Archive for May 11th, 2013

News

A task force has recommended building an entirely new school in Newtown, Conn., in place of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Newtown panel votes to build new school at Sandy Hook site

After multiple meetings about whether to renovate, rebuild or relocate, town leaders voted to tear down the elementary school in which 26 children and educators were killed.
Alex Jackson is being investigated in the death of Pamela Maria Devitt, who was allegedly attacked and killed by four pit bulls Thursday.
Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)
Officers responded to the scene around 9 p.m. Friday after reports of an explosion. There were outages at four nearby hotels but power was restored before 1 a.m.
This week's massive cyber-heist was facilitated by the ease with which criminals have learned to hack the magnetic stripe on the back of ATM, debit and credit cards.

Experts marvel at how cyber thieves stole $45 million

The thieves hacked back-end computers and cloned prepaid debit cards, but their synchronized ATM withdrawals were even more extraordinary.
Mercer 10910

Astronauts spacewalk to repair ammonia leak

Mission Control said it appeared as though the leak may have been plugged, although additional monitoring over the next few weeks, if not months, will be needed before declaring a victory.
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt during his trial earlier this week.

Genocide conviction In Guatemala is 'huge breakthrough'

Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of ordering more than 1,700 people's deaths. His conviction is a boost for those who push for respect for human rights.
top Cops

LAPD officers honored by President Obama

Twelve LAPD officers are being recognized for a Sept. 12 chase that led them from North Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles and ended in the arrest of an armed murder suspect.
Memorials And Sunday Services Held In Honor Of Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

Emotions run high after Boston bombing suspect's burial

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body was taken to a cemetery in central Virginia. It took about two weeks to find a place willing to bury him.

Blogs

Dodger Stadium to host dog parade Saturday

The game against Miami Marlins starts at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, but those interested can arrive early for the pup rally and parade.
Mercer 7938
Valproate products, commonly used to treat migraines or seizures, can lead to lower IQ in children whose mother's took the drug while pregnant.

Programs

Off-Ramp

Episode: Off-Ramp for May 11, 2013

Browse our news archive