Life in Prison for NW Killing Spree

Posted by Steve Herman on March 12, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A woman who claimed ties to white supremacist prison gangs has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy that involved four deaths in three states, guaranteeing herself a life sentence.

Holly Grigsby and David Pedersen were accused in the killings of Pedersen’s father and stepmother in Everett, Wash, an Oregon teenager and a California man.

Pedersen previously pleaded guilty in …

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Students Use Common Dislike for Bieber to Raise Money

Posted by Steve Herman on March 12, 2014

TENINO, Wash. (AP) – High school students in the western Washington community of Tenino (Ten-NINE-o) who hatched the idea of endlessly playing a Justin Bieber song to raise money for African orphans have eclipsed their goal – they got classmates to donate more than $900.

KING-TV reports ( that Tenino High School student government members started Monday, blasting the Bieber song …

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Senators Talk Climate Change in Marathon Session

Posted by Steve Herman on March 11, 2014

Senators have found plenty of common ground in an overnight debate about climate change that has been characterized by civil exchanges from lawmakers who hear plenty to like in each other’s words. Could this really be happening in Washington?

Sure, when only one party shows up.

Democrats have been plowing through a dusk-to-dawn talkathon during which more than two …

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Malaysian Airlines Jet still missing (Day 5)

Posted by Associated Press on March 10, 2014

Young girl stands next to a sign at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia

DAY 5 Update: (From AP)

Malaysia’s air force chief has denied remarks attributed to him in a local paper that a passenger jet missing for more than four days had been tracked by military radar to the Malacca strait. Gen. Rodzali Daud said in a …

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6.9 Earthquake Off Northern California Coast

Posted by Steve Herman on March 10, 2014

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) – Officials say a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there was no danger of a tsunami.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor struck at 9:18 p.m. PDT about four miles beneath the Pacific seabed and about 50 miles west of Eureka.

Sheriff’s and fire officials in Humboldt County, which …

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