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Lawyer: Evaluate stabbing suspect's mental health

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 22:00

Alex Hribal, the suspect in the multiple stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., is escorted by police to a district magistrate to be arraigned on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been charged after allegedly stabbing and slashing at least 19 people, mostly students, in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The attorney for a 16-year-old accused of stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at their high school said Thursday he wants to have a mental health expert evaluate the boy and hopes to have the case moved to juvenile court.


Prosecutor: School stabber used kitchen knives

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:59

Alex Hribal, the suspect in the stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, is driven away from a district magistrate in a Westmoreland County Sheriff's car after he was arraigned on charges in the attack on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been charged after allegedly stabbing and slashing at least 21 people, mostly students, in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney says a 16-year-old charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security officer at his Pittsburgh-area high school used two "ordinary kitchen knives."


El Nino more than 50 percent likely by summer: U.S. weather forecaster

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:51

A woman walks through Time Square during a rain storm in New YorkThe chances have increased over the past month that the much-feared El Nino phenomenon, which has the potential to wreak havoc on global crops, would strike by summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the federal U.S. weather forecaster said Thursday. In its monthly report, the Climate Prediction Center, an agency of the National Weather Service, pegged the likelihood at more than 50 percent. On Tuesday, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology pegged the chances of El Nino in 2014 at more than 70 percent. El Nino - a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific - affects wind patterns and can trigger both floods and drought in different parts of the globe, curbing food supply.


Sorority accused of forcing men to eat dog treats

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:19
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women's underwear and take alcohol shots off each other's bodies.

Washington-wide 911 outage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:53
SEATTLE (AP) — CenturyLink technicians are scrambling to get 911 emergency phone service restored in Washington state after the service went out early Thursday morning.

FBI: Team has rescued NC kidnap victim in Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:12

This image from the Wake Forest N.C. police department shows an undated photo of Frank Arthur Janssen. An elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team has safely rescued the North Carolina kidnap victim from an apartment complex in Atlanta, days after the man was reported missing from his home, the FBI said Thursday April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Wake Forest Police Department)ATLANTA (AP) — A North Carolina man reported missing from his home days ago was the target of a kidnapping plot, and he was rescued Wednesday from an apartment complex in Atlanta, the FBI said Thursday.


Hospital: 1 child still critical after Fla. crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:53
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — One child injured when a car crashed into a Florida day care center remains in critical condition at an Orlando hospital.

Search picks up new underwater signal in jet hunt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:51

U.S. Navy P-8 PoseidonPERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian aircraft hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet picked up a new underwater signal Thursday while searching the same part of the Indian Ocean where earlier sounds were detected that were consistent with an aircraft's black boxes.


Police seek motive of school stabbing rampage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:45
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed as usual with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.

High school stabbing victim has another surgery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:31

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC chief medical officer Dr. Steve Docimo, left, and UPMC Presbyterian medical director of tram and surgery Dr. Louis Alarcon, update the media on Franklin Regional High School stabbing victims condition during a news conference in Lawrenceville, Pa. Wednesday, April 9, 2014. A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at the high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tribune Review, Jasmine Goldband) PITTSBURGH OUTPITTSBURGH (AP) — Police and doctors at a Pittsburgh hospital say a student injured in a mass stabbing at a suburban high school had surgery again overnight and is in "very critical" condition.


McAllister aide among few with access to kiss tape

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:21

This photo taken Nov. 21, 2013 shows then-newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. waiting to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington. McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Monroe, La. McAllister, only in office a little over four months, attracted national attention because of his endorsement from the bearded men of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV show. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)MONROE, La. (AP) — A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the dalliance.


Dartmouth receives anonymous $100M donation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:21
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has received an anonymous gift of $100 million, the largest single donation in its 244-year history.

U.S. seizes cattle in rare fight over federal land use in Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:07

Federal law enforcement personnel block access to thousands of acres of BLM land that have been temporarily closed to round up illegal cattle that are grazing, south of Mesquite, NevadaArmed U.S. rangers are rounding up cattle on federal land in Nevada in a rare showdown with a rancher who has illegally grazed his herd on public lands for decades, as conflict over land use simmers in western states. The dispute in Nevada came to a boiling point after environmentalists told federal land managers they planned to sue to protect a threatened tortoise whose habitat was being destroyed by grazing cattle. Federal authorities sent in helicopters and wranglers on horseback, starting on Saturday, to seize the estimated 1,000-strong herd, in a battle rancher Cliven Bundy and his allies have likened to a range war with a remote government seeking to suppress the independent spirit of the U.S. West. It's about the federal government wanting control to do whatever it wants to do," the rancher's wife, Carol Bundy, said in an interview.


School where stabbings occurred may reopen Monday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:04

A woman walks onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a western Pennsylvania high school where 21 students and a security guard were stabbed or slashed by a student is no longer being treated as a crime scene and will likely reopen Monday.


Military releases name of Marine shot at NC base

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:01
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The Marine killed in what authorities are describing as an apparently accidental shooting at a North Carolina military base has been identified as a 21-year-old Texan on sentry duty.

Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:46

In this image taken from video on Jan. 15, 2014, Michelle Monzo, left, Crisis Intervention Specialist course instructor, and Lower Merion Township police officer Joe Smith, right, talk into the ears of Lower Merion Township police officer Matt Dougherty, center during a training simulation at Montgomery County Emergency Service in Norristown, Pa. The training is designed to help police recognize and respond to people suffering from serious mental illness, potentially reducing injuries to officers and the mentally ill as well as the frequency of arrests. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely.


SAC Capital to be sentenced in $1.8B fraud deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:28
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge is set to sentence Connecticut-based SAC Capital on Thursday after it pleaded guilty to criminal fraud charges in a $1.8 billion deal with the government.

New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:59

U.S. Navy P-8 PoseidonPERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian aircraft hunting for the missing Malaysian jet picked up a new possible underwater signal on Thursday in the same area search crews detected sounds earlier in the week that were consistent with an aircraft's black boxes.


Chopper crashes on roof of New Mexico hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:32
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused a medical helicopter to crash while taking off from the roof of New Mexico's only top-level trauma center. Officials said all three people aboard escaped serious injury.

Israel launches new spy satellite

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:06
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it has successfully launched a new observation satellite into orbit, one which is expected to be used to observe Iran and hostile militant groups in the Middle East.