PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — White supremacist David "Joey" Pedersen (PED-er-sun) has been sentenced to life in prison for the carjacking murders of an Oregon teenager he mistakenly thought was Jewish and of a black man in Northern California.
(AP) — Washington State Ferries says the Elwha returned to service Monday after engine room smoke Sunday prompted the crew to order hundreds of passengers to put on life jackets. Ferries spokeswoman Marta Coursey (kor-SAY') says it was a precaution on the side of safety while the crew made certain there was no serious fire threat from an electronic component failure in the propulsion control ...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two days after warning some 400,000 people in Ohio and Michigan not to drink their tap water, the mayor of Ohio's fourth-largest city declared on Monday that the water was now safe and took a sip.
By Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - Detroit residents with unpaid water bills now have 21 more days to pay or set up a payment plan as the city reassesses its policy on how to deal with a $90 million backlog in unpaid bills, the mayor said on Monday. Experts from the United Nations called the shutoffs "an affront to human rights," saying the city's high poverty and unemployment rates make paying mounting water bills impossible for a significant portion of the population. About 90,000 residential and business water accounts are still delinquent in the Detroit area, most of them in the city of 689,000 people, others in surrounding areas. The controversy made its way into the city's ongoing bankruptcy proceedings last month when Judge Steven Rhodes, who is presiding over the city's plan to exit Chapter 9 bankruptcy, criticized the city, saying the mass shutoffs were bringing "bad publicity for the city it doesn't need." In response, emergency manager Kevyn Orr handed control of Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department to Mayor Mike Duggan who promised a more streamlined, and fair, response to those with delinquent bills.
Follow updates live from the Huskies fall camp practices, starting with today's first workout for veterans at 10 a.m. at Husky Stadium. The Huskies will hold a second practice for newcomers at 4 p.m. today, with defensive players and coaches available for interviews after the morning session.