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6 vehicles damaged in car carrier fire in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:30

6 vehicles damaged in car carrier fire in New CastleSix new vehicles were heavily damaged when a car carrier caught fire on Route 295 in New Castle, Delaware.


VIDEO: Sharrie Williams reports on spring snow

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:19

 Sharrie Williams reports on spring snowSharrie Williams reports on spring snow across the region.


Jury convicts grandmother of capital murder in child's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:42

Joyce Hardin Garrard walks to the Etowah County Judicial Building from the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Ala. Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Garrard is on trial for capital murder in the death of her 9-year-old granddaughter Savannah Hardin. Prosecutors say Garrard forced her granddaughter to run sprints as punishment for telling a lie about eating candy bars from a school fundraiser. (AP Photo/AL.com, Frank Couch) MAGS OUTGADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury convicted a woman of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter on Friday, rejecting claims that she didn't mean to harm the girl while she was punishing the child for a lie.


Tribal court orders April election for Navajo president

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:37
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's high court ordered the tribe Friday to hold a long overdue presidential contest without further delay.

Alabama woman convicted of running granddaughter to death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:33

Joyce Hardin Garrard is seen in a booking photo released by the Etowah County Sheriff?s Office"There was a verdict in the case - guilty of capital murder," said Natalie Barton, director of communicationsfor the Etowah County Sheriff's Office. Joyce Garrard, 49, was accused of making Savannah Hardin run nonstop at her home in 2012 for lying about having eaten forbidden chocolates, a prosecutor said at her trial. Etowah County assistant district attorney Marcus Reid told the jury during opening statements that Garrard acted like Sergeant Vince Carter, the drill instructor in the TV series Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.. He said Garrard gave different accounts about what had happened when police and paramedics arrived at the home: that the girl had fallen in the yard, that she had a seizure, or had a neurological problem.


US agency: Keep threatened status for green sea turtles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:24

File - In this Dec. 13, 2005 file photo, a green sea turtle is shown on Eastern Island in the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Federal wildlife agencies say Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced its proposal on Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Luci Pemoni, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll, federal wildlife agencies said Friday.


2 dead in fiery Atlantic City Expressway crash ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:04

2 dead in fiery Atlantic City Expressway crash ID'dAuthorities have identified the two people who died in a fiery crash on the Atlantic City Expressway.


Sheriff: Man shot at US-Canada border was wanted for murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:44
SUMAS, Wash. (AP) — A man fatally shot on the U.S.-Canada border about 100 miles north of Seattle apparently was in the country illegally, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said Friday.

Illinois AG says GOP governor's anti-union proposals illegal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:41
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' Democratic attorney general on Friday delivered a blow to Gov. Bruce Rauner's efforts to weaken labor unions, saying two of the main ideas the Republican has been pitching across the state would be illegal.

US ambassador: Russian veto 'extremely disruptive' on Syria

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:41

FILE - In this March 2, 2015, file photo, U.S. United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Russia's vetoes against holding Syria's government accountable are "extremely disruptive" to the U.N. Security Council's ability to restore peace in the conflict, and have emboldened President Bashar Assad to do "almost whatever he wants." In a brief interview with The Associated Press on Friday, March 20, 2015, Power says the civil war continues because the council is unable to get Russia to pressure Assad. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Russia's vetoes against holding Syria's government accountable are "extremely disruptive" to the U.N. Security Council's ability to restore peace in the conflict, and have emboldened President Bashar Assad to do "almost whatever he wants."


North Carolina State fraternity suspended after offensive remarks surface

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:40
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina State University said on Friday it had suspended a fraternity after the discovery of a book filled with racially and sexually charged comments, and the school also halted social events involving alcohol for two dozen of its fraternities. In the latest incident at North Carolina State, employees at a restaurant near the campus in Raleigh discovered the book, which the university said appeared to be a fraternity pledge book. The school said it suspended the chapter of Pi Kappa Phi on an interim basis late on Thursday. The suspension halts all social and formal activities for the fraternity, including community service, fundraising and recruitment, a university spokesman said.

A look at the officers, friend in fatal NYC wrong-way crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:39

In this undated photo provided by the Linden, N.J. Police Department, Police Officer Frank Viggiano is shown. Viggiano, 28, was killed in a motor vehicle accident while riding as a passenger in a car driven by fellow Linden Police Officer, Pedro Abad, in the early morning hours of Friday, March 20, 2015 on New York’s Staten Island. (AP Photo/Linden N.J. Police Department)LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Four friends — three off-duty New Jersey police officers and a former county worker — were involved in a deadly wrong-way car crash with a tractor-trailer early Friday after a trip to a New York City strip club. Linden Officer Frank Viggiano and ex-county employee Joe Rodriguez were killed. The car's driver, Officer Pedro Abad, and fellow Officer Patrik Kudlac were fighting for their lives.


Republicans ask governor to withdraw state police nomination

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:37

In this Feb. 14, 2008 photo, Col. Marcus Brown updates the media on the Francis Scott Key Bridge homicide investigation in Baltimore. Republican state senators asked Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday, March 20, 2015, to withdraw his nominee to head the state police, who was caught on video removing roadside signs critical of him, but the governor said he still supports him. In a letter to Wolf, the Senate's four ranking Republican senators cited the local police investigation into Brown's removal of the signs and other issues. (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun, Monica Lopossay)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state senators asked Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday to withdraw his nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police who was caught on video removing roadside signs critical of him, but the governor said he still supports him.


Alabama jury convicts woman of capital murder in granddaughter's running death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:36
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama jury convicts woman of capital murder in granddaughter's running death.

Police arrest a second suspect in slaying of Las Vegas mom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:33
(Reuters) - Police in Las Vegas said Friday they had arrested the getaway driver in a high-profile shooting case that was initially thought to have been sparked by road rage. Derrick Andrews, 26, was taken into custody at a home in northwest Las Vegas and booked on suspicion of murder, conspiracy, attempted murder and discharging a firearm in a prohibited place in the death of Tammy Meyers, a mother of four, police said. Last month, police arrested Erich Milton Nowsch, 19, saying he had told friends he had fired 22 times at a green car after a car chase through his neighborhood just a few miles from the famed Las Vegas strip. Police say that after that threat Tammy Meyers drove home, dropped off her daughter.

Boy, 3, found dead in 'obscured' location in Florida home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:26
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The search for a missing 3-year-old boy ended Friday where it began a day earlier, inside a Florida home where the child's body was discovered in what police called an "obscured" location.

Attorney: Ex-NFL player Sharper plans to plea in rape cases

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:25

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Rape charges have been filed on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Las Vegas against former NFL safety Darren Sharper, who already faces sexual assault charges in Los Angeles, New Orleans and the Phoenix area. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Bob Chamberlin, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just five years from reaching the NFL pinnacle as an All-Pro and Super Bowl champion, Darren Sharper is now likely headed for a lengthy prison sentence after reaching plea agreements in charges involving the drugging and sexual assault of at least nine women in four states, his lawyer said Friday.


Former rap mogul collapses in court after bail hearing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:15

Marion "Suge" Knight, right, appears in court for a bail review hearing in his murder case in Los Angeles on Friday, March 20, 2015. At left his attorney , Matthew Fletcher. A judge set his bail at $25 million after a prosecutor cited his violent history. (AP Photo/Robyn Beck, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight collapsed in a courtroom Friday shortly after a judge ordered him held on $25 million bail in a murder case.


Colorado woman admits cutting fetus from stranger's womb: court papers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:12

Booking photo of Lane, 34, charged in connection with the stabbing of a pregnant Colorado woman near DenverBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado woman admitted that she cut an unborn child out of the womb of a stranger, and her husband told police he heard the fetus emit a "gasping breath" before it died, court documents showed on Friday. Dynel Catrece Lane, 34, is being held on a $2 million bond on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, assault and child abuse resulting in death in the attack on Michelle Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Lane's husband, David Ridley, believed his wife was pregnant. Ridley said he found the fetus in the couple's bathtub.


Florida mother held in suspected murder-suicide attempt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:08
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO (Reuters) - Florida police are investigating what they believe to be an attempted murder-suicide by a mother who killed her six-year-old daughter and critically wounded her two sons, Palm Beach police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said Friday evening. The boys, ages five months and eight years old, were being treated at Palm Bay Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Martinez said. Palm Bay is on Florida's east coast just south of Cape Canaveral. Police took into custody Jessica McCarty, age unknown, and were continuing to try to confirm her relationship to the children, Martinez said.