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Jury in Etan Patz trial focuses on earlier suspect in 1979 murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:21

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial of a former deli worker who confessed to killing Etan Patz in 1979 listened on Friday to a re-reading of witness testimony that implicated another, earlier suspect in the case of the missing 6-year-old boy. Pedro Hernandez, 54, is charged in state Supreme Court in Manhattan with the murder and kidnapping of Patz, one of the first missing children whose pictures appeared on milk cartons in an effort to locate them. His lawyers have said the real culprit is Jose Ramos, long a prime suspect in the disappearance.


No serious injuries after Indiana high school stage collapse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:20
(Reuters) - More than a dozen students injured in a stage collapse at an Indiana high school were all in good condition on Friday, a city official said. At least 13 young performers fell through the stage when it fell out from under then during a Thursday night performance of "American Pie" at Westfield High School, 20 miles (30 km) north of Indianapolis.

Correction: Columbia University-Gender Bias Suit story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:17
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 23 about a gender bias lawsuit, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Columbia University spokesman. He is Robert Hornsby, not Roger Hornsby.

Artist Ethan Murrow creates flights of fancy at Winston Wächter

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:16
A review of “Ethan Murrow: Jurrasic” at Seattle’s Winston Wächter Fine Arts.

Elvis Costello makes a ‘Detour’ to Seattle | Concert preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:16
Elvis Costello has played Seattle 20 times, starting with an Emerald City debut that cost a dollar. Now he’s doing a solo tour, which will probably include some surprises.

New Orleans rapper Curren$y to bring ‘Pilot Talk’ to Neptune

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:16
Curren$y’s projects have always had similar casts of featured performers and uniting themes. His love for weed, old-school muscle cars and New Orleans are constants he will bring to the Neptune on Thursday, April 30.

Chanticleer sings the ‘Mystery’ of Renaissance music

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:16
The San Francisco-based voice ensemble comes to Town Hall.

Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:16
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, April 24-30, 2015.

Cloud-computing division showers Amazon with $5 billion

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:16
The online retail giant also said first-quarter sales climbed 15 percent. The company lost money in the quarter, compared with a year-ago profit.

'Freaknik' promoters cancel Panama City Beach event

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:15
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The promoters of an event billed as "Freaknik" are calling off their annual gathering at Panama City Beach because of public reaction to a sexual assault and to a house party during spring break.

Feds rest corruption case against 6 former Philadelphia police officers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:14

Feds rest corruption case against 6 former Philadelphia police officersFederal prosecutors have rested their case in the corruption trial of six former Philadelphia police officers.


ArtsBeat: Tate Modern Director, Chris Dercon, to Step Down

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:12
The director of Tate Modern, Chris Dercon, will step down, following the departure of the leader of Tate Britain.






BYOB: It's brew your own beer at some colleges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:12

In this Thursday, March 19, 2015, photo, Assistant Brewer, and senior chemistry major Stephen Moser, 23, smells freshly made beer at Innovation Brew Works lab at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Pomona, Calif. Although the beer made on Pomona's campus is sold at the university's pub, school officials say the effort isn't about providing product for boozy frat boys. It's about responding to a booming craft-beer market by giving students the skills to compete for jobs in a rapidly expanding section of the hospitality industry. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A bachelor's in beer? A master's in malt? Not quite. But these days some colleges are teaching students to make beer as part of their studies.


HSBC to Weigh Moving Headquarters From London

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:12
Britain has a tax that hits banks like HSBC and Standard Chartered particularly hard because it is calculated on their global balance sheets.






Rant & Rave: Cover that cough

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:01
Readers rave about discount for feeding a man in need, rant about coughing and sneezing on a plane

Reputed ex-mob boss Joey Merlino free after 4 months in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:56

Reputed ex-mob boss Joey Merlino free after 4 months in prisonA reputed former mob boss is free after serving four months in federal prison for failing to report a meeting with a former co-defendant at a Florida cigar bar.


'Al-Shabab' kills Kenyan chief

BBC World News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:54
Suspected al-Shabab militants have abducted and killed a traditional chief in northern Kenya, according to a local elder.
Categories: BBC World News

Correction: Colorado Shooting-Mental Health story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:54

In this April 22, 2015 photo, posters adorn the wall of the Aurora Strong Resilience Center, a free counseling center opened in 2013 for local residents who have been affected by trauma, in Aurora, Colo. With theater shooting defendant James Holmes' trial starting Monday, April 27, 2015, mental health counselors in Aurora and elsewhere are preparing to help anyone coping with anxiety, flashbacks and other responses to reliving the Aurora theater shootings through testimony and news accounts. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)AURORA, Colo. (AP) — In a story April 23 about how Colorado's mental health support network has been strengthened since the Aurora theater shootings, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title for Carl Clark. He is the president and CEO of the Mental Health Center of Denver, not director of a crisis program at the center.


Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:47

 A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland,” which is scheduled to come out Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far.


Amateur leads Boston Marathon for a mile

BBC World News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:37
A former professional triathlete reveals he overtook the elite field in the Boston Marathon so his daughters could see him on television.
Categories: BBC World News