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Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

Saturday, 1:40 AM

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo. An Egyptian court on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, sentenced the three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk, File) EGYPT OUTCAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.


The Latest: 3 Al-Jazeera journalists get 3 years in prison

Saturday, 1:34 AM

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2015 file photo, Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, left, and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohammed listen in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s state news agency is reporting that a verdict is expected soon in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists. MENA reported the verdict was to be issued Saturday in the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:


New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft

Saturday, 1:16 AM

FILE - In this Friday, July 16, 2011, file photo, Secretary of State Dianna Duran, right, talks about her office's efforts to ensure the accuracy of the state's voter registration rolls during an interim legislative committee hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. On Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, New Mexicao Attorney General Hector Balderas charged Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.


Local ceasefire between Syria regime, rebels ends

Saturday, 12:38 AM

Picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Chief of the General Staff of the Syrian Arab Army, Ali Abdullah Ayoub (L), allegedly visiting Syrian army units in the city of Zabadani, on July 8, 2015A brief truce between Syrian regime forces and rebel groups in three key towns ended early Saturday as the warring parties resumed clashes and shelling, a monitoring group and a mediator said. Pro-regime forces, including Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah militia, had agreed on a 48-hour ceasefire, until dawn on Saturday, in the rebel bastion of Zabadani and the government-held villages of Fuaa and Kafraya. "The ceasefire has collapsed in Zabadani, Fuaa, and Kafraya this morning," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.


Mariners overcome losses to eke out win over White Sox

Friday, 9:48 PM

(The Sports Xchange) - A day of losses concluded with a win for the Seattle Mariners when they beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. Paced by a dominant performance from right-hander Taijuan Walker, the Mariners evened the series at a game apiece despite struggling to convert scoring opportunities into runs for the second straight night. "He shut them down," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said of Walker.

Gregorius shines as Yankees find power to crush Braves

Friday, 9:39 PM

MLB: New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves(The Sports Xchange) - Shortstop Didi Gregorius went a surprising 4-for-5 with a homer and a career-high six RBIs as the New York Yankees broke out for a 15-4 interleague rout of the Atlanta Braves to remain 1 1/2 games behind Toronto in the AL East. "I felt really good," said Gregorius, whose only out was a long drive to center field. "It was big (to get that start) and it probably got our guys relaxed a little bit," manager Joe Girardi said.


Prison scrambles as Legionnaires' disease sickens inmate

Saturday, 12:58 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials at California's oldest state prison scrambled to provide safe drinking water to thousands of inmates after waterborne Legionnaires' disease hospitalized one inmate and was suspected of sickening more than two dozen others.

Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

Saturday, 12:53 AM

Officials investigate the scene at a gas station where a sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Houston. Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan said the deputy was pumping gas into his vehicle on Friday night when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.


Ashley Madison courted several buyers, landed none before attack

Saturday, 1:03 AM

A photo illustration shows the privacy policy of the Ashley Madison website seen behind a smartphone running the Ashley Madison app in TorontoBy Allison Martell and Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - The owner of adultery website Ashley Madison had already been struggling to sell itself or raise funds for at least three years before the publication of details about its members, according to internal documents and emails also released by hackers as part of their assault on the company in recent weeks. Avid Life Media announced on Friday that CEO Noel Biderman, who founded the website in 2001, had left the company with immediate effect, the latest sign of the wrenching impact on the company of the attack that led to the disclosure of sensitive data about millions of clients.


HTC's Peter Chou joins visual effects firm behind 'Iron Man 3'

Saturday, 12:53 AM

No, Peter Chou isn't leaving HTC. As the company is gearing up to launch its virtual reality platform (and another flagship phone) later this year, the co-founder has decided to pick up a second role at ...

The Perils of Our 'On-Call' Work Culture

Friday, 2:36 PM

In my work as an executive coach and keynote, clients and audience members frequently talk about their lack of "downtime." Even when they are home, there is rarely a sense of relief from work.In a recent investigation, researchers were curious about how being "on-call" affected various health indicators. Studying a group of shift workers...

Healthy workplace tied to fewer obese young workers

Friday, 2:26 PM

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Workplaces that encourage healthy lifestyle practices are tied to fewer obese employees among millennials, according to a new study. About 17 percent of young employees in workplaces that encouraged several healthy lifestyle practices were obese, compared to about 24 percent in spaces that promoted one or no healthy practices, researchers found. “I have personally experienced a range of workplace environments that I feel have influenced my eating habits and my physical activity, both positively and negatively," said lead author Allison Watts, of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.