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5 nursing students killed in Georgia interstate crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:43

Deadly Crash- GeorgiaELLABELLE, Ga. (AP) — Five nursing students died early Wednesday in a chain-reaction crash in southeast Georgia that authorities said began when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and smashed into stop-and-go traffic.

Jordanian immigrant family charged in activist's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:23
HOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian immigrant bent on revenge over his daughter's marriage to a Christian killed a female Iranian activist who persuaded the woman to go through with the marriage, then later killed his despised son-in-law, according to charges revealed Wednesday in Houston.

Toyota asks for lower jury award, new trial in fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:16
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday heard arguments about whether Toyota Motor Corp. should be granted a new trial or should pay less than the $11 million awarded to plaintiffs in a lawsuit resulting from a fatal crash in Minnesota.

Boies, Dershowitz duel in defamation case concerning sex trafficking claims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:56
By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prominent U.S. litigator David Boies is squaring off against another top American attorney, Alan Dershowitz, in a legal fight centered around a woman who says she was trafficked for sex as an underage girl. Boies and his firm are representing Virginia Roberts, who is a possible witness in a defamation lawsuit in Florida state court pitting Dershowitz against two lawyers who are working for her in a separate federal case. The defamation allegations stem from claims Roberts made in the federal case in December. She alleged that when she was an underage girl she was forced by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Dershowitz, the UK's Prince Andrew, and other men.

Model for Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies at 92

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:54

Model for Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies at 92Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92.

As PayPal split looms, eBay plans to think small

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:52

FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows an eBay sign at eBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif. EBay plans to grow by thinking small as it prepares for life apart from PayPal. CEO John Donahoe said Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the company says it is moving toward the spinoff with "clarity and speed." (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — EBay plans to grow by thinking small as it prepares for life apart from PayPal.

Developments on Baltimore man fatally injured in custody

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:51

Two marchers are detained by Baltimore police after they climbed over the barricades guarding the department's Western District police station during a march for Freddie Gray, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)BALTIMORE (AP) — A 25-year-old Baltimore man died a week after his spine was mysteriously injured while he was in police custody.

Lawmaker: Gyrocopter pilot flew 30 miles in restricted space

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:39

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, left, and ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummins, D-Md., speak with reporters following a Capitol Hill briefing on security at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Chaffetz says the Florida postal carrier steered his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace for 30 miles to the U.S. Capitol without being stopped.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida postal carrier steered his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace for 30 miles to the U.S. Capitol, tracked by the nation's top security agencies, which feared harming tourists on the National Mall if they tried to shoot him down, senior lawmakers said Wednesday.

Minnesota mother shocked that 2 sons face terror charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:32

This photo provided April 21, 2015 by the Sherburne County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office shows Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19. Farah is among six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a criminal complaint with traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group, which has carried out a host of attacks including beheading Americans. (Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adnan Abdihamid Farah's parents took his passport away last year when it came in the mail, and his mother would later tell authorities she feared her son would "disappear."

Bank of America asks court to toss $1.27B fine, reject judge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to toss out a $1.27 billion fine against it, saying the case brought by the federal government after the 2008 financial crisis should never have gone to trial.

Judge won't dismiss sex claims against military academy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:14
NEW YORK (AP) — A former cadet can move forward with her lawsuit claiming she was forced to drop out of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point five years ago because of rampant sexual hostility that included male cadets marching through campus shouting offensive lyrics boasting of their sexual prowess, a judge says.

Rand Paul's son cited for DUI after car crash in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:14

This undated photo provided by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department via WCNC TV shows 19-year-old William Hilton Paul. Paul, son of United States Sen. Rand Paul, reportedly was arrested at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., and charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct on a Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, flight from Kentucky to North Carolina. (AP Photo/Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department via WCNC TV)FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A son of Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul has been cited for driving under the influence of alcohol in Kentucky.

Houston-area woman accepts findings that girl isn't daughter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:09
FRESNO, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area woman says she was sure that a 14-year-old Mexican girl brought to the United States with the help of authorities was her kidnapped daughter — until DNA tests proved otherwise.

Son of daredevil motorcyclist Evel Knievel charged with drunken driving

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:57

Robbie Knievel completes a motorcycle stunt in New York.(Reuters) - The son of daredevil motorcyclist Evel Knievel was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving in his father’s hometown of Butte, Montana, after setting off a chain-reaction collision and fleeing in his vehicle, authorities said on Wednesday. Robbie Knievel, 52, was stopped by authorities a block away from where witnesses told police he slammed his Chevrolet Yukon into the back end of another vehicle, which then hit a third vehicle in a Tuesday evening accident that inflicted no known injuries, said Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich. A Montana judge on Wednesday ordered the younger Knievel released from the county jail on his own recognizance provided he check in with authorities twice daily for a breath test while his case works through the legal system. Evel Knievel, who died in 2007, brought attention to Butte, a copper-mining town of about 35,000 residents, with celebrated motorcycle jumps in the United States, Canada and Britain.

Former Iowa lawmaker found not guilty of spousal sex abuse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:54

Henry Rayhons hugs members of his family after being found not guilty of sexual abuse at the Hancock County Courthouse in Garner, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (Bryon Houlgrave/Des Moines Register via AP) NO SALES, MAGS OUT, TV OUT, MANDATORY CREDITGARNER, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jury on Wednesday found a longtime state lawmaker not guilty of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia, an unusual case that centered on when a person is no longer mentally capable of consenting to sex.

Jury deliberating in trial of ex-Wisconsin deputy with ALS

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:44
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jurors are deliberating in the trial of a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease who killed his wife and sister-in-law.

Man, wife stabbed with sword at Connecticut hookah lounge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:35
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A husband and wife have been stabbed with a sword in a domestic dispute at a Connecticut water pipe smoking lounge.

Technician in fatal case forgot prison dialysis appointment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:30
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A dialysis technician forgot about an appointment at Utah's prison, where an inmate later died after going without treatment, the University of Utah's health care system said Wednesday.

Pot shop warnings for pregnant women rejected in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:18
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado proposal to require marijuana shops to post warnings for pregnant and nursing women failed Wednesday when Senate Republicans said the first-in-the-nation requirement would be unfair.

AccuWeather: Winds of Change

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:15

 Winds of ChangeMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says gusty downpours will usher in a very chilly air mass.