Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of 2014 season, the National Football League said on Tuesday. Peterson will not be...
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A Utah truck driver who wore vampire-fang dentures and is charged with sexually abusing and beating two women who he held captive in his vehicle as he traveled the country had four more victims, federal prosecutors have said. Timothy Jay Vafeades, 54, was arrested in Moorhead late last year after a weigh station officer saw bruises on a 19-year-old hostage's face and intervened.
NEW YORK/CALGARY— BNSF Railroad, the Warren Buffett-owned company that has benefited most from the North Dakota shale boom, has told some customers that they cannot add new oil tank-cars to its system until next year, according to two people familiar with the matter. Oil shippers seeking to add as many as a dozen new crude oil trains to BNSF’s lines, or more than 1,000 tank cars, have been “blocked out,” one of the sources said.
The National Football League said on Thursday it would review for "potential discipline" Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, following his plea agreement on child abuse charges. While it studies the case under its Personal Conduct Policy, the NFL said Peterson would remain on its Exempt List, meaning he will not play but receive his full $11.75 million salary. Peterson, 29, reached a plea deal on Tuesday to charges of abusing his 4-year-old son that would see the former NFL Most Valuable Player avoid jail time. He was arrested in September for
President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress to approve $6.2 billion in new funds this fiscal year to combat Ebola in West Africa and the United States, according to...
Tom Magliozzi, co-host of the long-running weekly National Public Radio show "Car Talk," died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease, the broadcast network said. He was 77. Magliozzi and...
Reuters Media NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A man decapitated his mother, dumped her head and body on the ground outside their Long Island apartment and walked into the path of a moving commuter train, police said on Wednesday. The murder-suicide on Tuesday night claimed the life of Patricia Ward, 66, a professor at Farmingdale State College, part of the State University of New York, said Officer Kenneth Parker of Nassau County Police. A body identified as that of her son, Derek Ward, 35, was found near the Long Island Rail Road tracks, he said. Police called to the sce
SEATTLE - A Washington state high school student who fatally shot two 14-year-old girls and wounded three more classmates last week before taking his own life had sent text messages to the victims to meet at lunch before the shooting, an official said on Monday. Freshman Jaylen Fryberg walked into the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday and opened fire at the table where two of his cousins and three close friends were gathered, police, family members and witnesses said. "A witness confirms that the five victims were seated at the table when the shooter ope
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday. "I felt in danger enough that since it wouldn't leave I had to shoot it," said Victor Peters of Lady Lake of the Wednesday night incident in a video interview posted online by the Orlando Sentinel. Killing a bear in Florida is illegal.