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Seattle college student charged in federal court over Web threats

Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:47pm EDT (Reuters) - A University of Washington student was charged on Thursday with making interstate threats over Web comments pledging to harm women and praising another college student who went on a killing spree in California in May, according to a criminal complaint.Keshav Mukund Bhide, 23, was arrested on suspicion of harassment and cyber stalking on Saturday at his apartment-style suite at the Seattle campus, police said. He is due to appear in federal court on Thursday afternoon. … [Read more...]

New York woman pleads not guilty to torturing, murdering boy

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:43pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City woman accused of torturing and beating to death a 4-year-old boy she was babysitting pleaded not guilty to murder on Thursday, prosecutors said. Kryzie King, 27, was initially indicted on assault charges in the death of Myls Dobson. But after a medical examiner released a full report on the condition of Dobson's body, prosecutors obtained a superseding indictment that added a charge of second-degree murder. "Myls Dobson was forced to suffer unimaginable pain in the last weeks of his … [Read more...]

Killers of Las Vegas cops harbored anti-government ideology

By Cynthia Johnston LAS VEGAS Mon Jun 9, 2014 9:19pm EDT Metro Police officers stand outside a CiCi's Pizza shop after a shooting in Las Vegas June 8, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A married couple who shot dead two Las Vegas police officers in a weekend pizza parlor ambush harbored anti-government and white supremacist ideology and threw a swastika on the body of one of the officers they gunned down, police said on Monday. The couple are believed to have acted alone on Sunday when they killed the lunching policemen before heading to … [Read more...]

U.S. approves BP drone surveys of Alaskan oilfields

WASHINGTON Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:54am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - BP has been authorized to use unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, to conduct aerial surveys of pipelines and other infrastructure on Alaska's North Slope, the first commercial drone flights over land, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday.AeroVironment started flying its Puma AE drone to survey BP's pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe Bay, the largest U.S. oilfield, on Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration said. … [Read more...]

TRACY MORGAN SAGADriver charged in crash hadn’t slept for 24 hours

June 7, 2014. In this image from video the Wal-Mart truck involved in the crash of the limousine bus carrying Tracy Morgan and six other people is seen early Saturday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike at the accident scene.The Associated Press Comedian Tracy Morgan from the television series "30 Rock" arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR2DD1S The driver of Tracy Morgan's limousine bus said he heard the comedian screaming out for help after his vehicle rolled … [Read more...]

LEAVE IT AT HOME High school won’t let grad wear military sash

Army recruit ShaiAne Belinski says she won’t be wearing a military sash to her high school graduation Sunday because her school won’t allow it. Belinski tells WGME that she is hurt, confused and disappointed. An Army recruiter gave her the sash to wear to mark her enlistment, and she planned to wear it during her graduation from Poland Regional High School, in Maine. "It's upsetting,” Belinski told the station. “I worked really hard this year. My motivation has been the Army. In order to get into the Army, you have to have a diploma." "It's upsetting.” - ShaiAne Belinski Regional … [Read more...]

Guinea opposition pulls out of parliament, threatening protests

By Saliou Samb CONAKRY Mon Jun 9, 2014 2:25pm EDT CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea's main opposition parties withdrew from parliament on Monday and threatened to hold street protests over delays in organizing local elections promised in a political deal with the government last year. Mineral-rich Guinea completed its transition to civilian rule with parliamentary elections last year but tensions run deep between the rival camps and protests frequently turn violent. Although many in the political class have already turned their attention to 2015 elections in which President Alpha … [Read more...]

Jokowi scores points but no knockout in Indonesia’s first presidential debate

By Eveline Danubrata and Randy Fabi JAKARTA Mon Jun 9, 2014 2:19pm EDT Jakarta's Governor Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, speaks during an interview with Reuters in his car on his way back to his office in Jakarta April 9, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Enny Nuraheni JAKARTA (Reuters) - A month before Indonesia's presidential election, the two candidates traded barbs in their first televised debate on Monday, with Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo seen faring better than former special forces general Prabowo Subianto. The two candidates are close in opinion polls ahead of the … [Read more...]

VA audit finds thousands of U.S. veterans waiting for health care

A pileup of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Roanoke, Virginia, is shown in this undated handout photo. Credit: Reuters/Government Handout … [Read more...]

Florida governor extends in-state tuition to undocumented students

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott speaks at a ceremony opening new newsroom facilities for the Univision and Fusion television networks in Doral, Florida August 28, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Joe Skipper … [Read more...]