Monthly Archives: April 2013

TSA agent, passengers revive woman at Newark airport

A Transportation Security Administration agent is being credited with helping save the life of a passenger at Newark Liberty International Airport. The TSA says security inspector Robert Kennish of Metuchen, N.J., performed CPR on an elderly woman after she collapsed Tuesday night on a passenger ramp and stopped breathing. Flight attendants from the Virgin America aircraft and two passengers — an ophthalmologist and a nurse — also came to the woman’s aid. The TSA says the doctor administered an automatic defibrillator an attendant retrieved from the jet, and Kennish resumed CPR. The woman was also given oxygen and was breathing when paramedics arrived. Continue Reading →

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Protesters gather outside Bush library ceremony

About 50 protesters have gathered amid a heavy police presence as thousands make their way to the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The protests were restricted Thursday morning to a zone cordoned off by barricades and separated from the center by a highway. About 30 protesters are wearing black while holding signs exclaiming, “Crimes against humanity” and “Does America have a conscience?” Other signs list the names of soldiers and others who died in wars launched by the Bush administration. Coleen Rowley of Apple Valley, Minn., is wearing an orange jumpsuit and yelling “Close Guantanamo,” a reference to the U.S. detention facility for suspected insurgents. Continue Reading →

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Major League Baseball, NHL, NBA Playoff Scores

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cincinnati 1, Chicago Cubs 0

St. Louis 4, Washington 2

Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland 2

 

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Chicago 4, Edmonton 1

 

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs at Miami, 6:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Brooklyn at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

 

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Calgary at St. Louis, 7 p.m.

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MLB, NBA, NHL Schedules

AMERICAN LEAGUE

 

 
Kansas City
at
Detroit
1:05 p.m.

 
Houston
at
Boston
6:35 p.m.

 
Toronto
at
N-Y Yankees
7:05 p.m.

 
Tampa Bay
at
Chi White Sox
8:10 p.m.

 
Texas
at
Minnesota
8:10 p.m.

 
Baltimore
at
Oakland
10:05 p.m.

 
L.A. Angels
at
Seattle
10:10 p.m.

 

 

 
NATIONAL LEAGUE

 

 
Pittsburgh
at
Philadelphia
1:05 p.m.

 
L.A. Dodgers
at
N-Y Mets
1:10 p.m.

 
Cincinnati
at
Washington
7:05 p.m.

 
Chi Cubs
at
Miami
7:10 p.m.

 
Colorado
at
Arizona
9:40 p.m.

 

 

 
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

 

 
Miami
at
Milwaukee
7:00 p.m.

 
Brooklyn
at
Chicago
8:30 p.m.

 
L-A Clippers
at
Memphis
9:30 p.m.

 

 

 
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

 

 
N-Y Islanders
at
Philadelphia
7:00 p.m.

 
N-Y Rangers
at
Carolina
7:00 p.m.

 
Ottawa
at
Washington
7:00 p.m.

 
Nashville
at
Detroit
7:30 p.m.

 
Pittsburgh
at
New Jersey
7:30 p.m.

 
Tampa Bay
at
Boston
7:30 p.m.

 
Toronto
at
Florida
7:30 p.m.

 
Calgary
at
St. Louis
8:00 p.m.

 
Montreal
at
Winnipeg
8:00 p.m.

 
Columbus
at
Dallas
8:30 p.m.

 
Anaheim
at
Vancouver
10:00 p.m.

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Colorado avalanche survivor buried for 4 hours with only 1 arm free

The sole survivor of an avalanche that killed five other men on the Continental Divide west of Denver was able to clear snow from his face with his unburied lower left arm so he could breathe, but he remained stuck for four hours until rescuers arrived, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said Wednesday. In its final report on the weekend accident, the center said the state’s deadliest slide since 1962 was large enough to bury or destroy a car. Of the men who died in the 800-foot-wide, 600-foot-long avalanche Saturday morning, one was buried under 10 to 12 feet of snow. The avalanche was tragic but avoidable, the center said. The center’s final report offered new details on the avalanche that occurred as snowboarders and skiers converged near Loveland Pass for the Rocky Mountain High Backcountry Gathering. Continue Reading →

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Skakel to take stand in Conn. murder appeal

An attorney for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel (SKAY’-kul) says he plans to call him to testify as he challenges his 2002 Connecticut murder conviction on the grounds his trial attorney failed to competently defend him. Attorney Hubert Santos said Wednesday that Skakel will take the stand. Skakel is expected to testify Thursday in Rockville Superior Court. He didn’t testify at his trial but spoke last year when he was denied parole. Skakel is serving 20 years to life for the 1975 golf club bludgeoning of Martha Moxley when they were 15-year-old neighbors in Greenwich (GREN’-ich). Continue Reading →

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NY gym owner gets prison for murder conspiracy

A New York businessman was sentenced Wednesday to three life terms in prison following his conviction on murder and conspiracy charges in the deaths of three men, including the brother-in-law of “Twisted Sister” lead singer Dee Snider. Christian Tarrantino, 46, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, insisted he was innocent of the crimes before being sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joanna Seybert. His attorney has said he will appeal the convictions. Federal prosecutors said Tarantino, who owned several fitness clubs on Long Island, had previously been convicted of murder for his involvement in the 1994 killing of an armored car driver during a robbery. A suspected associate in the robbery was later killed by Tarantino and dumped in the Atlantic Ocean, prosecutors said. Continue Reading →

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