Shipper will pay for Hawaii molasses spill cleanup

17 Sep 2013 0 Comments
HONOLULU (AP) -- The chief executive of the transit company responsible for spilling 1,400 tons of molasses in Hawaii waters says the company will fully pay for cleanup and other costs without passing them on to taxpayers or customers. Matson Navigation Co. CEO Matt Cox said Monday that he is sorry for the spill, and the company won't ship molasses until it's confident a similar spill will not occur. "We've let you down, and we're very sorry," Cox said. Cox said it's too early to know how Read more [...]

Boston homeless man glad to turn in lost money

17 Sep 2013 0 Comments
BOSTON (AP) -- A homeless Boston man who police said turned in a backpack containing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and traveler's checks said even if he were desperate he wouldn't have kept "even a penny." Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis honored Glen James on Monday, giving him a special citation and thanking him for an "extraordinary show of character and honesty." James said in a handwritten statement he gave out at a news conference that he was glad to make sure the bag Read more [...]

Spanish city seeks lottery winner who lost ticket

17 Sep 2013 0 Comments
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish city is seeking a missing millionaire. Somebody bought a lottery ticket in the northern city of La Coruna that won 4.7 million euros ($6.3 million) - but lost the ticket in the shop. After failed attempts to track the winner down, the city is now making a public plea for the buyer to step forward. Fortune hunters beware: Anybody trying to claim the prize will have to prove knowing where and when the ticket was purchased. The ticket for the June 30, 2012, drawing Read more [...]

Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris is magic ambassador

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Neil Patrick Harris is magical, and not just because he can sing, dance, act and host the Tony and Emmy awards. He's actually magical, like in the abracadabra way, and has been since he was a kid. Long before he was "Doogie Howser, M.D.," Harris loved magic. Every trip to his grandparents' house in Albuquerque meant a visit to the local magic shop, where he used his allowance to add a card or coin trick to his collection, mastering the new illusion on the ride home. These Read more [...]

Hearing set for rocker accused of hiring hitman

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The frontman for the Grammy-winning band As I Lay Dying is facing a court hearing to determine whether he will stand trial on charges he tried to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. The prosecution will argue its case against Timothy Lambesis during a preliminary hearing Monday in San Diego Superior Court in Vista. Prosecutors say Lambesis paid $1,000 to a detective posing as a hit man. Investigators say the undercover operation was staged after the singer told a man Read more [...]

Game Review: ‘GTA V’ triples the intensity

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- I had such a fun weekend. After seeing a movie, I went down to the beach to ride the roller coaster on the pier and go jet skiing in the ocean. Afterward, I got a haircut and bought a new suit, and then I returned home to unwind with some fresh juice and a yoga session in my backyard. Later, I met up with one of my friends for drinks at a downtown watering hole. I live in Los Angeles, but I didn't do any of that stuff there. Nah, it all happened over the past 48 hours Read more [...]

Finn hacker steals personal info in cyber strike

16 Sep 2013 0 Comments
HELSINKI (AP) -- Helsinki Police say they detained a hacker last weekend suspected of accessing thousands of usernames and passwords of visitors to more than 300 websites. Police spokesman Jukkapekka Risu said officers arrested an unnamed local man, who allegedly acknowledged his actions. Officers are analyzing his confiscated computers. They declined to give more details. The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority warned Friday that the suspect might have accessed "usernames and passwords Read more [...]

Tweetable facts about Twitter’s IPO

16 Sep 2013 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter has redefined the way we communicate, get news and share tidbits of our lives. It has even been credited with starting a revolution or two. The company, based in San Francisco, announced Thursday that it intends to sell stock to the public for the first time. Naturally, it did it via a tweet. Here are some quick facts about Twitter in 140 characters or less, the limit of tweets. - MT (at)Twitter We've confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. Read more [...]

‘GTA’ creator Rockstar thrives by breaking the law

16 Sep 2013 0 Comments
Rockstar Games doesn't play by the rules. Not that anyone would expect the creators of the massively successful "Grand Theft Auto" franchise to operate like other game designers. And while that's created an undeniable mystique around this week's release of "Grand Theft Auto V," it's also raised some questions. Q: Why now? Sony and Microsoft are about two months away from unleashing powerful new game consoles. And yet, the biggest release of the holiday season has been designed for their aging workhorses, Read more [...]

Fla. station explains why it’s airing dismal Jags

16 Sep 2013 0 Comments
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- An Orlando television station has issued an on-air explanation for why it's airing the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars while many NFL fans probably would have preferred seeing the Denver Broncos-New York Giants game, a possible Super Bowl preview featuring the Peyton and Eli Manning. WKMG TV issued the scrolled message on Sunday. It read that NFL policy states the station must carry all Jags away games. At the end the message said: "We apologize for any inconvenience." Read more [...]
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