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Inmate videos aim to reduce New York prison sexual assaults

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:41

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, inmates walk in a cell block at Coxsackie Correctional Facility in Coxsackie, N.Y. T.J. Parsell, a 54-year-old activist and filmmaker, who as a 17-year-old inmate was raped on his first day behind bars, has just completed videos instructing newcomers to New York state prisons on how to protect themselves from sexual assaults. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — On his first day in a Michigan prison for robbing a photo store with a toy gun, 17-year-old T.J. Parsell was dragged into an empty cell and gang-raped.


Homeless camp in Tucson grows amid legal battle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:24

In this Feb. 25, 2015 photo, Sonny Clenny, 29, sits near a “dream pod” in downtown Tucson, Ariz., at a park where protesters have made a permanent home. The protesters at Veinte de Agosto Park say the growing encampment on a small, one-acre green space is a way to combat city regulations they believe unfairly target the homeless. For city officials and business owners, it’s an eyesore that unfairly takes space away pedestrians and chases away visitors and tourists and their dollars. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Down the street from a row of trendy restaurants and boutiques, government workers scurry to work past dozens of wooden sleeping pods and tents. The growing camp in a Tucson city park near the highway exit that leads to a revitalized downtown is the scene of a pitched battle between city officials concerned with nurturing its core and protesters who say the city has unfairly criminalized homelessness.


Family: Missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:16

Missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib found deadThe family of missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib says the teen has been found dead.


Seal stranded on Maine snowbank needs some help getting home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 04:52

In this photo provided by the Wells, Maine Police Department, a seal is stranded on a snowbank in Wells on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Members of the Wells Police Department and the Marine Mammals of Maine organization rescued the seal and returned it to the waters of Wells Harbor. (AP Photo/Wells Police Department, Officer Kevin Schoff)WELLS, Maine (AP) — Humans aren't the only ones vexed by New England's high snowbanks.


Another confirmed case of rabies in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 04:44

Another confirmed case of rabies in Camden CountyHealth Department officials in Camden County are putting out an alert after another confirmed case of rabies.


Aaron Hernandez still flashes swagger, smile at murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 04:28

FILE - In this panel of 2015 file photos, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits in court during his murder trial in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez still flashes swagger and a smile during his trial. For the most part, he has appeared to pay close attention to what happened in the courtroom, even when it was dry and technical. On days when his relatives attend, Hernandez turns on the charm. (AP Photo/Pool, File)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez peers into a monitor as it displays evidence in his murder trial.


Hillary Clinton urges action to achieve women's equality

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 04:14

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to a crowd in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Clinton, a likely U.S. presidential candidate, is urging the world to take action and address "the great unfinished business of the 21st century" _ the achievement of equality for women that 189 nations called for at a groundbreaking U.N. conference 20 years ago. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Hillary Clinton, a likely U.S. presidential candidate, is urging the world to take action and address "the great unfinished business of the 21st century" — the achievement of equality for women that 189 nations called for at a groundbreaking U.N. conference 20 years ago.


Sources: Man killed, woman shot 8 times in West Philadelphia neighbor dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:59

 Man dead, woman shot 8 times in West Philadelphia neighbor disputeA man is dead and a woman is critical after a shooting in West Philadelphia that may have stemmed from an argument between neighbors.


2 Coast Guard Academy cadets killed in spring break crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:51
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Two Coast Guard Academy cadets killed in a spring break car crash in New Jersey were international students from the Republic of Georgia, a spokesman said Sunday.

Family: Missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:38

 Missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib found deadThe family of missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib says the teen has been found dead.


Baby found alive in car 14 hours after car crashes into river

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:20

Baby found alive in car 14 hours after crash in riverA baby survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river after being strapped in a car seat upside-down for about 14 hours before being found by a fisherman.


Baby found alive in car 14 hours after car crashes into river

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:20

Baby found alive in car 14 hours after car crashes into riverA baby survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river after being strapped in a car seat upside-down for about 14 hours before being found by a fisherman.


Fires dwindling in Illinois oil train blaze after derailment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 02:28
(Reuters) - Firefighters on Sunday were still working to extinguish the last of a series of fires that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, a local official said. The incident marked the latest in a series of derailments in North America involving trains hauling crude oil, heightening focus on rail safety. Nobody was injured in the fiery Thursday wreck, in which 21 cars of a 105-car BNSF train that originated in North Dakota derailed about 3 miles outside Galena, a town of just over 3,000 near the border with Wisconsin. Five of the 103 cars packed with Bakken crude oil caught fire, sending plumes of black smoke and fireballs over the area, city and company officials said.

Fires dwindling in Illinois oil train blaze after derailment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 02:28
(Reuters) - Firefighters on Sunday were still working to extinguish the last of a series of fires that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, a local official said. The incident marked the latest in a series of derailments in North America involving trains hauling crude oil, heightening focus on rail safety. Nobody was injured in the fiery Thursday wreck, in which 21 cars of a 105-car BNSF train that originated in North Dakota derailed about 3 miles outside Galena, a town of just over 3,000 near the border with Wisconsin. Five of the 103 cars packed with Bakken crude oil caught fire, sending plumes of black smoke and fireballs over the area, city and company officials said.

Teen killer, Pamela Smart's student and lover, up for parole

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:47

FILE - In this 1991 file photo Pamela Smart, testifies in Rockingham County Superior Court in Exeter, N.H. Smart was convicted of conspiring with her 15 year-old lover, William "Billy" Flynn, to kill her 24 year-old husband, Greggory Smart, on May 1, 1990, in Derry, N.H. Smart is serving a life without parole sentence. Flynn pleaded guilty to killing her husband and has a parole hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When 16-year-old Billy Flynn gunned down the husband of his high school instructor and lover, Pamela Smart, in 1990, the trial became an instant tabloid sensation. Its lurid details aired gavel-to-gavel on television years before the O.J. Simpson spectacle and spawned movies and books.


ESPN: LeSean McCoy, Bills agree to 5-year, $40M deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:40

 LeSean McCoy, Bills agree to 5-year, $40M dealLeSean McCoy and the Bills have agreed to a five-year, $40 million contract that includes $26.5 million in guaranteed money, according to the star running back's agent.


Toddler rescued from car 14 hours after Utah river plunge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:37
The 18-month-old girl was flown to hospital after she was discovered by a fisherman on Saturday, Spanish Fork Police Department Lieutenant Matt Johnson said. Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, the girl's 25-year-old mother, who was the driver, died in the accident. When authorities arrived, they discovered the girl in her car seat, police said.

2 Coast Guard Academy cadets killed in spring break crash in Mercer County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:36

2 Coast Guard Academy cadets killed in spring break crash in Mercer CountyOfficials at the Coast Guard Academy say two cadets have been killed and a third injured in a spring break car crash in New Jersey.


Survey: US gas prices jump 21 cents a gallon in 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:36
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas has jumped 21 cents in the past two weeks to $2.54.

Man, 22, struck and killed on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 01:18

Man, 22, struck and killed on I-95Delaware State Police are investigating a crash in Christiana that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.