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Colorado clinic gunman thought FBI was tailing him: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:26

Robert Lewis Dear attends hearing at El Paso County court in Colorado SpringsThe man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last year thought, before he opened fire, that the FBI was tracking him, a police detective said in court on Thursday. Robert Lewis Dear, 58, told police he believed 10 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were following him the day of the shooting and that his neighbor and girlfriend worked for U.S. authorities, Colorado Springs Police Detective Jerry Schiffelbein said under questioning by Dear's attorney.


The Latest: Church member arraigned in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:23
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a church member charged with fatally shooting another worshipper in suburban Philadelphia (all times local):

Man reported with sword in custody after Juniata Park barricade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:21

Man reported with sword in custody after Juniata Park barricadeA man allegedly armed with a sword in Juniata Park is now in custody after being shocked with a stun gun.


Jet maker Bombardier used 'aggressive' pricing to win big Delta order

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:20

Delta Air Lines' incoming CEO Ed Bastian stands in front of a Bombardier CS100 aircraft during a news conference at Mirabel airportMONTREAL/ATLANTA (Reuters) - Bombardier scored a major order for its new CSeries passenger jets from Delta Air Lines Inc on Thursday, boosting the Canadian manufacturer's stature in the airline industry even as it faces a long road back to profitability. The order for 75 CS100 jets, worth an estimated $5.6 billion based on the list price, was the biggest yet and the first from a major U.S. airline for the CSeries program, which is years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. It is also locked in competition with Brazil's Embraer, its most direct rival for small jet sales.


Next for Hastert: prison, polygraph, sex-offender treatment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:15

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Now that a judge branded him "a serial child molester," Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he's out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender program that could include lie-detector and other tests to determine how many children he's molested in his lifetime.


Ohio teen pleads guilty to attempted murder of four classmates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:14
A 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty on Thursday to shooting and wounding four students at a southwestern Ohio high school in late February and will be held in a juvenile facility until he is 21, a county prosecutor said. James Austin Hancock, who was 14 at the time of the shooting, entered the equivalent of a guilty plea - called a "true" plea - to four counts of attempted murder and one count of inducing panic, Butler County prosecutor Michael Gmoser said in a telephone interview. Hancock had denied the charges at a March appearance in Butler County court's juvenile division in Middleton, Ohio.

Former Detroit principal pleads guilty to kickback charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:12
Clara Smith, one of 13 current and former Detroit Public Schools principals charged in the case, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery, and could face up to 5 years in prison, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Frances Lee Carlson. Smith, 67, is the first of the 13 principals to enter a plea in the case. The alleged kickbacks came to light after the federal judge who oversaw Detroit's historic bankruptcy began to tackle the financial problems of the city's schools, which are drowning under $3.5 billion of debt.

Illinois school settles separation of church and state case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:06
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois public school that requires students who ride the bus to arrive early for optional religious instruction at a Roman Catholic parish has agreed to discontinue the practice in response to a legal challenge.

Whitey Bulger's girlfriend gets 21 more months in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:02

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger, who was captured with Bulger, June 22, 2011, in Santa Monica, Calif. Prosecutors will ask a federal judge to sentence the longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger to three more years in prison for refusing to testify about whether anyone else helped Bulger after he fled the city. Greig is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, April 28, 2016, after pleading guilty to a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before a grand jury. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)BOSTON (AP) — The longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced Thursday to an additional 21 months in prison by a judge who said she had shown a "twisted" sense of loyalty to Bulger by refusing to testify about whether other people helped him while he was a fugitive.


Official: Boy with BB gun faced police before being shot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:02

A Baltimore police officer shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy after spotting him with a Daisy Powerline 340 BB gun, pictured right. sen Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Baltimore. At a news conference police displayed the BB gun, right, next to a semi-automatic handgun, pictured left, to show how similar the models look. Commissioner Kevin Davis said, “this is not a toy.” Police say the boy ran from officers and disobeyed their orders to drop the weapon. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)BALTIMORE (AP) — A 13-year-old who was shot by Baltimore police had turned toward the officers with a replica gun still in his hand when one officer fired two rounds, striking the teen in the shoulder and leg, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Thursday.


U.S. women may soon be required to register for the military draft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:00

Vermont soldier is 1st woman to graduate as combat engineerAmerican women could be required to register for the military draft as soon as next year under an amendment to a defense policy bill passed by a House of Representatives committee on Thursday, and supported by some key members of the Senate. The House Armed Services Committee voted 32-30 to pass an amendment to the $602 billion National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, that would require women aged 18-26 to register for the selective service, once all combat roles are open to women. The U.S. military has been an all-volunteer force since the 1970s, but young men have been required to register in case the draft is reactivated.


Sketch released of Medford attempted luring suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:56

Sketch released of Medford attempted luring suspectMedford Township police are investigating an attempted luring on Big Chief Trail.


U.S. military punishes 16 over 2015 Afghan hospital bombing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:54

A vehicle is parked in front of a damaged building at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Kunduz, AfghanistanBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will announce on Friday that has it taken disciplinary action against 16 service members over a deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, U.S. officials told Reuters. Instead, General John Campbell, who was then head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, described a series of blunders that allowed the American forces to target the hospital, even though it was on a no-strike list. MSF, known as Doctors Without Borders in English, has in the past publicly cast doubt on the idea that the strike could have been a mistake.


APNewsBreak: South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:46
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Native American tribe in South Dakota sued the federal government Thursday over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation.

The Latest: Judge: Bulger's girlfriend had 'twisted' loyalty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:37

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger, who was captured with Bulger, June 22, 2011, in Santa Monica, Calif. Prosecutors will ask a federal judge to sentence the longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger to three more years in prison for refusing to testify about whether anyone else helped Bulger after he fled the city. Greig is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, April 28, 2016, after pleading guilty to a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before a grand jury. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentence of the Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (all times local):


Silence earns mobster Bulger's girlfriend 21 more months in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:30

Booking mug handout of Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" BulgerFormer Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's girlfriend will spend an additional 21 months in prison for refusing to say if anyone helped the couple evade capture during their 16 years on the run, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Thursday. Bulger, now 86, is serving life in prison after being convicted of charges including 11 murders he committed or ordered while he ran the Winter Hill crime gang in the 1970s and 80s. "History will, I think, remember Bulger as a monster and if she chooses to be loyal to that person, that is her affair, but I don't need to respect that loyalty," U.S. District Judge Dennis Saylor said.


The Latest: Businessman withdraws reward in Ohio shootings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:25

Leonard Manley, left, father and grandfather of several murder victims, drives up Union Hill Road away from a roadblock at the outer perimeter of a crime scene, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, near Piketon, Ohio. Several people were found dead Friday at multiple properties near Piketon. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the killings of eight family members in southern Ohio (all times local):


California brothers arrested in parents' shooting deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:24

This undated photo provided by the San Jose, Calif., Police Department shows suspect Hasib Bin Golam Rabbi who was arrested with his brother in connection with the shooting deaths of their parents. Golam Rabbi, 22, and his 17-year-old brother were taken into custody days after their parents were found slain Sunday, April 24, 2016, in their San Jose home. Police didn't release the teen's name because of his age. (San Jose Police Department via AP)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two California brothers were arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting deaths of their parents, who were popular fixtures at their mosque for three decades and had helped relatives emigrate from their native Bangladesh.


Texas' fetal tissue research questioned before court hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:19
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas legislators who passed one of the nation's toughest abortion laws turned their attention to fetal tissue research Thursday, ahead of a Houston court appearance by two anti-abortion activists on charges related to their filming of undercover videos at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:17

U.S. general says Afghanistan hospital attack was American mistakeWASHINGTON (AP) — About 16 U.S. military personnel, including a two-star general, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.