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Malaysia Mystery
5:18 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Last Words From Cockpit May Be Clue To Jet's Disappearance

Multi-lingual cards about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 line a wall at a mall in Kuala Lumpur.
Rahman Roslan Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 7:51 am

We're updating this post as new information comes in.

There's still no sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 or the 239 people on board.

The plane went missing March 8, less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on what was supposed to be about a six-hour flight to Beijing.

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Harlem
8:49 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Death Toll From NYC Explosion Stands At 8, May Go Higher

Two buildings collapsed in Harlem on Wednesday after an explosion and fire. Authorities say there were reports of a gas leak shortly before the blast.
Jeremy Sailing AP

Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 4:23 pm

This post was updated at 7:22 p.m. ET.

Rescue workers in New York pulled an eighth body out the smoldering rubble of two Harlem buildings that collapsed because of a gas explosion that also injured more than 70 people.

Unfortunately, according to NBC New York, not everyone has been accounted for: Crews are still looking for three people who remain missing.

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Drunk Driver
8:48 am
Thu March 13, 2014

'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW

Bystanders rushed to help those who were struck by a vehicle early Thursday on Red River Street in Austin, which was crowded with people headed to South by Southwest events.
Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman MCT/Landov

Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 5:51 pm

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Revelry turned to horror early Thursday "after a car plowed through South by Southwest crowds in Downtown Austin," KUT reports.

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Terrorist Attack
5:28 am
Tue February 25, 2014

More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 5:47 am

Suspicion is immediately focusing on the Islamist group Boko Haram as word emerges about another horrific attack on school children in Nigeria.

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Protests
11:42 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Ukraine's Prime Minister And Government Resign

Protests in Ukraine have led to the resignation of the prime minister and the deaths of at least five people.
AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted the resignation of the prime minister and his cabinet amid continuing anti-government protests. Mykola Azarov had offered to step down as prime minister to create "social and political compromise."

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Egypt Violence
9:30 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Deadly Blasts Hit Police In Cairo

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi damage an area on a street as they protest against the government in Cairo's Nasr City district on Friday.
AP Photo/Sabry Khaled

Six people have been killed and some 100 others wounded in a series of explosions in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

A powerful car bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in central Cairo on Friday morning, killing four people and wounding at least 76.

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Violent Protests
9:36 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Ukraine Protests Spread Beyond Kiev Amid Crisis Talks

Protesters clash with police in central Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday.
Credit AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov

Violent protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital, Kiev, as President Viktor Yanukovych held a meeting with three opposition leaders to try to end the unrest.  The governor of Lviv, in the west, was forced to sign his resignation as protesters stormed his offices.

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Shooting
11:55 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Woman Found Shot Dead On Burke-Gilman Trail In Wallingford

The woman's body was found near the 2400 block of North Northlake Way.
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A woman in her 20s was found shot dead at 4:30 a.m. on Friday morning just off the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.

Police believe this was a targeted hit and that the woman was not killed at random. Officers have not yet identified the woman, according to a police spokesman.

A passerby found the woman on the popular trail at North Northlake Way and Eastern Avenue North and called 911.

Homicide detectives initially cleared the area and have since reopened the trail to pedestrians and cyclists.

12:57 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Crackdown On Rising Extremist Anti-Immigrant Party In Greece

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Golden Dawn party members are on trial today in Greece. Golden Dawn is an anti-immigrant party on the rise there. The government cracked down on the group over the weekend. They're responding to a toxic stew of racism and poverty reminiscent of pre-WW2 Germany.
Four MPs from Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party have been brought to court in Athens to face charges of criminal activity amid a clampdown on the party. Other charges against them include murder, assault and money-laundering. They were arrested over the weekend along with the party's leader and his deputy - both of whom are due to appear in court later this week.
Child Abuse Case
4:31 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

What's Next For The Convicted Parents of Hana Williams?

Sentencing begins soon for Carri and Larry Williams. They were convicted of several charges this week in the death of their 13-year-old adopted daughter Hana Williams.

In May 2011, the Ethiopian teenager died in her own backyard from hypothermia. Her autopsy also found that malnutrition was a contributing factor.

This week, her adopted parents were both convicted of first-degree manslaughter. Carri Williams was convicted of the most serious charge: homicide by abuse. Larry Williams was not. On that charge, the judge declared a mistrial.

Many questions involving a possible retrial, appeals, and sentencing remain unanswered. Rich Weyrich is the prosecuting attorney for Skagit County. He talked with Ross Reynolds. Cassie Trueblood served as defense attorney for Larry Williams. She talked with Marcie Sillman.

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Sports Arena Fight
6:43 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Seattle Arena Lawsuit Dismissed; Chris Hansen Fined $50,000

Seattle investor Chris Hansen, pictured here in 2012.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

The city of Seattle has no basketball team yet, but the fight over a proposed arena continues.

The state Court of Appeals upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union over the proposed site for a new basketball arena in SODO.

The longshoremen argued that an environmental review should have happened before the city made an agreement with arena investor Chris Hansen.

The appeals court ruled that the Memorandum of Understanding between the city of Seattle, King County and Hansen did not constitute final approval for the project. In essence, the court wrote that there was no action as of yet to challenge.  

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Spokane Beating
10:19 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Spokane Honors Slain Veteran At Memorial Service

Jessica Robinson. Michael Brown, 16, stands with his mom, Kim Brown, at the memorial for Delbert Belton.

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 4:51 pm

More than 300 people turned out Thursday in Spokane for the burial of World War II veteran Delbert Belton. The 88-year-old was robbed and beaten to death last week while he waited in his car.

Scores of veterans turned out to honor Belton at a cemetery in west Spokane. Friends and family remember a man who loved to repair cars by day and go out dancing at night, and went by the nickname Shorty.

The service also drew many people in Spokane who never knew Belton, but, like Karen Schute, felt compelled to be there.

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Spokane Beating
9:59 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Two Spokane Teens In Custody, Charged With Murdering WWII Vet

World War II veteran Delbert Belton was 88 years old. This photo is part of a memorial created for Belton at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane.

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 4:35 pm

Police have arrested the second teenager accused of beating to death an 88-year-old World War II vet in Spokane. The two 16-year-old males have been charged with first degree robbery and first degree murder in case that's attracted national attention.

Delbert Belton was beaten beyond recognition while he waited in his car outside the Eagles Lodge in north Spokane last week. Belton, known as "Shorty" to his friends, served in the Army and had survived injuries in the battle of Okinawa.

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Jail Under Review
11:02 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Federal Scrutiny At Snohomish County Jail

A federal review team is taking a close look at the Snohomish County Jail in Everett this week. The review comes after last month’s death of a jail inmate. It was the eighth such death since 2010.

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Ramses Square March
10:55 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Egypt Crisis: Death Toll Rises As Violence Spreads

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi clash with Egyptian security forces in Ramses Square, downtown Cairo, August 16.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Hundreds of people gathered at a mosque in Ramses Square on Friday, after the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Mr. Morsi is a member, appealed to its supporters to join a "march of anger".

The demonstrations are taking place under the slogan "the people want to topple the coup" - referring to the military's removal of Mr. Morsi on 3 July.

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