Mark Memmott http://www.kunc.org en School Stabbing Suspect Was 'Nice Young Boy,' Attorney Says http://www.kunc.org/post/school-stabbing-suspect-was-nice-young-boy-attorney-says Until Wednesday, the 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who's charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault after a stabbing attack at his high school was known as "a nice young boy," his attorney said this morning. Now the sophomore is in custody after the attack that left more than 20 people — nearly all of them fellow students — injured.<p><a href="http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/" target="_blank">On CNN's <em>New Day</em></a>, lawyer Patrick Thomassey said "nobody would expect this." The teenager, he said, "has never had any mental health problems whatsoever ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:18:18 +0000 Mark Memmott 55338 at http://www.kunc.org School Stabbing Suspect Was 'Nice Young Boy,' Attorney Says Weekly Jobless Claims Drop To Near 7-Year Low http://www.kunc.org/post/jobless-claims-drop-near-7-year-low There were 300,000 first-time claims for unemployment benefits filed last week, the fewest since mid-May 2007, <a href="http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/eta20140571.pdf" target="_blank">the Employment and Training Administration reported Thursday</a>.<p>Claims were down 32,000 from the week before, the agency adds.<p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/10/us-usa-economy-idUSBREA390UQ20140410" target="_blank">Reuters says</a> the news "could bolster views of an acceleration in job growth after a cold winter dampened hiring."<p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-10/ Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:16:41 +0000 Mark Memmott 55336 at http://www.kunc.org 'We Do Not Expect Any More Fatalities,' Doctor Says Of Fort Hood Victims http://www.kunc.org/post/we-do-not-expect-any-more-fatalities-doctor-says-fort-hood-victims On the day after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/02/298401578/fort-hood-goes-on-lockdown-after-reports-of-shooting" target="_blank">a deadly shooting incident on the grounds of Fort Hood, Texas</a>, in which a gunman killed at least three people, wounded 16 and then reportedly killed himself, there was this welcome news:<p>"We do not expect any more fatalities at this point," Dr. Matthew Davis, head of the trauma unit at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, told reporters Thursday morning. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 55150 at http://www.kunc.org 'We Do Not Expect Any More Fatalities,' Doctor Says Of Fort Hood Victims Drones Will Not Be Hunted In Colorado Town http://www.kunc.org/post/drones-will-not-be-hunted-colorado-town You won't be able to fire away at government drones — if any were to fly by — in Deer Trail, Colo.<p>A proposal to issue $25 drone hunting licenses was rejected Tuesday by voters in the little town about 55 miles east of Denver.<p>"Of the town's 348 registered voters, 181 cast a ballot," <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25469117/drone-hunting-measure-being-voted-tuesday" target="_blank"><em>The Denver Post</em> reports</a>, and "73 percent voted against the measure, which had gained national attention" (<a href="http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25469117/drone-hunting-measure-being-v Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 55113 at http://www.kunc.org Drones Will Not Be Hunted In Colorado Town Top Stories: Malaysia Jet Remains Missing; Turkey's Leaders Split On Twitter Ban http://www.kunc.org/post/top-stories-malaysia-jet-remains-missing-turkeys-leaders-split-twitter-ban Good morning.<p>Our early headlines:<p>-- <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/21/292319825/nothing-so-far-in-search-for-debris-from-malaysian-jet" target="_blank">Nothing So Far In Search For Debris From Malaysian Jet</a><p>-- <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/21/292338092/split-decisions-ukraine-signs-up-with-eu-russia-wraps-up-crimea" target="_blank">Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea</a><p>-- <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/21/292178650/taliban-militants-attack-kabul-hotel-killing-9" target="_blank">Tali Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 54828 at http://www.kunc.org