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Detroit makes deal with retired cops, firefighters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:32
DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions.

Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:27
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

St. Louis-area man accused of sexual torture

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:26
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis-area man is accused of sexually torturing women in his apartment over several years.

Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:25

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather AbbottBOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was marked with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured and those who rushed to help them.


Man to get sentences for killing 4 Michigan women

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:08

FILE - In this June 8, 2012, file photo is James Brown in Sterling Heights, Mich. Brown was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of four women whose bodies were stashed in cars in Detroit in 2011. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Todd McInturf, File ) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTMOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of killing four women whom he met through an online escort site won't be in a Detroit-area courtroom when he's sentenced to life in prison.


Ga. judge asked to stop new Vidalia onion rule

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:08

File- In this May 10, 2011 file photo, a fieldworker snips onion bulbs on a Vidalia onion farm in Lyons, Ga. Delbert Bland, who grows Vidalia onions on about 3,000 acres in southeast Georgia, won the first round of a court battle with Commissioner Gary Black when a Fulton County judge ruled March 19, 2014, the commissioner overstepped his authority by ordering that no Vidalia onions could be packed for shipping before April 21. Black is telling growers he still plans to enforce the restriction while the state appeals. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — One of Georgia's most prominent growers of sweet Vidalia onions asked a judge Tuesday to protect him from possible sanctions by state agriculture officials as he prepares to ship his crop to grocery stores ahead of the official start date imposed by a new regulation aimed at keeping unripe onions off the market.


Armored van crashes on icy roadway, spilling cash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:07
VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an armored carrier company's van was carrying up to $1 million when it crashed on an icy Flint-area roadway and spilled a portion of its load.

Latest storm breaks snow records in Detroit, Flint

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:05
DETROIT (AP) — The National Weather Service says Detroit and Flint, Mich., have experienced their snowiest winters on record.

Texas town eyes new fertilizer plant a year after deadly blast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:04

Investigators stand amid the aftermath of a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, near Waco, TexasBy Lisa Maria Garza WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Not far from an enormous crater where a fertilizer plant stood before an explosion there killed 15 people, lifeless and uprooted trees surround boarded-up homes spray-painted with "OK." A year ago, that designation was meant to signal that structures had been checked for blast victims but now it might also describe a growing willingness in this central Texas town to build a new fertilizer plant, regardless of potential risk. "It's something that we have to tread lightly on because it's a very delicate subject, but it's one we have to tackle," said West Mayor Tommy Muska who, at a recent town hall meeting, raised the possibility of another plant being built.


Texas town eyes new fertilizer plant a year after deadly blast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:04

Investigators stand amid the aftermath of a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, near Waco, TexasBy Lisa Maria Garza WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Not far from an enormous crater where a fertilizer plant stood before an explosion there killed 15 people, lifeless and uprooted trees surround boarded-up homes spray-painted with "OK." A year ago, that designation was meant to signal that structures had been checked for blast victims but now it might also describe a growing willingness in this central Texas town to build a new fertilizer plant, regardless of potential risk. "It's something that we have to tread lightly on because it's a very delicate subject, but it's one we have to tackle," said West Mayor Tommy Muska who, at a recent town hall meeting, raised the possibility of another plant being built.


Alabama man sentenced in murder-for-hire plot to kill neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:06
(This April 14 story was corrected to say "raping" instead of "having an affair" in paragraph 3, and changes "trial" to "hearing" in paragraph 4) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - An Alabama man who tried to hire members of the Ku Klux Klan to torture and murder his African-American neighbor was sentenced on Monday to six years in prison. Allen Wayne Densen Morgan, 30, pleaded guilty in October to charges of using interstate facilities in an attempt to commit a murder for hire. Prosecutors said Morgan spoke with an FBI agent posing as a Ku Klux Klan member and offered to pay him if he killed his neighbor. Morgan falsely suspected the neighbor of raping his wife.

Police detonate 'suspicious device' in downtown Boston

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:03
The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad detonated a "suspicious device" found in downtown Boston on Tuesday, though they said it had not yet been determined if the device was hazardous. The device was found near an approach ramp to a major interstate highway, about 1.5 miles from the site where a memorial ceremony is scheduled to mark the anniversary of the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured 264.

Casino pays out in poker tourney with fake chips

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 22:48
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey casino is reimbursing players in a poker tournament that was suspended after counterfeit chips were discovered.

US Airways investigating pornographic tweet sent to complaining customer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 22:48

A US Airways plane emits exhaust at Philadelphia International AirportUS Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter account in response to a customer complaint about a flight delay, which went viral on social media. US Airways issued an apology on Monday immediately after deleting the tweeted photograph of a naked woman lying on a bed with a toy airplane between her legs, said Davien Anderson, spokesman for US Airways. By Tuesday morning, the apology had been retweeted nearly 13,000 times and social media was flooded with jokes and gripes about the image. Anderson said US Airways, part of American Airlines Group Inc, was investigating the mishap.


Test results to be released in 1971 disappearance

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 22:44

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office shows a Studebaker with skeletal remains found in Brule Creek near Elk Point, S.D. Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson were last seen May 29, 1971, driving a 1960 Studebaker Lark on their way to a party. The attorney general, sheriffs from Union and Clay counties, and the Union County state's attorney scheduled a news conference Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Elk Point where they plan plan to release test results and update the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of the two girls near Alcester. (AP Photo/South Dakota Attorney General’s Office, File)ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.


Police: Ohio man's drone hindered medical chopper

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 22:42
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident scene.

Family, friends remember Kansas shooting victims

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 22:32

In this March 12, 2014 photo, Reat Underwood, of Stillwell, Kan., performs a vocal audition for the 45th season of Theatre in the Park at Overland Park, Kan. Underwood along with his grandfather William Lewis Corporon were both killed by a gunman at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Susan Pfannmuller) LOCAL MEDIA OUTLEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — William Lewis Corporon was taking his grandson to a singing audition at a community center. Terri LaManno was visiting her mother at a nearby retirement complex.


Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 21:40
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

Sky-watchers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 20:35
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 a.m. EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth's shadow. Depending on local weather conditions, the eclipse was visible across a swath of the United States. Viewers from Florida to California and beyond went to viewing parties and social media and other websites to gawk and share photos of the so-called "blood moon".

5 accused in NC abduction to have bond hearing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:50
ATLANTA (AP) — Five people accused in the abduction of a North Carolina man last week are due in federal court in Atlanta Tuesday for a bond hearing.