Monthly Archives: August 2020

  • Chicago convenience store ransacked twice since May

    Chicago convenience store ransacked twice since May Security cameras captured the pillaging of a West Side Chicago convenience store hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned vandals that the city would hold them accountable for ransacking downtown retailers. Walid Mouhammad, owner of African Food & Liquor, watched surveillance video helplessly…

  • Catholic service to honor life of slain solider in Houston

    Catholic service to honor life of slain solider in Houston HOUSTON (AP) — Mourners are set to gather in Houston for a slain Texas soldier whose story has renewed a push for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment. Vannessa Guillen’s family scheduled the memorial…

  • Top militant linked to beheadings surrenders in Philippines

    Top militant linked to beheadings surrenders in Philippines MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A leading terror suspect who has been linked to beheadings of Filipino and foreign hostages has surrendered after being wounded in battle. National police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa said Abu Sayyaf commander Anduljihad Susukan gave up after…

  • Answering parent questions: BPS offers some specific reopening clarifications in Thursday’s online discussion

    Answering parent questions: BPS offers some specific reopening clarifications in Thursday’s online discussion Buffalo Public School District leaders held another parent information session Thursday evening, and this one included responding to feedback and directly answering questions from parents, providing some clarification and details to the district’s in-progress reopening plan.…

  • Pennsylvania asks court to extend mail-in voting deadlines

    Pennsylvania asks court to extend mail-in voting deadlines HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is asking the state Supreme Court to extend deadlines for mail-in ballots to be received in the November election when Pennsylvania will be a premier presidential battleground. The filing, submitted late Thursday, cited…

  • Melting ‘frozen memories,’ AI helps Japanese recall war days

    Melting ‘frozen memories,’ AI helps Japanese recall war days TOKYO (AP) — When Tokuso Hamai saw the colorized version of an old black-and-white photo of his family and neighbors having a picnic under cherry trees before World War II, he began speaking of forgotten memories of his family, most…

  • Asia Today: S. Korea sees virus jump, urges more vigilance

    Asia Today: S. Korea sees virus jump, urges more vigilance SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 103 new virus cases, one of its biggest daily jumps in months. Most were in the capital, Seoul, and officials are concerned that infections will increase during the summer vacation…

  • Florida sheriff arrested following sex scandal investigation

    Florida sheriff arrested following sex scandal investigation JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida sheriff facing a primary contest within days has been arrested following a sex scandal investigation at his previous job. The Florida Times-Union reports Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels turned himself in to the jail…

  • Cook County prosecutors announce charges in week’s looting

    Cook County prosecutors announce charges in week’s looting CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County’s state’s attorney’s office says 42 people have been charged with felonies in connection with the looting of stores along the city’s premier retail street that occurred earlier this week. Prosecutors said Thursday among the charges filed…

  • Local field hockey standouts left with no fall season after Big Ten postponement

    Local field hockey standouts left with no fall season after Big Ten postponement (WBNG) — Whitney Point’s Leanne Bough and Maine-Endwell’s Sam Palmer had just arrived at Ohio State University when the Big Ten postponed the fall sports season. “It was heartbreaking,” said Bough. “Not necessarily suprising but more…