HONOLULU (AP) — The FBI says it's very interested in finding the person who made a crank call reporting that there was a possible hijacker on board a plane. Special Agent Tom Simon in Honolulu said Friday shortly before noon that no one was in custody and no arrests had been made. The call resulted in military jets being scrambled Thursday night to escort an Alaska Airlines flight from Kona, Hawaii, into Seattle. Once there, authorities took a passenger off the plane for questioning.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker has withdrawn a bill to limit self-defense rights after saying she received threats that made her fear for her life. The bill filed by Democratic state Rep. Sherry Appleton of Poulsbo would've required a person to retreat from a dangerous confrontation if that person "knows or should know" that doing so would afford "complete safety." Appleton says she pursued the bill after the Trayvon Martin shooting last year in Florida.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters in Spokane Valley say an unattended car somehow rolled into a home and severed a natural gas line. No one was hurt. KHQ-TV reports the driver says he stopped to check his mail Friday and may not have put the car in park. It started rolling. No one was inside either the home or the car. KHQ says the home didn't sustain any serious damage.
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