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NJ high court overturns murder conviction for parents' death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:21
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who admitted to strangling his parents and burying them in a park before going on a shopping spree with his girlfriend had his murder conviction overturned Monday after the state Supreme Court ruled that his confession was obtained improperly.

More millennials stuck renting for years before buying home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:59

 Renters are struggling to save for down payments. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Home ownership, that celebrated hallmark of the American dream, is increasingly on hold for younger Americans.


Haitian migrants detained after coming ashore in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:53
A group of 32 people, mostly Haitian migrants, were detained early Monday about 12 miles (19 km) north of Palm Beach, Florida, after state law enforcement officials spotted a boat stolen in the Bahamas floating about two miles offshore. It was unclear if the group was being transported by smugglers, said Frank Miller, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas and thousands of its citizens risk their lives in unseaworthy vessels every year trying to seek more a prosperous life in the United States, a journey of more than 600 miles from Haiti's north coast.

Grand juror in Michael Brown case appeals gag order on panel

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:52

FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a shirt reading "hands up don't shoot" is covered with roses at the spot Michael Brown was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer in Brown's shooting death is challenging a federal judge's dismissal of her lawsuit that sought to allow her to speak publicly about those secret proceedings. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown is challenging a federal judge's dismissal of her lawsuit that sought to allow her to speak publicly about those secret proceedings.


Violent struggle with robbery suspect caught on camera in West Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:46

Violent struggle with robbery suspect caught on camera in West Phila.Philadelphia police are searching for a robbery suspect caught on camera struggling with an armed victim in West Philadelphia.


Trial opens for white supremacist charged in Kansas killings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:43

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasJury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Missouri white supremacist charged with murdering three people in a shooting spree outside two Kansas City-area Jewish centers in April 2014. Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who has made derogatory remarks about Jews in preliminary court hearings, is representing himself at his state trial in Olathe, Kansas. Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, could be sentenced to death if convicted.


Man charged in Fishtown store robbery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:40

Man charged in Fishtown store robberyPhiladelphia police have a man in custody in connection with the robbery of a grocery store in the city's Fishtown section.


Magnitude 4.0 earthquake jolts San Francisco Bay Area

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:29
The San Francisco Bay Area was rattled by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake on Monday morning, the United States Geological Survey reported, although there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. The Oakland Police Department said on its Twitter account that calls had flooded in after the tremor, but no one was reported to have been hurt or injured. #Earthquake was trending on Twitter with many people tweeting out reactions, and local television news anchors jumped at the shaking while broadcasting live.

Tropical depression expected to weaken in the Pacific

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:00
MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression off Mexico's Pacific coast is expected to weaken.

Man robs Burger King with toy gun in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 22:59

Man robs Burger King with toy gun in ChicagoA masked man who robbed a Chicago Burger King with a toy gun was arrested after the manager ripped off his mask.


Owners of pier that became iconic Sandy image get rebuild OK

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 22:54

Owners of pier that became iconic Sandy image get rebuild OKThe owners of a Jersey shore amusement pier that became an iconic image of the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy have received approval to rebuild part of the site.


White House launches initiative to combat heroin use

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 22:35
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The White House is launching a new $5 million initiative to combat heroin use and trafficking of the drug, particularly in states along the East Coast.

Short, sharp earthquake hits San Francisco Bay Area

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 22:31

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco area, with thetremor's epicenter one mile north of the city of PiedmontSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A short sharp earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area, but there are no reports of injuries.


New York man falls during walk, spends week stuck in woods

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 22:28
AVON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old man has survived a week in the woods after he fell while out for a walk in western New York.

Police: Man shot in struggle had mental health issues

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 21:32
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a man fatally shot during a struggle over an officer's gun had mental health issues and had recently expressed suicidal thoughts.

Father of boy accused of killing 3-year-old faces charges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 21:07
DETROIT (AP) — The father of an 11-year-old boy accused in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy in Detroit has been charged with manslaughter in the death.

Man struck and killed by SEPTA maintenance train in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 20:48

Man struck and killed by SEPTA maintenance train in Bucks CountyA man who was hit by a SEPTA train in Bucks County has died.


Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 20:36

This March 17, 2015 photo shows a photgraph of now-retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell standing with a U.S. Army MEDEVAC helicopter in Iraq during his last tour to the country, at Powell's brother's house in Crescent, Okla. Powell, who served as a military nurse in Iraq and Afghanistan, was deeply haunted by his experiences, and nearly lost his own internal war with depression before finding meaningful help. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session.


Traffic deaths up sharply in first 6 months of this year

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 20:22

***NOT FOR GRAPHICS DIGEST*** 17 Graphic shows U.S. traffic death trend; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of this year and injuries were up by a third, according to data gathered by the National Safety Council.


Trump Unveils Immigration Plan, Will Deport the Undocumented

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 20:05
Trump unveils most detailed policy position on immigration to date.