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U.S. Army sergeant pleads guilty to sex ring charges at Texas base

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 08:18
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Army soldier accused of running a prostitution ring at Fort Hood, one of the largest Army bases in the country, pled guilty on Wednesday to 15 charges related to the accusation, officials said on Wednesday. Sergeant 1st Class Gregory McQueen is expected to be sentenced as early as Thursday at the court-martial after pleading guilty to charges including conspiracy to solicit prostitution, adultery and dereliction of duty, the base said in a statement.

5 questions about Silicon Valley gender bias case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 08:18

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, Ellen Pao, right, leaves the Civic Center Courthouse along with her attorney, Therese Lawless, left, during a lunch break in her trial in San Francisco. Plaintiff Pao testified Monday, March 9, 2015, that female employees were treated disrespectfully at the firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and some were not even invited, when the company held a series of events. Pao also told the jury at the civil trial that she complained to management about the atmosphere at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers after learning a female colleague had complained about alleged sexual harassment. The investigator hired by the firm to investigate Pao's complaint concluded there was no gender discrimination at the firm. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ellen Pao testified for a third day on Wednesday in her lawsuit claiming gender bias kept her from advancing at a major Silicon Valley venture capital firm and that she was fired after she complained.


Friend charged as adult in shooting death of Kensington teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 08:11

Friend charged as adult in shooting death of Kensington teenA Kensington teenager has died after being shot and authorities have identified the victim's friend as the suspect charged in his murder.


Brown students protest handling of sex assault allegations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 08:08

Hundreds of Brown University students march across campus, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Providence, R.I., to protest how the college handled recent sexual assault allegations. (AP Photo/Amy Anthony)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hundreds of Brown University students silently marched across campus Wednesday to protest the college's handling of recent sexual assault allegations, saying the school is trying to protect its reputation rather than the victims of assault.


Texas executes gang hit man for killing woman over drug tax

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 08:05

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Manuel Vasquez. He is scheduled for execution Wednesday, March 11, 2015 for the ordered murder of a San Antonio woman who ignored a 10 percent street tax on drugs _ known as a “dime.” (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a San Antonio woman because she didn't pay the gang's 10 percent tax on her illegal drug sales was executed Wednesday evening.


Texas executes gang enforcer Vasquez for murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:59

Manuel Vasquez is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday executed a 46-year-old gang member convicted of murdering a woman because she would not pay extortion money demanded by the Mexican Mafia criminal organization. Manuel Vasquez received a lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville and was pronounced dead at 6:32 p.m. CDT, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said. Vasquez became the 522nd prisoner executed in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state. Vasquez and two co-defendants were convicted of strangling Juanita Ybarra, 51, in 1998 for not paying a 10 percent cut of her drug sales to the Mexican Mafia, the attorney general's office said.


Baby rescued from river after crash released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:59

In this March 7, 2015 photo, officials respond to a report of car in the Spanish Fork River near the Main Street and the Arrowhead Trail Road junction in Spanish Fork, Utah. An 18-month-old girl survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river after being strapped in a car seat upside-down for some 14 hours before being found by a fisherman, but her 25-year-old mother, Lynn Groesbeck, of Springville, was found dead in the car, police said Sunday. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Sammy Jo Hester)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah toddler rescued from a car 14 hours after it crashed into a frigid river was released from a hospital Wednesday, days after the accident that killed her mother.


Toddler rescued from car in Utah river released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:57
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A toddler rescued from a car that plunged into a Utah river last week was released from a Salt Lake City hospital on Wednesday, four days after she was found alive and dangling upside down in her car seat some 14 hours after the crash, the hospital said. The girl, 18-month old Lily Groesbeck, was found by a fisherman on Saturday in a car seat inside the upturned vehicle alongside the body of her 25-year-old mother, Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, who was killed in the accident, police said. The toddler was in the back seat of the car where police said water was just inches away from her face, and was rushed to Primary Children's Hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said on Wednesday the child had been released.

Catalog retailer LL Bean to triple domestic stores by 2020

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:53

FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, shoppers arrive at the L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean officials said Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the company plans to make a bigger push into retail stores by more than tripling the number of locations over the next five years. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean, known for selling its trademark boots via catalog for more than a century, plans to make a bigger push into brick-and-mortar retail by more than tripling the number of domestic stores over the next five years, officials said Wednesday.


Texas executes 46-year-old man for gangland murder of woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:47
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday executed a 46-year-old man, who was a gang member convicted of murdering a woman because she would not pay extortion money demanded by the Mexican Mafia criminal organization. Manuel Vasquez received a lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville and was pronounced dead at 6:32 p.m. CDT, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Cops: Man took woman's body to hospital, said he killed her

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:28
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who police say drove his girlfriend's body to a psychiatric hospital and told staff he killed her has been charged with second-degree murder.

Union signals possible proposal coming to end U.S. refinery strike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:18
The United Steelworkers union (USW) signaled that lead refinery owner representative Shell Oil Co may offer a possible settlement in the coming days that could end the largest refinery strike in 35 years. "Bargaining is continuing," the USW said in the message. "Shell and the USW continue to talk," said Shell spokesman Cameron Yost "We remain committed to negotiating a mutually satisfactory agreement." The national agreement being negotiated by the USW and Shell Oil, the U.S. arm of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, will set the floor on pay and benefits as well as set standards on some safety issues.

U.S. probing report Secret Service agents drove car into White House barrier

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:12
Two senior U.S. Secret Service agents are under investigation for allegations they drove a government car into White House security barricades last week after drinking at a late-night party, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. A Secret Service spokeswoman said the agency was aware of the allegations against the two agents and that "if misconduct is identified, appropriate action will be taken based on established rules and regulations." The Post said one of the agents included a top member of President Barack Obama's protective detail. The Secret Service spokeswoman said in a statement that its director, Joseph Clancy, had been briefed on the allegations and that the investigation had been turned over to the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General.

Witness IDs Tsarnaev as man near slain MIT officer's cruiser

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:12

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, of Somerville, Mass. Investigators said Collier was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass., by Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a botched attempt to obtain his gun several days after the twin explosions. During testimony Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in the federal death penalty trial in Boston of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, MIT Police Chief John DiFava testified he told Collier to "be safe" about an hour before he was shot dead. Prosecutors said the Tsarnaev brothers killed Collier during an unsuccessful attempt to steal his gun. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer said during opening statements that it was Tamerlan Tsarnaev who shot Collier.(AP Photo/Middlesex District Attorney's Office, File)BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student on Wednesday identified Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as the man he saw leaning in to the police cruiser of an MIT officer who was fatally shot three days after the bombings.


Ferguson committed to retaining city police department: mayor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:11
(Reuters) - Ferguson, Missouri, is committed to maintaining its own police department, Mayor James Knowles told a news conference on Wednesday following the announcement that Police Chief Thomas Jackson resigned effective March 19. (Reporting by Carey Gillam in Kansas City, Mo.; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Man gets 4 years in transgender girl's stabbing on train

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to more than 4 years in prison after prosecutors say he stabbed a transgender girl on a transit train in the nation's capital.

Toddler Submerged in Deadly Car Crash Released From Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:05
The toddler who survived a night in frigid temperatures is released from the hospital.

Teen arrested over kidnap attempt caught on video in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:01
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Washington state stemming from an attempted abduction of a toddler that was caught on video and thwarted by the baby's young siblings and other witnesses, officials said on Wednesday. The teenager was taken into custody following several days of interviews, DNA testing and a search warrant on his home in Sprague, southwest of Spokane, where the kidnapping occurred, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said. He is accused of grabbing the 22-month-old boy from his stroller in a city park in broad daylight on Sunday and running off with the baby, in an incident caught on surveillance video by a local grocery store. The toddler and his older siblings, ages 8 and 10, had been left with a babysitter and were playing unattended in the park when the suspect approached and began talking to the children, the sheriff's office said.

Illinois pension reform faces skepticism in high court hearing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 06:55
By Karen Pierog and Hilary Russ SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Reuters) - A state lawyer defending the landmark 2013 pension reform law faced tough questions on Wednesday from an Illinois Supreme Court judge at a high-stakes hearing about whether the legislature had the right to cut benefits. “Aren’t we giving the state the power to modify its contractual obligations whenever it wants?” Justice Robert R. Thomas asked State Solicitor General Carolyn Shapiro.

Sam Bradford wants to earn starting role, recruiting DeMarco Murray

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 06:49

Sam Bradford wants to earn starting role, recruiting DeMarco MurraySam Bradford took to the podium Wednesday afternoon in his first press conference since being named quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles.