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Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 01:11

 When does a threat to officers’ lives end? (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Pool, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?


Philly police search for missing 13-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 01:03

Philly police search for missing 13-year-oldPhiladelphia police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 13-year-old girl.


Arpaio immigration unit tarnished by misconduct allegations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 01:03

FILE - In this July 29, 2010 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio gives a news conference in Phoenix announcing crime suppression sweeps. As frustrations mounted a decade ago over illegal immigration, Arpaio created an elite squad to crack down on smugglers and, in the process, became known across the country as a tough-talking lawman willing to step in where the federal government wouldn’t. But the now-disbanded squad has turned into an ever-worsening legal liability, the thorniest one that he has faced in his 22 years as Maricopa County sheriff. A judge will hold hearings beginning Tuesday, April 21, 2015 over whether to hold the sheriff and the squad's leader in contempt of court for letting Arpaio's immigration patrols continue for about 18 months after a court found that his office racially profiled Latinos and ordered that they be stopped.(AP Photo/Matt York, File)PHOENIX (AP) — As frustrations mounted a decade ago over illegal immigration, Sheriff Joe Arpaio created an elite squad to crack down on smugglers and, in the process, became known across the country as a tough-talking lawman willing to step in where the federal government wouldn't.


Oklahoma City victims remembered 20 years after bombing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:57

The Field of Empty Chairs is seen during the 20th Remembrance Ceremony, the anniversary ceremony for victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma CityBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday at the site of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing to remember the 168 men, women and children killed when a truck stuffed with tons of explosives blew up at a downtown federal building. Former President Bill Clinton was among the dignitaries who addressed the crowd outside the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. "Oklahoma City, you had to choose to redeem your terrible losses by having to begin again," said Clinton, who was in his first term in office at the time of the attack, one of the deadliest of its kind ever staged on U.S. soil. “It was 60 minutes of terror,” said Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.


Seattle hospital: Baby shot in drive-by shooting has died

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:34
SEATTLE (AP) — A 1-year-old girl who was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting outside Seattle has died.

Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move on

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:33

Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move onThe Oklahoma City bombing thrust Diane Koch into the life of a crime victim's advocate for 13 years, until she realized she had to leave the state to start a new chapter of life.


Woman charged with attempted murder in Tioga-Nicetown hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:31

Woman charged with attempted murder in Tioga-Nicetown hit-and-runPolice have charged a woman with attempted murder in a hit-and-run accident in the Tioga-Nicetown section of Philadelphia.


Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:29

In this Tuesday March 31, 2015 photo, almonds are seen on growing in an almond orchard belonging to farmer Bob Weimer, near Atwater, Calif. As California cities and towns move to mandatory water cutbacks in the fourth year of extreme drought, the state’s $6.5 billion almond crop has claimed the spotlight as “the poster child of all things bad in water” in the country’s top agriculture state. At 1 gallon per almond, California’s almond crop is now consuming about 10 percent of all the water that Californians are using in the drought.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.


Things to know about the sperm bank industry

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:19
Sperm banking is a huge industry that has been around for decades but one that is relatively loosely regulated in the U.S.

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:16
ATLANTA (AP) — He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot.

3-year-old bitten by dog in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:50

3-year-old bitten by dog in West PhiladelphiaA 3-year-old girl suffered serious injuries after she was bitten by a relative's dog in West Philadelphia.


FBI says hair-match experts gave flawed testimony: Post

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:35
The FBI and U.S. Justice Department have acknowledged that almost all of the experts in a forensic unit dedicated to microscopic hair comparison gave flawed testimony against defendants before 2000, the Washington Post said. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Innocence Project found that 26 of the 28 examiners in the FBI's microscopic hair comparison unit overstated evidence in more than 95 percent of 268 trials that the groups have examined so far, the Post said. The Post first raised the question of flawed testimony in 1980s and 1990s trials in a story in July. Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, said the FBI's hair analysis in that period was "a complete disaster" but praised the bureau and the Justice Department for collaborating in the review.

Gyrocopter Pilot Expected to Be Stopped on Way to Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:29
Doug Hughes called people waving to him as he flew above D.C. "surreal."

Canadian shrimp imports up as Maine fishery remains closed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:15
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The value of Canada's cold water shrimp exports to the United States is growing as the Gulf of Maine's fishery remains closed to fishing.

After 18 months, no answers from feds in Ga. gym mat death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:14

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, Regina Rawls chants during a "Who Killed K.J." rally in memory of Kendrick Johnson, seen on the sign at right, in Atlanta. Long after Johnson was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school in south Georgia, those closest to the case remain deeply divided over how the teenager died. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Long after Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school in south Georgia, those closest to the case remain deeply divided over how the teenager died.


2 months before SC shooting, another motorist shot in back

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:12
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors may soon provide new details about their investigation into the February fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a central Pennsylvania police officer.

Environmentalists re-establishing Barnegat Bay oyster colony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:04

In this April 16, 2015 photo, a hydraulic shovel and workers with hand-held shovels dump whelk shells into Barnegat Bay in Berkeley Township, N.J. as part of a project by the American Littoral Society environmental group to re-establish an oyster colony in the bay. Oyster seedling will attach themselves to the whelk shells and begin to grow. The bumpy colonies should also help blunt the impact of waves from future storms like Superstorm Sandy.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A century ago, oysters were so plentiful in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay that visitors would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner.


Man killed in West Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:59

Man killed in West Philadelphia shootingA man is dead after a shooting in West Philadelphia.


Q&A: Details about Hinckley and the insanity defense

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:32
When John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, jurors left open the possibility that he would one day live outside a mental institution. For decades he's been receiving treatment at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in 2003 a judge ordered Hinckley be allowed to start testing his freedom outside of the facility. For the past year, Hinckley has spent 17 days a month living with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hearings set for Wednesday will determine whether that time should be increased. Nearing 60, Hinckley could potentially be granted full-time, year-round "convalescent leave" in the community.

Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:29

 shopping, eating out, watching movies at Regal Cinemas. (AP Photo/ Steve Helber)The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.