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3rd-degree murder conviction in girlfriend's dorm death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:13

3rd-degree murder conviction in girlfriend's dorm deathA man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the beating and strangulation death of his college freshman girlfriend in her central Pennsylvania dormitory last year.


Police identify girl killed in ejection from carnival ride

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:08
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A teenage girl who was killed when she was ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival has been identified by police.

Former FBI agent pleads guilty to stealing $136,000 in drug proceeds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:49
A former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation accused of stealing more than $136,000 in drug money and spending it on cars, vehicle accessories and cosmetic surgery for his wife pleaded guilty to federal charges on Monday. Scott Bowman, 45, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to one count each of conversion of property by a federal agent, obstruction of justice, falsification of records and witness tampering, the Department of Justice said in a statement. "As Mr. Bowman takes responsibility for his actions by pleading guilty, the public should be reminded that FBI personnel are held to the highest standards and misconduct of any kind is taken very seriously," said James Struyk, acting assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles field office.

Jury finds LA liable for scientist's death, awards $23.7M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:27
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has ordered the city of Los Angeles to pay $23.7 million to the family of a scientist killed in a traffic accident three years ago.

Snyder expects expanded Medicaid coverage in Flint next week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:11

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder holds a news conference in Flint's Blackstone's pub on Monday morning, May 2, 2016. An additional 15,000 children and pregnant women grappling with Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis should become eligible for government health insurance starting next week once the funding receives final legislative approval, Snyder said Monday. (Dale G. Young/The Detroit News via AP)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An additional 15,000 children and pregnant women grappling with Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis should become eligible for government health insurance starting next week, once the funding receives final legislative approval, Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday.


Cleveland delays tearing down gazebo where Tamir Rice killed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:05

FILE- This Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 file photo shows "R.I.P. Tamir Rice" written on a block of wood near a memorial for Rice outside the Cudell Recreation Center, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in Cleveland. Cleveland plans next week to dismantle the gazebo, back, that became a makeshift memorial after the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was playing with a pellet gun when a white rookie patrolman shot him. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to a request from the Smithsonian's new African-American history museum to delay the demolition of a gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by police.


Students protest possible tuition hikes at California State University campuses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:04

Students protest possible tuition hikes at California State University campusesThe possibility of tuition increases sparked protests on Monday at California State University campuses all over the state.


Fireworks likely source of Mount Rushmore water pollution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:03

FILE - This April 22, 2008 file photo shows the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. A U.S. Geological Survey report announced Monday, May 2, 2016, concluded that past fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore are the likely source of a pollutant found in water within the site in western South Dakota. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Past fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are the likely source of a pollutant found in water within the site in western South Dakota, according to a government report released Monday.


Evidence points to one man in 'Grim Sleeper' closing arguments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:49

Evidence points to one man in 'Grim Sleeper' closing argumentsThe 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer trial is coming to a close in Los Angeles after months of testimony.


L.A.'s 'Grim Sleeper' murder trial closing arguments underway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:48

Defendant Lonnie Franklin Jr. listens while Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman details the prosecution's case against him during closing arguments in the so-called "Grim Sleeper" case a serial murder trial in Los AngelesA former Los Angeles sanitation worker charged with murdering nine women and a teenage girl was a serial killer who quietly blended into his community to in order to kill, prosecutors said on Monday as closing arguments began in the so-called "Grim Sleeper" case. The arguments bring to a close the nearly three-month trial in Los Angeles Superior Court of Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 63, who could face the death penalty if convicted of the 10 counts of first-degree murder against him. "The defendant is a serial killer who was basically hiding in plain sight," Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman told jurors, according to an account of the proceedings by City News Service.


Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:48

People celebrate with ice cream at Seattle City Hall after a Seattle City Council meeting in which the council voted on raising the minimum wage in SeattleThe Seattle law's supporters hailed the court's action, which left intact a lower court ruling backing the measure, as a defeat for "the big business lobby" that has taken aim at minimum wage hikes. The International Franchise Association and the businesses that challenged the measure did not target the actual wage hike. Instead, they argued that it was unfair for Seattle to exclude local franchises of big companies like McDonald's and Burger King from the small companies that the law gives three extra years to pay employees at least $15 per hour.


Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to stealing suspected drug money

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:48
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A former FBI special agent pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $136,000 in suspected drug money, which led to criminal charges being dropped against more than a dozen people.

Mother of 2 children found in San Antonio child abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:41
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio authorities report they've located the mother of two of the eight children found unsupervised in a major child abuse case.

The Latest: Evidence speaks for Grim Sleeper's 10 victims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:58
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Grim Sleeper trial (all times local):

Video shows 7-year-old girl with autism survive 4-story fall from New York City building

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:50

Video shows 7-year-old girl with autism survive 4-story fall from New York City buildingA 7-year-old girl with autism survived a frightening four-story fall early Monday after climbing out her apartment building window.


4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:49

Police arrest a suspect in the murder of indigneous leader and environmentalist Berta Caceres in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday, May 2, 2016. Honduran authorities have arrested four people in connection with Caceres' murder, including three who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed. Caceres was shot dead by two unidentified men on March 3. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities arrested four people Monday in the killing of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including an active duty army officer and at least one man who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed.


Bodies pulled from LA River identified as 2 missing teens

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:47

Bodies pulled from LA River identified as 2 missing teensCoroner's officials have confirmed that two bodies found submerged in the Los Angeles River Sunday are that of 15-year-old Gustavo Ramirez and 16-year-old Carlos Daniel Jovel.


Fleeing suspect shot, wounded by police in South Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:39
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a stolen car was shot and wounded in South Florida while trying to flee police.

Man pleads guilty to setting store on fire during riots

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:28
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to setting a liquor store on fire during riots that rocked Baltimore last year in the wake of Freddie Gray's death after he was injured in police custody.

Wrestling body revokes ex-House Speaker Hastert's awards

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:28

File photo of former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal courthouse after his sentencing hearing in Chicago, IllinoisThe organization's board of governors unanimously voted for the revocation after an ethics committee found Hastert's actions to be "detrimental to the ideals and objectives" of the Wrestling Hall of Fame, according to a statement on its website. Lee Roy Smith, the body's executive director, said in the statement the board wanted to wait until Hastert's criminal case was over before making a decision. Hastert, 74, once one of the most powerful U.S. conservative politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison for a financial crime related to sexual abuse of high school wrestlers he coached decades ago.