot-at-in-neighborhood/article/feed/218458?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/off-duty-undercover-lapd-officer-shot-at-in-neighborhood/article/feed/218458?custom_click=rss LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have detained a man suspected of shooting at an off-duty Los Angeles police officer from a car before fleeing the scene at a suburban neighborhood in northern Los Angeles county.

Det. Meghan Aguilar, a spokeswoman for the LAPD, said the officer returned fire during Sunday's encounter in Santa Clarita. No injuries were reported.

The officer's white pickup truck showed damage, but Aguilar didn't know whether he was in his vehicle at the time of the shooting.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators were looking into the circumstances that led to the shooting. A statement from the sheriff's department said the suspect was cooperating with investigators.

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]]> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have detained a man suspected of shooting at an off-duty Los Angeles police officer from a car before fleeing the scene at a suburban neighborhood in northern Los Angeles county.

Det. Meghan Aguilar, a spokeswoman for the LAPD, said the officer returned fire during Sunday's encounter in Santa Clarita. No injuries were reported.

The officer's white pickup truck showed damage, but Aguilar didn't know whether he was in his vehicle at the time of the shooting.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators were looking into the circumstances that led to the shooting. A statement from the sheriff's department said the suspect was cooperating with investigators.]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:46:28 -0600 <![CDATA[NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious law]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/ncaa-says-it-will-monitor-impacts-of-indiana-religious-law/article/1548648?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ncaa-says-it-will-monitor-impacts-of-indiana-religious-law/article/1548648?custom_click=rss

 

With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

The law would prohibit state and local laws that "substantially burden" the ability of people — including businesses and associations — to follow their religious beliefs.

The NCAA offices are located in Indianapolis, and Emmert said the organization was concerned about how it might impact student athletes and employees. His terse statement also suggested the NCAA might consider moving future events out of Indianapolis.



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With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

The law would prohibit state and local laws that "substantially burden" the ability of people — including businesses and associations — to follow their religious beliefs.

The NCAA offices are located in Indianapolis, and Emmert said the organization was concerned about how it might impact student athletes and employees. His terse statement also suggested the NCAA might consider moving future events out of Indianapolis.

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<![CDATA[AP investigation: Are slaves catching the fish you buy?]]> ROBIN MCDOWELL, MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press Writers http://gazette.com/ap-investigation-are-slaves-catching-the-fish-you-buy/article/1548512?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-investigation-are-slaves-catching-the-fish-you-buy/article/1548512?custom_click=rss

BENJINA, Indonesia — The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home.

Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States.

Here, in the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from



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BENJINA, Indonesia — The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home.

Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States.

Here, in the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:27:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/officer-charged-with-killing-unarmed-driver-lying-facedown/article/1548498?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/officer-charged-with-killing-unarmed-driver-lying-facedown/article/1548498?custom_click=rss

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker.

Authorities accused Hummelstown police Officer Lisa J. Mearkle of shooting 59-year-old David Kassick twice on Feb. 2 without legal justification. She was released on $250,000 bail.

Her attorney, Brian Perry, said Mearkle acted in self-defense, and he warned the case could cause police officers to hesitate in high-pressure situations.

"She felt like she had to do what she did," Perry said. "This person was being commanded, begged, 'show me your hands,' and he kept going to his



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HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker.

Authorities accused Hummelstown police Officer Lisa J. Mearkle of shooting 59-year-old David Kassick twice on Feb. 2 without legal justification. She was released on $250,000 bail.

Her attorney, Brian Perry, said Mearkle acted in self-defense, and he warned the case could cause police officers to hesitate in high-pressure situations.

"She felt like she had to do what she did," Perry said. "This person was being commanded, begged, 'show me your hands,' and he kept going to his

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:40:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Victim advocates worry about discredited UVa rape account]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/victim-advocates-worry-about-discredited-uva-rape-account/article/1548497?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/victim-advocates-worry-about-discredited-uva-rape-account/article/1548497?custom_click=rss

BALTIMORE — With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past year could suffer a setback.

A Rolling Stone article about a student identified only as "Jackie" described an alleged rape on campus and a culture of binge-drinking and looking the other way when students filed sexual assault complaints. The story intensified the national conversation about rapes on college campuses and prompted changes at the university, but on Monday, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said a months-long investigation turned up no evidence of a sexual assault, or any wrongdoing by the school.



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BALTIMORE — With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past year could suffer a setback.

A Rolling Stone article about a student identified only as "Jackie" described an alleged rape on campus and a culture of binge-drinking and looking the other way when students filed sexual assault complaints. The story intensified the national conversation about rapes on college campuses and prompted changes at the university, but on Monday, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said a months-long investigation turned up no evidence of a sexual assault, or any wrongdoing by the school.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:32:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Can't remember your password? Here are 2 new ways to log in]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/cant-remember-your-password-here-are-2-new-ways-to-log-in/article/1548306?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cant-remember-your-password-here-are-2-new-ways-to-log-in/article/1548306?custom_click=rss

 

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked.

This week, Yahoo and Microsoft offered up some alternatives: Yahoo says it can text temporary passwords to users' phones each time they want to sign into their Yahooaccounts. Microsoft says it is building facial-recognition and fingerprint-identification technology into Windows 10, the new computer operating system coming this summer, so users can log on with their fingertip or face. The two approaches drew different



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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked.

This week, Yahoo and Microsoft offered up some alternatives: Yahoo says it can text temporary passwords to users' phones each time they want to sign into their Yahooaccounts. Microsoft says it is building facial-recognition and fingerprint-identification technology into Windows 10, the new computer operating system coming this summer, so users can log on with their fingertip or face. The two approaches drew different

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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:40:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Meth lab discovered at Wal-Mart restroom in Indiana]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/meth-lab-discovered-at-wal-mart-restroom-in-indiana/article/1547926?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/meth-lab-discovered-at-wal-mart-restroom-in-indiana/article/1547926?custom_click=rss

MUNCIE, Ind. — A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.

State police say a Wal-Mart employee alerted police after seeing a man he described as suspicious enter the restroom about 11:30 p.m. Thursday with a backpack and leave without it. The Star Press reports (http://bit.ly/18o9m0E ) that members of a state police meth suppression team removed the dangerous chemicals.

Delaware County Health Department inspectors closed the restroom and a nearby women's restroom until they could be "decontaminated" by a professional cleaning company.



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MUNCIE, Ind. — A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.

State police say a Wal-Mart employee alerted police after seeing a man he described as suspicious enter the restroom about 11:30 p.m. Thursday with a backpack and leave without it. The Star Press reports (http://bit.ly/18o9m0E ) that members of a state police meth suppression team removed the dangerous chemicals.

Delaware County Health Department inspectors closed the restroom and a nearby women's restroom until they could be "decontaminated" by a professional cleaning company.

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:33:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Iraqi Kurds claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/iraqi-kurds-claim-islamic-state-group-used-chemical-weapons/article/1547925?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/iraqi-kurds-claim-islamic-state-group-used-chemical-weapons/article/1547925?custom_click=rss

BAGHDAD — Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity carried out by the extremist organization now under attack in Tikrit.

The allegation by the Kurdistan Region Security Council, stemming from a Jan. 23 suicide truck bomb attack in northern Iraq, did not immediately draw a reaction from the Islamic State group, which holds a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria in its self-declared caliphate. However, Iraqi officials and Kurds fighting in Syria have made similar allegations about the militants using the low-grade chemical weapons against them.



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BAGHDAD — Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity carried out by the extremist organization now under attack in Tikrit.

The allegation by the Kurdistan Region Security Council, stemming from a Jan. 23 suicide truck bomb attack in northern Iraq, did not immediately draw a reaction from the Islamic State group, which holds a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria in its self-declared caliphate. However, Iraqi officials and Kurds fighting in Syria have made similar allegations about the militants using the low-grade chemical weapons against them.

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:24:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/police-other-groups-try-to-tamp-down-tensions-in-ferguson/article/1547763?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-other-groups-try-to-tamp-down-tensions-in-ferguson/article/1547763?custom_click=rss

FERGUSON, Mo. - With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest.

The officers were quickly released from the hospital, but St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said they could have easily been killed and called the attack "an ambush." Meanwhile, people were taken in for questioning after a SWAT team converged on a Ferguson home near the shooting site. Police did not immediately offer details.



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FERGUSON, Mo. - With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest.

The officers were quickly released from the hospital, but St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said they could have easily been killed and called the attack "an ambush." Meanwhile, people were taken in for questioning after a SWAT team converged on a Ferguson home near the shooting site. Police did not immediately offer details.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:57:23 -0600