A school bus arriving outside a Seattle elementary school to pick up children at the end of the day on Thursday was struck by gunfire, prompting a lockdown of the school and a search for suspects, but no one was hurt, city police and school officials said. The bus driver heard loud noises, then saw that two windows in the vehicle had been shattered and realized that the bus was under fire before he took shelter inside the school, Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Stacy Howard said. The shooting occurred shortly before 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, which has a student body of about 370 children in kindergarten through fifth grade, Howard said. As a precaution, students and staff at another elementary school and a middle school in the vicinity were also ordered to "shelter in place," she said.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The 15-year-old boy arrested in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Sprague had previously been investigated a year ago for allegedly trying to lure a minor, Lincoln County Prosecutor Jeff Barkdull said Thursday.
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have found more than six tons of marijuana hidden in a truck that tried to cross into the United States from Mexico.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A southern Ohio woman was convicted Thursday of rape, kidnapping and other charges related to her grandchildren and was immediately sentenced to four life prison terms with no chance for parole.
(Reuters) - Two police officers were shot early Thursday during protests outside the Ferguson, Missouri, police headquarters, the latest incident in a tumultuous period for policing and race relations in the United States. July 17 - New York City police officers tackle Eric Garner, who they accuse of illegally selling cigarettes and resisting arrest.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Thursday yanked the Orange County district attorney's office off the case of a convicted mass killer after finding sheriff's deputies lied or withheld information about the use of jailhouse snitches used to gather evidence for prosecutors.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama investigators looked into whether the recent deal to publish Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" sequel involved financial fraud, but they have closed the inquiry, a state official said Thursday.
MIAMI (AP) — Two Pakistani-born brothers pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of plotting a terrorist explosives attack against New York City landmarks and assaulting two deputy U.S. marshals while in custody.
Free-agent running back DeMarco Murray and the Philadelphia Eagles have verbally agreed on a 5 year, $42 million deal, with $21 million guaranteed.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a former Horsehead Corp. zinc oxide plant in western Pennsylvania was caused by recurring problems with a sump system that the company failed to address, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board reported.
NEW YORK (AP) — One family of six was living in a homeless-shelter apartment where a dead rat festered on the floor for days. Another family had no living-room furniture and had been without electricity for days.
(Reuters) - The U.S. healthcare worker who is being transferred to a U.S. hospital on Friday after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone will be the 11th case of the disease treated in the United States since last August. Of the first 10, eight people recovered and two died. Following are details of cases seen in the United States: U.S. HEALTHCARE WORKER The U.S. National Institutes of Health will admit a U.S. healthcare worker to its hospital on Friday. The American, so far not identified, will be treated at the NIH Clinical Center's Special Clinical Studies Unit. ...
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A Louisiana primate research facility worker may have been exposed to a deadly bacterium stored at an on-site laboratory that earlier sickened three monkeys, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. ...
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - A skull discovered in the rugged terrain of an Arkansas state park belongs to a Little Rock construction executive who has been missing for seven years, his brother said on Thursday. The Arkansas State Crime Laboratory confirmed that the skull, discovered by hikers on Wednesday in a remote area of Petit Jean State Park about 70 miles northwest of Little Rock, was that of John Glasgow, who was 45 when he went missing, Roger Glasgow told a news conference. "We have always suspected foul play was involved and this discovery strengthens that belief," Roger Glasgow said. In 2011, an Arkansas judge, acting on a motion by John Glasgow's widow, Melinda, declared him legally dead.
By Nate Raymond WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has come out broadly against a series of proposals from a federal panel that would cut prison time for white-collar criminals. The department's views, revealed on Thursday at a hearing of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, marked a potential setback for the proposals, which defense lawyers had already criticized for being too moderate. The Justice Department also objected to a proposal to shift the emphasis in calculating sentences for stock fraud cases to financial gains instead of investor losses, a change that could reduce the amount of prison time some executives would face. Over the last decade, average prison sentences for fraud have lengthened three-fold, the commission said.
Ten reputed members and associates of a New Jersey crime family thought to be the inspiration for the hit show "The Sopranos" were arrested on Thursday and charged with plotting to commit murder, sell drugs and run a high-end prostitution ring, officials said. The murder plot involved a reputed DeCavalcante organized crime family captain who sought permission from other members to hire an outlaw biker gang to kill a rival, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman. Members of the DeCavalcante crime family also plotted to deal cocaine and operate a high-end escort service targeting businessmen and professionals in southern New Jersey, he said in a statement. “Though its ranks have been thinned by countless convictions and its own internal bloodletting, traditional organized crime remains a real problem,” Fishman said.
Free-agent running back DeMarco Murray and the Philadelphia Eagles have verbally agreed on a 5 year, $42 million deal, with $21 million guaranteed, a source confirms to Action News.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military judge has sentenced an Army sergeant to two years in prison and a dishonorable discharge for organizing a prostitution ring at Fort Hood while leading a sexual abuse prevention program at the sprawling Central Texas post.
The group of approximately two dozen parents gathered inside the Russell Byers Charter School praying their child would win Thursday's annual lottery.
By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - The United Steelworkers union and oil companies have reached a tentative deal to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years, the labor group and people familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday. "We salute the solidarity exhibited by our membership," said USW International President Leo Gerard. "There was no way we would have won vast improvements in safety and staffing without it." Tesoro Corp told employees in a letter seen by Reuters it was "supportive of the agreement" and would try to quickly settle local issues "to enable our employees return to work." Lead industry negotiator Royal Dutch Shell Plc did not comment.