Argument May Have Preceded Deadly Fort Hood Attack

Posted by Associated Press on April 3, 2014
Army Spc. Ivan Lopez

Army Specialist Ivan Lopez

FORT HOOD, Texas — The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member prior to the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed to the rampage, authorities said Thursday.

The base’s senior officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said there is a “strong possibility” that Spc. Ivan Lopez had a …

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Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home Museum Plan

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 2, 2014
CobainMuseum-flipper

(Story Contributions from Associated Press)

A Portland woman has started an online campaign to save the childhood home of Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen as a museum to the Nirvana grunge rock icon.

Jaime Dunkle hopes to raise $700,000 through gofundme.com. She says the house will not be fixed or updated but will remain as it is because “it’s real.”

Cobain’s mother put …

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Daunting Task Searching For Bodies in Mudslide

Posted by Associated Press on March 27, 2014
Searchers walking a road covered by mud and debris looking for bodies

Searchers walking a road covered by mud and debris looking for bodies

DARRINGTON, Wash. — Firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso. Suddenly, he realized the dead man’s son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

The relatives sat beside the body as it was zipped …

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MH370: Satellite finds 300 objects in Indian Ocean

Posted by Associated Press on March 27, 2014

Image from CNN

PERTH, Australia (AP) – Planes and ships searching the southern Indian Ocean for possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have failed to find any before stormy weather cut today’s hunt short.

Thailand says one of its satellites has detected 300 objects of various sizes about 125 miles from the area where a French satellite on Sunday spotted 122 …

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Grim Reality: Some Slide Victims May Not Be Found

Posted by Associated Press on March 26, 2014
House in ruins in front of a barren hillside in the town of Oso

House in ruins in front of a barren hillside in the town of Oso

DARRINGTON, Wash. — Becky Bach watches and waits, hoping that search crews find her brother and three other relatives who are missing in Washington state’s deadly mudslide.

Doug Massingale waits too, for word about his 4-month-old granddaughter. Searchers were able to identify carpet from the infant’s bedroom, but …

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