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Little 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team's "Big 3" - Lompoc Record
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — For all their talent and celebrity, the Cavaliers' "Big 3" can't win an NBA title by themselves. Not without help from Cleveland's reserves — those other guys. Although they may not have the catchy nickname of their three ...
Sapling planted in Michael Brown's memory destroyed - Lompoc Record
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, say they will replace two recently planted saplings this week, including one planted in memory of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1yKcJeM ) reports that both ...
Family spokesman: Alabama woman leaves to join ISIS in Syria - Lompoc Record
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama says their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join ISIS militants in Syria after being recruited on the Internet. Attorney Hassan Shibly spoke at a Birmingham mosque on ...
A vineyard experience for third-graders - Lompoc Record
Last week brought high winds and cooler temperatures. We will have to wait to see what effect those strong winds had on our Pinot Noir vines that were blooming. It looks like the weatherman is calling for a little rain this week. Spring weather can be tricky.
Giving hope a real shot - Lompoc Record
Earth Day happens this week, but allow us to debrief briefly on an important local happening from last week — our Day of Hope. You probably saw one or more of our 300-plus volunteers in Santa Maria and Lompoc, hawking the Thursday edition of the Times ...
Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy - Lompoc Record
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen's capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes.
US, Japan talks fail to close gap on farm, auto trade - Lompoc Record
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. and Japan need further work to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Tuesday. Froman and Japan's economy minister ...
Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants - Lompoc Record
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred. The Minnesota man emptied his bank accounts last May and planned to fly to Syria via San Diego, federal officials ...
Report: 2 teams needed to make California stadium profitable - Lompoc Record
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A financial analysis projects that a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium near Los Angeles would need two teams to call it home to be a steady money-maker for the city where it would be constructed. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland ...
Jewell to announce listing decision for sage grouse in NV-CA - Lompoc Record
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to announce Tuesday whether she will move forward with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's earlier proposal to order federal protection for a type of sage grouse found only in California and Nevada.
US judge puts off Durst weapons charge trial until September - Lompoc Record
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set the date for Sept. 21 on Monday. Durst is charged with possessing a firearm ...
Cal recruiting coordinator placed on administrative leave - Lompoc Record
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach Pierre Ingram has been placed on administrative leave. Cal said Ingram didn't participate in last weekend's spring game but provided no further details on what it called a ...
Detroit expects Abdelkader back for Game 3 against Tampa Bay - Lompoc Record
DETROIT (AP) — Even though they managed a split in the first two games at Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings are trying to turn this playoff series around. The Lightning have outshot Detroit handily so far, so it's the Red Wings who look like the team that ...
Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested - Lompoc Record
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — European leaders struggled for an adequate response in the face of unremitting migrant flows and continued instability in Libya following the feared drowning of as many as 900 people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy. In Sicily ...
The Latest: Captain and crew member arrested - Lompoc Record
Prosecutors have arrested the Tunisian captain and a Syrian crew member of a boat that capsized off the coast of Libya with hundreds of people aboard in what may be the deadliest migrant tragedy ever. Assistant prosecutor Rocco Liguori said the two men ...