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Seattle student reportedly brings Molotov cocktail to school

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:13
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Seattle high school that shares a building with a children's museum in a popular tourist area was evacuated and a 16-year-old student arrested on Monday after he was discovered on campus with an explosive device, Seattle police said. Police responded to the Center School, a small public school in the same building as the Seattle Children's Museum, after receiving a tip that a student had a Molotov cocktail, police said in a statement. "The school was evacuated as a precaution," the statement said. ...

Latinos say cash goes missing in Arizona arrests

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:02

PHOENIX (AP) — Armando Gutierrez was headed to Las Vegas with cash from his 2011 tax refund when he and his friends were pulled over by a sheriff's deputy.


Controversy brews over Thomas Eric Duncan's death

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:25

Of nine people treated for Ebola in U.S., only one has died.


3rd student, 14, dies after Wash. state school shooting

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:21

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl died two days after a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school, raising the death toll in the shooting to three, including the gunman who killed himself as a teacher tried to stop him.


Toronto set to replace Rob Ford as mayor--and brother Doug has a shot

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:21

By Andrea Hopkins (Note: Story contains graphic language in the penultimate paragraph.) TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto voters were set to replace their notorious mayor, Rob Ford, in Monday's election after Ford dropped out of the race in September after being diagnosed with cancer, but his elder brother still has a shot at the city's top job. Ford, who made global headlines last year when he admitted to using crack cocaine while in office, has not left the scene altogether, even though he is undergoing arduous cancer treatment. ...


More girls abducted by Islamic extremists in Nigeria

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:57

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April.


Rap sheet, several aliases for suspect in Calif. deputy deaths

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:57

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The man accused in a shooting rampage that left two sheriff's deputies dead and a motorist seriously wounded was living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and deported to Mexico twice.


Hazing trial starts for one Florida A&M band member

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:54

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The trials of three of four members of Florida A&M University's marching band on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter have been postponed until April. But the trial of a fourth member began with jury selection Monday, nearly three years after drum major Robert Champion died from being beaten.


Florida hazing trial begins in college marching band death

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:52
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Three years after the beating death of a Florida college band member brought national attention to its hazing rituals, the alleged ringleader of the abuse went on trial on Monday for manslaughter. Dante Martin, 27, a former member of the Florida A&M University's celebrated "Marching 100" band, faces hazing charges for his role in the death of Robert Champion, a band drum major. Wearing a dark suit, Martin kept his eyes down and jotted in a legal pad as jury selection began in an Orlando courtroom. ...

U.S. pastor who led son's same-sex marriage can keep ordination: council

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:43
(Reuters) - A U.S. pastor who was defrocked after officiating his son's same-sex wedding ceremony, and later reinstated, can keep his ordination, a Methodist judicial council has ruled. The church had punished Reverend Frank Schaefer last year by defrocking him when he refused to say he would never perform another gay ceremony. But an appeals panel reversed the decision, and the judicial council on Saturday upheld the appellate ruling, the church said on Monday. The decision by the church's highest judicial body was on technical, legal grounds and did not discuss the issue of gay marriage. ...

Police use unmanned balloon in hunt for trooper shooting suspect

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 06:38

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say they're using a device similar to a weather balloon in their search for a suspect in the killing of a state trooper last month.


U.S., coalition led 11 air strikes on Islamic State

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 06:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States led nearly a dozen air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq on Sunday and Monday, according to the U.S. military. U.S. forces conducted four strikes in Syria near the town of Kobani near the border with Turkey, hitting five vehicles and one occupied building used by the militant group, U.S. Central Command said in a statement on Monday. In Iraq, the United States and other partner countries led seven air strikes, including three strikes near the Mosul Dam area that hit a small unit of Islamic State fighters, the statement said. ...


Molten lava flow has some Hawaiians ready to flee homes

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:37

Molten lava from a volcano in Hawaii is pushing closer to a rural area, closing the main road and triggering warnings that residents might need to leave their homes at any time.


Child at NYC hospital being tested for Ebola

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:37

Patient was in W. Africa, developed fever Monday while under observation at Bellevue Hospital.


Christie poilcy said to create 'police state'

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:52

Ebola survivor Dr. Rick Sacra calls out the New Jersey governor's Ebola protocols.


27 feared dead in Iraq suicide bombing attack

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:14

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shi'ite militiamen on the outskirts of the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar on Monday after security forces pushed Islamic State militants out of the area over the weekend, army and police sources said. The attacker, driving a Humvee vehicle packed with explosives and likely stolen from defeated government troops, also wounded 60 Shi'ite militiamen, who had helped government forces retake the town just south of the capital. ...


Boy in NYC being observed for Ebola

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:04

5-year-old who arrived from Guinea being watched at Bellevue Hospital for possible symptoms, say media reports.


As Canada pushes for anti-terror laws, some say more police needed

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 03:03

By Euan Rocha and David Ljunggren TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police need more resources and not extra powers to deal with the threat posed by extremists after two deadly attacks, say legal and security experts, as the government pledged to deliver tough new anti-terror legislation. Canada's Conservative government said it will soon introduce a bill to enhance the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) spy agency and is planning other legislation designed to allow police to preempt threats and crack down on hate speech. ...


U.S. Marine to go on trial for killing Filipino, but charge unclear

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:25

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will put a U.S. Marine on trial for killing a transgender Filipino outside a former U.S. Navy base but prosecutors have yet to decide whether to charge him with murder or the lesser crime of homicide. Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton failed to answer a murder complaint filed by police on Monday, the deadline set by prosecutors, leaving it to the prosecution to determine what charge he faces. ...


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