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2nd boy, 15, arrested in killing of Philadelphia dog walker

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:15
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second 15-year-old boy wanted in the slaying of a Philadelphia man who was out walking his dog has been arrested.

Burned body found in boarding home in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:12

Burned body found in boarding home in West PhiladelphiaPolice say the body of a burned female was found inside a boarding home in West Philadelphia Friday morning.


Board reviewing Ohio Wal-Mart shooting suggests body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:40
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A community board tasked with reviewing the fatal police shooting of a man carrying an air rifle in a southwestern Ohio Wal-Mart store has recommended that city police officers wear body cameras in an effort to strengthen accountability to the public.

Bronx man sentenced in rat poison death of 5-year-old son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:31

This undated photo provided by the Bronx County District Attorney's office in New York shows Leonardo Espinal. The 49-year-old Bronx man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for lacing his children's pizza with rat poison after he discovered that his ex-wife was seeing another man. Prosecutors say Leonardo Espinal was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty last month to the 2012 murder of his 5-year-old son and the attempted murder of his 7-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Bronx County District Attorney's office)NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man will spend 20 years to life in prison for killing his 5-year-old son and sickening his 7-year-old daughter with poison-laced pizza.


Correction: Boston Marathon Bombing story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:28
BOSTON (AP) — In a story March 18 about the Boston Marathon bombing trial, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by a prosecutor in court, misidentified the brand of plastic container used by the bombers. It was not Tupperware, but a different brand.

Mississippi Man Found Hanging From Tree

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:51
Feds launch preliminary civil rights investigation in death of black man.

Fire sweeps through NY poultry barn, killing 50,000 chickens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:41
CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say about 50,000 chickens have been killed in a fire that swept through a barn at a New York poultry farm near the Canadian border.

NYC mayor: Landlords who help homeless can get cash reward

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:17
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking New York City landlords to make vacant units in their buildings available to homeless families in exchange for cash rewards.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:10

A woman uses tinted glass to watch a solar eclipse through a telescope outside a shopping mall in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, March 20, 2015. Clouds obscured the sun for most of the time the eclipse took place. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:00

In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 photo, substitute teacher Jodi Smith teaches a fifth grade class at Riverside Intermediate School in Fishers, Ind. School districts throughout the country have reported struggles to find substitute teachers. Smith has a master’s degree in international affairs and knows she could earn more money elsewhere. But she works as a substitute teacher about three to four days a week, mostly to keep the same schedule as her children, who are in fifth and eighth grades. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco school, filling out worksheets and helping younger students read because no substitute could be found for her absent teacher.


'Lincoln Speaks' exhibit shows words' transformative power

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:49

This Sunday, Feb. 5, 1865 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows President Abraham Lincoln in Washington. This image is last photo in the president's last photo session during his life. (AP Photo/Library of Congress, Alexander Gardner)NEW YORK (AP) — Pages of handwritten speeches, terse military communiques jotted by the Civil War commander in chief, many documents signed with the familiar "A.Lincoln" — these make up a major portion of an illuminating exhibit titled, "Lincoln Speaks: Words that Transformed a Nation."


Third teen arrested in Overbrook murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 19:58

Third teen arrested in Overbrook murderPolice say a third teenager has been arrested in the murder of James Stuhlman, who was shot and killed while walking his dog in Philadelphia's Overbrook section last week.


Elderly man dies in house fire in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 19:54

Elderly man dies in house fire in South PhiladelphiaOfficials say an elderly man died in a house fire in South Philadelphia late Thursday night.


10 arrested after DA says Philly police shooting isn't crime

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 19:01

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams gestures during a news conference Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Philadelphia. Williams says the fatal December 2014 police shooting of Brandon Tate-Brown during an early morning traffic stop was a tragedy but not a crime. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ten people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at a raucous Philadelphia community meeting where protesters shoved police officers and threw chairs in anger over the district attorney's decision against charges in a fatal police-involved shooting.


As spring dawns, New Englanders recount snow's lessons

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:45

In this March 6, 2015 photo provided by Eric Gulliver, an anonymous creature known as The Boston Yeti poses in front of the Boston logo at City Hall in Boston. On the eve of spring, as New Englanders close the books on a relentless winter many thought would never end, the creature was still providing Bostonians with much-needed comic relief. (AP Photo/Eric Gulliver)BOSTON (AP) — The snowbanks are shrinking, and hope — like birdsong — is in the air.


Man held for 2 years as witness against son takes stand

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:35

Benito Vasquez-Hernandez, 58, took the witness stand in Judge Don Letourneau's Washington County courtroom in Hillsboro, Ore., Thursday, March 19, 2015, as a material witness in his son's murder trial. Eloy Vasquez-Santiago, 32, is charged with murder in the disappearance of 55-year-old Maria Bolanos-Rivera.(AP Photo/The Oregonian, Benjamin Brink)HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A man who was jailed for 2½ years so he couldn't avoid taking the witness stand in his son's murder trial was freed Thursday after providing two hours of often-combative testimony.


Album with Lincoln, Grant autographs goes unsold in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:17
NEW YORK (AP) — An album containing the autographs of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and other prominent Civil War-era figures failed to find a buyer at a New York City auction.

Secrecy preserved in police chokehold death probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:04

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, state Supreme Court Judge William Garnett prepares to hear arguments regarding the release of the Eric Garner grand jury records, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Garnett has refused to release secret testimony heard by a grand jury that declined to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Garner, saying the parties who brought the suit didn't make a good enough argument for releasing the minutes. (AP Photo/The Advance, Jan Somma-Hammel, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A push for answers on how a New York City police officer avoided criminal charges in the videotaped chokehold death of Eric Garner has run aground after failing to clear the strict legal bar protecting grand jury secrecy.


Feds subpoena documents from Washington auditor's office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:50

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, State Rep. Troy Kelley, the Democratic candidate for state auditor at the time, takes questions at a news conference in Olympia, Wash. The office of Kelley, currently the Washington state auditor, turned over documents to the federal government Thursday, March 19, 2015, in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, just days after federal agents searched his home. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, file)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Documents from the office of the Washington state auditor were turned over to the U.S. Department of Justice just days after federal Treasury agents searched his home, but what officials are looking for isn't yet known.


Suspect in Arizona shootings had troubled past, records show

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:44

This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Ryan Giroux, 41, who Mesa police say committed a string of crimes that included a motel shooting, a carjacking and a home invasion that ended with the suspect's arrest on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Police said the motive for the initial shooting at the motel was unclear but the other three shootings appeared motivated by robbery and the suspect's attempt to flee. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)PHOENIX (AP) — He had a long rap sheet that dated back more than 20 years and included convictions in three states. He struggled with drug abuse and at one point got a tattoo on his forehead that read "skinhead."