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High court to consider lawsuits over personal data

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 05:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether websites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm.

Police ID, charge mom after 4 kids locked in basement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 05:01

Police ID, charge mom after 4 kids locked in basementPolice have identified and charged a mother who they say left her four children locked inside the basement of their Kensington home for more than 12 hours as a punishment.


Prosecutor: 2 exams found James Holmes to be sane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 05:00

 2 exams found James Holmes to be saneA prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling ...


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 05:00
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona woman is convicted of murder in death of 5-year-old daughter who was never found.

Expert says other officers fired at end of fatal shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:53
CLEVELAND (AP) — At least one other officer discharged a weapon during the final salvo fired by a Cleveland police officer who is on trial for voluntary manslaughter for shooting two unarmed suspects after a high-speed chase, a sound expert hired by the defense testified Monday.

2 teens, 14 and 15, charged in shooting death of deliveryman in Crescentville

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:51

2 teens, 14 and 15, charged in shooting death of deliveryman in CrescentvilleTwo teenagers have been charged in connection with the shooting death a Chinese food deliveryman in Philadelphia's Crescentville section.


Hearing ordered before fatal police shooting video released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:50
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge says prosecutors can't release a video showing a police officer shooting to death an unarmed man until after a hearing has been held.

Hundreds of people clash with police at Baltimore mall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:48

Hundreds of people clash with police at Baltimore mallA gathering of hundreds a protesters near a Baltimore mall turned violent today when some of them hurled various objects at police officers, injuring several of them, officials said.


Man formally charged with murder of Indiana student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:46

Students mourn the loss of Hannah Wilson Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Dunn Meadow in Bloomington, Ind. Daniel E. Messel, 49, of Bloomington, was arrested Friday in the death of 22-year-old IU senior Hannah N. Wilson, said State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil. A coroner said Saturday that Wilson was beaten to death.(Haley Ward/The Herald-Times via AP)NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man with a history of violence against women had claw marks on his arms, and police found blood and hair in his vehicle after discovering his cellphone next to the body of an Indiana University senior, according to court documents released Monday.


Judge won't delay order on inmate sex reassignment surgery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:44
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to delay his order for California to provide sex reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate.

Texas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:36

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Robert Pruett. On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Pruett, 35, is scheduled to die for the fatal stabbing of corrections officer Daniel Nagle more than 15 years ago. According to prosecutors, Pruett was angry at Nagle for writing him up for a disciplinary infraction for trying to take his brown bag peanut butter sandwich to a prison recreation yard in violation of rules. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area slaying landed Robert Pruett in prison with a 99-year sentence.


Grand jury: AG Kathleen Kane was not 'truthful,' engaged in cover-up

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:16

 AG Kathleen Kane was not 'truthful,' engaged in cover-upA grand jury report issued in December says Pennsylvania's attorney general engaged in a cover-up and was not "truthful" about her role in the alleged unlawful leak of material from a 2009 investigation.


Man gets prison after 4 drunken driving arrests in 48 hours

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:12
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who racked up four drunken driving arrests in less than 48 hours is heading to prison.

Thousands attend funeral for Freddie Gray in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:11

Thousands attend funeral for Freddie Gray in BaltimoreA mix of mourning and civil rights protest took center stage Monday at a funeral attended by thousands paying tribute to a man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.


Lanes reopen after crash on I-95 NB in Tinicum Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:06

Lanes reopen after crash on I-95 NB in Tinicum Twp.Lanes were reopened following a crash in the northbound lanes of I-95 in Tinicum Township, Pa.


Strangers help save dog struck in hit-and-run

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

Strangers help save dog struck in hit-and-runA dog that was the victim of a hit-and-run is back home with his family - thanks to the generosity of strangers.


US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:02

FILE - In this June 3, 2008 file photo, Tianna Swisher, a student at Liberty Valley Elementary School in Danville, Pa., attempts to drink from the water fountain at Montour Preserve near Washingtonville, Pa., during an outdoor field trip. Fluoride in drinking water, credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay, may now be too much of a good thing. It's causing spots on some kids' teeth. The federal government announced Monday, April 27, 2015, that it is lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. (Bill Hughes/Press-Enterprise via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.


UN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 03:49

FILE - In a July 28, 2014 file photo, Palestinian children sit next to hanged clothes, on the First day of Eid al-Fitr in a United Nations school where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes in fear of Israeli airstrikes, in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip. A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. Secretary Ban Ki-moon said Monday, April 27, 2015, he deplores the deaths and calls U.N. locations "inviolable."(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by direct mortar strikes and other "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. The Palestinians said they would give the findings to the International Criminal Court.


Tuesday's the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 03:46

Sean Varsho, 28, of Chicago, left, and Brandon Dawson, 26, of Warrantor, Va., have been waiting in line for the past three days for a seat for Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. The opponents of same-sex marriage are urging the court to resist embracing what they see as a radical change in society's view of what constitutes marriage. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land.