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  • Man Found Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Drunk Driver Who Killed Two Sons

    Man Found Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Drunk Driver Who Killed Two Sons

    (HOUSTON) — A jury returned a verdict of not guilty Wednesday for a Texas father accused of the shooting death of a drunk driver who killed his two sons. David Barajas was accused of fatally shooting 20-year-old Jose Banda in December 2012 after Banda plowed into a vehicle that Barajas and his two sons had been pushing on a rural road in Alvin, about 30 miles southeast of Houston. The Barajas family broke into tears in the courtroom while Jose Banda’s family sat in stunned belief. “I am relieved but still in pain. My two boys are dead and nothing… Read more

  • Surfing 'The Wedge,' California's Monster Waves

    Surfing 'The Wedge,' California's Monster Waves

    (NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — Thousands of spectators lined the beach as surfers, bodyboarders, and other brave athletes went headlong into 20-foot waves at California’s “The Wedge” wave break Wednesday. The waves, which were categorized by Surfline.com as “Good to Epic” in size, were delivered by Hurricane Marie, swirling off the coast of California. Surfing legend Laird Hamilton, who was at the beach Wednesday morning, helped rescue a stranded surfer who lost his board and his leash as the monstrous waves slammed into shore, according to ABC station KABC. Hamilton, who was on a paddle board when the surfer got into… Read more

  • Bob Dylan Announces Dates for Fall North American Tour

    Bob Dylan Announces Dates for Fall North American Tour

    Bob Dylan has confirmed he’ll be bringing his “Never Ending Tour” back to North America for a fall leg.  The 31-date trek will get underway with a three-show engagement, October 17-19, at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, and also will include multiple-night stands in Los Angeles; Oakland, California; Minneapolis; Chicago; Toronto; Philadelphia; and New York City. The tour will wrap up with four concerts at New York’s Beacon Theatre that are scheduled for November 28 and 29, and December 1 and 2.  Tickets for most of Dylan’s new stateside shows will go on September 5.  Visit BobDylan.com for more details…. Read more

  • Two Rescued from Disabled Boat Nearing Niagara Falls

    Two Rescued from Disabled Boat Nearing Niagara Falls

    (NIAGARA FALLS, NY) — Two people were rescued from a disabled boat that was drifting dangerously close to Niagara Falls, authorities said. The U.S. Coast Guard said the boaters weren’t in “dire” danger but had floated into the “exclusion zone,” about a mile from the brink of the falls, in the Niagara River. A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted them to safety late Monday, around midnight. There were no injuries. The boaters, who did not want to be identified, were in a 19-foot motor boat and had dropped anchor. Earlier, a commercial rescuer tried to help but got caught on the… Read more

  • Computer Glitch Costs Student Full Scholarship?

    Computer Glitch Costs Student Full Scholarship?

    (SAN MATEO, Calif.) — A student from northern California says a computer glitch at his high school cost him a full ride to Stanford University. Lincoln To, 17, finished in the top five of his class at Serra High School in San Mateo and was a finalist for a full scholarship to the university, he told San Diego 6. But he was disqualified when his school failed to send his transcripts before the deadline, To said. The school has since admitted it was a technical error that led to the delayed transcripts. “We have to do what’s right by our… Read more

  • Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Instructor While Firing an Uzi

    Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Instructor While Firing an Uzi

    (MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz.) — An Arizona gun instructor was shot and killed Monday while showing a nine-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City was pronounced dead shortly after being airlifted to a hospital from the Bullets and Burgers outdoor gun range in White Hills, Arizona, about 25 miles south of Las Vegas, Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe said that after demonstrating single shots, Vacca let the girl fire the Uzi as fully automatic. However, the gun recoiled, lifting the girl’s shoulder, which resulted in Vacca suffering a fatal bullet wound to the… Read more

  • Freed American Thanks 'Brave, Determined' People Who Fought for His Release

    Freed American Thanks 'Brave, Determined' People Who Fought for His Release

    (BOSTON) — Freed writer Peter Theo Curtis has spoken out for the first time Wednesday since being released by Syrian militants, thanking the “brave determined and big-hearted people” who helped save him. In a brief news conference held down the road from his mother’s home in Massachusetts, Curtis said how “total strangers” have been coming up to him and telling him how grateful they are for his release. “I suddenly remember how good the American people are and what kindness they have in their hearts,” he said. “I had no idea that so much effort was being expended on my… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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