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4 being charged in World Trade Center jump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:56

James Brady, left, and Andrew Rossig, right, two parachutists who jumped from One World Trader Center in September 2013, are accompanied by attorney Timothy Parlatore to surrender to police, in New York, Monday, March 24, 2014. Monday's arrests come eight days after a 16-year-old was arrested on charges of climbing up to the top of the nation's biggest skyscraper. Police had no immediate information on Monday's arrests. They had said they were looking for two parachutists seen floating near the building Sept. 30. The defense attorneys say three accused jumpers and an alleged accomplice on the ground are expecting to face felony burglary charges. The attorneys say the defendants are experienced BASE jumpers, the acronym stands for "building, span, antenna, earth." The lawyers say the men took care to keep from endangering anyone. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Three extreme-skydiving enthusiasts accused of parachuting off the 1 World Trade Center tower last fall turned themselves in to police on Monday, defense lawyers said, in a second criminal case in two weeks arising from surreptitious stunts at the nation's tallest skyscraper.

Sheriff: Death toll from Washington slide now 14

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:54
OSO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the death toll from a massive landslide in Washington state has risen to 14.

BASE jumper dies after leap at Zion National Park in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:53
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A BASE jumper has died after leaping from a peak in Utah's Zion National Park, known for its sandstone cliffs and narrow canyons, in the second such death there in less than two months, the U.S. National Park Service said on Monday. Park officials said they were alerted Sunday morning that a BASE jumper was overdue. A search team is expected to attempt to retrieve the body on Tuesday by climbing and rappelling to its location near West Temple, a peak near the southern end of the park, park service spokeswoman Alyssa Baltrus said. The sport is illegal in Zion National Park, which draws about 3 million visitors annually.

Man gets 40 years for slaying of romantic rival

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:50
ANGOLA, Indiana (AP) — A Bangladesh native who fled Indiana for his home country nearly 25 years ago after being charged in connection with a romantic rival's death was sentenced Monday to 40 years in prison.

Rampant Nadal goes through in Miami

BBC World News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:48
World number one Rafael Nadal romps into the fourth round of Miami's Sony Open with a straight-sets win.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge in racial profiling case scolds sheriff aide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:48

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces dozens of arrests in a prostitution sting during a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters, in Phoenix. Arpaio and his top aide Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan are required to appear before a federal judge who believes the two have mischaracterized and trivialized the judge's key findings in a racial-profiling decision issued in 2013 against the police agency. The sheriff's office will be required to provide answers Monday, March 24, 2014 to U.S. District Judge Murray Snow about an Oct. 18 training session in which the judge said Sheridan appears to suggest that rank-and-file deputies weren't obliged to make their best efforts to remedy the agency's constitutional violations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge presiding over a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff's office chided the sheriff and his top aide on Monday for mischaracterizing his findings, telling them he's unimpressed by what he called their apparent "double dealing."

Obama tries to rally world to isolate Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:48
President Barack Obama gathered with world leaders in a day of delicate diplomacy, as he sought to rally the international community Monday around efforts to isolate Russia following its incursion into Ukraine.

NYC museum dedicated to 9/11 victims opens May 21

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:46
A long-awaited museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will open to the public at the World Trade Center site on May 21, officials announced Monday.

Sheriff: 6 more deaths confirmed in massive Washington landslide, bringing total to 14

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:45
OSO, Wash. (AP) — Sheriff: 6 more deaths confirmed in massive Washington landslide, bringing total to 14.

As many as 108 people still missing after Washington mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:39
By Jonathan Kaminsky ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - As many as 108 people remained listed as missing two days after a mudslide hit dozens of homes and killed at least eight people in Washington state, heightening fears that the casualty toll would grow well beyond the confirmed deaths. Emergency management officials expressed doubt that anyone else would be plucked alive from the muck that engulfed dozens of homes when a rain-soaked hillside along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington, gave way on Saturday morning. "The situation is very grim," said Travis Hots, Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief. But keep in mind we haven't found anybody alive on this pile since Saturday in the initial stages of our operation." Several dozen homes in all were believed to have sustained some damage from the slide, John Pennington, director of the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, told reporters at a command post in the nearby town of Arlington.

Student files $5 million claim against California university over racial hazing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:29
By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An African-American teenager who authorities say was the target of racial hazing on a California university campus last fall filed a claim for $5 million in damages against the school on Monday, his attorney said. Officials with San Jose State University failed to protect the teen from racist pranks and remarks by white students with whom he shared a dormitory suite, according to the claim filed internally through the university system by attorney Carl E. Douglas. "When there can be this level of bullying at San Jose State University, a bastion of progressive thought, that should be a bellwether for everyone nationwide," Douglas told Reuters.

Montana murder case suspect seeks to avoid trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:28

Defense attorney Al Avignone, left, questions psychologist Greg Olley during testimony, Monday, March 24, 2014 in Sidney, Mont. on whether a Colorado man should stand trial in the 2012 killing of a Montana teacher. Olley testified that 24-year-old defendant Michael Keith Spell has an intelligence level comparable to an 11-year-old and is not fit for trial. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — Defense experts testified Monday that a Colorado man is unfit for trial in the murder of a Montana teacher because he is prone to distort the past and displays the intelligence of an 11-year-old, leaving him unable to understand the case against him.

Indiana withdrawing from Common Core standards

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:27

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence embraces a preschool student at the Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis. Pence's office says he signed a bill said Monday, March 24, 2014 pulling Indiana from reading and math standards that were adopted by most states around the country. (AP Photo/Tom LoBianco, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana on Monday became the first state to formally withdraw from the Common Core education standards in a move that did little to appease critics of the national program, who contend the state is simply stripping the "Common Core" label while largely keeping the benchmarks.

Cigarette may have caused fatal New Jersey motel fire -officials

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:26

A firefighter stands in front of the charred remains of the Mariner's Cove Inn in Point Pleasant BeachBy Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A cigarette left on an upholstered chair was the likely cause of a New Jersey shore motel fire that killed four people last week, according to a preliminary finding released on Monday. The fire started early on Friday in a designated smoking area on the top floor of the two-story Mariner's Cove Motel in Point Pleasant Beach, the statement said. "This is only the beginning of an intensive investigation aimed at answering the many questions surrounding all the circumstances that contributed to the tragic deaths, injuries and loss of property," said Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato in a statement. James Gianuzzi, 52, who was treated for smoke inhalation, said he escaped after being awakened by someone knocking on his door.

Search for Washington mudslide survivors grows

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:24

Map locates mudslide in Snohomish County, Wash.; 1c x 1 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 38 mm;OSO, Wash. (AP) — The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew Monday to include scores of people who are still unaccounted for, raising fears that the deep muck could have claimed many more lives than the eight bodies found so far.

Thirty-two hurt in train derailment at Chicago's O'Hare airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:22

A derailed commuter train rests on an escalator at O'Hare international airport in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A passenger train crashed through the end of the line early Monday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and barreled up an escalator and stairs, leaving 32 people with non-life threatening injuries, officials said. The Chicago Transit Authority train, a mass transit train that ran on electricity, is expected to remain in place for at least a day while investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board try to determine how it jumped a bumper at the end of the line.

Ohio mumps outbreak at 63 cases, spreads beyond university

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:04
Some 63 cases of mumps have been reported in Ohio in an outbreak that started at Ohio State University in Columbus but has spread to people without ties to the school - a "disturbing development," say public health officials. Forty-five of those infected are Ohio State students, staff members or people with close campus ties, and 18 cases from the community have no university connection, said Jose Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Columbus health department. Rodriguez said the majority of those infected had received at least one round of the vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella and it will be difficult to pinpoint the origin of the outbreak. Franklin County, which includes Columbus, typically sees one reported mumps case per year, Rodriguez said.

Jurors to weigh U.S. charges against bin Laden relative

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:03

Suleiman Abu Ghaith's defense attorney Stanley Cohen speak to press outside Manhattan Federal Court house in New YorkBy Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Before the smoke had cleared from the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden had asked a fiery Kuwaiti teacher and imam to recruit more fighters for al Qaeda, a U.S. prosecutor said in closing arguments of the man's trial on Monday. The preacher, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, then used his position as an al Qaeda spokesman to conspire to kill Americans, the U.S. government says. It says Abu Ghaith also provided and conspired to provide material support and resources to terrorists. "This man's purpose was to strengthen al Qaeda and solidify its future," the prosecutor, John Cronan, said in closing the government's case, repeatedly pointing at Abu Ghaith, who sat a few feet away.

Missing flight 'crashed into ocean'

BBC World News - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:03
Malaysia's PM announces hope is over for missing flight MH370, after new satellite analysis shows it went down in the southern Indian Ocean.
Categories: BBC World News

Carroll on SiriusXM NFL Radio: "We're very restricted in what we can do''

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 07:01
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was a guest on SiriusXM NFL Radio today from the NFL Meetings in Orlando --- you can listen to some of it here.
Categories: Sports Center