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House candidate saws neighbor's garage in half: lawsuit

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 17:29
A Republican candidate running for a seat in the Minnesota House probably won't be getting his neighbor's vote after allegedly cutting his garage in half with a power saw. According to a lawsuit filed in Itasca County District Court, Roger Weber cut away a portion of Mark Besemann's garage that Weber claims was on his property. Besemann had purchased the garage and house, located in Nashwauk, Minn., from Weber's sister in 2013.
After 13 years, Belgian 9/11 victim identified
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 17:29
More than 13 years after the September 11 attacks in New York City, one Belgian victim has finally been identified. The New York medical examiner identified the man as Patrice Braut, 31-years-old at the time of the attacks. Braut was identified by new DNA tests conducted on human remains recovered during operations in the World Trade Center ruins in 2001 and 2002. Only 60 percent of the 2,753 people missing and believed dead in the…
Secret Service interviewed accused W.H. intruder twice
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 17:29
Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said Tuesday. In both cases, the official said, the Secret Service concluded there was no evidence that Omar J. Gonzalez was a security threat. The official, who spoke on the…
India's $75 million spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbit
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:26
NEW DELHI (AP) — India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars. If the Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately nicknamed MOM, takes its position on Wednesday as planned, India will join the U.S., the European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union in the elite club of…
Ebola cases to triple in weeks without drastic action: WHO
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 05:22
Geneva (AFP) - The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO warned Tuesday. "Without drastic improvements in control measures, the numbers of cases of and deaths from Ebola are expected to continue increasing from hundreds to thousands per week in the coming months," the World Health Organization said in a study.
U.S., partners begin airstrikes in Syria
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 04:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it called an al-Qaida affiliate elsewhere in Syria. Several hours after the Pentagon announced the airstrikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. Central Command said American warplanes launched eight airstrikes "to disrupt the imminent attack plotting against the United States and Western interests" by a network…
Pentagon: U.S., partners begin airstrikes in Syria
Monday, 22 September 2014 21:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region. The strikes were part of the expanded military campaign that President Barack Obama's authorized nearly two weeks ago in order to disrupt and destroy the Islamic State…
Alaska reporter quits on air to run pot business
Monday, 22 September 2014 18:13
Viewers of CBS affiliate KTVA-TV in Anchorage, Alaska were jolted Sunday evening during the station’s newscast as reporter Charlo Greene dropped an F-bomb, disclosed that she was the owner of a cannabis club in the city, and informed the audience she was quitting her TV job. “F--k it, I quit,” Greene said with a shrug at the close of a report about efforts to decriminalize marijuana in the state, which will vote on the issue…
Apple sells record 10M iPhone 6 devices in launch weekend
Monday, 22 September 2014 18:13
Apple said it sold 10 million of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices over their first weekend in stores, exceeding last year’s total. The phones started selling at stores Friday, beginning at $199 with a two-year contract with wireless providers. Last week, the company said it received more than 4 million preorders of the phones during the first 24 hours, which the company dubbed a record. To compare, a year ago, Apple…
White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammo
Monday, 22 September 2014 14:10
The man who scaled the fence and ran into the White House on Friday night had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was also stopped, but not arrested in August walking by the White House with a hatchet, the U.S. Attorney's office said in Washington.
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