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Greetings — I’m John White and I’m a News Assignment Editor at Q13 FOX News.

I’ve been fortunate to have lived and worked in some great places: New York, San Francisco and Seatlle.

And despite the regional and cultural differences I’ve found that people, for the most part, are the same — they have the same wants, needs and desires.

As for me, I love music, the arts, classic movies, astronomy and comedy. I like to travel and I’m a novice foodie. Oh, and I’ve got a wry sense of humor.


Recent Articles
  • Oscar Pistorius Trial - September 11

    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

    (CNN) — Oscar Pistorius’ fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend. The sentence was imposed for the charge of culpable homicide, which in South Africa means a person was killed unintentionally, but unlawfully. Under South African law, he will have to serve at least one-sixth of his sentence — 10 months — before he can ask to be placed under correctional supervision, usually house arrest, instead. Pistorius was also given a […]

  • Traffic on I-5 Monday morning.

    Two semi-truck crashes snarl I-5 at Northgate; news camera crew nearly hit

    SEATTLE – Monday morning’s commute got off to a very slow start for drivers going southbound on Interstate 5 near Northgate. A semi-truck jacknifed at mile post 173, near North Northgate Way, at 3:18 a.m. the Washington State Patrol (WSP) reported. The accident blocked all southbound lanes except the HOV lane. The semi-truck spilled an unknown amount of fuel, which contributed to many collisions south of Northgate, WSP reported. Traffic backed up for miles north of the accident scene. There […]

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    Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law for now

    (CNN) — Texas election officials can go ahead and enforce a controversial voter identification law opposed by the Obama administration and civil rights groups, the U.S. Supreme Court said early Saturday. The decision comes just two days before early voting begins in the state. A civil rights leader reacted harshly to the ruling, calling it an “affront to our democracy.” “Today’s decision means hundreds of thousands of eligible voters in Texas will be unable to participate in November’s election because […]

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    Be prepared, be ready for the Great Shakeout Drill

    SEATTLE – “Drop, cover and hold on!” At 10:16 a.m. Thursday millions of people across the U.S. will jump out of their seats and get under desks, tables, stand in door arches. No, this is not the latest yoga fitness craze. It’s part of the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills. Billed as the largest earthquake drill in the world, the drills are an annual opportunity for everyone, student and adults, to practice what do do during an earthquake. Students in Seattle […]

  • The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where health care worker Nina Pham, is being treated for the Ebola virus is seen on October 14, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Pham contracted the virus when she provided treatment to Thomas Eric Duncan, the West African man who later died from the disease. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)

    Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas

    DALLAS (CNN) — A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, health officials said Wednesday, casting further doubt on the hospital’s ability to handle Ebola and protect employees. The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said. The second Dallas health care worker with Ebola is a woman who lived alone, with no pets, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told reporters […]

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    Glen Campbell releases final powerful song and video

    (CNN) — Even if you’ve never been a fan of Glen Campbell, this one’s certain to tug at your heartstrings. The Country Music Hall of Fame member, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, is out with the video for the final song he’ll ever record — “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” It was recorded in 2013 with producer Julian Raymond. “I’m still here but yet I’m gone/ I don’t play guitar or sing my songs,” the tune begins […]

  • An emotional Oscar Pistorius is seen in the dock as judgment is handed down in his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, 11 September 2014.

    Psychologist: Oscar Pistorius a ‘broken man’ at sentencing hearing

    (CNN) — Oscar Pistorius is a “broken man” after the death of his girlfriend, a psychologist said Monday, as his defense used a sentencing hearing to try to convince a judge of his fragile emotional state. Dr. Lore Hartzenberg said the Olympian described his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, as the love of his life. He lost faith in himself and his abilities after the killing, she said. But the prosecution dismissed her findings. “We’re dealing with a broken man, but he’s […]

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    Google hires camel for desert Street View

    (CNN) UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — It’s given us robot cars and internet-enabled glasses — but when it came to creating a “Street View” of a desert, Google hit on a low-tech solution. It hired a camel. The beast has become the first animal to carry Google’s Trekker camera, which is typically hoisted by humans to capture 360-degree images of destinations inaccessible to its Street View cars. Google spokeswoman Monica Baz says the camel, reportedly named Raffia, was an apt way […]

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    6 people arrested in online child exploitation operation

    MOUNT VERNON – Skagit County authorities have arrested six people in connection to an on-line child exploitation operation in Skagit County. Skagit Sheriff Will Reichardt will release details regarding the investigation at a press conference this morning in Mount Vernon. A Sheriff’s department press release said that Skagit County detectives recently complete a three-week investigation regardind child exploitation and the Internet. The investigation resulted in six custodial arrests of individuals seeking out young children. Sheriff Reichardt will be joined by […]