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Pastor's widow: Daughters must live without 'sense of fear'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 05:25

Jennifer Pinckney, the widow of a pastor slain in June along with eight others at a Charleston church, center, fields questions from reporters with family friends, the Rev. Kylon Middleton ,right, and the Rev. Chris Vaughn, left, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Pinckney discussed the death of her husband, The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, with reporters before a speaking engagement at Duke University. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church said Tuesday that shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to "open up wounds again."


AccuWeather: Periods of Light Snow Today and Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 05:10

 Periods of Light Snow Today and TonightMeteorologist David Murphy says roads will probably remain wet through the day, but slippery conditions are possible tonight.


UN chief: Leaders must stop conflicts that drive aid crises

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 05:03
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 80 percent of humanitarian funding requested by the United Nations is going toward life-saving needs in a growing number of global conflicts, and urgent action is needed to shift away from perpetual crisis management, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.

Father of Brendan Creato pleads not guilty in boy's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:59

Father of Brendan Creato pleads not guilty in boy's deathA New Jersey prosecutor gave the state's timeline for the months preceding the death of 3-year-old Brendan Creato. His father is charged with his murder.


Alpha says lenders offer $500M for coal producer's assets

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:56
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources said it has received a $500 million offer from existing lenders for the potential sale of the bankrupt coal producer's core assets.

Iowa college to hire shooting coach despite alumni objection

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:51
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa college is sticking with its decision to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club, despite opposition from alumni and others who say guns have no place on the liberal arts school's campus.

Officer injured in shootout with marathon bombers to retire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:51
BOSTON (AP) — A transit police officer who was shot and critically wounded during a gun battle between police and the Boston Marathon bombers announced his retirement Tuesday, citing the lingering effects of his injuries.

Austin police say unarmed nude teen fatally shot by officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:45
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say an unarmed nude teenager was fatally shot by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video.

Pastor's widow: Daughters must live without 'sense of fear'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:41
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church says shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to reopen emotional wounds.

U.S. Air Force veteran accused of Islamic State support faces trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:39
Jury selection began on Tuesday in the case of a U.S. Air Force veteran accused of trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State, the first person to face a U.S. trial for attempting to support the militant group. Questionnaires were distributed to the first batch of 500 potential jurors in Brooklyn, New York, in the federal trial of Tairod Pugh, a 48-year-old New Jersey resident charged with attempting to provide material support to Islamic State. Pugh, who wore a blue collared shirt in court, is one of 80 people charged in federal cases related to Islamic State since 2014 as authorities push to identify potential domestic supporters of the group, according to a Reuters analysis.

Misdemeanors refiled against ex-trooper accused of assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:38
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have refiled two misdemeanor charges against a former Oklahoma Highway Patrolman charged with sexually assaulting three women during traffic stops.

The Latest: Prosecutors say Adnan Syed killed ex-girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:36

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing in Baltimore. An alibi witness who was never called, cell phone data that was misrepresented and other legal failures more than justify a new trial for Syed, his defense lawyer argued Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 closing an unusual hearing prompted by the popular "Serial" podcast's extensive re-examination of the murder case. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on Adnan Syed's retrial request in a murder case explored by the popular "Serial" podcast (all times local):


Former Tyco CEO named board chairman of ex-prisoners group

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:28
NEW YORK (AP) — A former business titan convicted more than a decade ago in a notorious corporate fraud case that featured headline-grabbing tales of excessive spending is now board chairman of a New York City nonprofit that helps ex-prisoners re-enter society, the group announced Tuesday.

Stocks struggle higher, shaking off a midday slump

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:27

A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Stock markets have been in a slump so far this year after a lackluster 2015. Several factors have kept investors in a selling mood, including falling crude oil prices, waning growth in major economies and the prospect of Federal Reserve rate hikes after several years of ultra-easy monetary policy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)The major U.S. stock indexes moved modestly higher in late-afternoon trading Monday after spending much of the day veering between gains and losses. Materials and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers, while energy stocks fell the most following another steep slump in crude oil prices.


Missouri's longest-serving sheriff pleads guilty to stealing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:23
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The career of Missouri's longest-serving sheriff has come to an abrupt end after he pleaded guilty to stealing reimbursement checks for his own use.

Flint mayor vows to replace lead pipes, seeks help with $55 million tab

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:20

File photo of Flint Michigan Mayor Weaver at the opening press conference of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in WashingtonThe mayor of Flint, Michigan, which is struggling to cope with dangerous levels of lead in its drinking water, said on Tuesday the city would replace all residents' pipes and was counting on state and federal help to foot the estimated $55 million bill. The city of some 100,000 people was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in 2014 when it switched its source of water from Detroit's municipal system to the Flint River to save money. "We're going to restore safe drinking water one house at a time, one child at a time," the city's Democratic mayor, Karen Weaver, told reporters, adding she expected the state's Republican governor, Rick Snyder, to back the move.


Rapper DMX saved by first responders after found 'lifeless' in hotel parking lot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:19

Rapper DMX saved by first responders after found 'lifeless' in hotel parking lotFirst responders helped bring Rapper DMX back to life after he was found lifeless in a hotel parking lot in Westchester County, New York.


Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:15

Gov. Tom Wolf, center, delivers his budget address for the 2016-17 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate, as the speaker of the state House of Representatives, state Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, left, and Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, right, listen at the State Capitol in Harrisburg Pa., Tuesday Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July.


SC sues Energy Dept over unfinished nuclear fuel project

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:07
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has again sued the federal government over an unfinished project to convert nuclear weapons components into reactor fuel, saying in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the administration has acted unconstitutionally in failing to complete the mixed-oxide facility by a Jan. 1 deadline.

Juvenile justice commissioner relieved of duties amid probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:06
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's juvenile justice commissioner was relieved of his duties amid an investigation into a teenager's death at a detention center, which reportedly occurred hours after she was restrained through a martial arts hold.