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Attorneys for Boston bomber suspect, feds squabble over evidence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:13

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon explosion is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued on Thursday over how much evidence each side needs to disclose to the other ahead of his trial for the deadly attack. Tsarnaev is awaiting trial on charges of killing three people and injuring more than 260 in the April 15, 2013, bombing and fatally shooting a police officer three days later. "Federal criminal trials should not be waged by surprise," Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb said at a pre-trial hearing at U.S. District Court in Boston. "The government has more information about Mr. Tsarnaev than most of us have about ourselves," said David Bruck, a death penalty defense specialist.

Man faces sentencing for beating girlfriend's son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:03

Roland Dow talks with his lawyer in Rockingham County Superior Court Thursday June 19, 2014 in Brentwood, N.H. Dow was convicted of 11 charges in connection with the severe beating of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son but was acquitted on a single charge of burning the boy. (AP Photo/The Union Leader, James A Kimble, Pool)BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending 30 to 60 years in prison for a man who beat his girlfriend's 3-year-old son and then went to the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels selling a $1.55M Delco home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels selling a $1.55M Delco homePhillies pitcher Cole Hamels is selling one of two homes he owns on the same street in Delaware County.

Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:59

FILE - The June 16, 2014 file photo shows containers in the Hamburg, northern Germany, harbour. The shaky economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone ground to a halt in the second quarter amid fears over the crisis in Ukraine and softer trade and investment. The main reasons behind the flat outcome was a 0.2 percent quarterly decline in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, Eurostat reported Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Christian Charisius)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Well, that didn't last long.

Search widens for Amish sisters missing in upstate New York

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:59

Police Search For 2 Abducted NY Amish GirlsTwo Amish sisters were abducted from their roadside farm stand near New York's border with Canada and a massive hunt to find them was under way on Thursday, the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said. Dozens of law enforcement officers, including U.S. Border Patrol agents and New York State Park Police, and volunteer firefighters manned road-checks and canvassed motorists after the girls vanished at 7:20 p.m Wednesday from their vegetable stand off Mount Alone Road in Oswegatchie, about 10 miles (16 km) from the Canada border, Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Wells said. They live in the rural area's Amish community and were identified as Fannie Miller, 12, and Delila Miller, 6.

8 arrested in Atlantic City casino heist

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:46

8 arrested in Atlantic City casino heistState Police will have more to say about an armed robbery at an Atlantic City casino that netted more than $180,000.

Shooting of black teen highlights racial divide in Missouri town

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:46
By Nick Carey and James B. Kelleher FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, and subsequent violent protests, highlight a stubborn racial divide in a St Louis suburb that has struggled to build healthy relations between blacks and whites. African Americans, allegedly excluded from buying homes in many St. Louis neighborhoods in an illegal practice called redlining, found Ferguson a hospitable place to set down roots.  "Most of the communities around Ferguson have gone from all Caucasian to all African-American over a 40-year period,” said Terry Jones, a political science professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Ferguson, on St. Louis' northern border, is relatively mixed, with 63 percent of the residents African American and 34 percent white, according to 2010 U.S. Census data. To some Ferguson residents, the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, symbolizes how African Americans are treated unfairly in a town still run by a Caucasian minority.

Police: Murder victim Connie Murray's nephew arrested in burglary attempt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:31

 Murder victim Connie Murray's nephew arrested in burglary attemptTwo men were arrested for allegedly trying to burglarize the Northeast Philadelphia home of murder victim Connie Murray and police say one of the suspects was Murray's nephew.

Ohio offers $150M in no-interest water plant loans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:24
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to last week's water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without clean tap water.

Veteran Missouri prosecutor to weigh fate of cop who shot black teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:14
By Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Bob McCulloch is in a difficult situation. As St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, McCulloch is responsible for deciding whether to pursue criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Mike Brown on Saturday outside a low-income apartment complex in Ferguson, Missouri. McCulloch, 63, has held the top county prosecutor's job for 23 years and has promised an impartial investigation of Brown's death. "I don't trust Bob McCulloch," community activist Anthony Shahid said as he helped lead a march by roughly 100 people at the St. Louis County Justice Center this week.

Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:06
Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.

Monmouth Co. man charged in murder of cousin, 10-year-old foster daughter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:58

Monmouth Co. man charged in murder of cousin, 10-year-old foster daughterPolice say Brian Farmer murdered his cousin and her 10-year-old foster daughter after she walked in on him photographing the girl engaged in sex acts.

Group releases name it says is officer in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:56
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The hacker group Anonymous has released the name of the person that it says is the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Black smoke from routine burn-off at Delek's Tyler, Texas refinery: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:27
(Reuters) - Black smoke was reported from the Delek U.S. Holdings refinery at Tyler, Texas, according to a report on the KLTV news website. The smoke was caused by a routine burn-off at the refinery, the report quoted law enforcement as saying. The company, which operates the 60,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Tyler, was not immediately available for comment. (Source: (Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bangalore)

Sharpton: Justice department should monitor police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:14
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights activist Al Sharpton is calling on the Department of Justice to monitor how police are responding to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

Massachusetts governor signs law tightening state gun rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:51

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick requests a moment of silence during JFK assassination anniversary ceremony, in BostonMassachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed into law a measure giving police chiefs authority to turn down a resident's requests to buy a rifle or shotgun if they believe the person may be a danger. The measure broadens the authority of police, who were already allowed to deny sales of handguns to people who failed background checks. The new measure gives a police chief 90 days to petition a court to deny a firearms identification card to someone the chief believes to be unfit. "This legislation moves us in that direction." House lawmakers passed the measure two weeks ago, overriding objections from gun-rights advocates in the state Senate who had opposed the measure, worrying that police chiefs could abuse the authority to deny firearms to law-abiding citizens.

Golfers refuse to testify about on-course fight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:29
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania golfers accused of fighting over the rules had assault charges dismissed after they refused to testify against one another.

Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:25

 the search for a gunman in Canada after three officers were killed and the shooting at Reynolds High School. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen, File)SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.

Man dies in shooting outside Philly peace concert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:13

Fairmount ParkPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man was fatally shot outside a Philadelphia concert being held to promote peace and stem violence in the city, police said Thursday.

AP's Frank Bajak among Cabot Prize winners

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism on Thursday announced this year's winners of the oldest award in international journalism, the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, for excellence in reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.