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Judge does not rule on grand jury testimony in shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 23:58

In this Dec. 17, 2014 photo, suspended Cleveland Police patrolman Michael Brelo, center, watches during a court hearing in Cleveland. A motion filed Tuesday, March 10, 2015, asks a Cuyahoga County judge in Cleveland to dismiss two voluntary manslaughter charges against 30-year-old Brelo. The attorneys argue that Brelo is immune from prosecution because he believed his life was in danger when he jumped on the hood of the suspects’ car and fired as many as 15 rounds through the windshield following a high-speed chase in November 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge did not rule Friday whether grand jury testimony used to indict a Cleveland police officer in the deaths of two unarmed suspects was protected and should not have been presented.


Woman, 23, missing after night out in Manayunk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 23:55

Woman, 23, missing after night out in ManayunkPhiladelphia police are looking for a woman who's gone missing after a night out with friends in Manayunk.


Texas' famed Alamo to be under new management after a century

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 23:48
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The private heritage group that has operated the Alamo in San Antonio for more than a century will be removed from that role as the state tries to expand the scope of its most visited tourist site. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a group of women who trace their ancestry to those who lived in Texas when it was an independent nation in the mid-19th century, have managed the day-to-day operations of the Alamo since 1891. The Texas Land Office will conduct a nationwide search for a firm to manage the landmark, which was the site of an 1836 battle in Texas' war for independence from Mexico. The Alamo's vastly outnumbered defenders were routed by Mexican forces in a 13-day siege but the battle became a rallying point for the Texans, who defeated the Mexican Army a few weeks later.

Marine who was held in Mexican jail is charged with DUI

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 23:46
TWIN CITY, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities say a former Marine who spent eight months in a Mexican jail for crossing the border with loaded guns was arrested during a traffic stop on misdemeanor charges including driving under the influence.

Louisiana germ release likely due to lax use of lab garments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 23:40
NEW YORK (AP) — The accidental release of dangerous bacteria at a Louisiana research center probably occurred because workers were lax about how they wore protective garments in the lab where the germ was kept, federal officials said Friday.

University of Maryland, fraternity investigate racist email

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 23:26
BALTIMORE (AP) — A University of Maryland student and member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity is under investigation after an email he sent filled with racist and sexist language was shared with school authorities.

Obama's solution to seizing of US knives, high border costs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 23:16

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Mike Drury retrieves a pallet at the Hardware Sales Inc. warehouse in Ferndale, Wash. Hardware Sales Inc. officials say the company's e-commerce division could benefit from streamlined customs regulations if 12 Pacific Rim countries agree to a massive trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Critics say the deal doesn’t do enough to protect American jobs. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hardware Sales Inc. of Bellingham, Washington, does about 25 percent of its online business outside the United States. But going global can be frustrating. Overzealous Australian customs inspectors sometimes confiscate perfectly legal knives. Canada imposes duties that can double the cost of a hammer.


Michigan man sentenced to eight to 15 years for soccer referee's death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 23:03
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - A soccer player was sentenced to eight to 15 years in prison on Friday for fatally injuring a referee he punched during a recreational league game in a Detroit suburb last summer. Bassel Saad, 37, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in February for causing the death of referee John Bieniewicz. "You have through a childish senseless act destroyed two families," said Wayne Circuit Court Judge Thomas Cameron. Cameron heard testimony from several of Bieniewicz's family members about their loss, including his sisters, mother and wife, Kristen Bieniewicz.

U.S. auto safety chief says Takata more forthcoming on air bags

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:57

Takata Corp's company plate is seen at an entrance of the building where Takata Corp headquarters is located at in TokyoBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Takata Corp, under pressure from a $14,000 daily fine from U.S. regulators, has started to become more cooperative about documents involving a deadly default in its air bag inflators, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday. “They’re starting to become forthcoming,” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind told an audience of consumer advocates. NHTSA slapped the $14,000-per-day fine on Takata last month for failing to cooperate fully with its probe of air bag inflators linked to at least six deaths and dozens of injuries. The government accused Takata of dumping more than 2.4 million pages of documents on the NHTSA without any guide to or explanation of the content.


Iditarod mushers share lessons they learned the hard way

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:34

FILE - In this photo taken Sunday, March 1, 2015 file photo, musher Scott Janssen poses in Anchorage, Alaska. Jansen was knocked unconscious and removed from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race last year when he broke an ankle. Iditarod officials says because of warm weather and barren trails south of the Alaska Range, the conditions are worse this year, and they have moved the official start of the race from the greater Anchorage area to Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One musher bonked his head and will never again race without a helmet. Another found out it's hard to stop when you strip the brakes off your sled to go faster.


White House fence jumper suspect faces plea hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:22

The White House seen from outside the north lawn fence in WashingtonThe suspect, Omar Gonzalez, 42, has pleaded not guilty to charges in the Sept. 19 incident. He is alleged to have climbed over the White House fence and burst through the front door before being stopped in the executive mansion's East Room. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer in October ordered Gonzalez to undergo a mental health evaluation. Gonzalez, who was carrying a folding knife, told a Secret Service agent that he needed to tell President Barack Obama the atmosphere was collapsing, according to an affidavit.


4-year-old boy located after being abducted from North Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:20

4-year-old boy located after being abducted from North Philadelphia homePolice say they have located a young boy who was abducted from a home in North Philadelphia early Friday morning.


4 remain hospitalized after Indiana bowling team bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:04
HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Four people remain hospitalized after they were injured when a bus carrying members of the Indiana Tech bowling team overturned on an interstate in southern Indiana.

4-year-old boy abducted from North Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 22:00

4-year-old boy located after being abducted from North Philadelphia homePolice say a young boy was abducted from a home in North Philadelphia early Friday morning.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:59

People demonstrate across the street from the Ferguson Police Department, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Two police officers were shot early Thursday morning in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest following the resignation of the city's police chief in the wake of a U.S. Justice Department report. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


One killed, two injured in Oklahoma medical helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:36
(Reuters) - One person was killed and two others injured when a medical helicopter with three aboard crashed about 65 miles south of Tulsa, officials said Friday. The aircraft, registered to EagleMed LLC, was believed to be carrying three employees when it went down around 11:25 p.m. Thursday near Eufala, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said in a statement. McIntosh County Emergency Management Director Wesley Dawson said one person was killed and did not have information on the survivors. The helicopter was flying from Tulsa to McAlester. ...

Trial in girl's running death delayed for second day

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:27
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A court is again delaying testimony in the trial of an Alabama woman accused of making her 9-year-old granddaughter run until she died.

Authorities: Police shooting suspect is gang member

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 21:01
HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect accused of shooting a Suffolk County police officer after a traffic stop on Long Island is a member of a "vicious" local gang who survived a drive-by shooting last year.

PHOTOS show new luxury condos planned for Center City

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 20:45

PHOTOS show new luxury condos planned for Center CityA new ultra-luxury apartment building is going up in Center City Philadelphia and with the historic view will come a steep price tag.


Police fatally shoot man found on subway tunnel tracks in DC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 20:30

Police fatally shoot man found on subway tunnel tracks in DCTransit police in Washington, D.C. fatally shot a man after responding to a call about an "unauthorized person" on the tracks in a subway tunnel.