National News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491 National News 2015-03-30T06:03:42Z National News #version=9,0,0,0" width="300" height="54" id="CBSNews_v2" align="middle"> One dead, two hurt as vehicle tries to ram U.S. spy agency gates By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two people tried to run their vehicle through the National Security Agency's gates near Washington on Monday before guards at the spy agency fatally shot one of them, said officials, who added there was no evidence of a link to terrorism. The second occupant of the vehicle was also shot, according to one official, and a police officer was injured. Both suspects, who were dressed in women's clothes and may be transgender, tried to drive their sport utility vehicle through an entrance at the agency's Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters, U.S. law enforcement and security officials said. The motive was not immediately known, but one official said drugs may have been involved in the incident that occurred about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Washington. Boston bombing jury hears of grisly deaths, defense calls first witness By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The two youngest people killed by the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ripped through the crowd at the finish line, medical examiners testified on Monday as prosecutors wound up their case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and defense attorneys began calling witnesses. Massachusetts' Chief Medical Examiner Henry Nields showed the jury 8-year-old Martin Richard’s bloodstained gray New England Patriots T-shirt with holes that correlated with injuries to the child’s torso. On the 15th day of testimony in Tsarnaev's trial at Boston federal court, Nields said a piece of shrapnel appeared to have gone straight through Richard's body. Shrapnel from the same homemade pressure cooker bomb that killed Richard punched through Chinese exchange student Lingzi Lu's legs, causing the 23-year old to bleed to death within minutes, Boston medical examiner Katherine Lindstrom testified. U.S. Justice Department sues Oklahoma university over transgender professor The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Monday against Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school discriminated against a transgender assistant professor. The DOJ said it also sued the Regional University System of Oklahoma. The department said the woman, Rachel Tudor, was denied a promotion because of her gender identity and retaliated against after she complained. Southeastern Oklahoma State University said in a statement it "is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunities. Hearing about Chinese drywall damage scheduled for April 28 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With a hearing scheduled to decide how much money thousands of people are owed for Chinese drywall damage to their homes, the manufacturer has made payments required to participate, including $3.2 million to seven homeowners in Virginia. Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge peppered lawyers with questions Monday about a Pennsylvania law designed to protect crime victims that is being challenged on free speech grounds, including by a convicted cop-killer. Bookkeeper, armored driver accused of stealing brothel money PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A brothel employee and an armored vehicle driver from Las Vegas face felony theft charges following their arrests in a months-long investigation of cash disappearing from a Nevada brothel, a sheriff said Monday. Theater shooting prosecutors say unbiased jury possible CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado movie theater shooting case say an unbiased jury can be seated in the community where the 2012 attack happened, despite defense claims. US offer for global climate treaty: 28 percent emissions cut WASHINGTON (AP) — In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans. SUV crashes into Long Island storefront, killing customer GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an SUV pulling into a parking space has barreled through a New York storefront, killing a customer. 2 being treated for injuries at gate of Fort Meade FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A spokesman at Fort Meade says two people are being treated for injuries at one of the gates of the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore. German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license. Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10 FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service. Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday. Parents of Colorado theater shooter pray for victims daily DENVER (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes says in a new book that she prays for the victims daily and by name. Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. Lawyer: Mumia Abu-Jamal hospitalized for unknown reason POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has been hospitalized, but his lawyer says prison officials won't tell him why. Police: Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spence Jackson provided the official confirmation a month ago that his boss, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, was dead from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights and unjustifiably detaining them. Suspect in prom day stabbing to use insanity defense MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut boy charged with stabbing a classmate to death in school on their prom day intends to use an insanity defense, his lawyer said Monday. 11 charged in Delco auto insurance fraud case Eleven people are facing charges for their part in an alleged auto insurance fraud scheme. Many questions remain in deadly Chester County plane crash investigation Two people were killed Sunday when a small plane went down just after takeoff in West Goshen Township, Chester County. Authorities: No suspects yet in killings at mobile home park BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — No arrests have been made in a weekend shooting that left a woman and her roommate's toddler dead and a neighbor wounded at a Washington mobile home park, a sheriff's official said Monday. Tennessee pastor, son who saved 3 boys among Carnegie Heroes PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Tennessee pastor and his son are among 20 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission. Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's Final Four as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance. Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility. BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada, the railroad said Monday. List of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes Winners of Carnegie Hero medals to be formally announced Tuesday: Boston woman pleads not guilty to marathon injury fraud BOSTON (AP) — A Boston woman has pleaded not guilty to fraudulently receiving thousands of dollars by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. Delco DA charges 11 for auto insurance fraud Eleven people are facing charges for their part in an alleged auto insurance fraud scheme. US university, foundation invested in frozen Chinese stocks WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan, defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. and a foundation helping Appalachian children all own stakes in an overseas investment fund backing two major Chinese companies, which recently froze their stocks and missed financial reporting deadlines. PHOTOS: Suspects in auto insurance fraud case Eleven people are facing charges for their part in an alleged auto insurance fraud scheme. Ex-FBI agent sentenced to 10 years in Afghan scheme SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former FBI agent accused of derailing a fraud investigation by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source has been sentenced to 10 years. Prosecutors: Ex-drug cops on trial looted millions in cash PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for six former police officers charged with stealing millions of dollars in cash and drugs while working undercover attacked the Justice Department case Monday as a fable crafted by 19 drug dealers and a dirty colleague. WRHL 2015-03-30T23:03:42Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491