December 13, 2017

Libyan estimate: At least 30,000 died in the war

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — At least 30,000 people were killed and 50,000 wounded in Libya’s six-month civil war, the interim health minister said, offering a first detailed estimate of the high cost in lives of bringing down Moammar Gadhafi. There have been rough estimates in the past, but Naji Barakat, the health minister in the […]

Dutch woman calls ex-boyfriend 65,000 times

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch prosecutors are charging a 42-year-old woman with stalking after she allegedly called her ex-boyfriend 65,000 times in the past year. The 62-year-old victim from The Hague filed a police complaint in August due to the persistent phone calls. Police arrested the suspected stalker Monday, seizing several cell phones and computers from […]

Seemingly drunk Swedish moose found stuck in tree

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A seemingly intoxicated moose has been discovered entangled in an apple tree by a stunned Swede. Per Johansson, 45, says he heard a roar from his vacationing neighbor’s garden in southwestern Sweden late Tuesday and went to have a look. There, he found a female moose kicking about in the tree. The […]

UMass welcomes students with world record stir-fry

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — It wasn’t just a record, it was delicious and nutritious. Staff and students at the University of Massachusetts celebrated the start of the new semester on Monday by making the world’s largest stir-fry. Using a custom-built, 14-foot-frying pan, the 4,010-pound meal included 800 pounds of chicken, 500 pounds of onions, 400 […]

Man accused of threatening Google exec via Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury in San Francisco has charged a San Antonio man with harassing a high-ranking Google executive with more than 20,000 Twitter posts, some of which were threatening. According to court records, Gregory Calvin King was arrested in Texas last month and transported to San Francisco to face charges […]

Impact from 9/11 still felt a decade later

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade later, what happened on Sept. 11 still resonates for much of the country. Even more Americans now say the horror of that day changed their lives. A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research in Chicago finds that more Americans today say Sept. 11 had an […]

Libyan fighters say Gadhafi surrounded

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan fighters have surrounded ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and it is only a matter of time until he is captured or killed, a spokesman for Tripoli’s new military council said yesterday. The council’s deputy defense minister said, however, that Libya’s former rebels had no idea where Gadhafi was, and they were […]

Police say man broke in to Celine Dion’s home

MONTREAL (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly broke into singer Celine Dion’s home near Montreal, raided the fridge and even took the time to pour himself a bath, police said. He was nabbed by police in the Montreal suburb of Laval on Monday afternoon after the alarm system went off. […]

Russian jet carrying hockey team crashes, 36 dead

YAROSLAVL, Russia (AP) — A Russian jet carrying a top local ice hockey team crashed while taking off Wednesday in western Russia, killing 36 people and leaving one critically injured, officials said. The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the Yak-42 plane crashed immediately after leaving an airport near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga […]

Ohio woman settles suit over laptop sex images

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has settled a lawsuit that alleged her privacy was violated when a company grabbed sexually explicit images of her and her boyfriend from a computer she didn’t know was stolen. Susan Clements-Jeffrey said Bellevue, Wash.-based Absolute Software Inc. improperly lifted the webcam images and gave them to police […]