<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:46:56 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Thailand's Kiradech wins Shenzhen in playoff]]> http://gazette.com/thailands-kiradech-wins-shenzhen-in-playoff/article/feed/224691?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thailands-kiradech-wins-shenzhen-in-playoff/article/feed/224691?custom_click=rss

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat captured the inaugural Shenzhen International on Sunday after rallying in regulation with an eagle on the 17th hole and beating Chinese teenager Li Haotong in a playoff.

Kiradech and Li shared the lead after the turn, but the 19-year-old Chinese player looked to be heading for the biggest title of his career when he birdied the 17th and Kiradech bogeyed the par-4 15th to open up a two-stroke lead.

Kiradech rebounded, however, with an eagle on the par-5 17th to pull even with Li again and force the playoff. He had a chance to win on the 18th, but his birdie putt skirted to the right of the hole.

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]]> SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat captured the inaugural Shenzhen International on Sunday after rallying in regulation with an eagle on the 17th hole and beating Chinese teenager Li Haotong in a playoff.

Kiradech and Li shared the lead after the turn, but the 19-year-old Chinese player looked to be heading for the biggest title of his career when he birdied the 17th and Kiradech bogeyed the par-4 15th to open up a two-stroke lead.

Kiradech rebounded, however, with an eagle on the par-5 17th to pull even with Li again and force the playoff. He had a chance to win on the 18th, but his birdie putt skirted to the right of the hole.]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:32:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Czech Republic beats France 3-0 in Fed Cup semis]]> http://gazette.com/czech-republic-beats-france-3-0-in-fed-cup-semis/article/feed/224699?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/czech-republic-beats-france-3-0-in-fed-cup-semis/article/feed/224699?custom_click=rss

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles Sunday.

In a match of two big-hitting players, fourth-ranked Kvitova beat 29th-ranked Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-4 for an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the semifinals.

After failing to serve out the match at 5-2, Kvitova converted her first match point in her following service game with a passing forehand shot.

The Czechs will face Germany or Russia in the final in November with a chance of winning their fourth title in five years.

Garcia double faulted twice in a row in the third game of the final set to drop her serve and Kvitova marched

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]]> OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles Sunday.

In a match of two big-hitting players, fourth-ranked Kvitova beat 29th-ranked Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-4 for an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the semifinals.

After failing to serve out the match at 5-2, Kvitova converted her first match point in her following service game with a passing forehand shot.

The Czechs will face Germany or Russia in the final in November with a chance of winning their fourth title in five years.

Garcia double faulted twice in a row in the third game of the final set to drop her serve and Kvitova marched ]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:32:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign's outset]]> http://gazette.com/clinton-patches-relations-with-liberals-at-campaigns-outset/article/feed/224697?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/clinton-patches-relations-with-liberals-at-campaigns-outset/article/feed/224697?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on the good side of liberals in her 2016 Democratic presidential campaign.

In 2008, she opposed gay marriage, equivocated on driver's licenses for people living in the U.S. illegally, and took heavy criticism from rival Barack Obama over her stance on campaign finance.

This time, she's retooled such positions to line up with the views of progressive Democrats.

The do-overs are part of an effort by Clinton to reassure the liberal wing of her party that this time she will be the change they've been waiting for.

But she's not closed the deal.

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on the good side of liberals in her 2016 Democratic presidential campaign.

In 2008, she opposed gay marriage, equivocated on driver's licenses for people living in the U.S. illegally, and took heavy criticism from rival Barack Obama over her stance on campaign finance.

This time, she's retooled such positions to line up with the views of progressive Democrats.

The do-overs are part of an effort by Clinton to reassure the liberal wing of her party that this time she will be the change they've been waiting for.

But she's not closed the deal.]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:32:05 -0600 <![CDATA[New Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field]]> http://gazette.com/new-hampshire-republican-voters-are-relishing-crowded-field/article/feed/224702?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-hampshire-republican-voters-are-relishing-crowded-field/article/feed/224702?custom_click=rss

NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) — For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.

The state's notoriously fickle, independent-minded voters are relishing a wide-open Republican race and are in no hurry to crown a front-runner.

Nearly 20 potential candidates — senators, governors, business executives and more — have paraded through the state in recent days.

Compare the Republican landscape with the Democratic side of the race — where Hillary Rodham Clinton appears unlikely to face a serious primary challenge.

Republican voters in New Hampshire are cheering that contrast, and they expect that the candidate who emerges from the primary campaign

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]]> NASHUA, New Hampshire (AP) — For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.

The state's notoriously fickle, independent-minded voters are relishing a wide-open Republican race and are in no hurry to crown a front-runner.

Nearly 20 potential candidates — senators, governors, business executives and more — have paraded through the state in recent days.

Compare the Republican landscape with the Democratic side of the race — where Hillary Rodham Clinton appears unlikely to face a serious primary challenge.

Republican voters in New Hampshire are cheering that contrast, and they expect that the candidate who emerges from the primary campaign ]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:59 -0600 <![CDATA[UN report finds Afghan women failed by justice system]]> http://gazette.com/un-report-finds-afghan-women-failed-by-justice-system/article/feed/224686?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/un-report-finds-afghan-women-failed-by-justice-system/article/feed/224686?custom_click=rss

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's women are being failed by the country's justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with through mediation rather than prosecution, according to the United Nations.

A report released Sunday concluded that only 5 percent of surveyed domestic violence cases were resolved through the judicial system, resulting in criminal prosecution and punishment for perpetrators.

The U.N.'s assistant secretary general for human rights, Ivan Simonovic, said women often choose mediation to resolve complaints of violence, partly because they lack faith in the justice system.

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]]> KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's women are being failed by the country's justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with through mediation rather than prosecution, according to the United Nations.

A report released Sunday concluded that only 5 percent of surveyed domestic violence cases were resolved through the judicial system, resulting in criminal prosecution and punishment for perpetrators.

The U.N.'s assistant secretary general for human rights, Ivan Simonovic, said women often choose mediation to resolve complaints of violence, partly because they lack faith in the justice system.]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Sea of sorrows: Many migrants drown trying to reach Italy]]> http://gazette.com/sea-of-sorrows-many-migrants-drown-trying-to-reach-italy/article/feed/224696?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sea-of-sorrows-many-migrants-drown-trying-to-reach-italy/article/feed/224696?custom_click=rss

ROME (AP) — Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

The precise figure of deaths is unknown. But the ill-documented toll is rising again Sunday as rescuers search for an estimated 700 passengers from a capsized boat north of Libya. The Italian Coast Guard has confirmed 24 deaths and 28 people rescued, but authorities expect the death toll to rise.

Authorities count only those bodies found in the sea, on shore, or aboard boats where migrants can die of thirst or exposure. Survivors often tell of fellow passengers who lost their lives at sea, but the bodies are never found.

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]]> ROME (AP) — Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

The precise figure of deaths is unknown. But the ill-documented toll is rising again Sunday as rescuers search for an estimated 700 passengers from a capsized boat north of Libya. The Italian Coast Guard has confirmed 24 deaths and 28 people rescued, but authorities expect the death toll to rise.

Authorities count only those bodies found in the sea, on shore, or aboard boats where migrants can die of thirst or exposure. Survivors often tell of fellow passengers who lost their lives at sea, but the bodies are never found.]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Extremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party]]> http://gazette.com/extremist-past-mars-makeover-of-frances-far-right-party/article/feed/224698?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/extremist-past-mars-makeover-of-frances-far-right-party/article/feed/224698?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.

The probe, one of three currently targeting the National Front or its alliances, has reawakened images of anti-Semitism and jack-booted followers that party leader Marine Le Pen has worked hard to scrub away.

She is hoping to transform the National Front from a political pariah into a voter-friendly alternative to traditional parties amid a fight for the movement's soul between Marine Le Pen and her father, Jean-Marie, whose anti-Semitic remarks set off the family feud.

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]]> PARIS (AP) — The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.

The probe, one of three currently targeting the National Front or its alliances, has reawakened images of anti-Semitism and jack-booted followers that party leader Marine Le Pen has worked hard to scrub away.

She is hoping to transform the National Front from a political pariah into a voter-friendly alternative to traditional parties amid a fight for the movement's soul between Marine Le Pen and her father, Jean-Marie, whose anti-Semitic remarks set off the family feud.]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:28 -0600 <![CDATA[S. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest]]> http://gazette.com/s.-korean-police-question-dozens-after-violent-ferry-protest/article/feed/224692?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/s.-korean-police-question-dozens-after-violent-ferry-protest/article/feed/224692?custom_click=rss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Sunday that they were questioning dozens of protesters after violence broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.

Police used water cannons and pepper spray to break up thousands of protesters in the capital, Seoul, on Saturday night. Dozens of police officers and protesters were injured during the demonstration.

The protesters, led by relatives of victims of the ferry disaster, tried unsuccessfully to march to the presidential Blue House.

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]]> SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Sunday that they were questioning dozens of protesters after violence broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.

Police used water cannons and pepper spray to break up thousands of protesters in the capital, Seoul, on Saturday night. Dozens of police officers and protesters were injured during the demonstration.

The protesters, led by relatives of victims of the ferry disaster, tried unsuccessfully to march to the presidential Blue House.]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Immigrants describe threats in South Africa]]> http://gazette.com/immigrants-describe-threats-in-south-africa/article/feed/224695?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/immigrants-describe-threats-in-south-africa/article/feed/224695?custom_click=rss JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport.

The immigrants spoke in interviews with The Associated Press at a tent camp after they hurriedly left Alexandra township in Johannesburg, where mobs attacked shops owned by people from other African countries, including Congo and Somalia. The violence there followed anti-immigrant riots in and around the coastal city of Durban that killed at least six people, recalling a bout of similar unrest in South Africa in 2008 in which about 60 people died.

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]]> JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport.

The immigrants spoke in interviews with The Associated Press at a tent camp after they hurriedly left Alexandra township in Johannesburg, where mobs attacked shops owned by people from other African countries, including Congo and Somalia. The violence there followed anti-immigrant riots in and around the coastal city of Durban that killed at least six people, recalling a bout of similar unrest in South Africa in 2008 in which about 60 people died.]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:21 -0600 <![CDATA[IS video purports to show killing of Ethiopians in Libya]]> http://gazette.com/is-video-purports-to-show-killing-of-ethiopians-in-libya/article/feed/224683?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/is-video-purports-to-show-killing-of-ethiopians-in-libya/article/feed/224683?custom_click=rss

CAIRO (AP) — A video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians by the extremist group's Libyan affiliates.

The 29-minute online video purports to show militants holding two groups of captives. It says one group is held by an IS affiliate in eastern Libya known as Barka Province and the other by an affiliate in the south calling itself the Fazzan Province.

A masked fighter brandishing a pistol delivers a long statement, saying Christians must convert to Islam or pay a special tax prescribed by the Quran.

The video then switches between footage of the captives in the south being shot dead and the captives in the east being beheaded

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]]> CAIRO (AP) — A video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians by the extremist group's Libyan affiliates.

The 29-minute online video purports to show militants holding two groups of captives. It says one group is held by an IS affiliate in eastern Libya known as Barka Province and the other by an affiliate in the south calling itself the Fazzan Province.

A masked fighter brandishing a pistol delivers a long statement, saying Christians must convert to Islam or pay a special tax prescribed by the Quran.

The video then switches between footage of the captives in the south being shot dead and the captives in the east being beheaded ]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Ex-'Top Gear' star got false cancer diagnosis before fracas]]> http://gazette.com/ex-top-gear-star-got-false-cancer-diagnosis-before-fracas/article/feed/224701?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-top-gear-star-got-false-cancer-diagnosis-before-fracas/article/feed/224701?custom_click=rss LONDON (AP) — Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show.

Writing in his column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson described his state of mind in the days before the March 4 scuffle, saying that even the suspected — and ultimately false — diagnosis failed to stem his "obsession" with work.

The BBC refrained from renewing the popular presenter's contract after concluding that Clarkson hit producer Oisin Tymon and subjected him to a 30-minute tirade while they were filming on location.

Clarkson acknowledged there's no way back for him with "Top Gear."

"I have lost my baby but I sh

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]]> LONDON (AP) — Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show.

Writing in his column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson described his state of mind in the days before the March 4 scuffle, saying that even the suspected — and ultimately false — diagnosis failed to stem his "obsession" with work.

The BBC refrained from renewing the popular presenter's contract after concluding that Clarkson hit producer Oisin Tymon and subjected him to a 30-minute tirade while they were filming on location.

Clarkson acknowledged there's no way back for him with "Top Gear."

"I have lost my baby but I sh]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:17 -0600 <![CDATA[24 dead, 28 safe, hundreds missing as Med migrant boat sinks]]> http://gazette.com/24-dead-28-safe-hundreds-missing-as-med-migrant-boat-sinks/article/feed/224689?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/24-dead-28-safe-hundreds-missing-as-med-migrant-boat-sinks/article/feed/224689?custom_click=rss

ROME (AP) — A boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday.

The Coast Guard said in a statement that the migrants' 20-meter (66-foot) vessel may have overturned because migrants rushed to one side of the craft when they saw a Portuguese merchant vessel approach it late Saturday night. The cargo ship had been dispatched to come to the migrants' aid.

The Coast Guard said at least 28 survivors had been rescued by Sunday morning. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat put the number of survivors at

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]]> ROME (AP) — A boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday.

The Coast Guard said in a statement that the migrants' 20-meter (66-foot) vessel may have overturned because migrants rushed to one side of the craft when they saw a Portuguese merchant vessel approach it late Saturday night. The cargo ship had been dispatched to come to the migrants' aid.

The Coast Guard said at least 28 survivors had been rescued by Sunday morning. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat put the number of survivors at]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home]]> http://gazette.com/reagan-shooter-finds-rejection-indifference-in-future-home/article/feed/224676?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/reagan-shooter-finds-rejection-indifference-in-future-home/article/feed/224676?custom_click=rss

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.

He takes long walks along tree-lined paths, plays guitar and paints, grabs fast food at Wendy's. He drives around town in a silver Toyota Avalon, a car that wouldn't attract a second glance. Often, as if to avoid detection, he puts on a hat or visor before going out.

These days, John Hinckley Jr. lives much of the year like any average Joe: shopping, eating out, watching movies at a local Regal Cinemas.

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]]> WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.

He takes long walks along tree-lined paths, plays guitar and paints, grabs fast food at Wendy's. He drives around town in a silver Toyota Avalon, a car that wouldn't attract a second glance. Often, as if to avoid detection, he puts on a hat or visor before going out.

These days, John Hinckley Jr. lives much of the year like any average Joe: shopping, eating out, watching movies at a local Regal Cinemas.]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor]]> http://gazette.com/email-affleck-asked-pbs-to-not-reveal-slave-owning-ancestor/article/feed/224633?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/email-affleck-asked-pbs-to-not-reveal-slave-owning-ancestor/article/feed/224633?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

PBS and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, host of the show that traces the ancestry of well-known guests, said in separate statements that they didn't censor the slave-owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in October's segment featuring Affleck, they said in the statements posted on the PBS website.

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]]> BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

PBS and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, host of the show that traces the ancestry of well-known guests, said in separate statements that they didn't censor the slave-owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in October's segment featuring Affleck, they said in the statements posted on the PBS website.]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:30:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Florida gyrocopter pilot returns to Florida, awaits hearing]]> http://gazette.com/florida-gyrocopter-pilot-returns-to-florida-awaits-hearing/article/feed/224561?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/florida-gyrocopter-pilot-returns-to-florida-awaits-hearing/article/feed/224561?custom_click=rss

RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A mail carrier has returned to his home in Florida, where he'll wait for his next hearing after flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.

Doug Hughes was charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national airspace after landing his gyrocopter in Washington on Wednesday.

The 61-year-old told The Associated Press that people weren't scared when they saw the aircraft and waved at him. He said he waved back.

He told the AP that Americans shouldn't be so worried about security in Washington, but rather that the country's campaign finance laws are too weak.

He told the Tampa Bay Times that his house arrest begins Monday, and will wear an electronic monitoring ankle brace

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]]> RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A mail carrier has returned to his home in Florida, where he'll wait for his next hearing after flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.

Doug Hughes was charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national airspace after landing his gyrocopter in Washington on Wednesday.

The 61-year-old told The Associated Press that people weren't scared when they saw the aircraft and waved at him. He said he waved back.

He told the AP that Americans shouldn't be so worried about security in Washington, but rather that the country's campaign finance laws are too weak.

He told the Tampa Bay Times that his house arrest begins Monday, and will wear an electronic monitoring ankle brace]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:30:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move on]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/time-plus-distance-help-some-oklahoma-city-victims-move-on/article/1549920?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/time-plus-distance-help-some-oklahoma-city-victims-move-on/article/1549920?custom_click=rss

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City bombing thrust Diane Koch into the life of a crime victim's advocate for 13 years, until she realized she had to leave the state to start a new chapter of life.

Bud Welch said his ability to eventually forgive enabled him to survive emotionally after the death of his daughter. For Jannie Coverdale, though, there's "no such thing" as moving on, even after two decades.

All three lost loved ones 20 years ago Sunday, when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building with a rental truck laden with explosives. However, all three took different paths as they tried to come to grips with a pain that never fully heals.



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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City bombing thrust Diane Koch into the life of a crime victim's advocate for 13 years, until she realized she had to leave the state to start a new chapter of life.

Bud Welch said his ability to eventually forgive enabled him to survive emotionally after the death of his daughter. For Jannie Coverdale, though, there's "no such thing" as moving on, even after two decades.

All three lost loved ones 20 years ago Sunday, when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building with a rental truck laden with explosives. However, all three took different paths as they tried to come to grips with a pain that never fully heals.

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<![CDATA[Some victims of California explosion released from hospital]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/some-victims-of-california-explosion-released-from-hospital/article/1549919?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/some-victims-of-california-explosion-released-from-hospital/article/1549919?custom_click=rss

FRESNO, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital.

The victims included two Fresno County sheriff's deputies, a public works employee and eight jail inmates, according to sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti.

The deputies and two of the inmates were released. The public works employee and another inmate were in critical condition, with the inmate's condition considered life-threatening, Botti said.



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FRESNO, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital.

The victims included two Fresno County sheriff's deputies, a public works employee and eight jail inmates, according to sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti.

The deputies and two of the inmates were released. The public works employee and another inmate were in critical condition, with the inmate's condition considered life-threatening, Botti said.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:14:50 -0600
<![CDATA[In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/in-historic-face-to-face-obama-castro-vow-to-turn-the-page/article/1549517?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-historic-face-to-face-obama-castro-vow-to-turn-the-page/article/1549517?custom_click=rss

PANAMA CITY — President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.

In a small conference room in a Panama City convention center, the two sat side by side in a bid to inject fresh momentum into their months-old effort to restore diplomatic ties. Reflecting on the historic nature of the meeting, Obama said he felt it was time to try something new and to engage with both Cuba's government and its people.

"What we have both concluded is that we can disagree with a spirit of respect and civility," Obama said.



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PANAMA CITY — President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.

In a small conference room in a Panama City convention center, the two sat side by side in a bid to inject fresh momentum into their months-old effort to restore diplomatic ties. Reflecting on the historic nature of the meeting, Obama said he felt it was time to try something new and to engage with both Cuba's government and its people.

"What we have both concluded is that we can disagree with a spirit of respect and civility," Obama said.

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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:41:47 -0600
<![CDATA[California delta's water mysteriously missing amid drought]]> By SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press http://gazette.com/california-deltas-water-mysteriously-missing-amid-drought/article/1549504?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/california-deltas-water-mysteriously-missing-amid-drought/article/1549504?custom_click=rss

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — As California struggles with a devastating drought, huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta — and the prime suspects are farmers whose families have tilled fertile soil there for generations.

A state investigation was launched following complaints from two large agencies that supply water to arid farmland in the Central Valley and to millions of residents as far south as San Diego.

Delta farmers don't deny using as much water as they need. But they say they're not stealing it because their history of living at the water's edge gives them that right. Still, they have been asked to report how much water they're pumping and to prove their legal



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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — As California struggles with a devastating drought, huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta — and the prime suspects are farmers whose families have tilled fertile soil there for generations.

A state investigation was launched following complaints from two large agencies that supply water to arid farmland in the Central Valley and to millions of residents as far south as San Diego.

Delta farmers don't deny using as much water as they need. But they say they're not stealing it because their history of living at the water's edge gives them that right. Still, they have been asked to report how much water they're pumping and to prove their legal

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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 09:34:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Saudis say UN could vote soon on Yemen sanctions resolution]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/saudis-say-un-could-vote-soon-on-yemen-sanctions-resolution/article/1549481?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saudis-say-un-could-vote-soon-on-yemen-sanctions-resolution/article/1549481?custom_click=rss

UNITED NATIONS — Saudi Arabia's U.N. ambassador said Friday a vote on a draft United Nations resolution that would impose new sanctions on leaders of Yemen's Houthi Shiite rebels and the country's former president and his son will likely take place early next week.

The debate of the sanctions resolution is taking place as fighting escalates between the Houthis and supporters of Yemen's beleaguered president, and airstrikes by a Saudi-led Sunni coalition, threaten to push Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, into collapse.

The draft is aimed at ending the Houthis' attempt to take over the strategic Mideast country.



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UNITED NATIONS — Saudi Arabia's U.N. ambassador said Friday a vote on a draft United Nations resolution that would impose new sanctions on leaders of Yemen's Houthi Shiite rebels and the country's former president and his son will likely take place early next week.

The debate of the sanctions resolution is taking place as fighting escalates between the Houthis and supporters of Yemen's beleaguered president, and airstrikes by a Saudi-led Sunni coalition, threaten to push Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, into collapse.

The draft is aimed at ending the Houthis' attempt to take over the strategic Mideast country.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:43:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Latest on police shooting: State investigators had doubts from the start]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/latest-on-police-shooting-state-investigators-had-doubts-from-the-start/article/1549426?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/latest-on-police-shooting-state-investigators-had-doubts-from-the-start/article/1549426?custom_click=rss

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The chief of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said Thursday evening that investigators and crime scene technicians from his agency immediately saw inconsistencies when they arrived at the scene where white North Charleston police officer Michael Slager fatally shot Walter Scott, an unarmed black resident, in the back.

"We believed early on that there was something not right about what happened in the encounter," Chief Mark Keel said. "The cellphone video shot by a bystander confirmed our initial suspicions."

SLED did not publicly raise its concerns, however, when the North Charleston police release its initial report that said Scott was shot after taking Slager's Taser.



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The chief of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said Thursday evening that investigators and crime scene technicians from his agency immediately saw inconsistencies when they arrived at the scene where white North Charleston police officer Michael Slager fatally shot Walter Scott, an unarmed black resident, in the back.

"We believed early on that there was something not right about what happened in the encounter," Chief Mark Keel said. "The cellphone video shot by a bystander confirmed our initial suspicions."

SLED did not publicly raise its concerns, however, when the North Charleston police release its initial report that said Scott was shot after taking Slager's Taser.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:04:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Tsarnaev convicted on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/tsarnaev-convicted-on-all-charges-in-boston-marathon-bombing/article/1549325?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tsarnaev-convicted-on-all-charges-in-boston-marathon-bombing/article/1549325?custom_click=rss

BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed.

Tsarnaev kept his hands folded in front of him and looked down at the defense table as listened to the verdict, reached after a day and a half of deliberations. He was found guilty on charges that included conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction — offenses punishable by death.

His conviction was practically a foregone conclusion, given his lawyer's startling admission during opening statements that Tsarnaev carried out the attack with his now-dead older brother, Tamerlan.



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BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed.

Tsarnaev kept his hands folded in front of him and looked down at the defense table as listened to the verdict, reached after a day and a half of deliberations. He was found guilty on charges that included conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction — offenses punishable by death.

His conviction was practically a foregone conclusion, given his lawyer's startling admission during opening statements that Tsarnaev carried out the attack with his now-dead older brother, Tamerlan.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 22:40:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Blue Bell suspends operations at Oklahoma ice cream plant]]> JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press http://gazette.com/blue-bell-suspends-operations-at-oklahoma-ice-cream-plant/article/1549094?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blue-bell-suspends-operations-at-oklahoma-ice-cream-plant/article/1549094?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON (AP) — Blue Bell Ice Cream announced Friday that it has suspended operations at an Oklahoma production facility that officials had previously connected to a foodborne illness linked to the deaths of three people.

"We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution to ensure that we are doing everything possible to provide our consumers with safe products and to preserve the trust we have built with them and their families for more than a century," the company said in a statement.

Last month, the company and health officials said a 3-ounce cup of ice cream contaminated with listeriosis was traced to a plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.



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HOUSTON (AP) — Blue Bell Ice Cream announced Friday that it has suspended operations at an Oklahoma production facility that officials had previously connected to a foodborne illness linked to the deaths of three people.

"We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution to ensure that we are doing everything possible to provide our consumers with safe products and to preserve the trust we have built with them and their families for more than a century," the company said in a statement.

Last month, the company and health officials said a 3-ounce cup of ice cream contaminated with listeriosis was traced to a plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 08:58:14 -0600
<![CDATA[German crash co-pilot researched suicide, cockpit doors]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/german-crash-co-pilot-researched-suicide-cockpit-doors/article/1549025?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/german-crash-co-pilot-researched-suicide-cockpit-doors/article/1549025?custom_click=rss

 

BERLIN — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spent time online researching suicide methods and cockpit door security in the week before crashing Flight 9525, prosecutors said Thursday — the first evidence that the fatal descent may have been a premeditated act.

As the browsing history on a tablet computer found at Lubitz's apartment added a disturbing new piece to the puzzle of the March 24 crash, French investigators said they had recovered the Airbus A320's flight data recorder — another step toward completing the picture.

Attention has focused on Lubitz since investigators evaluated the plane's cockpit voice recorder last week.



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BERLIN — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spent time online researching suicide methods and cockpit door security in the week before crashing Flight 9525, prosecutors said Thursday — the first evidence that the fatal descent may have been a premeditated act.

As the browsing history on a tablet computer found at Lubitz's apartment added a disturbing new piece to the puzzle of the March 24 crash, French investigators said they had recovered the Airbus A320's flight data recorder — another step toward completing the picture.

Attention has focused on Lubitz since investigators evaluated the plane's cockpit voice recorder last week.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 21:09:45 -0600