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Grand jury indicts 9 people in NC kidnapping case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 03:22
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say nine people have been indicted in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.

Man convicted in 1957 murder of girl appeals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:56
CHICAGO (AP) — The nearly 60-year-old case of a girl who was snatched from a northern Illinois street then choked and stabbed to death is still making its way through the courts.

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:53

In this combination of March 2014 photos, a slackline walker enjoys the sunny and warm weather in Duesseldorf, Germany; a jogger runs on the snow-covered grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington; and a worker, suffering from heat exhaustion, leaves her shift early at the salt evaporation ponds in Anse-Rouge, Haiti. U.S. federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, March 2014 was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said March 2014 was the fourth hottest March in 135 years of records. The global temperature was 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 20th century average. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Susan Walsh, Dieu Nalio Chery)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States.


Deadly Texas fertilizer warehouse blast preventable: U.S

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:51
By Erwin Seba DALLAS (Reuters) - A deadly 2013 fertilizer warehouse explosion in Texas that claimed at least 14 lives could have been prevented, U.S. safety investigators said on Tuesday. Between 40 and 60 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded 22 minutes after a fire broke out at the West Fertilizer Co warehouse on April 17, 2013, leveling a neighborhood in the town of West, 70 miles southwest of Dallas. The ammonium nitrate, which the company supplied to farmers to use as fertilizer in the region, was stored in wooden bins within a wooden building that did not have a sprinkler system, said Rafael Moure-Eraso, chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

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.