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Three U.S. soldiers in Texas plead guilty to smuggling immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:52
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers stationed at the Fort Hood Army post in central Texas pleaded guilty on Friday to smuggling immigrants into the United States, officials said. Eric Rodriguez, Brandon Robbins and Christopher Wix, all active duty U.S. Army soldiers, face up to 10 years in jail. Sentencing has been set for February 2015, prosecutors and immigration officials said. Lawyers for the three were not immediately available for comment. An indictment unsealed in Brownsville this month said Rodriguez was arrested on Sept. ...

Judge suggests it's OK for Redskins to sue Indians

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:51

FILE - In this July 27, 2014 file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder pauses on the field after football practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Richmond, Va. A long-running dispute over the Washington Redskins’ team name will likely go another quarter. A Virginia judge suggested Friday that a group of Native Americans offended by the name are properly being sued by the football team.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.


Man who says he hoarded convicted of murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:47
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A jury convicted a Northern California man of first-degree murder in the killing of an animal control officer, rejecting testimony from a psychologist who stars on the reality show "Hoarders" that the defendant's hoarding disorder could have made him react violently to anyone trying to take his pets.

Art Review: Celebrating Helena Rubinstein at the Jewish Museum

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:40
“Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power” is the first museum show devoted to the ideas, innovation and influence of this cosmetics magnate.






China lifts suspension on Washington State delicious apples

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:39
By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China will lift its suspension on the import of red and golden delicious apples from Washington State, reopening a market once valued at about $6.5 million a year, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday. The restrictions were placed in August 2012 by Chinese quarantine authorities due to the repeated interception of three apple pests: speck rot ...

NYC to pay $2.25 million over Rikers Island inmate's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:32
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will pay $2.25 million to resolve a wrongful death claim by the family of a mentally ill, homeless Marine Corps veteran who died at the Rikers Island jail complex eight days after his arrest, the city's comptroller announced on Friday. Jerome Murdough, 56, was found dead in his cell at Rikers Island on Feb. 15. The city medical examiner's office later said his death was accidental and due to hyperthermia caused by exposure to heat. ...

2 adult human skulls found in trash in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:30

In this photo released by the Stamford, Conn., Police Department Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, two human skull are displayed, which were found at the Stamford Refuge Transfer Station. Police said the skulls were found Thursday afternoon along with books on Satan and witchcraft. The skulls were sent to the state medical examiner’s office for further examination. (AP Photo/Stamford Police Department)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says two human skulls found at a garbage processing center had been purchased "as a joke" by his now-deceased son.


New York Health Dept. Worker Talked Like Robot. His Boss Wasn’t Amused.

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:24
Ronald Dillon, who takes customer-service calls for the agency, was found guilty of acts of insubordination and suspended.

Health Dept. Worker Suspended. One Complaint: He Talked Like a Robot.

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:24
Ronald Dillon, who takes customer-service calls for the New York City agency, was found guilty of acts of insubordination and suspended.

Appeals court clears way for N.Y. police stop-and-frisk reforms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:21

Two New York Police Department officers walk amongst passing tourists in Times Square during a warm winter day in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City can finally begin to implement court-ordered reforms to its controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic, after a U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a last-ditch challenge brought by several police unions. The decision from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York came exactly one year after it put the reforms on hold while the city pursued an appeal of a U.S. judge’s finding that the practice amounted to a form of racial profiling. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a staunch defender of the strategy. ...


Judicial candidate Sarah Hayne's ‘misleading’ campaign statements no surprise

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:19
The King County Bar Association took the rare step of admonishing a district court judicial candidate Thursday.

California mayor at center of immigration debate charged with DUI

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:17

Booking photo of Marrieta, California mayor Alan LongBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California mayor who made headlines leading a local backlash against a flood of Central American immigrants across the U.S. border, has been charged with felony drunk driving in connection with an accident that injured four teenage girls. Alan Long, who resigned as mayor of Murrieta, California, last week, days after his arrest, was formally charged on Thursday with one count of driving while under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, Riverside County prosecutors said. ...


Correction: Strip Mall-Arson story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:14
BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about a suspected arson fire in a Pennsylvania strip mall, The Associated Press reported erroneously the relationship of the suspect to the store where the fire took place. Police say suspect Johnathan Szabo was a customer of the Dollar General store, not an employee.

Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:13
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery.
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Boy pleads not guilty to charges of bringing Molotov cocktail to school

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:13
A 15-year-old student at Seattle's Center School entered a not guilty plea Friday morning to possession of an incendiary device after allegedly bringing a Molotov cocktail and a butane lighter to school on Monday, according to King County prosecutors. He also pleaded not guilty to felony harassment,

US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:11
U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October.

US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:11
U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.

White Pass - 10/31/2014 11:07:24 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:09
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White Pass - 10/31/2014 11:07:24 AM

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Satus Pass - 10/31/2014 11:12:13 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:09
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