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Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:31

FILE - In this file photo taken from a video shot March 16, 2014, James Boyd, 38, left, is shown during a standoff with officers in the Sandia foothills in Albuquerque, N.M., before police fatally shot him. An Albuquerque police officer's comments and behavior before a fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. In an interview with The Associated Press, Chief Gorden Eden said officer Keith Sandy violated department policy when he used profanity to describe a 38-year-old mentally ill homeless man. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Police Department, File )ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday.


Man charged over Oklahoma beheading

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:31
An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female colleague after being fired from his job has been charged with first-degree murder.
Categories: BBC World News

Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:30

In this Sept. 23, 2014 photo, high school students hold a protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism in the teaching of U.S. history, at Ralston Valley High School, in Arvada, Colo. The protests over the Colorado school district’s proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state’s marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.


Brooklyn Teacher Is Accused of Abusing Girls for 3 Years

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:28
Sean Shaynak, a math and science teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School, is accused of sexual abuse, forcible touching, kidnapping and disseminating indecent material, prosecutors said.






‘Twilight’ Will Be Revived via Short Films on Facebook

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:26
Five aspiring female directors will be chosen to make short films based on “Twilight” characters which will be shown exclusively on Facebook next year.

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:20

FILE - This March 25, 2013, file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Alton Nolen of Moore, Okla. Nolen was charged Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a Vaughan Foods worker, authorities said. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.


White Pass - 9/30/2014 4:56:01 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:20
White Pass US12
9/30/2014 4:56:01 PM

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Satus Pass - 9/30/2014 4:46:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:20
Satus Pass US97
9/30/2014 4:46:13 PM

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Stevens Pass - 9/30/2014 4:57:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:20
Stevens Pass US2
9/30/2014 4:57:14 PM

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Blewett Pass - 9/30/2014 4:47:21 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:20
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9/30/2014 4:47:21 PM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 9/30/2014 4:45:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:20
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/30/2014 4:45:29 PM

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Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasts, crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound, or past Exit 70 westbound, during blast closures.

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Self-defense disputed at close of Florida trial over loud music shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:17

Defendant Michael Dunn in court on day two of his first-degree murder trial in JacksonvilleBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A middle-aged white man on trial for murder in the shooting death of a black teenager during a dispute about loud music told a Florida jury on Tuesday he thought his life was in danger and showed little remorse as he described pulling the trigger. "I meant to pull it 50 times if that’s what it took to save my life," said Michael Dunn, 47, a software engineer who is being retried for first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. "I deliberately defended myself. There was nothing accidental about it," Dunn added. ...


Tennessee may appeal order to disclose names of execution team

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:16
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Tennessee's attorney general is considering appealing a court ruling requiring the state to disclose the names of doctors, pharmacists and others involved in executions to attorneys representing 11 death row inmates, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The death row inmates are challenging the secrecy of the lethal injection process as well as Tennessee's plan to use its electric chair as a backup method if it cannot obtain the drugs necessary to perform lethal injections. ...

Texas woman sentenced to 60 years in 'black widow' murder case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:15

Michele Williams is pictured in Fort Worth, Texas in this undated handout photoBy Marice Richter FORT WORTH Texas (Reuters) - A Texas woman dubbed a "black widow" was sentenced on Tuesday to 60 years in prison after her conviction on murder and evidence tampering in the shooting death of her husband in what prosecutors said was a plot to collect insurance money. Michele Williams, 45, was sentenced to concurrent sentences of 60 years in prison on her murder conviction and 10 years for evidence tampering. She had been accused of cleaning and moving a .45-caliber handgun used in the October 2011 shooting. ...


California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:09

California Governor Brown waits to speak at a news conference at the Cal OES State Operations Center in MatherBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation - the first such measure in the United States - was introduced after police in Isla Vista near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family. ...


State trooper injured in accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing range

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:56

State trooper dies after accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing rangeA Pennsylvania state trooper was injured in an accidental shooting at a county owned firing range in Conshohocken.


California Will Allow Family Members to Seek Seizure of Guns

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:55
The police and family members will be able to seek court orders authorizing the taking of firearms from people deemed dangerous.






Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:54
Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawk Garry Gilliam ready to catch in a pinch

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:50
With Zach Miller out for a few weeks, Seattle's tight end options are now Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet, the other two tight ends on the roster.

Gonzaga pays $400K in Everett student's death

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:50
The Associated Press