Jury convicts McAllen urologist, wife of funneling $1.8M to Iran

McALLEN — A federal jury in Oregon convicted a local urologist and his wife Thursday of laundering $1.8 million to Iran, violating U.S. sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation, court records say. 

Dr. Hossein Lahiji and his wife, attorney Najmeh Vahid Lahiji, were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to commit money laundering during a federal trial that ended Thursday in a Portland, Ore., federal courtroom. 

The guilty verdict came after more than two days of deliberations in the 13-day trial. The husband and wife each face up to 20 years in federal prison and a $500,000 fine at a sentencing hearing set for Nov. 19. 

A 26-page indictment filed in 2010 named the couple as recipients of federal tax exemptions for their donations to a Portland-based nonprofit that channels aid to other charities in Iran.

Lahiji, 50, and his 36-year-old wife made more

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App demystifies stoplight timing; could it ease your commute?

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Would you regularly use an app that can advise you whether or not you’ll make that next traffic light along your route?

Live data from traffic lights will soon be used by vehicles’ onboard navigation systems, so

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Man jailed in Christmas Day construction theft


Julio Bobadilla, 45, was arrested in connection with a Christmas Day robbery in Forest Grove. January 20, 2015 (Forest Grove Police)
Julio Bobadilla, 45, was arrested in connection with a Christmas Day robbery in Forest Grove. January 20, 2015 (Forest Grove Police)

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a Christmas Day construction supply robbery in Forest Grove, police said.

Julio Bobadilla, 45, is accused of stealing approximately $10,000 worth of construction supplies and tools from Crane Point LLC construction supply distribution company.

He is also accused of trying to steal a locked box truck parked outside of Crane Point LLC. The car sustained extensive damage when Bobadilla broke into it, police said.

Police distributed surveillance video of the alleged thief in his silver Cadillac Escalade, and a citizen’s phone tip helped them catch the suspect.

Bobadilla was

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2015 Range Rover: Fit for a king

After a hard day at the office, there’s nothing like pulling a cold one out of the cooler, settling into a leather massage seat, cranking up a 380-watt stereo…and driving away.

By that I mean, driving away fast, like you can with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8, before the boss calls you back for a late meeting. Of course, if you really want to get away, climbing a mountain out of cell phone coverage helps, too.

And you can do all of that and more in the 2015 Range Rover Supercharged, the latest version of the most sumptuous, powerful and rugged mass produced off-road vehicle on the planet. Our test model was the Long Wheel Base (LWB) version, which offers as much rear seat space as a limousine, complete with reclining seats and a

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Buy This Rare 1968 Yenko Camaro For A Modest $500000: eBay Find

It’s said that Don Yenko only made 65 examples of his famous L72-powered, 450 horsepower “Super Camaro”, making the rare beast royalty among muscle car enthusiasts. As a result, a Yenko Camaro will usually command the type of price tag that only royalty can afford, and this mint 1968 model year Yenko currently for sale on eBay is no exception.

This particular Yenko is model number YS 8011 and was sold new by Jay Kline Chevrolet in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the seller, the car was found in the Californian desert with its original paint, Yenko stripe and emblems still intact. The car was verified as a real Yenko by its Special Order Magic Mirror Yenko trim tag and Yenko door jamb tag, which contained a Yenko serial number. The car shows up on the Yenko VIN list, as does several documents proving its history and lineage.

After being rescued from

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KPD: Man dies after shooting in Killeen

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A detective walks in front of a Killeen house where police say Juan David Rodriguez, who lived at the home, was found with a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon. Rodriguez was pronounced dead at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

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1969 Chevy Nova SS Could Be Your New Track Machine: eBay Find

Die-hard Bowtie fanatics would jump at the chance to own a classic Nova, surely. And a Chevrolet Nova SS that runs low nines will make them jump for joy. Crave no longer, because this particular Nova is turn key and race ready.

Listed on eBay for $31,000, this 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS lives to see the Christmas tree light up on the tarmac. The Nova has been painstakingly taken care of and the original performance of the car has been stepped up by Sam Gianino Racing Engines to acquire those sub-ten second times. The beast is currently rated at 780 hp at 7,500 rpm, and the rear end has been totally built up for the track. The rear end includes an Alston ladder bar rear suspension, JFZ rear brakes, and Unisteer rack and pinion steering. The transmission was also completely overhauled in 2013.

The Nova only needs wiper

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2017 Subaru Impreza preview

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is a redesigned version of the automaker’s compact sedan and hatchback, which was last updated for the 2012 model year. The new Impreza has sleeker and crisper styling, a nicer interior, and more standard and optional features, including active-safety systems. In due course, it will spin off a new version of the Crosstrek small crossover as well—but for now, the four-door and five-door passenger cars come first.

While the 2017 Impreza appears to be a nipped-and-tucked version of the preceding model, it actually rides on entirely new underpinnings that Subaru says will make the car more agile and fun to drive, offer a more comfortable ride, and provide even better crash protection. It competes with the sportier compact sedans and hatchbacks, including the Mazda 3, Volkswagen Golf and Jetta, and perhaps the Ford Focus. As always, all Subaru Imprezas sold in the U.S. have all-wheel drive as

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