Microsoft Reveals Next Line of Xbox Games

At its Redmond headquarters Microsoft executives today announced the release of a new console. It can make Skype calls and watch a new Steven Spielberg television show made exclusively for Xbox. It has voice-recognition software and has cross-platform features for game playing. The bad news is each game disc will have to be downloaded and will be specific to that console. Users will have to pay a fee to use games registered with another console. Xbox 360 games will not be compatible with the Xbox One. Microsoft has led the gaming industry in console sales with the Xbox 360.

Identity of Yakima Shooting Victim Released

Police say a woman found shot to death in an abandoned Yakima house had a history of run-ins with police and was known to belong to a group of squatters. Police released the name of Verenis Fabiola Ramos yesterday after withholding it for investigation reasons. The body was found last week by a neighbor. No arrests have been revealed.

Oregon Fathers Gets 18 Years for Abuse-Related Death of 5-Year Old Son

The father of a 5-year-old Portland boy who died of abuse has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. The man, Kalman Eteuati, had been charged with murder by abuse in the death last June of his son, Mahonarye Noa. The Oregonian reports the man's wife, Valisha Eteuati, is facing the same charge is scheduled to enter a plea and be sentenced today.

Oregon Inmate Convicted of Charges Behind Bars

An Oregon State Penitentiary inmate has had five years added to his prison time for crimes against law enforcement while he's been in custody. The U.S. attorney's office in Portland says Andrew Barnett mailed a threatening letter in 2008 to the Washington sheriff and deputies. In 2011, he threw human waste on a jail guard in Portland. And last April he mailed a letter containing white powder to the U.S. attorney's office, claiming it was anthrax. It turned out to be an antibiotic that had been ground into powder