- Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 10:17 PM
A court says a California judge who was criticized for ordering a lenient six-month jail sentence in a rape case against a former Stanford University swimmer will no longer hear criminal matters by his own request.
- Couple wanted in woman's killing, kids' kidnapping arrested
Kansas City Star, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 09:17 PM
A California couple wanted in connection with a woman's killing and the kidnapping of her three children in the Los Angeles area were arrested Thursday in Colorado. …
- Judge won't dismiss Pierre-Paul privacy lawsuit against ESPN
Miami Herald, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 09:17 PM
A Miami federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by New York Giants lineman Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN over disclosure of his medical records from a 2015 fireworks accident. …
- Belgian media report blast at Chimay sports center
Associated Press, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 08:58 PM
A Belgian newspaper is reporting that an explosion has rocked a sports center in the Belgian town of Chimay, with reports of at least one person dead and two injured.
- Transfer Jerod Evans named Virginia Tech's starting QB
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 08:49 PM
Junior college transfer Jerod Evans will be Virginia Tech's starting quarterback in the opener against Liberty.
- Rio police charge Ryan Lochte with false report of robbery
Hartford Courant, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 07:32 PM
Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment
- Nun in iconic Italy quake photo texted friends 'adieu'
FOXNews, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 05:48 PM
She became the face of Italy's earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive.
- Jury: GM car's ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 05:17 PM
GM won two other ignition cases that were tried earlier this year
- How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 05:06 PM
Stocks closed lower on Thursday, led by declines in health-care companies as investors worry about a backlash in Washington against recent price increases for key drugs. A few retailers reported disappointing earnings, and that helped push down consumer discretionary stocks. The losses were modest as major indexes hover near record highs hit last week.
- Housing aid theft: probation for bounce artist Big Freedia
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 04:22 PM
Bounce entertainer Big Freedia has been sentenced to three years' probation and fined $35,000 after admitting to bilking the federal government out of housing aid.
- Police: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Toronto, crossbow found nearby
Associated Press, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 03:26 PM
Toronto police say three people are dead in what they are calling a homicide that may have involved a crossbow.
- Michael Phelps, Final Five gymnasts to present at MTV VMAs
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 03:02 PM
Recent Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and the Final Five are heading to the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV said Thursday that Phelps, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian will present awards at Sunday's show in New York City. Jimmy Fallon, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Puff Daddy will also present awards, while attendees at Madison Square Garden will include Kanye West, Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, DNCE, Desiigner and Troye Sivan. Britney Spears, Rihanna, Future, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas and the Chainsmokers will perform during the live show. Beyonce is the leading nominee with 11, followed by Adele with eight nominations.
- Iowa board doesn't immediately vote on pipeline request
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 03:02 PM
The Iowa Utilities Board has declined to take immediate action on a request by 14 landowners to halt construction of a four-state oil pipeline.
- Rebels, residents to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 02:32 PM
- AP EXPLAINS: Why burkini swimsuits are causing controversy
Associated Press, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 02:02 PM
French mayors are drawing international anger for banning the burkini, an all-encompassing swimsuit worn by a small minority of Muslim women. The Associated Press explains the core of the controversy.
- Volkswagen, dealers reach tentative deal in cheating scandal
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 01:35 PM
Volkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U. S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal.
- Auction house to sell composite skeleton of a dodo bird
FOXNews, Thursday - 08/25/2016 - 01:17 PM
The dodo bird is extinct — but one collector can now have their own dodo skeleton.