'A LOSS FOR EVERYBODY' Dad acquitted in shooting of driver who killed sons

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 17:38
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) – A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. David Barajas cried after the verdict was read and he hugged his wife, Cindy, who was also crying. He could have been sentenced to up to life in prison, if he had been convicted. Prosecutors alleged that Barajas killed 20-year-old…
Out of frying pan, into fire: Bistro removes bacon sign called rude to vegans, gets criticized
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 17:25
WINOOSKI, Vt. – A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement called insensitive to vegans and Muslims is being criticized for doing so. Sneakers Bistro and Cafe in Winooski last week took down a sign saying "Yield for Sneakers Bacon" after comments were posted in an online community forum by "a vegan and a member of a Muslim household." Vegans and Muslims don't eat pork. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Sneakers' menu features items including a breakfast sandwich…
Feds allows logging after huge California wildfire
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 17:25
Sept. 25, 2013: Scott Small, and other National Forest Service crew members work to restore terrain that was bulldozed for a firebreak in the battle against Rim Fire on a nordic ski trail along Dodge Ridge in the Stanislaus National Forest, near Tuolumne City, Calif. (AP) FRESNO, Calif. – A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from 52 square miles of forests blackened last year in a massive…
Shambolic election campaign leaves Indonesia's president-elect much to prove
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:43
Indonesia's presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gestures during an interview with Reuters in Jakarta in this July 19, 2014 file photograph. REUTERS/Darren WhitesideIndonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo addresses supporters at an event in Jakarta August 22, 2014. REUTERS/Darren WhitesideIndonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo arrives on stage to address supporters at an event in Jakarta August 22, 2014.
Exclusive: GM moving some production between Mexico and Tennessee
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:43
The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan in this file photograph taken August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Kowalsky/FilesThe General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan in this file photograph taken August 25, 2009.
'STEADILY STRENGTHENING': Report says ISIS a crisis 4 years in making
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:37
A new report from the West Point counterterrorism center challenges the notion that the Islamic State only recently became a major terror threat, describing the network's gains in Iraq as a crisis four years in the making. Meanwhile, Fox News has learned that top aides to President Obama expect the threat from the organization, also known as ISIS or ISIL, to outlast Obama's time in office.
Police presence drawing down in Ferguson, Missouri
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:43
By Edward McAllister ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - More than 100 demonstrators marched peacefully in St. Louis on Tuesday demanding the arrest of a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. The death of Michael Brown, 18, focused global attention on the state of race relations in the United States and evoked memories of other racially charged cases, including the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American, in…
Jasper Johns aide in $6.5m art theft
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:41
27 August 2014Last updated at 21:02 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Johns is known for his use of flags in his art Continue reading the main story Related StoriesMan admits faking Jasper Johns artTwo arrested over $10m art theft An assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio James Meyer, 52, stole 22 artworks deemed not completed by Johns and sold them to buyers…
'DEEPLY SORRY' CEO faces fury over video of him kicking pal's puppy
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:36
Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague was caught on video kicking a puppy. The millionaire CEO of an arena concessions company is in the doghouse after an elevator surveillance video showing him kicking a pal's puppy mercilessly went viral. Desmond “Des” Hague, the top dog at Stamford, Conn.,-based Centerplate, which serves food and drink at some of America's biggest stadiums, was caught on a July 27 video repeatedly kicking a 1-year-old Doberman pinscher named Sade and yanking…
In jailhouse interview, California terrorism suspect denies planning US-based attacks
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:24
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A terrorism suspect from California who was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists said in jailhouse interviews that he never intended to carry out attacks in the United States. The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday (http://tinyurl.com/lhdx5xz ) that Nicholas Teausant told its reporters in two interviews that he is not dangerous and has been victimized by the FBI…

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