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Man detained after LA Times building lockdown

18 min 6 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a man who allegedly made threatening statements, forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building, is being held for a mental health evaluation.

Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

32 min 46 sec ago

Massachusetts State Police stand along Interstate 190 where police said a child's body was found Friday, April 18, 2014, near Sterling, Mass. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., said the body has not been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, of Fitchburg, but that the height and weight of the body was consistent with Oliver's size. Jeremiah Oliver was last seen by relatives in September 2013 but wasn't reported missing until December. His mother Elsa Oliver and her boyfriend Alberto Sierra are both charged in the case. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Tom Rettig)WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.


Miss America defends student suspended for asking her to prom

1 hour 9 min ago
By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Miss America has suggested officials at a Pennsylvania high school reconsider their decision to suspend a student for approaching her at a school assembly and asking her to be his prom date, the beauty queen said on Saturday. The disciplinary action taken by school administrators in York against the 18-year-old senior made national headlines, and generated sympathy for the young man on social media. A video of Central York High School senior Patrick Farves approaching 2014 Miss America Nina Davuluri on Thursday at a school assembly was posted on a local newspaper's website. It shows Farves walking up to Davuluri bearing a plastic flower and ask her to his prom, as the crowd of students erupts in laughter and cheers.

Calif. man says he was on Everest during avalanche

1 hour 14 min ago
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California man said he was on Mount Everest when an avalanche struck that killed at least 13 people.

San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

2 hours 56 min ago

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2006 file photo, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow smiles after being sworn in as the "Dragon Head" of the Chee Kung Tong in Chinatown in San Francisco. Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty. The FBI spent many millions of dollars and used more than a dozen undercover operatives posing as honest businessmen and Mafia figures alike during its seven year organized crime investigation centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Now, an increasing number of the defendants caught up in the probe that has ensnared a state senator and an aide are arguing that the FBI and its undercover agents are guilty of entrapment, luring otherwise honest people to go along with criminal schemes hatched by federal officials. (AP Photo/Sing Tao Daily, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate.


Hundreds paddle out for surf icon Hobie Alter

3 hours 5 min ago

Surfers and rowers gather around a Hobie Cat catamaran off Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. around 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 to celebrate the life of surf and sailing entrepreneur Hobie Alter. Hobie died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his Palm Desert, Calif. home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 80. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Bruce Chambers)DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of surfers and rowers have honored Hobie Alter's request by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory.


Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

3 hours 6 min ago

A worker inspects damage to a house at the top of a slow-motion landslide in Jackson, Wyo., on Saturday, April 19, 2014. No one can say when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.


Tenn. ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental

3 hours 20 min ago
MCEWEN, Tenn. (AP) — A preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that a deadly explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant was accidental.

Post-rehab, injured snowy owl released into wild

3 hours 33 min ago

This photo provided by The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota shows Julia Ponder, D.V.M., executive director of The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, releasing a snowy owl Saturday April 19, 2014, just outside of Superior, Wis. (AP Photo/The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota)SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital flew back into the wild on Saturday, after weeks of rehab in Minnesota and procedures to replace its flight feathers.


Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

3 hours 49 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

4 hours 50 sec ago

This Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 photo shows unsold 2006 Ion coupes outside a Saturn dealership in the south Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo. According to government documents released Saturday, April 19, 2014, General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 small cars for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s auto safety watchdog, didn’t seek a recall of the Saturn Ion compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago, and even though it found 12 crashes and two injuries caused by the problem. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DETROIT (AP) — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.


Veteran Fox executive fired over fundraising email

4 hours 10 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox has fired a veteran executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers.

Massachusetts district attorney: Body found by highway is that of missing 5-year-old boy

4 hours 26 min ago
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts district attorney: Body found by highway is that of missing 5-year-old boy.

Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

4 hours 40 min ago

In this September 1941 photo provided by Dick Felumlee, Kenneth and Helen Felumlee pose for a photo nearly three years before their marriage in February 1944. The Felumlees, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in February, died 15 hours apart from each other last week. (AP Photo/Felumlee family)NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.


California man survives avalanche on Mount Everest

4 hours 49 min ago
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California man says he feels lucky that he survived an avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Mount Everest.

Calif. customers hit with expensive Del Taco bill

5 hours 41 min ago
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers.

Man under evaluation for alleged gun threat at L.A. Times building

6 hours 16 sec ago
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A man who allegedly threatened to open fire in the building that houses the Los Angeles Times' headquarters was being held in custody for a mental evaluation, police said on Saturday.

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

6 hours 31 min ago

FILE - This March 25, 2014 file photo shows perforating tools, used to create fractures in the rock, lowered into one of six wells during a roughly two-week hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. well pad near Mead, Colo. The energy boom is scrambling national politics. Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups. Some deeply-conservative areas are allying with conservationists against fracking, the technique largely responsible for the surge. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)DENVER (AP) — The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.


Governor: Closing Boston amid bomber hunt 'tough'

6 hours 32 min ago

FILE - In this April 19, 2013 file photo, the streets and sidewalks around Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston are almost deserted at dinnertime as a call for "shelter-in-place" for Boston and some area communities remains in force. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the decision to lock down much of greater Boston during the search for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was a “tough call” but one he’s glad that was made. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.


Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

7 hours 10 min ago

FILE - In this July 1, 2012 file photo, Jeeps sit for sale at a Chrysler dealership in Springfield, Ill. Fiat and Chrysler announced an agreement Saturday, April 19, 2014, that they will build three new Jeep models in China for the local market, the biggest for Jeeps outside the U.S. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)ROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.