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US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed

In this Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, US Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone walks along the sidelines before an NFL football game in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman on a French train in August, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related fight that had nothing to do with terrorism.

Stone, 23, was stabbed repeatedly in the upper body while out with a group of friends in his hometown and was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, authorities said. They said he was expected to pull through.

Police said two assailants fled in a car. No immediate arrests were made.

"We firmly believe that this is not a terrorism-related event and that it is in no way related to the incident that occurred in France," police said in a statement. They called the stabbing "a nightlife-related incident."

Police said they do not know whether Stone was drinking, but others in his group were.

In a statement, the hospital said Stone's family "appreciates the outpouring of love and support" and requests privacy.

Over the summer, Stone and two of his childhood friends from Sacramento, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and college student Anthony Sadler, were vacationing in Europe when they took down a gunman and thwarted a terror attack on a Paris-bound passenger train.

Ayoub El-Khazzani, a man with ties to radical Islam, had boarded the train with a Kalashnikov rifle, a pistol and a box cutter. A British businessman and a French-American were also commended for helping to stop the gunman.

President Barack Obama met with the three Americans last month, praising them for their quick thinking and courage and calling them "the very best of America." They were also awarded France's highest honor by President Francois Hollande. The three appeared on late-night talk shows and received a hometown parade.

Stone suffered a cut thumb and other injuries in stopping the train attack. He is assigned to Travis Air Force Base in California.

JCSO: Driver sought in Highway 62 pursuit
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By KTVL Staff/KTVL.com

BUTTE FALLS, Ore.-- Jackson County Sheriff's Office have arrested one man and are seeking the driver in connection to a pursuit Wednesday afternoon on Highway 62 who fled the vehicle near Butte Falls, according to the office.

Glenn Rocks was arrested on a State Parole warrant. The wanted driver is described as a white male of medium build with short hair. The driver was not wearing shoes when he fled the scene.

According to a deputy with the sheriff's office, a deputy failed to make a traffic stop on a Ford Bronco II with two passengers on northbound Highway 62 and the vehicle sped off.

The deputy attempted a pit maneuver on the Bronco twice, but was rammed both times.

The Bronco took a private driveway onto BLM roads and the three inside the vehicle fled on foot. According to a deputy, the Bronco was left in gear and hit the on scene deputy's vehicle again.

Rocks and a female passenger were both taken into custody, but the woman was released.

A K9 team was used, but the driver was not located.

Man arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing minors
Photo courtesy Klamath Falls Police Department

By KTVL Staff/KTVL.com

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.-- A Klamath Falls man was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing two minors several times in the past year on Tuesday afternoon, according to Klamath Falls Police Department.

James Renfro, 32, was arrested on felony charges of Rape II and Rape III.
Renfro was arrested without incident after a community member provided the police department with a tip.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may result, according to a press release.

South Carolina still on edge from floods; 2 die in truck

National Guard humvees plow through flood waters on Highway 377 near Kingstree, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

ADAM BEAM, Associated Press
MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It could take until the weekend for the threat of flooding to ease in storm-tattered South Carolina, where a senator warned of a potential billion-dollar cleanup bill, two more people died in the floodwaters and the flagship university sent a home football game 700 miles away.

Rivers rose and dams bulged as storm water from days of heavy rains made its way to the Atlantic Ocean, causing a second round of flooding downstream.

Gov. Nikki Haley paid a visit to the coast, which she said would still be in danger for another 24-48 hours.

"We're holding our breath and saying a prayer," she said.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham warned the disaster could "break the bank" of federal emergency funds, possibly topping more than $1 billion.

In another image of the storm's otherworldly toll, state officials said caskets have popped out of the ground in 11 instances in six counties.

At least 19 people in South Carolina and North Carolina have died in the storm, while many survivors returned home to discover they'd lost everything.

Wendy Dixon burst into sobs after realizing her wedding album and dozens of photos of her two sons and three grandchildren were destroyed.

Overcome with emotion and barely able to walk across her waterlogged carpet, Dixon grasped the arm of a niece inside the Columbia apartment.

"Everything is gone!" she wailed. "My clothes and all can be replaced. But my little things, my pictures, are all gone."

It was another anxious day of waiting for floodwaters to recede around the capital city. About 1,000 residents near the compromised Beaver Dam were told to evacuate Wednesday morning, though the order was lifted several hours later when crews shored up the dam.

Haley said 62 dams across the state were being monitored, and 13 had already failed. However, she said South Carolina was fortunate that those represented only a small fraction of 2,000 or so dams regulated by the state.

At a news conference, Haley and other officials were asked repeatedly about whether the state had spent enough in previous years to maintain dams and other infrastructure.

"I think the analysis of this can be done after" the danger from the floods passes, she said in one testy response.

But Graham said the federal lifeline must be treated with care to avoid a "pork-laden monstrosity" like the federal government's aid package to the Northeast Hurricane Sandy in 2012. He warned state and county officials not to use the disaster as an opportunity to ask for money unrelated to flood damage.

He also said it would take weeks to get a reliable damage assessment.

"We're talking hundreds of millions (of dollars), maybe over a billion," he said while visiting a shelter in Columbia.

And in an extraordinary move for the football-crazy South, the University of South Carolina announced it was moving Saturday's football game against No. 7 LSU some 700 miles to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The university said more than 80,000 fans expected for the game in Columbia would have put too much stress on weakened infrastructure.

In the most recent storm-related deaths, a group of five railroad workers were in a pickup truck when it drove past a barricade and plunged into the water where pavement was washed out. Three men in the pickup managed to get to safety around 3 a.m. Wednesday and divers later found the bodies of two men, authorities said.

The workers were in town to help repair washed out tracks.

Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Curtis Wilson said the barricade was in the wrong lane, but regardless, the railroad workers should not have been out because there was a city-wide curfew in place.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said all nine deaths in the county have come from people trying to drive in flooded areas. Officers have located the cars belonging to several other missing people.

"I'm fearing the worst on that," Lott said.


Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Jay Reeves, Jeffery Collins, Jack Jones and Susanne M. Schafer in Columbia, South Carolina; and Bruce Smith in Conway.

Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii

In this Sept. 29, 2015 image taken from video and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a humpback whale is spotted near Kauai, Hawaii.  (Steve Matadobra/NOAA via AP)

CALEB JONES, Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — Humpback whales were spotted in the waters off Hawaii for the first time this season, leading officials to warn ships and recreational boaters to steer clear of the endangered visitors.

Researchers saw the first whale about a week ago off the small island of Niihau, near Kauai, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a news release Tuesday. A second whale was seen days later near Kauai's Pacific Missile Range Facility.

Humpbacks normally arrive in the tropics in November and stay through May. There has been a general trend toward earlier arrivals in the past two decades, with the average in the past 10 years happening on Oct. 1, officials said. About 10,000 humpbacks winter in Hawaii each year.

Officials said boats should watch for and avoid the newly arriving whales. Ship strikes and entanglements can kill the animals and injure people on board.

"It's important for everyone to be extra vigilant during whale season, for their own safety and the protection of the animals," said Malia Chow, superintendent of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

While researchers have little data on the number of fatal whale encounters with people, they know that boat strikes are common. Most times, the injured whales are devoured by sharks or sink after they die, so scientists don't know about the encounter.

"The first day there's like three sharks, the second day there's 10," said NOAA's Ed Lyman, who monitors whale strikes and entanglements in the Pacific. "They make short work of eating a whale and it's off the radar screen for us."

About 50 percent of whales in heavily monitored parts of the Pacific Ocean have scars on their body that indicate they have been injured by human activity, Lyman said.

Federal officials proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list in April. The iconic mammal was on the verge of extinction when the international community banned whaling of the species nearly 50 years ago. The U.S. government listed it as endangered four years later.

But that doesn't mean they will lack protections.

The whales would still be covered by the Marine Mammals Protection Act. Plus, the U.S. is a member of the International Whaling Commission, which banned commercial whaling in 1966.

Obama signs law preventing premium hikes under health law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under his signature health care law.

The White House says Obama signed the bill into law Wednesday. It represents an uncommon instance in which both parties rallied behind an effort to revamp part of the Affordable Care Act.

Under Obama's health care law, companies considered small businesses must offer certain required benefits. Business groups had complained that many employers' health care costs would increase.

Previously, small businesses were defined as those having up to 50 employees. But that number was set to expand to 100 on January 1.

The new law keeps the small business definition at 50 workers but allows states to increase the number if they choose.

Authorities track GPS to find 3 people sought in killing

In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, photo, Marin County Sheriff's members investigate a homicide near the top of White's Hill on Old Railroad Grade near Fairfax, Calif. (Robert Tong/Marin Independent Journal via AP)

SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press
PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Three people arrested Wednesday in the killing of a California tantra yoga teacher were tracked to Oregon by detectives using GPS technology in the victim's car and hundreds of tips from people who thought they looked suspicious, authorities said.

The suspects — two men and a woman — were arrested in Portland outside a dining hall and were in possession of the victim's car, Marin County sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman said.

The arrest came two days after the body of Steve Carter, 67, was found on a trail in upscale Marin County, where he was living and caring for his cancer-stricken wife Lokita Carter.

Authorities were also aided by surveillance footage from a gas station in Point Reyes that was taken about a half-hour after the slaying, Pittman said.

"So many people are in possession of cameras in cars, homes, businesses," he said. "Those types of systems became crucial to the pursuit and apprehension."

Mark Reano, owner of Greenbridge Gas & Auto in Point Reyes, said authorities came to the station early Wednesday for the video.

"They grabbed it and went," said Reano, who did not see the suspects.

Pittman said he did not immediately have the names of the people arrested. Authorities have not provided a motive either but said it did not appear the suspects knew the victim.

"We're not even sure who these people are right now," he said.

Marin County sheriff's Capt. Dave Augustus described the three people as drifters and said it appeared it was a random shooting.

Authorities believe Carter drove to the trail near Fairfax in his 2003 Volkswagen that was missing after the attack.

Followers credited Carter with improving their romantic relationships by teaching tantra, a philosophy of meditation, yoga and sexuality famously embraced by the rock star Sting.

Stunned students and supporters mourned their beloved teacher who was shot multiple times and found still holding the leash of his wounded Doberman pinscher when he was found. The dog is expected to recover.

The Carters launched the Ecstatic Living Institute in rural Middletown, California, about 16 years ago to teach tantra to couples around the world. They held workshops nearby at the clothing-optional Harbin Hot Springs, which was destroyed last month in a wildfire.

"He was my mentor," said Greg Whitmore, 37, a firefighter who attended several weeklong retreats led by the Carters. "It was intoxicating. People wanted to be around him."

Last year, the couple turned the institute over to a former student, Logan Rose, and moved to Costa Rica in semi-retirement, teaching an occasional class. But soon after moving, Lokita was diagnosed with breast cancer.

"It has been a very traumatic season for us with Lokita's cancer, then the Valley Fire that destroyed our beloved Harbin Hot Springs," Rose said.

"This is the most devastating blow," Rose said of the homicide. "We are heartbroken."

Lokita Carter didn't respond to requests for comment.

Followers, students and friends have been pledging money and offering sympathy,

Joya Petra Gallasch said Carter was responsible for adding her new first name during a training session at Harbin Hot Springs. Gallasch said she was depressed at the time and Carter led her to adopt the new first name of Joya.

"I've always been a super joyous person," Gallasch said. "He knew intuitively that it was time to get a new name. He exuded a form of brilliance."

A hiker found Carter's body. Sheriff's deputies responding to a report of shots fired 45 minutes earlier in the area didn't see anything suspicious.

Carter's brother, Michael Carter, said he knew of no one who disliked his brother.

"I can't imagine that it's anything other than a random thing," he told the San Francisco Chronicle. "All of it seems very random and unbelievable. Nothing makes any sense."


Associated Press writer Janie Har contributed to this story.

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