<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Mon, 25 May 2015 15:39:51 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Flores, Colon lead Mets over Phillies 6-3]]> By RONALD BLUM http://gazette.com/flores-colon-lead-mets-over-phillies-6-3/article/feed/237017?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/flores-colon-lead-mets-over-phillies-6-3/article/feed/237017?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Justin De Fratus in the sixth inning to help Bartolo Colon win a day after the pitcher's 42nd birthday, and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Monday to stop a three-game losing streak.

With the score 3-all, Daniel Murphy led off the sixth with a single off Elvis Araujo (1-1), De Fratus walked Michael Cuddyer and Flores homered off the original 16-foot left-field wall, over the 8-foot blue fence erected in front of it for the 2012 season.

Colon (7-4) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, benefiting from plate umpire Larry Vanover's seemingly wide strike zone. Five of Colon's six strikeouts were looking, including Ben Revere, Fred

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Justin De Fratus in the sixth inning to help Bartolo Colon win a day after the pitcher's 42nd birthday, and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Monday to stop a three-game losing streak.

With the score 3-all, Daniel Murphy led off the sixth with a single off Elvis Araujo (1-1), De Fratus walked Michael Cuddyer and Flores homered off the original 16-foot left-field wall, over the 8-foot blue fence erected in front of it for the 2012 season.

Colon (7-4) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, benefiting from plate umpire Larry Vanover's seemingly wide strike zone. Five of Colon's six strikeouts were looking, including Ben Revere, Fred]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:34:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Roark, Ramos lead Nationals past Cubs 2-1]]> By MATT CARLSON http://gazette.com/roark-ramos-lead-nationals-past-cubs-2-1/article/feed/237023?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/roark-ramos-lead-nationals-past-cubs-2-1/article/feed/237023?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth, Tanner Roark pitched five effective innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Monday.

Denard Span also homered for Washington, which has won eight of nine.

Making his first start of the season in place of the injured Doug Fister, Roark (1-2) allowed rookie Kris Bryant's sixth home run and struck out three. Four relievers combined for four innings of two-hit ball, with Drew Storen working the ninth for his NL-best 15th save in 16 attempts — closing out the five-hitter.

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth, Tanner Roark pitched five effective innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Monday.

Denard Span also homered for Washington, which has won eight of nine.

Making his first start of the season in place of the injured Doug Fister, Roark (1-2) allowed rookie Kris Bryant's sixth home run and struck out three. Four relievers combined for four innings of two-hit ball, with Drew Storen working the ninth for his NL-best 15th save in 16 attempts — closing out the five-hitter.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:34:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Reds lose 9th straight, Arenado leads Rockies to 5-4 win]]> By JOE KAY http://gazette.com/reds-lose-9th-straight-arenado-leads-rockies-to-5-4-win/article/feed/237015?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/reds-lose-9th-straight-arenado-leads-rockies-to-5-4-win/article/feed/237015?custom_click=rss

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nolan Arenado's big games back-to-back have the Colorado Rockies feeling like they're finally getting their act together.

The Cincinnati Reds? Every day brings another low point.

The Reds lost their ninth in a row on Monday, their worst slump in 17 years. Arenado homered, had three hits and drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman for a 5-4 victory, Colorado's third in a row.

"I see it turning around," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "I see us pitching better, taking better at-bats, just playing better."

The Rockies opened the season by winning their first four games, which was their high point.

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]]> CINCINNATI (AP) — Nolan Arenado's big games back-to-back have the Colorado Rockies feeling like they're finally getting their act together.

The Cincinnati Reds? Every day brings another low point.

The Reds lost their ninth in a row on Monday, their worst slump in 17 years. Arenado homered, had three hits and drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman for a 5-4 victory, Colorado's third in a row.

"I see it turning around," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "I see us pitching better, taking better at-bats, just playing better."

The Rockies opened the season by winning their first four games, which was their high point.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:33:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Long road back: Rangers' Josh Hamilton makes season debut]]> http://gazette.com/long-road-back-rangers-josh-hamilton-makes-season-debut/article/feed/236985?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/long-road-back-rangers-josh-hamilton-makes-season-debut/article/feed/236985?custom_click=rss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Back on a big league field, Josh Hamilton struck out on four pitches in the first inning Monday.

At least he was in the lineup, playing with the Texas Rangers for the first time in three years.

Hamilton drew some cheers when he came to bat after consecutive home runs by Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre. The 2010 AL MVP made his season debut, playing left field and hitting fifth against Cleveland after shoulder surgery in February.

Hamilton's return comes after Texas acquired him from the Los Angeles Angels on April 27. Hamilton went to extended spring training in Arizona the day after the deal and spent the past two weeks playing 12 games in the minors.

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]]> CLEVELAND (AP) — Back on a big league field, Josh Hamilton struck out on four pitches in the first inning Monday.

At least he was in the lineup, playing with the Texas Rangers for the first time in three years.

Hamilton drew some cheers when he came to bat after consecutive home runs by Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre. The 2010 AL MVP made his season debut, playing left field and hitting fifth against Cleveland after shoulder surgery in February.

Hamilton's return comes after Texas acquired him from the Los Angeles Angels on April 27. Hamilton went to extended spring training in Arizona the day after the deal and spent the past two weeks playing 12 games in the minors.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:33:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Gardner, Yankees rough up Guthrie, Royals 14-1]]> By HOWIE RUMBERG http://gazette.com/gardner-yankees-rough-up-guthrie-royals-14-1/article/feed/237020?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gardner-yankees-rough-up-guthrie-royals-14-1/article/feed/237020?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees quickly erased the memory of a lost weekend, romping past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday.

Stephen Drew added another three-run homer off a favorite foil of the Yankees, Jeremy Guthrie (4-3), before the team made an out in the second.

Slade Heathcott hit his first major league homer in the seventh as New York, coming off a sweep by Texas, snapped a six-game skid. The Yankees won for just the second time in 12 games, beating the team that began the day with the best record in the majors.

Nathan Eovaldi (4-1) pitched with runners on in all but two of his seven-plus innings

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees quickly erased the memory of a lost weekend, romping past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday.

Stephen Drew added another three-run homer off a favorite foil of the Yankees, Jeremy Guthrie (4-3), before the team made an out in the second.

Slade Heathcott hit his first major league homer in the seventh as New York, coming off a sweep by Texas, snapped a six-game skid. The Yankees won for just the second time in 12 games, beating the team that began the day with the best record in the majors.

Nathan Eovaldi (4-1) pitched with runners on in all but two of his seven-plus innings]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:33:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Orioles beat Astros 4-3, hand Keuchel 1st loss]]> By DAVID GINSBURG http://gazette.com/orioles-beat-astros-4-3-hand-keuchel-1st-loss/article/feed/237014?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/orioles-beat-astros-4-3-hand-keuchel-1st-loss/article/feed/237014?custom_click=rss

BALTIMORE (AP) — With the exception of two mighty swings, the Baltimore Orioles did very little offensively against Dallas Keuchel.

Baltimore didn't strand a runner and never got one in scoring position. In six of eight innings, the Orioles sent only three batters to the plate.

Yet, thanks to two-run homers by Caleb Joseph and Steve Pearce, the Orioles dealt Keuchel his first loss in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday.

Keuchel (6-1) came in with a 1.67 ERA and had won three straight starts. The left-hander allowed just one home run in nine appearances this season before Joseph connected in the second inning and Pearce went deep in the seventh.

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]]> BALTIMORE (AP) — With the exception of two mighty swings, the Baltimore Orioles did very little offensively against Dallas Keuchel.

Baltimore didn't strand a runner and never got one in scoring position. In six of eight innings, the Orioles sent only three batters to the plate.

Yet, thanks to two-run homers by Caleb Joseph and Steve Pearce, the Orioles dealt Keuchel his first loss in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday.

Keuchel (6-1) came in with a 1.67 ERA and had won three straight starts. The left-hander allowed just one home run in nine appearances this season before Joseph connected in the second inning and Pearce went deep in the seventh.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:33:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Nolasco, Plouffe help Twins stay hot in 7-2 win over Red Sox]]> By JON KRAWCZYNSKI http://gazette.com/nolasco-plouffe-help-twins-stay-hot-in-7-2-win-over-red-sox/article/feed/237022?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nolasco-plouffe-help-twins-stay-hot-in-7-2-win-over-red-sox/article/feed/237022?custom_click=rss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Nolasco struck out five in 7 2-3 innings and Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.

Nolasco (5-1) gave up two runs on seven hits to win his fifth straight start since coming off the disabled list.

The Twins got 16 hits to pick up their AL-leading 16th win in May. After a 1-6 start the Twins (26-18) are now just two games behind first-place Kansas City in the AL Central.

Joe Kelly (1-4) lasted just 1 2-3 innings. He gave up seven runs on eight hits in a performance that sapped any sense of momentum the Red Sox had after picking up two straight wins over the Angels.

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]]> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Nolasco struck out five in 7 2-3 innings and Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.

Nolasco (5-1) gave up two runs on seven hits to win his fifth straight start since coming off the disabled list.

The Twins got 16 hits to pick up their AL-leading 16th win in May. After a 1-6 start the Twins (26-18) are now just two games behind first-place Kansas City in the AL Central.

Joe Kelly (1-4) lasted just 1 2-3 innings. He gave up seven runs on eight hits in a performance that sapped any sense of momentum the Red Sox had after picking up two straight wins over the Angels.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:32:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Rays' 1B Loney has broken finger, could miss 4-6 weeks]]> http://gazette.com/rays-1b-loney-has-broken-finger-could-miss-4-6-weeks/article/feed/237003?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rays-1b-loney-has-broken-finger-could-miss-4-6-weeks/article/feed/237003?custom_click=rss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have put first baseman James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left middle finger, and expect him to miss four to six weeks.

Loney was hurt sliding while stealing third base in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against Oakland.

"We know he's going to be down for some time," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash.

Cash said Logan Forsythe will fill in for Loney

The Rays recalled infielder Tim Beckham and infielder-outfielder Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham before Monday night's game with Seattle.

Reliever Preston Guilmet was optioned to Durham after Sunday's game.

Right fielder Steven Souza Jr.

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]]> ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have put first baseman James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left middle finger, and expect him to miss four to six weeks.

Loney was hurt sliding while stealing third base in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against Oakland.

"We know he's going to be down for some time," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash.

Cash said Logan Forsythe will fill in for Loney

The Rays recalled infielder Tim Beckham and infielder-outfielder Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham before Monday night's game with Seattle.

Reliever Preston Guilmet was optioned to Durham after Sunday's game.

Right fielder Steven Souza Jr.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:32:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet]]> By THOMAS ADAMSON http://gazette.com/fashions-greatest-hits-misses-on-the-cannes-red-carpet/article/feed/236937?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fashions-greatest-hits-misses-on-the-cannes-red-carpet/article/feed/236937?custom_click=rss

CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion.

For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival's red carpet in clothes designed by the world's greatest. Yet while the best looks come to define the festival, there's almost as much interest in who got it wrong.

Here are the 68th Cannes Film Festival's fashion hits and misses.

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Blunt has Stella McCartney to thank for her shimmering coup at the "Sicario" premiere, alongside co-stars Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Embroidered jewels gave the sophisticated, covered-up look a weight that oozed old-school Hollywoo

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]]> CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion.

For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival's red carpet in clothes designed by the world's greatest. Yet while the best looks come to define the festival, there's almost as much interest in who got it wrong.

Here are the 68th Cannes Film Festival's fashion hits and misses.

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EMILY BLUNT

Blunt has Stella McCartney to thank for her shimmering coup at the "Sicario" premiere, alongside co-stars Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Embroidered jewels gave the sophisticated, covered-up look a weight that oozed old-school Hollywoo]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:32:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber]]> http://gazette.com/hundreds-of-taxi-drivers-march-in-mexico-against-uber/article/feed/236999?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hundreds-of-taxi-drivers-march-in-mexico-against-uber/article/feed/236999?custom_click=rss MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting "Uber Out!" and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service.

Some drove their pink-and-white cabs in ranks, snarling traffic along the city's main boulevard.

The drivers say that Uber and other ride-sharing services evade the tax, registration and safety laws that regular cabs are subject to.

Taxi drivers' leader Eleazar Romero told the rally that "we are not against technology. We just want a level playing field, we want everyone to follow the same tax rules we do."

Taxi leaders apologized for affecting traffic, but claimed they were facing unfair competition.

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]]> MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting "Uber Out!" and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service.

Some drove their pink-and-white cabs in ranks, snarling traffic along the city's main boulevard.

The drivers say that Uber and other ride-sharing services evade the tax, registration and safety laws that regular cabs are subject to.

Taxi drivers' leader Eleazar Romero told the rally that "we are not against technology. We just want a level playing field, we want everyone to follow the same tax rules we do."

Taxi leaders apologized for affecting traffic, but claimed they were facing unfair competition.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:32:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup]]> By JAMES ELLINGWORTH http://gazette.com/russia-plans-to-use-prison-labor-for-2018-world-cup/article/feed/236949?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/russia-plans-to-use-prison-labor-for-2018-world-cup/article/feed/236949?custom_click=rss MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.

The Russian prison service is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, to allow prisoners to be taken from their camps to work at factories, with a focus on driving down the costs of building materials for World Cup projects.

"It'll help in the sense that there will be the opportunity to acquire building materials for a lower price, lower than there is currently on the market," Khinshtein told The Associated Press. "And apart from that it'll make it possible to get prisoners into work, which is very positive.

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]]> MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.

The Russian prison service is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, to allow prisoners to be taken from their camps to work at factories, with a focus on driving down the costs of building materials for World Cup projects.

"It'll help in the sense that there will be the opportunity to acquire building materials for a lower price, lower than there is currently on the market," Khinshtein told The Associated Press. "And apart from that it'll make it possible to get prisoners into work, which is very positive.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:32:28 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest on weather: Governor calls damage 'devastating']]> By The Associated Press http://gazette.com/the-latest-on-weather-governor-calls-damage-devastating/article/feed/236865?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-on-weather-governor-calls-damage-devastating/article/feed/236865?custom_click=rss

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the damage caused by flash-flooding in Central Texas is "absolutely devastating."

The governor flew over parts of the rain-swollen Blanco River on Monday, a day after heavy rains pushed the river out of its banks and into surrounding homes in the small town of Wimberley.

At a news conference, Abbott says the damage he saw was "absolutely massive" from the storms' "relentless tsunami-type power."

He stressed that communities downstream need to monitor flood levels and take seriously the threat of the ongoing storms.

Abbott didn't offer updates on the dead or missing following the powerful storms sweeping through parts of Texas and northern Mexico.

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]]> 3 p.m. CDT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the damage caused by flash-flooding in Central Texas is "absolutely devastating."

The governor flew over parts of the rain-swollen Blanco River on Monday, a day after heavy rains pushed the river out of its banks and into surrounding homes in the small town of Wimberley.

At a news conference, Abbott says the damage he saw was "absolutely massive" from the storms' "relentless tsunami-type power."

He stressed that communities downstream need to monitor flood levels and take seriously the threat of the ongoing storms.

Abbott didn't offer updates on the dead or missing following the powerful storms sweeping through parts of Texas and northern Mexico.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:32:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Fatal cherry picker accident occurred during demonstration]]> http://gazette.com/fatal-cherry-picker-accident-occurred-during-demonstration/article/feed/237019?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fatal-cherry-picker-accident-occurred-during-demonstration/article/feed/237019?custom_click=rss ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a cherry picker accident in Albuquerque that killed two people and injured three others happened while a man was giving boys in the neighborhood a demonstration of the elevated lift.

Police spokesman Simon Drobik says the cherry picker carrying the group toppled over from a gust of wind and its boom crashed to the ground. All five were thrown from the lift.

The man in his 50s and a 12-year-old boy died in Sunday's accident.

Two boys, ages 7 and 10, are in critical condition. Another 10-year boy is in stable condition.

Drobik says there were probably too many people inside the lift's bucket, and the legs used to stabilize the lift hadn't been extended.

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]]> ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a cherry picker accident in Albuquerque that killed two people and injured three others happened while a man was giving boys in the neighborhood a demonstration of the elevated lift.

Police spokesman Simon Drobik says the cherry picker carrying the group toppled over from a gust of wind and its boom crashed to the ground. All five were thrown from the lift.

The man in his 50s and a 12-year-old boy died in Sunday's accident.

Two boys, ages 7 and 10, are in critical condition. Another 10-year boy is in stable condition.

Drobik says there were probably too many people inside the lift's bucket, and the legs used to stabilize the lift hadn't been extended.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:32:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Cops: Man fires BB gun at 11-year-old, said boy shot his son]]> http://gazette.com/cops-man-fires-bb-gun-at-11-year-old-said-boy-shot-his-son/article/feed/236958?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cops-man-fires-bb-gun-at-11-year-old-said-boy-shot-his-son/article/feed/236958?custom_click=rss MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday.

Albert Clark, 31, of McKeesport, approached the boy Sunday outside the former George Washington Elementary School and fired twice, police said. The boy fell to the ground, saying he couldn't breathe, and was later hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Clark told investigators he then gave the weapon to a child who "was walking up the street," according to a criminal complaint.

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]]> MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday.

Albert Clark, 31, of McKeesport, approached the boy Sunday outside the former George Washington Elementary School and fired twice, police said. The boy fell to the ground, saying he couldn't breathe, and was later hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Clark told investigators he then gave the weapon to a child who "was walking up the street," according to a criminal complaint.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:32:21 -0600 <![CDATA[2 B.B. King daughters allege 2 closest aides poisoned him]]> By KEN RITTER http://gazette.com/2-b.b.-king-daughters-allege-2-closest-aides-poisoned-him/article/feed/237001?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-b.b.-king-daughters-allege-2-closest-aides-poisoned-him/article/feed/237001?custom_click=rss

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him.

Las Vegas police homicide detectives are investigating, Lt. Ray Steiber said Monday. He declined to provide details.

Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege that family members were prevented from visiting while King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, hastened their father's death.

"I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances," Patty King and Williams say in identically worded sections of affidavits provided to The Associated Press by their lawyer, Larissa Drohobyczer

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]]> LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him.

Las Vegas police homicide detectives are investigating, Lt. Ray Steiber said Monday. He declined to provide details.

Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege that family members were prevented from visiting while King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, hastened their father's death.

"I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances," Patty King and Williams say in identically worded sections of affidavits provided to The Associated Press by their lawyer, Larissa Drohobyczer]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:32:21 -0600 <![CDATA[CDOT employee killed in multi-vehicle crash near Monarch identified]]> http://gazette.com/cdot-employee-killed-in-multi-vehicle-crash-near-monarch-identified/article/1551963?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cdot-employee-killed-in-multi-vehicle-crash-near-monarch-identified/article/1551963?custom_click=rss

MONARCH, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a state transportation employee was killed in a multi-vehicle crash near the base of Monarch Pass.

The Colorado State Patrol says the driver of a tractor-trailer heading east down the pass on U.S. Highway 50 caused the crash in an active construction zone Friday afternoon.

Eastbound traffic was stopped so the westbound traffic could proceed through a construction site. The tractor-trailer did not stop, and instead crossed into the westbound lane, hitting a passenger truck and a dump truck. Another vehicle was hit after the initial crash.

The driver of the dump truck, who worked for the Colorado Department of Transportation, was killed and the tractor-trailer driver was



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MONARCH, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a state transportation employee was killed in a multi-vehicle crash near the base of Monarch Pass.

The Colorado State Patrol says the driver of a tractor-trailer heading east down the pass on U.S. Highway 50 caused the crash in an active construction zone Friday afternoon.

Eastbound traffic was stopped so the westbound traffic could proceed through a construction site. The tractor-trailer did not stop, and instead crossed into the westbound lane, hitting a passenger truck and a dump truck. Another vehicle was hit after the initial crash.

The driver of the dump truck, who worked for the Colorado Department of Transportation, was killed and the tractor-trailer driver was

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<![CDATA[Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order]]> http://gazette.com/woman-seeks-rescue-from-boyfriend-in-online-pizza-order/article/1551139?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-seeks-rescue-from-boyfriend-in-online-pizza-order/article/1551139?custom_click=rss

AVON PARK, Fla. — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.

The Avon Park Pizza Hut employees spotted what Cheryl Treadway wrote in the comment section of her online order. Employees recognized Treadway as a regular customer and called the sheriff's office.

Highlands County Sheriff's deputies went to the home, where they were greeted by Treadway, who was carrying a small child. She told them her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, 26, was inside the home, armed with a knife. Her other two children were also inside.

Treadway and the child were escorted to safety.

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AVON PARK, Fla. — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.

The Avon Park Pizza Hut employees spotted what Cheryl Treadway wrote in the comment section of her online order. Employees recognized Treadway as a regular customer and called the sheriff's office.

Highlands County Sheriff's deputies went to the home, where they were greeted by Treadway, who was carrying a small child. She told them her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, 26, was inside the home, armed with a knife. Her other two children were also inside.

Treadway and the child were escorted to safety.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 20:44:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks]]> http://gazette.com/texas-incident-fuels-concern-about-lone-wolf-terror-attacks/article/1551133?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/texas-incident-fuels-concern-about-lone-wolf-terror-attacks/article/1551133?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.

Trying to gauge which individuals in the United States pose such threats — and how vigorously they should be monitored — is a daunting challenge for counterterrorism agencies. Some experts caution that a limited number of small-scale attacks are likely to continue.

Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said federal authorities are aware of "thousands" of potential extremists living in the U.S.



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NEW YORK — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.

Trying to gauge which individuals in the United States pose such threats — and how vigorously they should be monitored — is a daunting challenge for counterterrorism agencies. Some experts caution that a limited number of small-scale attacks are likely to continue.

Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said federal authorities are aware of "thousands" of potential extremists living in the U.S.

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