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NC prosecutor details the shootings of 3 Muslims students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:05

Murder defendant Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, enters Durham Criminal Superior Court in Durham, N.C., for his Monday, April 6, 2015 death penalty hearing. Presiding Judge Orlando Hudson found that Hicks, charged with first-degree murder in the killing of three Muslim college students, can face a death penalty trial. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Harry Lynch)DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When he was arrested, prosecutors say the man charged with killing three North Carolina college students had possession of the murder weapon, gunshot residue on his hands and blood from one of the victims splattered on his pants.

Court appearances continue in Sharper sex-assault case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:01

File- This March 23, 2015, file photo shows former NFL safety Darren Sharper appearing in Los Angeles Superior Court. Sharper is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court in New Orleans to face federal charges that he drugged women in order to rape them. A member of the Saints team that won the Super Bowl in 2010, Sharper was set to appear Monday, April 6, 2015, before a federal magistrate judge. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, Pool, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper's next appearance on drug and sexual-assault charges is scheduled for a state court in New Orleans.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 15:01
"We want Iran not to have nuclear weapons precisely because we can't bank on the nature of the regime changing." — President Barack Obama in an NPR News interview.

Relatives: Man, kids died from carbon monoxide poisoning

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:51

Onlookers gather outside of a house, where police say seven children and one adult have been found dead Monday, April 6, 2015, in Princess Anne, Md. Officers were sent to the home Monday after being contacted by a concerned co-worker of the adult. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Joe Lamberti)PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A man and his seven children found dead in their Maryland home Monday were poisoned by carbon monoxide from a generator they were using after the power company cut off their electricity, a couple who identified themselves as the man's mother and stepfather said.

Maine's Republican governor renews welfare-reform push

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:08
By Dave Sherwood BRUNSWICK, Maine (Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage on Monday revived legislation to crack down on welfare fraud, making good on a 2014 campaign promise to tighten restrictions on the state's public assistance programs and help speed the transition from "welfare to work." LePage's bill would require applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to apply for three jobs before receiving state aid, while prohibiting use of electronic benefit cards to purchase tobacco, liquor, tattoos, lottery tickets or to pay for bail. "This legislation is about a fundamental culture shift in Maine's economy and government," LePage, a Republican, said. Democrats lost control of the Maine Senate in the November elections but retained their majority in the House. "We are looking to find common ground with the governor on welfare reform," said Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves.

Coast Guard: Ship hits 2 others on Mississippi; oil spills

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:40
CONVENT, La. (AP) — About 420 gallons of oil spilled into the Mississippi River and a nine-mile stretch of the waterway was closed after a ship broke free of its mooring in southern Louisiana and hit two other vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Police seek to ID suspect in shooting of boy lying in bed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sleeping 8-year-old boy shot in the head when a stranger opened fire in his house was listed in critical but stable condition on Monday as police asked for the public's help in finding the gunman.

The Latest: Duke holds off Wisconsin to win national title

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:59

Duke players celebrate after the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game against Wisconsin Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis. Duke won 68-63. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The party is sure to last far into the night back in North Carolina, where thousands of fans packed inside Cameron Indoor Stadium to watch Duke win the national championship.

Suspect held on $1M bail after discovery of human remains

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:39

Carlos Colina, left, speaks with his attorney John Cunha, Jr., right, during his arraignment in Cambridge District Court in Medford, Mass., Monday, April 6, 2015. Colina was charged with being an accessory after the crime of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and the improper disposal of human remains, after the discovery of human remains in Cambridge on Saturday. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Chitose Suzuki, Pool)MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A man facing charges in connection with the discovery of human body parts inside a discarded duffel bag was ordered held on $1 million at his arraignment Monday.

Rape charges dropped against Chicago Uber driver

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:34

-UAn illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign(Reuters) - Charges against a Chicago Uber driver who was accused of raping a female passenger late last year were dropped on Monday, officials said. Sally Daly, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, said new evidence was brought to prosecutors prompting them to dismiss the charges against Maxime Fohounhedo. "This new evidence was thoroughly reviewed and authenticated and after consultation with the complaining witness the charges were dismissed." The Chicago Tribune newspaper reported that the evidence was a video, roughly nine minutes in length, which Fohounhedo recorded with his cell phone during the November ride. A second Chicago Uber driver was charged with sexually assaulting a passenger in January.

Black teen shot dead by Illinois police shot in back: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:32
(Reuters) - A black teenager killed by police outside of Chicago over the weekend was shot twice in the back after attempting to steal an illegal handgun, officials and local media said on Monday. The Zion Police Department said in a statement that 17-year-old Justus Howell met with another teenager to buy the gun before trying to wrestle it away. The seller, 18-year-old Tramond Peet whose account was the basis of the police statement, said one round was fired during the struggle. The Chicago Tribune newspaper reported the Lake County Coroner's Office said that Howell was killed by two gunshot wounds to the back - one piercing his heart, spleen and liver, and the other striking his right shoulder.

Consumer groups say YouTube Kids app is deceiving

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.

Hamels, Phillies fall 8-0 to Red Sox in opener

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:53

Hamels, Phillies fall 8-0 to Red Sox in openerBoston newcomer Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs, Clay Buchholz threw three-hit ball over seven innings and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-0 in an interleague opener Monday.

AccuWeather: A gloomy change moves in overnight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:44

 Mild, But Cloudy and Damp TodayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says expect a raw, damp, chilly stretch for most of the week ahead

Members of St. Joseph's softball team release statement on hazing allegations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:31

Members of St. Joseph's softball team release statement on hazing allegationsMembers of the St. Joseph's University women's softball team have responded to allegations involved in hazing.

5 adults, child injured in Boothwyn collision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:27

5 adults, child injured in Boothwyn collisionFive adults and a child are hospitalized after a crash in Boothwyn, Delaware County.

Armed man in custody after West Oak Lane barricade, 7 kids safe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:24

Armed man in custody after West Oak Lane barricade, 7 kids safePhiladelphia police say an armed man who barricaded himself inside a West Oak Lane home is in custody and seven children who were once inside have been released.

Man shot and killed in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:21

Man shot and killed in GermantownA man was shot and killed in the Germantown section of Philadelphia Monday night.

2 shooting victims show up at Plymouth Township gas station

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:19

2 shooting victims show up at Plymouth Township gas stationPolice in Montgomery County have a mystery on their hands after two shooting victims drove to a Plymouth Township gas station.

Prosecutor: Boston Marathon bomber wanted to terrorize US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:06

In this March 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston. Prosecutors rested their case against Tsarnaev on Monday, March 30, 2015, after jurors saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — As he planted a backpack containing a bomb near a group of children, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made a coldblooded decision aimed at punishing America for its wars in Muslim countries, a federal prosecutor told the jury during closing arguments Monday at Tsarnaev's death penalty trial.