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After four days, no verdict in ex-NFL star Hernandez's murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 01:10

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits with defense attorney Charles Rankin before the jury began deliberations in his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverThe jury in the murder trial of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez finished its fourth day of deliberations on Friday without a verdict. Hernandez, 25, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is accused of fatally shooting semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez's Massachusetts home in June 2013. If convicted of first-degree murder, Hernandez would be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Caught on video: Woman walks on busy freeway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 01:06

 Woman walks on busy freewayHorrified bystanders pleaded with a woman to get out of traffic as she walked down a busy freeway in San Diego, California.


Photo released of girls wanted in movie theater attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:51

Photo released of girls wanted in movie theater attackAction News has learned new information about an assault in the Poconos from earlier this week.


Ohio college basketball player who had rare brain tumor dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:39
Lauren Hill, the Indiana native who scored the first basket of the Mount St. Joseph University women's basketball season in November while suffering from a rare inoperable brain cancer, died on Friday at age 19, officials said. "We are forever grateful to have had Lauren grace our campus with her smile and determined spirit," university President Tony Aretz said in a statement. Demand was so strong for tickets that the team's Nov. 2 game against Hiram College was moved to Xavier University's arena, where more than 10,000 saw Hill score the game's first basket. Mount St. Joseph won 66-55.

Connecticut man gets probation for infant son's death in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:35
(This April 9 story corrects to change sixth paragraph to read "hyperthermia" instead of "hypothermia") By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide after his 15-month-old son died when he was left unattended in the man's car on a hot July day was sentenced to non-supervised probation on Thursday. Kyle Seitz, 37, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, was sentenced to two years conditional discharge, on the condition he is not arrested again on any other charge and goes to court-ordered counseling. The toddler died of hyperthermia, according to the State Medical Examiner's Office, who ruled the death a homicide in August.

All lanes back open after tractor-trailer crash on Ben Franklin Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:34

All lanes back open after tractor-trailer crash on Ben Franklin BridgeAll lanes have reopened to traffic after a tractor-trailer crashed and overturned on the Ben Franklin Bridge.


1 dead, 4 injured in fire at apartment complex in Newark, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:32

1 dead, 4 injured in fire at apartment complex in Newark, Del.One woman was killed, and 4 other people, including 2 firefighters, were injured after fire broke out at an apartment complex in Newark, Delaware.


Tornado leaves 1 dead, 7 hurt, homes destroyed in tiny Illinois town

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:30

Tornado leaves 1 dead, 7 hurt, homes destroyed in tiny Illinois townCrews searched for missing residents Friday morning after at least one tornado brought chaos to a tiny northern Illinois town, killing one person, injuring roughly a dozen more and sweeping homes off their foundations, as a large storm system rumbled across much of the country.


Lauren Hill dies after fighting tumor to play college hoops

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:23

Lauren Hill dies after fighting tumor to play college hoopsLauren Hill, a freshman at a Ohio University who fought an inoperable brain tumor to play college basketball, has died. She was 19.


Ex-Harvard lecturer convicted of bilking Hong Kong jewelry magnate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:20
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A former Harvard lecturer was convicted by a Boston jury of stealing more than $600,000 from a couple in Hong Kong, after they paid him more than $2 million to help get their sons accepted into Ivy League schools. Mark Zimny, who taught sociology at Harvard more than 10 years ago, was convicted of 13 counts of fraud in U.S. federal court. He was released on $100,000 bail and is due for sentencing on July 9, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts said in a release issued Thursday. While running a Cambridge-based company called IvyAdmit, Zimny persuaded Hong Kong jewelry magnate Gerald Chow and his wife Lily to pay him a $2 million retainer for educational consulting in 2008.

Smithsonian to launch new magazine on cultural travel

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Smithsonian Enterprises, the business arm of the popular museum complex, is launching its first new magazine in 30 years with a focus on cultural travelers.

Itty, bitty (fake) nations to unfurl flags, royal doodads

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:13

This April 8, 2015 photo shows His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Westarctica, aka Travis McHenry, posing in his uniform in West Hollywood, Calif. McHenry will be among the largest gathering of world leaders this side of the United Nations, convening Saturday, April 11, 2015 at MicroCon 2015, what organizers say is the first North American gathering of micronations, those tiny little countries that pretty much nobody but the people who rule them believe really exist. No one will be representing the United States, Great Britain or China, but you may catch a glimpse of the president of Molossia, decked out in a beribboned, full-dress uniform that would be the envy of any Third World dictator, with kings, queens, dukes and barons from places like Slabovia, Westarctica, Vikesland and Broslavia. (AP Photol/Gabriela Alvarez)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest gathering of world leaders this side of the United Nations is convening Saturday at a decidedly less glamorous edifice: the Anaheim Central Library down the street from Disneyland.


Suspect sought in Port Richmond Shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:01

Suspect sought in Port Richmond ShootingPhiladelphia detectives are searching for the suspect in a shooting in Port Richmond.


Police: Girls wanted for movie attack in Stroudsburg, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:57

 Girls wanted for movie attack in Stroudsburg, Pa.Action News has learned new information about an assault in the Poconos from earlier this week.


Maryland police search for man who shot officer near convenience store

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:41
(Reuters) - Authorities in Maryland are searching for a man who shot and seriously injured a police officer early Friday morning in a confrontation outside a convenience store near the state's capital, according to police. He is in critical condition, county police spokesman Lieutenant T.J. Smith said in an interview with ABC News affiliate WMDT. Just after 2 a.m. on Friday, the officer was on a routine patrol when he pulled up to a 7-Eleven near Annapolis, Smith told WMDT. The officer went into the convenience store and received a complaint about a suspicious person outside.

NYC mayor's fund raises $125,000 for collapse victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:34
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City has raised $125,000 to help people affected by the Manhattan buildings collapse.

2nd defendant pleads guilty in basement abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:27
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second defendant has pleaded guilty in a disability benefits scheme in which Philadelphia prosecutors say mentally disabled people were held captive and abused.

Fire burning at apartment complex in Newark, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:16

1 dead, 4 injured in fire at apartment complex in Newark, Del.Firefighters are battling a blaze at an apartment complex in Newark, Delaware.


TSA collected $76,000 in loose change at NYC area airports

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:11
NEW YORK (AP) — The TSA collected $76,000 in loose change left at security checkpoints in New York City area's three major airports last year.

Authorities: Dad left girl in trash can near forest preserve

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:06
CHICAGO (AP) — Child welfare authorities say the father of a 3-year-old girl found alone near a suburban Chicago forest preserve left her in a trash can.