Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ex-President Bush remains hospitalized, stable

Porterville, Calif

Man shoots 3 on indian reservation

A man shot three people to death and wounded another on a California Indian reservation, and was killed himself several hours later in an exchange of gunfire with sheriff's deputies as he tried to flee in a vehicle, authorities said Sunday. The suspect, 31-year-old Hector Celaya, also shot and wounded his two daughters, ages 5 and 8, who were with him in the vehicle when he was apprehended about 2 a.m., officials said. It was unclear when the girls were shot. A motive for the attacks also wasn't known. The Tule River Indian Reservation, where the initial shooting took place, is about 50 miles north of Bakersfield. It relies on the Eagle Mountain Casino for revenue.

MERCER, Pa.

Police: Boy shot when father's gun goes off

State police in western Pennsylvania say a 7-year-old boy who was killed when his father's gun went off outside a gun store had been buckling himself into a safety seat in the man's truck. The boy was shot Saturday morning at Twigs Reloading Den in East Lackawannock Township, 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.

PORTLAND, Ore.

Boys, 7 and 11, attempt robbery

Two boys, ages 7 and 11, are accused of trying to rob a woman with a loaded gun, police said Sunday. The 11-year-old boy had a .22 caliber loaded handgun when officers found him Saturday at the parking lot of a church, police said. Detectives were investigating how the boys obtained a gun.

serbia

6 dead as heavy snow hits the Balkans

Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall have killed at least six people and caused travel chaos across the Balkans, with rescue teams struggling to reach passengers stranded in buses and cars in Serbia on Sunday. Officials said four people died in Croatia and two in Serbia as a result of blizzards in the region of southwestern Europe.

Houston

Bush still in hospital, fighting bronchitis

Former President George H.W. Bush, 88, remains in stable condition in his third week of hospitalization in Houston for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. Doctors say Bush continues to improve but they're in no hurry to release him.

new york

NBC Sports partners with Yahoo for deal

NBC Sports Group and Yahoo announced a content and promotional deal on Sunday that combines the website's sports reporting, college recruitment content and fantasy sports material with its partner's digital assets and television access. Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Group will maintain separate websites and newsrooms, but will work together on news and events coverage online and on the air.

Bacalar, mexico

McAfee wants to return to U.S.

Software company founder John McAfee says he wants to return to the United States and "settle down to whatever normal life" he can. McAfee said, "I simply would like to live comfortably day by day, fish, swim, enjoy my declining years." The off-beat McAfee answered what he claimed were reporters' questions during a live-stream Internet broadcast from Guatemala.

new york

AIG sells bulk of airplane leasing unit

American International Group Inc. said Sunday it will sell up to 90 percent of its airplane leasing unit, International Lease Finance Corp., to a Chinese investor group for approximately $5.28 billion.

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Here’s hoping the fire’s not still burning for the Heart sisters

Here’s hoping the fire’s not still burning for the Heart sisters

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Proposals on school board term limits, elected superintendents move ahead

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The Florida House Speaker who bashes special interests spends their money lavishly - and won’t apologize

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Are Tampa Bay Rays going to make a major deal involving Alex Colome, others? Well …

Are Tampa Bay Rays going to make a major deal involving Alex Colome, others? Well …

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Mikhail Sergachev earning trust – and more minutes with Lightning

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Rubio a ‘no’ vote on tax bill unless it includes better child tax credit

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Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday he will vote against the tax bill unless the child tax credit is improved, potentially upsetting what had been A fast-moving process.Rubio told reporters in Washington after weeks of pressing for a more generous credit....
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Veteran Jonny Venters, prospect Joe McCarthy among 13 Tampa Bay Rays spring invitees

Veteran Jonny Venters, prospect Joe McCarthy among 13 Tampa Bay Rays spring invitees

Inspiring veteran LHP Jonny Venters and intriguing prospect 1B/OF Joe McCarthy are among 13 players invited to major-league spring training camp with the Rays.Others coming as a result of signing minor-league contracts with invites are: RHP R.J. Alan...
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Plan your beach vacation with Florida Beach Insider!

Plan your beach vacation with Florida Beach Insider!

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USF’s Nigel Harris eager for chance with hometown Bucs

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All Eyes gallery: Loren Elliott’s favorite photos of 2017

All Eyes gallery: Loren Elliott’s favorite photos of 2017

Sonia de Jara mops up water in the kitchen of her family's destroyed mobile home following Hurricane Irma in southern Collier County, Fla., on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT | TimesQuerubin Jara, 11, plays with his family's pet ducks in fr...
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