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Stepbrother charged with Becky murder

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:54
Nathan Matthews, the stepbrother of missing Bristol 16-year-old Becky Watts, is charged with her murder.
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Michael Brown's family disappointed with Justice Department

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:49
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's uncle says a Department of Justice decision not to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot his nephew is deflating.

Blast hits Aleppo intelligence HQ

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:48
Dozens of Syrian security personnel and rebels have been killed in an attack on an intelligence facility in the city of Aleppo, activists say.
Categories: BBC World News

Man charged in Virginia student's slaying appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:45

Sheriff's deputies guard a van carrying Jesse Matthew Jr. after a hearing at the Albemarle County Circuit Court in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The judge agreed to delay the trial, as well as allow the defense to hire a DNA expert. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The parents of a slain University of Virginia student watched from the second row of a courtroom Wednesday as a judge agreed to delay the trial of the man facing murder charges in the case.


Sheriff: Gold heist from armored truck suspicious; guards not currently considered suspects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:44
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff: Gold heist from armored truck suspicious; guards not currently considered suspects.

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:41

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police forceThe Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices.


Ukraine ex-minister held in Spain

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:40
Ukrainian former finance minister Yuri Kolobov, who is wanted for fraud, has been arrested in Spain, the interior ministry in Kiev says.
Categories: BBC World News

A closer look at community of Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:38
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A closer look at the community of Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed:

Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest in Dover

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:36

Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest in DoverDover police say a traffic stop and pursuit led to a heroin arrest.


6 years for wife who set man on fire in weed killer dispute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:35
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for dousing her husband with gasoline and setting him on fire during an argument over weed killer.

Trickle of Liberian Children Returning to School Reflects Lingering Ebola Fears

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:33
Ebola cases have receded into the single digits in Liberia, but fear of the virus and a depressed economy have dampened a back-to-school campaign.






Notes From 2009: Ben Bernanke Has an Impressive Passive-Aggressive Streak, and Other Things We Learned in the New Fed Transcripts

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:31
The transcripts from 2009 show more than just how some of the nation’s top economic policy makers arrived at their decisions.

Vietnamese man pleads not guilty in U.S. court to aiding Yemen militants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:28
A Vietnamese man charged with helping al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen pleaded not guilty in U.S. court on Wednesday to charges that include supporting the group's online propaganda efforts. Minh Quang Pham, 32, who was extradited from the United Kingdom last week, was arraigned in New York on an indictment charging him with providing material support to, and receiving military training from, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. "I have read it before," the soft-spoken Pham told U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, when asked if he had seen the indictment and was aware of the charges against him. Prosecutors said Pham traveled from the United Kingdom to Yemen in December 2010 and took an oath of allegiance to the militant group, which the United States lists as a terrorist organization.

EU to review policy on neighbours

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:26
The European Union is to review its policy towards neighbouring nations amid criticism of its handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
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Timeline of events after fatal police shooting in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:22
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:20

This 2013 photo provided by Kaye Reed shows the LD 350-1 mandible just steps from where it was sighted in Ethiopia by Chalachew Seyoum, an ASU graduate student. The jawbone fragment is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientists reported on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. At about 2.8 million years old, the partial jawbone pushes back the fossil record by at least 400,000 years for our branch, which scientists call Homo. (AP Photo/Kaye Reed)NEW YORK (AP) — A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday.


Mom: Bus driver forced 6-year-old son to walk ½ mile in snow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:19
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis mother says she's outraged that a school bus driver made her 6-year-old son get off at the wrong stop, forcing him to walk home through knee-deep snow along a busy roadway.

Key figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:15

FILE - This 2014 file photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office is Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and again in November, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.


Snowden says U.S. not offering fair trial if he returns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:14

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in TorontoEdward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs, said on Wednesday he is not being offered a fair trial if he returns to the United States. "I would love to go back and face a fair trial, but unfortunately ... there is no fair trial available, on offer right now," he said in a live question and answer discussion organized by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Ryerson University and the CBC.


Senate votes to kill a labor board rule that unions backed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate Wednesday voted 53-46 to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union's request for representation and a vote by workers on it.