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Body of ex-NFL star Hernandez's alleged victim had wallet, keys: witness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:36

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez glanced towards the media during his murder trial in Falls RiverBy Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - The man who Aaron Hernandez is charged with murdering had a wallet, cash and two sets of keys in his pockets when his body was found near the Massachusetts home of the former New England Patriots star, a police officer testified on Thursday. North Attleborough Police Captain Joseph DiRenzo said the body of semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd was also found with a Boston Red Sox baseball hat, a towel, a marijuana cigar known as a blunt and five shell casings strewn nearby at an industrial park in the town on the evening of June 17, 2013. About two dozen law enforcement officers reported to the scene where Lloyd's body was found by a teenage jogger, DiRenzo said, recalling that they covered Lloyd's body with a tarp and canopy because thunderstorms were setting in that evening. "We made a decision that it was best to preserve evidence on the ground as best as possible." Hernandez sat quietly next to one of his attorneys during the testimony.


Coach out at New Jersey football program hit by hazing case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:34

Coach out at New Jersey football program hit by hazing caseThe coach of the New Jersey high school football program that had its season canceled amid hazing and sexual assault allegations won't be back on the sideline this year.


White Pass - 2/5/2015 10:07:23 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:34
White Pass US12
2/5/2015 10:07:23 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Occasional rain with areas of dense fog

Satus Pass - 2/5/2015 10:12:13 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:34
Satus Pass US97
2/5/2015 10:12:13 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Light rain with areas of fog

Stevens Pass - 2/5/2015 10:02:09 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:34
Stevens Pass US2
2/5/2015 10:02:09 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Blewett Pass - 2/5/2015 10:04:25 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:34
Blewett Pass US97
2/5/2015 10:04:25 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with slush and ice in places

Weather:
Raining

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/5/2015 10:01:00 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:34
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/5/2015 10:01:00 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with areas of standing water.

Weather:
Raining

U.S. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:30

File photo of Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, speaking during the 2013 Reuters Health Summit in New YorkBy Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for almost six years has overseen public health initiatives ranging from tobacco control and food safety to personalized medicine and drug approvals, is stepping down, the agency said on Thursday. Hamburg, one of the longest-serving FDA commissioners in the modern era, told Reuters in an interview that her decision was prompted by the heavy demands of the job and the sheer length of time she has held the position. "This is a very challenging job full of opportunities to make a huge and enduring difference," she said, "but it is 24/7 and there are really really difficult decisions to make." The 59-year-old, nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in May 2009, was last year named the world's 51st most powerful woman by Forbes magazine. Hamburg's resignation comes at a crucial time for the FDA as Congress pushes initiatives to speed new drug development, and food safety advocates, backed by Obama, back the creation of a separate agency combining the food safety functions of the FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


US trade deficit jumps 17.1 percent to $46.6 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:30
The U.S. trade deficit in December jumped to the highest level in more than two years as exports fell and Americans bought a record amount of imports -- a potentially worrisome development that could weigh on overall economic growth.

Good Bar stakes out the frontier of Pioneer Square

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:29
Pushing creative cocktails and elevated bar food.

Philadelphia Police search for suspects wanted for robbing pizza shop in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:27

Philadelphia Police search for suspects wanted for robbing pizza shop in LoganPhiladelphia Police are asking for the public's help to identify suspects who robbed pizza shop in Logan.


University of South Carolina: No longer a threat on campus after public health school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:24
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina: No longer a threat on campus after public health school shooting.

Veteran charged with threatening to shoot wife at US Capitol

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:24
An Army veteran has been charged with threatening to shoot his wife and other people at the U.S. Capitol, where his wife works.

Lawmakers Aim to Protect Farm Animals in U.S. Research

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:19
A new bill responds to accounts of mistreatment of farm animals used in federal experiments to help the meat industry.






Two Philadelphia police officers charged in beating of motor scooter rider

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:17
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A grand jury has criminally charged two Philadelphia police officers with knocking a man from his motor scooter, beating him and then falsely accusing him of assault, in the latest case of alleged police misconduct in the United States. Officers Sean McKnight, 30, and Kevin Robinson, 26, were charged with aggravated assault and related offenses in the May 2013 incident which occurred after a traffic stop in a gritty section of north Philadelphia, said Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. The victim, Najee Rivera, said he fled in fear on his scooter after officers exited their vehicle with their batons extended.

UN chief: More peacekeepers for Central African Republic

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is asking for more than 1,000 additional peacekeepers for the Central African Republic to help bring violence between Christians and Muslims under control outside the capital of the Texas-sized country.

Former Connecticut police officer sentenced for beating suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:12
By Richard Weizel BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Reuters) - A former 12-year veteran Connecticut police officer caught on video tasering and kicking a Hispanic suspect in a city park was sentenced on Thursday to three months in prison for violating the suspect's civil rights. U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Meyer imposed the sentence on former Bridgeport police officer Elson Morales, who pleaded guilty to federal civil rights charges after being among three officers accused of stomping and beating Orlando Lopez-Soto on May 20, 2011 after a high speed car chase through the state's largest city. Despite pleas by Morales, his crying wife, and more than a dozen officers who came to court in a show of support for Morales, 43, defense attorney Michael Fitzpatrick's request to spare his client from serving time in prison was denied.

Police: Mayo-plastic bag lice remedy apparently killed girl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:08
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police are investigating the death of an 18-month-old child who suffocated, apparently because of a home remedy for head lice involving mayonnaise and a plastic bag.

Army veteran charged with threatening U.S. Capitol shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 03:07
A U.S. Army veteran from Maryland who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder has been charged with threatening to shoot his wife and others at the U.S. Capitol building, prosecutors said on Thursday. The suspect, Michael Bogoslavski, 33, of Cheverly, Maryland, was charged in U.S. District Court with using interstate commerce on Monday to make a threat, Maryland's U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement. Bogoslavski allegedly said in a text message to his wife, who works in the Capitol, that he would go to Washington to shoot her, a Capitol Police officer and others, according to an affidavit. "I'm going to die, suicide by cop," Bogoslavski said in a phone call to his wife overheard by a Capitol Police agent, the affidavit said.