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Death sought for man accused of killing mom, half brother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:01

This undated photo provided by the Omaha Police Department shows Roberto Martinez-Marinero, who was arrested Thursday, May 7, 2015, after walking into the Douglas County Department of Corrections, in Nebraska, and telling jail staff that he was involved in the death of his mother, police said. The body of 45-year-old Jesus Ismenia Marinero was found in a ditch a day earlier. (Omaha Police Department via AP)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for a Nebraska man charged with killing his mother, throwing his 5-year-old half brother in a river and leaving his 11-month-old half brother in a dumpster.


Incendiary device used to set fatal Kensington apartment fire, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:01

Incendiary device used to set fatal Kensington apartment fire, officials sayThe Philadelphia Fire Department says an incendiary device was used to intentionally ignite an apartment fire in Kensington that left one person dead and four others hospitalized.


Feds close insurance loopholes on preventive care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:00

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, on a laptop screen, is seen in Portland, Ore. From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care. The department of Health and Human Services said insurers must cover at least one birth control option under each of 18 methods approved by the FDA _ without copays. Also, insurers can’t charge patients for anesthesia services in connection with colonoscopies to screen for cancer risk. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.


Former CIA officer sentenced to 3½ years in Iran leaks case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:59

Former CIA officer sentenced to 3½ years in Iran leaks caseA former CIA officer was sentenced Monday to 3 ½ years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, a sentence that was received with a measure of relief from his ...


George Zimmerman shot at, wounded in Florida road dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:56

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Zimmerman was arrested in Lake Mary, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 on an aggravated assault charge, and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, suffered a minor wound after being shot at in his vehicle on Monday, police said. Zimmerman did not fire a gun in the Monday incident, his latest brush with law enforcement since his 2013 trial, according to police. No charges were immediately filed in the shooting, which took place on a roadway in Lake Mary, Florida, a suburb of Orlando. The other man involved was Matthew Apperson, police said.


Tulsa County Sheriff's Office spokesman placed on leave

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:47
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County sheriff placed the agency's spokesman on administrative leave Monday following last month's fatal shooting of a restrained man by a volunteer deputy.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Nicetown Tioga

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:43

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Nicetown TiogaA pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Philadelphia's Nicetown Tioga section Monday afternoon.


Texas mother charged in deaths of her twins released on bail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:38
Barbara Ramirez-Sifuentes, 21, was arrested on Sunday as the result of grand jury indictments last week. Investigators in the Houston suburb of Pearland said Ramirez-Sifuentes called 911 on Feb. 17 to report the possible drowning of her daughters, Sabrina and Savannah Russo, while in a bathtub. The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled both deaths homicides.

Recording: Deputy gave man less than 2 seconds to drop gun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:31
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A deputy responding to a 911 report of a home break-in gave the caller less than two seconds to drop a gun before shooting him in the neck, according to audio recorded by his dashcam.

Alabama woman who ran granddaughter to death gets life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:30

Joyce Hardin Garrard is seen in a booking photo released by the Etowah County Sheriff?s OfficeBy Wayne Hester BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama woman convicted of murder for running her 9-year-old granddaughter until she collapsed and died was spared the death penalty on Monday when a judge sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a court official said. Joyce Garrard, 50, was convicted in March in the 2012 death of Savannah Hardin with the jury recommending that she spend the rest of her life in prison. Garrard made Hardin run for almost three hours while carrying wood as punishment for lying about having eaten chocolates. Savannah, who lived in Etowah County in northeastern Alabama, died days later in hospital from dehydration and low sodium.


Bishops anticipate message from pope on immigrant detention

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — Catholic bishops called Monday for the federal government's immigrant detention system to be dismantled, and predicted Pope Francis would address the issue when he visits the U.S. this fall.

Brick thrown through school bus window, student hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:26

Brick thrown through school bus window, student hospitalizedA girl has been hospitalized after someone threw a brick through a school bus window in West Philadelphia.


Bill in New Jersey would toughen penalties for swatting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:24

Bill in New Jersey would toughen penalties for swattingPeople convicted of calling authorities with false reports to get SWAT teams called to the scene could get up to 10 years in prison under a bill that advanced Monday in a legislative committee.


Missing Penn State student found after parents at graduation learn he dropped out

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:21
By David DeKok Harrisburg, Pa. (Reuters) - A former student missing from Penn State University was found on Monday, ending a search launched after his parents arrived for graduation only to learn he had dropped out in the fall. The school in State College, Pennsylvania, tweeted late Monday afternoon, "The 23-year-old missing State College man has been located in State College and is fine." The parents of Jon Steindorf had arrived to take him to his graduation ceremony on Friday, only to discover he was missing, his mother, Joanne Steindorf, told Reuters. She and Steindorf's father, a State College radiologist, then learned their son had actually dropped out of school during the fall semester and was not scheduled to graduate Friday night. Police opened a missing persons investigation after his roommate in a downtown apartment said he last saw Steindorf at 11:30 a.m. Friday, said Lieutenant Keith Robb.

Woman accused of selling tickets to fake Sheryl Crow concert

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:20

Woman accused of selling tickets to fake Sheryl Crow concertPolice in Burlington County have arrested a woman who they say sold tickets to a fake concert featuring a Grammy-winning artist.


Police: Woman killed by shooter looking for similar car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:19
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old woman was shot to death in South Carolina because she was driving the same type of car that was involved in a shootout.

Cops: Mom kissed baby before tossing him off bridge to death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:16
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman gave her 1-year-old son a kiss before shoving him off a bridge into a river and jumping in after him, authorities said Monday as they announced she was being charged with homicide.

Cops: Nude Montgomery County man steals car, says actor Paul Walker's in trunk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:00

 Nude Montgomery County man steals car, says actor Paul Walker's in trunkPolice say a naked Montgomery County man stole a car, crashed it into a tree and then demanded police shoot him - all while claiming to have late "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker stashed in the trunk.


Chicago officer faces civil trial over shooting of black teen

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:57
Police conduct against African-Americans has come under increased scrutiny following the recent deaths of young black men such as Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Freddie Gray in Baltimore at the hands of police officers, stirring protests nationwide. In the Chicago case, officers Noel Morgan and Tracy Adler were trying to arrest Parise Mercer after a July shooting outside a restaurant.

Lawyer: Rabbi in DC voyeurism case doesn't deserve prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a once-prominent Orthodox rabbi who pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping scores of women in a changing room of a Jewish ritual bath says he shouldn't go to prison.