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Maine woman sentenced to prison for grisly murder of husband

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:16
(Reuters) - A Bangor, Maine, woman on Friday was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the gruesome murder of her husband, whom she was convicted of killing with pliers and a baseball bat, officials said. Roxanne Jeskey, 51, was found guilty last month of the 2011 murder of her 53-year-old husband, Richard Jeskey, according to the Maine Superior Court clerk's office in Bangor. Prosecutors said she used a plastic baseball bat, a razor, broken wood, metal towel racks and needle-nosed pliers in a jealous rage. Trial evidence showed Richard Jeskey suffered extensive injuries to his head, neck, torso, limbs and genitalia.

Wrongly convicted men speak of injustice after 'Central Park Jogger' deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:14
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of men wrongfully convicted of raping a jogger in New York's Central Park in 1989 said they continued to battle feelings of injustice on Friday, a day after the city signed a $40 million settlement to end their civil rights lawsuit. "Today's supposed to be a day of a victory of a celebration," said Raymond Santana. "But I woke up this morning still trying to put the gloves on, still wanting to fight because my childhood was taken from me." Santana was 15 when he was convicted, along with friends Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam. "All we wanted to tell you all was that we didn't do it." The "Central Park Jogger" case drew national attention as a symbol of peaking violence and racial tension in New York City at the time.

Former soldier to get life after jury deadlocks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:14

FILE- This Nov. 10, 2003 file photo released by Tarshia Williams shows Williams' daughter Talia Williams in Orangeburg, S.C. Defense attorneys for a former Hawaii-based soldier facing the death penalty for killing Talia Williams, his 5-year-old daughter, say jurors are taking too long to deliberate his sentence. Naeem Williams' attorneys filed a motion Monday, June 23, 2014, arguing for a mistrial because the jury hasn't reached a decision after six full days. (AP Photo/Tarshia Williams, File)A former soldier convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a federal jury announced Friday it failed to agree on his sentence in the first death penalty trial in Hawaii since it became a state.


Massive numbers of sockeye continue to migrate up the Columbia River

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:14
The Columbia River sockeye returns could very well be ahead of the 347,000 preseason forecast and single-day counts have been robust this week.

Man convicted in rape, murder of college student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:11

Defendent Seth Mazzaglia enters the courtroom with defense attorney Melissa Davis Friday, June 27, 2014 in Strafford County Superior Court in Dover, N.H. He was found guilty in the Oct. 9, 2012 of murder for the strangulation death of 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, who was a student at the University of New Hampshire. Defendent Seth Mazzaglia, left center, enters the courtroom with defense attorney Melissa Davis at the Strafford County Superior Court in Dover, N.H. on Friday, June 27, 2014. He was found guilty of murder Friday in the Oct. 9, 2012 strangulation death of 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, who was a student at the University of New Hampshire. He will be sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole. (AP Photo/Portsmouth Herald, Rich Beauchesne, Pool)DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a 31-year-old man of killing and raping a University of New Hampshire college student following a trial filled with lurid details of sexual domination, experimentation and violence.


Shots fired in Burlington, N.J. fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:10

Shots fired in Burlington, N.J. fightPolice in Burlington, New Jersey say several arrests were made Friday afternoon following an altercation between two groups, that led to gunfire.


Li Na Ousted at Wimbledon; Novak Djokovic Advances

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:09
After her loss on Friday to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Li Na has now twice been one of the fastest top players to the exits in the last two Grand Slam events.






Kansas coal plant fight back in court; emission concerns cited

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:59
A long-running battle over coal-fired energy in Kansas continued Friday as the Sierra Club environmental group filed a legal challenge to the state's issuance of a permit intended to give a green light to a controversial new power plant. The complaint, filed in the Kansas Court of Appeals, names the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and its secretary, Robert Moser, as defendants, and claims the permit for the new power plant does not meet federal and state requirements. The complaint argues state regulators merely reissued a permit that was slightly modified after being struck down as invalid by the Kansas Supreme Court. So we are challenging it again." The fight, which has been brewing for several years, is focused on the Sunflower Electric Cooperative and its plans to build an 895-megawatt, coal-fired power plant at the site of an existing plant in Holcomb, Kansas.

White Pass - 6/27/2014 12:27:24 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:57
White Pass US12
6/27/2014 12:27:24 PM

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Satus Pass - 6/27/2014 12:21:57 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:57
Satus Pass US97
6/27/2014 12:21:57 PM

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Stevens Pass - 6/27/2014 12:35:08 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:57
Stevens Pass US2
6/27/2014 12:35:08 PM

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Blewett Pass - 6/27/2014 12:25:53 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:57
Blewett Pass US97
6/27/2014 12:25:53 PM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 6/27/2014 12:20:51 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:57
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/27/2014 12:20:51 PM

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I-90 eastbound Snoqualmie Pass: Traffic is backed up and moving slowing. Motorists can anticipate an added 30 minutes of driving time. A previous multi-car collision that has been cleared and heavy weekend traffic has created congestion. All Lanes are open within the construction projects.

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Massachusetts abortion clinics boost security, lawmakers seek fix

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:55

Abortion protesters stand in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in BostonBy Richard Valdmanis and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts is beefing up security around abortion clinics and scrambling for a legal fix after the U.S. Supreme Court voided the state's buffer zone law that kept protesters 35 feet away, saying it violated freedom of speech. Boston, Worcester and Springfield, the state's largest cities, have deployed extra police to clinics, and abortion-provider Planned Parenthood said it was training new "patient escorts" to help women through protests if needed. Marty Walz, director of Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts, said she has been in contact with police officials. The Supreme Court said on Thursday the 2007 law that kept protesters back 35 feet (10.6 meters) violated the free speech rights of anti-abortion protesters under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by preventing them from standing on the sidewalk and speaking to people entering the clinics.


Fugitive returned to Pennsylvania after 33 years on the run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:54
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - An elderly Pennsylvania fugitive, on the run for 33 years, is back in the state to face murder charges, authorities said on Friday. Joseph Lewis Miller, 78, was arrested on April 21 in Mineola, Texas, after authorities received a tip. He had worked in construction, odd jobs and as a church deacon for many years under the name of Roy Eubanks, a relative. “I think he was ready for it to be over,” Detective Rick Gibney of the Harrisburg Police Department said at a news conference.

New photo of woman sought for NJ mom beating

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:53

New photo released of suspect in brutal beating of NJ motherPolice have released a new photo of the woman they say is wanted for the brutal beating of a New Jersey mother in front of her 2-year-old son.


BNP Paribas 'to pay $8.9bn US fine'

BBC World News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:41
US authorities will announce early next week that French banking group BNP Paribas has agreed to pay a fine of $8.9bn for allegedly violating sanctions rules, reports suggest.
Categories: BBC World News

Thousands flee floods in Paraguay

BBC World News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:41
Torrential rains force the evacuation of more than 200,000 people living near the Paraguay and Parana rivers in Paraguay.
Categories: BBC World News

Shift General

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:39
Washington State freshman PG Trevor Dunbar has game to match his internet fame. The post Shift General appeared first on SLAMonline .

Prosecutors move to drop charges against Al-Arian

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 03:38

FILE - This Jan. 16, 2009 file photo shows former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian outside federal court in Alexandria, Va. Prosecutors said Friday, June 27, 2014 that they are moving to drop criminal contempt charges against Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian activist whose case has sat in limbo for five years. Al-Arian has been a target of the Justice Department for more than a decade. He was initially charged with playing a leadership role in the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Since 2008, prosecutors in Virginia have pursued contempt charges for his refusal to testify to a grand jury. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors moved Friday to drop all charges against a Palestinian activist whose criminal contempt case has sat in limbo for five years in front of a skeptical judge.