Daily Archive: April 15, 2016

Apr 15

Slain former Saints defensive end to be laid to rest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Funeral services are to be held for former defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed a week ago. A private funeral and burial are to be held Saturday. Smith died a week ago after police say he was shot by 28-year-old Cardell Hayes during a traffic altercation. A visitation …

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Apr 15

KSP: Two dead after shooting in Floyd County

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- State police are reportedly investigating a deadly shooting in Floyd County. The Lexington Herald Leader spoke to troopers. According to the paper, state police were called out Friday night after gunfire was heard at a home in Hueysville. Investigators say three people were shot, and two of the victims later died. …

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Apr 15

Bernie Sanders says he met with Pope Francis.

ROME (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press that he met with Pope Francis. Sanders said the meeting took place Saturday morning before the pope left for his one-day visit to Greece. He said he was honored by the meeting, and that he told the pope he …

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Apr 15

Kentucky House approves 2-year spending plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a two-year operating budget on the last day of the legislative session. The Democratic majority in the House of Representatives reached a compromise with the Republican majority in the state Senate earlier this week. The Senate approved the budget earlier in the day. The …

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Apr 15

Warm and sunny weekend

Overview: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies will continue through the weekend, with temperatures ranging from 75 to 80 degrees each day. The mild temperatures will continue for next week, with temperatures around 80 degrees for Monday, with lower 70s for the rest of next week. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures continue for …

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Apr 15

AP-NORC Poll: That’s rude: More say GOP is discourteous

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ask Americans about bad manners in the 2016 presidential campaign and the conversation shifts immediately to Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner who has branded his critics, “little,” ”lyin,” ”low-energy” and worse. “I don’t recall anyone stirring up as much of a fuss as Mr. Trump,” says Sidney Waldman, 81, a retired book …

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Apr 15

2 Bundys, 3 others balk at pleas in Nevada standoff case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men refused to enter pleas in federal court in Las Vegas to charges in an armed confrontation with government agents two years ago. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. entered not guilty pleas on behalf of each man during a sometimes contentious …

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Apr 15

Berkeley provost criticized for lax discipline resigns post

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley’s second-highest ranking administrator — who had faced criticism for allegedly being too lenient on a fellow administrator accused of sexual harassment — resigned from his post, citing personal reasons. Claude Steele, a prominent social psychologist who became the top academic officer at Berkeley two years ago, …

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Apr 15

Utility to provide apartments to those displaced by gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California Gas Co. says people who have been living out of hotels since a gas leak prompted them to leave their Los Angeles homes may begin moving into what the utility calls high-quality apartments. SoCal Gas made the announcement Friday, two days after a state appeals court ordered it …

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Apr 15

1 Maryland firefighter dead, another injured after shooting

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — One of two firefighters shot Friday night while making a welfare check in a Maryland suburb of Washington has died and another remains in serious condition, officials said. John Ulmshneider, 39, died Friday night, according to Prince George’s County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker. She said Ulmshneider was a 13-year …

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