Heavy snow pummels west central United States, forces road closures
Her 19 month old daugher Erica was in back seat of the car during the fatal shooting, and has not yet been released to the Casey family. Police did not allow the Casey sisters to view Miriams body, instead opting to show them a picture of the deceased to identify. In a statement released to the press, the victims sisters Amy Carey-Jones and Valerie Carey said that there was no reason to kill Miriam, who was suffering from post-partum depression after giving birth to her daughter. One sister explained: She was alaw-abiding citizen, carefree, loving, just like anyone else. She did have a baby and she did suffer from post-partum depression with psychosis. Miriam was reportedly weaned off of her anti-depressant drugs some time before her death on Thursday, and her sisters are adamant that she was not a criminal. Eric Saunders, the lawyer for the Carey family, blames Miriams death on what he calls a seige-mentality that has Americans jumping in fear and shooting to kill without proper regard for human life. He says this mentality has developed because of the constant implied threat of terrorism, and American citizens are paying the price. After a police investigation found medicines at Miriam Caseys home following the incident at the United States Capitol building, it was believed that the victim suffered from bi-polar disorder. The Casey family wants the public to understand that Mirian was not crazy, but merely suffering from post-partum depression. A law-enforcement official on the case said that his team believes that Miriam thought President Barack Obama was in communication with her, as well as targeting her with espionage. Careys family made no mention of these allegations against their sister, and say they are still trying to come to terms with her death. An estimated 50 percent of new mothers suffer from some form of post-partum depression, with symptoms ranging from trouble sleeeping and obsessive worrying to hallucinations. Doctors have no universal screening process in place that would help them to diagnose troubled new mothers earlier on, as research is still lacking in many areas of the illness. Although the Carey sisters fully realize that Miriam was sick, they demand answers as to why she was a shooting victim at the United States Capitol building.
Up to 30 inches of snow was forecast to drop in parts of the Black Hills region of western South Dakota from the storm, the National Weather Service said. “It’s not normal this time of year, but it is not unheard of,” said Cory Martin, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in North Platte, Nebraska. “But this amount of snow for an October storm is on the higher end.” Heavy rain, golf-ball sized hail and winds of 60 to 70 miles per hour were forecast later Friday in Oklahoma along with severe storms in Kansas, the National Weather Service said. The National Weather Service, which is running on a reduced staff because of the federal government shutdown, issued blizzard and severe winter storm warnings across the Upper Plains through Saturday morning. The Black Hills of South Dakota had seen up to 19.5 inches of snow on Friday morning and up to 10 inches had fallen in Wyoming, the National Weather Service said. The heavy snow had caused some power outages in the Casper, Wyoming area. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard ordered state offices closed in the Black Hills and six counties in the southwestern part of the state and said further closures are possible. Interstate 90 was closed for about a 220 mile stretch from Sturgis, South Dakota, to Sheridan in northeastern Wyoming, according to transportation departments in both states. The National Weather Service was forecasting from 8 to 18 inches of snow in northeast Wyoming and the western South Dakota plains, and 18-30 inches in the highest regions of the Black Hills and up to a foot of snow in Nebraska. (Additional reporting by Heide Brandes; Editing by David Bailey and Diane Craft)
Report: United to open 787 base in Los Angeles
“Let me issue him a friendly challenge. Put it on the floor Monday or Tuesday. I would bet there are the votes to pass it,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. In a series of Sunday television appearances, Lew warned that on Oct. 17, he exhausts the bookkeeping maneuvers he has been using to keep borrowing. “I’m telling you that on the 17th, we run out of the ability to borrow, and Congress is playing with fire,” Lew said. Lew said that while Treasury expects to have $30 billion of cash on hand on Oct. 17, that money will be quickly exhausted in paying incoming bills given that the government’s payments can run up to $60 billion on a single day. Treasury issued a report on Thursday detailing in stark terms what could happen if the government actually defaulted on its obligations to service the national debt. “A default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic,” the Treasury report said. “Credit markets could freeze, the value of the dollar could plummet, U.S. interest rates could skyrocket, the negative spillovers could reverberate around the world.” In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Marcelo del Canto, right, a budget analyst for the Substan Private economists generally agree that a default on the U.S.
Gov’t shutdown enters 2nd week, no end in sight
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“In August, we told you that we believe this amount of flying warrants a west coast 787 base to reliably support our network. We have decided that LAX is the right location for this 787 base.” United’s trans-Pacific Dreamliner routes from the West Coast include flights from LAX to Shanghai and Tokyo Narita and soon-to-launch 787 routes between Seattle and Tokyo, San Francisco and Osaka and San Francisco and Chengdu, China . Also in western United States, United offers a trans-Pacific flight to Tokyo out of its Denver hub. A United Airlines Boeing 787 takes off for Chicago from Houston Intercontinental Airport on Nov. 4, 2012, with more than 200 customers on board. This was the inaugural commercial flight for the United Airlines aircraft. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP Even at 5:54 a.m., there was a festive air at the departure gate for United’s inaugural 787 flight. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson speaks to a group of journalists traveling on United’s inaugural 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com United CEO Jeff Smisek, back row center, stands with crew members before the first flight of the airline’s Boeing 787 aircraft. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP Passengers have a little fun before boarding the first Dreamliner to fly paying customers within the United States. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com The chances of getting an upgrade weren’t good for United’s inaugural 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com Customers on United’s inaugural 787 flight were treated to snacks before the flight, including special Dreamliner cookies. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com For the first time, a departure board shows United preparing to board paying customers on a 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com Thomas Moore, a customer on United’s 787 inaugural flight, also has flown on the world’s first passenger flights of the 747 and the Airbus A380 as evidenced by this self-made plaque. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com United’s Dreamliner at the gate. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY And the boarding for the Dreamliner flight begins … Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY A United gate agent takes a boarding pass from one of the first customers to board the Dreamliner. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY The crew for United’s inaugural Dreamliner flight poses for a photo before departing Houston. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com Capt. Cliff Pittman speaks to the media in Houston before the flight to Chicago. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com A United Airlines Boeing 787 is prepared for take-off. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP Media begin filtering into the economy section ahead of United’s inaugural 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com A United Airlines Boeing 787 takes off from Houston Intercontinental Airport. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP A view out the window during United’s first “revenue” Dreamliner flight. Scott Shatzer, for USA TODAY Departure for the Dreamliner from Houston. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY Passenger Gregg Martin poses for a picture in his business-class seat as United CEO Jeff Smisek talks to a TV crew during United’s inaugural Dreamliner flight. Courtesy of Today in the Sky reader Kris Van Cleave United CEO Jeff Smisek, for the record, sat in the bulkhead row of coach. Courtesy of Today in the Sky reader Kris Van Cleave Those on board United’s inaugural Dreamliner flight got a souvenir kit, including a certificate indicating their spot on the historic trip. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com United offered free champagne in all cabins to help celebrate its long-awaited 787 debut. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com The interior of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Nam Y. Huh, AP A video screen on the back of a seat. Nam Y. Huh, AP Sleeping quarters for the flight crew. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP Passenger Sean Oliver of Washington, D.C., was one of several passengers sporting a special 787 T-shirt for the occasion. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY Breakfast on United’s inaugural flight which departed Houston at 7:20 a.m. featured two meal options for business-class passengers: cereal and fruit or an egg muffin. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com A view of the economy section and Boeing’s cabin design on United’s first revenue Dreamliner flight. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY A throng of media greets United’s inaugural Dreamliner flight as it arrives in Chicago. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY A United Airlines flight crew monitors instruments in the cockpit of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner after the plane arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Nam Y. Huh, AP United Airlines’ first Dreamliner flight receives a ceremonial water-cannon salute after landing in Chicago. Nam Y.