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Mohamed Osman Mohamud, then 19, is shown after his arrest on Nov. 26, 2010, in Portland, Ore. Mohamud was convicted of planning to detonate a bomb during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

A federal judge in Portland sentenced 23-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud to serve 30 years in prison, on Wednesday, over a 2010 plot to bomb a holiday tree-lighting ceremony.

The AP reports:

"Prosecutors had sought a 40-year term for Mohamed Mohamud, 23, in the 2010 plot that actually was an FBI sting. But U.S. District Court Judge Garr King said Mohamud's youth and remorse for his actions helped lower his sentence.

In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 27, 2014, and provided by NOAA, some 35,000 walrus gather on shore near Point Lay, Alaska.

One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global Warming

This stunning picture is making the rounds on the Internet today:

It was released by NOAA's Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals and shows an estimated 35,000 walrus "hauling out" on an Alaskan beach.

This is not normally how you would find them. The animals would normally be spread out on the sea ice, but, as you see in the picture, this year the ice has all melted.

Local Headlines

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- The Columbiana County Port Authority this morning approved two resolutions during a special meeting that could potentially improve broadband wireless capability throughout the county and strengthen its chances to lure new business. The Port Authority board approved the acceptance of a $49,500 Local Government Innovations Fund grant from the state of Ohio that would be used to conduct a broadband connectivity wireless study, reports Port Authority CEO Tracy Drake. A second resolution was...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in August. The index stood at 101.9 in August, up 1% from July and its first gain in three months. In addition, the index stood above 100 for the 18th consecutive month, which signifies expansion in the index of key industry indicators. “The August gain was fueled by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic results, aided by continued...