Ore. smokejumpers skydive into illegal pot garden A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden being prepared for growing season. The six smokejumpers from a base in Redmond found the site Monday evening, when there was a rash of lightning strikes. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Prosecutors: Prosper High boys had ‘Team Snapback’ sex club McKINNEY — A prosecutor said Tuesday that several Prosper High School boys were part of a club with a reputation for giving girls drugs and forcing them to have sex. But one of the boys told a judge that “Team Snapback” was just a group of friends ... 05/15/2012 - 5:02 pm | View Link
LOS ANGELES — In the face of plagiarism accusations, Monica Crowley announced Monday that she will not be taking a senior position in Donald Trump’s upcoming administration.“After much reflection I have decided to remain in New York to pursue other opportunities and will not be taking a position in the incoming administration,” she said in a statement to the Washington Post.
SAN FRANCISCO — U. S. authorities have arrested the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year, a massacre that intensified fears about attacks against Americans inspired by the Islamic State, the U. S. attorney general said on Monday. The arrest of Noor Salman came seven months after her husband, Omar Mateen, went on a rampage at the Pulse nightclub and was killed by police while holed up in the Florida club.“Certainly I can confirm that an arrest did occur in this case,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch told MSNBC after reports in the New York Times and other media outlets.“We said from the beginning we were going to look at every aspect of this case, every aspect of this shooter’s life to determine — not just why did he take these actions, but who else knew about them, was anyone else involved?”Salman was arrested at her home outside San Francisco, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed law enforcement official.