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Hernandez fiancee set to resume testimony in murder trial

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 54 min ago

Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, testifies during his murder trial, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool)The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will take the stand for a second day of testimony in his murder trial.


Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 56 min ago

U.S. President Obama pauses while speaking about the crisis in Ukraine from the White House in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat. The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked Obama as an imminent threat, ahead of Putin (25 percent), who has been accused of aggression in the Ukraine, and Assad (23 percent).


Focus shifts to cause of NYC explosion after 2 bodies found

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 57 min ago

Rubble is moved Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the site of an apparent gas explosion that took place three days earlier in the East Village neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)NEW YORK (AP) — After two bodies were pulled from the rubble of a Manhattan apartment building collapse, authorities shifted their focus to what caused the massive explosion and fire and the possibility that someone may have improperly tapped a gas line serving one of the buildings.


Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 3 min ago

In this undated photo provided by Carolyn Chester, her parents, Edmund and Enna Chester and their daughter, Patricia, arrive in Cuba on a flight from Florida. When Fidel Castro's government began confiscating the property of thousands of U.S. citizens and companies in 1959, the Chesters lost an 80-acre farm and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock. (AP Photo)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through photos, faded with age, that fill four boxes spread across the dining table.


Century-old NYC matzo factory faces a high-tech future

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 6 min ago

Matzos straight from the oven are loaded onto racks at the Streit's matzo factory in New York, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The last ever Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side — a neighborhood that's been dubbed the "Jewish Plymouth Rock" but is rapidly gentrifying.


Late audits halt trading in Morgan Stanley-backed stocks

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 16 min ago

In this photo taken Oct. 24, 2014, the Tianhe Fuxin flourochemical plant in Jinzhou, China. Two Morgan Stanley-backed Chinese companies will not be filing their financial statements on time and have stopped trading in their stocks, raising concerns about their accounting and the U.S. banking giant’s stewardship of $1.4 billion entrusted to its Asian investing arm. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major companies in a prominent $1.4 billion Asia investment fund managed by New York banking giant Morgan Stanley unexpectedly told securities regulators they will not file their financial statements on time and froze trading in their stocks, actions generally considered to be cause for concern.


Crash Co-Pilot Seemed Like a 'Normal Guy,' Fellow Pilot Says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:45
"We put our lives and our children's lives in their hands."

Man suspected of shooting at off-duty LAPD officer detained

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:21

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer, left, talks to investigators next to his vehicle at the scene of an officer involved shooting, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have detained a man suspected of shooting at an off-duty Los Angeles police officer from a car before fleeing the scene at a suburban neighborhood in northern Los Angeles county.


5 injured, including police officer, in Morrisville crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:03

5 injured, including police officer, in Morrisville crashA police officer was among several people injured in a crash in Morrisville, Bucks County.


New York state lawmakers reach budget deal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:03

New York Governor Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lawmakers agreed a budget plan late on Sunday night that includes much-debated reforms to the education system and ethics standards for lawmakers, state governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said in statement. Cuomo proposed a $142 billion plan in January that keeps spending growth below 2 percent and promises money for big-ticket infrastructure projects while cutting property taxes. ...


Officials: 2 bodies found 3 days after NYC explosion

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:34

 2 bodies found 3 days after NYC explosionTwo bodies were found Sunday amid rubble from the Manhattan apartment building collapse three days earlier and authorities said everyone was accounted for since the apparent gas explosion that caused a massive fire and altogether leveled three buildings and damaged a fourth.


Boy, 11, struck by car in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:31

Boy, 11, struck by car in WilmingtonAn 11-year-old boy was hospitalized after being struck by a car in Wilmington, Delaware.


Sources: Slain off-duty officer's girlfriend rushed to the hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:28

 Slain off-duty officer's girlfriend rushed to the hospitalA day after an off-duty police officer was fatally shot inside his Glenolden home, the officer's girlfriend, who sources say was taken in for questioning, was rushed to the hospital.


Person fatally struck by Amtrak train in Hamilton Township

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:27

Person fatally struck by Amtrak train in Hamilton TownshipAuthorities say a person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.


2 dead in small plane crash in West Goshen

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:23

2 dead in small plane crash in West GoshenTwo people are confirmed dead after a small plane crashed in West Goshen, Chester County.


Pickup truck crashes into part of bank

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:32

Pickup truck crashes into part of bankA pick-up truck crashed into part of a bank in Philadelphia's Andorra section.


Official: 2 found dead in rubble believed to be missing men

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:06

Map locates a building collapse in Manhattan and has been updated with the latest information; 3c x 3 inches; 146 mm x 76 mm;NEW YORK (AP) — Two bodies were found Sunday amid rubble from the Manhattan apartment building collapse three days earlier and authorities said everyone was accounted for since the apparent gas explosion that caused a massive fire and altogether leveled three buildings and damaged a fourth.


UC Berkeley student missing after leaving Los Angeles party

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:55

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows 19-year-old Eloi Vasquez. The University of California, Berkeley, student went missing after he left a party near the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles early Saturday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities and concerned relatives and friends sought the public's help on Sunday in finding a University of California, Berkeley student who went missing after he left a party near the University of Southern California.


Small plane crashes in Texas, at least 2 seriously hurt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:41
GORDONVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crashed into a North Texas home, leaving at least two people seriously injured.

2 dead after small plane crashes near Pennsylvania airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:37

This aerial image made from a video provided by NBC10 shows the scene of a small plane crash in Chester County, Pa., near the Brandywine airport, Sunday, March 29, 2015. The crash took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft, authorities said. (AP Photo/NBC10) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLEWEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A small plane crash near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport Sunday took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft, authorities said.