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Airbags stolen from several vehicles in Rhawnhurst

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:36

Airbags stolen from over 20 cars in past 3 days in PhiladelphiaThieves broke into several vehicles in Philadelphia overnight and stole the airbags. Investigators say all the vehicles targeted were Hondas, and this type of theft is an ongoing problem in the city.


FBI continues investigation into Mississippi hanging death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:36

Elmo Cooper, a Port Gibson High classmate of Otis Byrd, speaks about his friendship Byrd in downtown Port Gibson, Miss., Monday, March 23, 2015, during a small rally to show support for the Byrd's family and to call on federal and state authorities to do a thorough investigation into his death. Byrd's body was found Thursday, hanging from a sheet from a tree in a rural area outside of Port Gibson. The FBI is consulting with its behavioral analysis unit as it continues investigating the hanging death of Byrd. Elmo Cooper, right, a classmate of theirs, also spoke. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) — The FBI is consulting with its behavioral analysis unit as it continues investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi.


New law could mean clemency for man convicted in '79 killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:36

FILE - This May 15, 2013, file photo shows Barry Beach at a Billings, Mont., diner. A bill signed by Montana's governor could pave the way to clemency for Beach, who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for a 1979 murder he says he didn't commit. Gov. Steve Bullock signed the measure Friday, March 20, 2015 after it passed the Legislature with wide bipartisan support. It allows the governor to grant clemency to prisoners even if the state parole board recommends against it. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bill signed by Montana's governor could pave the way to clemency for Barry Beach, who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for a 1979 murder he says he didn't commit.


Last blast of winter? Up to 15 inches of snow in Midwest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:33

Daniel Garcia Sr. and his two sons Daniel and Giovannie shovel the snow in front of a residence Monday, March 23, 2015, in Kenosha Wis. Winter-weary residents in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa were dealing with new snow Monday _ with more thatn a foot in some areas. (AP Photo/Kenosha News, Kevin Poirier)PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) — Spring came falling down Monday on winter-weary residents in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa with more than a foot of new snow in some areas.


Philadelphia police need more training: U.S. report on deadly force

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:32
(Reuters) - Philadelphia police need more training to defuse significant tension with the community, according to a U.S. Justice Department report released on Monday. The highly anticipated report on police use of deadly force identified "serious deficiencies in the department's use of force policies and training," the Justice Department said. The report came in response to a 2013 request for help from Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, considered a national leader in policing, after a spike in officer-involved shootings. Philadelphia's police are among a growing number of departments to come under scrutiny for use of deadly force after the deaths of unarmed individuals in U.S. cities ranging from Ferguson, Missouri, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and New York.

Terrorism expert: Tsarnaev note in boat used jihadi themes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:30
BOSTON (AP) — A note written by Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he hid inside a boat contained themes of global jihad similar to those found in extremist materials on his computer, a terrorism expert testified Monday at his federal death penalty trial.

World Trade Center stair climb will benefit wounded veterans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:28

The One World Trade Center building, second from right, is reflected in the windows of the 9/11 Museum, in New York, Monday, March 23, 2015. The first stair-climb benefit will be held at One World Trade Center in May to raise money for military veterans, two foundations, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Captain Billy Burke Foundation, formed after the 9/11 attacks announced Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center — the nation's tallest building — will raise money for military veterans struggling with combat-linked disabilities, two foundations formed after the 9/11 attacks announced Monday.


Man accused of weekend abduction caught in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:24
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Police on Monday captured a man accused of abducting a woman from a southeastern Wisconsin hospital over the weekend and then exchanging gunfire with police in a grocery store parking lot, where he left her and fled, authorities said. The nearly day-long hunt ended when police found Stantavious Sillas, 20, hiding in bushes in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said in a statement. Sillas was taken to a hospital for unknown injuries, sheriff's spokesman Steven Sikora said. Sillas is accused of shooting at a deputy on Sunday in a Piggly Wiggly parking lot in Union Grove, Wisconsin, where he was spotted with the woman he is suspected of abducting, the Racine County Sheriff's Office said.

Mother charged with fatally attacking 3 children in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:23
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The third of three children who police say were attacked by their mother in Florida has died.

Indiana House passes controversial 'religious freedom' bill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:21
(Reuters) - A controversial Indiana bill that could protect business owners who don't want to provide services for same-sex couples moved closer to law on Monday, after passage by the state's House. Senate Bill 101, known as the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act," was approved by the Republican-controlled House by 63-31. A version was previously passed by the Republican-controlled Senate, and Republican Governor Mike Pence said he will sign it. "The legislation, SB 101, is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact," Pence said in a statement.

New images released of 2 teens charged in murder of Overbrook dog walker

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:07

New images released of 2 teens charged in murder of Overbrook dog walkerPolice have released new photos of the two 15-year-old charged with the murder of James Stuhlman, who was shot and killed while walking his dog in Philadelphia's Overbrook section.


Zimmerman: A person in his circumstances can't feel guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:07
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman says in a newly released video that a person in his circumstances can't feel guilty over surviving a confrontation like the one he had with Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old he shot and killed three years ago in Florida. He also criticizes President Barack Obama's reaction to the case.

Officials: Warning posted in area of deadly bluff collapse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 04:42

This photo provided by Point Reyes National Seashore shows a rockslide at Arch Rock within Point Reyes National Seashore on the Northern California coast north of San Francisco Sunday, March 22, 2015. One person is dead and another being treated for life-threatening injuries after the bluff at the end of the popular hiking trail collapsed Saturday, March 21, 2015. Two visitors were standing on the Arch Rock lookout point just before 6 p.m. when the bluff gave way. The pair fell about 70 feet and were covered with rocks and debris. One of the hikers was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was airlifted to a hospital. (AP Photo/Point Reyes National Seashore)PT. REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) — A warning sign clearly marked the area of a popular Northern California hiking trail where a bluff collapsed over the weekend, killing a woman and injuring her hiking partner, authorities said Monday.


More evaluation needed for man in Boston bridge beacon theft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 04:38
BOSTON (AP) — A homeless man charged with stealing an aircraft warning beacon from atop Boston's distinctive Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge has been ordered to undergo further mental health evaluation.

As oil trains roll across America, volunteer firefighters face big risk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 04:36

Firefighters' jackets and helmets are hung on a wall in the main fire hall, with a slot missing after two volunteer firefighters were shot on Christmas Eve, in West Webster, New YorkBy Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - Volunteers at the Galena, Illinois, fire department were hosing down the smoldering wreck of a derailed BNSF oil train on the east bank of the Mississippi River on March 5 when a fire suddenly flared beyond their control. "They dropped the hoses and got out" when the flames started rising, said Charles Pedersen, emergency manager for Jo Daviess County, a rural area near the Iowa border which includes Galena. Nearly two years after a crude oil train derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, in 2013, there are no uniform U.S. standards for oil train safety procedures, and training varies widely across the country, according to interviews with firefighters and experts in oil train derailments and training.


Virginia police say no evidence for Rolling Stone's college rape story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 04:34
A police investigation has found no evidence to back up a discredited Rolling Stone magazine story about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, officials said on Monday. Rolling Stone reported in November about an alleged Sept. 28, 2012, attack on a woman at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house pledge party and the university's failure to respond to it. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said an investigation had been unable to corroborate the magazine's story of the assault on Jackie, the student identified in the article by her real first name.

After 22 years on death row, woman sees murder case tossed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 04:33

After 22 years on death row, woman sees murder case tossedAn Arizona woman who spent more than two decades on death row in her 4-year-old son's killing saw her murder charge dismissed Monday, bringing an end to a controversial case that relied almost entirely on the work of a detective with a long history of misconduct.


3rd boy, 15, charged in killing of Philadelphia dog walker

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 04:29
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A third boy has now been charged in the slaying of a Philadelphia man who was out walking his dog.

SeaWorld has new ad campaign after disparaging documentary

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 04:28
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is mounting a public defense of its animal handling in a new advertising campaign that began Monday, after a highly critical 2013 documentary left the park with declining revenue and attendance.

Boston bomb suspect influenced by Al Qaeda: expert witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 04:28

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonBy Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was heavily influenced by al Qaeda literature and lectures, some of which was found on his laptop, a counterterrorism expert testified at his trial on Monday. Matthew Levitt, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Studies, said some of Tsarnaev’s Twitter posts and parts of a note he scrawled inside a drydocked boat where he was captured several days after the deadly marathon attack resembled Islamist publications. "We see in them (concepts from) al-Awlaki’s statements and other writings from the radicalizers," Levitt said, referring to Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Al Qaeda figure who published lectures and a glossy English-language magazine about violent jihad found on Tsarnaev’s computer. Tsarnaev is accused 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, and with fatally shooting a police officer three days later as he and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, tried to flee the city.