Daily Archive: July 18, 2016

Jul 18

Philippine court clears Arroyo of plunder, orders her freed

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plunder charge against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and ordered her immediate release from nearly five years of hospital detention. The justices voted 11-4 to grant Arroyo’s petition seeking to dismiss the plunder case before the special anti-graft Sandiganbayan court because of a …

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Jul 18

Afghan train attacker kept IS flag in his German home

BERLIN (AP) — A 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker who shouted “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”) during an ax and knife attack on a train, injuring at least five people, had a hand-painted flag of the Islamic State group in his room, a senior German security official said Tuesday. The attacker attempted to flee, but was …

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Jul 18

Man injured in Lexington apartment fire

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington firefighters say a man was injured after an apartment fire Monday evening on Zandale Drive. Firefighters say a mattress caught fire in the living room of an apartment on the first floor. They say the man living there tried putting the fire out, and while doing so, he injured his …

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Jul 18

Afghan train attacker kept IS flag in his German home

BERLIN (AP) — A 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker shouted “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”) during an ax and knife attack on a train in southern Germany that injured at least five people, a German top security official said Tuesday morning. Bavaria’s interior minister Joachim Herrmann said on public television that investigators raiding his room also …

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Jul 18

EKU at OVC media day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Ohio Valley Conference coaches agree with the media.  EKU is slated to finish second in the OVC, behind Jacksonville State. First-year head man Mark Elder says his Colonels will go as his seniors go. Right now, that looks promising. Seniors typically go one of two ways before they head out …

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Jul 18

Lumpkin still living life in the League

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – You might remember former Cat Ricky Lumpkin best for laying out Matt Leinart one time. “Lump” has played for Arizona, Oakland and now Indianapolis. It’s his sixth season in the NFL and he’s still surprising even himself as an undrafted no-name living large in the league. But he’s also glad to …

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Jul 18

Jarmon holds special place in heart for “Swings for Soldiers”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Jeremy Jarmon hung up the pads to get into the medical world.  The former Cat is taking classes this summer and hoping to move from the sales side of things to the clinical side. It’s not necessarily the path Jarmon thought he would take after football, but he was excited to …

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Jul 18

Bus with Chinese tourists catches fire in Taiwan, killing 26

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A tour bus carrying visitors from China burst into flames on a busy highway near Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday, killing all 26 people on board, officials said. The accident took place on the No. 2 national highway in Taoyuan county, south of Taipei, where the island’s international airport is located, the …

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Jul 18

Tensions with West rise as Turkey continues purge

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The purging of thousands of alleged plotters of a failed coup raised tensions Monday between Turkey and the West, with U.S. and European officials urging restraint, while Ankara insisted that Washington extradite an exile accused of orchestrating the plot. Authorities have fired nearly 9,000 police officers, bureaucrats and others, while detaining …

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Jul 18

Warm for Tuesday with a few spotty showers

Overview: A cold front will move across the region overnight into early Tuesday, bringing the chance for scattered rain showers. Lower dew points will return for late Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing a better feel to the air, with warm temperatures. However, temperatures will be on a warming trend for the rest of the week, with …

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