Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Digest

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Man threatened Obama, police say

A federal grand jury has indicted a man from Birmingham, Ala., on charges that he threatened the life of President Barack Obama on Twitter. Jarvis Britton, 25, was charged Wednesday with knowingly threatening the life of the president. U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance says the indictment charged Britton with knowingly threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict bodily harm on Obama. She says that on Sept. 14, Britton sent on Twitter the message, "Let's kill the president. F.E.A.R."

Children missing after fire - Two children initially believed to have perished along with their step-grandparents in a Tennessee farmhouse fire are now considered missing and perhaps in danger, investigators said on Wednesday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the remains of Chloie Leverette, 9, and Gage Daniel, 7, were not found, and the agency issued an endangered child alert for them on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said neighbors last saw the children Sunday evening, hours before a fire destroyed the home in Bedford County about 40 miles southeast of Nashville.

Brigadier general charged with sex crimes - An Army general who was sent home early from Afghanistan in May has been charged with forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct and other crimes in an alleged sex scandal involving female subordinates. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who was deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan, was also charged with illegally possessing alcohol and pornography while deployed, mistreating subordinates and abusing a government travel charge card.

Police checking out Hoffa tip in Detroit suburb - Police say they will take soil samples from beneath a Detroit driveway after a man said he believes he witnessed the burial of missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa about 35 years ago. The union boss was last seen outside a suburban Detroit restaurant on July 30, 1975. Rumors about the location of his body - from now-demolished Giants Stadium to a Michigan horse farm - have been rampant ever since.

University settles Occupy pepper-spraying - The University of California has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC, Davis last fall. …

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