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Jury in fifth day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 21:15

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez and defense attorney Charles Rankin wait in the courtroom during the jury deliberation in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverThe jury in the murder trial of former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez began its fifth day of deliberations on Monday over whether he is guilty of killing an acquaintance in 2013, in the first of two murder trials he will face this year. Hernandez, 25, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is accused of fatally shooting semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez's Massachusetts home in June 2013. If convicted of first-degree murder, Hernandez would be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, is the first of two Hernandez faces this year.


Cops: Boy's death from drinking liquid nicotine was accident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 21:02
FORT PLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an upstate New York toddler's death last year from drinking liquid nicotine was an accident.

3 hurt in construction accident at King of Prussia Mall

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:41

3 hurt in construction accident at King of Prussia MallThree people have been injured in an industrial accident at the King of Prussia Mall. Action News is told one worker suffered serious injuries after being shocked.


Twitter turns Clinton's 'H' logo into target for ridicule

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:40

clinton_logoWorse yet for the would-be 2016 standard-bearer of the left-leaning Democratic Party: The arrow pointed to the right. "So what lucky 3rd grader won the Design the Hillary Clinton Campaign Logo contest?" Tweeted a commentator with the handle @massfubar to nearly 14,000 followers. It also became an early reminder that missteps or hiccups by the campaigns, however small or trivial, can echo across social media at lightning speed. The official Twitter account for WikiLeaks, the organization founded by Julian Assange which publishes secret information leaked from governments and corporations, tweeted its own logo, which also includes a thick red arrow pointing to the right, side-by-side with Clinton's to emphasize the similarities.


Two fatally shot after van strikes toddler in Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:24
(Reuters) - A Milwaukee driver was fatally shot, along with a teenager at the scene, after he hit a toddler who had run into the street, police said on Monday. The 41-year-old driver struck a 2-year-old on the city's northwest side at about 5 p.m. local time on Sunday, a police spokesman said. Police said they believe the alleged shooter was provoked by the toddler being struck. A 15-year-old boy, who was the toddler's brother, was also shot at the scene during the incident.

Mom accused of abandoning quadriplegic son is hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:05

Mom accused of abandoning quadriplegic son hospitalized in Maryland; extradition pendingAction News has learned that the woman accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son in the woods for several days has been hospitalized in Maryland.


Manhole cover sent flying by blast is caught on video

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:46
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an underground electrical fire is blamed for an explosion that sent a manhole cover flying more than 200 feet above a Buffalo street in a blast that was captured by a television news photographer.

Man in custody after police standoff in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:12

Man in custody after police standoff in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a man is in custody after fleeing from officers and barricading himself inside a home in West Philadelphia


Police: Man lit fireworks at synagogue, shouted about Allah

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:40
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man set off firecrackers outside a Passaic synagogue while shouting "Allahu akbar."

Driver critical after dump truck crash in Burlington City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:26

Driver critical after dump truck crash in Burlington City, N.J.A motorist is hospitalized in critical condition after a collision involving a sedan and a dump truck.


Dryer fire forces family from Bellmawr, N.J. home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:57

Dryer fire forces family from Bellmawr, N.J. homeA smoky fire has forced a family out of their home in Camden County.


Man says mysterious Civil War photo was really teenage hoax

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:37

This undated photo provided by John Potter of Lenoir, N.C., shows a framed image that historians have long thought might be the only existing photograph of the Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia, which sank 150 years ago near Savannah, Georgia. Potter initially said he discovered and photographed the original image at a yard sale in the 1980s when he couldn’t afford to buy it. Now he says the created the image as a hoax three decades ago as a teenager, using a model and his brother posing as a soldier. (AP Photo/John Potter)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — For three decades, the stained and blurry photograph presented a great mystery to Civil War historians.


Man says mysterious Civil War photo was really teenage hoax

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:07

This undated photo provided by John Potter of Lenoir, N.C., shows a framed image that historians have long thought might be the only existing photograph of the Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia, which sank 150 years ago near Savannah, Georgia. Potter initially said he discovered and photographed the original image at a yard sale in the 1980s when he couldn’t afford to buy it. Now he says the created the image as a hoax three decades ago as a teenager, using a model and his brother posing as a soldier. (AP Photo/John Potter)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A photograph that for three decades posed a Civil War mystery appears to be a long-surviving hoax.


Shooting makes North Charleston chief's outreach job harder

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:42

CORRECTS RALLY TO VIGIL - North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers, left, and Mayor Keith Summey wait for a vigil to begin at a makeshift memorial where Walter Scott was fatally shot by a white police officer after he fled a traffic stop, Sunday, April 12, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Eddie Driggers had been out of active policing for five years when North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey offered him the top job in South Carolina's third-largest city.


Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:56

Graphic shows Gallup poll of U.S. adults who say they lack health insurance; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday.


Final phase of jury selection to start in theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:30
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The final phase of jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case is set to start with attorneys questioning prospective jurors as a large group.

Police: Who brought gun to home where 1-year-old was killed?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:25
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say charges likely will be brought against the person who took a gun to the house where a 3-year-old boy shot his 1-year-old brother in the head and killed him.

Clinton wins high marks for social-media launch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:02
By Sarah McBride and Robin Respaut SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Presidential contender Hillary Clinton tweeted, Facebooked and YouTubed her way through the first official day of her campaign in a social media strategy that earned her high marks among marketers. It broke a million views on Facebook by Sunday evening. "It's less "me" and more "us," which I think is very smart," said Marissa Gluck, a director at marketing firm Huge. Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz of Texas responded to the "ready for Hillary" message in a crudely cut video asking if Americans wanted "a third Obama term." A Google search for "Hillary Clinton for President" resulted in an ad for Hillary's campaign page, but just below it was an ad for "Pledge to Stop Hillary," a Republican-created petition.

Hillary Clinton: hard to be low-key when the world knows your face

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:02
By Frances Kerry WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton may have wanted to strike a modest note with her low-key announcement that she is getting into the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Clinton's launch website hillaryclinton.com, unveiled on Sunday as she formally entered the fray as a Democratic candidate, shows her with a paper coffee cup talking to some senior citizens around a simple table. "Good Luck @Hillary Clinton," tweeted French Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls, linking to her YouTube video. Conservative former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who wants to run again in France's 2017 presidential election, also tweeted a message of good luck.

Clinton's 2016 White House launch contrasts with her 2008 bid

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:02

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks to a youngster during a visit to the early childhood development initiative "talk to you baby" in BrooklynBy Jonathan Allen and John Whitesides NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton cast herself as a champion for everyday Americans on Sunday, kicking off her long-awaited second run for the White House with a vow to fight for a level playing field for those recovering from tough economic times. Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as the commanding Democratic front-runner, entered the fray with a flurry of video, email and social media announcements that indicated she had absorbed some of the lessons of her painful 2008 loss and would not take anything for granted this time. ...