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Off the streets: Daron Dylon Wint, the suspect in last week’s quadruple homicide and arson,was arrested late last night in northeast Washington. Wint was leaving a Howard Johnson hotel in a car when 20 police vehicles and a helicopter cornered him on a road a few miles away. Police said they had just “barely missed him” Wednesday night when he reportedly fled to New York and spent the night with a girlfriend.


Drip, drip, drip: As bad as the oil spill in Santa Barbara was this week, it could have been worse. The pipeline that ruptured was carrying 1,300 barrels of oil an hour, below its max capacity of 2,000 barrels. The cleanup continued yesterday on the coast, with officials saying that untold numbers of lobsters, kelp bass and marine invertebrates have been killed by the leak. So how long will the cleanup last? It could take months to get Refugio State Beach back to normal.


The times, they are a-changing: Sounds like the Boy Scouts of America is prepping to get rid of its ban on gay scout leaders. Robert Gates, the organization’s president, said yesterday that the country is changing when it comes to views on gays and lesbians, and that the group’s current ban “cannot be sustained.” Gates said it was better to start making changes now than be forced by the courts to do it. Gates didn’t set a timetable, but urged changes happen sooner rather than later. And just this week, the Girl Scouts reiterated its stance that transgender girls are welcome to join.

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