Mexican immigrant busted at border after getting tangled in razor wire

A suspected illegal immigrant was rescued Tuesday by San Diego firefighters after becoming ensnared in the razor wire on top of a fence at the U.S.-Mexico border, reported. Border Patrol agents saw the man stuck in the fence east of Otay Mesa just before 3:45 p.m., and they called the San Diego Fire Department, the report said. It took rescuers more than an hour to free the man stuck some 20 feet above the ground. The undocumented man was evaluated by EMTs at the scene and was not injured. He was handed over to border agents and taken into custody, the report said. Continue Reading

Bolivia president expels US govt aid agency

Bolivian President Evo Morales says he’s expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development from of the South American country for allegedly seeking to undermine his leftist government. The leftist leader expelled the U.S. ambassador and agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in 2008. Via: Fox News Continue Reading

Boy, 5, fatally shoots sister, 2, with .22-caliber rifle he reportedly got as gift

A southern Kentucky coroner says the mother of a 2-year-old girl fatally shot by her 5-year-old brother had just stepped away from the children when the shooting occurred. Cumberland County Coroner Gary White tells WKYT-TV that the mother said she had been outside on a porch for “no more than three minutes.” Kentucky State Police say the girl was shot Tuesday afternoon in Cumberland County and was later pronounced dead. Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told the Lexington Herald-Leader the boy received the .22-caliber rifle as a gift and is used to shooting it. He said the rifle was kept in a corner and the family didn’t realize a shell was left inside it. Continue Reading

Police arrest mother of baby abandoned in Hawaii

A day after a woman reported finding an abandoned newborn crying in the sand on a Hawaii beach, police arrested her and revealed she’s the baby’s mother. Keala Simeona, 21, of Honolulu, was arrested Tuesday for filing a false police report. Police don’t expect to pursue additional offenses. She posted $250 bail and was released. She had told police she was parked at Sandy Beach in east Honolulu sometime between 11:30 p.m. Sunday and midnight when she heard several people screaming. Continue Reading

Boston bombing suspect's widow wants body released

The widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects will ask the Massachusetts medical examiner to release his body to his family, her attorney said Tuesday. Attorney Amato DeLuca said in a statement that Katherine Russell wants Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s remains released to the Tsarnaev family. Tsarnaev, 26, died after a gunfight with authorities. Police said he ran out of ammunition before his brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, dragged his body under a vehicle while fleeing the scene. Authorities say the medical examiner has determined the cause of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s death but it will remain private until his remains are released and a death certificate is filed. Continue Reading

Oregon death row inmate pushes for prisoners to be accepted as organ donors

An Oregon inmate who was convicted of killing his wife and children in 2001 is pushing for inmates’ organ and tissues donations to be included on national registries, reported. Christian Longo founded G.A.V.E. and told Fox 12 in 2011 that he will stop appealing his death sentence if he is allowed to donate his organs. Longo is still pushing for his cause. A G.A.V.E. press release Tuesday said prisoners are not “looking for notoriety.” “They would simply like to give the gift of life to those who will die without it,” the statement said. Continue Reading

Costs for idling California nuclear plant soar above $550M

Costs tied to the idling of California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant have climbed to $553 million, while the majority owner raised the possibility Tuesday of retiring the plant if it can’t get one reactor running later this year. The plant between San Diego and Los Angeles has not produced electricity since January 2012, when a tiny radiation leak led to the discovery of unusual damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water. Edison International — the parent company of operator Southern California Edison — reported Tuesday that $109 million has been spent through March 31 on repairs and inspections, while $444 million was needed for replacement power. SCE has asked federal regulators for permission to restart the Unit 2 reactor and run it for a five-month test period. Without that approval, Chairman Ted Craver told Wall Street analysts in a conference call that a decision on whether to retire one, or both, reactors might be made this year. Continue Reading

Family to claim Boston bomb suspect's body, uncle says

Relatives of the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said Tuesday. Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body has been at the medical examiner’s office in Massachusetts since he died after a gunfight with authorities more than a week ago. Amato DeLuca, the Rhode Island attorney for his widow, Katherine Russell, said in a statement Tuesday that his client had just learned that the medical examiner was ready to release Tsarnaev’s body and that she wants it released to the Tsarnaev family. Police said Tsarnaev ran out of ammunition before his brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, dragged his body under a vehicle while fleeing the scene. His cause of death has been determined but will not be made public until his remains are claimed. Continue Reading

US consumer confidence up on better hiring outlook

Americans’ confidence in the economy jumped this month, helped by a better outlook for the job market and expectations for higher pay. The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, says its consumer confidence index rose to 68.1 in April. That’s up from a reading of 61.9 in March, which was revised slightly higher. Consumers’ confidence in the economy is watched closely because their spending accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. The April gain in confidence was driven by greater expectations for growth in hiring and income over the next six months. Continue Reading