Trek Recalls Nearly One Million Bicycles

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on April 22, 2015
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WATERLOO, Wisc. — Nearly one-million Trek bicycles built between 2000 and 2015 are being recalled.  900,000 bikes in the U.S. and 98,000 sold in Canada.

A quick release lever on the bike’s front-wheel hub comes into contact with the front disc brake assembly.  That causes either complete separation or the wheel coming to an instant stop sending cyclists flying.

One person has …

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Portland Woman Wants You to Turn On Your Headlights Sunday In Memory Of OKC Bombing

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 17, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland woman who was in Oklahoma City when a domestic terrorist truck bomb went off outside the federal  building 20 years ago wants everyone to switch on their headlights Sunday to mark the anniversary. Lisa Wallis says Oklahomans drove with their headlights on for almost three weeks back in 1995 until every victim was found. They …

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Ex-NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Convicted of Murder, Gets Life

Posted by Associated Press on April 15, 2015
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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

Hernandez, 25, looked to his right, pursed his lips and sat down after …

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Portland Church Joins National Commemoration of End of Civil War

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 9, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The First Congregational Church of Christ in downtown Portland will join organizations across the country by ringing its bells at 12:15pm Thursday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

This is the day Union General Ulysses S. Grant met at the Appomattox Court House with Confederate General Robert E. Lee to determine the terms …

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Convicted In Boston Marathon Bombing

Posted by Associated Press on April 8, 2015
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BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed.

Tsarnaev kept his hands folded in front of him and looked down at the defense table as listened to the verdict, reached after a day and a half of …

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