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Ex-detective: Man convicted in murder had crush on victim

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 04:00
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of four ex-sailors who claim they falsely confessed to a 1997 rape and murder quickly became the prime suspect when police learned that he was romantically obsessed with the victim, a former Norfolk detective said Friday.

McVeigh defense archive shows bomber viewed blast as failure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:58
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Timothy McVeigh considered the Oklahoma City bombing a failure because he left the building standing and once suggested the government should pay his defense attorneys $800,000.

AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:54

FILE - In this May 5, 1995 file photo, a large group of search and rescue crew attends a memorial service in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people _ including 19 children _ injured hundreds more and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to structures and vehicles in the downtown area. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, Flle)EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.


California health officials declare measles outbreak over

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:51

Measles poster is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los AngelesBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A measles outbreak in California that began in December at the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks and highlighted the risk of unvaccinated people becoming infected and spreading the disease has ended with 131 cases, officials said on Friday. Nineteen percent of the people in California who became ill from measles had to be hospitalized, said Dr. Gil Chavez, state epidemiologist and deputy director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health.


Civil rights groups want probe of police shootings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:51
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights groups in South Carolina want a federal investigation of other shootings involving police in the county where a black man was fatally shot by a white officer this month.

Ohio man pleads not guilty to plotting military base attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:50

In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, left, speaks with his defense attorney, Sam Shamansky, during a hearing to set bond on charges of money laundering and providing support for terrorism in Columbus, Ohio. A Thursday, April 16 indictment says Mohamud left the country a year ago to train and fight with terrorists in Syria. The indictment says Mohamud, who was arrested in Columbus earlier this year, weighed which extremist group in Syria was more effective before his travels. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man described by his attorney as "a normal 23-year-old kid" pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he traveled to Syria and trained alongside terrorists, then returned to the U.S. with plans to attack a military base or a prison.


Death penalty sought in suspected Indiana serial killings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:47
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Indiana prosecutors filed a request Friday seeking the death penalty against a man charged in the slayings of two women and suspected in the deaths of five other women whose bodies were found last fall in abandoned homes in Gary.

In Aaron Hernandez murder case, question lingers: Why?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:40

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez stands up after he is sentenced to life in prison at his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez had it all.


Chicago's former archbishop, Cardinal Francis George, dies at 78

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:33
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago from 1997 until 2014, died on Friday at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer, Archbishop Blase Cupich said. Known for his intellectualism and strong defense of church dogma - including sometimes controversial statements against gay marriage - George halted his treatment for bladder cancer early in 2015. Pope Francis accepted his resignation in September 2014 and appointed then-Bishop Cupich of Spokane, Washington, to succeed him as head of the nation's third-largest archdiocese, which includes Chicago and surrounding areas. George was president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops between 2007 to 2010, helping to set policy for the U.S. church.

Appeals court hears arguments on Obama immigration action

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:33

Demonstrators, led by the New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice and the Congress of Day Laborers, participate in a rally outside the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Friday, April 17, 2015. A three-judge panel began hearing arguments whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.


Correction: AP Was There-Oklahoma City Bombing story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:31

FILE - In this May 5, 1995 file photo, a large group of search and rescue crew attends a memorial service in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people _ including 19 children _ injured hundreds more and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to structures and vehicles in the downtown area. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, Flle)In an April 16 story about the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date and location of where the truck was loaded with explosives. The vehicle was loaded in Kansas, not Oklahoma City, and was loaded on April 18, not April 19.


Baby sitter guilty of manslaughter in baby's shaking death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:29
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A baby sitter accused of fatally shaking a toddler left in her care has been convicted of aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment but acquitted of murder.

Former Senate candidate gets probation in sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:19

Former Senate candidate gets probation in sex abuse caseA former state Senate candidate accused of molesting a young neighbor more than 25 years ago has been sentenced to one year of probation for unlawful sexual contact.


University of Kentucky student fatally shot near campus

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:10
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - A University of Kentucky student was fatally shot early on Friday during a street robbery near the campus in Lexington and authorities have charged an 18-year-old man in the killing, police said. Jonathan Krueger, 22, a photo editor for a student newspaper at the university, was walking with another person on a street about a block from the campus in Lexington when he was shot, police said. Krueger, a junior from Perrysburg, Ohio, near Toledo, was found lying in the street and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later, police said. Justin Smith, 18, was charged with murder, robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fleeing, police said.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:01
CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, whose Chicago archbishop nod showed church's conservative shift, dies.

Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:00

FILE - In this July 6, 2013 file photo, smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec. An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation.


Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:00

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, people crowd Main Street at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. California health officials have declared an end to the large measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland in December. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.


Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 02:59

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that’s expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.


Ohio settles civil rights groups' lawsuit over early voting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 02:59

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo a "Vote Early" sign is held up by supporters at a rally for President Barack Obama in Youngstown, Ohio. Civil-rights groups have settled their legal dispute with Ohio’s elections chief over laws that trimmed early voting opportunities in the political battleground state. The agreement between Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and the Ohio Chapter of the NAACP and other plaintiffs maintains elimination of the so-called "golden week" in which individuals could have both registered and voted, but adds voting opportunities on multiple Sundays and evenings ahead of the general election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Civil-rights groups settled their legal dispute with Ohio's elections chief on Friday over actions that trimmed early voting opportunities in the political battleground state.


Man dies in 80-foot fall at Philadelphia construction site

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 02:58
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A construction worker has fallen 80 feet to his death at a Philadelphia building site near the city's main railroad station.