linncountyleader.com http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20121121/NEWS/121129664/0/Top%20stories linncountyleader.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:00:47 +0000 Morning Jolt: FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429305/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:57:56 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140424/NEWS/140429305/0/Top stories The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.
The agency said the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products, but the rules [...]]]>
Morning Jolt: Lupita Nyong'o named 'Most Beautiful' by People http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429506/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:06:11 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429506/0/Top stories In the news

People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," tops the magazine's list, announced Wednesday. Commenting on being selected for this year's cover, Nyong'o says: "It was exciting [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Biden says Russia must 'stop talking and start acting' http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429697/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:52:09 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429697/0/Top stories In the news

Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt.

Standing alongside acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Biden called on Moscow to encourage pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate government buildings and [...]]]> Today in the News: Ford CEO to retire, reports say http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429812/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429812/0/Top stories News to know

According to a report by Bloomberg News, Ford CEO Alan Mulally will retire within a month, and Mark Fields will be named his successor. Fields is currently COO for Ford. Mulally has been the head of Ford since 2006 and led the company through the recession without taking a government bailout, which other American automakers did. [...]]]> Today in the News: Ferry captain, 2 crewmembers arrested http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140418467/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140418467/0/Top stories News to know

The captain and two crewmembers who were operating the South Korean ferry that crashed have been arrested, USA Today reported. The captain, Lee Joon-seok, 68, was charged with negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. The charges against the crewmembers weren't announced. Officials say the ferry was going [...]]]> Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140418525/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:58:52 +0000 By The Associated Press http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140418525/0/Top stories MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Evacuation order came too late for many on sinking ferry http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140418535/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:51:51 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140418535/0/Top stories In the news

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

The first instructions from the captain [...]]]> Today in the News: Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140418539/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:48:13 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140418539/0/Top stories News to know

Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year. The former first lady says she's "really excited" about becoming a grandmother and it makes the work of [...]]]> Today in the News: Search continues for those missing from ferry disaster http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140418537/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:50:01 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140418537/0/Top stories News to know

Some 160 coast guard and navy divers searched for survivors inside the wreckage of a ferry that sank off of South Korea this morning. Cho Man-yong, a coast guard spokesman, said 16 divers approached the ferry Wednesday night but failed to get inside because the current was too strong. He said the water was very muddy and visibility [...]]]> Morning Jolt: 292 missing in South Korea ferry disaster http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140418967/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:58:50 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140418967/0/Top stories A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. The high number of people unaccounted for — likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean — raised fears that the death toll could rise drastically, making it one [...]]]> Today in the News: Sub dives again in search of missing plane http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419060/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419060/0/Top stories News to know

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday's planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 submarine [...]]]> Boston Marathon bombing: One year later, a city still heals, runs http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419202/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:52:02 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419202/0/Top stories Morning Jolt: Deep water thwarts first search for missing airplane http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419187/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:54:56 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419187/0/Top stories In the news

A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday. Search crews sent the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 into the depths Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 after failing for six days to detect any new signals believed to be coming from its black [...]]]> Today in the News: Lunar eclipse 'blood moon' to appear overnight http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419266/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140414/NEWS/140419266/0/Top stories News to know

A total lunar eclipse in the early morning will turn the moon into a "blood moon," according to NASA. The eclipse begins around 2 a.m. EDT, and the moon will turn a reddish orange color around 3 a.m. and stay that way for about an hour. This is the first of four blood moons the U.S. will see over the next year and a half, a rarity, as some periods of [...]]]> Today in the News: Obama nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head HHS http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419595/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419595/0/Top stories News to know

President Barack Obama today said he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell, 48, currently leads the White House budget office and is a familiar face to politicians, as she played a role in last year's budget crisis.

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"I went outside, and [...]]]> Morning Jolt: 10 killed in truck-bus crash in California http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419686/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:55:31 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419686/0/Top stories In the news

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed over a grassy median on a Northern California freeway and slammed into a bus carrying more than 40 high school students in an explosive crash that left 10 people dead, authorities said.

Both the bus and semi driver were among those killed in the fiery crash, authorities said. Many of those on the bus escaped through a window that someone had kicked open, Clavijo said, running for their lives to [...]]]> Today in the News: 'Jesus' wife' papyrus is not a fake, experts say http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419837/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419837/0/Top stories News to know

A group of scientists that tested a controversial business-card sized piece of papyrus that mentions Jesus' wife concluded that the document is not a fake. Harvard Divinity School said in a statement, "A wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words, 'Jesus said to them, my wife' is an ancient [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Prosecutor says Pa. school stabber used kitchen knives http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419954/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:17:30 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419954/0/Top stories In the news

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The district attorney says a 16-year-old charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security officer at his Pittsburgh-area high school used two "ordinary kitchen knives."

Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck called the weapons "common items you'd find in a kitchen."

However, he stopped short of saying that the suspect, Alex Hribal, took them from his home.

Peck says he doubts anyone other than Hribal will [...]]]> Today in the News: Tale of hero emerges from tragedy of Pa. school stabbings http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140408487/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140408487/0/Top stories Quote of note

"I don't know if Nate did it on purpose or just instinct. He took the stab right in his arm and saved my friend and me. I'm pretty sure it was his instinct. He didn't want anyone to get hurt. He told everybody to run away. I'm pretty sure he pulled the fire alarm." - Trinity McCool, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School, talking about student Police: Pennsylvania student flashed 2 knives, injured 20 http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140408616/0/Top stories?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:04:49 +0000 By Kevin Begos, The Associated Press http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140408616/0/Top stories MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — A 16-year-old boy "was flashing two knives around" when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a police chief said.

Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld said the bloody crime scene at Franklin Regional High School, some 15 miles east of Pittsburgh, was "vast" and may take a couple days to process.

Police haven't named the suspect, who [...]]]> linncountyleader.com http://www.linncountyleader.com/article/20121121/NEWS/121129664/0/Top%20stories linncountyleader.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:00:48 +0000