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Washington auditor says he's cooperating with investigation

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:13
Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley returned to work Monday following a week during which his home was raided by federal agents and his office turned over records subpoenaed by the Justice Department. ...

Washington auditor says he's cooperating with investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:13

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, State Rep. Troy Kelley, the Democratic candidate for state auditor at the time, takes questions at a news conference in Olympia, Wash. Kelley, now Washington state auditor, says he has fully cooperated with federal officials on questions related to financial activities at a business he previously owned, but said all of his actions over the years have been "lawful and appropriate." Kelley returned to his Olympia office on Monday, March 23, 2015, following a week where his home was raided by federal agents and his office turned over records that were subpoenaed by the Justice Department relating to a current employee who was also a former business associate. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley returned to work Monday following a week during which his home was raided by federal agents and his office turned over records subpoenaed by the Justice Department.


Washington auditor says he's cooperating with investigation

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:13
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley returned to work Monday following a week during which his home was raided by federal agents and his office turned over records subpoenaed by the Justice Department.

Ex-NFL star Sharper admits to sexual assaults in California, Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:07

Former NFL star Darren Sharper and his attorney Leonard Levine appear at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los AngelesBy Daina Beth Solomon and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper admitted in court on Monday to drugging and raping women in California and Arizona and was expected to plead guilty in similar Nevada and Louisiana cases in plea deals prosecutors say will land him in prison for at least nine years. Appearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Sharper entered a plea of no-contest, the legal equivalent of guilty, to two counts of rape by use of drugs and four counts of furnishing a controlled substance, the prescription sleep medication Zolpidem, sold under the brand name Ambien. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said the five-time Pro Bowl National Football League safety was expected to be sentenced to 20 years in prison under the terms of his plea deal there. Formal sentencing on the California charges was set for July 15.


AP Source: Threat against Obama niece prompts security hike

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:07

 Threat against Obama niece prompts security hikeA threat against President Barack Obama's niece, a player on Princeton's women's basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers' NCAA Tournament game at Maryland on Monday night, according to a person familiar with the situation.


Retrofitting L.A.’s water system for earthquakes could cost billions, utility says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:04
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Retrofitting Los Angeles' water infrastructure to better withstand a major earthquake could cost up to $15 billion over the next 20 years, the city's water engineers said in a report released on Monday. "We'll be focusing our effort where it makes the most sense," said Marty Adams, senior assistant general manager for the water system at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, spending several billion dollars on various types of improvements over the next 30 years but not necessarily racking up that full amount. The city's aging water system has been of concern recently in Los Angeles, after water main breaks in several places, including Westwood near UCLA and the Hollywood Hills. Mayor Eric Garcetti has called on the system to be upgraded so that it is earthquake-safe, and the report released Monday was a step in that process, Adams said.

The Waves of the Future May Bend Around Metamaterials

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:03
Scientists have learned how to construct materials that bend waves of light, sound and seismic energy, and are working on applications that may transform industries.

Websites troll Cruz's presidential campaign

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:02

Ted Cruz is being trolled.

       

Attorney: Va. student in bloody arrest to plead not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:51
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a University of Virginia student says his client will plead not guilty this week to charges stemming from a highly publicized arrest that led to allegations of excessive police force and racism.

CDC: 11M fewer uninsured since Obamacare

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:47

That still would leave about 37 million people uninsured.

       

These are the best U.S. colleges to study health professions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:46

Including veterinary services, nursing, dental support services, and public health, among others.

       

Wynn Resorts Fight Over Board Seat Has Roots in Divorce Settlement

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:43
Elaine Wynn, who received a stake in the casino owner Wynn Resorts in a divorce settlement, is campaigning to hold her board seat.






Robert Durst denied bail in New Orleans, linked to Vermont cold case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:43

Murder suspect Robert Durst is seen with a newly shaved head as he sits in a hearing, in this court sketch in New OrleansBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Robert Durst, the real estate scion awaiting extradition to California to face a murder charge, was denied bail on Monday in New Orleans, as police in Vermont said they were probing a link between him and an 18-year-old woman who went missing in 1971. Durst, recently featured in the HBO documentary "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," must remain in Louisiana on weapons charges until his next court date on April 2, Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell ruled, finding him a likely flight risk and a potential danger to others. Durst's lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, did not seek bail but argued his client's arrest and the search of his hotel room earlier this month in New Orleans were improper, and that investigators wrongly interviewed him without counsel present. The HBO documentary broadcast Durst being presented with evidence his handwriting appeared to match that of Berman's likely killer.


Ukrainian "cyborg" recounts war and captivity horrors

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:42
Ukrainian soldier recounts war and captivity horrors
Categories: BBC World News

Iran’s Hard-Liners Show Restraint on Nuclear Talks With U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:36
The silence is the result of state policies intended by Iran’s supreme leader to seriously try to find a solution through negotiations.

Man pleads guilty in SUV crash that killed 3 relatives

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:34
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was driving drunk when he caused an accident that killed three of his relatives has pleaded guilty to numerous charges, including aggravated manslaughter.

Treasury drops sanctions on Cuban tour operators

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:34

45 tour operators and other businesses are no longer blocked from doing business with U.S. citizens

       

Delaware family poisoned in Caribbean condo

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:31

A room in the family's St. John rental likely was fumigated with a deadly farm pesticide.

       

'Monster salamanders' in mass grave

BBC World News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:31
Scientists report a new species of giant amphibian after digging up multiple fossils from an ancient, dried-up lake where hundreds of the beasts probably died.
Categories: BBC World News

Former Alamo custodians sue for artifacts in collection

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:29

File - In this March 6, 2013, file photo, Dan Phillips, a member of the San Antonio Living History Association, patrols the Alamo during a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and those who fell on both sides, in San Antonio. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed suit Monday, March 23, 2015, against the Texas General Land Office for control of more than 30,000 books and artifacts within the historic site’s library. AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A group that served as guardians of the Alamo for more than a century before the state of Texas announced it was taking over day-to-day management of the historic site is suing for control of more than 30,000 books and artifacts at its library.