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Oklahoma mother kills two sons, then herself, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 01:18
(Reuters) - A mother in northeastern Oklahoma shot and killed her two grown sons while they slept, then killed herself, law enforcement officials said Sunday. Rebecca Smith, 48, also known as Rebecca Brown, fatally shot her sons Levi Brown, 25, and Garrett Brown, 24, on Saturday morning while they slept in a Webbers Falls home they shared with her, according to the Muskogee County Sheriff's Department. The woman left a suicide note, called her brother to tell him she was going to commit suicide and then killed herself, the sheriff's department said. ...

Funeral for 2nd NYC officer slain by gunman begins

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 01:12

Mayor eulogizes officer as cops outside turn backsA funeral has begun for a New York Police Department officer shot to death with his partner in their patrol car two weeks ago.


Summary of counts facing marathon bombing suspect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 01:06
Jury selection starts Monday for the trial of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on 30 federal counts. Here are the charges against him:

A look at judge and lawyers in marathon bomb trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 01:05

FILE - This panel of file photos shows attorneys David Bruck, left, July Clarke, center, and Miriam Conrad, right, who are the defense team for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jury selection for Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in federal court in Boston. (AP Photos/File)Key players in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for which jury selection begins Monday:


Timeline of events in the Boston Marathon bombing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 01:04
A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013. Jury selection is set to begin Monday for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who defenders say was influenced by his older brother, Tamerlan.

Limo driver shot and killed in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 00:39

Limo driver shot and killed in West PhiladelphiaA limo driver was found shot and killed inside a vehicle in West Philadelphia.


Mental health advocates seek relief for autistic Va. inmate

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:27
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mental health and civil liberties advocates are urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to intervene in the case of a Virginia inmate with autism who faces trial Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a correctional officer.

Migrant flow into US from Caribbean spikes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:05

In this Feb. 6, 2014 photo made available by the USCG shows a group of migrants standing on their overturned boat off the coast of Port St. Lucie, Fla. The migrants were from Haiti, India and the Bahamas. The USCG retrieved three deceased women. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the flow of migrants through the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Straits in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 included 5,585 Haitians and 3,940 Cubans, along with hundreds of people from the Dominican Republic and other countries in the Caribbean and elsewhere. (AP Photo/United States Coast Guard)MIAMI (AP) — Just starting a five-year sentence for illegally re-entering the United States, George Lewis stared at the officers staring back at him at Miami's federal detention center and considered whether he'd risk getting on another smuggler's boat — a chance that soaring numbers of Caribbean islanders are taking — once he's deported again.


Refugees expand cultural diversity in remote Texas cities

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:59

Fatin Jasmin Naser Hussein, standing, of Iraq talks with Maria Figueroa of the Dominican Republic, left, and other classmates as they complete some work in a English as a second language class at the Alta Vista Learning Center, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Abilene, Texas. Texas has led the nation in refugee resettlements over the last four years and continues to attract others who move to the state on their own. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A new Thai and sushi restaurant sits on a busy corner, not far from the vast prairie that once epitomized Texas' early cattle ranching days.


Shipping container home readying for Detroit debut

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:55

In a Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, an unusual home takes shape inside General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Detroit, intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city’s economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock. Skilled-trades workers from the factory that makes the electric Chevrolet Volt perform framing, electrical and plumbing work. Come spring, the house-in-progress will be delivered to Detroit’s North End neighborhood and secured on a foundation where a blighted home once stood. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — An unusual home taking shape inside General Motors' sprawling Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city's economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock.


Driver loses control in Maple Shade

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:21

Driver loses control in Maple ShadeA man escaped serious injury after police say he lost control of his car on wet roads in Camden County.


Mercury Records co-founder Steinberg dies at 94

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:19
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A co-founder of Mercury Records and an innovator in the digital music industry has died. Irwin Steinberg was 94.

2nd NYPD funeral follows cold, wet day of mourning

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:11

Funeral for 2nd NYC officer slain by gunman beginsThousands of uniformed police officers from across the country are expected to attend the funeral Sunday of the second New York Police Department officer shot to death with his partner in their patrol car two weeks ago.


N. Korea blasts US for sanctions over Sony attack

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 21:13

N. Korea blasts US for sanctions over Sony attackNorth Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures - the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader.


Jury selection begins in trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 21:03

Photograph of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect in Boston Marathon bombing, is seen on his page of Russian social networking site Vkontakte, as pictured in St. PetersburgBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of the man accused of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others in the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, could get the death penalty if convicted in federal court in Boston. He has pleaded not guilty to all 30 charges against him. ...


1 of 2 escaped prisoners caught in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 21:00

1 of 2 escaped prisoners caught in Berks CountyPennsylvania State Police say an escaped prisoner is now back behind bars, but another is still on the run.


Mailbox explodes in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 20:53

Mailbox explodes in Cherry Hill, New JerseyPolice are searching for the person who blew up a mailbox in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


How 7-Year-Old Crash Survivor Made 'Miracle' Walk to Safety

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 20:40
There's 'no medical or scientific reasoning' for how a 7-year-old girl could have survived plane crash that killed everyone else, experts say.

Missing Ridley Township boy found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 20:32

Missing Ridley Township boy found safePolice in Delaware County say a 10-year-old boy who went missing in Ridley Township has been found.


Police search for missing Ridley Township boy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 19:36

Missing Ridley Township boy found safePolice in Delaware County are asking the public's helping in locating a missing child.