Friday, January 19, 2018

Bombing of bus in Pakistan kills 19


bombing of bus kills 19, injures 35

A bomb tore through a bus carrying government workers in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Friday, killing 19 people and injuring 35. More than 50 people were on the bus, which was heading from Peshawar to the nearby city of Charsadda. Bashir Ahmad Bilour, a minister for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, said authorities believe the bomb was planted inside the bus. Suspicion is likely to fall on the Pakistani Taliban.

New york

Boys clothes found in Patz suspect's home

Detectives who searched the New Jersey home of Pedro Hernandez, the man who confessed to killing Etan Patz, have found what "looked like young boys' clothing" and an old toy, but are being "very cautious" about concluding they belonged to Etan, who disappeared in 1979, officials said Friday. The authorities said they will perform DNA tests on the clothing.

Annapolis, Md.

State first to propose crib bumper ban

Maryland health officials on Friday proposed banning the sale of bumpers for baby cribs starting in June 2013, concluding that the dangers they pose outweigh their potential benefits. The proposal, if finalized, would make Maryland the first state in the nation to block these products from market.


Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar jailed

Megachurch pastor and televangelist Creflo Dollar was arrested Friday after authorities said he hit his 15-year-old daughter during a fight at his Atlanta area home. The 15-year-old was the one who called authorities, and her 19-year-old sister corroborated the story, police said. Dollar faces misdemeanor charges of battery and cruelty to children.

Los Angeles

NASA investigates problem on orbiter

NASA says one of its orbiting Mars spacecraft, the Mars Odyssey, is in safe mode after it detected a problem. The spacecraft detected something odd with one of its gyroscopelike devices that helps control orientation. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement that engineers are communicating with the spacecraft and that the issue is limited to the device.


Court rejects storage of waste at plants

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday struck down a rule allowing nuclear power plants to store radioactive waste at reactor sites for up to 60 years after a plant shuts down. The court said on-site storage has been "optimistically labeled" as temporary, but has stretched on for decades.

Florida Democrats warn oil drilling plans may still be alive

Florida Democrats warn oil drilling plans may still be alive

WASHINGTON — Florida Democrats seized Friday on remarks from a Trump administration official that no final decisions have been made on oil drilling."BREAKING: Key administration official admits Florida is not 'off the table' for drilling," read...
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Lowry, DeRozan help Raptors end Spurs jinx

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored nine of his 24 in the fourth quarter, DeMar DeRozan added 21 and the Raptors beat the Spurs 86-83 Friday to snap a four-game losing streak against San Antonio. Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Toronto imp...
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Quarterback or bust for Quinton Flowers in the NFL?

Quarterback or bust for Quinton Flowers in the NFL?

ST. PETERSBURG — Reps have been priceless for Quinton Flowers this week, each to be maximized and handled with care.Yet he couldn't avoid handling some clumsily.On the opening day of practice at Shorecrest Prep for today's East-West Shrine Game...
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AP Top News at 10:36 p.m. EST

AP Top News at 10:36 p.m. EST
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Time for Lightning leaders to snap team out of funk

Time for Lightning leaders to snap team out of funk

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Steven Stamkos sat at his stall in a near-empty Lightning dressing room Thursday and did what captains often do:He shouldered some blame for the Lightning's listless 4-1 loss to Vegas."As a leader, I've got to be a lot better,...
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Record 119 early draft entries

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold of USC, Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Josh Rosen of UCLA are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early....
Updated: 23 minutes ago

US-flagged yacht involved in collision in Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race officials say American-flagged Vestas 11th Hour Racing has collided with another vessel about 30 nautical miles short of the finish line of Leg 4. Race officials say the crew was reported to be safe, with limited damage to the boat
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Pieters leads Abu Dhabi, but DJ, Rory nearby

Pieters leads Abu Dhabi, but DJ, Rory nearby

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Thomas Pieters holed a bunker shot for a closing birdie and shot a second-round 65 Friday to take a one-stroke lead at the Abu Dhabi Championship as top-ranked Dustin Johnson moved into contention, while Rory McIlro...
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Four people linked to Tampa carjacking captured hours later

TAMPA — It took officers just 27 minutes Friday night to capture four people who they said stole a car from its owner.The incident started outside the Ybor Coffee Shop at 5:45 a.m. A group approached the driver as he sat in his 2010 Toyota Corolla. T...
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Alaska Native group slams planned shamanism event

Alaska Native group slams planned shamanism event

An Alaska Native group is speaking out against a shamanism retreat as an event it says commercializes and exploits the spiritual practices of indigenous people
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