Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ New Hampshire ex-priest gets jail time for thefts ]]> Lead story image

A New Hampshire priest who was the former leader of one of the nation’s top clergy treatment centers was sentenced Wednesday to serve at least four years in prison for stealing $300,000 from a hospital, a dead priest’s estate and the state’s Roman Catholic bishop. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:28:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes ]]> Lead story image

WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:42:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Magnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast ]]>

The quake hit at 8:10 p.m. local time and was centered about 25 miles southwest of Port Alice, British Columbia, and about 280 miles northwest of Seattle, Washington. It occurred at a depth of 14 miles. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:44:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ 3 charged with sending chemical equipment to Syria ]]>

U.S. prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and laboratory equipment to Syria, authorities said in a case that was under seal for 17 months until Wednesday. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:32:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ 2-year-old gets meth; parents accused of neglect ]]>

Two Roseburg parents who took their 2-year-old to the emergency room because she was acting abnormally have been arrested after tests showed methamphetamine in her system. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:24:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ex-CEO admits stealing from prominent NYC charity ]]>

The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal more than $9 million from the organization in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:18:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Michigan man among 1st in US to get ‘bionic eye’ ]]> Lead story image

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a “bionic eye,” he has regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses of his wife, grandson and cat. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:14:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Soldier accused of killing unarmed teens in Iraq ]]>

The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee, leveled his rifle and killed them anyway, a prosecutor said Wednesday as a preliminary hearing opened in the soldier’s case. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:10:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jailers say the found loaded weapon inside inmate ]]>

Police in Tennessee say a 19-year-old woman smuggled a loaded gun into a jail after a cavity search revealed she had been hiding the weapon in her crotch. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:08:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Football coach pleads no contest in Ohio rape case ]]> Lead story image

A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players in 2012 pleaded no contest to two charges on Tuesday, the Ohio attorney general’s office said. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:14:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck ]]> Lead story image

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster’s 70th anniversary. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lawsuit filed in deadly Boston blaze ]]>

A Boston realty company being sued for negligence in connection with a fatal fire that killed two city firefighters says it is aware of the lawsuit but has declined to comment further. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:50:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Woman glad suspect captured in brother’s ‘81 death ]]>

The sister of a man whose suspected killer was arrested 33 years after the Harrisburg, Pa., slaying says she never gave up on the case. ]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:44:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Boston Strong’: 36,000 race in tight security at emotional marathon ]]> Lead story image

With security tight along the 26.2-mile route, nearly 36,000 runners crossed the starting line at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a “Boston Strong” show of resilience a year after the bombing that turned the race into a scene of carnage. ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:37:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ U.S. marshal shoots defendant in federal court in Utah ]]>

SALT LAKE CITY — A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a federal courthouse after the man rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said. Defendant Siale Angilau was hospitalized with at least one chest wound, FBI spokesman Mark Dressen said. The shooting occurred in connection with a gang-related trial, U.S. attorney’s office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said. No other details were immediately available. The case was being heard in U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell’s courtroom. Police were called to the downtown U.S. District Court building about 9:45 … ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:23:40 -0500 <![CDATA[ Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet ]]>

Officials say a 16-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. “Doesn’t even remember the flight,” FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told the Associated Press on Sunday night. “It’s amazing he survived that.” ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:48:09 -0500