The wife of a U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians says her husband showed no signs of PTSD before he deployed, and she doesn't feel like she'll ever believe he was involved in the killings.
The skiers were equipped with safety devices and kept track of each other as they strayed beyond the boundaries of the popular Stevens Pass Ski resort, about 90 miles northeast of Seattle. But the precautions still didn't save some from getting trapped, highlighting the risks of backcountry activity during a season of heightened avalanche dangers in the West.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article Well-equipped and familiar with the terrain, about a dozen expert skiers were making their way through a foot-and-a half of fresh snow when an avalanche hit them in an out-of-bounds area near a popular Washington ski resort.
The 28-year-old man's antics stretch back to 2008 and had been mainly confined to Washington and Oregon. But since last fall, he has worked his way east to Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota, leaving a trail of befuddled athletes in his wake.
Santorum to visit North Dakota later this week As Tacoma (Wash.) Occupy protesters changed and shouted during presidential contender Rick Santorum's visit, the Republican told hundreds of supporters that what "this radical element represents .... is true intolerance."
A social worker pleaded with a 911 dispatcher throughout a nearly seven-minute call to quickly get police to Josh Powell's house after he locked himself inside with his two sons. It took almost two minutes from the start of the call for the dispatcher to learn Powell's address and more than three minutes to understand that she was there to supervise a child custody visit. Near the end of the call, she asked how long before officers could get there.
Gene Johnson and Mike Baker
, February 08, 2012
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article Authorities have no doubt the husband of missing Utah mom Susan Powell is responsible for the explosive fire Sunday that killed their two children and himself at a home in Graham, Wash.
Brian Skolofrf, Gene Johnson and Mike Baker
, February 06, 2012
A North Dakota jury acquitted one of two Lithuanian men accused of trying to transport nearly 50 pounds of marijuana from Washington state to Chicago two years ago, and the other man voluntarily left the country.
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