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Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:53

 "You're right. It's terrible." (AP Photo/File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask.

Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:53

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray prepares to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs at a hearing on a bill for statehood for D.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The chairman who called the hearing, Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, has secured 18 Senate co-sponsors for the bill but he doesn’t appear to have enough support from Democrats on his own committee to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote, and no further action on the bill is planned. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn't mean residents of the nation's capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill.

Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:51

Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car.

11 hurt when Tenn. school bus hits truck, tree

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:48
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in West Tennessee say a school bus crash has injured the driver and 10 children.

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:30
DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:29

Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo sits in court on the first day of her trial on a felony charge of aggravated assault,at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Gonzalez-Angulo was charged in May 2013 with poisoning Dr. George Blumenschein by lacing his coffee with ethylene glycol. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Gary Coronado)HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas oncologist was obsessed with and had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him by lacing his coffee with ethylene glycol, prosecutors said Monday as her aggravated assault trial began.

3 dead in Corpus Christi trailer park shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:24
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A 63-year-old man was arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in South Texas, according to police.

Woman finds body in trunk, learns it's her neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:22
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California woman who found a dead body in the trunk of her Lexus after shopping over the weekend discovered that the man was a neighbor, police said on Monday. The woman, who was not identified by authorities, returned to her car on Saturday afternoon after shopping at a Walmart in Riverside, some 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and noticed a bad smell coming from the trunk, Riverside police Sergeant Dave Amador said. ...

Judge halts proceedings in child stabbing case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:16
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge halted court proceedings Monday for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man while the girl undergoes a competency evaluation.

Guantanamo judge mulls limiting disclosure on al Qaeda suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:15
By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A Guantanamo Bay military judge overseeing the trial of an accused al Qaeda leader heard arguments on Monday on what information can be released during his upcoming trial without jeopardizing national security. The Iraqi suspect, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, is accused of being a senior al Qaeda commander who conspired to bomb Western forces in Afghanistan and of killing civilians and U.S. soldiers. He was captured in 2007 and has been held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, designated a "high-value detainee. ...

Oklahoma trooper jailed on sex assault complaints

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:12

This booking photo provided by the Creek County Sheriff's Office shows Oklahoma State Trooper Eric Roberts. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Roberts has been arrested on complaints of kidnapping, rape and other crimes after three women alleged the officer sexually assaulted them during traffic stops. Roberts was arrested Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 and taken to the Creek County jail. (AP Photo/Creek County Sheriff's Office)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested a state trooper Monday on complaints of kidnapping, rape and other crimes after three women alleged the officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty.

Powerful Washington lobbyist Boggs dies at 73

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:03

FILE - This Nov. 1997 file photo shows Thomas H. Boggs, Jr., during the oath of office ceremony for his mother, Lindy Boggs, to be ambassador to the Vatican. Boggs, a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was 73. (AP Photo/Brian K. Diggs)WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday He was 73.

Prominent Washington lobbyist Thomas Boggs Jr. dies at 73

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 05:02
Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., who was a pioneer in melding the practice of law and lobbying and led the prominent Washington lobbying shop Patton Boggs for many years, died on Monday at age 73, his family said. He sat at the center of Washington's business, legal and political circles for decades representing U.S. Boggs was the son of former Louisiana congressman Thomas Hale Boggs, who served as U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader, and former Representative Lindy Boggs, who was elected to her husband's House seat after he died in a 1972 plane crash.

Report: Wing parts fell before Reno Air Race crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 04:55
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A wing apparently malfunctioned before an experimental aircraft crashed, killing a retired Air Force pilot from California during qualification heats of the Reno National Championship Air Races in Nevada last week, according to a preliminary crash report.

USC breaks ground on $650 million campus village

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 04:53

This Sept. 11, 2014, photo shows the construction site of the new USC Village north of the main USC campus, in Los Angeles. When completed in 2017, officials say the project will replace what was once a seedy old shopping center adjacent to USC with a bucolic, village-like setting of walkways, plazas and green space that will be dotted with retail outlets such as a grocery store, salons, boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, a bank, a 30,000-square foot fitness center and on-campus housing for 2,700 students. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California broke out the Trojan Marching Band on Monday to beat the drum for a $650 million expansion that school officials say will not only transform the campus but also the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood surrounding it.

Teen accused as accessory in California bank heist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 04:45
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of moving what had been an intended getaway car two days after a deadly Northern California bank robbery, police said Monday.

Strict dress code nets detentions at NY school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 04:42
NEW YORK (AP) — A strict new dress code adopted by a Staten Island school has resulted in several detentions in the last two weeks.

Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 04:42
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 31-year-old Utah man has died in a bear attack in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwest Wyoming.

New Hampshire man appeals conviction for killing teen

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 04:40
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire man is appealing his conviction for killing a 19-year-old college student lured to his apartment for sex. Seth Mazzaglia, 31, was found guilty in June of first degree murder and several other charges related to the 2012 killing of Elizabeth Marriott, who was a student at the University of New Hampshire. Mazzaglia was sentenced last month to life in prison without the possibility of parole. His attorney, Joachim Barth, filed a notice of appeal late Friday that raised several objections to how the trial was conducted. ...

5 Peoples Temple victims among names released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 04:37
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Five victims of the 1978 Peoples Temple mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, were among the names released Monday by Delaware officials of people whose cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned funeral home.