A lawyer from Kentucky arrested for allegedly threatening governor Andy Beshear over lockdown

A lawyer from Kentucky arrested for allegedly threatening governor Andy Beshear over lockdown

A Kentucky lawyer was arrested for alleged online threats against the state’s governor, who has come under fire over his coronavirus lockdown. James Gregory Troutman, 53, was charged with terroristic threatening, a misdemeanor, by the Kentucky State Police for his comments about Gov. Andy Beshear, according to NBC affiliate WAVE in Louisville. On Facebook, Troutman said, … Read more

Search warrant issued for Kristin Smart’s disappearance, who vanished almost 24 years ago

Search warrant issued for Kristin Smart's disappearance, who vanished almost 24 years ago

A search warrant was issued Wednesday at the home of a longtime person of interest in the disappearance of Kristin Smart, a California college student who vanished 23 years ago, police said. Police searched the Los Angeles County home of Paul Flores, who authorities said was the last person to see Smart alive. Tony Cipolla, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s … Read more

Arizona meteorite fall points researchers to source of LL chondrites

Arizona meteorite fall points researchers to source of LL chondrites

The Dishchii’bikoh meteorite fall in the White Mountain Apache reservation in central Arizona has given scientists a big clue to finding out where so-called LL chondrites call home. They report their results in the April 14 issue of Meteoritics and Planetary Science. “LL chondrites are fairly common meteorites with low-oxidized and low metallic (LL) iron content,” … Read more

Mitch McConnell would rather let state governments declare bankruptcy than receive more federal funding

Mitch McConnell would rather let state governments declare bankruptcy than receive more federal funding

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he would rather let state governments declare bankruptcy during the coronavirus pandemic than receive more federal funding. He suggested Republicans should oppose additional aid for state and local governments in future coronavirus relief bills. State governments cannot declare bankruptcy, but radio host Hugh Hewitt asked McConnell in an interview Wednesday if … Read more

Virtual draft makes NFL teams possible targets for hackers

Virtual draft makes NFL teams possible targets for hackers

A hacker could provide entertainment value by disrupting the TV broadcast of the virtual NFL draft that begins Thursday night. Such an infiltration would embarrass the NFL but wouldn’t compromise the integrity of the draft. There are other potential hacks outside the broadcast that wouldn’t be so harmless for the league. What if teams, or … Read more

2020 NFL Draft rules and virtual format explained

2020 NFL Draft rules and virtual format explained

The 2020 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night with an unprecedented virtual format after the coronavirus pandemic forced league officials to cancel a star-studded planned event in Las Vegas. With NFL facilities shuttered, team executives and head coaches will coordinate their drafts from their homes in order to comply with shelter-in-place orders. The draft order and traditional seven-round structure will proceed just as … Read more

Tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas kill at least 5

Tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas kill at least five

At least five people were killed as severe weather raged across Texas, Oklahoma and the Southeastern United States on Wednesday In East Texas, at least three people were dead and as many as 30 others were injured after a twister touched down in the town of Onalaska, according to Seth W. Christensen, spokesman for the … Read more