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Glitch triggers erroneous notices to Ore. crime victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 14:27
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A "major technical glitch" in Oregon's crime victim notification system triggered thousands of false notices Friday evening about the release of inmates, including one on a notorious killer, officials and news reports said.

California man pleads guilty to fatal Halloween hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 13:53

Jaquinn Ramone Bell is seen in an undated picture released by the Santa Ana Police Department in Santa Ana, California(Reuters) - A man who struck and killed three 13-year-old California girls as they were trick-or-treating last Halloween and then fled in his damaged sport utility vehicle pleaded guilty on Friday to several felony charges, prosecutors said. Jaquinn Ramone Bell, 32, was convicted of three felony vehicular manslaughter counts, one felony fatal hit-and-run charge, a misdemeanor for driving with a suspended license, and received a sentencing enhancement for leaving the scene, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. Twin sisters Lexia and Lexandra Perez and their friend Andrea Gonzales, all 13, were wearing costumes and carrying bags of candy as they crossed a street in Santa Ana, some 40 miles (65 km) southeast of Los Angeles, when they were struck by the SUV last Halloween evening.


Officer shoots man who attacked TSA agents at New Orleans airport

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 13:12
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A law enforcement officer shot a man who attacked several Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents while armed with a machete and wasp spray at a New Orleans airport on Friday night, officials said. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said the man, who he identified as 62-year-old Richard White, approached an agent at a boarding pass screening area in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and sprayed the officer in the face around 8 p.m. local time (0100 GMT). The shots struck White in the chest, face and thigh and hit the fleeing TSA agent in the arm, the sheriff's office said in a statement. The TSA agent's injuries were not life-threatening, the statement said.

Richard Ford, half-brother of late president, dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:30
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The youngest half-brother of late President Gerald Ford has died. He was 90.

3 injured in 2-car crash in East Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:45

3 injured in 2-car crash in East Oak LaneThree people were injured in a crash in Philadelphia's East Oak Lane section.


Pit bull in Northeast Philadelphia attack accused of violent history

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:30

Pit bull in Northeast Philadelphia attack accused of violent historyA mother and her children were attacked by a pit bull they recently adopted in Northeast Philadelphia this week and according to another family, this isn't the first time the same dog has attacked.


6 vehicles damaged in car carrier fire in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:30

6 vehicles damaged in car carrier fire in New CastleSix new vehicles were heavily damaged when a car carrier caught fire on Route 295 in New Castle, Delaware.


VIDEO: Sharrie Williams reports on spring snow

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:19

 Sharrie Williams reports on spring snowSharrie Williams reports on spring snow across the region.


Jury convicts grandmother of capital murder in child's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:42

Joyce Hardin Garrard walks to the Etowah County Judicial Building from the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Ala. Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Garrard is on trial for capital murder in the death of her 9-year-old granddaughter Savannah Hardin. Prosecutors say Garrard forced her granddaughter to run sprints as punishment for telling a lie about eating candy bars from a school fundraiser. (AP Photo/AL.com, Frank Couch) MAGS OUTGADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury convicted a woman of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter on Friday, rejecting claims that she didn't mean to harm the girl while she was punishing the child for a lie.


Tribal court orders April election for Navajo president

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:37
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's high court ordered the tribe Friday to hold a long overdue presidential contest without further delay.

Alabama woman convicted of running granddaughter to death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:33

Joyce Hardin Garrard is seen in a booking photo released by the Etowah County Sheriff?s Office"There was a verdict in the case - guilty of capital murder," said Natalie Barton, director of communicationsfor the Etowah County Sheriff's Office. Joyce Garrard, 49, was accused of making Savannah Hardin run nonstop at her home in 2012 for lying about having eaten forbidden chocolates, a prosecutor said at her trial. Etowah County assistant district attorney Marcus Reid told the jury during opening statements that Garrard acted like Sergeant Vince Carter, the drill instructor in the TV series Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.. He said Garrard gave different accounts about what had happened when police and paramedics arrived at the home: that the girl had fallen in the yard, that she had a seizure, or had a neurological problem.


US agency: Keep threatened status for green sea turtles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:24

File - In this Dec. 13, 2005 file photo, a green sea turtle is shown on Eastern Island in the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Federal wildlife agencies say Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced its proposal on Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Luci Pemoni, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll, federal wildlife agencies said Friday.


2 dead in fiery Atlantic City Expressway crash ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:04

2 dead in fiery Atlantic City Expressway crash ID'dAuthorities have identified the two people who died in a fiery crash on the Atlantic City Expressway.


Sheriff: Man shot at US-Canada border was wanted for murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:44
SUMAS, Wash. (AP) — A man fatally shot on the U.S.-Canada border about 100 miles north of Seattle apparently was in the country illegally, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said Friday.

Illinois AG says GOP governor's anti-union proposals illegal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:41
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' Democratic attorney general on Friday delivered a blow to Gov. Bruce Rauner's efforts to weaken labor unions, saying two of the main ideas the Republican has been pitching across the state would be illegal.

US ambassador: Russian veto 'extremely disruptive' on Syria

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:41

FILE - In this March 2, 2015, file photo, U.S. United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Russia's vetoes against holding Syria's government accountable are "extremely disruptive" to the U.N. Security Council's ability to restore peace in the conflict, and have emboldened President Bashar Assad to do "almost whatever he wants." In a brief interview with The Associated Press on Friday, March 20, 2015, Power says the civil war continues because the council is unable to get Russia to pressure Assad. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Russia's vetoes against holding Syria's government accountable are "extremely disruptive" to the U.N. Security Council's ability to restore peace in the conflict, and have emboldened President Bashar Assad to do "almost whatever he wants."


North Carolina State fraternity suspended after offensive remarks surface

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:40
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina State University said on Friday it had suspended a fraternity after the discovery of a book filled with racially and sexually charged comments, and the school also halted social events involving alcohol for two dozen of its fraternities. In the latest incident at North Carolina State, employees at a restaurant near the campus in Raleigh discovered the book, which the university said appeared to be a fraternity pledge book. The school said it suspended the chapter of Pi Kappa Phi on an interim basis late on Thursday. The suspension halts all social and formal activities for the fraternity, including community service, fundraising and recruitment, a university spokesman said.

A look at the officers, friend in fatal NYC wrong-way crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:39

In this undated photo provided by the Linden, N.J. Police Department, Police Officer Frank Viggiano is shown. Viggiano, 28, was killed in a motor vehicle accident while riding as a passenger in a car driven by fellow Linden Police Officer, Pedro Abad, in the early morning hours of Friday, March 20, 2015 on New York’s Staten Island. (AP Photo/Linden N.J. Police Department)LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Four friends — three off-duty New Jersey police officers and a former county worker — were involved in a deadly wrong-way car crash with a tractor-trailer early Friday after a trip to a New York City strip club. Linden Officer Frank Viggiano and ex-county employee Joe Rodriguez were killed. The car's driver, Officer Pedro Abad, and fellow Officer Patrik Kudlac were fighting for their lives.


Republicans ask governor to withdraw state police nomination

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:37

In this Feb. 14, 2008 photo, Col. Marcus Brown updates the media on the Francis Scott Key Bridge homicide investigation in Baltimore. Republican state senators asked Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday, March 20, 2015, to withdraw his nominee to head the state police, who was caught on video removing roadside signs critical of him, but the governor said he still supports him. In a letter to Wolf, the Senate's four ranking Republican senators cited the local police investigation into Brown's removal of the signs and other issues. (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun, Monica Lopossay)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state senators asked Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday to withdraw his nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police who was caught on video removing roadside signs critical of him, but the governor said he still supports him.


Alabama jury convicts woman of capital murder in granddaughter's running death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:36
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama jury convicts woman of capital murder in granddaughter's running death.