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Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:07
NEW YORK (AP) — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:07
NEW YORK (AP) — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.

New York Police Department says it has ended Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:07
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department says it has ended Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage.

New York Police Department says it has ended Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:07
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department says it has ended Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage.

'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:05
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation.

Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:02

This photo provided by the Utah County jail shows Megan Huntsman, who was booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of killing six of her newborn children over the past decade. Seven dead babies were found in a garage at a Pleasant Grove home where Huntsman lived up until 2011. (AP Photo/Utah County Jail) Courtesy Utah County JailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.


Ex-U.S. defense secretary knows accuracy of his tax return is unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:00

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld arrives at the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las VegasBy Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Rumsfeld has a new addition to his list of known unknowns - the accuracy of his 2013 tax filing. Rumsfeld, who was U.S. defense secretary under President George W. Bush, posted a picture on Twitter of the letter he sent to the Internal Revenue Service, saying he had submitted his tax return by Tuesday's deadline but that he had "absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and tax payments are accurate." That was despite his being a college graduate and having paid an accounting firm to prepare his return, he said.


Ex-U.S. defense secretary knows accuracy of his tax return is unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:00

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld arrives at the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las VegasBy Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Rumsfeld has a new addition to his list of known unknowns - the accuracy of his 2013 tax filing. Rumsfeld, who was U.S. defense secretary under President George W. Bush, posted a picture on Twitter of the letter he sent to the Internal Revenue Service, saying he had submitted his tax return by Tuesday's deadline but that he had "absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and tax payments are accurate." That was despite his being a college graduate and having paid an accounting firm to prepare his return, he said.


St. Louis-area man accused of sexual torture

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:53

In this photo provided by the St. Louis County Police Department is Adam Michael Capriglione, 29. Authorities said Tuesday, April 15, 2014 that Capriglione has been charged with 19 felony counts for allegedly raping, sodomizing and sexually torturing women in his apartment since 2006. (AP Photo/St. Louis County Police)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County man sexually tortured five women in his apartment at separate times over a period of several years, using threats and psychological control to keep them from leaving or going to police, the county prosecutor said Tuesday.


Militia leader pleads guilty to ID theft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:41
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.

Could police have averted the Boston bombings?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:41

FILE - This combination of file photos shows brothers Tamerlan, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and is held in a federal prison on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction. A year after the bombings, prosecutors said they have a trove of evidence to use against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including surveillance video showing him placing one of the bombs just yards from Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who died in the blast. (AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies.


W.Va. man accused of threatening US senator

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:27
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.

Yahoo's 1Q lifted by Alibaba, modest ad progress

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:21
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is still prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up under CEO Marissa Mayer, if ever so slightly.

Cancer-stricken ex-priest on trial for sex abuse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:18

Former Catholic priest James Schook, right, leaves a Louisville, Ky., courtroom with his brother on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Schook, who has terminal cancer, is facing charges of sexual abuse with two teenage boys in the 1970s. As testimony began Tuesday in the long-delayed trial, a witness said that he had numerous sexual encounters with Schook, beginning at age 13, at a Louisville church. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As testimony began in a long-delayed trial against former Catholic priest James Schook, a witness said Tuesday that he had numerous sexual encounters with Schook, beginning at age 13, at a Louisville church in the 1970s.


Woman convicted in case tied to firefighter deaths

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:07
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with buying guns for a convicted felon who later used them to kill two volunteer firefighters in an ambush was convicted Tuesday of falsifying business records.

Bankrupt Detroit reaches first deal with retirees group

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:04

A man rides his bike past graffiti in DetroitDetroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with at least one of its pension funds, giving a major boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October. Momentum for the city's plan to adjust its $18 billion debt burden was building after Detroit last week won court approval for a crucial settlement over interest rate swaps and reached an agreement with bond insurance companies over the treatment of voter-approved general obligation bonds. Under the deal with the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Association announced by U.S. Bankruptcy Court mediators on Tuesday, pensions for retired police and fire workers would not be decreased, but cost-of-living increases would be cut in half. Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, hailed the deal as "another significant step forward," and encouraged other city creditors to resolve their differences with the city.


Man sentenced to life for killing 4 Michigan women

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:54

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 opted to stay in his jail cell Tuesday when a Detroit-area judge sentenced him to life in prison in a courtroom packed with victims' relatives.


Missouri man charged with sexually torturing five women

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:43
A Missouri man has been charged with raping and torturing five women in a St. Louis-area apartment over several years, law enforcement officials said on Tuesday. Adam Michael Capriglione, 29, of south St. Louis County, has been charged with 19 felony counts and is jailed with bond set at $500,000, said Edward Magee, a spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor's office. The events took place between 2007 and January 2014, and included women who had been in romantic relationships with Capriglione, according to court documents. Capriglione is also charged with sexual exploitation of a minor for allegedly creating child pornography by filming sexual intercourse and other sexual acts with a minor.

Officials: Huge San Francisco blaze was accidental

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:36
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site in San Francisco last month was accidental, not arson, fire investigators said Tuesday.

Feds condemn anti-police fliers in Albuquerque

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:22
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Less than a week after the U.S. Justice Department blasted Albuquerque police for a pattern of excessive force, the federal agency is condemning threats of violence against officers in anti-police fliers that have surfaced in the city.