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U.S. seeks life in prison for bin Laden son-in-law Abu Ghaith

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:17

An artist sketch shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a militant who appeared in videos as a spokesman for al Qaeda after the September 11, 2001 attacks, appearing at the U.S. District Court in ManhattanBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States on Monday said Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, should spend the rest of his life in prison following his conviction on terrorism-related charges. Abu Ghaith, 48, had been convicted in March by a Manhattan federal jury for conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists, and providing such support. In a court filing, prosecutors portrayed Abu Ghaith as a charismatic mouthpiece for al Qaeda after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks who recorded inflammatory videos to recruit new members, and said the defendant showed no remorse and lied at his trial. Prosecutors also rejected arguments by defense lawyers, who seek a 15-year prison term, that Abu Ghaith did not knowingly plot to murder Americans, and that his speeches amounted to mere "whistling past the graveyard" because al Qaeda was already reeling.


Sandhurst and the sheikhs

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:16
Why do so many Gulf royals receive military training in the UK?
Categories: BBC World News

Video: Shaq Thompson advices Budda Baker to focus

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:16
Mondays on Montlake feels a little different because its Game Week and Washington begins the season in five days at Hawaii.

Slain Missouri teen remembered with calls for peace, justice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:15
By Edward McAllister and Nick Carey ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Family and supporters of Michael Brown on Monday celebrated the life of the black teenager slain by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in a music-filled funeral service ringing with calls for peace and police reforms. Brown's body lay in a black and gold casket at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, topped with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap he was wearing when he was killed on Aug. 9. People jammed inside the modern red-brick church and gathered outside on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in St. Louis for the celebration, a markedly different scene from the violent protests that rocked the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson after the police shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old Brown. "It was real spiritual," said Mike Montgomery, a black city employee who said he took the day off from work to attend.

Employment security office faced with layoffs

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:13
About 150 people at the state's Employment Security Department have been notified that they'll be laid off in October.

Colombian anti-groping squad goes to work

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:12
The police squad fighting groping on Bogota's public transport
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-Va. governor faces questions from prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:07

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is swarmed by media as arrives at Federal Court with his daughter Cailin Young, left of McDonnell, in Richmond, Va., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Prosecutors are expected to cross-examine the former governor during his corruption trial Monday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about his personal finances, his interactions with a wealthy businessman and what the government claims were his attempts to conceal those details.


A Florida first: Crocodile attacks couple during late-night dip

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:05
Lisset Rendon, 23, was bitten in her left shoulder before she could struggle out of the crocodile's jaws, after she and Alejandro Jimenez, 26, jumped into a canal, Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “They started swimming and apparently at some point they came face-to-face with a nine-foot crocodile,” Pino said. Though Florida is well known for incidents involving its large alligator population, American crocodiles number less than 2,000 and live mostly in the southeastern region near the Everglades. Another couple in an unconfirmed 2011 attack claimed a crocodile flipped their kayak as they paddled through the Florida Keys.

Oklahoma City police dog dies of stab wounds: media reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:04
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma City police dog stabbed multiple times died on Monday as a result of wounds it incurred while trying to subdue a suspect who led police on a high-speed car chase and then was shot dead by an officer, local media quoted police as saying. When the driver began running along a service road, the Oklahoma City K9 officer released his police dog, which chased and caught the suspect, who took out a knife and started stabbing the animal, Oklahoma City Police Captain Dexter Nelson said. The officer, identified as 13-year-veteran Ryan Stark, then fatally shot the man.

Cleaning up Mali's rubbish

BBC World News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:02
Can the waste crisis be solved by business?
Categories: BBC World News

Phillies' Jerome Williams pitching with a purpose

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:00

Phillies' Jerome Williams pitching with a purposeEvery time Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams takes the mound, he makes a pitch to honor his mom.


Woman, 75, gets life term for killing husband

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:57

FILE - In this April 20, 2014 file photo, Alice Uden listens to the judge during jury selection at the Laramie County District Court in Cheyenne, Wyo. A judge sentenced Uden to life in prison on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine, where it remained for nearly 40 years.(AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Miranda Grubbs, File)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine, where it remained for nearly 40 years.


Two people killed in Illinois metal recycling plant blast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:54

 A pile of scrap metal sits at General Iron Industries in Chicago(Reuters) - Two people were killed and one was injured on Monday in an explosion at a metal recycling plant in southern Illinois possibly caused by a mortar round, according to police and the coroner's office. The blast occurred at about 6:30 a.m. local time in Granite City, about 8 miles (13 km) northeast of St. Louis at Totall Metal Recycling, a company that gets some of its material from the military, Granite City police said. The explosion is believed to have been caused by a mortar round, Granite City Police Major Jeff Connor told a news conference. "There's nothing malicious," Granite City Police Chief Rich Miller said, describing it as an industrial accident.


Lawyer: No evidence tied to drunken driver's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:52
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — The attorney for a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons argued with investigators Monday that none of the evidence they have presented at trial directly links his client to the murder.

Car breaks apart, 1 dead in Hatfield crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:47

Car breaks apart, 1 dead in Hatfield crashA crash in Montgomery County killed one person and injured another early Monday.


Mourners urge black Americans to take action

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:46
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college.

White Pass - 8/25/2014 3:16:49 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:46
White Pass US12
8/25/2014 3:16:49 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 8/25/2014 3:10:07 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:46
Satus Pass US97
8/25/2014 3:10:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 8/25/2014 3:07:04 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:46
Stevens Pass US2
8/25/2014 3:07:04 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/25/2014 3:05:17 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:46
Blewett Pass US97
8/25/2014 3:05:17 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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