Thursday, July 24 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:44:49 GMT
Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...More >>
Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:38:53 GMT
Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...More >>
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he didn't know that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized parts of his master's thesis when he appointed the former National Guard general to the Senate earlier this year.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:38:21 GMT
A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.More >>
The nation's third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:52:42 GMT
Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.More >>
A fierce storm packing powerful winds and rain toppled trees and flipped campers Thursday at a Virginia campground Thursday, killing at least two people and sending at least 20 more to hospitals, officials said.More >>
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Rodeo cowboy Frank Koloski has been gored before, but never at an event he sponsored.
The founder and co-owner of Rodeo Alaska on Saturday was promoting and participating in the Alaska Sales & Service Bear Paw Rodeo Round-Up and took a steer horn to the abdomen.
"I have a nice little hole in me," he said Monday from his hospital bed.
Originally from St. Cloud, Florida, Koloski's specialty is "double mugging," an event in which one cowboy on a horse ropes a steer while another on foot tries to wrestle the animal to the ground, the Anchorage Daily News (http://bit.ly/1jI8MzV) reported.
Koloski on Saturday night was the cowboy on foot.
"It was just pretty wild," he said. "When I went to take him down, I felt him hit me."
He also saw blood on his shirt. The bull's horn had punctured him below his stomach and pushed in about 4 ½ inches, he said. He tried to "kind of trot" out of the arena but got lightheaded and fell.
"Embarrassing," he said.
He took a ride to Providence Alaska Medical Center for surgery. His doctor spotted a scar on his leg where he had been gored before.
Koloski managed to win the double-mugging event despite the wound and was awarded $1,000 and a belt buckle.
He expects to be released from the hospital Monday or Tuesday, he said. He plans to heal in time to participate in upcoming rodeos: the Aug. 1-2 Tanana Valley State Fair in Fairbanks, which he believes is the farthest north rodeo in the country, and the "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" rodeo Sept 5-6 in Anchorage, which raises money for breast-cancer awareness.
He may pass on double mugging.
"I should be OK to do team roping," he said.
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Thursday, July 24 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:02:57 GMT
The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.More >>
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France's foreign minister said no...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:26:28 GMT
For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.More >>
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:02:11 GMT
Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.More >>
Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:01:39 GMT
Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.More >>
Islamic extremist militants blew up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, on Thursday, residents of the city said.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:55:03 GMT
The Peace Corps says it is suspending its operations in Kenya and pulling out more than 50 volunteers because of security concerns.More >>
The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:31:15 GMT
Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.More >>
Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags...More >>