<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Mon, 25 May 2015 17:44:55 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Brewers win challenge on disputed HR trot, fall to Giants]]> By COLIN FLY http://gazette.com/brewers-win-challenge-on-disputed-hr-trot-fall-to-giants/article/feed/237031?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/brewers-win-challenge-on-disputed-hr-trot-fall-to-giants/article/feed/237031?custom_click=rss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After a late-night arrival, the San Francisco Giants thought they'd quickly caught a bizarre break — Khris Davis was called out for missing the plate on his home run trot.

Davis wound up with his homer after Milwaukee challenged the ruling. Hunter Pence and the Giants got the win, though, rallying past the Brewers 8-4 Monday afternoon.

In the first inning, Davis pointed in the crowd in celebration and skipped across the plate. It appeared to both umpire Will Little and Giants catcher Andrew Susac that the back of Davis' right foot failed to touch down on the dish.

Before Ryan Braun stepped in, the Giants appealed. Pitcher Tim Lincecum lobbed the ball to Susac, who stepped on the plate. Davis was dec

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]]> MILWAUKEE (AP) — After a late-night arrival, the San Francisco Giants thought they'd quickly caught a bizarre break — Khris Davis was called out for missing the plate on his home run trot.

Davis wound up with his homer after Milwaukee challenged the ruling. Hunter Pence and the Giants got the win, though, rallying past the Brewers 8-4 Monday afternoon.

In the first inning, Davis pointed in the crowd in celebration and skipped across the plate. It appeared to both umpire Will Little and Giants catcher Andrew Susac that the back of Davis' right foot failed to touch down on the dish.

Before Ryan Braun stepped in, the Giants appealed. Pitcher Tim Lincecum lobbed the ball to Susac, who stepped on the plate. Davis was dec]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:36:03 -0600 <![CDATA[AP sources: Brady's appeal wouldn't be heard by Wednesday]]> By ROB MAADDI http://gazette.com/ap-sources-bradys-appeal-wouldnt-be-heard-by-wednesday/article/feed/237033?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-sources-bradys-appeal-wouldnt-be-heard-by-wednesday/article/feed/237033?custom_click=rss Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal won't be heard by Wednesday's 10-day deadline.

Both sources spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because no date for the appeal has been set. The collective bargaining agreement calls for it to be heard within 10 days. However, the league and the players' union can agree on delaying the hearing. The two sides don't agree on much else.

The union asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from hearing the appeal because it said he lacked impartiality and he would be called as a witness.

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]]> Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal won't be heard by Wednesday's 10-day deadline.

Both sources spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because no date for the appeal has been set. The collective bargaining agreement calls for it to be heard within 10 days. However, the league and the players' union can agree on delaying the hearing. The two sides don't agree on much else.

The union asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from hearing the appeal because it said he lacked impartiality and he would be called as a witness.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:36:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Mets 3B Wright sent to California to see back specialist]]> By RONALD BLUM http://gazette.com/mets-3b-wright-sent-to-california-to-see-back-specialist/article/feed/236973?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mets-3b-wright-sent-to-california-to-see-back-specialist/article/feed/236973?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Hoping David Wright can find "magic fingers somewhere in California" to cure the Mets captain's ailing back, New York general manager Sandy Alderson has sent the third baseman across the country to work with the staff of specialist Dr. Robert Watkins.

Wright hasn't played since pulling his right hamstring against Philadelphia on April 14. His rehabilitation was put on hold May 6 when back pain developed. While Wright resumed baseball activities on May 18 at their training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, the Mets said Saturday the seven-time All-Star felt lingering back pain and was diagnosed with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column.

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — Hoping David Wright can find "magic fingers somewhere in California" to cure the Mets captain's ailing back, New York general manager Sandy Alderson has sent the third baseman across the country to work with the staff of specialist Dr. Robert Watkins.

Wright hasn't played since pulling his right hamstring against Philadelphia on April 14. His rehabilitation was put on hold May 6 when back pain developed. While Wright resumed baseball activities on May 18 at their training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, the Mets said Saturday the seven-time All-Star felt lingering back pain and was diagnosed with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:35:44 -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) — Tanner Roark made a successful return to Washington's rotation on Monday. It was like he never left.

Roark pitched five effective innings, Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer and the Nationals beat the Cubs 2-1 in the first major league matchup of young sluggers Bryce Harper and Chicago rookie Kris Bryant.

Denard Span also homered for NL East-leading 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 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) — Tanner Roark made a successful return to Washington's rotation on Monday. It was like he never left.

Roark pitched five effective innings, Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer and the Nationals beat the Cubs 2-1 in the first major league matchup of young sluggers Bryce Harper and Chicago rookie Kris Bryant.

Denard Span also homered for NL East-leading 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 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 18:35:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Called out: Phillies lose to Mets 6-3, falling to 1-6 vs NY]]> By RONALD BLUM http://gazette.com/called-out-phillies-lose-to-mets-6-3-falling-to-1-6-vs-ny/article/feed/237041?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/called-out-phillies-lose-to-mets-6-3-falling-to-1-6-vs-ny/article/feed/237041?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Revere took an 88 mph fastball from Bartolo Colon that appeared to be an inch or two outside. Larry Vanover signaled strike three, and Revere crouched slightly, turned and disagreed.

Then Freddy Galvis was called out on strikes.

And Chase Utley.

It was that kind of afternoon for the Philadelphia Phillies.

"It didn't seem like it was stretched out both ways," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said after Monday's 6-3 loss to the New York Mets. "I think Colon had it stretched out."

Colon (7-4) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. Five of his six strikeouts were looking.

"The game plan was there.

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Revere took an 88 mph fastball from Bartolo Colon that appeared to be an inch or two outside. Larry Vanover signaled strike three, and Revere crouched slightly, turned and disagreed.

Then Freddy Galvis was called out on strikes.

And Chase Utley.

It was that kind of afternoon for the Philadelphia Phillies.

"It didn't seem like it was stretched out both ways," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said after Monday's 6-3 loss to the New York Mets. "I think Colon had it stretched out."

Colon (7-4) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. Five of his six strikeouts were looking.

"The game plan was there.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:35:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Colon gets 7th win, 2nd hit to lead Mets over Phillies 6-3]]> By RONALD BLUM http://gazette.com/colon-gets-7th-win-2nd-hit-to-lead-mets-over-phillies-6-3/article/feed/237017?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colon-gets-7th-win-2nd-hit-to-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 (7-3) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, benefiting from plate umpire Larry Vanover's seemingly wide strike zone.

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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 (7-3) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, benefiting from plate umpire Larry Vanover's seemingly wide strike zone.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs played good enough to win. The first-place Washington Nationals just played and pitched a bit better.

Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth and Tanner Roark pitched five effective innings for Washington to lead the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over Chicago on Monday.

Denard Span also homered to lead off the game for Washington, which has won eight of nine.

"We just, again, have to try to figure out how to win those things, but I will take our effort," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "I'll take our performance and also my takeaway is that's as good as anybody we played so far."

Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings in his second start since b

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs played good enough to win. The first-place Washington Nationals just played and pitched a bit better.

Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth and Tanner Roark pitched five effective innings for Washington to lead the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over Chicago on Monday.

Denard Span also homered to lead off the game for Washington, which has won eight of nine.

"We just, again, have to try to figure out how to win those things, but I will take our effort," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "I'll take our performance and also my takeaway is that's as good as anybody we played so far."

Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings in his second start since b]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:35:15 -0600 <![CDATA[From bad to worse: Brewers fall to Giants, put Peralta on DL]]> By COLIN FLY http://gazette.com/from-bad-to-worse-brewers-fall-to-giants-put-peralta-on-dl/article/feed/237039?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/from-bad-to-worse-brewers-fall-to-giants-put-peralta-on-dl/article/feed/237039?custom_click=rss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In what's quickly become a forgettable season, the Milwaukee Brewers got more bad news following an 8-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Tests confirmed right-hander Wily Peralta is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a strained oblique on his left side. He was hurt while pitching Friday night in Atlanta.

The Brewers recalled right-hander David Goforth, but did not announce a starter for Peralta's turn in the rotation on Wednesday.

Bewers manager Craig Counsell said either Mike Fiers will start on short rest or reliever Michael Blazek may fill the void.

"I didn't think I'd be on the DL," Peralta said. "Four to six weeks is a long time to be out. It's tough."

Peralta is

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]]> MILWAUKEE (AP) — In what's quickly become a forgettable season, the Milwaukee Brewers got more bad news following an 8-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Tests confirmed right-hander Wily Peralta is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a strained oblique on his left side. He was hurt while pitching Friday night in Atlanta.

The Brewers recalled right-hander David Goforth, but did not announce a starter for Peralta's turn in the rotation on Wednesday.

Bewers manager Craig Counsell said either Mike Fiers will start on short rest or reliever Michael Blazek may fill the void.

"I didn't think I'd be on the DL," Peralta said. "Four to six weeks is a long time to be out. It's tough."

Peralta is]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:34:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Bautista still recovering from cortisone shot]]> http://gazette.com/bautista-still-recovering-from-cortisone-shot/article/feed/237030?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bautista-still-recovering-from-cortisone-shot/article/feed/237030?custom_click=rss TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is out of the lineup for a second straight day after getting a cortisone shot in his strained right shoulder.

The slugger got the shot over the weekend because the injury had failed to progress after more than a month. He hopes to play again Tuesday.

"The progression wasn't going the way I expected or as quick as I expected," Bautista said before Monday night's game against the White Sox. "I was having to take pain medicine just to go to sleep and that was messing up my stomach. It was just time. I had been on the pain medicine for too long, anyway. It was time to cut that off and try alternatives."

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]]> TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is out of the lineup for a second straight day after getting a cortisone shot in his strained right shoulder.

The slugger got the shot over the weekend because the injury had failed to progress after more than a month. He hopes to play again Tuesday.

"The progression wasn't going the way I expected or as quick as I expected," Bautista said before Monday night's game against the White Sox. "I was having to take pain medicine just to go to sleep and that was messing up my stomach. It was just time. I had been on the pain medicine for too long, anyway. It was time to cut that off and try alternatives."

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie knew he wasn't at his best Monday. Still, the Kansas City starter didn't think he was this bad.

Guthrie gave up a career-high 11 runs and four homers while getting only three outs, and the Royals were routed by the New York Yankees 14-1 in the opener of a three-game series.

"Most of the damage they did was a credit to them," Guthrie said.

Brett Gardner and Brian McCann had three-run homers and Chase Headley added a two-run shot during an eight-run first inning to help end a six-game skid.

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

Guthrie entered 5-10 with a 4.92 ERA against the Yank

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie knew he wasn't at his best Monday. Still, the Kansas City starter didn't think he was this bad.

Guthrie gave up a career-high 11 runs and four homers while getting only three outs, and the Royals were routed by the New York Yankees 14-1 in the opener of a three-game series.

"Most of the damage they did was a credit to them," Guthrie said.

Brett Gardner and Brian McCann had three-run homers and Chase Headley added a two-run shot during an eight-run first inning to help end a six-game skid.

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

Guthrie entered 5-10 with a 4.92 ERA against the Yank]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:34:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Hahn tosses four-hitter, shuts down Detroit in Oakland win]]> By JANIE McCAULEY http://gazette.com/hahn-tosses-four-hitter-shuts-down-detroit-in-oakland-win/article/feed/237038?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hahn-tosses-four-hitter-shuts-down-detroit-in-oakland-win/article/feed/237038?custom_click=rss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jesse Hahn pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Monday for their first three-game winning streak this season.

Hahn (2-4) struck out five and walked one in his stellar 112-pitch performance. The right-hander pitched around three errors, but allowed only one runner to get to scoring position. He had never gone further than seven innings.

Max Muncy and Sam Fuld hit RBI doubles in the decisive four-run sixth inning.

Yoenis Cespedes went hitless in his first trip back to Oakland since being traded to the Boston Red Sox last July 31. He joined the Tigers in another trade Dec. 11.

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]]> OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jesse Hahn pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Monday for their first three-game winning streak this season.

Hahn (2-4) struck out five and walked one in his stellar 112-pitch performance. The right-hander pitched around three errors, but allowed only one runner to get to scoring position. He had never gone further than seven innings.

Max Muncy and Sam Fuld hit RBI doubles in the decisive four-run sixth inning.

Yoenis Cespedes went hitless in his first trip back to Oakland since being traded to the Boston Red Sox last July 31. He joined the Tigers in another trade Dec. 11.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:34:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Jeb Bush to get own home at family compound in Kennebunkport]]> http://gazette.com/jeb-bush-to-get-own-home-at-family-compound-in-kennebunkport/article/feed/236988?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jeb-bush-to-get-own-home-at-family-compound-in-kennebunkport/article/feed/236988?custom_click=rss

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound on the coast of Maine where generations of Bushes have spent summers.

The likely Republican presidential contender and his family will stay in the cottage on Walker's Point in Kennebunkport during summer visits, the family said. Bush and his wife also have a home in Coral Gables, Florida.

There are several properties at Walker's Point, including the home of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara.

The former president said the additional space was needed to make room for the entire family, especially with the arrival of a new generation of great-grandchildren.

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]]> KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound on the coast of Maine where generations of Bushes have spent summers.

The likely Republican presidential contender and his family will stay in the cottage on Walker's Point in Kennebunkport during summer visits, the family said. Bush and his wife also have a home in Coral Gables, Florida.

There are several properties at Walker's Point, including the home of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara.

The former president said the additional space was needed to make room for the entire family, especially with the arrival of a new generation of great-grandchildren.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:34:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas]]> By SETH ROBBINS and MARK STEVENSON http://gazette.com/twister-kills-13-in-mexico-border-city-12-missing-in-texas/article/feed/236866?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/twister-kills-13-in-mexico-border-city-12-missing-in-texas/article/feed/236866?custom_click=rss

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.

In Texas, 12 people were reported missing after the vacation home they were staying in was swept away by rushing floodwaters in a small town popular with tourists.

The baby was also missing after the twister that hit Ciudad Acuna, a city of 125,000 across from Del Rio, Texas, sent its infant carrier flying. Rescue workers began digging through the rubble of damaged homes in a race to find victims.

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]]> CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.

In Texas, 12 people were reported missing after the vacation home they were staying in was swept away by rushing floodwaters in a small town popular with tourists.

The baby was also missing after the twister that hit Ciudad Acuna, a city of 125,000 across from Del Rio, Texas, sent its infant carrier flying. Rescue workers began digging through the rubble of damaged homes in a race to find victims.

The twister hit a seven-block area, which Victor Zamora, interior secretary of the north]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:34:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Unusual wake held for Puerto Rican taxi driver]]> http://gazette.com/unusual-wake-held-for-puerto-rican-taxi-driver/article/feed/237032?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/unusual-wake-held-for-puerto-rican-taxi-driver/article/feed/237032?custom_click=rss

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona's final fare was highly unusual: a wreath of flowers for his own funeral.

Honoring his final request, the body of the 73-year-old, who died of cancer, was propped in the seat of his taxi cab, hands locked on the wheel, as if to drive himself to his funeral. A wreath of flowers was in the back seat of the vehicle parked at the funeral home.

Friends and colleagues mourned the man who had driven a taxi for the last 15 years of his life.

"This is a funeral of the people. People have come from all over the island. Some climbed in the taxi with him," said his daughter Generosa Perez Torres.

His body was displayed Sunday and he was buried on Mon

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]]> SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona's final fare was highly unusual: a wreath of flowers for his own funeral.

Honoring his final request, the body of the 73-year-old, who died of cancer, was propped in the seat of his taxi cab, hands locked on the wheel, as if to drive himself to his funeral. A wreath of flowers was in the back seat of the vehicle parked at the funeral home.

Friends and colleagues mourned the man who had driven a taxi for the last 15 years of his life.

"This is a funeral of the people. People have come from all over the island. Some climbed in the taxi with him," said his daughter Generosa Perez Torres.

His body was displayed Sunday and he was buried on Mon]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:33:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Brazil prison riot leaves 8 dead, officials say]]> http://gazette.com/brazil-prison-riot-leaves-8-dead-officials-say/article/feed/236945?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/brazil-prison-riot-leaves-8-dead-officials-say/article/feed/236945?custom_click=rss RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A prison riot in northeastern Brazil left eight inmates dead after a fight between two gangs quickly escalated, prison officials said.

Nearly 50 people, mostly visiting family members, were held hostage for several hours, but were released unharmed Monday.

Five inmate were injured in the violence — four of them were treated and sent back to the prison, a fifth remains hospitalized in an unknown condition.

Prison officials in Bahia state, where the riot took place, said in an emailed statement that they negotiated an end to the standoff early Monday.

The riot began late Sunday in the Feira de Santana regional prison. It's severely overcrowded — holding 1,467 prisoners in a space built fo

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]]> RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A prison riot in northeastern Brazil left eight inmates dead after a fight between two gangs quickly escalated, prison officials said.

Nearly 50 people, mostly visiting family members, were held hostage for several hours, but were released unharmed Monday.

Five inmate were injured in the violence — four of them were treated and sent back to the prison, a fifth remains hospitalized in an unknown condition.

Prison officials in Bahia state, where the riot took place, said in an emailed statement that they negotiated an end to the standoff early Monday.

The riot began late Sunday in the Feira de Santana regional prison. It's severely overcrowded — holding 1,467 prisoners in a space built fo]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 18:33:54 -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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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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<![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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