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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Stand down not being held
Posted: June 02, 2015

SANDPOINT — There will be no Veterans Stand Down in Bonner County this year.

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Region’s officers part of torch run
Posted: June 02, 2015

COEUR d’ALENE — On Tuesday, Wayne Longo began a journey across the country to promote this year’s Special Olympics.

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Community celebrates depot's new start
Posted: June 02, 2015

SANDPOINT — As officials gathered Saturday afternoon on the platform of the Sandpoint Depot to rededicate the 1916 depot, a grain train rumbled past, the honking of the horn and clanking of the bells mixing with the laughter and applause from the crowd.

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Florida teacher suspended for jamming cellphones in class
Posted: June 02, 2015

LAND O' LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida science teacher has been suspended for running a signal jammer to prevent his students from using their cellphones in class.

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Boat capsizes in Utah windstorm; man, 3 children killed
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A summery day on a Utah lake turned deadly for a family and friends when high waves and violent winds kicked up and capsized their boat, throwing all seven people into the cold water.

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Man under surveillance by terror investigators is shot dead
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

BOSTON (AP) — A man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators was shot and killed Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a police officer and an FBI agent outside a pharmacy, authorities said.

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Los Angeles County deputy pleads guilty in jail case
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies beat a jail visitor bloody even though he was handcuffed on the ground and had no way of defending himself, according to one of the lawmen who pleaded guilty in the case Tuesday.

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Ban on billing rape victims for exams passes in Louisiana
Posted: June 02, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The common practice of billing rape victims for their medical exams should come to an end under changes to Louisiana law given final passage by state lawmakers.

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Federal judge signs Albuquerque police reform settlement
Posted: June 02, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between Albuquerque and the U.S. Department of Justice on overhauling the city's police force.

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Gunman says he tried calling crisis line before shootings
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes lingered outside a suburban Denver movie theater for a moment or two, thinking someone at a mental health hotline might talk him out of killing people he didn't know, or that the FBI might swoop in and stop him, he told a psychiatrist last year.

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Christie's to sell works by Monet, Chagall, Picasso in June
Posted: June 02, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Christie's auction house is offering works by Claude Monet, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso this month amid a voracious global appetite for impressionist and modern art.

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Bison seriously injures 2nd Yellowstone tourist in 3 weeks
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the second time in three weeks, a bison seriously injured a tourist in Yellowstone National Park who apparently underestimated how quickly the big, burly animals can move when they're miffed.

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Prosecution: Ex-BP exec lied; defense: no motive to lie
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP executive manipulated early estimates of the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico after a 2010 rig explosion to conform to a low government estimate, then lied about it to federal agents, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.

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Police arrest man after dog found with muzzle taped shut
Posted: June 02, 2015

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina have arrested a man after a dog was found with electrical tape around its muzzle last week.

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Former Maryland man held at Guantanamo alleges CIA torture
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

MIAMI (AP) — A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, including being hung from a wooden beam for three days and kept in total darkness for nearly a year, a legal organization that represents him said Wednesday.

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NGO threatens legal action against Israel over Hamas claim
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A British non-governmental organization is threatening legal action against the Israeli government over its accusation that the organization is linked to the militant group Hamas — while denying that the Hamas leader called the NGO to congratulate it.

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Agents search ex-mayor's home, remove saddle, other items
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigators searched the home of a former longtime mayor whose failed projects, including a planned Wild West museum, helped push the city deep into debt, and they took a saddle and other Western artifacts from him.

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Trial set for stepmother in Alabama girl's running death
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a woman accused in the death of her stepdaughter, who was forced to run as punishment until she collapsed and later died.

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Californians conserved more water ahead of mandatory cuts
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot more to reach the mandatory drought cuts taking effect this month, according to the latest numbers released Tuesday.

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Jim Thorpe's sons ask Supreme Court to allow reburial
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 6:01 pm

Jim Thorpe's surviving sons asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma.

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