MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015

Obama In Alaska
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama begins his historic trip to Alaska this morning. The president's three-day trip is aimed at calling attention to climate change and how Obama says it's already damaging Alaska's stunning scenery. Obama will become the first sitting president to set foot in the Alaska Arctic. And in a show of solidarity with Alaska Natives, his administration is changing the name of North America's tallest peak, Mount McKinley, to Denali, its traditional Athabascan name.

Brady And NFL Back In Court
NEW YORK (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are expected in court after failing to settle the "Deflategate" scandal. Both sides are to appear before a federal court judge in Manhattan today for a status conference. The dispute centers on the legality of the NFL's four-game suspension of Brady after Goodell concluded he conspired with Patriots ball handlers to deflate footballs at January's AFC championship game victory. The NFL Players Association has asked the judge to void the suspension. Federal Judge Richard Berman has urged both sides to agree to a deal. He warned the NFL earlier this month he can erase Brady's suspension if it fails to negotiate a deal. Berman has said he hopes to decide the case by Sept. 4 if there's no settlement.

Hurricane Fred In Atlantic
UNDATED (AP) - Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with some additional strengthening possible. It's expected to move across the Cape Verde Islands this afternoon and tonight. Meanwhile, Hurricane Ignacio is expected to weaken to a tropical storm as it moves closer to Hawaii's Big Island and Maui today and tomorrow.



Man Shot Near IUP Campus
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a one man was shot and another assaulted during a melee outside an apartment complex that offers off-campus housing to Indiana University of Pennsylvania students. State police in Indiana County say a fight broke out within a large number of people gathered outside the Copper Beech apartments in White Township just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday. They found a 21-year-old Philadelphia man who lives in the complex injured by a gunshot to the right arm. He was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital in good condition. Another 22-year-old resident of the nearby Grove apartments was treated for a laceration. Police said even though a large crowd was present "absolutely no information was provided" on who was responsible, and the victims also provided no such information.

Woman Stabbed To Death
NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man was taken into custody after a woman was stabbed to death during an altercation at a Bever County apartment building. Police said they were called to the Mulberry Apartments in New Brighton at 11 p.m. Saturday and found a woman stabbed multiple times. She was taken to Heritage Valley Beaver hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her name was not immediately released pending notification of her family. The Beaver County Times reports that while officers were responding to the scene, a 52-year-old man stopped police in the parking lot of the police station. He was taken into custody after he was found to have a severe cut on his hand.

Homicide Suspect Faces Arraignment
HOUSTON (AP) - The man charged with shooting to death a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy is scheduled to be arraigned today. Shannon Miles is charged with capital murder in the death of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Goforth was shot while filling up his gas tank in Cypress, Texas. Authorities call the shooting "clearly unprovoked."

Wes Craven Dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the most recognizable names in horror films has died. Wes Craven was 76. The prolific writer, director and editor is credited with reinventing the teen horror genre with the 1984 release of "A Nightmare on Elm Street," starring a then-unknown Johnny Depp. Craven's family says he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer.

Swift Wins Video Of Year
UNDATED (AP) - Taylor Swift has won MTV's video of the year. Swift won the top prize for "Bad Blood" last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. She also presented Kanye West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. West, who said he got high before going onstage Sunday, gave a rambling speech as he apologized to Swift for taking her microphone in 2009, bashed MTV, and claimed he would run for president in 2020. And Miley Cyrus exposed one of her breasts. MTV says the clip will be removed from future broadcasts. (photo: AP)

 


 

 

 

 

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