Accused gunman charged in fatal San Diego police shooting
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:36:16 -0400
A man suspected of opening fire on two San Diego police officers, killing one and severely wounding the other, has been arrested and charged with murder after a gunfight that left the accused gunman hospitalized, police said on Friday. A second man was arrested on an outstanding warrant near a house that a police SWAT team had surrounded in the aftermath of Thursday night's gun battle, but whether he was connected with the shooting was still under investigation, police said. The two officers, members of the department's anti-gang unit, were shot moments after stopping at least one person in a high-crime neighborhood of southeastern San Diego, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said at a news conference.
Courts strike blows to GOP voter restrictions in 3 states
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:33:42 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks on Friday to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.
2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:29:16 -0400
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two San Diego police officers were shot — one fatally — after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday that ended after officers detained a second man who may have been involved.
Clinton gets down to campaign business with Rust Belt trip
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:25:55 -0400
By Amanda Becker HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took her newly energized White House bid on the road on Friday for a tour of crucial "Rust Belt" states Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the campaign's focus was clouded by a newly disclosed cyber attack. Reuters on Friday reported that the computer network used by Clinton's campaign, which is based in Brooklyn, had been hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, citing people familiar with the matter. The campaign said a data program maintained by the Democratic National Committee and used by the campaign and other entities was accessed as part of a cyber attack on the DNC.
Reliance on jailhouse informant dooms Chandra Levy case
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:13:34 -0400
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Armando Morales was a gang leader, drug dealer and a jailhouse snitch. But he was also a commanding, dynamic presence on the witness stand when he told jurors that his cellmate, Ingmar Guandique, confessed to the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy.
The Latest: Suspect named in San Diego police shootings
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:06:53 -0400
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in San Diego. (all times local):
Streb matches major record-low 63 to share PGA lead
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:54:06 -0400
Springfield (United States) (AFP) - Robert Streb, who has not had a US top-10 finish in a year, matched the record-low round in major golf history with a seven-under par 63 at Baltusrol to seize a share of the lead at the PGA Championship.
Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead at PGA
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:35:48 -0400
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Robert Streb became the latest player to shoot 63 in a major, and hardly anyone noticed in a PGA Championship with endless action across Baltusrol on Friday.
Texas A&M suspends 2 assistants for jokes at women's clinic
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:25:33 -0400
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a "failed attempt at humor" this week at a football clinic for women.
Italy's BMPS worst performer in EU bank stress tests
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:13:27 -0400
Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena came a distant last in EU bank stress test, as the world's oldest bank announced sweeping reforms in a bid to stay afloat. Under the European Banking Authority's economic shock scenario, BMPS would suffer a 14.23 percent plunge in its core capital ratio -- a measure of stability -- by 2018. The announcement came shortly after BMPS's board announced a rescue plan for shifting the billions of euros in bad loans that have weighed down on the embattled lender, which was founded in 1472.