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Ex-al-Qaida spokesman tells of meeting bin Laden

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 23:34

In this courtroom sketch, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, center, is flanked by his legal team Monday, March 3, 2014 during jury selection at the start of his trial in New York on charges that he conspired to kill Americans and support terrorists in his role as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks. Abu Ghaith is Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and is the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to face trial on U.S. soil since the Sept. 11 attacks. Seated at right is defense attorney Stanley Cohen. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)NEW YORK (AP) — In a courtroom surprise, Al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks took the witness stand on his own behalf Wednesday at his terrorism trial, testifying that Osama bin Laden asked him in 2001 to lecture to training camp recruits.


U.S. Naval Academy sex-assault accuser grilled over inconsistencies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 23:13
By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A defense attorney on Wednesday grilled a female U.S. Naval Academy midshipman, who alleges she was sexually assaulted by a fellow student, about inconsistencies in her cooperation with investigators. In a second day of testimony in former Academy football player Joshua Tate's court-martial, the 22-year-old woman said she had been torn about pursuing her allegations that Tate sexually assaulted her in April 2012 when she was heavily drunk at a party. Internally, I didn't," she said, responding to a question from Jason Ehrenburg, Tate's attorney. Ehrenburg played a recording of a phone conversation between Tate and the woman discussing the Navy investigation, in which she said, "I don't want this to go anywhere." The woman, now a senior at the elite service school in Annapolis, Maryland, later took part in television interviews in which she discussed the alleged assault.

Kia doesn't lose Soul in improvements for 2014

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 23:06

This undated photo made available by Kia shows the 2014 Kia Soul. (AP Photo/Kia)The animated and dapper hamsters in Kia's television ads aren't the only ones who ride comfortably in Kia's newly revamped Soul five-door hatchback.


Fact sheet: 2014 Kia Soul

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 23:06
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Jagger pays tribute to companion, Stones halt tour

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:55

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2013 file photo shows fashion designer L'Wren Scott at the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection launch party at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, Calif. Scott, a fashion designer, was found dead, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Manhattan. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger paid poignant tribute to his late companion, designer L'Wren Scott, on Tuesday, calling her his "lover and best friend" and saying he was struggling to understand why she might have taken her own life.


Ex-al-Qaida spokesman testifies at New York trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:49
NEW YORK (AP) — Al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks has taken the witness stand on his own behalf at his New York trial on charges that he conspired to kill Americans and aid al-Qaida.

Winning tickets in $400 million lottery jackpot sold in Florida and Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:34
(Reuters) - The holders of two winning tickets sold in Florida and Maryland will share about $400 million from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, lottery officials said, marking the third-highest jackpot in the game's history. The winning numbers were 11, 19, 24, 33, 51 and 7, according to the Mega Millions website. One winning ticket was sold at Lady's Liquor in La Plata, Maryland, lottery officials said on Twitter on Wednesday. The other ticket was sold at a Sunoco gas station in Merritt Island, east of Orlando, Florida, drawing a crowd of news crews early on Wednesday, the store manager said.

Bin Laden son-in-law takes stand in New York court in own defense

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:33

Still image taken from an undated video of Suleiman Abu GhaithBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Suleiman Abu Ghaith took the stand in his own defense Wednesday in New York federal court against charges that he conspired to kill Americans. Abu Ghaith, a former al Qaeda spokesman, is one of the highest profile people to face terrorism-related charges in a civilian court in the United States. The U.S. government contends that Abu Ghaith, 48, became a leader of al Qaeda militants after the September 11, 2001, attacks as a spokesman and recruiter of fighters, and that he knew of planned attacks against the United States. Abu Ghaith is also accused of providing material support and resources to terrorists and conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists.


Delay of ex-Penn State official's lawsuit affirmed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:31
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A judge has reaffirmed his decision to let former Penn State president Graham Spanier put off his defamation lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh and his law firm.

US announces $1.2B Toyota settlement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:21

Attorney General Eric Holder, left, accompanied by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, announces a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota over its disclosure of safety problems, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.


Sentencing for Army general could wrap Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:18

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, left, leaves the Fort Bragg courthouse, Monday, March 17, 2014 with his defense attorney Richard Scheff. Sinclair, who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up as he told a judge that he'd failed the female captain who had leveled the most serious accusations against him. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, Johnny Horne)FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The sentencing hearing for an Army general who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates is expected to wrap up Wednesday after testimony by friends and colleagues who praised his leadership.


Ex-al-Qaida spokesman to testify at New York trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 22:14
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law says his client will testify on his own behalf at his New York terrorism trial.

UN chief heads to Moscow, Kiev

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 21:46
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is heading to Moscow and Kiev to try to resolve the crisis between Russia and Ukraine over the Crimean Peninsula.

Seattle looks at helipad rules after deadly crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 21:23

In this photo provided by KOMO-TV, a car burns at the scene of a news helicopter crash outside the KOMO-TV studios near the space needle in Seattle on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The chopper was taking off from a helipad on KOMO-TV's roof when it went down at a busy downtown intersection and hit three vehicles, starting them on fire and spewing burning fuel down the street. Two people on board the helicopter died. (AP Photo/KOMO-TV, Kelly Koopmans) MANDATORY CREDIT: KOMO-TVSEATTLE (AP) — The news helicopter had just stopped at a helipad to refuel on its way to another assignment when it crashed and burst into flames yards from the Space Needle in the heart of Seattle, killing the two men on board and seriously injuring a third man who was on fire when he escaped from his car.


U.S. to announce $1.2B Toyota settlement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 21:13

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2010 file photo released by the Utah Highway Patrol, a Toyota Camry is shown after it crashed as it exited Interstate 80 in Wendover, Utah. Police suspect problems with the Camry's accelerator or floor mat caused the crash that left two people dead and two others injured. The Wall Street Journal is reporting Wednesday March 19, 2014 the U.S. Justice Department may reach a $ 1 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp., ending a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems. (AP Photo/Utah Highway Patrol, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp., concluding a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems, according to a person close to the investigation.


New 'Star Wars' set 30 years after 'Jedi'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 21:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new "Star Wars" has an official timeline and one confirmed returning character: robot R2-D2.