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Life in prison for man, 19, who killed 9-year-old witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:48
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man convicted of fatally shooting a 9-year-old boy who witnessed him kill two other men at an apartment in Flint has been sentenced to life in prison.

Life in prison for man, 19, who killed 9-year-old witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:48
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man convicted of fatally shooting a 9-year-old boy who witnessed him kill two other men at an apartment in Flint has been sentenced to life in prison.

Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:45

File-This April, 24, 2006, file photo shows former President Bill Clinton, left, looking up at his portrait after Lawrence M. Small, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, right, helped him remove the drape at the Smithsonian Castle Building in Washington. A Philadelphia artist says that his museum portrait of former President Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress. Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News that a shadow beside Clinton is a literal reference to the dress and a symbolic nod to the shadow the affair cast on his presidency. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.


Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:45

File-This April, 24, 2006, file photo shows former President Bill Clinton, left, looking up at his portrait after Lawrence M. Small, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, right, helped him remove the drape at the Smithsonian Castle Building in Washington. A Philadelphia artist says that his museum portrait of former President Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress. Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News that a shadow beside Clinton is a literal reference to the dress and a symbolic nod to the shadow the affair cast on his presidency. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.


Official: Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia

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

This Most Wanted flyer provided by the FBI shows Liban Haji Mohamed. A U.S. law enforcement official says the former taxi driver from northern Virginia, included on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists, has been detained in Somalia and is currently in Somali custody. (AP Photo/FBI)McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A former taxi driver from Northern Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a U.S. law enforcement official said Monday.


Former Va. governor's appeal cites broad bribery definition

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:40
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is appealing his public-corruption convictions.

Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:37
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.

Watchdog: Air traffic control system is a hacking risk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's system for guiding planes and other aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked, according to a report by government watchdog released Monday.

Contractor: Texas inmates in uprising wanted transfer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:08
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — Inmates who set fires and caused significant damage to a South Texas prison after taking over part of the facility last month orchestrated the uprising to get a transfer and affect where they would be deported, the private contractor operating the facility said Monday.

Feds: Man well on his way to becoming terrorist before sting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:57
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Kansas airport was "well on his way" to becoming a violent terrorist before authorities began investigating him, federal prosecutors argued Monday.

12-inch water main bursts in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:47

12-inch water main bursts in South PhiladelphiaA broken water main disrupted service to more than a dozen customers in South Philadelphia.


Rallies held against states' push to control US lands

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:38
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several hundred people gathered Monday at rallies in Utah and Nevada to demonstrate their opposition to efforts by some Western states to seize control of federal lands.

PECO cuts power to 900 customers near Upper Moreland plant fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:34

5-alarm fire at Upper Moreland sheet metal plant under controlPECO has cut power to approximately 900 customers in the area of a 4-alarm fire in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County for safety reasons.


U.S. air safety threatened by possible hacking: senators

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:31
Major security vulnerabilities in the Federal Aviation Administration's information systems are putting air traffic control programs, along with plane passengers, at risk, two U.S. senators said in a letter to the transportation secretary on Monday. "These vulnerabilities have potential to compromise the safety and efficiency of the national airspace system, which the traveling public relies on each and every day," Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, and Senator John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, wrote to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. In a separate statement, Nelson said a hacker could cause "delays, near misses or potentially even a disaster." Foxx will testify on Tuesday before the Senate Transportation Committee, which Thune chairs.

Area of police shooting long a haven for the destitute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:27

Ceola Waddell, 58, left, a homeless man who says he witnessed the police shooting on Skid Row on Sunday, stands by a street side memorial for the victim in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, March 2, 2015. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Skid Row section of Los Angeles, where police officers fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday during a fierce struggle captured on video, is notorious as one of the nation's most gritty and depressing areas.


Witnesses describe shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:25

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasBy Kevin Murphy OLATHE, Kan (Reuters) - A white supremacist charged with three killings outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb last April turned his gun on at least three other people as his shooting spree unfolded, witnesses testified in a hearing on Monday. The hearing on whether Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 74, should stand trial on capital murder charges resumes on Tuesday. Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, was shackled and seated in a wheelchair during the hearing. He was known to law enforcement as a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who had expressed hatred for Jewish people.


New Mexico students join others in nation against new tests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:24

Hundreds of Albuquerque High School students stage a walkout in Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, March 2, 2015, to protest a new standardized test they say isn't an accurate measurement of their education. Students frustrated over the new exam walked out of schools across the state Monday in protest as the new exam was being given. The backlash came as millions of U.S. students start taking more rigorous exams aligned with Common Core standards. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the exams.


Ohio sues BP for more than $33M in cleanup of storage tanks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:20
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is suing oil and gas company BP for more than $33 million, alleging it double dipped by taking state funds and money from insurers to clean up accidental leaks from underground storage tanks at hundreds of its gas stations around the state.

Suspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:15

Frazier Glenn Miller, suspected of killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas in April 2014, makes anti-Semetic remarks as he is wheeled out of a Johnson County, Kans., courtroom for a lunch break during a hearing, Monday March 2, 2015, in Olathe, Ks. The hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to put Miller, of Aurora, Missouri, on trial. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Rich Sugg, Pool)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer testified Monday during a hearing in which the man's apology to some survivors was rejected.


Federal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:05

Nick Kramer, left, Jason Cadek and their three-year-old daughter Alice participate in a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Monday, March 2, 2015, after a federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban. Nick and Jason are one of seven same-sex couples who had filed a lawsuit last year challenging the state's voter-backed ban. The Judge's decision will not take effect until March 9, 2015. The Nebraska Attorney General's office has said it will appeal any decision blocking or overturning the ban. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three nearby states that are set for a hearing before a federal appeals court.