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camp bastion surgeon: 'we kept people alive'


the queen will unveil a memorial in london on thursday, to all those who served in the iraq and afghanistan wars since the first gulf war in 1991.among those who will be at the ceremony will be lt col shehan hettiaratchy who served in afghanistan in the hospital at camp bastion where he performed life-saving surgery.






who is robert mueller


robert mueller iii is a lawyer who served as the sixth director of the fbi from september 4, 2001 to september 4, 2013. mueller, 72, was born in new york city in 1944. he served as an officer in the u.s. marine corps for three years during the vietnam war. he received several commendations, including the…






board: pennsylvania casino served player 27 drink in 9 hours


mount pocono, pa. — the pennsylvania gaming control board has fined a casino $25,000 for serving a gambler 27 drinks in a nine-hour period.mount airy casino resort says it won't comment on the fine. the gambling board says the fine was levied as part of a consent agreement, meaning the casino isn't contesting the penalty.the board says the customer was playing table-top slot machines at a casino bar when he was served. the board found the customer was showing signs of intoxication after nine drinks, meaning the bartenders served him 18 drinks after he was obviously drunk.






former washington gov. mike lowry, also a congressman, dies


olympia, wash. — former washington state gov. mike lowry, who also served in congress for a decade, has died.a news release from his family says lowry, a democrat elected governor in 1992, died monday following complications from a stroke. he was 78.in a statement, gov. jay inslee said lowry "served with compassion and humility."he was born in the tiny town of st. john, where his family homesteaded in 1882, before statehood. after serving in congress until 1989, he twice lost races for the u.s. senate.he also served as a legislative aide, king county council member and a staffer for nonprofit health care organization.he decided to run for governor when the retirement of then-gov. booth gardner opened up the post.






former home secretary lord waddington dies at age of 87


image copyrightpaimage caption lord waddington (back row, far left) became home secretary in 1989 former conservative home secretary lord waddington has died at the age of 87.the barrister turned politician led the home office at the time of the poll tax riots and the strangeways prison disturbances in the spring of 1990.on the right of the party, he entered parliament in a by-election in the 1960s and served as chief whip and other roles under margaret thatcher.after leaving the house of commons, he served as leader of the house of lords and latterly as governor of bermuda.lord waddington succeeded lord hurd as home secretary in october 1989 and served in the role until december 1990.a supporter of capital punishment, he took a tougher line on law and order issues than his predecessor, pi






man's gluten free airline meal request met with a single banana / boing boing


martin pavelk pre-ordered a gluten-free breakfast for his all nippon airways flight from tokyo to sydney, australia. he was served a single banana, a packet of salt, and a knife and fork. “all other passengers were served a full breakfast meal consisting of eggs, sausage, mushrooms, bread, and yogurt,” pavelk said. “this was a nine-hour flight. although definitely gluten-free, the banana did not keep me full for very long.” all nippon airways told the telegraph that they have since "apologized to him personally and as a result of his experience we are reviewing our policy on gluten free options and how they are served.” report this ad






board: pennsylvania casino served player 27 drink in 9 hours


mount pocono, pa. (ap) — the pennsylvania gaming control board has fined a casino $25,000 for serving a gambler 27 drinks in a nine-hour period.mount airy casino resort says it won’t comment on the fine. the gambling board says the fine was levied as part of a consent agreement, meaning the casino isn’t contesting the penalty.the board says the customer was playing table-top slot machines at a casino bar when he was served. the board found the customer was showing signs of intoxication after nine drinks, meaning the bartenders served him 18 drinks after he was obviously drunk.






queen unveils memorial to those who served in recent wars


london — queen elizabeth ii has joined britain's political leaders to unveil a memorial to soldiers and civilians who have served in recent wars.the statue unveiled thursday honors those who served britain during the gulf war and recent conflicts in afghanistan and iraq.prime minister theresa may and predecessors tony blair, john major and david cameron were among about 2,500 guests.prince william and his wife kate attended and prince harry spoke at the start of the ceremony, quoting from the biblical book of ecclesiastes: "a time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace."the queen was accompanied by her husband, prince philip.some relatives of servicemen and women complained they were not invited to the event in central london.






christie blasts trump’s advisers, calling president ‘ill-served’


trenton — gov. chris christie defended president donald trump’s controversial travel ban on citizens from seven muslim-majority nations on tuesday night, insisting its chaotic implementation was the result of the president’s staffers bungling its roll out, and not the president’s policy. “he was ill-served by whoever it was who e up with the way to roll…






search warrants served at office of palmdale mayor, source says


the los angeles county district attorney’s office served warrants at the office of palmdale mayor jim ledford and other locations wednesday night, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation.the official, who requested anonymity because he or she was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter, would not comment on the nature of the investigation or disclose the other locations where warrants were served.a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office said the agency’s bureau of investigations served warrants at six locations wednesday, but she declined to identify those locations or comment on the nature of the investigation tied to the warrants.palmdale city councilman austin bishop told kcbs-tv that investigators searched ledford’s office and home wednesday.an email






restaurant gets angry response after serving horse meat


pittsburgh — a pittsburgh restaurant is causing a stir after serving horse meat.kdka-tv reports (http://cbsloc.al/2r251kr) that cure restaurant hosted a special dinner with canadian chefs monday. the quebecois-themed fare included horse tartare.horse welfare advocate joy braunstein says she was outraged to hear that horse was served. braunstein says that there are no american slaughter plants that handle horses. she says that horses are given medication that is toxic to humans if ingested.cure chef and co-owner justin severino released a statement explaining that the meat was sourced from a sustainable horse farm in canada. severino says that the dish is not part of the regular menu.horse is served in canada and other countries.braunstein has started an online petition to ban horse meat fr






bryant vinas, lier who joined al-qaida, gets time served plus 3 months in prison


a federal judge in brooklyn has sentenced bryant vinas, the long island man who joined al-qaida and then was captured and became a prized informant, to time-served plus 90 days. vinas, 34, formerly of patchogue, has been in custody and cooperating since late 2008, so he has already served more than eight years, and will get out in 3 months.advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe longwood high graduate, who had discussed an attack on the long island rail road with al-qaida leaders in pakistan, faced up to life in prison but u.s. district judge nicholas garaufis said he deserved substantial credit for his later assistance.“the information mr. vinas has provided is extraordinary,” the judge said.vinas is hoping to develop a career as a counterterrorism expert or go into corruption after his r






denver broncos select ot garett boles of utah at no. 20


20. denver broncos: garett bolles, ot, utaha junior college transfer who served a mormon mission, bolles played just one season at utah. he never played on offense in high school, so he has just three seasons of experience at offensive tackle.quick take: bolles is 25 and served his mission in colorado springs, colo., so in a sense he’s coming home to the broncos.






longtime sheriff adds fourth minnesota county to his list


a man who has served as sheriff in three minnesota counties added a fourth to his résumé last week when he was appointed the top cop in stearns county.stearns county commissioners chose lakeville resident don gudmundson to fill out the remainder of the term of john sanner, who retired as sheriff in april.gudmundson, who previously served as sheriff of fillmore, dakota and steele counties, was sworn in to his new job wednesday.“it’s a never-ending quest to be sheriff of all 87 minnesota counties,” he joked in an interview last week.gudmundson is believed to be the only sheriff to have served in that role in four minnesota counties. he’s also been the police chief in lakeville and faribault.a longtime presence in law enforcement, gudmundson is known for using wit to defuse the tensions that






bryant vinas, lier who joined al-qaida, gets time served plus 3 months in prison


a federal judge in brooklyn has sentenced bryant vinas, the long island man who joined al-qaida and then was captured and became a prized informant, to time served plus 90 days. vinas, 34, formerly of patchogue and a graduate of longwood senior high school, has been in custody and cooperating since late 2008, so he has already served more than 8 years, and will be released in 3 months.advertisement | advertise on newsdayvinas, who had discussed an attack on the long island rail road with al-qaida leaders in pakistan, faced up to life in prison, but u.s. district judge nicholas garaufis said he deserved substantial credit for his later assistance.storylawyer: al-qaida informer from li saved livesstoryvinas friends wonder what happened “the information mr. vinas has provided is extraordinary






longtime sheriff adds fourth minnesota county to his list


a man who has served as sheriff in three minnesota counties added a fourth to his résumé last week when he was appointed the top cop in stearns county.stearns county commissioners chose lakeville resident don gudmundson to fill out the remainder of the term of john sanner, who retired as sheriff in april.gudmundson, who previously served as sheriff of fillmore, dakota and steele counties, was sworn in to his new job wednesday."it's a never-ending quest to be sheriff of all 87 minnesota counties," he joked in an interview last week.gudmundson is believed to be the only sheriff to have served in that role in four minnesota counties. he's also been the police chief in lakeville and faribault.a longtime presence in law enforcement, gudmundson is known for using wit to defuse the tensions that






10 search warrants served in seven communities in narcotics investigation led by


police officers and swat teams from at least seven area law enforcement jurisdictions served search warrants sunday in connection with a longmont police narcotics investigation.the longmont police special enforcement unit has led an investigation into narcotics cases for several weeks, according to cmdr. joel post.police officers and swat teams served 10 search warrants on sunday in longmont, mead, fort lupton, evans and unincorporated boulder and weld counties, according to post.arrests were made, and there were no injuries reported at any of the locations, according to post. he did not provide the number of arrests or names of those arrested on sunday. he also did not provide information on the type of narcotics or any other details about the investigation.amy bounds: 303-473-1341, bound






former city council member, state legislator jim ellis dies


jim ellis, a decorated navy pilot and small businessman who served on the san diego city council and state senate and assembly, died monday at the age of 88.“he was a quiet, not boisterous, kind of legislator,” said his widow, carol bentley ellis, who also served in the assembly. “he did an awful lot people weren’t aware of.”ellis was born in tulsa, okla., oct. 28, 1928, and grew up in delta, colo. he served in the navy from 1948 until 1970, and his military career included three tours in vietnam as an aviator aboard f-8 crusaders. he earned a bronze star, two distinguished flying crosses, three navy commendation medals and 11 air medals.after leaving the navy, ellis moved to san diego and opened pacific car rentals with just two vehicles near the airport. by the time he sold the business,






mcdonald's halts trading ahead of investor day


mcdonald's corp. says trading of its stock has been halted as it prepares to share its growth plans during its investor day in chicago.the world's biggest burger chain has said it will give attendees a chance to walk through what it says its "experience of the future" will look like. the company has not yet provided further details about what it plans to share wednesday.mcdonald's has been working on a turnaround push under ceo steve easterbrook, who is trying to reverse declining customer visits in the flagship u.s. market. mcdonald's may have served billions and billions, but these menu items, ranging from gimmicky to outright failures, will likely never be served again.






chef fabio viviani talks new web series, having a day named for him in chicago


siena tavern co-owner fabio viviani lived in the area for less than six years before he scored one of chicago's greatest honors -- having a day named for him. he joked that it also didn't take long for that recognition to go to his head."i was like, 'hello, what are we waiting for?,'" viviani told the tribune in a recent chat at siena tavern in river north. "no, no. it was a big honor for me, although i thought, you know, school closed, bank closed, we shoot fireworks. then i thought, you know what? it's not fourth of july. it's just fabio's day, so everybody go to school, banks are still open. there is no fireworks, but it's still a big, big, happy day for me."the 38-year-old italian chef probably wouldn't have time for a colossal celebration anyway. he's involved in the operation of mult






siegemund outlasts venus williams in 3 sets at volvo open


charleston, s.c. — laura siegemund of germany beat venus williams 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-5 on wednesday to win her second three-set match in three days and move on to the third round at the volvo car open.down match point in the second set, williams broke siegemund as she served for the match and rallied to easily win the ensuing tie-breaker to set up the decisive third set. williams was poised to complete the comeback, but siegemund twice pulled back from a break and saved two match points as williams served for the victory at 5-4, winning the final three games to reach the round of 16."i tried to keep up the pressure and tried to dominate the game as well as i could," siegemund said. "i think i worked my way well through the match. it was a close match, you know, it can go either way. i just tr






venus williams, madison keys fall in three-set matches at volvo car open


laura siegemund of germany beat venus williams, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-5, on wednesday to win her second three-set match in three days and move on to the third round at the volvo car open. down match point in the second set, williams broke siegemund as she served for the match and rallied to easily win the ensuing tie-breaker to set up the decisive third set. williams was poised to complete the comeback, but siegemund twice pulled back from a break and saved two match points as williams served for the victory at 5-4, winning the final three games to reach the round of 16. “i tried to keep up the pressure and tried to dominate the game as well as i could,” siegemund said. “i think i worked my way well through the match. it was a close match, you know, it can go either way. i just tried to believe






don omodt, longest-serving sheriff in hennepin co., dies at 89


don omodt, hennepin county’s longest-serving sheriff, died on friday, the sheriff’s office announced. he was 89.omodt served as hennepin county sheriff for seven terms, from 1967 to 1994.before his career with the sheriff’s office, omodt served in the airborne division of the u.s. army. he was a special agent with the fbi and an assistant hennepin county attorney.many current employees of the sheriff’s office joined under omodt’s leadership, according to the sheriff’s office.






don omodt, longest-serving sheriff in hennepin co., dies at 89


don omodt, hennepin county's longest-serving sheriff, died on friday, the sheriff's office announced. he was 89.omodt served as hennepin county sheriff for seven terms, from 1967 to 1994.before his career with the sheriff's office, omodt served in the airborne division of the u.s. army. he was a special agent with the fbi and an assistant hennepin county attorney.many current employees of the sheriff's office joined under omodt's leadership, according to the sheriff's office.






former home secretary lord waddington dies at age of 87


image copyrightpaimage caption lord waddington was a popular figure in the commons and then the lords former conservative home secretary lord waddington has died at the age of 87.the barrister turned politician led the home office at the time of the poll tax riots and the strangeways prison disturbances in the spring of 1990.on the right of the party, he entered parliament in a by-election in the 1960s and served as chief whip and other roles under margaret thatcher.after leaving the house of commons, he served as leader of the house of lords and latterly as governor of bermuda.the oxford-educated lord waddington served in the army in the 1950s before going into politics in and first being elected to parliament in 1968.he represented a number of different seats in lancashire between 1968 a






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search warrant served at palmdale mayor's office as part of d.a.'s investigation


the los angeles county district attorney’s office served warrants at the office of palmdale mayor jim ledford and several other locations wednesday night, officials said. city spokesman john mylnar confirmed thursday morning that ledford’s office was searched, but declined to comment on the nature of the investigation.“the city fully cooperated with them and will continue to provide information and documentation as requested,” he said in a statement.a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office said the agency’s bureau of investigations served warrants at six locations wednesday, but she declined to identify those locations or comment on the focus of the warrants.palmdale city councilman austin bishop told kcbs-tv that investigators searched ledford’s office and home wednesday.calls and






30 days of chicago's best mexican food


carnitas at carnitas uruapannick kindelsperger / chicago tribuneyou don't go to carnitas uruapan for a quick lunch. no, you go to feast on pork cooked in pork fat and served by the pound. a lot of places in chicago serve carnitas, but rarely is the dish given as much love as it is here. each morsel tastes luxuriously rich and meaty, and you'll have to stop yourself from simply picking at the mound of meat with your fingers. fortunately, each order is served with with a wealth of sides, including tortillas, two salsas, onions, cilantro and pickled chiles, all of which help you construct some of the best tacos money can buy. because you've already given up on whatever diet you have for the moment, why not add some creamy guacamole ($3) and some crackly chicharron ($2.75 for ½ pound)? both up






iraq and afghanistan wars memorial unveiled


media captionthe queen unveils a memorial dedicated to those who served in afghanistan and iraqa memorial dedicated to those who served in the afghanistan and iraq wars has been unveiled by the queen in central london on thursday.the sculpture, by paul day, also marks the contribution made by civilians in the conflicts. it is formed of two stone monoliths and a bronze medallion.its unveiling in victoria embankment gardens followed a service for 2,500 veterans on horse guards parade.more than 800 uk military personnel and civilians died in the three wars.47 members of the armed forces died in iraq in the 1990-91 conflict 179 were killed in the second iraq war from 2003-09456 died in afghanistan between 2001-1443 uk civilians were killed in the second iraq war101 civilians died in afghanista






iraq and afghanistan wars memorial unveiled


media captionthe queen unveils a memorial dedicated to those who served in afghanistan and iraqa memorial dedicated to those who served in the afghanistan and iraq wars has been unveiled by the queen in central london on thursday.the sculpture, by paul day, also marks the contribution made by civilians in the conflicts. it is formed of two stone monoliths and a bronze medallion.its unveiling in victoria embankment gardens followed a service for 2,500 veterans on horse guards parade.more than 800 uk military personnel and civilians died in the three wars.47 members of the armed forces died in iraq in the 1990-91 conflict 179 were killed in the second iraq war from 2003-09456 died in afghanistan between 2001-1443 uk civilians were killed in the second iraq war101 civilians died in afghanista






mexico seeks extradition of yet another ex-governor facing criminal charges


mexican authorities moved monday to extradite an ex-governor on corruption charges, making him the eighth former mexican governor facing criminal charges or already convicted.roberto borge, who served from 2011 to 2016 as governor of the state of quintana roo, which includes cancun, the country’s major tourist destination, was arrested sunday in panama city’s tocumen international airport as he was about to board a paris-bound flight, the mexican attorney general’s office said in a statement.mexican authorities had issued an arrest warrant for the 37-year-old borge, prompting the international police agency interpol to post a “red notice” alerting other nations of his wanted status.on monday, mexico began the process of seeking borge’s extradition from panama on money-laundering and other






transgender world war two veteran patricia davies 'lived a lie'


image copyrightcatersimage caption patricia davies served in the army at the end of world war two a 90-year-old world war two veteran who has come out as transgender said she has always known she was in the "wrong body".patricia davies, from sapcote, leicestershire, who served in the army between april 1945 and 1948, said she was "living a lie" as a man.ms davies said she knew she was transgender aged three and secretly came out to her late wife in 1987."they didn't realise it was something that you could not cure," she said. coming out to neighbours felt like a weight being lifted, she added.updates on this story and more from leicestershirems davies said: "the atmosphere [around being transgender] was not safe."even the medical profession didn't understand it as the treatment was to give






transgender world war two veteran patricia davies 'lived a lie'


image copyrightcatersimage caption patricia davies served in the army at the end of world war two a 90-year-old world war two veteran who has come out as transgender said she has always known she was in the "wrong body".patricia davies, from sapcote, leicestershire, who served in the army between april 1945 and 1948, said she was "living a lie" as a man.ms davies said she knew she was transgender aged three and secretly came out to her late wife in 1987."they didn't realise it was something that you could not cure," she said. coming out to neighbours felt like a weight being lifted, she added.updates on this story and more from leicestershirems davies said: "the atmosphere [around being transgender] was not safe."even the medical profession didn't understand it as the treatment was to give






iraq and afghanistan wars memorial unveiled


media captionthe queen unveils a memorial dedicated to those who served in afghanistan and iraqa memorial dedicated to those who served in the afghanistan and iraq wars has been unveiled by the queen in central london on thursday.the sculpture by paul day also marks the contribution made by civilians in the conflicts. it is formed of two stone monoliths and a bronze medallion.its unveiling in victoria embankment gardens followed a service for 2,500 veterans on horse guards parade.more than 800 uk military personnel and civilians died in the three wars.forty-seven members of the armed forces died in iraq in the 1990-91 conflict 179 were killed in the second iraq war from 2003-09and 456 died in afghanistan between 2001-14in addition, 43 uk civilians were killed in the second iraq warand 101






greek ex-pm lucas papademos injured in athens car blast


image copyrightafpformer greek prime minister lucas papademos has been injured by an explosion inside his car in athens, reports say.mr papademos and his driver suffered leg injuries in the blast but their lives are not believed to be in danger, the reports add.one report said the blast was a letter bomb but this has not been confirmed.mr papademos was appointed prime minister in november 2011 amid political and economic turmoil.he served in post until may 2012. mr papademos has also served as vice-president of the european central bank.he and his driver, who has not been named, were reportedly rushed to evangelismos hospital.some reports say two banking officials were also in the car, but their condition is not known.






michael p. shea dies of cancer; nassau officer was 52


advertisement | advertise on newsdayformer nypd and nassau police officer michael p. shea, 52, died of brain cancer on april 1, 2017, at his home. shea, of oyster bay, served for 26 years on the nassau county force. (credit: ncpd) oyster bay resident michael p. shea, a veteran nassau county police lieutenant who had also served with the nypd, was among the thousands of first responders who helped others at the world trade center after the nation’s worst terrorist attack on sept. 11, 2001.it’s just what dedicated public servants like shea did when his community and nation were under threat. but last month, doctors and...






george hw bush still in hospital; george w bush visits


houston — former president george h.w. bush got a hospital visit from another former president — his son.a photograph was posted on bush's twitter account thursday, showing him with former president george w. bush. both were smiling as the elder bush spent another day at a houston hospital where he's under observation after recovering from a mild case of pneumonia.family spokesman jim mcgrath reports no changes thursday for the 92-year-old bush. on wednesday, bush was said to be gaining strength and in good spirits.he was admitted to houston methodist hospital last friday for treatment of a persistent cough. doctors determined he had pneumonia, and they say the illness was treated and has been resolved.bush served as president from 1989 to 1993. his son served from 2001 to 2009.






one awesome tip on how to shift perspective


a while back, i took acting cl es, one of which involved me doing a monologue (which is basically when one person stands in front of the audience for an extended period of time and speaks directly to them). this monologue was from the playwright eric bogosian and the title was “pounding nails in the floor with my forehead.”and although this monologue was meant to be funny, it kept coming out as if i was angry, not the emotion i wanted to portray to the audience. this left me feeling frustrated with myself and unsure what to do in order to quit sounding mad so i might actually make them laugh.at one point, my teacher, one of the best teachers i’ve actually ever had, sensed my struggle and said, “red. stop for a second and come sit in my seat.” i wasn’t quite sure what good that was going to