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Appeals court won't delay or move Tsarnaev trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 03:24

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jury selection for Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — The trial of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can begin as scheduled Monday in Boston after a federal appeals court ruled that the defense had not met the "extraordinary" standard required to justify its intervention.


Officers salute police boss, mayor at cop's wake

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 02:39

Mourners arrive for the wake of New York Police Department Officer Wenjian Liu at Aievoli Funeral Home, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Liu and his partner, Officer Rafael Ramos, were killed Dec. 20, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) and Police Commissioner William Bratton have been saluted as they entered a funeral home for an officer's wake.


Seven-year-old girl survives Kentucky plane crash: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 02:34
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A seven-year-old girl survived when a small plane in which she was flying with her family crashed in the Kentucky woods, killing her parents, an older sister and a teenage cousin, police said on Saturday. The crash Friday night killed 48-year-old Marty Gutzler, his 46-year-old wife, Kimberly Gutzler, their nine-year-old daughter Piper Gutzler and 14-year-old Sierra Wilder, a cousin, according to Kentucky State Police. The family was from Nashville, Illinois, police said. The surviving daughter was able to walk to a nearby home to seek help, police said. ...

After spotlight, Ferguson faces a challenging road forward

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 02:28
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — It's doubtful they were aware, but the rioters who torched Juanita Morris' dress shop had strayed a couple of blocks beyond the Ferguson city limits and into the town of Dellwood. Such is the indiscriminate nature of rage.

Citing drought, California town rushes water plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 02:27
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's drought declaration has triggered only local limits such as restrictions on washing cars or watering lawns for most communities, but one Pacific Coast tourist town has seized it as an opportunity to build a long-desired desalination plant.

Body found in Schuylkill River in Manayunk

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 02:21

 Body found in Schuylkill River is Shane MontgomeryPolice say a body has been found in the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Manayunk section Saturday afternoon.


U.S. appeals court denies request to delay Boston Marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 01:52

Demonstrators asserting that evidence of the Boston Marathon bombing was fabricated stand outside the federal courthouse ahead of a pre-trial conference for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Saturday denied a last-ditch request by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay his trial on charges of killing three people and injuring more than 260 in the attack. Attorneys for Tsarnaev, 21, had also sought to have the trial moved out of Boston, the site of the April 15, 2013, bombing, which stands as the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. Jury selection in the trial at U.S. District Court in Boston is due to begin on Monday. (Reporting By Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Kevin Liffey)


NASA explores inflatable spacecraft technology

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 01:49

This May 14, 2012 photo provided by NASA Langley shows the inflatable structure of a Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, background, made up of high-tech fabric rings, similar to those seen in the foreground, at NASA Langley research center in Hampton, Va. When Orbital Sciences resumes sending supplies to the International Space Station, its Antares rocket will carry an experimental inflatable spacecraft technology that engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center have been working on for more than a decade. (AP Photo/ NASA Langley, Kathy Barnstorff)NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child's toy design may help solve the problem. Safely landing a large spacecraft on the Red planet is just one of many engineering challenges the agency faces as it eyes an ambitious goal of sending humans into deep space later this century.


2 fetuses found dead along San Diego County road

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 01:42

2 fetuses found dead along San Diego County roadAuthorities say two well-developed human fetuses, apparently twins, were found dead along a road near a San Diego County church.


Career of retiring US Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 01:35
A look at the life of U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who is retiring:

1 dead, 1 critically injured in Camden shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 01:33

1 dead, 1 critically injured in Camden shootingPolice are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead and a woman critically injured in Camden, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


2 men questioned in Strawberry Mansion murder, 3rd sought

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 01:25

2 men questioned in Strawberry Mansion murder, 3rd soughtTwo men are being questioned and police are looking for a third man after a murder in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section late Friday night.


AccuWeather:Wintry Mix and Rain On the Way

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:57

Wintry Mix and Rain On the WayMeteorologist Chris Sowers says parts of our viewing area will see ice Saturday morning before a change to rain.


Governors' inaugurals fueled by political donors

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:56

Eddie Deen, owner of Eddie Deen & Company Catering, stands inside his restaurant near Terrell, Texas on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. He will be providing the barbecue for Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott's inaugural barbecue. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When it comes to parties, ringing in the new year has nothing on the swearing-in soirees for governors across the country.


Baby gorilla shunned by mom moves to 2nd Ohio zoo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:34
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A baby gorilla raised by human keepers wearing hairy vests has moved to a new Ohio zoo as the search for a surrogate mother for her continues.

Obama Sanctions North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 23:28
The White House says North Korean attack was a threat to national security.

Suspect in U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya, Tanzania, dies before NY trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 22:41

A courtroom sketch shows Nazih al-Ragye known by the alias Abu Anas al-Liby as he appears in Manhattan Federal Court for an arraignment in New York(Reuters) - A suspected al Qaeda figure alleged to have helped plan the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya has died in New York just days ahead of his scheduled trial, his son and the prosecutor said on Saturday. Abu Anas al-Liby (also spelled al-Libi), whose real name was Nazih al-Ragye, was seized by U.S. forces in October 2013 in the Libyan capital Tripoli and brought to the United States to face criminal charges stemming from the bombings, which killed 224 people. ...


3 injured in Southwest Philadelphia rowhome fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 22:33

3 injured in Southwest Philadelphia rowhome fireThree people, including a 70-year-old man, were injured in a fast-moving rowhome fire in Southwest Philadelphia.


12 hurt in 35-vehicle pileups in New Hampshire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 22:28

In this frame grab made from aerial video provided by WCVB-TV, emergency personnel work the scene along Interstate Route 93 near Ashland, N.H., where a New Hampshire State Police spokesman says 35 vehicles were involved in two separate pileups after some fast-moving snow squalls, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/WCVB-TV)ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say a dozen people were injured in interstate pileups involving 35 vehicles amid whiteout conditions from snow squalls.


Donna Douglas, 'Beverly Hillbillies' star, is dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 21:56

Donna Douglas, 'Beverly Hillbillies' star, is deadDonna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died.