Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:53:59 -0400
By Daniel Lovering CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - More than 1,600 people gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for a memorial service for a popular campus police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. MIT police officer Sean Collier, 27, was shot multiple times in his car in an apparent confrontation with the bombing suspects days after the blast, which left three people dead and more than 260 injured when two homemade bombs exploded near the race's finish line. Collier was killed in an unsuccessful attempt to steal his gun, authorities said. Police officers, government officials, students and faculty joined members of Collier's family at the outdoor service under a tent a short distance from where Collier was killed, a place marked by a temporary memorial planted with flowers.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:09:43 -0400
Reports that an unidentified person had threatened to open fire on the third floor of the building came in after 7 p.m. local time, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Gus Villanueva. The Los Angeles Times newspaper, which has its headquarters in the building, said on social media website Twitter that a witness told one of its reporters a man "who allegedly made threats at Times building worked for a firm that rents space from the newspaper." The Times said on Twitter the suspect worked for Vxi Global Solutions and was believed to be in his 20s.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:25:03 -0400

Mohammed Pedro Whitaker is seen in an undated photo released by the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, MissouriBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into vehicles and striking occupants, prosecutors said on Friday. Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, arrested on Thursday at his home, is believed to have acted alone in the string of shootings, said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. In a series of seemingly random attacks that left the Kansas City area on edge, Whitaker is accused of opening fire at cars in a dozen incidents on highways in and around Kansas City, 11 of them from March 18 to April 6. Armed with a .380 caliber handgun, Whitaker appears to have opened fire from his own vehicle by positioning it in the blind spots of his targets, prosecutors said.


Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:43:55 -0400

Pro-Russian activists sit at a barricade in downtown Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:


Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:44:50 -0400

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:42:49 -0400

Massachusetts State Police stand along Interstate 190 where police said a child's body was found Friday, April 18, 2014, near Sterling, Mass. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., said the body has not been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, of Fitchburg, but that the height and weight of the body was consistent with Oliver's size. Jeremiah Oliver was last seen by relatives in September 2013 but wasn't reported missing until December. His mother Elsa Oliver and her boyfriend Alberto Sierra are both charged in the case. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Tom Rettig)WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.


Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:42:30 -0400

This aerial image provided by Tributary Environmental shows a home damaged by a landslide Friday, April 18, 2014 in Jackson, Wyo. A slow-moving landslide in Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting this house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Tributary Environmental) NO SALESJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon just-begun efforts to stabilize the hillside.


Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:12:47 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:06:41 -0400
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 38-year-old man arrested after what was described as unruly behavior that caused a Tokyo to New York flight to be diverted to Anchorage has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:02:10 -0400
"I am sorry to the people of South Korea for causing a disturbance and I bow my head in apology to the families of the victims. I gave instructions on the route, then briefly went to the bedroom when it happened." — Lee Joon-seok, 68, the captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:18:27 -0400

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.


Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:10:25 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting threat report, the newspaper said.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:53:26 -0400
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Delta Airlines flight that landed at a Denver airport was directed to a remote taxiway after an unspecified "potential security threat" onboard and passengers were ushered off the plane, but authorities later saw the threat as unlikely to be credible. Flight 1500, a Boeing 737 with 151 passengers and six crew, landed roughly on time at Denver International Airport from Detroit Metropolitan Airport at about 4:40 p.m. Mountain Time, airline spokesman Russell Cason said. Flight 1500 was thought to have a "potential security threat onboard the aircraft," Denver airport spokeswoman Julie Smith said, adding that all other airport operations were normal. A local ABC News affiliate reported that a flight attendant found a note with a bomb threat.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:53:05 -0400

Slow moving landslide threatens businesses and homes in Jackson Hole, WyomingA slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, with safety concerns prompting authorities to halt efforts to stabilize the area, city officials said on Friday. The landslide has displaced residents of several homes and two apartment buildings near the base of the East Gros Ventre Butte, which geologists said was slumping at a rate that this week increased to a foot a day from four inches. "The fractured mass wants to slide down and gravity is pulling it down," said Peter Ward, a retired geologic hazards expert with the U.S. Geological Survey.


Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:35:05 -0400
DENVER (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines plane on a flight from Detroit to Denver reported an unspecified potential security threat and taxied to a remote area after landing safely at Denver International Airport.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:21:18 -0400
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — Two men face charges in the death of a motorcyclist who ran into a rope and chain the men had allegedly stretched across a southwestern Colorado highway to retrieve an elk carcass, authorities said Friday.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:18:45 -0400

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:24:46 -0400

In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 photo Jude Kilburn, of Yorkshire, England, runs across the finish line of the Boston Marathon while on vacation in Boston. With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s greatest races, the 118th Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014, could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:55:18 -0400

This aerial image provided by Tributary Environmental shows a home damaged by a landslide Friday, April 18, 2014 in Jackson, Wyo. A slow-moving landslide in Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting this house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Tributary Environmental) NO SALESCHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:32:12 -0400
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials at a Tacoma, Wash., zoo say a trained Eurasian eagle owl that got spooked and flew off into a nearby park has been spotted and captured.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:51:57 -0400

This Friday, April 18, 2014 image made from video shows the aft of the SpaceX Dragon capsule as it separates from the second stage rocket into orbit on its own. The Dragon cargo ship is scheduled to reach the orbiting lab on Sunday, April 20, 2014 - Easter morning. (AP Photo/NASA)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:45:56 -0400

FILE - This Sept. 28, 2011 file photo shows the Amazon logo on display at a news conference in New York. Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:43:50 -0400

This undated photo provided by Olson Communications shows a Colt .45 revolver believed to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone, Ariz. The gun sold at an auction of of numerous items related to Earp and his family Thursday, April 17, 2014 for $225,000 in Scotsdale, Az. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Olson Communications, Josh Skalniak).SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:30:33 -0400

In this photo provided by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department is 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker of Grandview, Mo. Authorities said Friday, April 18, 2014 that Whitaker has been charged with 18 felony counts in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people. (AP Photo/Kansas City Police Department)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:17:10 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has declined to toss out federal fraud charges against the brother of a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder, though she noted that two charges have flaws that the government must fix.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:03:41 -0400

Former Riverside teacher Andrea Cardosa is shown in court on Friday April 18, 2014. in Riverside, Calif. A judge on Friday April 18, 2014, refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against Cardosa, who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube. (AP Photo/Riverside Press Enterprise, Milka Soko) MANDATORY CREDITRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against an educator who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:55:51 -0400

In this photo provided by Joanne Dollarton, fire engulfs three homes near the beachfront, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Sea Isle City, N.J. Authorities say no injuries have been reported in the smoky fire, which erupted around 4:30 p.m. Friday and sent large clouds of black smoke spewing across the region. It was brought under control about two hours later. (AP Photo/Joanne Dollarton) MANDATORY CREDITSEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:26:22 -0400

David Silverman, president of the American Atheists, addresses the American Atheists National Convention in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 18, 2014. In an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, the organization is holding their national conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:10:41 -0400
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:07:02 -0400

Cattle graze in the Sites Valley, the location of a proposed reservoir, near Maxwell, Calif. Democratic Rep. John Garamendi and Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa have proposed legislation for a federal study of the costs of building the Sites Reservoir in the valley that is about an hour's drive north of Sacramento. California's drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:06:27 -0400
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.
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