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NYC man sentenced to 25 years to life for crash that killed family

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:33
(Reuters) - A New York City man was sentenced to a prison term of 25 years to life on Monday over a fatal 2013 hit-and-run car crash that killed a young Orthodox Jewish family, prosecutors said. Julio Acevedo, 46, was convicted over the collision that killed Raizy and Nachman Glauber, 21, and their premature infant, the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office said in a statement. The victims were members of an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and were on the way to the hospital in Mar. 2013 when their taxi was hit broadside by a gray BMW sedan, police said.

Dash cam: Officer who shot black man told boss he ran away

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:26

Malik Shabazz, the president and founder of Black Lawyers for Justice, speaks at a rally in front of North Charleston, S.C., City Hall on Monday, April 13, 2015. Shabazz said his group will do its own investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by a white North Charleston police officer in a case that has renewed the national debate over blacks being killed by white officers. Shabazz has also called for a special prosecutor to investigate. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man can be heard telling his supervisor twice that he didn't understand why the man ran away, according to dashcam video.


Milwaukee motorist, teen shot, killed after van hits child

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:47
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man whose van struck and killed a 2-year-old boy on a Milwaukee street was shot to death after getting out to check on the child, police said. A 15-year-old boy, a brother of the 2-year-old who came from a nearby house, was also fatally shot at the scene.

Former San Francisco 49er a suspect in death of prison cellmate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:40
A former NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers who was sent to a California prison for domestic violence, vehicle theft and other charges, is a suspect in the death of his cellmate, officials said on Monday. Lawrence Phillips, 39, was a suspect in the killing of 37-year-old Damion Soward, who was found unresponsive in the cell on Saturday and died at a local hospital the next day, Kern Valley State Prison spokesman Lieutenant Marshall Denning said in a statement. Phillips played for three NFL teams over four years in the 1990s, ending his career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1999. The statement said Phillips entered Kern Valley State Prison in the central California city of Delano in October 2008 and was serving a sentence of 31 years and four months for inflicting great bodily injury, corporal injury to spouse, false imprisonment and vehicle theft.

Colwyn chaos: Former borough manager locked out

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:25

 Former borough manager locked outIt was another wild night in Colwyn, Pa.


Man beaten by deputies after chase says he feared for life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:13

This undated booking photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department shows Francis Jared Pusok, of Apple Valley, Calif. Pusok, who fled by car and then on a stolen horse when deputies tried to serve a search warrant in an identity-theft investigation Thursday. A California sheriff has placed 10 deputies on paid administrative leave after news video recorded a violent arrest that he says appeared to be excessive force. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man punched and kicked by sheriff's deputies after a chase involving a stolen horse said Monday that he feared for his life during the violent arrest that was recorded by a TV news helicopter.


Washington state school district removes 143 students over vaccine law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:10

Nurses prepare influenza vaccine injections during a flu shot clinic in BostonBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state school district pulled 143 students who lacked documentation proving they had received required immunizations from classrooms on Monday, in a first-in-the-state clamp-down triggered by a recent measles epidemic. The Spokane Public Schools, the state's second-largest district, made the decision after a measles epidemic in which more than 150 people fell ill across the United States, and a whooping cough outbreak in the state's eastern city. "(The students) stay out of school until they show compliance," district spokesman Kevin Morrison said. All U.S. states require certain vaccines for students for diseases such as mumps, rubella, tetanus or polio, but school immunization laws grant exemptions to children for medical reasons, including an inhibited immune system.


UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report says 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram.

Multi-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Platt Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:54

Multi-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Platt BridgeA multi-vehicle crash grounded traffic to a halt on the Platt Memorial Bridge Monday night.


Ben Carson to make 'major announcement' on May 4: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:48

Carson speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in MarylandWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired physician Ben Carson, considered a potential Republican presidential contender, plans a major announcement on May 4 in Detroit, CNN reported on Monday, citing his spokeswoman. "He will make an announcement. But he's still very much in the exploratory phase, so he hasn't made a decision yet," the spokeswoman, Deana Bass, told the network. Carson, 63, who is popular with Tea Party conservatives, said in February he was considering a possible presidential announcement in May. ...


Man who was kicked out of Florida bar lights bouncer on fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:48
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man tossed gasoline on a bouncer and then lit him on fire after he was kicked out of a bar.

Policeman investigated after report of tampering with corpse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:43
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A police Medal of Valor winner is under investigation after allegations that he improperly handled the corpse of a man shot by officers — and even joked about tickling his feet.

Former Massachusetts governor joins Mitt Romney's old firm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:25

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during an interview at his Statehouse office in Boston. Patrick has a new job. The former Democratic Massachusetts governor will be joining the Boston firm Bain Capital to develop a line of so-called “social impact" investing to support causes from climate change to hunger. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON (AP) — Deval Patrick has a new job.


UN to vote on arms embargo against Yemen rebel leaders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:15
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Tuesday on a draft resolution that would impose an arms embargo on leaders of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels and their key supporters, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son.

Man held after accidentally causing explosion in his car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:40
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A man police say set off an explosion in his car is held without bail after investigators found bomb-making materials inside the vehicle.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:34

In this Friday, April 10, 2015, photo, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Capt. Billy McKelvey, left, speaks next to Jim Clark, an independent consultant, during a news conference about the investigation of the death of Eric Harris in Tulsa, Okla. Police say a reserve sheriff's deputy thought he was holding a stun gun, not his handgun, when he fatally shot Harris during an arrest that was caught on video in Tulsa. (Cory Young/Tulsa World via AP)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Oklahoma deputy charged with manslaughter in fatal Tulsa shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:32

Handout of Eric Harris provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in TulsaBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma prosecutors charged a sheriff's reserve deputy with second-degree manslaughter on Monday in the fatal shooting of a black man this month in Tulsa, the most recent in a series of U.S. cases that have raised questions about race relations and policing. Reserve deputy Robert Bates, 73 and white, fatally shot Eric Harris, 44, an African-American, on April 2. Bates thought he was using a Taser instead of his gun, the Tulsa Sheriff's office said of the incident seen in a video released over the weekend. Legal experts said second-degree manslaughter in Oklahoma can bring between two and four years in prison.


Oregon panel considers noise regulations for hand dryers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:27
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon lawmaker proposed legislation Monday creating uniform standards for hand dryers in public restrooms, citing the proliferation of powerful dryers that, while efficient, can sometimes trigger tinnitus or cause discomfort for people with development or sensory disabilities.

Alaska Airlines Ramp Agent Found in Cargo Hold After Banging Alerts Pilot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:26
The pilot of Alaska Airlines flight 448 heard banging immediately after takeoff from beneath the plane, where officials found a ramp agent after an emergency landing.

Napping Airport Worker Nearly Catches Ride to LA in Cargo Hold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:06
The pilot of Alaska Airlines flight 448 heard banging immediately after takeoff from beneath the plane, where officials found a ramp agent after an emergency landing.