National News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491 National News 2016-08-26T02:58:34Z National News Two plead guilty in 2014 armed standoff at Bundy ranch in Nevada Jerry DeLemus, 61, and Blaine Cooper, 36, pleaded guilty during separate hearings on Thursday in federal court in Las Vegas, according to court records and a statement from prosecutors. The standoff, which began when federal agents seized cattle at Bundy's ranch over unpaid grazing fees, came to symbolize opposition to federal management of public lands in the American West. FDA recommends Zika testing for all blood donated in U.S. By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its move to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about increasing cases of local transmission in Florida, the growing number of travel-related infections and concerns that Zika-tainted blood could unwittingly be given to a pregnant woman, putting her unborn baby at risk of severe birth defects. “The transfusion of a pregnant woman with blood infected with the Zika virus could have terrible consequences,” Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in a conference call with reporters. Judge in Redstone hearing urges attorneys to reach agreements A Massachusetts judge on Friday told attorneys to see if they could agree to resolve at least parts of a lingering family dispute over the fate of the empire built by Sumner Redstone, the controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc . Judge George Phelan gave the instruction before declaring a break in a hearing on Friday that is part of the ongoing legal saga over whether Redstone was mentally competent when he removed former Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams from a trust that will determine the fate of his media empire. The proceedings likely will not affect the removal of Dauman and Abrams from Viacom and Redstone's trust, according to people familiar with the situation. FBI won't pursue hate crime charges in scalding water attack ATLANTA (AP) — The FBI has decided not to pursue hate crime charges against a Georgia man found guilty of throwing scalding water on a sleeping gay couple. Viacom affirms support for Paramount studio head Grey The statement comes amid speculation within the industry that Viacom may replace Grey on the heels of a shakeup at the media company, which owns Paramount, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. On Saturday, Viacom announced a settlement with controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone, by which its Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman had been replaced by his longtime right-hand man, Chief Operating Officer Thomas Dooley. Redstone granddaughter agrees to Viacom case dismissal BOSTON (Reuters) - The granddaughter of Viacom Inc's controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone has agreed to let a Massachusetts court dismiss claims brought by former company leaders, a step that will help end a battle over the fate of the media empire. Missing girl, 3, found safe in New York, Amber Alert canceled A missing 3-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Friday has been found safe. FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers WASHINGTON (AP) — The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus. U.S. considering speed-limit device rule for trucks, buses Trucks and buses in the United States may have to be equipped with devices to limit their speed under a proposed rule issued on Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department which said the move could save both lives and fuel. The department will weigh setting speed limits at 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour for heavy commercial vehicles, but said it will consider other speeds based on comments from the public. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 mph (137 km per hour), though many states have lower maximum speeds for trucks. Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — In the poverty-stricken Mississippi community where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted. Small plane crashes into home in Indiana, 2 people hurt TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A small plane slammed into a home near a western Indiana airport, injuring two people on the aircraft. Mom convicted of killing girl whose body was found in ravine PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighboring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for four days. Governor offers $4.5M for troubled Milwaukee neighborhood MILWAUKEE (AP) — State officials promised $4.5 million for job creation and other economic assistance for Milwaukee's north side on Friday, hours before nearly 2,000 people showed up for the funeral of a black man fatally shot by police. The Latest: Computer hack exposes millions in Northwest BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on a computer breach involving Northwest hunting and fishing license sales (all times local): Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease. Reward up to $11,000 in shooting of girl, 8, in Camden The search continues for the gunman who opened fire on a Camden street, shooting an 8-year-old girl. The Latest: Big crowd for funeral of man killed in Milwaukee MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the killing of a black man by Milwaukee police that sparked two nights of violence (all times local): 3 kids taken after mom's killing back in California LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three young children kidnapped from the Los Angeles area after their mother was killed have been returned to California from New Mexico as investigators shift their focus to filling in the gaps in the case. Lawyers plan civil suit in '44 execution of black youth CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys are investigating the possibility of filing a civil-rights lawsuit in the case of a black teenager electrocuted more than 70 years ago for the killings of two young white girls in a segregated South Carolina mill town. Kansas motel owner gets probation for trying to kill wife LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Hindu man was sentenced to probation in Kansas for trying to kill his wife with a pocketknife after his attorney argued sending him to prison could cause the man's family to be ostracized as part of their culture. The Latest: Sister: Nun called to serve the underserved DURANT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local): 5 years after Irene, missing teenager's family still hopes MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Relatives of a teenager who walked out of his foster home on the eve of Tropical Storm Irene and hasn't been seen since hope the storm's fifth anniversary will prompt anyone who knows what might have happened to come forward and help solve the lingering mystery. Biden announces new funding for Amtrak Northeast Corridor WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal officials say the government will make a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements on the Northeast corridor. Stocks slip into losses in the afternoon after Yellen speech NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading on Friday, giving up modest gains following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Phone companies and utilities, widely considered safe-play stocks, led the list of decliners. AT&T and Verizon each fell more than 1 percent. The Latest: Suspect in killing of girl was on probation ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the gruesome killing of a 10-year-old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico (all times local): Man convicted of lying to become citizen gets nearly 5 years ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a man to serve nearly five years in federal prison for lying on his citizenship application after prosecutors said he failed to disclose he was a guard at a detention camp during the Bosnian War. Judge keeps in place California law allowing physician-assisted suicide A California judge on Friday refused to suspend a new state law allowing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, citing the need to protect them from pain, but he allowed a legal challenge to proceed. "The court won't be deterred when there's a matter of public interest this large," Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia said on Friday. A group of doctors in Riverside, east of Los Angeles, filed a lawsuit to overturn the so-called California End of Life Option, which was passed by the state legislature last year and went into effect in June. Road closures for Made in America festival announced; begin Sunday Philadelphia officials announced the road closures that will be in effect for the 'Made in America' festival on Labor Day weekend. The Latest: Hostages say Kayla Mueller brave amid torture WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on slain American hostage Kayla Mueller's time as a prisoner of Islamic State (all times local): Feds ask for more time in ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell's case RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys want more time to figure out the next steps after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his corruption conviction. Defense attorneys clash with prison over recorded meetings KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Defense attorneys who represent inmates at a privately run federal prison in Kansas were livid after learning that their meetings with clients had been recorded on video, despite repeated assurances from the penitentiary that the conversations were private. WRHL 2016-08-26T19:58:34Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491