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Judge: Boston bomber's sentencing hearing will be in June

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:06

FILE - This undated photo released by the FBI on April 19, 2013 shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Friday, May 15, 2015, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack. (FBI via AP, File)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced to death next month after at least 20 victims describe the impact the terror attack had on their lives.


Marathon 'disappointed' Galveston Bay workers reject contract offer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:57
Marathon Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday it was disappointed by the rejection of a contract offer by striking workers at the company's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas. Workers on Monday overwhelmingly rejected the offer developed by a federal mediator working with the company and United Steelworkers union Local 13-1, which represents the strikers.

Sarah Palin says daughter Bristol's wedding called off

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:47

 All Stars" panel at the Disney ABC Television Critics Association session in Beverly Hills, Calif. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her daughter, Bristol, won't marry Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. The former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote Monday, May 18, 2015, on her verified Facebook account that the two said the wedding planned for May 23 will no longer be held. She didn't provide a reason. Bristol Palin announced the engagement in March, saying in a blog post that Meyer came to Alaska to film the "Amazing America" reality show with her mother last year. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, FIle)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her daughter, Bristol, won't marry Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer this month.


Fight of century is now battle in court as fans sue Pacquiao

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:44

 that Pacquiao’s pre-existing shoulder injury should have been disclosed to fans ahead of time. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some.


Tennessee man plotted to attack Muslims, burn down mosque in New York's Islamberg

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:35
An ex-Congressional candidate from Tennessee faces up to five years in prison for plotting to burn down an upstate New York mosque and use an assault rifle against anyone who tried to stop him, according to court documents. Robert Doggart, who made a failed bid for Congress in 2014 as an independent with highly conservative views, pleaded guilty on April 29 to interstate communication of threats, according to a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tennessee. Doggart was released on $30,000 bail.

House panel unveils $578.6 billion for defense spending

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel that decides defense spending unveiled a $578.6 billion blueprint on Tuesday that fully funds a 2.3 percent pay raise for military men and women, prevents the retirement of the A-10 aircraft that protects ground troops and funds the U.S. fight against terrorism.

NTSB: Pilot reported problem before fatal crash into freeway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:26
ATLANTA (AP) — Seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, a pilot radioed air traffic controllers to say he was struggling to gain altitude, authorities said.

Most of those injured in deadly Texas gang fight have left hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:25
WACO, Texas (Reuters) - Of the 18 injured in a deadly fight among Texas motorcycle gangs, seven remain in the hospital and all are in stable condition, Waco police said on Tuesday. Most of the 170 people arrested in the fight at a Waco restaurant that left nine people dead were not from the Waco area, police told a news briefing. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Susan Heavey)

Deadly Hawaii crash raises concerns about Marines' new plane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:24

In this May 17, 2015 photo, a man and woman look toward smoke rising from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after making a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii. The fatal crash of the Marine Corps' new hybridized airplane-and-helicopter aircraft during a training exercise is renewing safety concerns about the machine. (Zane Dulin via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — A military plane crash that killed a Marine and injured several other service members during a training exercise in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns about the Marine Corps' new airplane-and-helicopter hybrid.


SEPTA commuter trains resume making all Trenton Line stops

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:21

SEPTA commuter trains resume making all Trenton Line stopsPhiladelphia-area commuter trains are once again making all stops on the Trenton Line that was disrupted last week by a deadly Amtrak train derailment.


District: Teacher shamed student she said was bully

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:12
LEWIS CENTER, Ohio (AP) — A suspended Ohio fifth-grade school teacher is appealing to keep her job after district officials concluded she publicly shamed a student whom she deemed a bully.

Polls open for Pa. Primary | How to find polling places, report problems

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:09

Polls open for Pa. Primary | How to find polling places, report problemsIt's primary election day in Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, all eyes are on the race for mayor.


Pilot reported trouble before deadly plane crash on Atlanta highway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 22:58
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The pilot of a private plane told an air traffic controller he was having trouble gaining altitude shortly before crashing onto a busy Atlanta highway this month, killing all four people on board, according to a federal report released on Tuesday. "I'm having some problem climbing here," pilot Greg Byrd said after departing from the DeKalb Peachtree Airport on May 8, the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the accident stated.

Boston bomber to face about 20 of his victims at sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 22:47

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sentenced at the federal courthouse in BostonBy Tim McLaughlin BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face about 20 of his victims at a hearing next month when he will be formally sentenced to die for the 2013 attack, a U.S. judge said on Tuesday. The same jury that found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, sentenced him to death for his crimes last week. "We could proceed rather expeditiously," in making the jury's sentence formal, U.S. District Judge George O'Toole told prosecutors and defense attorneys in the same courtroom where Tsarnaev was tried.


U.S. Marines not halting flights after Nepal, Hawaii accidents

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 22:45

A UH-1Y Huey helicopter flies into the Tribhuvan International Airport after a search and rescue operation in Kathmandu NepalThe U.S. Marine Corps is not halting flights of UH-1 helicopters or V-22 tilt-rotor Ospreys despite recent deadly accidents in Nepal and Hawaii, the general in charge of Marine Corps aviation said on Tuesday. Lieutenant General Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation, said both incidents were still being investigated, but initial reviews did not point to any concerns about the safety or reliability of the aircraft. Six U.S. Marines and two Nepali soldiers were killed last week when their UH-1 helicopter crashed during an earthquake relief mission.


Naked New York trucker arrested for threatening shoppers with machete

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 22:27
(Reuters) - A suburban New York trucker who threatened shoppers with a machete in a parking lot while naked was due in court on Tuesday to face charges related to the incident, police said. Police in Suffolk County, east of New York City, were called to a Costco parking lot on reports of a naked man waving a 20-inch machete on Monday and arrived to find Jose Amaya had retreated to the cab of his delivery truck.

Coroner: Notre Dame student's falling death was accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 22:25
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A University of Notre Dame senior's death the day before his graduation was an accident when he fell 35 feet from the roof of a campus sports arena, the St. Joseph County coroner has ruled.

Apple updates MacBook Pro, cuts price on high-end iMac

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 22:24

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2014 file photo, a man walks into an Apple store in Beijing. Apple on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 introduced an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowering the price for its top-end iMac. The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop has a new style of trackpad, faster flash storage and a longer battery life and starts at $1,999. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is introducing an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowering the price for its top-end iMac.


Police: 1 teen killed, 4 adults wounded in Florida shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 21:52
MIAMI (AP) — Two gunmen opened fire on a group of young people sitting in an open area of an apartment complex in Miami-Dade County, killing a 13-year-old and wounding four others, police said.

Mother of U.S. reporter missing three years in Syria urges U.S. help

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 21:51

Debra, mother of American reporter Austin Tice who has been missing in Syria for more than three years, speaks during a news conference at the Press Club in BeirutThe mother of American reporter Austin Tice, who has been missing in Syria for more than three years, believes her son is alive and well and urged Washington and Damascus to work together to free him. Tice went missing in Damascus in 2012 and the U.S. State Department said in March Washington had been in periodic, direct contact with the Syrian government regarding his case, a statement his mother said provided a glimmer of hope. "We ask both governments to work together and to work effectively to locate Austin and to secure his safe release," Debra Tice told Reuters in Beirut on Tuesday during a trip to mark more than 1,000 days since he disappeared.