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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.


Mom convicted of creating public nuisance for Facebook post

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 05:02
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman has been convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of a shooting at her son's middle school.

Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares

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

FILE - In this June 5, 2014, file photo, travelers check in at a Southwest Airlines ticket counter at Love Field in Dallas. Southwest Airlines caught rivals and Wall Street by surprise when it cut many U.S. fares by $5 each way, applicable to tickets bought within seven days of departure. Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines was busy raising fares on domestic routes by $5 each way. And it did not match Southwest's lower fares where the two carriers compete, a Delta spokesman said Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — No one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares — even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times.


Wife admits killing New York farmer who was buried in manure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:51
WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) — The wife of a New York farmer who was hit with a pitchfork, shot in the head and then buried in manure has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:44

Students gather at a memorial for University of Georgia students that were killed Wednesday in a car crash, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Athens, Ga. Five students were involved in a car crash. Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said the crash occurred just outside Watkinsville when two mid-sized sedans, one driving northbound and the other southbound, collided late Wednesday on Georgia State Route 15. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITATLANTA (AP) — University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left another student critically injured, the school's president said at a somber Thursday briefing.


Brother of San Bernardino shooter arrested with two others

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:38

A memorial still remains outside as workers return to work for the first time at the Inland Regional Center (IRC) in San BernardinoBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three people linked to the couple responsible for December's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California were arrested on Thursday on conspiracy, marriage fraud and other charges unrelated to the massacre, U.S. prosecutors said. The trio included Syed Raheel Farook, whose brother Syed Rizwan Farook and sister-in-law, Pakistan-born Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in a rampage that authorities have said was inspired by Islamist militants. U.S. Navy veteran Syed Raheel Farook, 31, his wife, Tatiana Farook, 31, and her sister Mariya Chernykh, 26, were arrested by federal agents after being charged with conspiracy to make a false statement to immigration officials while under oath, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.


PHOTOS: More than 100 targeted in Darby drug sweep

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

 104 of those targeted in Darby drug sweep ID'dPolice swarmed communities throughout Delaware County on Thursday morning, rounding up more than 100 people in an operating targeting drug sales in Darby Borough.


Slain teen's dad, stepmom arrested on domestic abuse charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:35
WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the father and stepmother of a slain Virginia teenager have been arrested after a domestic violence incident.

Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:35

 Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scenePrescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis, several news organizations reported.


Nevada gambling revenue down 3 percent in March

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:32
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling revenue dropped 3 percent in March compared with last year, weighed down by bettors playing less baccarat and casinos having a less-lucky month in slots and sports betting.

VIDEO: Draft Day has arrived

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

 Draft Day has arrivedThe day that could determine the Eagle's fortunes for years to come has finally arrived.


Judge: Man suing Hastert can remain anonymous for now

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:28

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, for his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — One day after a man publicly revealed himself as a sexual abuse victim of Dennis Hastert, a judge ruled Thursday that another victim does not have to reveal his name in a lawsuit that contends the former U.S. House Speaker hasn't paid all the money promised in exchange for his silence.


Malta minister loses portfolio over Panama Papers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:25
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese Minister Konrad Mizzi has been relieved of his duties in energy and health after he acknowledged opening a company in Panama which is held by a trust in New Zealand.

Teen pleads guilty to attempted murder in cafeteria shooting

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

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, Butler County Sheriff Deputies stand on the scene at Madison Local Schools, in Madison Township in Butler County, Ohio, after a school shooting. A 15-year-old boy charged with shooting students in an Ohio school cafeteria is due back in juvenile court to face charges including attempted murder. Butler County Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Craft scheduled a pretrial hearing for Thursday, April 28, 2016, for James Austin Hancock. Hancock has been held in juvenile detention since his Feb. 29 arrest after the shootings that wounded two students and injured two others at Madison Local Schools near Middletown. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESHAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting students in a school cafeteria pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of attempted murder and one count of inducing panic.


Oklahoma legislators seek change in sodomy law after ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:18
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After Oklahoma's highest court dismissed a criminal charge against a 17-year-old boy accused of forcing a heavily intoxicated girl to perform oral sex, outraged lawmakers vowed Thursday they'll move quickly to fix an apparent loophole in the state's forcible sodomy law.