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Woman glad suspect captured in brother's '81 death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:47

This undated photo provided by the Wood County Sheriff's Office shows Joseph Lewis Miller. U.S. marshals say Miller, an ex-convict wanted in connection with a 1981 Pennsylvania homicide is under arrest after he was found to be living under an alias and serving as a church deacon in Mineola, Texas. (AP Photo/Wood County Sheriff)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The sister of a man whose suspected killer was arrested 33 years after her brother's death never gave up on the case and cried tears of happiness upon hearing that the long-sought fugitive was caught this week, she said Tuesday.


Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman having surgery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:27

FILE - This May 31, 2011 file photo shows Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark. in his Senate office in Little Rock, Ark. Boozman is undergoing surgery at an Arkansas hospital. Boozman's office issued only a brief statement Tuesday morning saying the Republican "is receiving excellent care." Boozman's staff wouldn't say what type of surgery the 62-year-old senator is having but that more information will be released later. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Boozman is undergoing surgery at an Arkansas hospital.


Boston Marathon suspect's friends want trial moved

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:24
BOSTON (AP) — Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking that their cases be tried outside of Massachusetts.

Judge rules for newspaper in mug shot dispute case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:23
DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the government to turn over mug shots of criminal defendants to the Detroit Free Press.

Rape charges added in Missouri girl's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:17
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwest Missouri youth football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl is now facing rape and sodomy charges.

In Internet TV case, justices show concern

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:12
Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the ...

In Internet TV case, justices show concern

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:12

A videojournalist sets up outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2104. The court is hearing oral arguments between Aereo, Inc., an Internet startup company that gives subscribers access to television on their laptops and other portable devices and the over-the-air broadcasters. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.


Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:03

This Dec. 9, 2013 photo provided by SC Johnson shows the alternating round and square floors of the SC Johnson Research Tower designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as evening approaches in Racine, Wis. Home products giant SC Johnson is opening the building for public tours for the first time starting May 2. (AP Photo/SC Johnson, Mark Hertzberg)RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former research and development center to the public this spring.


Plea change set for 1984 US-to-Cuba hijacker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:47
MIAMI (AP) — A change of plea hearing has been set for an American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island.

Fugitive killed in Oregon kept notes on girls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:47
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police detectives in Portland, Ore., say a man fatally shot by an officer last month had been stalking young women in a van containing ropes, zip ties and pornographic magazines featuring teenage girls.

David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:36

Manchester United's manager David Moyes looks on during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.


Prosecutor seeks death penalty in Kansas killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:30
OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor filed a motion Tuesday seeking the death penalty against a man accused in the brutal shooting deaths of four people last spring, including an 18-month-old toddler.

High court hears streaming TV case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:25

FILE - In this July 7, 2010 file photo, media billionaire Barry Diller attends the annual Allen & Co. Media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho. Diller is the financial backer of Aereo Inc., an Internet startup company that gives subscribers access to television programs on their laptop computers, smartphones and other portable devices. Broadcasters say Aereo is essentially stealing their programming by taking free television signals from the airwaves and sending them over the Internet without paying redistribution fees. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.


'Main Line' drug ring in Pennsylvania nets two prep school grads

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:23
(Reuters) - Two graduates of an exclusive Pennsylvania prep school were charged with operating an extensive drug ring that dealt cocaine and marijuana to students at high schools and colleges in an affluent part of Philadelphia, authorities said on Tuesday. Neil Scott, 25, and Timothy Brooks, 18, led the effort to create a "monopoly" on drug sales in the area and used high school students to deal drugs at their local schools, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. "While parents sought to provide education to their kids, these defendants sought to use the schools to create drug addicts," Ferman said in a statement announcing their arrests. Scott and Brooks were former lacrosse players and graduates of The Haverford School, an all-boys prep school near Philadelphia that charges $35,000 per year in tuition, prosecutors said.

IRS's summons power faces test in Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:09

A general view of the Internal Revenue Service Building in WashingtonBy Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Internal Revenue Service will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the way it enforces its power to issue legal summonses to obtain sensitive documents from taxpayers who refuse to cooperate with audits. The IRS is squaring off against Michael Clarke, a West Palm Beach, Florida, investor who is arguing that the U.S. tax agency in 2011 improperly issued a summons "as retribution" against him and his business partners for resisting an audit. Clarke maintains, according to court filings, that the IRS should have to explain its summons intentions at an evidentiary hearing before a court order is approved by a judge. Taxpayers cannot "engage in a fishing expedition about the motives of IRS agents," the government said in court documents, adding that a win for Clarke would bog down tax enforcement with another layer of litigation.


Sister of 1981 murder victim happy with capture

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:07
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The sister of a man whose suspected killer was arrested 33 years after the murder says she never gave up on the case.

Supreme Court hears challenge to ban on 'false' campaign speech

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:59

Pro Life Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak announces his support for health care bill on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum voiced doubts on Tuesday about a state law that prohibits false statements during a political campaign. The Ohio law allows candidates and other citizens to file a complaint for allegedly false slogans, prompting a state election commission hearing and public scrutiny of advocacy groups' or individuals' claims in the middle of a campaign. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Republican appointee, speculated that calling in a group's leaders "to justify what (they're) going to say" could impinge on free speech rights under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Democratic appointee, observed that simply being forced to defend an advertisement could be costly and diminish speech at a crucial point in a campaign.


GOP's Sen. Rand Paul promotes school choice

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:59
CHICAGO (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is taking his message of a more inclusive Republican Party to Chicago, where he promoted school choice for poor families and planned to meet students at University of Chicago.

Major milestones in Moyes' tumultuous reign

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:03

FILE - This Saturday March 29, 2014 file photo shows a banner, critical of Manchester United manager David Moyes, flown above Old Trafford Stadium, during their English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa, in Manchester, England. From embarrassing defeats to a critical plane banner to taunts from a spectator dressed as the Grim Reaper, it was a tumultuous 10-month reign for David Moyes as Manchester United manager. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)MANCHESTER, England (AP) — From embarrassing defeats to a critical plane banner and taunts from a spectator dressed as the Grim Reaper, it was a tumultuous 10-month reign for David Moyes as Manchester United manager.


Factbox: U.S. top court rulings on campus racial affirmative action

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:56
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law that bans affirmative action in state university admissions. Here is a look at some important university affirmative action cases over the past 35 years. Justice Lewis Powell highlighted the value of diversity in education as he provided the key fifth vote for both parts of the ruling. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wrote the leading opinion in Grutter v. Bollinger allowing the continuation of race-based affirmative action on campus.