CALIF. SHOOTING SPREE Suspected cop-killer nabbed after manhunt

A suspect described as a “one-man crime spree” is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff’s deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.

Marcelo Marquez of Salt Lake City was examined at a hospital for unknown injuries.

“I think there’s those people who would say, ‘You know what, I wish you’d killed him,'” Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner said at a news conference Friday evening. “Now, that’s not who we are. We are not him. We did our job.”

Marquez, 34, and a woman also taken into custody were questioned by investigators about their motives late Friday night, said Sacramento County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa Bowman said.

It wasn’t immediately clear when they would be formally booked.

The deadly chain of events began around 10:30 a.m. when Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was shot in the forehead with an assault rifle at close range as he checked out a suspicious car in a Motel 6 parking lot, authorities said.

Oliver, 47, was the first county deputy killed since 2008. The 15-year veteran left a wife and two daughters.

“He was not able to return fire or do anything” but his partner was able to shoot back, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said.

The car, which had a man and woman inside, then drove about a mile and the couple tried to carjack a driver and shot him in the head when he refused to give up his keys, authorities said.

Anthony Holmes, 38, of Sacramento, was listed in serious condition at a hospital Friday night, the Sacramento Bee reported

The attackers then stole another car and finally took a red Ford pickup from Jose Cruz, who was gardening outside a client’s house in Sacramento.

Cruz told the Bee that a man in a white Ford Mustang convertible told him: “I need a favor.”

“What’s the favor?” Cruz asked.

“Your keys,” the man said. “Hurry up, because they’re chasing me…I don’t want to hurt you.”

Cruz said the man pointed a gun at him and had a bloody shirt wrapped around his other arm.

The couple then fled to neighboring Placer County, about 30 miles north of Sacramento, authorities said.
In Auburn, the truck briefly pulled over to the side of a road and two Placer County deputies spotted it and approached.

The gunman shot them with an AR-15-type assault weapon, Placer County sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin said.

Homicide Detective Michael David Davis Jr., 42, died at a hospital – 26 years to the day after his father, for whom he was named, died in the line of duty as a Riverside County deputy sheriff in Southern California.

Davis was a 15-year veteran of the department and a father of four.

The wounded deputy, Jeff Davis, is a 17-year veteran who was shot in the arm. He was released after treatment at a hospital.

“This guy was on a one-man crime spree today. He has no idea of the damage he did,” Erwin said.

Dozens of deputies flooded the area but the gunman fled into a neighborhood near a high school and ran into a home.
Police finally used tear gas to flush Marquez from the basement of the home, witnesses said.

The long manhunt involved hundreds of officers from multiple agencies backed by search dogs, helicopters and armored vehicles. Residents nearby were told to stay indoors, and schools were locked down during the search.
Flags at the state Capitol were ordered flown at half-staff and Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement extending his sympathy to the families of the slain officers.

Their “brutal murders,” Brown said, “…are a tragic reminder of the sacrifices we demand of our peace officers and the incredible courage they display as they protect our communities.”

The slaying of the deputies was the single deadliest day for California law enforcement since February 2013. In separate incidents that month, former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner killed two law enforcement officers, and two Santa Cruz police detectives were shot and killed.

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EBOLA FEARS IN NYC Hospital denies report of staff sickout over Ebola

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A spokeswoman from Bellevue denied the report of a sickout and said nurses are treating the Doctors Without Borders volunteer are working in teams of two, “with one serving as a buddy watching the other.” (Reuters)

New York City’s first Ebola patient is prompting frightened staffers tasked with his treatment at the city-run hospital in Manhattan to call in sick, according to a published report.

The New York Post reported Saturday that an “extraordinary number” of Bellevue Hospital staffers took a sick day Friday rather than treat Dr. Craig Spencer. And those who reported for work were petrified at having to enter his isolation ward, the paper added, citing sources.

“The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source told the Post. “One nurse even went as far as to pretend she was having a stroke to get out of working there, but once they cleared her in the ER they sent her back,” the source also told the paper.

But a spokeswoman for the public hospital denied there was any sickout. Ana Marengo told the Post the nurses treating the Doctors Without Borders volunteer are working in teams of two, “with one serving as a buddy watching the other.” 

The Post said Spencer, who is in stable condition, has been playing an active role in his recovery, putting his medical skills to use, lecturing the staff about proper treatment.

“As a doctor, he knows a lot about medicine, so he would call the nurse’s station all day and going back and forth the doctors on what to do,” the source told the Post.

Spencer  is confined to a special room that is pressurized. He has been passing the hours in isolation watching TV and eating hospital food. No visitors are allowed but once his room is equipped with a video camera he’ll be able to Skype with pals.

The report of a sick-out came as both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday they are ordering a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in the ravaged countries of West Africa.

The move came one day after Spencer was diagnosed with the disease after returning to the U.S. a week after treating Ebola victims in Guinea.

The two governors said the case forced them to conclude that the two states need guidelines more rigorous than those of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends voluntary quarantines.
“It’s too serious a situation to leave it to the honor system of compliance,” Cuomo said.

A woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa developed a fever and was the first traveler to be quarantined under an Ebola watch Friday.

She had no symptoms upon arrival, authorities said. A preliminary test for Ebola came back negative. The woman, a healthcare worker, remained quarantined.

Spencer was traveling in New York City prior to his diagnosis Thursday. Health officials said he followed U.S. and international protocols in checking his temperature every day and watching for symptoms, and put no one at risk. But others said he should have been quarantined — that is, kept away from others, either voluntarily or by the government — during Ebola’s 21-day incubation period.

An automatic three-week quarantine makes sense for anyone “with a clear exposure” to Ebola, said Dr. Richard Wenzel, a Virginia Commonwealth University scientist who formerly led the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Doctors Without Borders said in a statement that a quarantine of that nature would be going too far and that people who contract Ebola are not contagious until symptoms begin.

“As long as a returned staff member does not experience any symptoms, normal life can proceed,” the organization said in a statement.

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Teen gunman in deadly high school shooting ID’d as homecoming prince

Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school’s homecoming court just one week ago.

He was also facing problems, writing of some unspecified troubles on his Twitter feed: “It breaks me… It actually does….”

The popular Marysville-Pilchuck High School freshman opened fire in the school’s cafeteria late Friday morning, a government official with direct knowledge of the shooting told The Associated Press.

One girl was killed and four other young people — including two of the gunman’s cousins — were badly wounded before Fryberg fatally shot himself, witnesses, police and relatives said.

His motives remained unclear. Some students described Fryberg as happy and social, even though he had recently fought with a boy over a girl.

Shaylee Bass, a 15-year-old sophomore, said he remained upset about that, but she was stunned by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Students said the gunman stared at his victims as he fired. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a frantic dash to safety, while others huddled inside classrooms at the school 30 miles north of Seattle.

Marysville police declined to release the shooter’s identity, with Chief Rick Smith insisting he did not want to “dramatize someone who perpetuated a violent crime in a place where children should feel safe.”

But many students identified Fryberg as the gunman, and the identity was confirmed to The Associated Press by a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Students and parents said Fryberg was a member of a prominent family from the nearby Tulalip Indian tribes and was a freshman football player. A week ago, he stood on the high school track during the team’s homecoming game in a vest, tie and white sash as he was introduced as a prince, according to a video recorded by parent Jim McGauhey.

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Three of the victims had head wounds and were in critical condition. Two unidentified young women were at Providence Everett Medical Center, and 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg was at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, a hospital official said.

Another victim, 14-year-old Nate Hatch, was listed in serious condition at Harborview, the hospital said. Family members told KIRO-TV that Andrew Fryberg and Hatch are cousins of Jaylen Fryberg.

Witnesses described the shooter as methodical inside the cafeteria.

Isabella MacKeige, 18, was having lunch with a friend when the suddenly heard gunshots behind them.

“I heard six shots go off and I turned and saw people diving under the tables,” she told The Associated Press. “In my brain I thought `run!’ So I left my backpack, my phone and my purse and got out the door as fast as I could.”

Some students got hurt when they tripped and fell in the chaos, she said. They ran across an open field to the fence that circles the schoolyard and climbed over.

She kept running until she felt safe and found a phone.

“I called my mom and she said, `stay where you are – I don’t want to lose you,”‘ MacKeige said.

Brian Patrick said his daughter, a freshman, was 10 feet from the gunman. She ran from the cafeteria and immediately called her mother.

Patrick said his daughter said, “The guy walked into the cafeteria, pulled out a gun and started shooting. No arguing, no yelling.”

A crowd of parents later waited in a parking lot outside a nearby church where they were reunited with their children.

Patrick said after the shooting that his other daughter, a senior at the school, was “hysterical” when she called him from her classroom.

“I thought, `God let my kids be safe,”‘ he said.

Fryberg’s Twitter feed suggested he was struggling with an unidentified problem.

On Wednesday, a posting read: “It won’t last … It’ll never last.” On Monday, another said: “I should have listened. … You were right … The whole time you were right.”

Marysville-Pilchuck High School has a number of students from the Tulalip Indian tribes.

Ron Iukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Jaylen Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids.”

State Sen. John McCoy, a tribal member, said the tribal community was devastated. “We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together.”

Hundreds of people prayed and sang songs at a church vigil Friday night for victims and family members.

The Oak Harbor high school football team, which had been set to play Marysville Friday night, lined the front row of Grove Church in their purple jerseys. The game was canceled and Oak Harbor offered to give the win to Marysville.

Pastor Nik Baumgart told the overflow crowd there was no script for reacting to Friday’s events.

“One moment we’re thinking, we can do this,” Baumgart said. “Another moment, we’re thinking, how can we do this?”

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Teen gunman in deadly high school shooting ID’d as homecoming prince

A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

Students said the gunman was staring at his victims as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a frantic dash to safety, while others were told to stay put inside classrooms at the school 30 miles north of Seattle.

The gunman was identified as student Jaylen Fryberg, a government official with direct knowledge of the shooting told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Students and parents said Fryberg was a member of a prominent family from the nearby Tulalip Indian tribe and a freshman who played on the high school football team. He was introduced at a football game as a prince in the 2014 Homecoming court, according to a video shot by parent Jim McGauhey.

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Shaylee Bass, 15, a sophomore at the school, said Fryberg had recently gotten into a fight with another boy over a girl.

“He was very upset about that,” said Bass, who was stunned by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Three of the victims had head wounds and were in critical condition. Two unidentified young women were at Providence Everett Medical Center, and 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg was at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, hospital officials said.

Another victim, 14-year-old Nate Hatch, was listed in serious condition at Harborview, the hospital said. Family members told KIRO-TV that Andrew Fryberg and Hatch are cousins of Jaylen Fryberg.

Witnesses described the shooter as methodical inside the cafeteria.

Brian Patrick said his daughter, a freshman, was 10 feet from the gunman when the shooting occurred. She ran from the cafeteria and immediately called her mother.

Patrick said his daughter told him, “The guy walked into the cafeteria, pulled out a gun and started shooting. No arguing, no yelling.”

A crowd of parents later waited in a parking lot outside a nearby church where they were reunited with their children. Buses pulled up periodically to drop off students evacuated from the school. Some ran to hug their mothers and fathers.

Patrick said after the shooting that his other daughter, a senior at the school, was “hysterical” when she called him from her classroom.

“I thought, `God let my kids be safe,” he said.

Many students described Fryberg as a happy, popular student, but social media accounts suggested he was struggling with an unidentified problem.

On Wednesday, a posting on his Twitter account read: “It won’t last … It’ll never last.” On Monday, another tweet said: “I should have listened. … You were right … The whole time you were right.”

Marysville-Pilchuck High School has many students from the Tulalip Indian tribe.

Ron Iukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving, a big part of the community,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids. It’s just a shock this happened. I’ve known this boy since he was a baby. It’s just devastating.”

Nathan Heckendorf, a 17-year-old junior at the high school, said he saw Fryberg Friday morning before the shooting and there was nothing to indicate he was upset.

“He looked happy, everything seemed fine,” Heckendorf said.

State Sen. John McCoy, a tribal member, said the shooting devastated the community.

“I do know the family,” of the shooter, McCoy said. “We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together.”

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Teen gunman in deadly high school shooting ID’d as homecoming prince

A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

Students said the gunman was staring at his victims as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a frantic dash to safety, while others were told to stay put inside classrooms at the school 30 miles north of Seattle.

The gunman was identified as student Jaylen Fryberg, a government official with direct knowledge of the shooting told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Students and parents said Fryberg was a member of a prominent family from the nearby Tulalip Indian tribe and a freshman who played on the high school football team. He was introduced at a football game as a prince in the 2014 Homecoming court, according to a video shot by parent Jim McGauhey.

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Shaylee Bass, 15, a sophomore at the school, said Fryberg had recently gotten into a fight with another boy over a girl.

“He was very upset about that,” said Bass, who was stunned by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Three of the victims had head wounds and were in critical condition. Two unidentified young women were at Providence Everett Medical Center, and 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg was at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, hospital officials said.

Another victim, 14-year-old Nate Hatch, was listed in serious condition at Harborview, the hospital said. Family members told KIRO-TV that Andrew Fryberg and Hatch are cousins of Jaylen Fryberg.

Witnesses described the shooter as methodical inside the cafeteria.

Brian Patrick said his daughter, a freshman, was 10 feet from the gunman when the shooting occurred. She ran from the cafeteria and immediately called her mother.

Patrick said his daughter told him, “The guy walked into the cafeteria, pulled out a gun and started shooting. No arguing, no yelling.”

A crowd of parents later waited in a parking lot outside a nearby church where they were reunited with their children. Buses pulled up periodically to drop off students evacuated from the school. Some ran to hug their mothers and fathers.

Patrick said after the shooting that his other daughter, a senior at the school, was “hysterical” when she called him from her classroom.

“I thought, `God let my kids be safe,” he said.

Many students described Fryberg as a happy, popular student, but social media accounts suggested he was struggling with an unidentified problem.

On Wednesday, a posting on his Twitter account read: “It won’t last … It’ll never last.” On Monday, another tweet said: “I should have listened. … You were right … The whole time you were right.”

Marysville-Pilchuck High School has many students from the Tulalip Indian tribe.

Ron Iukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving, a big part of the community,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids. It’s just a shock this happened. I’ve known this boy since he was a baby. It’s just devastating.”

Nathan Heckendorf, a 17-year-old junior at the high school, said he saw Fryberg Friday morning before the shooting and there was nothing to indicate he was upset.

“He looked happy, everything seemed fine,” Heckendorf said.

State Sen. John McCoy, a tribal member, said the shooting devastated the community.

“I do know the family,” of the shooter, McCoy said. “We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together.”

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ISIS INVESTIGATION US probes claims militants used chemical weapons

The U.S. is investigating claims that Islamic State militants used chemical weapons against Iraqis last month, in what would be a serious escalation of the fighting in the region.

Iraqi officials have told media outlets that the terror group used chlorine gas bombs during clashes in September near Baghdad.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and a spokesman with the Pentagon could not confirm the reports but said they are taking them “seriously” and investigating the claims.

“We continue to take all allegations of chemical weapons use — and in particular these recent allegations regarding the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon — very seriously,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Steven Warren said in a statement. “The use of chlorine as a chemical weapon is an abhorrent act.”

The allegations come after chemical weapons use in Syria last year prompted a standoff between the Obama administration and the Assad government. Though President Obama had called the use of chemical weapons a “red line,” he ultimately backed down when Bashar Assad agreed to turn over his weapons stockpile. Asked Friday if the latest attack, if confirmed, would change the approach to the Islamic State fight, Earnest did not say.

“We’re going to investigate those reports,” Earnest said.

Three Iraqi officials — a senior security official, a local official from the town of Duluiya and an official from the town of Balad – had told The Associated Press that the Islamic State group used bombs with chlorine-filled cylinders during clashes in late September in the two towns.

The militants, who control large areas of Syria and Iraq, have failed to capture Duluiya or Balad, both of which are around 50 miles north of the Iraqi capital.

In the attacks, about 40 troops and Shiite militiamen were slightly affected by the chlorine and showed symptoms consistent with chlorine poisoning, such as difficulty in breathing and coughing, the three officials said. The troops were treated in hospital and quickly recovered.

The senior security official said it was most likely that the Islamic State fighters obtained the chlorine from water purification plants in the areas they have overrun. Iraqi intelligence has indicated that the group has shells filled with chlorine that are ready to be used, the security official said.

“The IS fighters seized some quantities of chlorine after seizing control of some water purification plants or sites where chlorine was kept,” said the senior official, adding that the “IS group has some experts who were able to manufacture chlorine shells.”

The use of chlorine by the group in Iraq in September was first reported by the Washington Post.

In Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry said he could not confirm the Iraqi allegations but called them “extremely serious.” He said chlorine can be considered a chemical weapon if it is mixed with other toxic agents.

“The use of any chemical weapon is an abhorrent act,” Kerry told reporters at a State Department news conference with the South Korean foreign minister. “It’s against international law. And these recent allegations underscore the importance of the work that we are currently engaged in.”

He said the attacks, if true, “will not change our strategy” in Iraq.

Chlorine, an industrial chemical, was first introduced as a chemical weapon at Ypres in World War I with disastrous effects because gas masks were not widely available at the time.

In neighboring Syria, a joint U.N. fact-finding mission sent to investigate alleged chlorine attacks was ambushed and briefly detained by armed men earlier this year in rebel-held territory. The mission had said it was virtually certain chlorine had been used as a chemical weapon in the country’s north.

And earlier this week Kurdish officials and doctors said they believed Islamic State militants had released some kind of toxic gas in the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border, where Kurdish forces have been fending off a massive monthlong offensive by the extremist group.

Assad had agreed with the United States and Russia to dispose of his chemical weapons — an arsenal that Damascus had never previously formally acknowledged — after hundreds of people were killed in a sarin gas attack on the outskirts of Damascus in the summer of 2013. But because of its dual-use nature, chlorine was not listed as part of the Syrian arsenal.

Chlorine gas, when inhaled, swallowed or exposed to through skin, causes difficulty in breathing, coughing, and eye and skin irritation. It is not as toxic or effective at killing as sarin, a nerve agent, and experts say it is difficult to achieve high concentrations of chlorine by dropping it from the air.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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HANNAH GRAHAM Family ‘devastated’ after body ID’d as daughter

Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing 18-year-old university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

“When we started this journey together we all hoped for a happier ending,” Graham’s parents, John and Sue Graham, Hannah Graham’s parents said in a statement provided by the police department. “Sadly that was not to be. … We are devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter. … Although we have lost our precious Hannah, the light she radiated can never be extinguished.”

The family visited the site Friday morning, The Daily Progress reported.

The University of Virginia sophomore disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. The remains were found Oct. 18 about 12 miles from the Charlottesville campus, in a heavily wooded area of Albemarle County that is home to rolling hills and horse farms.

The state Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that the remains were Graham’s, the Albermarle County Police Department said in a statement Friday.

The man Graham was last seen with, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham.

Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford said in a statement that the focus of the investigation now is to determine “what charges will be brought and the appropriate time to make those charges.”

Matthew’s attorney, Jim Camblos, said in a voicemail greeting that he is not answering questions about the case.

Graham’s remains were discovered roughly 6 miles from where the body of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was found after she vanished in 2009. Police have said forensic evidence connects Matthew to Harrington’s killing, which in turn is linked by DNA to a 2005 sexual assault in northern Virginia. Matthew has been charged in the 2005 case.

Graham’s parents thanked those involved with the investigation and search efforts — singling out Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo for his “tenacity and determination” — as well as those who have sent messages of support.

They said they don’t intend to make further statements or comment on the ongoing criminal investigation.

Longo, who became the public face of the investigation through his emotional pleas for the community’s help in finding Graham, did not immediately respond to a telephone call seeking comment.

Graham’s disappearance prompted many University of Virginia students to begin walking in pairs or groups at night.

Also, the university expanded a ride service for its students.

“For Hannah’s young life to end so tragically, and for her destiny of promise to be left unfulfilled, is an affront to the sanctity of life and to the natural order of human events,” university President Teresa A. Sullivan said in a statement Friday evening. “This is a sorrowful day in the life of the university, and our entire community is grieving with the Graham family.”

Before the start of a men’s soccer game between Virginia and Wake Forest on Friday night, the announcer at Klockner Stadium asked everyone to observe a moment of silence to “remember a young life cut short.”

Michael Elliott, the Director of Enterprise Systems at U.Va.’s McIntire School of Commerce who helped run the replay video at the game, said workers flashed a picture of a vibrant Hannah on the screen.

Elliott and his wife, Gigi Elliot, are parents of a student who just graduated from U.Va. in May.

“It’s devastating, but at least there’s some peace knowing we found her,” Gigi Elliott said from her home in Crozet, Va., about 12 miles from Charlottesville. “It’s kind of a resolution for our community. I’m haunted by it. It’s so close to home. It’s just heartbreaking as a mother.”

Carli Sapir, a fourth-year environmental engineering student, lived only a half-block away from Hannah’s residence at U.Va.

“This conclusion wasn’t the conclusion we were hoping for,” she said. “Of course we all had a hope that even after all this time that they would find her living. It’s pretty devastating.”

Graham met friends at a restaurant for dinner Sept. 12 before stopping by two off-campus parties. She left the second party alone and eventually texted a friend saying she was lost, authorities said.

In surveillance video, she can be seen walking unsteadily and even running at times, past a pub and a service station and then onto a seven-block strip of bars, restaurants and shops.

Matthew was an operating room technician at the university’s hospital. He was also a former college football lineman and sometimes cab driver.

Friends have said they were shocked the “gentle giant” — he’s 6-foot-2 and weighs 270 pounds — could be suspected of such violence.

Matthew was co-captain of his high school football team and continued to play football in college, although he dropped out of two universities following accusations of sexual assault against him. He was never charged. Officials in both cases said the alleged victims declined to press charges.

The victim in the 2005 rape in the Washington, D.C., suburbs is cooperating with authorities, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh has said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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KEEPING EBOLA AT BAY Quarantines for returning docs to be enforced in NY

Both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday they are ordering a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in the ravaged countries of West Africa.

The move comes a day after a Doctors Without Borders volunteer was diagnosed with the disease after returning to the U.S. a week after treating Ebola victims in Guinea.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the case forced them to conclude that the two states need guidelines more rigorous than those of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends voluntary quarantines.

“It’s too serious a situation to leave it to the honor system of compliance,” Cuomo said.

A woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa developed a fever and was the first traveler to be quarantined under an Ebola watch Friday.

She had no symptoms upon arrival, authorities said.

Dr. Craig Spencer was traveling in New York City prior to his diagnosis Thursday. Health officials said he followed U.S. and international protocols in checking his temperature every day and watching for symptoms, and put no one at risk. But others said he should have been quarantined — that is, kept away from others, either voluntarily or by the government — during Ebola’s 21-day incubation period.

An automatic three-week quarantine makes sense for anyone “with a clear exposure” to Ebola, said Dr. Richard Wenzel, a Virginia Commonwealth University scientist who formerly led the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Doctors Without Borders said in a statement that a quarantine of that nature would be going to far and that people who contract Ebola are not contagious until symptoms begin.

“As long as a returned staff member does not experience any symptoms, normal life can proceed,” the organization said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Gunman arrested after allegedly killing two California deputies – VIDEO: Sacramento deputy dead

A gunman who allegedly killed two sheriff’s deputies and wounded another officer and a bystander in the Sacramento County area has been arrested, a spokeswoman for the Placer County sheriff said Friday night.

Spokeswoman Dena Erwin said 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez, who also allegedly tried to carjack two vehicles, was taken alive Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn after an initial shooting hours earlier in a Sacramento commercial area. Auburn is about 30 miles north of Sacramento.

She also announced that a second deputy shot by the suspect had died. The third deputy was shot in the arm and “sitting up and talking.”

“This guy was on a one-man crime spree today,” Erwin said. “He has no idea of the damage he did.”

The shooting victim of the first attempted carjacking was identified as Anthony Holmes, 38, by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. He is in critical condition 

The four shootings sparked a massive manhunt by multiple agencies backed by search dogs, helicopters and armoed vehicles. Residents nearby were told to stay indoors and schools were locked down during the search.

Fox 40 earlier reported that a female suspect with the gunman had been apprehended in Placer County. The Associated Press said authorities reported she had a handgun in her purse.

Sacramento County Sheriff John Scott earlier identified the first dead officer as Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, a 15-year veteran, who had been shot in the head. The second fatality was not immediately identified.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the deputy was approaching a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the Arden Way area of Sacramento near a Motel 6 when he was shot before 11 a.m. Friday. The Associated Press said the shooter was carrying AR-15 type assault rifle.

“The person who was inside of the vehicle shot rounds at the officer,” she said during a press conference on Friday. “At least one shot was fired at our deputy, striking him at least one time.”

Scott said Oliver was survived by a wife and two daughters.

The shooter was described as an Hispanic male in his 30s with buzz cut hair, who had been accompanied by a woman. Scott said “his motive is known only to the suspect.”

He also could not say how involved the woman had been in the shootings.

Scott said the gunman next tried to carjack Holmes’ vehicle and shot the him in the head when he resisted.

The suspects then made a second carjacking attempt and sped off in another vehicle.

Erwin told The Associated Press that two of her department’s deputies were then shot by the same assailant.

A park ranger reported he saw the suspects changing their clothing in the Carmichael area, a few miles northeast of the site of the initial shooting.

Authorities were seeking a red 2002 Ford F150 extended cab pickup truck with an ice chest in the back.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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New York, New Jersey order strict Ebola quarantine rules

Both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday they are ordering a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in the ravaged countries of West Africa.

The move comes a day after a Doctors Without Borders volunteer was diagnosed with the disease after returning to the U.S. a week after treating Ebola victims in Guinea.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the case forced them to conclude that the two states need guidelines more rigorous than those of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends voluntary quarantines.

“It’s too serious a situation to leave it to the honor system of compliance,” Cuomo said.

A woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa developed a fever and was the first traveler to be quarantined under an Ebola watch Friday.

She had no symptoms upon arrival, authorities said.

Dr. Craig Spencer was traveling in New York City prior to his diagnosis Thursday. Health officials said he followed U.S. and international protocols in checking his temperature every day and watching for symptoms, and put no one at risk. But others said he should have been quarantined — that is, kept away from others, either voluntarily or by the government — during Ebola’s 21-day incubation period.

An automatic three-week quarantine makes sense for anyone “with a clear exposure” to Ebola, said Dr. Richard Wenzel, a Virginia Commonwealth University scientist who formerly led the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Doctors Without Borders said in a statement that a quarantine of that nature would be going to far and that people who contract Ebola are not contagious until symptoms begin.

“As long as a returned staff member does not experience any symptoms, normal life can proceed,” the organization said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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STUDENT DISPUTE? Motive unclear in Wash. high school shooting

Many questions still surround the motive behind Friday morning’s shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington.

A high school student, identified by Fox affiliate KCPQ and the Associated Press as Jaylen Fryberg, walked into the school cafeteria in Marysville, Wash., and opened fire killing at least one person and critically wounding three others, including two of his cousins, before taking his own life.

Fryberg was crowned homecoming prince prior to the shooting, which leave many wondering why a student who was known all around the town and considered a popular student walked into the lunch room and started firing bullets.

Shaylee Bass, 15, a second-year student at the school, said Fryberg had recently gotten into a fight with another boy, over a girl. The other boy could possibly his cousin a family member told Q13 Fox News.

“He was very upset about that,” said Bass, who was stunned by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Marysville Pilchuck High School has many students from the Tulalip Indian tribe. Ron Lukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving, a big part of the community,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids. It’s just a shock this happened. I’ve known this boy since he was a baby. It’s just devastating.”

Days leading up to the shooting, Fryberg seemed upset and agitated, the Seattle Times reported.

A football teammate of Fryberg’s told the paper Fryberg was briefly suspended from the team after getting into a fight with another player who allegedly used a racial slur toward him.

Students and Washington State Sen. John McCoy, both hinted to the Seattle Times Fryberg was having a romantic problem.

An alleged dispute with a student over a girl may have led to cryptic Twitter messages.

“It won’t last … It’ll never last,” a tweet read Wednesday. Another tweet posted on Monday said: “I should have listened. … You were right … The whole time you were right.”

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Providence Regional Medical Center in nearby Everett said it had three students, two girls and one boy, listed in critical condition with head wounds. Another student, who was transferred to Harborview Medical Center, was said to be in serious condition with minor injuries. A hospital spokeswoman described the victims as “young people,” though she was unable to provide exact ages.

Police called for a press conference late Friday night to update the media on the latest information, but did not provide specific information into the matter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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STUDENT DISPUTE? Motive unclear in Wash. high school shooting

Many questions still surround the motive behind Friday morning’s shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington.

A high school student, identified by Fox affiliate KCPQ and the Associated Press as Jaylen Fryberg, walked into the school cafeteria in Marysville, Wash., and opened fire killing at least one person and critically wounding three others, including two of his cousins, before taking his own life.

Fryberg was crowned homecoming prince prior to the shooting, which leave many wondering why a student who was known all around the town and considered a popular student walked into the lunch room and started firing bullets.

Shaylee Bass, 15, a second-year student at the school, said Fryberg had recently gotten into a fight with another boy, over a girl. The other boy could possibly his cousin a family member told Q13 Fox News.

“He was very upset about that,” said Bass, who was stunned by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Marysville Pilchuck High School has many students from the Tulalip Indian tribe. Ron Lukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving, a big part of the community,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids. It’s just a shock this happened. I’ve known this boy since he was a baby. It’s just devastating.”

Days leading up to the shooting, Fryberg seemed upset and agitated, the Seattle Times reported.

A football teammate of Fryberg’s told the paper Fryberg was briefly suspended from the team after getting into a fight with another player who allegedly used a racial slur toward him.

Students and Washington State Sen. John McCoy, both hinted to the Seattle Times Fryberg was having a romantic problem.

An alleged dispute with a student over a girl may have led to cryptic Twitter messages.

“It won’t last … It’ll never last,” a tweet read Wednesday. Another tweet posted on Monday said: “I should have listened. … You were right … The whole time you were right.”

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Providence Regional Medical Center in nearby Everett said it had three students, two girls and one boy, listed in critical condition with head wounds. Another student, who was transferred to Harborview Medical Center, was said to be in serious condition with minor injuries. A hospital spokeswoman described the victims as “young people,” though she was unable to provide exact ages.

Police called for a press conference late Friday night to update the media on the latest information, but did not provide specific information into the matter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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DEEP WEB MYSTERY Brazilian investigation shines light on darknets

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The Brazilian police investigation that cracked a high-tech child porn ring earlier this month has shone a spotlight on the darker recesses of the web, an area which still poses massive technology challenges to law enforcement.

The ring was buried deep inside a “darknet” – private networks built from connections between trusted peers using unconventional protocols.

Darknets are just one part of what is known as deep web – a vast network which is not indexed by search engines such as Google and Bing. While most of the deep web is not mired in criminality – resources such as academic databases and libraries are said to make up much of its content – darknets typically run on the fortress-like Tor network.

Tor, which stands for ‘The onion router,’ started out as a military project, but now functions largely as a highly clandestine civilian network.

“When you refer to the deep web that is used by criminals, it’s the web that uses the encrypted Tor network,” Matthew Green, assistant research professor in the department of computer science at Johns Hopkins University, told FoxNews.com. “Every connection that you make with Tor is not only encrypted, but it’s routed via three ‘hops’ around the world.”

“It’s like a cloud that anonymizes your traffic,” added Pierluigi Paganini, author of the book “The Deep Dark Web” and founder of the Security Affairs blog. “The traffic is bounced among randomly proxy computers maintained by volunteers worldwide, before sending it on to final destination.”

Users connect to the network by downloading a free Tor web browser, which can then be used to access myriad ‘hidden’ sites. “There are specific repositories that are lists of what is available,” said Paganini. “You copy the addresses into the Tor web browser and then access the pages.”

The Tor Metrics web site says that the network has just over 2.25 million users.

Paganini explained that people communicating via Tor include the likes of whistleblowers and journalists. Activists and dissidents are also said to use the network, particularly in countries with repressive regimes. With Tor offering extremely high levels of anonymity, however, criminals have been quick to exploit it.

“Today, for a cybercriminal, it’s quite easy,” Paganini said, explaining that crooks can use Tor-based black markets for drugs, weapons, underage sex, and hacking services. Payments, he added, can be made using virtual currency, such as Bitcoin.

The best-known Tor-based black market was the notorious Silk Road, an underground marketplace for the likes of narcotics and weapons. The site, which generated an estimated $1.2 billion between 2011 and 2013, was seized by U.S. authorities last year.

According to a court filing, the FBI exploited a software misconfiguration on the site’s login page, which accidentally revealed the location of its server.

“[Silk Road] got busted because they made mistakes,” said Green. “They made some mistakes in the way that they set up the server – that got them caught.”

While a technical error helped investigators bring down Silk Road, relatively little is known about law enforcement’s tactics for infiltrating Tor-based darknets. The FBI, however, reportedly used a mass malware attack to target Tor servers as part a major child pornography investigation last year.

The FBI has not yet responded to a request for comment on this story from FoxNews.com.

Nonetheless, Tor clearly remains a headache for the authorities. Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden purportedly describe the intelligence agency’s ongoing struggle with the clandestine network.

Entitled ‘Tor Stinks,’ the June 2012 presentation, which was published in The Guardian last year, states that “we will never be able to de-anonymize all Tor users all the time.” The document adds, however, that “with manual analysis” the agency can de-anonymize a very small fraction of Tor users.

According to the document, the NSA has access to very few Tor “nodes” – computers which relay traffic across the Tor network. The document claims that the NSA’s U.K. counterpart GCHQ runs Tor nodes under a project code-named ‘Newton’s Cradle.’

Potential tactics for tackling Tor are also discussed, such as setting up a large number of slow nodes to degrade the network’s stability and using cookies to identify Tor users. Some cookies may “survive” Tor use, depending on how “targets” are using the network, according to the presentation.

In a statement emailed to FoxNews.com, the NSA said that it collects “only those communications that it is authorized by law to collect for valid foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes,” noting that it has “unmatched technical capabilities” to accomplish its mission.

“As such, it should hardly be surprising that our intelligence agencies seek ways to counteract targets’ use of technologies to hide their communications,” it added. “Throughout history, nations have used various methods to protect their secrets, and today terrorists, cybercriminals, human traffickers and others use technology to hide their activities.  Our intelligence community would not be doing its job if we did not try to counter that.”

GCHQ declined to comment on this story, but noted, in an emailed statement, that all of its work “is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework.”

Paganini told FoxNews.com that law enforcement and intelligence agencies across the globe are working hard to peel away the anonymity of Tor users. Confronted with the challenge of breaking the network’s encryption or attacking flaws in its infrastructure, attackers are concentrating their efforts on the latter option, according to the security expert.

Still, though, much of Tor remain clouded in secrecy.

Even the number of sites running on the network is a mystery, although Green estimates that it may be a relatively modest number. “The number of sites is not enormous,” he said. “It’s probably in the hundreds, I would guess.”

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DEEP WEB MYSTERY Brazilian investigation shines light on darknets

ComputerGeneric3.jpg

 (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files)

The Brazilian police investigation that cracked a high-tech child porn ring earlier this month has shone a spotlight on the darker recesses of the web, an area which still poses massive technology challenges to law enforcement.

The ring was buried deep inside a “darknet” – private networks built from connections between trusted peers using unconventional protocols.

Darknets are just one part of what is known as deep web – a vast network which is not indexed by search engines such as Google and Bing. While most of the deep web is not mired in criminality – resources such as academic databases and libraries are said to make up much of its content – darknets typically run on the fortress-like Tor network.

Tor, which stands for ‘The onion router,’ started out as a military project, but now functions largely as a highly clandestine civilian network.

“When you refer to the deep web that is used by criminals, it’s the web that uses the encrypted Tor network,” Matthew Green, assistant research professor in the department of computer science at Johns Hopkins University, told FoxNews.com. “Every connection that you make with Tor is not only encrypted, but it’s routed via three ‘hops’ around the world.”

“It’s like a cloud that anonymizes your traffic,” added Pierluigi Paganini, author of the book “The Deep Dark Web” and founder of the Security Affairs blog. “The traffic is bounced among randomly proxy computers maintained by volunteers worldwide, before sending it on to final destination.”

Users connect to the network by downloading a free Tor web browser, which can then be used to access myriad ‘hidden’ sites. “There are specific repositories that are lists of what is available,” said Paganini. “You copy the addresses into the Tor web browser and then access the pages.”

The Tor Metrics web site says that the network has just over 2.25 million users.

Paganini explained that people communicating via Tor include the likes of whistleblowers and journalists. Activists and dissidents are also said to use the network, particularly in countries with repressive regimes. With Tor offering extremely high levels of anonymity, however, criminals have been quick to exploit it.

“Today, for a cybercriminal, it’s quite easy,” Paganini said, explaining that crooks can use Tor-based black markets for drugs, weapons, underage sex, and hacking services. Payments, he added, can be made using virtual currency, such as Bitcoin.

The best-known Tor-based black market was the notorious Silk Road, an underground marketplace for the likes of narcotics and weapons. The site, which generated an estimated $1.2 billion between 2011 and 2013, was seized by U.S. authorities last year.

According to a court filing, the FBI exploited a software misconfiguration on the site’s login page, which accidentally revealed the location of its server.

“[Silk Road] got busted because they made mistakes,” said Green. “They made some mistakes in the way that they set up the server – that got them caught.”

While a technical error helped investigators bring down Silk Road, relatively little is known about law enforcement’s tactics for infiltrating Tor-based darknets. The FBI, however, reportedly used a mass malware attack to target Tor servers as part a major child pornography investigation last year.

The FBI has not yet responded to a request for comment on this story from FoxNews.com.

Nonetheless, Tor clearly remains a headache for the authorities. Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden purportedly describe the intelligence agency’s ongoing struggle with the clandestine network.

Entitled ‘Tor Stinks,’ the June 2012 presentation, which was published in The Guardian last year, states that “we will never be able to de-anonymize all Tor users all the time.” The document adds, however, that “with manual analysis” the agency can de-anonymize a very small fraction of Tor users.

According to the document, the NSA has access to very few Tor “nodes” – computers which relay traffic across the Tor network. The document claims that the NSA’s U.K. counterpart GCHQ runs Tor nodes under a project code-named ‘Newton’s Cradle.’

Potential tactics for tackling Tor are also discussed, such as setting up a large number of slow nodes to degrade the network’s stability and using cookies to identify Tor users. Some cookies may “survive” Tor use, depending on how “targets” are using the network, according to the presentation.

In a statement emailed to FoxNews.com, the NSA said that it collects “only those communications that it is authorized by law to collect for valid foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes,” noting that it has “unmatched technical capabilities” to accomplish its mission.

“As such, it should hardly be surprising that our intelligence agencies seek ways to counteract targets’ use of technologies to hide their communications,” it added. “Throughout history, nations have used various methods to protect their secrets, and today terrorists, cybercriminals, human traffickers and others use technology to hide their activities.  Our intelligence community would not be doing its job if we did not try to counter that.”

GCHQ declined to comment on this story, but noted, in an emailed statement, that all of its work “is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework.”

Paganini told FoxNews.com that law enforcement and intelligence agencies across the globe are working hard to peel away the anonymity of Tor users. Confronted with the challenge of breaking the network’s encryption or attacking flaws in its infrastructure, attackers are concentrating their efforts on the latter option, according to the security expert.

Still, though, much of Tor remain clouded in secrecy.

Even the number of sites running on the network is a mystery, although Green estimates that it may be a relatively modest number. “The number of sites is not enormous,” he said. “It’s probably in the hundreds, I would guess.”

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WASH. SCHOOL SHOOTING Gunman ID’d in HS tragedy that left 2 dead

A high school student with a gun walked into the school cafeteria in Marysville, Wash., on Friday morning and opened fire, killing at least one person and wounding several others — three critically — before taking his own life, police and witnesses said.

The shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, located 35 miles north of Seattle, began around 10:45 a.m. PT., authorities said.

Fox affiliate KCPQ in Seattle, citing the boy’s aunt, identified the shooter late Friday as Jaylen Fryberg. The Associated Press also identified Fryberg as the shooter, citing a government official. He had recently been crowned Homecoming prince and played on the high school’s football team, according to The Associated Press.

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Providence Regional Medical Center in nearby Everett said it had three students, two girls and one boy, listed in critical condition with head wounds. Another student, who was transferred to Harborview Medical Center, was said to be in serious condition with minor injuries. A hospital spokeswoman described the victims as “young people,” though she was unable to provide exact ages.

Shaylee Bass, 15, a sophomore at the school, told The Associated Press that Fryberg had recently gotten into a fight with another boy over a girl.

“He was very upset about that,” said Bass, who was shocked by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Marysville Pilchuck High School has many students from the Tulalip Indian tribe. Ron Iukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving, a big part of the community,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids. It’s just a shock this happened. I’ve known this boy since he was a baby. It’s just devastating.”

State Sen. John McCoy, a tribal member, said the shooting had devastated the community.

“I do know the family,” of the shooter, McCoy said. “We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together.”

Students present during the shooting described a chaotic scene.

“I heard people start screaming,” Jordan Luton, a freshman who played on the high school football team with Fryberg and was present during the shooting, told Fox News’ Shepard Smith. “People dropped to the ground.”

Luton, who was about two tables away, said Fryberg didn’t say anything, and the shooting lasted about a minute. He believed a 9 millimeter gun was used.

Frankie Pina, a friend of Fryberg who was on his way to school at the time of the incident, told Smith he was “not that type of kid.”

“I don’t think a lot of people would have expected it,” said Pina, adding that the shooter liked to hunt.

Marysville is a city of about 60,000 in Snohomish County.

A crowd of parents waited in the parking lot outside a nearby church where they were being reunited with their children. Buses pulled up periodically to drop off students evacuated from the school, with some running to hug their mothers or fathers. Some parents were sent back to their cars to get their identifications before they could leave with their children.

FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich said the agency was assisting local law enforcement and providing specialists to work with victims and their families.

Speaking at an evening press conference, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring said “this is a true community tragedy.”

“It will take a long time for our community to heal from this,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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WASH. SCHOOL SHOOTING Gunman ID’d in HS tragedy that left 2 dead

A high school student with a gun walked into the school cafeteria in Marysville, Wash., on Friday morning and opened fire, killing at least one person and wounding several others — three critically — before taking his own life, police and witnesses said.

The shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, located 35 miles north of Seattle, began around 10:45 a.m. PT., authorities said.

Fox affiliate KCPQ in Seattle, citing the boy’s aunt, identified the shooter late Friday as Jaylen Fryberg. The Associated Press also identified Fryberg as the shooter, citing a government official. He had recently been crowned Homecoming prince and played on the high school’s football team, according to The Associated Press.

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Providence Regional Medical Center in nearby Everett said it had three students, two girls and one boy, listed in critical condition with head wounds. Another student, who was transferred to Harborview Medical Center, was said to be in serious condition with minor injuries. A hospital spokeswoman described the victims as “young people,” though she was unable to provide exact ages.

Shaylee Bass, 15, a sophomore at the school, told The Associated Press that Fryberg had recently gotten into a fight with another boy over a girl.

“He was very upset about that,” said Bass, who was shocked by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Marysville Pilchuck High School has many students from the Tulalip Indian tribe. Ron Iukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving, a big part of the community,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids. It’s just a shock this happened. I’ve known this boy since he was a baby. It’s just devastating.”

State Sen. John McCoy, a tribal member, said the shooting had devastated the community.

“I do know the family,” of the shooter, McCoy said. “We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together.”

Students present during the shooting described a chaotic scene.

“I heard people start screaming,” Jordan Luton, a freshman who played on the high school football team with Fryberg and was present during the shooting, told Fox News’ Shepard Smith. “People dropped to the ground.”

Luton, who was about two tables away, said Fryberg didn’t say anything, and the shooting lasted about a minute. He believed a 9 millimeter gun was used.

Frankie Pina, a friend of Fryberg who was on his way to school at the time of the incident, told Smith he was “not that type of kid.”

“I don’t think a lot of people would have expected it,” said Pina, adding that the shooter liked to hunt.

Marysville is a city of about 60,000 in Snohomish County.

A crowd of parents waited in the parking lot outside a nearby church where they were being reunited with their children. Buses pulled up periodically to drop off students evacuated from the school, with some running to hug their mothers or fathers. Some parents were sent back to their cars to get their identifications before they could leave with their children.

FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich said the agency was assisting local law enforcement and providing specialists to work with victims and their families.

Speaking at an evening press conference, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring said “this is a true community tragedy.”

“It will take a long time for our community to heal from this,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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CALIFORNIA RAMPAGE Gunman arrested after shooting spree

A gunman who allegedly killed two sheriff’s deputies and wounded another officer and a bystander in the Sacramento County area has been arrested, a spokeswoman for the Placer County sheriff said Friday night.

Spokeswoman Dena Erwin said 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez, who also allegedly tried to carjack two vehicles, was taken alive Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn after an initial shooting hours earlier in a Sacramento commercial area. Auburn is about 30 miles north of Sacramento.

She also announced that a second deputy shot by the suspect had died. The third deputy was shot in the arm and “sitting up and talking.”

“This guy was on a one-man crime spree today,” Erwin said. “He has no idea of the damage he did.”

The shooting victim of the first attempted carjacking was identified as Anthony Holmes, 38, by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. He is in critical condition 

The four shootings sparked a massive manhunt by multiple agencies backed by search dogs, helicopters and armoed vehicles. Residents nearby were told to stay indoors and schools were locked down during the search.

Fox 40 earlier reported that a female suspect with the gunman had been apprehended in Placer County. The Associated Press said authorities reported she had a handgun in her purse.

Sacramento County Sheriff John Scott earlier identified the first dead officer as Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, a 15-year veteran, who had been shot in the head. The second fatality was not immediately identified.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the deputy was approaching a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the Arden Way area of Sacramento near a Motel 6 when he was shot before 11 a.m. Friday. The Associated Press said the shooter was carrying AR-15 type assault rifle.

“The person who was inside of the vehicle shot rounds at the officer,” she said during a press conference on Friday. “At least one shot was fired at our deputy, striking him at least one time.”

Scott said Oliver was survived by a wife and two daughters.

The shooter was described as an Hispanic male in his 30s with buzz cut hair, who had been accompanied by a woman. Scott said “his motive is known only to the suspect.”

He also could not say how involved the woman had been in the shootings.

Scott said the gunman next tried to carjack Holmes’ vehicle and shot the him in the head when he resisted.

The suspects then made a second carjacking attempt and sped off in another vehicle.

Erwin told The Associated Press that two of her department’s deputies were then shot by the same assailant.

A park ranger reported he saw the suspects changing their clothing in the Carmichael area, a few miles northeast of the site of the initial shooting.

Authorities were seeking a red 2002 Ford F150 extended cab pickup truck with an ice chest in the back.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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YOUTUBE, BEWARE FEC looking to regulate political Internet videos

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Politically themed YouTube videos could be the next target of federal regulators.

The top Democrat on the Federal Election Commission strongly suggested Friday that regulators look at extending their authority to election-themed Internet videos – an area that for years has been largely hands-off for the government.

The statement from Vice Chairwoman Ann Ravel, who is in line to take over the commission next year, prompted Republicans to warn that such a move could threaten the growth and freedom of the Internet itself.

“I have been warning that my Democratic colleagues were moving to regulate media generally and the Internet specifically for almost a year now,” Chairman Lee Goodman told FoxNews.com. “And today’s statement from Vice Chair Ravel confirms my warnings.”

At issue was a case considered by the FEC – the chief campaign-finance regulator – in September involving a group that ran pro-coal videos critical of Democrats in 2012. The group initially was accused of failing to report the cost of the videos and of failing to include the routine “disclaimers.”

But the group maintained that since they were only run on YouTube, they were exempt.

The case ended in a split, 3-3 decision at the FEC and was dismissed. But the vote itself aired a striking divide: despite a decision clearing the organization by the general counsel, Democrats voted to pursue an investigation anyway while Republicans voted to drop it.

Ravel was blunt in her written statement Friday explaining her side’s vote. She scolded Republicans for arguing rules that would apply to TV ads should not apply to web videos.

“As a matter of policy, this simply does not make sense,” she said.

She said, rather, a “re-examination” of the FEC approach to the Internet is “long overdue” and complained the commission has “turned a blind eye” to the Internet’s influence in politics.

“Since its inception, this effort to protect individual bloggers and online commentators has been stretched to cover slickly-produced ads aired solely on the Internet but paid for by the same organizations and the same large contributors as the actual ads aired on TV,” she said. Ravel vowed to “bring together” people from “across the spectrum” next year to look at the issue.

This set off alarm bells.

GOP members of the commission cite an “Internet exemption” dating back to 2006 that spares free web videos from FEC regulations. In other words, anyone who posts a politically themed video for free only to YouTube can – for now — do so without including a disclaimer or reporting the costs.

“The FEC’s approach to free speech on the Internet should be hands-off,” Goodman said, urging the public to go to the FEC website to comment on the issue.

A statement from Goodman and his GOP colleagues on the commission likewise warned about the implications of the 3-3 decision, and a “desire to retreat” from “important protections for online political speech.”

This, they wrote, would be a “shift in course that could threaten the continued development of the Internet’s virtual free marketplace of political ideas and democratic debate.”

This is hardly the first warning from Goodman and his colleagues about the direction of the current FEC. He previously has warned that officials at the agency want to start regulating the media, and might even try to regulate book publishers. Democrats on the commission have called those allegations “overheated” and overblown.

 

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WASH. SCHOOL SHOOTING Gunman ID’d in HS tragedy that left 2 dead

A high school student with a gun walked into the school cafeteria in Marysville, Wash., on Friday morning and opened fire, killing at least one person and wounding several others — three critically — before taking his own life, police and witnesses said.

The shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, located 35 miles north of Seattle, began around 10:45 a.m. PT., authorities said.

Fox affiliate KCPQ in Seattle, citing the boy’s aunt, identified the shooter late Friday as Jaylen Fryberg. The Associated Press also identified Fryberg as the shooter, citing a government official. He had recently been crowned Homecoming prince and played on the high school’s football team, according to The Associated Press.

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Providence Regional Medical Center in nearby Everett said it had three students, two girls and one boy, listed in critical condition with head wounds. Another student, who was transferred to Harborview Medical Center, was said to be in serious condition with minor injuries. A hospital spokeswoman described the victims as “young people,” though she was unable to provide exact ages.

Shaylee Bass, 15, a sophomore at the school, told The Associated Press that Fryberg had recently gotten into a fight with another boy over a girl.

“He was very upset about that,” said Bass, who was shocked by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Marysville Pilchuck High School has many students from the Tulalip Indian tribe. Ron Iukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving, a big part of the community,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids. It’s just a shock this happened. I’ve known this boy since he was a baby. It’s just devastating.”

State Sen. John McCoy, a tribal member, said the shooting had devastated the community.

“I do know the family,” of the shooter, McCoy said. “We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together.”

Students present during the shooting described a chaotic scene.

“I heard people start screaming,” Jordan Luton, a freshman who played on the high school football team with Fryberg and was present during the shooting, told Fox News’ Shepard Smith. “People dropped to the ground.”

Luton, who was about two tables away, said Fryberg didn’t say anything, and the shooting lasted about a minute. He believed a 9 millimeter gun was used.

Frankie Pina, a friend of Fryberg who was on his way to school at the time of the incident, told Smith he was “not that type of kid.”

“I don’t think a lot of people would have expected it,” said Pina, adding that the shooter liked to hunt.

Marysville is a city of about 60,000 in Snohomish County.

A crowd of parents waited in the parking lot outside a nearby church where they were being reunited with their children. Buses pulled up periodically to drop off students evacuated from the school, with some running to hug their mothers or fathers. Some parents were sent back to their cars to get their identifications before they could leave with their children.

FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich said the agency was assisting local law enforcement and providing specialists to work with victims and their families.

Speaking at an evening press conference, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring said “this is a true community tragedy.”

“It will take a long time for our community to heal from this,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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JESUS’ BURIAL CLOTH? Historian: Shroud of Turin actually an Easter prop

Historian: Shroud of Turin is actually a medieval Easter prop

This Saturday, August 12, 2000 file photo shows the Holy Shroud, a 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, displayed at the Cathedral of Turin, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

You can add one more name to the list of those claiming the Shroud of Turin dates only to medieval times. According to British historian Charles Freeman, Jesus’ supposed burial cloth—believed by many to show his image after crucifixion—is a 14th-century prop that was likely used during an Easter-morning re-enactment of the resurrection.

Freeman says his analysis of historical texts and illustrations has found no mention of the cloth before its first documented appearance in France in 1355, the Guardian reports.

“Astonishingly, few researchers appear to have grasped that the shroud looked very different in the 16th and 17th centuries from the object we see today,” Freeman writes in History Today.

There, he examines “early depictions and descriptions of the Shroud that illustrate features now lost.” Among them, Antonio Tempesta’s 1613 engraving of the cloth and writings on it: a description by a Benedictine monk in 1449, another by Pope Sixtus in 1474, and an entry in the Travel Journal of Antonio de Beatis, which records a 1517 viewing.

They depict or reference a shroud in which blood and scourge marks are prominent. In Freeman’s view, this syncs with a “change in iconography”: The depictions of Christ’s burial from the 1100s and 1200s are largely free of blood; the emphasis on a bloodied Christ came into play in the 14th century.

In Freeman’s view, the Shroud of Turin was not a forgery intended to deceive but a prop used during the Easter “Quem quaeritis? (“Whom do you seek?”) ceremony, and he points to the 1988 radiocarbon-dating of the shroud that dated it to the 14th century as further proof. (A February study, however, asserted the image on the shroud was created by an earthquake in AD33.)

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Cuomo, Christie order Ebola quarantines – Watchdog rips DHS for buying aging med supplies – Goldberg: Any public panic over Ebola stems from government’s handling of it – Dallas nurse cleared of Ebola, leaves hospital – FULL COVERAGE: Tracking Ebola

The governors of New Jersey and New York said Friday they are ordering a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa.

The move came after a New York City doctor who returned to the U.S. a week ago from treating Ebola victims in Guinea was diagnosed with the lethal disease.

Many New Yorkers and others were dismayed to learn that in the week before he was hospitalized, Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, took a cab, went bowling, visited a coffee shop and ate at a restaurant.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the case forced them to conclude that the two states need guidelines more rigorous than those of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends voluntary quarantines.

“It’s too serious a situation to leave it to the honor system of compliance,” Cuomo said.

Spencer’s illness led lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers to wonder why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa — and why stronger steps weren’t being taken to quarantine medical workers.

Health officials said he followed U.S. and international protocols in checking his temperature every day and watching for symptoms, and put no one at risk. But others said he should have been quarantined — that is, kept away from others, either voluntarily or by the government — during Ebola’s 21-day incubation period.

An automatic three-week quarantine makes sense for anyone “with a clear exposure” to Ebola, said Dr. Richard Wenzel, a Virginia Commonwealth University scientist who formerly led the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Doctors Without Borders, the group Spencer was working for, said in a statement that that would be going too far. People with Ebola aren’t contagious until symptoms begin, and even then it requires close contact with body fluids.

“As long as a returned staff member does not experience any symptoms, normal life can proceed,” the organization said in a statement.

Aid organizations also warned that many health care volunteers wouldn’t go to Ebola hot zones if they knew they would be confined to their homes for three weeks after they got back.

On the streets of New York, Michael Anderson was critical of the U.S. government and Spencer.

“He’s stupid, a complete idiot” for moving about in public, the longtime Manhattan resident said at Grand Central Station. “It’s his responsibility when you come back from Africa” not to put people at risk, he said.

In other developments:

— One of the two Dallas nurses who caught Ebola from a patient was declared virus-free and released from a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Nina Pham, 26, said she felt “fortunate and blessed to be standing here today.” She later met with President Barack Obama at the White House. The other nurse, Amber Vinson, is in an Atlanta hospital, where she was said to “making good progress.”

— Millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015, and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March, the World Health Organization said.

— In Mali, which reported its first case this week, authorities warned that many people are in danger because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea.

Nearly 4,900 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, most of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Spencer, a 33-year-old emergency room doctor, returned from Guinea on Oct. 17 and sought treatment Thursday after suffering diarrhea and a 100.3-degree fever. He was listed in stable condition at a special isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital Center, and a decontamination company was sent to his Harlem home. His fiancee, who was not showing symptoms, was being watched in a quarantine ward at Bellevue.

The idea of broader quarantine is a topic “actively being discussed. It’s going to be something that will be discussed at federal level,” said Dr. Mary Bassett, New York City’s health commissioner.

Lawmakers from both parties criticized the federal government’s Ebola response.

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., said anyone coming from West Africa should be quarantined for 21 days abroad before even boarding a plane to this country.

“This can’t just be about ideology and happy talk,” Lynch said. “We need to be very deliberate, take it much more seriously than I’m hearing today.”

The World Health Organization is not recommending the quarantine of returning aid workers without symptoms, according to spokeswoman Sona Bari.

“Health care workers are generally self-monitoring and are aware of the need to report any symptoms, as this patient did,” she wrote in an email.

Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA, a Christian organization based in North Carolina, said its staffers are told to follow guidelines established by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for their first 21 days in the U.S. Beyond that, he said, they are told to avoid crowded public areas.

Johnson said his staff members would not be deterred from serving in Ebola-stricken countries if they were required to remain isolated in their homes for 21 days upon their return. But such measures could discourage volunteers, he said.

Nurses, doctors and others who hold down regular jobs back home would say, “I want to go over and help for a month, but now you’re telling me that when I get back I can’t go to work for 21 days?” Johnson said. “Yes, I think that will dampen the generous spirit of people in the U.S. who want to go help.”

Johnson was echoed by Dr. Rick Sacra, a Massachusetts physician who was infected with Ebola while doing medical aid work in Liberia. He was evacuated to a specialized treatment center in Nebraska, recovered and was released last month.

“A three-week complete quarantine would eliminate two-thirds to three-quarters of the volunteers from the U.S.” going to West Africa, he said. “They wouldn’t be able to spare the time.”

Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief organization based in North Carolina, said that its returning aid workers spend three weeks quarantined in a “safe house,” where their temperatures are monitored.

They can go out for things like a walk in the park or a visit to the drive-thru of a fast-food restaurant, but are asked to stay away from crowds and are isolated from their families, said Franklin Graham, president of the organization.

Graham said the federal government should rent out a hotel — perhaps one in the Caribbean, to ease public fears — and then staff it with doctors and quarantine all returning health care workers there for three weeks.

“They can sit by the pool and eat hamburgers,” Graham said. “I would call it a country club quarantine and let them just relax and cool their heels. … It’s an inconvenience, but it is not a hardship.”

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WASH. SCHOOL SHOOTING Gunman ID’d in HS tragedy that left 2 dead

A high school student with a gun walked into the school cafeteria in Marysville, Wash., on Friday morning and opened fire, killing at least one person and wounding several others — three critically — before taking his own life, police and witnesses said.

The shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, located 35 miles north of Seattle, began around 10:45 a.m. PT., authorities said.

Fox affiliate KCPQ in Seattle, citing the boy’s aunt, identified the shooter late Friday as Jaylen Fryberg. The Associated Press also identified Fryberg as the shooter, citing a government official. He had recently been crowned Homecoming prince and played on the high school’s football team, according to The Associated Press.

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Providence Regional Medical Center in nearby Everett said it had three students, two girls and one boy, listed in critical condition with head wounds. Another student, who was transferred to Harborview Medical Center, was said to be in serious condition with minor injuries. A hospital spokeswoman described the victims as “young people,” though she was unable to provide exact ages.

Shaylee Bass, 15, a sophomore at the school, told The Associated Press that Fryberg had recently gotten into a fight with another boy over a girl.

“He was very upset about that,” said Bass, who was shocked by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Marysville Pilchuck High School has many students from the Tulalip Indian tribe. Ron Iukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving, a big part of the community,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids. It’s just a shock this happened. I’ve known this boy since he was a baby. It’s just devastating.”

State Sen. John McCoy, a tribal member, said the shooting had devastated the community.

“I do know the family,” of the shooter, McCoy said. “We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together.”

Students present during the shooting described a chaotic scene.

“I heard people start screaming,” Jordan Luton, a freshman who played on the high school football team with Fryberg and was present during the shooting, told Fox News’ Shepard Smith. “People dropped to the ground.”

Luton, who was about two tables away, said Fryberg didn’t say anything, and the shooting lasted about a minute. He believed a 9 millimeter gun was used.

Frankie Pina, a friend of Fryberg who was on his way to school at the time of the incident, told Smith he was “not that type of kid.”

“I don’t think a lot of people would have expected it,” said Pina, adding that the shooter liked to hunt.

Marysville is a city of about 60,000 in Snohomish County.

A crowd of parents waited in the parking lot outside a nearby church where they were being reunited with their children. Buses pulled up periodically to drop off students evacuated from the school, with some running to hug their mothers or fathers. Some parents were sent back to their cars to get their identifications before they could leave with their children.

FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich said the agency was assisting local law enforcement and providing specialists to work with victims and their families.

Speaking at an evening press conference, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring said “this is a true community tragedy.”

“It will take a long time for our community to heal from this,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Gunman taken alive after California shooting spree leaves 2 deputies dead

A gunman who allegedly killed two sheriff’s deputies and wounded another officer and a bystander in the Sacramento County area has been arrested, a spokeswoman for the Placer County sheriff said Friday night.

Spokeswoman Dena Erwin said 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez, who also allegedly tried to carjack two vehicles, was taken alive Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn after an initial shooting hours earlier in a Sacramento commercial area. Auburn is about 30 miles north of Sacramento.

She also announced that a second deputy shot by the suspect had died. The third deputy was shot in the arm and “sitting up and talking.”

“This guy was on a one-man crime spree today,” Erwin said. “He has no idea of the damage he did.”

The shooting victim of the first attempted carjacking was identified as Anthony Holmes, 38, by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. He is in critical condition 

The four shootings sparked a massive manhunt by multiple agencies backed by search dogs, helicopters and armoed vehicles. Residents nearby were told to stay indoors and schools were locked down during the search.

Fox 40 earlier reported that a female suspect with the gunman had been apprehended in Placer County. The Associated Press said authorities reported she had a handgun in her purse.

Sacramento County Sheriff John Scott earlier identified the first dead officer as Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, a 15-year veteran, who had been shot in the head. The second fatality was not immediately identified.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the deputy was approaching a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the Arden Way area of Sacramento near a Motel 6 when he was shot before 11 a.m. Friday. The Associated Press said the shooter was carrying AR-15 type assault rifle.

“The person who was inside of the vehicle shot rounds at the officer,” she said during a press conference on Friday. “At least one shot was fired at our deputy, striking him at least one time.”

Scott said Oliver was survived by a wife and two daughters.

The shooter was described as an Hispanic male in his 30s with buzz cut hair, who had been accompanied by a woman. Scott said “his motive is known only to the suspect.”

He also could not say how involved the woman had been in the shootings.

Scott said the gunman next tried to carjack Holmes’ vehicle and shot the him in the head when he resisted.

The suspects then made a second carjacking attempt and sped off in another vehicle.

Erwin told The Associated Press that two of her department’s deputies were then shot by the same assailant.

A park ranger reported he saw the suspects changing their clothing in the Carmichael area, a few miles northeast of the site of the initial shooting.

Authorities were seeking a red 2002 Ford F150 extended cab pickup truck with an ice chest in the back.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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CITIZEN JIHADISTS ISIS eyes ‘lone wolves’ to mount attacks on US soil

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The Ottawa gunman had talked of going to the Middle East, but even though ISIS Tweeted out his picture, authorities have not disclosed ties to any terrorist group.

Al Qaeda spent less than $1 million on its signature 9/11 attack, but Islamic State has found an even more cost-effective way to strike on American soil – inspiring psychotic sympathizers to commit “lone wolf” attacks that blur the line between random crime and terrorism, say experts.

Grisly photos and video of severed heads and mutilated bodies tweeted out and posted on the Internet, combined with explicit calls to kill, have allowed Islamic State to turn American citizens into weapons, say experts. The new technique requires no infiltration by sleeper cells and no planning, coordination or logistics. Yet, it is proving extremely effective at spreading fear, they say.

“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever, then rely upon Allah and kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” urged a speaker on a video Islamic State released last month.

A law enforcement bulletin obtained last month by FoxNews.com warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for “lone wolves” to attack U.S. soldiers in America.

“You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of them, look for address in Yellowbook or something,” a tweet attributed to Islamic State read. “Then show up and slaughter them.”

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Linking seemingly random acts of violence to Islamic State can be difficult or even impossible. Wednesday’s frightening attack in Ottawa, in which a Canadian soldier was gunned down at the National War Memorial, was carried out by a self-styled jihadist, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Authorities have not disclosed any known connection to Islamic State, but a Twitter account linked to Islamic State tweeted out an image of Zehaf-Bibeau even as the international media was scrambling to identify him.

“These attacks gives them some capability to wreak havoc in the West.”

- Scott Stewart, Stratfor

Alton Nolen had grisly photos of ISIS beheadings on his Facebook page and had argued with co-workers in favor of a violent and radical form of Islam before he beheaded a former co-worker in Oklahoma City last month. The shocking attack touched off a debate about whether it was a case of workplace violence or terrorism, and if it was the latter, was it at least in part attributable to Islamic State, which has actively urged sympathizers to rise up in the U.S.

As with the Ottawa attack, the answer may never be clear – and that is precisely what makes Islamic State’s broadcast to independent jihadists so dangerous, say experts.

“They don’t have the capability to expand their campaign trans-nationally,” said Scott Stewart, vice president of tactical analysis for global intelligence and advisory firm Stratfor.. “These attacks gives them some capability to wreak havoc in the West.”

The power of Islamic State’s message lies in its sheer brutality, Stewart added. While civilized people shudder at the stomach-turning images promoted as evidence of the Syria- and Iraq-based terrorist organization, disaffected and violent loners find inspiration.

“Because of the way the Islamic State is over the top, they seem to be appealing to more psychotic people than Al Qaeda,” Stewart said. “It raises the possibility of seeing more of these types of attacks.”

Another advantage Islamic State likely finds in convincing western sympathizers not to join them in the so-called caliphate, but to take action where they live is that it is nearly impossible to stop.

“If it’s true that these are in fact lone wolves they are much less trained and capable of a wide spread attack,” said Christopher Prable of the Cato Institute. “But that doesn’t mean that they won’t be a threat. Terrorism works by inducing states to go to extraordinary lengths to stop any efforts against them.”

Terrorist groups can revel in such attacks even if stateside prosecutors can’t pin the blame on them. Ali Muhammad Brown, who was charged in August for a cross-country murder spree that took four lives, told authorities he killed college student Brendan Tevlin, 19, on June 25 in New Jersey to get “vengeance” for the “millions of lives lost every day” in Iraq and Syria.

And in New York on Thursday, Zale Thompson, 32, who police say was a recent convert to Islam, was shot and killed by NYPD officers after he attacked four cops with a hatchet in Queens, leaving one officer with a fractured skull. Authorities are looking into possible terror ties, but his Facebook page offered clues in the form of a passage from the Koran, a photograph of a masked militant and a chilling threat.

“America’s military is strong abroad, but they have never faced an internal mass revolt,” Thompson wrote in a post since taken down. “They are weaker at home. We are scattered and decentralized, we can use this as an advantage.”

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WASH. SCHOOL SHOOTING Gunman ID’d in HS tragedy that left 2 dead

A high school student with a gun walked into the school cafeteria in Marysville, Wash., on Friday morning and opened fire, killing at least one person and wounding several others — three critically — before taking his own life, police and witnesses said.

The shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School, located 35 miles north of Seattle, began around 10:45 a.m. PT., authorities said.

Fox affiliate KCPQ in Seattle, citing the boy’s aunt, identified the shooter late Friday as Jaylen Fryberg. The Associated Press also identified Fryberg as the shooter, citing a government official. He had recently been crowned Homecoming prince and played on the high school’s football team, according to The Associated Press.

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, but he could not provide more details.

Providence Regional Medical Center in nearby Everett said it had three students, two girls and one boy, listed in critical condition with head wounds. Another student, who was transferred to Harborview Medical Center, was said to be in serious condition with minor injuries. A hospital spokeswoman described the victims as “young people,” though she was unable to provide exact ages.

Shaylee Bass, 15, a sophomore at the school, told The Associated Press that Fryberg had recently gotten into a fight with another boy over a girl.

“He was very upset about that,” said Bass, who was shocked by the shooting.

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

Marysville Pilchuck High School has many students from the Tulalip Indian tribe. Ron Iukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said Fryberg was from a well-known tribal family.

“They’re real good people, very loving, a big part of the community,” he said. “Jaylen was one of our good kids. It’s just a shock this happened. I’ve known this boy since he was a baby. It’s just devastating.”

State Sen. John McCoy, a tribal member, said the shooting had devastated the community.

“I do know the family,” of the shooter, McCoy said. “We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together.”

Students present during the shooting described a chaotic scene.

“I heard people start screaming,” Jordan Luton, a freshman who played on the high school football team with Fryberg and was present during the shooting, told Fox News’ Shepard Smith. “People dropped to the ground.”

Luton, who was about two tables away, said Fryberg didn’t say anything, and the shooting lasted about a minute. He believed a 9 millimeter gun was used.

Frankie Pina, a friend of Fryberg who was on his way to school at the time of the incident, told Smith he was “not that type of kid.”

“I don’t think a lot of people would have expected it,” said Pina, adding that the shooter liked to hunt.

Marysville is a city of about 60,000 in Snohomish County.

A crowd of parents waited in the parking lot outside a nearby church where they were being reunited with their children. Buses pulled up periodically to drop off students evacuated from the school, with some running to hug their mothers or fathers. Some parents were sent back to their cars to get their identifications before they could leave with their children.

FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich said the agency was assisting local law enforcement and providing specialists to work with victims and their families.

Speaking at an evening press conference, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring said “this is a true community tragedy.”

“It will take a long time for our community to heal from this,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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JESUS’ BURIAL CLOTH? Historian: Shroud of Turin actually an Easter prop

Historian: Shroud of Turin is actually a medieval Easter prop

This Saturday, August 12, 2000 file photo shows the Holy Shroud, a 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, displayed at the Cathedral of Turin, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

You can add one more name to the list of those claiming the Shroud of Turin dates only to medieval times. According to British historian Charles Freeman, Jesus’ supposed burial cloth—believed by many to show his image after crucifixion—is a 14th-century prop that was likely used during an Easter-morning re-enactment of the resurrection.

Freeman says his analysis of historical texts and illustrations has found no mention of the cloth before its first documented appearance in France in 1355, the Guardian reports.

“Astonishingly, few researchers appear to have grasped that the shroud looked very different in the 16th and 17th centuries from the object we see today,” Freeman writes in History Today.

There, he examines “early depictions and descriptions of the Shroud that illustrate features now lost.” Among them, Antonio Tempesta’s 1613 engraving of the cloth and writings on it: a description by a Benedictine monk in 1449, another by Pope Sixtus in 1474, and an entry in the Travel Journal of Antonio de Beatis, which records a 1517 viewing.

They depict or reference a shroud in which blood and scourge marks are prominent. In Freeman’s view, this syncs with a “change in iconography”: The depictions of Christ’s burial from the 1100s and 1200s are largely free of blood; the emphasis on a bloodied Christ came into play in the 14th century.

In Freeman’s view, the Shroud of Turin was not a forgery intended to deceive but a prop used during the Easter “Quem quaeritis? (“Whom do you seek?”) ceremony, and he points to the 1988 radiocarbon-dating of the shroud that dated it to the 14th century as further proof. (A February study, however, asserted the image on the shroud was created by an earthquake in AD33.)

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Gunman in custody, second deputy dies after California rampage

A gunman who allegedly killed two sheriff’s deputies and wounded another officer and a bystander in the Sacramento County area has been arrested, a spokeswoman for the Placer County sheriff said Friday night.

Spokeswoman Dena Erwin said 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez, who also allegedly tried to carjack two vehicles, was taken alive Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn after an initial shooting hours earlier in a Sacramento commercial area. Auburn is about 30 miles north of Sacramento.

She also announced that a second deputy shot by the suspect had died. The third deputy was shot in the arm and “sitting up and talking.”

“This guy was on a one-man crime spree today,” Erwin said. “He has no idea of the damage he did.” 

The four shootings sparked a massive manhunt by multiple agencies backed by search dogs, helicopters and armored vehicles. Residents nearby were told to stay indoors and schools were locked down during the search.

Fox 40 earlier reported that a female suspect with the gunman had been apprehended in Placer County. The Associated Press said authorities reported she had a handgun in her purse.

Sacramento County Sheriff John Scott earlier identified the first dead officer as Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, a 15-year veteran, who had been shot in the head. The second fatality was not immediately identified.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the deputy was approaching a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the Arden Way area of Sacramento near a Motel 6 when he was shot before 11 a.m. Friday. The Associated Press said the shooter was carrying AR-15 type assault rifle.

“The person who was inside of the vehicle shot rounds at the officer,” she said during a press conference on Friday. “At least one shot was fired at our deputy, striking him at least one time.”

Scott said Oliver was survived by a wife and two daughters.

The shooter was described as an Hispanic male in his 30s with buzz cut hair, who had been accompanied by a woman. Scott said “his motive is known only to the suspect.”

He also could not say how involved the woman had been in the shootings.

Scott said the gunman next tried to carjack a vehicle and shot the driver in the head when he resisted.

The suspects then made a second carjacking attempt and sped off in another vehicle.

Erwin told The Associated Press that two of her department’s deputies were then shot by the same assailant.

A park ranger reported he saw the suspects changing their clothing in the Carmichael area, a few miles northeast of the site of the initial shooting.

Authorities were seeking a red 2002 Ford F150 extended cab pickup truck with an ice chest in the back.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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CITIZEN JIHADISTS ISIS eyes ‘lone wolves’ to mount attacks on US soil

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The Ottawa gunman had talked of going to the Middle East, but even though ISIS Tweeted out his picture, authorities have not disclosed ties to any terrorist group.

Al Qaeda spent less than $1 million on its signature 9/11 attack, but Islamic State has found an even more cost-effective way to strike on American soil – inspiring psychotic sympathizers to commit “lone wolf” attacks that blur the line between random crime and terrorism, say experts.

Grisly photos and video of severed heads and mutilated bodies tweeted out and posted on the Internet, combined with explicit calls to kill, have allowed Islamic State to turn American citizens into weapons, say experts. The new technique requires no infiltration by sleeper cells and no planning, coordination or logistics. Yet, it is proving extremely effective at spreading fear, they say.

“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever, then rely upon Allah and kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” urged a speaker on a video Islamic State released last month.

A law enforcement bulletin obtained last month by FoxNews.com warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for “lone wolves” to attack U.S. soldiers in America.

“You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of them, look for address in Yellowbook or something,” a tweet attributed to Islamic State read. “Then show up and slaughter them.”

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Linking seemingly random acts of violence to Islamic State can be difficult or even impossible. Wednesday’s frightening attack in Ottawa, in which a Canadian soldier was gunned down at the National War Memorial, was carried out by a self-styled jihadist, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Authorities have not disclosed any known connection to Islamic State, but a Twitter account linked to Islamic State tweeted out an image of Zehaf-Bibeau even as the international media was scrambling to identify him.

“These attacks gives them some capability to wreak havoc in the West.”

- Scott Stewart, Stratfor

Alton Nolen had grisly photos of ISIS beheadings on his Facebook page and had argued with co-workers in favor of a violent and radical form of Islam before he beheaded a former co-worker in Oklahoma City last month. The shocking attack touched off a debate about whether it was a case of workplace violence or terrorism, and if it was the latter, was it at least in part attributable to Islamic State, which has actively urged sympathizers to rise up in the U.S.

As with the Ottawa attack, the answer may never be clear – and that is precisely what makes Islamic State’s broadcast to independent jihadists so dangerous, say experts.

“They don’t have the capability to expand their campaign trans-nationally,” said Scott Stewart, vice president of tactical analysis for global intelligence and advisory firm Stratfor.. “These attacks gives them some capability to wreak havoc in the West.”

The power of Islamic State’s message lies in its sheer brutality, Stewart added. While civilized people shudder at the stomach-turning images promoted as evidence of the Syria- and Iraq-based terrorist organization, disaffected and violent loners find inspiration.

“Because of the way the Islamic State is over the top, they seem to be appealing to more psychotic people than Al Qaeda,” Stewart said. “It raises the possibility of seeing more of these types of attacks.”

Another advantage Islamic State likely finds in convincing western sympathizers not to join them in the so-called caliphate, but to take action where they live is that it is nearly impossible to stop.

“If it’s true that these are in fact lone wolves they are much less trained and capable of a wide spread attack,” said Christopher Prable of the Cato Institute. “But that doesn’t mean that they won’t be a threat. Terrorism works by inducing states to go to extraordinary lengths to stop any efforts against them.”

Terrorist groups can revel in such attacks even if stateside prosecutors can’t pin the blame on them. Ali Muhammad Brown, who was charged in August for a cross-country murder spree that took four lives, told authorities he killed college student Brendan Tevlin, 19, on June 25 in New Jersey to get “vengeance” for the “millions of lives lost every day” in Iraq and Syria.

And in New York on Thursday, Zale Thompson, 32, who police say was a recent convert to Islam, was shot and killed by NYPD officers after he attacked four cops with a hatchet in Queens, leaving one officer with a fractured skull. Authorities are looking into possible terror ties, but his Facebook page offered clues in the form of a passage from the Koran, a photograph of a masked militant and a chilling threat.

“America’s military is strong abroad, but they have never faced an internal mass revolt,” Thompson wrote in a post since taken down. “They are weaker at home. We are scattered and decentralized, we can use this as an advantage.”

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BACK ON THE TRAIL As Dems avoid Obama, Romney in high demand

Flashing the easy smile of someone whose name isn’t on the Election Day ballot, Mitt Romney has never been so politically popular. He’s traveled the country – 23 states by his count – in recent months to lend support to fellow Republicans in advance of November’s midterm election.

“A lot of people who helped me – I owe big time,” the two-time presidential candidate cheerfully explained when asked about his campaign stops.

It’d be understandable if Romney’s enthusiasm for rallies, banquet halls, fundraisers and the seemingly never-ending line of outstretched hands had waned since his 2012 loss. But two years later, Romney is busy stumping for candidates in tight races nationwide including this two-day stretch in Arizona.

“It’s a real thrill to go across the country and I see a lot of the people who helped me during my campaign,” Romney told Fox News on Thursday night in Mesa. “Not just volunteers but a lot of dear, dear friends that I hadn’t seen in many, many years. So it’s fun to get back on the trail and make a difference.”

The irony of Romney’s high-profile appearances – about 1,500 people showed up to see him with Arizona’s statewide Republican candidates – is that President Obama has been nearly invisible in public support of Democrats this cycle. That’s not lost on Doug Ducey, Arizona’s Republican candidate for governor, one of the candidates getting a boost from Romney.

“People talk about contrasts in this campaign and I can’t think of any bigger contrast than for me to say how proud I am to be campaigning with our Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney,” Ducey enthusiastically told supporters after Romney introduced him on stage. The audience then roared in laughter at Ducey’s observation that Obama hasn’t been seen in Arizona supporting Democratic nominee Fred DuVal.  

Romney readily says he wishes he could be in the White House today leading the country but “that’s not going to happen.” He says he wants the president to succeed at home and internationally but is convinced that’s not likely to happen either.  

His sharpest criticism of the president came in response to questions about the administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis, which Romney calls a massive threat to America.

“Frankly, the president has once again been spectator-in-chief,” Romney said, then questioned why the president didn’t take a stronger line with the CDC in making sure the health agency was on top of the situation.

Romney expanded his critique to other controversies that have stricken the Obama administration, singling out the IRS scandal, Secret Service foul-ups and the roll out of ObamaCare.

“This is your administration. You appointed those people to lead those organizations. They report to you,” he said. “You should have been meeting with them, dealing with these issues before they broke and embarrassed our nation.”

Romney’s prominent role on the campaign trail along with polls showing a measure of buyer’s remorse from some 2012 Obama voters has prompted speculation that a third run for the presidency is possible. Romney repeated his oft-stated line that “I’m not running. I’m not planning on running.”  

He offered strong compliments about others who are considered likely candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination. “We’ve got some good people who are looking at the race. I think the first debate may have 10 or more people on the stage. Time will tell. We’ve got very credible people who are giving it a careful look.”

Friday morning outside Tucson, Republicans showed up at a community center to hear from Romney and a pair of GOP congressional candidates. Twice during the short event, rally-goers chanted “run Mitt run” with seemingly little effect on their target. Romney’s smile never left his face.

Fox News’ Molly Line contributed to this report.

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REMAINS IDENTIFIED Body found in Va. confirmed to be Hannah Graham

Remains found in a rural Virginia area have been identified as those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday.

The Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond said the remains discovered Oct. 18 about 12 miles from campus were those of Graham, who vanished from central Charlottesville on Sept. 13 after a night out with friends.

The man Graham was last seen with, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham.

Matthew’s attorney, Jim Camblos, said in a voicemail greeting that he is not answering questions about the case.

Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford said in a statement that the focus of the investigation now is to determine “what charges will be brought and the appropriate time to make those charges.”

“When we started this journey together we all hoped for a happier ending,” Graham’s parents, John and Sue Graham, said in a statement provided by the police department.

“Sadly that was not to be. … We are devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter. … Although we have lost our precious Hannah, the light she radiated can never be extinguished.”

UVA president Teresa A. Sullivan issued a statement Friday night saying, “For Hannah’s young life to end so tragically, and for her destiny of promise to be left unfulfilled, is an affront to the sanctity of life and to the natural order of human events.This is a sorrowful day in the life of the university, and our entire community is grieving with the Graham family.”

Before the start of a men’s soccer game between Virginia and Wake Forest on Friday night, the announcer at Klockner Stadium asked everyone to observe a moment of silence to “remember a young life cut short.”

Graham’s remains were discovered roughly six miles from where the body of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was found after she vanished in 2009. Police have said forensic evidence connects Matthew to Harrington’s killing, which in turn is linked by DNA to a 2005 sexual assault in northern Virginia. Matthew has been charged in the 2005 case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

 

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