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Sailor who died in Tanzania named
Thursday, 24 April 2014 21:00
25 April 2014Last updated at 02:16
Photo of Leading Seaman Brandon South, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, 17 December 2013South was a native of Windsor, Ontario

A sailor who died in Tanzania while en route home to Canada for scheduled leave has been identified as Leading Seaman Brandon South.

South was serving aboard the HMCS Regina as a sonar operator.


Documents just unsealed in federal court give new details about what led to the first arrest in connection with the murders of a Reserve couple.

Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph disappeared from their home Feb. 19. Their van was found abandoned in Atlanta on Feb. 28. Lakeitha Joseph's body was found March 17, and Kenneth's was found two weeks later, both of them in the Intracoastal waterway. Both had been bound with rope attached to a weight.

By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors revealed on Thursday it is the subject of five different government probes related to its massive recalls, including two previously unreported investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a state prosecutor.

GM disclosed the probes in a regulatory filing after reporting earlier in the day that first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent due to the recall.

The five government investigations are from the U.S.

By Lisa Twaronite

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks struggled to rise on Friday, as the impact of upbeat U.S. economic data and robust U.S. tech shares faced off against fears of an escalating Ukraine crisis that bolstered the safe-haven yen.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that time was running out for Moscow to change its course in Ukraine.

Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Russia separatists on Thursday and Russia conducted army drills near the border, raising fears its troops would invade.

By Keith Coffman

DENVER (Reuters) - A bill that would criminalize the posting of intimate images over the Internet as an act of humiliation - so-called "revenge porn" - passed its first test in the Colorado state legislature on Thursday, sailing unanimously through a key committee.

The bipartisan proposal passed through the state House Judiciary Committee by an 11-0 vote after members heard more than two hours of testimony.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some 13 people, including children, were injured on Thursday when a school bus veered off a Southern California road, authorities said.

There were no reports of fatalities in the late afternoon crash in Anaheim, some 25 miles south of Los Angeles, but several of the most badly hurt victims were taken to area hospitals, Anaheim Fire Marshal Jeff Lutz said.

The circumstances of the crash were not immediately clear, Lutz said, adding that the driver had to be extricated from the bus.

A Veterans Affairs official accused of keeping double books to hide the fact that dozens of veterans died awaiting care previously ran a Washington state VA facility that allegedly fudge suicide numbers, FoxNews.com has learned.

Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, is accused with other management officials of keeping a fake waiting list that made it appear sick veterans were being treated in a timely manner -- while hiding the real list that showed up to 1,600 sick veterans were waiting months to see a physician.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Fox News that a new agreement between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah is a "blow to peace," on the heels of the Israeli government cutting off Mideast peace talks over the announcement. 

Netanyahu spoke with Fox News' Bret Baier on Thursday. He voiced grave concern about the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation plan. 



"It's a blow to Israel; it's a blow to peace," he said.

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday Russia is not abiding by last week’s Geneva agreement to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine and warned "if Russia continues in this direction, it will be not just a grave mistake, it will be an expensive mistake."

Without specifying any specific future sanctions, he laid the groundwork, saying unless Russia changes course, "the world will make sure costs for Russia will only grow."


Scott woman, 22, booked in fatal accident
Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:35

State Police arrested a Scott woman accused of drunkenly driving head-on into a pickup truck Thursday afternoon on La. 342, killing the pickup truck’s driver, a 74-year-old Duson man.

The crash happened about 12:45 p.m. east of La. 35, also called Abbeville Highway, on La. 342, also known as Golden Grain Road, State Police reported in a news release.

Blaire Duhon, 22, was driving a 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck westbound on La. 342 approaching a right curve when, for reasons still under investigation, the truck crossed the center stripes and struck an oncoming 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck head-on, Trooper First Class Stephen Hammons, a State Police spokesman, said in the release.

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