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Survivors of 2009 Fort Hood attack receive Purple Hearts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 06:12

 a Purple Heart for military personnel and Defense of Freedom Medals for civilians. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez, Pool)FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Eric Jackson took a bullet in the forearm during the deadliest mass shooting on a U.S. military base, and returned to Fort Hood five years later with other survivors Friday to receive Purple Heart medals.


Funeral attendees recall auditor aide's political passion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 06:12
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri auditor's spokesman Spence Jackson is being remembered at his funeral as a gregarious guy who was passionate about politics.

Ex-NY Assembly speaker loses bid to dismiss corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 06:11

Former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver arrives for his arraignment hearing, at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver lost a bid on Friday to dismiss the federal corruption charges he faces due to public statements a top prosecutor made that the once-powerful politician called prejudicial. While U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said she was "troubled" by remarks Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara made bundling Silver's case together with a broader commentary on corruption and transparency in New York politics, she declined to dismiss the indictment.


Firms push high-tech solutions to fortify airport perimeters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 06:09

This Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo shows the Los Angeles International Airport control tower though the airport's perimeter fence. In the U.S., officials said there is neither the appetite nor funding to create fortress-like perimeters. And no solution is foolproof, according to airport security experts. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Technology firms increasingly pitch new sensors and software to U.S. airports as a way to bolster exterior security and keep intruders out, but such digital barriers come with a hefty price tag and don't always work.


Northern Illinois tornado kills at least two, injures 20

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 06:03

Smart car destroyed by a tornado sits in a field in RochelleBy Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 20 others injured when a powerful tornado rated as a rare EF-4 - the second highest intensity - ripped through a small northern Illinois town, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Friday. The tornado destroyed dozens of houses and businesses on Thursday night as it swept through Fairdale, about 75 miles west of Chicago. Geraldine Schultz, 67, and Jacklyn Klosa, 69, were killed in their Fairdale homes, the Chicago Tribune reported. The tornado that hit Fairdale was at least an EF-4, storms characterized by winds of 166 to 200 miles per hour, said meteorologist Patrick Marsh of the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.


Kansas Man Charged With Plotting Suicide Attack at Fort Riley

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 06:01
John T. Booker Jr., whose Army enlistment was denied after a Facebook post about jihad, is accused of plotting to detonate a car bomb at Fort Riley.






US grand jury in New Orleans indicts Durst on weapon charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:58
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has been formally charged by a federal grand jury with illegally possessing a handgun, a development likely to make it even more difficult for his attorneys to get him to California to face a murder charge.

After foreign policy stumbles, Walker goes abroad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:47

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leaves 10 Downing street after a private meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London, England. Walker is becoming something of a globe-trotter as world affairs loom large in the 2016 Republican presidential race and attention has been drawn to his early stumbles on foreign policy. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is becoming something of a globe-trotter as world affairs loom large in the 2016 Republican presidential race and attention has been drawn to his early foreign policy stumbles.


Hikers stranded on Alaska glacier rescued after five days

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:44
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - Three hikers stranded since the weekend on a glacier near Anchorage were rescued on Friday morning by the Alaska Air National Guard, military officials said. All three were transported to an Anchorage hospital with minor frostbite injuries, according to a National Guard statement. The missions were scuttled by dangerous weather conditions and near-zero visibility. "This was a pretty complicated mission," said the rescue coordination center's director, Lieutenant Colonel John Morse, in a prepared statement.

1 dead, 2 injured in fire at apartment complex in Newark, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:44

1 dead, 2 injured in fire at apartment complex in Newark, Del.One woman was killed and two other people, including a firefighter, were injured after fire broke out at an apartment complex in Newark, Delaware.


Ready to run, Clinton to announce 2016 bid on Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:37

FILE - In this March 23, 2015 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Washington. Clinton will launch her long-awaited 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, April 12, 2015, according to people familiar with her plans. The former secretary of state is making her second presidential bid and enters the race in a strong position to succeed her one-time rival, President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff rally in favor of conversations with voters about the economic needs of middle class families and the next generation.


U.S. judge rejects ex-Blackwater guards request to postpone Iraq deaths sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:36
By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday denied a last-minute request by four U.S. former Blackwater guards convicted in the massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqis in 2007 to have their sentencing postponed, and said it will go ahead as planned on Monday. Lawyers for the men on Friday morning filed an emergency motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asking for more time to seek a new trial, contending that a key witness contradicted himself in evidence that came to light this week. Judge Royce Lamberth rejected the request and wrote in his court order that the defendants could file a motion for a new trial based on the alleged discrepancies "at a later date." Last October, a U.S. federal jury convicted Paul Slough, Dustin Heard and Evan Liberty of voluntary and attempted manslaughter and Nicholas Slatten of murder in relation to the notorious deaths of Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle.

Spring wildflowers add beauty on tour of Columbia River Gorge

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:31
Towering basalt, sheaths of shooting stars (of the floral kind) and surging waterfalls set the scene.

US deputies suspended over beating

BBC World News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:29
Ten California officers have been placed on administrative leave after they were filmed beating a suspect during his arrest.
Categories: BBC World News

News Corp, 21st Century Fox seek World Trade Center base: report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:28
News Corp and 21st Century Fox, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks to build a joint headquarters in a new 88-story skyscraper at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, The New York Times said on Friday. The companies have been in talks for months with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and developer Larry Silverstein, who has the rights to build the fourth and last office tower at the World Trade Center, the Times said. “21st Century Fox and News Corp are each exploring options for their New York headquarters and the process is ongoing,” a spokesman for News Corp told Reuters.

California sheriff suspends 10 deputies in beating of fleeing horseman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:24
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The sheriff of San Bernardino County, California, said on Friday he has suspended 10 deputies involved in the videotaped beating of a suspect who appeared to have surrendered and was lying on the ground after making a failed getaway attempt on horseback. Sheriff John McMahon said at a news conference he was "disturbed and troubled" by what he saw in the video, which was shot by a KNBC-TV news helicopter as the confrontation unfolded on Thursday near the desert town of Apple Valley, east of Los Angeles. "It appears to be excessive to me based on what I saw in the video," he said of the force used in restraining the suspect, Francis Pusok, 30, after the man had already been shot by a Taser stun gun and was splayed face down in the dirt.

White Pass - 4/10/2015 12:39:28 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:22
White Pass US12
4/10/2015 12:39:28 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

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Conditions:
Road is bare and wet, ice in places. Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information is available.

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Broken sky

Satus Pass - 4/10/2015 12:38:21 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:22
Satus Pass US97
4/10/2015 12:38:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 4/10/2015 12:33:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:22
Stevens Pass US2
4/10/2015 12:33:42 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
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Blewett Pass - 4/10/2015 12:25:06 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:22
Blewett Pass US97
4/10/2015 12:25:06 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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Conditions:
Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information is available.

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