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Psychologist: Woman accused of nabbing tot is hallucinating

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:17
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — A court psychologist says a Massachusetts woman charged with kidnapping a 2-year-old girl found naked and with her head shaved is hallucinating.

Accused N.Y. cop killer to be arraigned on murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:16
The man accused of killing a New York City police officer in October is scheduled to be formally arraigned for murder on Tuesday in Manhattan state court. Tyrone Howard, 31, is charged with firing a single fatal shot into the head of Officer Randolph Holder late on Oct. 20 in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. The arraignment comes less than two weeks after Howard was sentenced to the maximum 12 years in prison in a separate drug case that saw him receive treatment, rather than prison, as part of a plea agreement for selling crack cocaine.

Late-season depression forms in eastern Pacific off Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:12
MIAMI (AP) — A late-season tropical depression has formed in the Pacific off the coast of Mexico and is expected to gradually strengthen to a hurricane.

Sand and dust contributed to Hawaii crash of U.S. military helicopter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:09
Sand and dusty particles got into an engine of a military helicopter during a landing attempt in Hawaii earlier this year and contributed to a crash that killed two U.S. Marines and injured 20 others, officials said on Monday. The crash raised questions about the safety of the aircraft which is built by Boeing Co and Textron Inc's Bell Helicopter and is designed to take off like a helicopter and then rotate its propellers to fly like a plane. The results released on Monday of a military investigation into the May 17 crash of the MV-22 Osprey found sand and dust was kicked up when the aircraft hovered at low altitudes during attempts to land at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows on the island of Oahu.

Latest: Source: Cop expected to be charged in teen's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:07
CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the upcoming release of a video that is said to show a white Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times last year (all times local):

No charges for Colorado hunter who mistakenly killed gray wolf

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:55
Federal wildlife officials said on Monday that a Colorado hunter who shot and killed a protected gray wolf that he mistook for a coyote will not face criminal charges, in a decision that angered conservationists. Prosecutors declined to press charges against the hunter for the April killing after a joint investigation conducted by federal and state authorities concluded that he did not intend to shoot the wolf,  the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a statement. It is illegal to kill wolves without a special permit in most of the Lower 48 states, where the animals are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

U.S. border agent charged with carrying cocaine in car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:50
A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested by state police in southern Arizona on charges of carrying 110 pounds (50 kg) of cocaine in a rented vehicle that he planned to drive to Chicago, officials said on Monday. Juan Pimentel, 47, has been detained without bail on a felony charge of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine stemming from his Nov. 18 arrest on Interstate 10 near Marana, Arizona, a criminal complaint document showed. State troopers had stopped Pimentel in his rented gray Ford Expedition because of a problem with his license plate, according to the complaint filed in federal court in Tucson.

Convict in 3 sex crimes freed by DNA tied to fugitive rapist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:46

Luis Vargas, who has been in prison for 16 years, breaks down in court as he is exonerated Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Los Angeles. A judge exonerated Vargas, convicted of three rapes, after DNA evidence linked the crimes to a serial rapist wanted for assaults dating back two decades. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man imprisoned 16 years for rape and sex assault convictions was exonerated Monday and ordered freed after DNA evidence linked the crimes to a serial rapist on the FBI's most wanted list.

Black Oregon college student assaulted by three white men: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:34
The assault of a black Oregon college student by three white men is being investigated by a police hate crime unit and comes days after Portland police received reports of racist threats on social media, authorities said on Monday. The 26-year-old black man was assaulted on Friday night near the campus pool at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, police said. "The victim told police that the suspect used racial epithets before assaulting him," Portland Police Department spokesman Pete Simpson said in a statement.

At least 1 injured in Deptford Township house fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:14

2 firefighters, resident injured in Deptford Township house fireAt least one person is injured after a house fire in Deptford Township, New Jersey.

NY court: Targeted killings memos can be kept secret

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:02
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government can keep secret various memos related to its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, a federal appeals court said in a decision unsealed Monday.

1st Assistant District Attorney Ed McCann resigns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:37

1st Assistant District Attorney Ed McCann resignsPhiladelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced some changes in the department Monday.

Art student attacked in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:29

Art student attacked in Center CityPhiladelphia police are looking for a man accused of attacking a college student while trying to rob her.

Chicago community leaders expect protests over police shooting video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:15

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to remarks from an attendee at a town hall meeting on the city budget in ChicagoCommunity leaders who met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said they expected protests on Wednesday when the city plans to release a disturbing video of an October 2014 fatal police shooting of a black teenager. Emanuel called in community leaders and pastors for meetings on Monday aimed at preparing for public reaction to the video. Also on Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the officer involved would face criminal charges, citing unnamed sources.

2 men charged with murder in killing of pastor's pregnant wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:12

2 men charged with murder in killing of pastor's pregnant wifeAuthorities charged two young men with murder on Monday in the fatal shooting of a pastor's pregnant wife during a home invasion that happened after the minister left the couple's Indianapolis home without locking the front door.

2 North Texas detention officers indicted in inmate's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 09:47
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A grand jury indicted two North Texas detention officers Monday in connection with the death of a man who died while in custody at the Arlington city jail.

U.S. appeals court rules against Wisconsin abortion doctor law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 09:39

File photo of anti-abortion activist wearing mirrored sunglasses and a piece of tape over his mouth in front of the Supreme Court building in WashingtonAbortion providers in Wisconsin had challenged the state law, which requires doctors to have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles (50 km). A federal judge in March permanently blocked the Wisconsin law, ruling that the health benefits, if any, were outweighed by the burden on women's health caused by restricted access to abortion. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier in November agreed to take up a major abortion case for the first time since 2007.

Aerojet Rocketdyne wins $1.4 billion in contracts from NASA, Boeing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 09:35
Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc on Monday announced contracts from NASA and Boeing Co with a combined value of nearly $1.36 billion, welcome news for the company after several recent financial setbacks. Aerojet said it had won a $1.16 billion contract from NASA to restart production of its RS-25 engine once used for the space shuttle program for the new Space Launch System (SLS), a powerful rocket designed to eventually take humans to Mars. The SLS rocket will use four RS-25 engines to produce more than 2 million pounds of thrust, with a first flight test expected in 2018.

Suspect Arrested in New Orleans Med Student Shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 09:33
A Tulane student was shot while helping a woman being attacked, cops say.

Man convicted of rape, murder in Alabama set to be executed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 09:33
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Monday set a Jan. 21 execution date for a man convicted of raping and murdering a woman more than 20 years ago.