Southwest Journalist

Officials: Fire kills 21 in South Korean hospital

Chloe McCall Gonzales

May 27, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials say 20 patients and a nurse have died in a fire at a hospital in the southwestern city of Jangseong. An officer with the Jangseong Fire Department said most of the victims were elderly...

Obama jokes to students about his lacking accomplishment in science

Chloe McCall Gonzales

May 27, 2014

JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama confessed to feeling a little bit, well, unaccomplished. There was the catapult-armed mannequin that shot three-point baskets, the 18-year-old cancer researcher and the second-grade Girl S...

Supreme Court curbs reliance on IQ scores for execution eligibility

Chloe McCall Gonzales

May 27, 2014

MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying only on intelligence test scores to determine whether a...

Drones could improve forecasts of hurricane strength

Chloe McCall Gonzales

May 27, 2014

JENNIFER KAY Associated Press MIAMI — The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane’s winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts, but it’s nearly impossible for scientists to see. That may change this summ...

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