Thursday, June 21, 2018
News Roundup

Gosnell gets life sentence, with no parole

Philadelphia

Gosnell gets life sentence, with no parole

An abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his rogue clinic dodged a possible death sentence on Tuesday in a hasty post-verdict deal with prosecutors. Dr. Kermit Gosnell waived his right to appeal in exchange for a sentence of life without parole. Gosnell, 72, was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in a case that became a flashpoint in the nation's abortion debate.

Afghanistan

3 Americans killed by roadside bomb

A roadside bomb tore through a U.S. military convoy in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least three soldiers. A number of other soldiers were wounded in the attack, some of them seriously.

Washington

Senate panel okays farm bill

The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a $955 billion farm bill Tuesday, the first step toward completing an overhaul of the nation's food and farm policy that was derailed last year when the House failed to vote on its version of the bill. The new bill is expected to save $23 billion over the next 10 years by eliminating or consolidating hundreds of agriculture programs.

Detroit

Lawyer: Cooker for food, not bombs

An attorney for a Saudi man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after federal agents accused him of lying about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker says his client knew nothing about the device's use in Boston Marathon bombings. Hussain Al Khawahir appeared in federal court Tuesday. He waived his right to a detention hearing and will be jailed until a preliminary exam May 28.

Seattle

Soccer ball dribbler killed

A Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup died Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon Coast. Police in Lincoln City, Ore., said 42-year-old Richard Swanson was hit about 10 a.m. walking south along U.S. Highway 101 near the city limits. He was declared dead at a local hospital. The driver has not been charged.

Washington

Soldier accused of sexual abuse

The Army says the coordinator of a sexual assault prevention program at Fort Hood, Texas, is under investigation for "abusive sexual contact" and other alleged misconduct. He has been suspended from all duties.

Iraq

Gunmen open fire on stores, kill 11

Iraqi police and hospital officials say at least 11 people were killed Tuesday when gunmen opened fire on a row of liquor stores in Baghdad. Nobody claimed responsibility, although Islamic extremists have frequently targeted liquor stores in Iraq.

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Medal of Honor recipient tells teachers to push kids up, not out

Medal of Honor recipient tells teachers to push kids up, not out

Gary Littrell spent the first 17 years of his life in "survival mode." Then he joined the U.S. Army — twice — and was shipped off to Vietnam.Littrell was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor in 1973, for actions he took that saved lives.The award h...
Updated: 11 minutes ago

Deputies: Cheerleading coach sent explicit images to 16-year-old

A 28-year-old cheerleading coach faces charges for engaging in "inappropriate behavior" with a 16-year-old girl, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Victor Martin Valenty faces 10 counts of traveling to meet a minor, distributing ob...
Updated: 25 minutes ago
St. Pete police: Three lieutenants lied about their work hours

St. Pete police: Three lieutenants lied about their work hours

ST. PETERSBURG — Three lieutenants responsible for supervising the police officers who patrol the city were found to have been faking their work hours instead of showing up for duty on time.In some cases, the watch commanders submitted time sheets st...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Next move is simple for the Bucs: Get rid of Jameis Winston

Next move is simple for the Bucs: Get rid of Jameis Winston

Trade him. Waive him. Cut him.Whatever.Just get rid of him.Jameis Winston should never play another game for the Tampa Bay Bucs.Plain and simple, he's a bad guy and the Bucs should have nothing more to do with him.He's already going to miss the first...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Deputies: Zephyrhills bank robbed, suspect flees on bicycle

Deputies: Zephyrhills bank robbed, suspect flees on bicycle

A Suntrust Bank in Zephyr-hills was robbed early Thursday afternoon, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.At 12:50 p.m., deputies said, the man walked into the bank at 34511 State Road 54 and presented a note demanding money, though he did ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Timeline of investigations, suspensions and allegations involving Jameis Winston

Timeline of investigations, suspensions and allegations involving Jameis Winston

The NFL will suspend Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston at least three games without pay for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Winston's suspension could be increased if he fails to meet certain undisclosed requirements expected to be...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Jameis Winston suspension means Bucs will turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB

Jameis Winston suspension means Bucs will turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB

The news of Jameis Winston's suspension to start the upcoming season likely means that the Bucs will have veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick stepping in at quarterback for three crucial games.Fitzpatrick stepped in as a starter for three games last year when W...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Three-game suspension looms for Bucs QB Jameis Winston

Three-game suspension looms for Bucs QB Jameis Winston

TAMPA — The Bucs will open the upcoming season without the face of their franchise, as quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended three games by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy.Winston, 24, was accused of groping a ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Domain Homes: Buyers love them, some others don’t

Domain Homes: Buyers love them, some others don’t

TAMPA — When the 2008 financial crash brought down the nation’s housing market, hundreds of home builders went out of business. Among them was Sharon McSwain Homes in Atlanta, forced to liquidate in 2009.But just as developers like to develop, builde...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Editorial: With Supreme Court ruling, Florida should collect sales tax from online retailers

Editorial: With Supreme Court ruling, Florida should collect sales tax from online retailers

It turns out the U.S. Supreme Court has a better grasp of the economic realities of the 21st century than Congress or the Florida Legislature. The court ruled Thursday that states can require online retailers to collect sales taxes even if the retail...
Updated: 2 hours ago