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January trial set in Montana killing of German exchange student

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:57
By Lori Grannis MISSOULA Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana man who admitted to police he shot and killed a 17-year-old German exchange student who entered his garage will go on trial in January in a case expected to test the state's "castle doctrine" self-defense law, a judge ruled on Wednesday. Missoula District Judge Ed McLean set a Jan. 5 trial date for Markus Kaarma, who is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of Diren Dede of Hamburg, who authorities said was killed while "garage hopping" in Missoula in a possible search for alcohol. Defense attorney Paul Ryan has said his client would invoke Montana's "castle doctrine" as a defense, which allows use of force to defend against a home invasion if the person inside reasonably believes it is necessary to prevent an assault. On the night of the shooting, Dede and a fellow exchange student from Ecuador were walking along the street when Dede approached Kaarma's garage, the Ecuadorean told police in an affidavit.

White Pass - 6/25/2014 11:22:07 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:54
White Pass US12
6/25/2014 11:22:07 AM

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Satus Pass - 6/25/2014 11:30:53 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:54
Satus Pass US97
6/25/2014 11:30:53 AM

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Stevens Pass - 6/25/2014 11:37:35 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:54
Stevens Pass US2
6/25/2014 11:37:35 AM

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Blewett Pass - 6/25/2014 11:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:54
Blewett Pass US97
6/25/2014 11:36:19 AM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 6/25/2014 11:28:13 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:54
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
6/25/2014 11:28:13 AM

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Rock blasting is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday starting at 8 p.m. and is expected to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 is closed from milepost 56, near Gold Creek to milepost 61, near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions between Hyak, exit 54 and Stampede Pass Interchange, exit 62. Bicyclists use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

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Massachusetts high court says accused criminal must decrypt computers for police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:50

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Police can order an accused criminal to decrypt his computer without violating his constitutional right against self-incrimination, Massachusetts' top court said on Wednesday. In the latest U.S. ruling on the contentious issue, the 5-2 ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reverses a lower court’s finding that police could not force Leon Gelfgatt, charged with mortgage fraud, to decrypt four computers seized in an investigation, since doing so would violate his Fifth Amendment right. The court found that since Gelfgatt had told investigators that the computer belonged to him and that he had the encryption key, police could compel him to decrypt his files.   “The Commonwealth's motion to compel decryption does not violate the defendant's rights under the Fifth Amendment because the defendant is only telling the government what it already knows,” according to the court’s opinion. Gelfgatt, an attorney in Marblehead, Mass., about 18 miles (28 km) north of Boston, was indicted in 2010 for allegedly concocting a “sophisticated scheme” to reap $13 million through mortgage fraud, according to court documents.


'Get a warrant' to search cellphones, Justices say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:47

FILE - This April 29, 2014 file photo shows a Supreme Court visitor using his cellphone to take a photo of the court in Washington. A unanimous Supreme Court says police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. (AP Photo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.


Seahawks to sign former UW receiver Kevin Smith

WA Huskies - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:46
That is one of my favorite game photos from last season, Kevin Smith extending off-balance at full speed to make a finger-tip catch. Great play. And great focus, from the player and the photographer, Dean Rutz.
Categories: Sports Center

Utah to appeal gay marriage case to Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:43

Plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity, left, and his partner Derek Kitchen, one of three couples who brought a lawsuit against Utah's gay marriage ban, celebrate as they arrive at their lawyer's office in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled for the first time that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)DENVER (AP) — Utah's attorney general plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling Wednesday that found states must allow gay couples to marry.


US weighs lawsuits on alleged insurance kickbacks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:40
The government is considering suing banks and other mortgage servicers over alleged insurance kickbacks that may have cost government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hundreds of millions, according to an internal federal report.

100th anniversary of WWI: 65 million of our grandfathers fought

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:39
It's not just ordinary people whose ancestors fought in World War I.

U.S. forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraq troops

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:36
Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country.

ABC says Muir replacing Sawyer at 'World News'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:35

This image released by ABC News shows, from left, David Muir, George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer and ABC News President James Goldston on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in New York. Sawyer is stepping down as its evening news anchor, to be replaced by David Muir. The network said Sawyer will concentrate on interviews and specials. During her tenure, ABC’s “World News” was a steady second to Brian Williams at NBC, although the ABC broadcast has made gains among younger viewers. ABC said George Stephanopoulos will take on a new role as chief anchor for live news events. (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman)NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is making a generational change at the top of its evening newscast, replacing Diane Sawyer with 40-year-old understudy David Muir in an attempt to take a run at longtime ratings leader Brian Williams at NBC's "Nightly News."


Bosnia-Hercegovina 3-1 Iran

BBC World News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:35
Iran's hopes of qualifying for the 2014 Fifa World Cup last 16 end as they lose to already-eliminated Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Categories: BBC World News

Key things to know about the gay marriage movement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:34

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, Jax and Heather Collins get married at the Salt Lake County clerk's office, in Salt Lake City. A federal appeals court on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 ruled for the first time that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Deseret News, Ravell Call, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court's finding that Utah's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional marks the most important ruling for the gay marriage movement since last summer's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down part of a federal anti-gay marriage law.


Warrant: Ga. man returned to car with son inside

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:31
ATLANTA (AP) — The investigation of a toddler's death in a hot SUV in Georgia hinges on a key question: Was the boy the victim of a horrific accident after his father simply forgot to take him to day care, or did the man know the child was inside when he left him strapped in for seven hours?

G.O.P.’s Rifts Laid Bare in Reactions to Mississippi Runoff

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:30
Some aligned with the Tea Party took heart that the defeat was close, but others were so angry that they were considering drastic options to keep their candidate, Chris McDaniel, afloat politically.






Oldman apologizes for defending Gibson and Baldwin

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:30
Gary Oldman has apologized for defending fellow actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin from critics of their controversial remarks about Jews and gays.

Judge: Warrantless bulk surveillance is legal

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:29
A federal judge has affirmed the legality of the U.S. government's bulk collection of phone and email data from foreign nationals living outside the country -- including their contact with U.S. citizens -- in denying a man's motion to dismiss his terrorism conviction.