Authorities are investigating why a baby girl was found abandoned on a Hawaii beach hours after birth. State Department of Human Services Director Patricia McManaman says the newborn was abandoned immediately after birth. Police say a woman parked at Sandy Beach in east Honolulu sometime between 11 p.m. Sunday and midnight heard several people screaming. A few minutes later the screaming stopped and the woman heard a baby crying. She walked toward the ocean and saw an infant on the sand. Continue Reading
THE BURLINGTON BEES RAPPED OUT 11 HITS YESTERDAY IN OHIO, AS THEY BEAT THE DAYTON DRAGONS 10 – 4. THE TWO TEAMS GO AT EACH OTHER AGAIN TONITE AND TUESDAY NITE, BEFORE HEADING HOME TO FACE FT. WAYNE FOR THREE GAMES. YOU CAN HEAR THE BEES ON KBUR AND ON GOBEES.COM. Continue Reading
J.C. Penney is confirming that Goldman Sachs will provide it with $1.75 billion in financing, sending shares up 3 percent in trading. Rumors about the financing had begun to circulate Friday. The five-year senior secured term loan can be used to fund the company’s operations as well as pay off some of its debt. It will be secured by real estate, as well as an interest the company’s other assets and some of its subsidiaries. The company has been burning through cash. Continue Reading
Dozens of fired Los Angeles police officers are taking up the chief’s offer to re-examine their dismissals since a deadly rampage by Christopher Dorner, who claimed that he was wrongly expelled from the force. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/Y7E2uY ) reports 40 former officers have requested case reviews in the two months since Dorner killed four people before apparently committing suicide in a mountain cabin. Dorner claimed his 2009 firing was prompted by racism. Chief Charlie Beck vowed he would re-examine the cases of other officers who believed they were wrongly expelled. However, the Times reports the officers have been told the city charter prevents the LAPD from reinstating officers who were fired more than three years ago. Continue Reading
Authorities say a shot has been fired at a Cincinnati area high school, injuring one person, while another person has been taken into custody. The Hamilton County sheriff’s office said there is no longer active shooter at La Salle High School, a private school west of Cincinnati. Authorities say one person was transported to a hospital. A shot was reported at the school Monday morning at around 9 a.m. The school then went into lockdown. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Continue Reading
The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in March to the highest level in three years. The National Association of Realtors says that its seasonally adjusted index for pending home sales rose 1.5 percent to 105.7. That’s the highest since April 2010, when a homebuyer’s tax credit boosted sales. It’s also above February’s reading of 104.1. Signed contracts are 7 percent higher than they were a year earlier. Continue Reading
Sheriff’s officials say investigators have collected fingerprints and what they believe is DNA from the home where an 8-year-old Northern California girl was stabbed to death. Calaveras County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Macedo tells the Modesto Bee authorities hope to have lab results on the evidence in a week. Authorities have not identified a suspect in Saturday’s stabbing death of Leila Fowler at her home in Valley Springs, a small town about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento. They say Leila was found by her brother after he encountered a male intruder at the home. Authorities have only released a vague description of the suspect. Continue Reading
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Crews are using heavy machinery to cut through what’s left of an 8-story building that collapsed five days ago in Bangladesh.
At least 382 people were killed and officials expect more bodies to be found. They are no longer searching for survivors. The owner of the illegally-constructed building was arrested and brought to court in a bullet-proof vest. Continue Reading
Al-Qaeda in Syria boasts of defeating US's trained rebels
A Dutch Islamist fighter has boasted of how his al-Qaeda-linked group took on and defeated the US's favoured rebel group in Syria, in a new humiliation for Britain and the West's strategy for the country's civil war.