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Road rage suspect sought in killing of Las Vegas woman

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 03:12
(Reuters) - Las Vegas police on Sunday were looking for a man suspected of shooting a mother of four to death outside her home in an alleged road range incident. Tammy Meyers, 44, died on Saturday night from a gunshot wound, family members said at a press conference outside a hospital where she was taken off life support two days after being shot. “There was no excuse, no reason and I hope to God they know we’re looking and they will be caught,” a cousin, Susan Ramos, said at the press conference also attended by Meyers’ husband and at least one adult son. Meyers was at the wheel after giving her daughter a driving lesson at a school parking lot when she had a near-collision with another vehicle, said the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in a news release.

Preliminary hearing set for girls in Slender Man stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 03:02
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character called Slender Man will find out this week whether they will be tried on attempted homicide charges.

7 injured after Hawaii-bound flight experiences turbulence

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:23
HONOLULU (AP) — Seven people were injured Saturday on a United Airlines flight after the plane was struck by sudden turbulence, the Hawaii Department of Transportation said.

2 teenagers killed, driver in custody after crash in Exton, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:18

2 teenagers killed, driver in custody after crash in Exton, Pa.Police confirm that two teenagers are dead and a driver is in custody following a crash in Exton, Chester County.


2 teenagers killed in crash between minivan, pickup truck in Exton, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:12

2 teenagers killed, driver in custody after crash in Exton, Pa.Two teenagers are dead after a crash involving a minivan and a pickup truck in Exton, Chester County.


Before confession, suspect in Patz killing confided in many

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:03

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court in New York. He is charged in the death of 6-year-old Etan Patz who disappeared on his way to a school bus stop more than three decades earlier. Hernandez confessed to police in 2012. The veracity of the confession, though, is tempered by Hernandez's history of mental illness. Such frailties, experts say, raise difficult questions about whether a suspect is exercising free will in talking to police, and greatly increase the potential for false confessions. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Long before there was an official confession, there were the confidants: friends and relatives who heard a disturbing story about killing a child from the man now on trial in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz.


Stories of trauma in Va. prompt crackdown on seclusion rooms

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 01:56

In this Feb. 9, 2015 picture, Carson Luke poses in his home in Gambrills, Md. Luke still has nightmares about the time he was shut inside a concrete seclusion room at his Chesapeake school and emerged with a broken hand and foot. He’s just one of numerous startling cases reported to the Commission on Youth that have prompted the Virginia legislature to join 32 other states in pushing for statewide regulations governing the use of seclusion and restraint to control students who misbehave in public schools. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Carson Luke still has nightmares about the time four years ago when he was in second grade and school staff locked him inside a room, his mother said. He broke his hand when the door was closing and somehow broke his foot.


AccuWeather: Windy Today, Snow Possible Monday Night

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 01:36

 Windy Today, Snow Possible Monday NightMeteorologist Chris Sowers says strong winds and sub zero wind chills arrive today, and another round of snow is possible Monday night into Tuesday morning.


Fort Campbell veterinarians honing skills at Nashville Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 01:28

In this Jan. 21, 2015 photo, Capt. Eric Zuniga, an Army veterinarian from Fort Campbell, uses an air pistol to give vaccinations to Bongo, a springbok, at the Nashville Zoo in Nashville, Tenn. In order to be ready for whatever is thrown at them while deployed or at home, Fort Campbell veterinarians and techs are improving their skills by going on rounds at the Nashville Zoo. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At home in Fort Campbell, Army veterinarians mostly treat military working dogs and family pets. But once deployed, they could be called upon to treat just about anything.


Mansion fires spark $20M in payouts, suicide, fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 01:22

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 photo shows the mansion called “Clairemont,” in New Hope, Pa. Three fires in five years at the home of the local Republican fundraiser Claire Risoldi and her family, have led to $20 million in insurance payouts as well as sweeping fraud charges against Risoldi, her family members and others. Risoldi has called the case politically motivated, while her husband, former sheriff’s deputy Thomas French, left a suicide note saying he committed no crimes. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) — She bought draperies flecked with Swarovski crystals.


Social media kicks up sales of bronzed baby shoes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 01:06

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 photo, Robert Kaynes, CEO of American Bronzing Co., shows off some of the approximately 100 pairs of baby shoes his company bronzes each day, in Columbus, Ohio. Kaynes, the grandson of the company's founder, says the company bronzed 2,000 shoes a day in the 1970s but is experiencing a resurgence thanks to social media marketing. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — During the Depression, former kindergarten teacher Violet Shinbach canvassed Ohio neighborhoods looking for yards with wading pools, tricycles and toys strewn about. She knew the young mothers who lived in those houses were prospective customers for her fledgling entrepreneurial enterprise: bronzing baby shoes.


Armed robbery suspects caught on camera in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 00:37

Armed robbery suspects caught on camera in CamdenPolice in Camden are asking for the public's help identifying two suspected armed robbers caught on camera.


Obama sets out privacy rules for government drones

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. prepares to see more drones aloft in coming years, President Barack Obama is taking steps to ensure that the government respects privacy and civil liberties when it uses the unmanned aircraft to collect information.

Bitter cold hampers firefighting effort in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:00

Bitter cold hampers firefighting effort in GermantownBitterly cold weather hampered efforts to fight a house fire early Sunday morning in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.


High winds bring sub-zero wind chills, damage trees and power lines

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 22:31

Powerful winds bring sub-zero wind chills, damage trees and power linesHigh winds brought down trees and power lines in several places around the Delaware Valley and affected travel on some area bridges and mass transit routes.


May trial for Ohio ex-deputy accused of killing colleague

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 22:29
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a May trial date for a former Ohio sheriff's deputy accused of fatally shooting an ex-colleague more than three decades ago.

Managers bunk down at U.S. refineries as strike enters third week

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 22:04

A view of an entrance to the Tesoro refinery in MartinezBy Jarrett Renshaw TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) - U.S. oil refinery managers are going to the mats, literally, during the biggest fight with union workers in 35 years, bedding down for a third strike week that experts and some employees say raises concerns over safety and operations. At the 135,000 barrel-per-day refinery just outside of Toledo, Ohio, run by BP Plc and Husky Energy Inc , most of the nearly 300-person staff have been calling the refinery home since Feb. 9. For the last week, they have slept on recently purchased mattresses inside rental trailers to rapidly respond to any problems and avoid striking workers, sources say. On Tuesday, a van full of washing and drying machines gingerly cut through about a dozen United Steelworkers carrying pickets and walking a strike line at the facility's front gate.


AccuWeather: High Winds Today, Snow Possible Monday Night

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 20:26

 Windy Today, Snow Possible Monday NightAccuWeather says strong winds & sub zero wind chills arrive Sunday, and another round of snow is possible Monday into Tuesday.


AccuWeather: High Winds Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 20:13

 Windy Today, Snow Possible Monday NightAccuWeather says strong winds & sub zero wind chills arrive Sunday.


College basketball team's plane makes emergency landing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 20:02

Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray calls a play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. Mississippi State won the game 77-74. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A plane carrying the Mississippi State men's basketball players made an emergency landing in St. Louis when one of its engines failed, and a spokesman said Sunday the team plans to take a bus home.