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Yet another South Carolina sheriff's career ends in shame

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:23

Former Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson, right, walks out of federal court on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Johnson is awaiting his sentence for a mail fraud scheme where prosecutors said he created false police reports to help people improve their credit scores. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The eighth of nine South Carolina sheriffs charged or investigated for crimes in recent years has been sentenced to prison.


Report: 5 Syrian chemical facilities to be destroyed by June

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report says all five of Syria's underground production facilities for chemical weapons will be destroyed by June.

HMRC 'failing to check tax reliefs'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:12
The UK's tax authority has been accused by MPs of failing to properly monitor the system of tax reliefs.
Categories: BBC World News

Vietnam War veteran gets dying wish to visit Pearl Harbor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:11

Joseph Hooker, a terminally ill Vietnam veteran, sits in a wheelchair and looks at the spot on the battleship USS Missouri where Japan surrendered in 1945 during a tour with his brother Lester Hooker, center standing, and sister-in-law Rennie Hooker in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Joseph Hooker's longtime dream to visit Pearl Harbor has come true. The Dream Foundation arranged for the 63-year-old to travel from his home in Essex, Maryland, to Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor. With just less than two months to live, Joseph Hooker realized his longtime dream on Wednesday.


Wisconsin state trooper, bank robbery suspect die in shoot-out

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:10

Trooper Trevor Casper is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the Department of JusticeBy Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A recently graduated Wisconsin state trooper and a man suspected of robbing a bank and killing a man in far northern Wisconsin were killed in an exchange of gunfire outside a store in Fond du Lac, authorities said on Wednesday. Trooper Trevor Casper was shot on Tuesday night after pursuing a vehicle matching the description of one driven by the suspect in a bank robbery committed in Marinette County earlier that day, authorities said. Casper, who had completed training in December, and the suspect, Steven Timothy Snyder of Michigan, both suffered fatal wounds in the shoot-out behind a store in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, said the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which is leading the investigation.


SPCA: Reward for goat beheading up from $3,000 to $13,000

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:09
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it is investigating New Orleans' second goat beheading in two months — this one with a samurai-style sword.

Saving Gaza's only grand piano

BBC World News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:06
Bringing Gaza's only grand piano back to life
Categories: BBC World News

GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:05

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, to discuss the budget. From left are, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., ranking member on the House Budget Committee, Sanders, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.


Judge finds condemned man disabled, voids death sentence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:04
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of the 2002 slayings of a Pennsylvania couple and their pregnant 17-year-old daughter has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible for the death penalty, a judge said Wednesday in throwing out the sentence.

Fake service dogs under attack

BBC World News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:02
The rise of fake support animals
Categories: BBC World News

US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:00

 Your seafood may come from slaves. (AP Photo/APTN)The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewing their call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in its fishing fleets, and to punish people who force migrant workers to catch seafood that can end up in the United States.


White Pass - 3/25/2015 3:13:47 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:59
White Pass US12
3/25/2015 3:13:47 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 3/25/2015 3:07:30 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:59
Satus Pass US97
3/25/2015 3:07:30 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 3/25/2015 3:21:19 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:59
Stevens Pass US2
3/25/2015 3:21:19 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 3/25/2015 3:24:32 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:59
Blewett Pass US97
3/25/2015 3:24:32 PM

Temperature: 45 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/25/2015 3:21:19 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:59
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/25/2015 3:21:19 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway bare and wet with standing water in places

Weather:
Raining

Prosecutor: Mom of missing 5-year-old treated her like trash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:59
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman charged with murder in the 2011 disappearance of her daughter badly mistreated the 5-year-old before she eventually killed the girl and disposed of her body by hiding it in a suitcase and throwing it in the trash, a prosecutor said Wednesday as the mother's trial began.

Roast lamb can be the lush center of your holiday feast

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:58
Lamb has ancient connections to Easter, Passover and springtime in general.

Police make arrest in Florida university shooting that wounded three

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:57
Florida police arrested a man on Wednesday accused of firing shots into a crowded parking lot last month at a central Florida university in an altercation that wounded three bystanders. Ladell Pleasure, 21, was charged with discharging a firearm on school property, according to an arrest report from the Daytona Beach Police Department. Police said he was one of two shooters who exchanged gunfire in a crowd of students at Bethune-Cookman University during the Feb. 23 incident, which apparently stemmed from an feud involving students and non-students from south Florida.

Crash jet black box has 'usable data'

BBC World News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:57
French investigators say the cockpit voice recorder of Germanwings 4U 9525 has usable data, but it has so far yielded no clues to the crash.
Categories: BBC World News