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Services set for Santa Ynez teen; fundraising underway today - Lompoc Record
Services for Carina Dee Velazquez, a 15-year old Santa Ynez Valley high school student who died following a traffic collision March 26, are set for Friday, school officials announced. The family requests those in attendance wear casual attire to honor ...
US stocks move slightly lower a day after a big jump - Lompoc Record
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading, giving back some of their big gains the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 88 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,887 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Dow jumped 263 ...
Jos. A. Bank laying off 122 after Men's Wearhouse merger - Lompoc Record
HAMPSTEAD, Md. (AP) — Retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers says it is laying off 122 workers at its Maryland headquarters nearly one year after announcing its acquisition by Men's Wearhouse. The company revealed the plan Monday in a filing with the Maryland ...
Berkshire Hathaway buys 2 small Virginia newspapers - Lompoc Record
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has added two small Virginia newspapers to its collection of more than two dozen small and medium-sized newspapers. Berkshire Hathaway Media Group said Tuesday that it had acquired The Martinsville Bulletin in ...
Santa Maria seeks community input on water quality projects - Lompoc Record
In an effort to be more effective with water quality projects, the Santa Maria Utilities Department is in the process of creating an integrated plan to comply with various water regulations. The department hosted a community outreach meeting Monday at the ...
Prosecutors: Police witnesses uncooperative in Ohio shooting - Lompoc Record
CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors say they intend to question uncooperative Cleveland police officers as hostile witnesses at the trial of an officer accused of firing the final rounds of a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed suspects in 2012. Officer ...
Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd top AP women's All-America team - Lompoc Record
Connecticut's Breanna Stewart and Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd are unanimous selections for the 2014-15 AP women's All-America team. South Carolina junior Tiffany Mitchell, Baylor sophomore Nina Davis and Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B join the two juniors ...
Colorado theater shooter's mom feels guilt over his illness - Lompoc Record
DENVER (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes feels guilty for not knowing her son was mentally ill and needed treatment, she wrote in a book of prayers and reflections compiled since the 2012 attack. Arlene Holmes wrote in "When The ...
Soccer player at center of search killed crossing LA freeway - Lompoc Record
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player at the center of a two-day search and pleas for his return was killed running across a Los Angeles freeway shortly after he was last seen, but his lack of identification and other ...
NYC man accused of scamming families of abducted children - Lompoc Record
NEW YORK (AP) — The director of a nonprofit organization that purported to help victims of international child trafficking has been arrested in New York City on fraud charges. Federal prosecutors announced the charges against Peter Senese on Tuesday morning.
US official: Iran nuke talks could continue beyond deadline - Lompoc Record
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers could be extended past Tuesday's deadline for the outline of an agreement if enough progress is made to justify it, a senior U.S. official said. The statement suggested that ...
UN says remaining international staffers leave chaotic Yemen - Lompoc Record
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says the last of its international staffers have now left Yemen as the U.N. human rights chief warns of a "total collapse" in the Arab world's poorest country. The deputy spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general ...
Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law - Lompoc Record
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pence defended the ...
Motel 'party' with strangers preceded spy agency shooting - Lompoc Record
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were shot at by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate were driving a car they had just stolen from a man who picked them up to "party" in a nearby motel ...
Man killed by deputy was San Diego County worker - Lompoc Record
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an apparently suicidal man shot and killed by a deputy was an environmental health specialist who'd worked for San Diego County for two decades. Sheriff's officials said Monday that 56-year-old Gary Kendrick was ...