Tornado slams campground along Chesapeake Bay in Virginia; 2 dead, 3 dozen hurt

Thursday, 24 July 2014 18:11
A tractor trailer truck lies on its side in the median of U.S. Route 13 in Cheriton, Va. while a fire engine responds to a nearby campground after a severe storm passed through the area, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem) NO SALESThe Associated Press ADDS DATE - A Northampton Sheriff's Deputy directs traffic in the middle of an intersection of U.S.
80-year-old man says he fatally shot fleeing burglar despite her plea that she was pregnant
Thursday, 24 July 2014 18:11
LOS ANGELES – An 80-year-old California man says he shot and killed a fleeing woman who had been burglarizing his home, despite her plea that she was pregnant. Tom Greer, of Long Beach, tells KNBC-TV (http://bit.ly/UoWMav ) he confronted the woman and a male accomplice who were ransacking the house late Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Greer says there was a struggle and the pair ran after he brandished a .22-caliber revolver. He says the woman told…
FOX NEWS POLLS Voters evenly split on how to handle border crisis
Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:36
Voters are torn over issues surrounding the immigration crisis on the southern border, where more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors from countries such as Guatemala and Honduras have illegally crossed into the United States since October. A new Fox News poll shows opinions are almost evenly divided over everything from why so many Central American children are crossing the border now, to how to treat them once they are on U.S.
Russia firing artillery into Ukraine in escalation of conflict, Pentagon says
Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:36
A pro-Russian fighter stands guard next to bodies near a destroyed Ukrainian tank in the northern outskirts of the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014.AP Obama administration officials said Thursday that Russia is firing artillery from its own territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites, pointing to escalating Russian involvement in the deadly conflict. "This clearly is a military escalation," Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said, adding there is no question…
Amazon spending more than $100 million on original content in third-quarter
Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:16
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is spending more than $100 million on original video content in the third quarter, considerably higher than its spending a year ago and in the second quarter, Chief Financial Officer Tom Szkutak said on Thursday. The largest U.S. online retailer, which also reported a larger-than-expected second-quarter loss Thursday, is beefing up its digital content. It recently approved pilots for a number of original television shows for its Prime Video…
Milwaukee barber sentenced for role in Stradivarius violin theft
Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:16
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A Milwaukee barber received a 3-1/2-year prison sentence on Thursday for supplying a stun gun used in the theft of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert violinist. Universal Knowledge Allah, 37, was also sentenced by Milwaukee County Circuit Court to 3-1/2 years of extended supervision after his release for being party to felony robbery in the theft of the violin, which was made in 1715. “I just want to humbly apologize…
US court dismisses Chiquita lawsuit
Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:11
24 July 2014Last updated at 23:03 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Chiquita has admitted to paying paramilitary groups in Colombia in the past Continue reading the main story Related StoriesQ&A: Colombia's civil conflictProfiles: Colombia's armed groupsCountry profile: Colombia A US appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit against banana grower Chiquita brought by at least 4,000 Colombians who accused the company of supporting paramilitary forces who killed or tortured their relatives.
Texas district attorney seeks to exonerate man who pleaded guilty to rape on lawyer's advice
Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:11
DALLAS – A Dallas man who says he pleaded guilty to a 1990 rape because his attorney advised him to avoid trial may soon be exonerated. The Dallas County district attorney said Thursday that DNA testing shows Michael Phillips is innocent and identifies another man as the culprit in the rape of a 16-year-old girl at a motel. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The 57-year-old Phillips served 12 years in prison after entering a plea deal and hasn't…
Little Rock Air Force Base lockdown blamed on mistaken identity, officials say
Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:11
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Little Rock Air Force Base officials are blaming a case of mistaken identity for an alarm that led them to lock down the base for several hours following the report of a suspicious individual. Officials said Thursday the 6,100-acre base was locked down Wednesday after they received a report that a suspicious individual tried to forcibly gain access to a base building. No one was allowed to enter or leave the…
Pennsylvania hospital shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 injured
Thursday, 24 July 2014 16:36
DARBY, Pa. – A gunman opened fire inside a hospital psychiatric unit on Thursday, leaving one hospital employee dead and a second injured before being critically wounded himself, a prosecutor said. Just what led to the shooting was unknown, but the gunman had psychiatric problems, District Attorney Jack Whalen said. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The victim who was killed was described only as a female employee.

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