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Prosecutor describes commune leader's 15-year brutal reign

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:51
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 55-year-old Kansas man accused of killing a member of his commune more than a decade ago was a brutal leader whose 15-year reign was marked by sexual violence and the deaths of six people.

VIDEO: National game park or family home?

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:45
Zimbabweans in Mashonaland Central Province say they are being forced off their land by the government to make way for a game park.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-medical researcher gets life term in wife's cyanide death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:39

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Allegheny County District Attorney Dr. Robert Ferrante is shown. The former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 for first-degree murder in his wife's cyanide poisoning death. (AP Photo/Allegheny County District Attorney, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former medical researcher was sentenced Wednesday to a mandatory life prison sentence without possibility of parole in the cyanide poisoning death of his neurologist wife.


Prosecution rests in trial of man with 5 bodies in yard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:32
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Pennsylvania pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend used plastic ties to restrain a jeweler during a 2003 home invasion and robbery — the same kind prosecutors say he had used to strangle his victims months earlier.

Commuter train accident is latest problem for Metro-North

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:32

File-This Dec. 2, 2013, file photo shows a backhoe clearing soil next to a derailed Metro-North train car, foreground, in the Bronx borough of New York. Federal regulators have reached their conclusions about what was behind the Metro-North derailment that killed four people in the Bronx. The National Transportation Safety Board says it will announce Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, the probable causes of the Dec. 1 derailment and four other Metro-North accidents. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)A commuter train slammed into an SUV on the tracks at railroad crossing about 20 miles north of New York City on Tuesday evening, killing the SUV's driver and five people aboard the train. The accident is the latest problem for Metro-North, the nation's second-busiest railroad. Here is a look at some of the others:


White Pass - 2/4/2015 9:03:13 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:21
White Pass US12
2/4/2015 9:03:13 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Snow on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Satus Pass - 2/4/2015 9:05:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:21
Satus Pass US97
2/4/2015 9:05:23 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Raining with areas of fog

Stevens Pass - 2/4/2015 9:14:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:21
Stevens Pass US2
2/4/2015 9:14:47 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Areas of fog

Blewett Pass - 2/4/2015 9:13:08 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:21
Blewett Pass US97
2/4/2015 9:13:08 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush on the roadway

Weather:
Light snow

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/4/2015 9:18:55 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:21
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/4/2015 9:18:55 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Occasional mixed rain and snow

SUV overturns, spills stolen mail on I-5 at Lynnwood in police chase

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:16
Update at 11:06 a.m.: The man arrested early Wednesday morning after he allegedly drove the wrong way on Interstate 5 had been spotted driving the wrong way on the freeway less than 24 hours earlier, the sheriff's office said.

Ford Motor Co. to add 900 jobs at Missouri pickup plant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:14
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials say Ford Motor Co. will create an additional 900 jobs in Missouri to build the next-generation F-150 pickup.

1 dead, firefighter and 2 others hurt in massive Norristown apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:13

1 dead, firefighter and 2 others hurt in massive Norristown apartment fireOne person is dead and 3 people, including a firefighter, were injured in a massive fire at an apartment building in Norristown.


Dan Pfeiffer, Longtime Obama Aide, Plans to Step Down

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:13
The exit of Mr. Pfeiffer, President Obama’s senior adviser, signals a turning point as the president enters the last chapter of his tenure.

NYC police seek man who slashed 3 in face with box cutter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:12
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are searching for a man who slashed a subway rider, a homeless man and another person in the face with a box cutter.

California to pay $2.5M in police excessive-force lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:11
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — California will pay $2.5 million to settle an excessive-force lawsuit filed by a black motorist who was shot multiple times by a white officer during a traffic stop.

Postmaster general: Agency looking for new revenue sources

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:08

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2011 file photo, Postmaster General Megan Brennan is seen in Washington. The nation’s new postmaster general says the U.S Postal Service is looking beyond its regular mail and package delivery for new sources of revenue. And that means building on what Megan J. Brennan calls its “core competency” _ the delivery of goods. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's new postmaster general says the Postal Service is looking beyond its regular mail and package delivery for new sources of revenue.


Taiwan plane crash kills at least 26 people; caught on video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:00

Taiwan plane crash kills at least 26 people; caught on videoTaiwanese rescuers used a crane to hoist a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taipei late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 20 people missing in a crash that killed at least 23 others.