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Boy to stand trial in death of pal whose body was in selfie

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:17
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who fatally shot a friend in the face and then took a selfie with the victim's body has been ordered to stand trial on criminal homicide and firearms charges.

California teacher burned in science experiment accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 01:04
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials in the San Francisco Bay Area say a high school teacher suffered first- and second-degree burns in a science experiment accident.

1 critical in Tacony ATV accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:54

1 critical in Tacony ATV accidentAn ATV rider is hospitalized after an accident in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.


Death toll more than 70 in Kenya college attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:50

Gunmen kill more than 70 at university in KenyaKenyan Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery says that more than 70 people have been killed in an attack by Somali-based Islamic extremists on a college in northeast Kenya.


AccuWeather: Finally Above Average Temps

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:47

 Finally Above Average TempsMeteorologist Karen Rogers tracks mild temperatures and rain moving in tomorrow.


Bomb threats shared electronically close schools

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:26

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, students pass by Seven Lakes High School after being evacuated and released from school for the day after a bomb squad was called to the school after a potentially explosive device was found. Threats against schools don’t just come written on bathroom walls these days. Spread using smart phone apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and a response by police swat teams or other authorities to what in the vast majority of cases turns out to be a hoax. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Tech-savvy students and others are using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services to make anonymous reports of bombs and other threats of violence at schools. The result: school evacuations and police sweeps.


Former Atlanta educators jailed in test cheating scandal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:21

Former Deerwood Academy assistant principal Tabeeka Jordan, center, is led to a holding cell after a jury found her guilty in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Atlanta. Jordan and 10 other former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention were convicted Wednesday of racketeering charges. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson, Pool)ATLANTA (AP) — A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in jail Thursday as they await sentences that could send them to prison for years.


4 charged in Uganda-based counterfeit US currency scheme

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:19
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Nevada high school student and a Pennsylvania man who allegedly published a web-based guide on how to pass counterfeit money in casinos have been indicted along with two others in a Uganda-based scheme that produced more than $1.5 million in high-quality counterfeit bills, authorities announced Thursday.

New Jersey US Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:17

New Jersey US Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption chargesA defiant U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after being charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.


Boston bombing prosecutors ask judge to explain conspiracy to jury

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:11

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonFederal prosecutors asked a judge on Thursday to instruct the jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial that defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev need not have known all the details of the plot to be guilty.


Browner lawns, bigger water bills: Q&A on California drought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:09

Frank Gehrke, left, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, points to a mark on the snow pack measuring pole that was the lowest previous snow pack level as Gov. Jerry Brown, center and Mark Cowin, director of the Department of Water Resources look on at a news conference near Echo Summit, Calif., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Gehrke said this was the first time since he has been conducting the survey at that he found no snow at this location at this time of the year. Brown took the occasion to announce that he signed an executive order requiring the state water board to implement measures in cities and towns to cut water usage by 25 percent compared with 2013 levels. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order for mandatory water conservation in cities and towns statewide means people inside and outside California will start feeling more of the pain of the state's four-year severe drought.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:04

AP10ThingsToSee - In this Nov. 29, 2014 photo made with a slow shutter speed, a member of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club is seen through trees during a fox hunt in Monkton, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


2 women arrested in ISIS-inspired New York City terror plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:03

2 women arrested in ISIS-inspired New York City terror plotFederal authorities have arrested two women who were allegedly planning to detonate a bomb in the New York City area after being radicalized by ISIS, ABC News has learned.


Video captures moment ship runs aground near Burlington Bristol Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:56

Video captures moment ship runs aground near Burlington Bristol BridgeDramatic video captured the moments a bulk carrier ship in the Delaware River ran aground near the Burlington Bristol Bridge.


Tulsa police say man killed his wife, 2 sons, then himself

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:55
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine why a man apparently shot his wife and two young sons, then killed himself at the family's home in east Tulsa, police said Thursday.

Co-Pilot Had Researched Cockpit Door Security, Suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:51
The probe into the crash continues.

Trial date set for bishop accused in drunken-driving death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:47

Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook leaves Baltimore City Circuit Court with attorneys Jose Moline, left, and David Irwin, Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Baltimore. Cook faces vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and distracted driving charges stemming from a Dec. 27 accident when she fatally struck 41-year-old Tom Palermo on his bicycle. Cook entered a not-guilty plea, and a June 4th trial date has been set. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)BALTIMORE (AP) — A June 4 trial date has been set for an Episcopal bishop accused of fatally striking a cyclist while driving drunk in Baltimore.


Exxon CEO talks Arctic oil drilling, risks, lessons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:45

FILE - In this March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. The oil industry is ready to safely tap the oil and gas in the U.S. Arctic, despite the risks and the industry’s history of mishaps, Tillerson said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic is the next great frontier for oil and gas — and one of the most environmentally fragile places on earth.


Report: 5th-grader who leaped to death upset by chess match

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:30
DUMONT, N.J. (AP) — A fifth-grade boy who lost a chess match during recess was in tears and upset because his opponent did not say "checkmate" before he jumped to his death from a second-story window at his school, according to a police report.

Indiana pizzeria closes, family in hiding after controversy over same-sex service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:16

Indiana pizzeria closes, family in hiding after controversy over same-sex serviceThe owner of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind., decided to shut down temporarily after backlash from her stance on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.