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6 teens accused of girl's sex assault at Denver-area party

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:42
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Six male teens have been accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a party in suburban Denver, police said Friday.

Prospective juror has sympathy for Tsarnaev, cites young age

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:39

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The process of finding "death qualified" jurors has slowed down jury selection in federal case against Tsarnaev, who is charged with setting off two bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 during the 2013 marathon. (AP Photo/FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — Many of the more than 100 prospective jurors questioned in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have said they can't be impartial because they already believe he's guilty or have a personal connection to the attack that would make it difficult to be objective.


Accuweather: Temps Tumble, Snow Likely Sunday Night

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:23

 Temps Tumble, Snow Likely Sunday NightMeteorologist Melissa Magee says snow appears likely Sunday evening into Monday.


White House urges parents to heed advice urging childhood vaccines

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:20
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With U.S. measles cases on the rise, the White House on Friday urged parents to heed the advice of public health officials and scientists in getting their children vaccinated. "People should evaluate this for themselves with a bias toward good science and toward the advice of our public health professionals," President Barack Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters. Asked whether people should be getting vaccinated, Earnest said: "That's what the science indicates." "The science on this is really clear," Earnest added. The measles outbreak has renewed a debate over the so-called anti-vaccination movement in which fears about potential side effects of vaccines, fueled by now-debunked research suggesting a link to autism, have led a small minority of parents to refuse to allow their children to be inoculated.

Government sells scandalized Teapot Dome oilfield for $45M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:20
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A private company finally will be able to drill legally for oil at Teapot Dome, a remote Wyoming oilfield that remains best known for a political scandal that embroiled the administration of President Warren G. Harding in the early 1920s.

Death penalty sought in Pennsylvania math teacher's killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:19
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher during a burglary at her home.

U.S. judge allows British spies to testify in disguise in militant's trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:15
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge has agreed to allow six officers of MI5, Britain's domestic counterintelligence agency, to testify in disguise and use pseudonyms at the Brooklyn trial of an alleged al Qaeda militant. In a court order issued earlier this week, Judge Raymond Dearie said MI5 believes there would be dire consequences if its officers were required to testify without disguises and under their own names in the trial of al Qaeda suspect Abid Naseer. U.S. prosecutors allege Naseer conspired with others to commit coordinated bombings in Manchester, England, New York City and Copenhagen on behalf of al Qaeda.

Michigan Lottery drawings have some people seeing double

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:10

 zero, two, two and nine. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One day's Michigan Lottery drawings had some people seeing double.


Denver police solve old murder case; killer's mom had role

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:10
DENVER (AP) — The killer in an 18-year-old murder mystery was shielded by his mother until his own death, Denver police said Friday.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez, alleged victim had nascent friendship: witness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:09

Former New England Patriots football player Hernandez looks on during his trial in Fall RiverBy Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - A semiprofessional football player found dead in an industrial park near former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's home in 2013 was in the "early stages of friendship" with the rising NFL star, the dead man's girlfriend said on Friday. The testimony at Massachusetts Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, came during the first of two murder trials Hernandez faces this year.


Judge expresses doubt about constitutionality of no-fly list

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:02

DELETES REFERENCE TO GADEIR ABBAS ASSOCIATION TO THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS - FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, Gulet Mohamed, left, leaves the federal court in Alexandria, Va. with his attorney, Gadeir Abbas, after a hearing challenging his placement on the government's no fly list. The FBI on Jan. 29, 2015, added Liban Haji Mohamed, a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia. An arrest warrant, originally issued in February, was unsealed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria for Liban Haji Mohamed, 29, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Somalia. The family denies that Mohamed committed any wrongdoing and suspects he went into hiding to avoid constant harassment from the FBI. "Al-Shabab has killed Liban’s uncle and imprisoned his cousins," said Abbas, who for years has represented Mohamed’s brother in a civil-rights suit against the government. "His family believes the allegations have no basis in fact." (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat, File)ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge expressed skepticism Friday about the constitutionality of the government's no-fly list, suggesting that those who find themselves on it ought to be allowed a meaningful opportunity to clear their names.


More arrests in central Pennsylvania drug case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 05:00

More arrests in central Pennsylvania drug caseMore people have been charged in connection with a central Pennsylvania drug investigation, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Friday.


PHOTOS: Suspects in central Pa. drug case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:59

 Suspects in central Pa. drug caseA total of 11 people were arrested following a drug investigation in central Pennsylvania.


Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:58

FILE - This May 28, 2012, file photo shows a newspaper with a photograph of Etan Patz at a makeshift memorial in the SoHo neighborhood of New York where Patz lived before his disappearance on May 25, 1979. The memorial was set up near a building that housed a convenience store where Pedro Hernandez, accused of killing Patz, told police 33 years after they boy's disappearance, that he choked the 6-year-old and put the still-living boy into a plastic bag, boxed up the bag and left it on a street. Opening statements in Hernandez's trial are set for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.


White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:51

Pediatrician Charles Goodman vaccinates 1 year- old Cameron Fierro with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Some doctors are adamant about not accepting patients who don't believe in vaccinations, with some saying they don't want to be responsible for someone's death from an illness that was preventable. Others warn that refusing treatment to such people will just send them into the arms of quacks. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children.


Prosecutor: Investigators eyed 4th Indy house blast suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:48

In this undated photo provided by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shows Gary Thompson. Thompson arrested Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, and is the fourth person that been arrested in connection with an Indianapolis house explosion that killed two people and damaged dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators had been suspicious of the man charged this week with murder and arson in the deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion before a co-defendant implicated him, a prosecutor said Friday.


Man charged in California family's deaths will be own lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:48
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A California man charged with killing a family of four whose bodies were found buried in the desert can represent himself in court, a judge ruled Friday.

Billionaire: Taj Mahal benefit cuts an 'essential sacrifice'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:41

This Nov. 19, 2014 photo shows members of the Unite-HERE casino workers union march in front of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.,J. to protest benefit cuts a bankruptcy court judge imposed on Taj workers. On Friday Jan. 30, 2015, Carl Icahn, who is taking over the casino, said the cuts are "an essential sacrifice" workers need to make in order to keep their jobs, and the National Labor Relations Board urged an appeals court judge to restore the benefits. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to restore workers' benefits and soon-to-be-owner Carl Icahn said the cuts are "an essential sacrifice that must be made" to keep the casino open.


26 victims or 27? Newtown panel considers role of Lanza mom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:31
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut panel developing a report on the Newtown massacre debated Friday whether the victims counted in the dedication should include the shooter's mother, a woman who has been faulted for contributing to the tragedy by fostering her son's fascination with guns.

US Rep. Nunnelee sent home after new tumor discovered

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 04:30
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Doctors have found a new tumor in U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible, a spokesman for the Mississippi congressman said Friday.