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Florida teens describe death of friend in loud music shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:12

Michael Dunn returns to the courtroom during jury deliberations in his murder trial in Jacksonville, FloridaBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Three friends of a slain Florida teenager testified on Friday that they did not have a gun and posed no threat when a man opened fire on them in November 2012 because he was upset over loud rap music they were playing at a gas station. Michael Dunn, 47, a white software engineer, is being retried in the racially-charged case for first degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis, a black 17-year-old. Dunn fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying Davis and his three friends at a Jacksonville gas station. ...


Florida teens describe death of friend in loud music shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:12
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Three friends of a slain Florida teenager testified on Friday that they did not have a gun and posed no threat when a man opened fire on them in November 2012 because he was upset over loud rap music they were playing at a gas station. Michael Dunn, 47, a white software engineer, is being retried in the racially-charged case for first degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis, a black 17-year-old. Dunn fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying Davis and his three friends at a Jacksonville gas station. ...

Florida teens describe death of friend in loud music shooting trial

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:12

Michael Dunn returns to the courtroom during jury deliberations in his murder trial in Jacksonville, FloridaBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Three friends of a slain Florida teenager testified on Friday that they did not have a gun and posed no threat when a man opened fire on them in November 2012 because he was upset over loud rap music they were playing at a gas station. Michael Dunn, 47, a white software engineer, is being retried in the racially-charged case for first degree murder in the death of Jordan Davis, a black 17-year-old. Dunn fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying Davis and his three friends at a Jacksonville gas station. ...


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Bridge struck by trash truck collapses in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:11
DETROIT (AP) — A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a Detroit freeway after a trash truck struck the overpass early Friday, leaving the 54-year-old truck driver dead and snarling rush hour traffic, officials said.

Colorado detective accused of tipping off suspect in luring case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:11
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A police detective in Colorado has been arrested on charges that he tipped off a suspect in a sex crimes investigation that the 13-year-old girl he had been emailing was actually an undercover officer, prosecutors said on Friday. The detective, Jack Gardner, 56, who investigates Internet crimes against children, is accused of having emailed the suspect from a laptop at the Boulder Police Department, warning him not to attend a meeting with the "girl" because he faced arrest. ...

Colorado detective accused of tipping off suspect in luring case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:11
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A police detective in Colorado has been arrested on charges that he tipped off a suspect in a sex crimes investigation that the 13-year-old girl he had been emailing was actually an undercover officer, prosecutors said on Friday. The detective, Jack Gardner, 56, who investigates Internet crimes against children, is accused of having emailed the suspect from a laptop at the Boulder Police Department, warning him not to attend a meeting with the "girl" because he faced arrest. ...

Massachusetts man with horn implants convicted of 2011 triple murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:08
By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man with facial tattoos and forehead implants that resemble horns told jurors he would see them "all in hell" after he was convicted of murdering three men in 2011. Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was found guilty of three counts each of murder, intimidation of a witness and kidnapping, Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless said in a statement. First-degree murder convictions carry a mandatory life sentence without parole in Massachusetts. ...

Massachusetts man with horn implants convicted of 2011 triple murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:08
By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man with facial tattoos and forehead implants that resemble horns told jurors he would see them "all in hell" after he was convicted of murdering three men in 2011. Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was found guilty of three counts each of murder, intimidation of a witness and kidnapping, Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless said in a statement. First-degree murder convictions carry a mandatory life sentence without parole in Massachusetts. ...

At the Table: Lining Up for Central Perk, a Pop-Up Tribute to ‘Friends’

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:07
A replica in SoHo of Central Perk, the coffeehouse where the pals on the sitcom “Friends” gathered has proved popular.






U. of Chicago cuts ties with Confucius Institute

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:05
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago cut ties with a Chinese language and research center following a Chinese media report that suggested the university had bowed to the authority of the institute's leader in Beijing.

Fired Man Beheads Co-Worker in Attack at Oklahoma Food Plant, Police Say

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:05
The police in Moore, Okla., said Alton Nolen was believed to have been trying to convert fellow workers to Islam.

DNR lifts statewide burn ban

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:01
Recent rains are the reason.

Redmond tabs Ashley Graham as girls hoop coach

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:01
Former Redmond standout Ashley Graham is taking over as the school's girls basketball coach.

Final state Fish and Wildlife ocean salmon catch figures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:01
%%%baf1e652b4067c0656e53fe9541cec05%%%Here are the latest ocean salmon catch figures from state Fish and Wildlife:

Facing Militants With Supplies Dwindling, Iraqi Soldiers Took to Phones

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:00
Soldiers’ accounts of a battle this week exposed some of the glaring weaknesses of the Iraqi Army as it tries to counter Islamic State militants.

Texas jury finds cancer doctor guilty of poisoning lover's coffee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:59
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas jury on Friday found a Houston breast cancer specialist guilty of spiking the coffee of her lover, a fellow cancer doctor, with a compound used in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was accused of lacing the coffee of Dr. George Blumenschein, 50, with ethylene glycol in 2013. Gonzalez-Angulo was charged with aggravated assault of a family member, which covers domestic violence in dating relationships. She showed no emotion as the verdict was read. ...

VIDEO: The $1.5m 'Modi Show' lands in US

BBC World News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:59
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to begin an official visit to the US to boost bilateral trade and court the investment of US firms.
Categories: BBC World News

How to judge the Seahawks' receivers

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:58
By now, the nature of Seattle's offense is well known: The Seahawks want to run the ball, limit mistakes, play to their defense and take some chances deep down the field, especially on play action.

NJ officials: $450K in fines pending in dumping crackdown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:57

 $450K in fines pending in dumping crackdownNew Jersey's crackdown on illegal dumping at state parks and recreational areas is adding up.


Son of accused cartel leader pleads guilty to drug charges in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:57
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The 24-year-old son of an accused leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's largest drug trafficking organizations, pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana. Serafin Zambada Ortiz, whose father Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia was among a group of accused cartel bosses indicted by the United States in 2012, made his plea in the presence of a large security detail from the U.S. Marshals and three family members. ...