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Court papers: Teen waited to reveal captor's name

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 06:15

FILE In this photo taken July 29, 2014 in Conway District Court in Conway, N.H., Nathaniel Kibby, of Gorham, N.H. listens during his arraignment charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez nine months ago. In response to a motion by the Associated Press to unseal the arrest warrant affidavit underlying Kibby's July 28th arrest a New Hampshire judge released additional information Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014 on the arrest of Kibby in connection with the 9-month disappearance of teen Abigail Hernandez. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool, file)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teen who was kidnapped in October 2013 waited until a week after she was home to reveal her alleged captor's identity, according to court papers released Wednesday.


Boxed turkeys spilled on highway will be donated

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:48
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — About 25,000 pounds of frozen boxed turkeys that an overturned tractor-trailer spilled on a Northern California freeway two weeks before Thanksgiving will be donated to a local food bank.

Hearing on new trial begins in Chandra Levy case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:48

FILE -- In this April 22, 2009 file photo, Ingmar Guandique is escorted from the Violent Crimes Unit by police in Washington. Lawyers for Ingmar Guandique and the government were scheduled Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014 to begin three days of hearings. Guandique’s lawyers say he was convicted on the basis of false or misleading testimony given by a one-time cellmate and prosecutors knew or should have known the testimony was false and investigated the man further. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy returned to court Wednesday as part of their pitch to a judge that he deserves a new trial because of what they say are problems with a key witness.


Couple weds in Texas hospital at bedside of premature son

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:46
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Texas couple walked down the aisle of a Fort Worth hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to wed to the whir of medical devices and in front of the guest of honor, their premature baby boy wearing a one-piece tuxedo. Encouraged by the progress their son J.J. has made since he was born about 15 weeks early at 1 pound and 13 ounces (822 grams), Kristi Warriner and Justin Nelson decided the best place to tie the knot was in the NICU at Cook Children's Hospital. "It's not what you dream of as a little girl. ...

Manhattan DA announces $35 mln funding for rape kit backlog

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:42
By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. pledged on Wednesday $35 million in funding to help eliminate the backlog of untested evidence in sexual assault cases, or "rape kits", in cities across the United States. The analysis of DNA evidence contained in such kits will help resolve thousands of sexual assault cases across the country, Vance said, and help give victims closure and justice. ...

Suspect with blood filled syringe robs woman in Kensington restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:42

Suspect with blood filled syringe robs woman in Kensington restaurantPhiladelphia police are searching for a robbery suspect who was armed with a blood filled syringe.


Man sentenced in crash that killed police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:39
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is headed to state prison for causing a fiery alcohol-related crash that killed an off-duty police officer who was headed home after working a drunken-driving detail.

School district scraps religious names on calendar

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:38
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland's largest school district has voted to strip religious labels from next year's school calendar, including Christian holidays such as Easter and Christmas, and the Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.

Doctor: Girl, 12, competent in Slender Man case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:37

One of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is led into a courtroom for a hearing Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Waukesha, Wis. A state doctor believes the girl's mental condition has improved and that she is fit to stand trial. (AP Photo/Waukesha Freeman, Charles Auer, Pool)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A state doctor believes the mental condition of one of two girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man has improved, and the 12-year-old is fit to stand trial, a Wisconsin judge said Wednesday.


Forensics expert to testify at Ferguson grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:33

Michael Brown, Sr., father of teenager Michael Brown who was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, speaks during a press conference about the UN Committee Against Torture who convenes this week to evaluate the US government's compliance with the Convention Against Torture, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A private forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on Michael Brown will testify before the grand jury deciding whether to charge the Ferguson police officer who shot him, the attorney for Brown's parents said Wednesday.


New GOP senators show moderated, cooperative tone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:30

 Sen.-elect David Perdue, R-Ga., Sen.-elect Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Sen.-elect Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Sen.-elect Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Sen.-elect Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, McConnell, Sen.-elect Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sen.-elect James Lankford, R-Okla., Sen.-elect Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Sen.-elect Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Sen.-elect Steve Daines, R-Mont. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — New Republican senators who sometimes breathed tea-party fire as candidates are adopting a more moderate tone as they enter Congress.


Officials tackle Atlantic City's economic decline in summit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:28

Officials tackle Atlantic City's economic decline in summitOfficials held another summit in Atlantic City to deal with the closing of four casinos this year.


Lookalike in trooper killing gets car after ordeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:27
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man who was repeatedly mistaken as the suspect in the killing of a state trooper now has his own car as a result of the ordeal.

Supreme Court weighs state tax authority

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered placing new limits on how states can assess income tax on money that residents earn across state lines.

Police ID wanted Florida man in Memphis shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:23
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A quadruple amputee who fatally shot himself during a traffic stop in Memphis is the same man who was named as a "person of interest" in the deaths of his parents in central Florida, police said Wednesday.

Officials urge calm ahead of Ferguson announcement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:14
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Top St. Louis city and county officials are urging residents to remain calm once a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case is announced.

Man accused of hit-and-run, victim in windshield

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:13
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man accused of driving under the influence struck and seriously injured a pedestrian and then kept going, even though the victim was lodged in the vehicle's windshield.

Gunnison sage grouse given federal protection in Colorado, Utah

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:12
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. wildlife authorities listed the Gunnison sage grouse as threatened on Wednesday, disappointing environmental activists who wanted the species given greater protection, and politicians who did not want the federal government involved. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last year proposed giving the ground-dwelling bird, which only exists in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah, the more at-risk designation of "endangered. ...

Arrest in sexual assault of 18-year-old man in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:09

Arrest in sexual assault of 18-year-old man in KensingtonPhiladelphia police have arrested a man wanted for robbing and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at gunpoint this weekend.


Pilot error cited in fatal Connecticut plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 05:07
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Federal investigators say pilot error in windy conditions caused a plane to crash into two Connecticut houses last year, killing four people.