Sunday, May 27, 2018

Utah asks U.S. to return 20 million acres

Salt lake city

Utah asks U.S. to return 20 million acres

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed into law Friday a bill that asks the federal government, which owns a majority of the land in the state, to give back more than 20 million acres. Similar land measures are brewing in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and New Mexico.

Washington

Space junk threat to astronauts

A discarded chunk of a Russian rocket is forcing six space station astronauts to seek shelter in escape capsules early today. NASA spokesman Rob Navias says the space junk will barely be close enough to be a threat. But if it hits the station it could be dangerous, so the astronauts will climb into two Soyuz vehicles ready to rocket back to Earth just in case.

IowA City, IowA

Woman removed from death row

A judge removed one of the two women on federal death row Friday, saying lawyers for the Iowa woman convicted in the 1993 murders of five people failed to present evidence about her troubled mental state that could have spared her from capital punishment.

SaN FRANCISCO

Family of 5 found dead in their home

Five members of a family — three women and two men — were found dead inside a home near San Francisco's City College in a possible murder-suicide, police said Friday. At least two of the victims were shot, but investigators were still looking into the cause of death for the others.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

Man pleads guilty in tomato fraud

A former California food company owner pleaded guilty to racketeering Thursday in a national tomato price-fixing plot. Prosecutors say Frederick Scott Salyer, 56, fixed prices and rigged bids for the sale of tomato products to McCain Foods USA Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc. and Kraft Foods Inc.

Bamako, mali

Junta's control of country shaky

Mali's military coup leaders appeared to have an uncertain grasp on power Friday as international condemnation mounted, an insurrection by nomadic tribesmen in the north gained ground and the junta was forced to condemn looting by its own troops in Bamako.

SANTA ANA, Calif.

Woman gets life for spouse's death

An Orange County judge sentenced a woman to life in state prison without the possibility of parole Friday for orchestrating a hit on her husband because she worried his cancer was eating up their nest egg. Sandra Jessee, 60, was convicted of one felony count of special-circumstances murder for financial gain and one count of conspiracy.

Minneapolis

9 charged in rape of 14-year-old girl

Nine suspected gang members and associates were charged Friday in a sex attack on a 14-year-old girl who was forced into an abandoned house and raped after trying to leave a party, authorities said.

Atlanta

Arrest in shooting of officer from roof

Atlanta police say a man has been arrested in the shooting of a city officer who they say was targeted from a nearby rooftop. The officer was shot in the leg as he left a restaurant on Thursday.

Times wires

Comments
Live Coverage: Sunday’s Alberto updates

Live Coverage: Sunday’s Alberto updates

Here’s the latest. First, a look at the radar over Florida as of 2:05 p.m. Sunday. For a look at the live, interactive radar, click here.Screen grab of the TBO radar reading of the weather over Florida from 2:05 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Credit: TBO...
Updated: 18 minutes ago
None injured in Trinity rehab center fire

None injured in Trinity rehab center fire

TRINITY — No one was hurt Sunday morning after a fire broke out at a rehabilitation center.According to Pasco County Fire Rescue, Trinity Regional Rehab Center at 2144 Welbilt Blvd. is running on generator power after the blaze broke out about 10:30 ...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion vote

Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion vote

DUBLIN — Irish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church — a situation that was unthinkable in Ireland a generation a...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Part of Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard closed through at least 5 p.m.

Part of Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard closed through at least 5 p.m.

Both southbound lanes of Bayshore Boulevard between W. Barcelona and W. Rubideaux streets are closed while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water main break.The repair and roadway restoration work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Sunday but ...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Oral injuries lead to recall of Spam, other Hormel product

US Agriculture Department recalling more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and another luncheon loaf product made by Hormel after complaints about metal objects in the food
Updated: 1 hour ago
Alberto cancellations: Sunday’s Sunset Music Festival, Tampa Bay Margarita Festival called off

Alberto cancellations: Sunday’s Sunset Music Festival, Tampa Bay Margarita Festival called off

Facing ugly weather from Subtropical Storm Alberto on Sunday, the Sunset Music Festival and Tampa Bay Margarita Festival have both decided to cancel their second days."This decision to cancel was made by the Tampa Sports Authority, in conjunction wit...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Egypt in rare unity over love for Salah, loathing for Ramos

Egypt in rare unity over love for Salah, loathing for Ramos

Heartbroken Egypt shares a rare moment of unity: An outpouring of sympathy and love for Salah, loathing for Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos
Updated: 1 hour ago
Egypt in rare unity over love for Salah, loathing for Ramos

Egypt in rare unity over love for Salah, loathing for Ramos

Heartbroken Egypt shares a rare moment of unity: An outpouring of sympathy and love for Salah, loathing for Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos
Updated: 1 hour ago

AP Top News at 2:27 p.m. EDT

AP Top News at 2:27 p.m. EDT
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Latest: Italy: Premier-designate says he made big effort

The Latest: Italy: Premier-designate says he made big effort

Italian Premier-Designate Giuseppe Conte says he tried his hardest to form the country's next government and had full cooperation from would-be coalition partners, the populist 5-Star Movement and League parties
Updated: 1 hour ago