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Bail set at $2 million for man linked to Idaho killings

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

This undated booking photo provided by the Ada County Sheriff's Office shows Adam Dees. A judge set bail at $2 million on Thursday, March 12, 2015, for Dees who prosecutors said was arrested with credit cards linked to a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son who were found slain in a foothill home outside Boise, Idaho. Dees, of Nampa wore restraints but appeared relaxed during his appearance in Ada County Court via a video feed from jail. (AP Photo/Ada County Sheriff's Office)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge set bail at $2 million on Thursday for an Idaho man who prosecutors said was arrested with credit cards linked to a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son who were found slain in a home in the foothills outside Boise.


Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:49
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest.

New players replacing newspapers in seeking government info

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newspapers were once the dominant force in dislodging documents and other records from reluctant federal government agencies, but a new crop of media players, advocacy groups and corporate interests now drive the release of information.

Facebook fraud suspect on the lam; family, dog also missing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:34

This Wanted poster provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Paul Ceglia. He is accused of faking an ownership stake in Facebook to justify a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against its founder Mark Zuckerberg has vanished. Ceglia, who was under house arrest pending his May 4, 2015, trial, jumped bail by slicing off an electronic monitoring device and creating a crude contraption to make it seem like he was moving around inside his home, authorities said. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshalls Service)NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of faking an ownership stake in Facebook to justify a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against its founder Mark Zuckerberg has vanished.


Utah governor signs compromise Utah anti-discrimination bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:09
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law on Thursday a bill barring discrimination in the workplace or housing on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, while guaranteeing protection of religious freedom. The bill, backed by the Mormon Church and hailed by supporters in the politically conservative state as a model for the nation, was signed by the Republican governor during a ceremony in the packed rotunda of the Utah state Capitol building. Religious organizations would be exempt from those provisions, which add to existing statutes that already barred housing and employment bias on the basis of race, sex, age and other factors.

Obama says doesn't text, tweet, or have a smart phone that records

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:52

Obama speaks at Georgia Tech about efforts to make college more affordableBy Jeff Mason LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - President Barack Obama doesn't send text messages, rarely composes his own tweets, and isn't allowed to have a smart phone that contains a recording device, he said on Thursday. "I do not physically tweet in general," the president said in an interview on the ABC program "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "I don't text. Obama said his teenaged daughters had smart phones and exchanged text messages with their friends, but he was limited for security reasons from having the latest technology. In a reference to the email controversy that has dogged Obama's former secretary of state, host Jimmy Kimmel asked the president if he had Clinton's new email address.


DeMarco Murray, Eagles agree to 5 year deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:32

DeMarco Murray, Eagles agree to 5 year dealThe Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with running back DeMarco Murray.


Police: Man walking dog shot and killed in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:20

 Man walking dog shot and killed in OverbrookPolice say a man was shot and killed while walking his dog in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia


Utah governor signs church-backed anti-discrimination bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:17

After signing it, Gov. Gary Herbert holds up a copy of a bill at the Capitol, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The bill that protects Utah's LGBT residents while also ensuring religious rights became law amid a cheering crowd that contained both clergy and gay rights activists. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Chris Detrick)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday signed into law an anti-discrimination measure that earned the support of the Mormon church amid a crowd that brought smiling clergy members together with LGBT activists draped in rainbow flags.


Transit police shoot man dead in Washington, D.C., subway tunnel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:15
(Reuters) - Transit police in Washington, D.C., fatally shot a man they encountered in a subway tunnel without authorization on Thursday, officials said. Washington Metro Transit police responded to a report of a man on the tracks from a subway operator shortly before 9 p.m. local time, Metro spokeswoman Morgan Dye said. The transit police said on Twitter the suspect was killed inside the tunnel just east of the Potomac Avenue station in Southeast Washington. Further details were not immediately available, and authorities did not say what the man might have been doing in the subway tunnel.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:07

Attorney General Eric Holder announces six pilot cities for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, at the Department of Justice on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Washington. The program in these six cities will look at the police-community relationship as well as develop site-specific plans that will enhance procedural justice, reduce bias and support reconciliation in communities where trust has been eroded. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


NASA launches 4 spacecraft on billion-dollar mission to unlock magnetic mystery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:44
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launches 4 spacecraft on billion-dollar mission to unlock magnetic mystery.

Ex-Marine freed from Mexico jail accused of drunk driving in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:42
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico last year on weapons charges but freed seven months later so he could seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has been arrested in Georgia on suspicion of drunken driving and other traffic offenses. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning after a traffic stop. He was charged with driving under the influence, driving with an open container of an alcoholic beverage, reckless driving and improper passing, according to the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office in Georgia. Tahmooressi, who left the Marines in 2012 after two tours of duty in Afghanistan, was detained in Mexico after arriving at the border from California last March with three guns in his pickup truck.

Obama: no excuse for criminal acts in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:39

Protestors hold a candle-light vigil outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, MissouriU.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday there was no excuse for criminal acts at public protests against racially biased law enforcement practices in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting of two police officers at a protest in Ferguson, which has been the center of a debate over race and policing, triggered a manhunt for suspects and increased tensions in the city. “What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest," Obama said during an appearance on the ABC program "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "But there was no excuse for criminal acts, and whoever fired those shots shouldn’t detract from the issue.


U.S. Army helicopter crash off Florida kills 11; most bodies recovered

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:23

Military Helicopter Crash Florida Rescue crews search waters near Navarre BridgeSearch teams found the wreckage of an Army Black Hawk helicopter that crashed off Florida's Gulf Coast and have recovered the bodies of most of the seven Marines and four soldiers on board, authorities and local media said on Thursday. The Louisiana National Guard said on Thursday that two of the soldiers' bodies had been recovered and the other two were likely still in the submersed aircraft. The remains of the seven Marines also were recovered, the Pensacola News Journal reported, citing the Guard.


OU Football Stages Silent Protest Over Racist Frat Video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:19
Players took field arm-in-arm and stood silently for several minutes.

2 critical after Trenton house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:13

2 critical after Trenton house fireTwo men are in critical condition after a fire broke out in Trenton, New Jersey.


'Violent sleepwalking' defense works for boy's strangler

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:04

Christine Perolini, second from left, is comforted by friends and family on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 after Joseph Anthony Mitchell is found not guilty of killing their four-year-old son, Blake Mitchell. A jury decided unanimously that Joseph Anthony Mitchell is not guilty of murder and attempted murder after an expert witness said he was effectively unconscious at the time of his attacks four years ago. (AP Photo/The Herald-Sun, Christine T. Nguyen)DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The "violent sleepwalking" defense worked for a man who strangled his 4-year-old and tried to kill his other two children.


Caregiver sentenced in death of man left outside for hours

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:51
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A caregiver in Georgia has been found guilty of murder in the death of a developmentally disabled man who was left outside for 10 hours in subfreezing temperatures.