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Jury finds Utah teen guilty in sheriff's deputy's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 04:05

Defense lawyer Dean Zabriskie consoles Meagan Grunwald at the conclusion of her trial Friday, May 8, 2015, in Provo, Utah. A jury on Friday began the process of deciding whether the teenager accused in a crime spree that left a deputy dead was violently in love when she drove a speeding getaway car or a terrified victim held at gunpoint by an explosive man. (Al Hartmann/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Pool)PROVO, Utah (AP) — A jury found a Utah teenager guilty Saturday in a 50-mile crime spree that left one sheriff's deputy dead and another wounded.


5 injured in 6-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 03:14

5 injured in 6-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in MayfairFive people have been taken to the hospital after a crash that involved six vehicles on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia's Mayfair section.


Search for armed suspect in 7-Eleven robbery on City Avenue

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 03:13

Search for armed suspect in 7-Eleven robbery on City AvenuePolice are searching for the armed suspect who held up a 7-Eleven store in Lower Merion Twp., Pennsylvania early Saturday morning.


Michigan man recites Muslim call to prayer in all 50 states

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 03:11
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan marketing executive has recited the Muslim call to prayer in all 50 states.

Officials still working to ID victims of Atlanta plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 02:45
ATLANTA (AP) — A medical examiner in Atlanta is still working to positively identify the four people killed when a small plane crashed into an Atlanta interstate.

Chaos after deputy shoots man inside Colorado Springs store

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 02:44

The Colorado Springs Police Department responds to a shooting inside Hobby Lobby off 8th Street in Colorado Springs, Colo. where at least one person was transported from the scene by ambulance Friday, May 8, 2015. Police have said that everything is secure and safe at this time, but have not yet released additional details. (Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette via AP)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Witnesses described a chaotic scene after shots rang out inside a Hobby Lobby store in Colorado Springs on Friday, sending shoppers and employees scrambling for an emergency exit, setting off an alarm.


Family finds answers despite mistrial in missing-boy case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 02:40

Defense attorney Harvey Fishbein, left, speaks to reporters during a break in the trial of Pedro Hernandez in New York, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Jurors deliberating in the murder trial of Hernandez, a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, says they're deadlocked — for a second time. But a judge is telling them to keep trying for a verdict. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, the father of Etan Patz believed he knew who killed his 6-year-old son on the way to school in 1979, and it wasn't the man whose trial he just endured.


Mitsubishi recalls cars for faulty defrosters, head lights

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 02:36
NEW YORK (AP) — Mitsubishi is recalling more than 130,000 cars because of two separate issues that could lead to reduced visibility for drivers and raise the risk of a crash.

Surveillance video sought of fatal duck boat accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 02:15
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Surveillance video could help confirm witness accounts of an amphibious tourist boat crash that killed a woman on a downtown Philadelphia street at the height of rush hour, authorities said Saturday.

WWII soldier's gift to mom, lost for 73 years, returns home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 02:05

In this photo taken, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Don Lamoureux displays a World War II era pillow sham at a senior center in Millville, Mass., which his son purchased from an online auction site. Dominic O’Gara had mailed the elaborate pillow sham from his U.S. Army base in California to his mother in Millville in 1942. The Lamoureux's tried to find the soldier’s relatives to give it to them, but were unable to find any. The plan now is to put the sham on display in the town’s senior center, just yards from the house where the O’Gara family once lived. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)MILLVILLE, Mass. (AP) — This is the story of a loving tribute from a soldier preparing for war to his mother on the other side of the continent, who didn't know if she would ever see her boy again.


Agency cites pilot error in fatal hot air balloon crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 01:55
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The failure of a pilot to stay clear of power lines contributed to the crash of a hot air balloon last year in Virginia that killed him and two passengers, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

Nun, activists did not sabotage Tennessee nuclear site: appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 01:41
An 85-year-old nun and two Army veterans sent to prison after breaking into a U.S. defense site for storing enriched uranium for nuclear bombs did not commit sabotage and should be re-sentenced, an appeals court has ruled. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the convictions on the charge of sabotage on Friday for Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, whose actions in July 2012 embarrassed government officials and prompted changes in security. The court upheld their convictions for damaging government property but ordered that they be re-sentenced on those charges in light of the time they have served.

Feds: Grandmother hid pill mill ring behind suburban facade

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 01:26

 a string of pill mills that raked in $17.5 million in four years. (Blount County Sheriffs Office via AP)KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — To neighbors, Sylvia Hofstetter was a wealthy businesswoman and grandmother who threw extravagant pool parties and went all out to decorate her upscale suburban home on Christmas and Halloween.


Severe storms, possible tornadoes to batter Great Plains

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 01:23
Residents in parts of Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas were bracing on Saturday for severe thunderstorms that could spawn tornadoes, just days after a series of twisters tore through several Great Plains states, leaving one person dead. The National Weather Service issued a warning saying there was an "enhanced risk" of severe weather beginning on Saturday afternoon that could bring hail, strong winds, flash floods and possibly conditions leading to tornadoes. "The area of greatest concern is from southeast Colorado to portions of Texas," it said in its advisory. "The primary threat with these storms will be very large hail, but damaging winds and even a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out." The storm system could bring lashing wind and rain as far north as Kansas and southern Nebraska, and to parts of central Texas, including Dallas and its suburbs.

Trip to Cuba represents Minnesota Orchestra's revival

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 01:02

In this Jan. 15, 2015 photo, Osmo Vanska conducts the Minnesota Orchestra's rehearsal for the 12th annual Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute concert at Orchestra Hall Auditorium in Minneapolis. The orchestra will be the first ensemble from the U.S. to perform in Cuba since President Barack Obama moved to re-establish ties and rebuild economic relations with the Communist-led country. CEO Kevin Smith told musicians Thursday, May 7, that the group will play two concerts at the Cubadisco Festival in May. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba this week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the United States and the communist nation, but also healing for an acclaimed ensemble that was "almost destroyed" by a long and bitter lockout.


Family of black bears chase tourists on bridge at Yellowstone National Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 00:59

Family of black bears chase tourists on bridge at Yellowstone National ParkA family of black bears are seen chasing tourists in a video captured at Yellowstone National Park.


Florida principal arrested partially unclothed with student in marijuana-smoke-filled car

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 00:46

Florida principal arrested partially unclothed with student in marijuana-smoke-filled carAuthorities say a Florida principal has been arrested after she was caught partially unclothed in a marijuana-smoke-filled car with a student.


No NYPD uniform, but big role for plainclothes cops

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 23:59

Police officers salute as the procession for New York City Police officer Brian Moore passes after his funeral mass, Friday, May 8, 2015, at the St. James Roman Catholic church in Seaford, N.Y. The 25-year-old died Monday, two days after he was shot in Queens. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — They could be riding with unsuspecting New Yorkers on the subway. Or behind the wheel in a car in midtown Manhattan traffic. Or mingling with revelers at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square.


At Christian University, Jeb Bush seeks support from evangelicals

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 23:51

Probable U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush delivers the commencement address at Liberty University in LynchburgBy Steve Holland LYNCHBURG, Va. (Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush sought to bolster his support among evangelical Christians on Saturday in remarks at a Christian university, accusing liberals of trying to undermine religious freedom. The potential presidential candidate in the November 2016 election gave the commencement speech to 34,000 people in the football stadium at Liberty University, a school founded by evangelical leader Jerry Falwell. The former Florida governor, who is competing with a variety of Republican rivals for support from the Christian right, cited a series of cases that, he said, showed religious freedom was under assault and considered by some to be an "obstacle to enlightened thought." One was an attempt by President Barack Obama's administration to require businesses to include contraception coverage in their employees' health insurance as part of Obama's signature healthcare law.


Appeals court sends 'dead zone' lawsuit back to judge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 23:48
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge who ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to regulate farm runoff and other pollution blamed for the Gulf of Mexico's annual oxygen-depleted "dead zone" must take a second crack at his ruling.