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PHOTO GALLERY: Marvels of engineering roar at truck pull

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 05:00

In this Saturday, June 13, 2015 photo, spectators watch as the pro stock tractor "KING OF DEERES" is driven by Cory Hoffman, of Richmond, Ohio during the Spring Nationals Truck & Tractor Pull competition of the Lucas Oil Champions Tour, at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington, Ohio. The black smoke is from the tractor's diesel engine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Amid deafening sound and belching smoke, professional truck and tractor pullers from around the country gather at fairgrounds each spring to test the power of their machines.


Georgia high court reverses conviction in day care shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:39

FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, Hemy Neuman is escorted by DeKalb County Deputies after his sentencing during the his trial in the DeKalb County Courthouse, in Decatur, Ga. The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed the conviction of Neuman, who was involved in a love triangle that led to a killing outside an Atlanta-area preschool. The court announced the 6-1 decision involving Neuman in an opinion released Monday morning, June 15, 2015. (Jason Getz/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Monday reversed the murder conviction of a man imprisoned for killing a father who had just dropped off his son at preschool, renewing a criminal case that prosecutors said stemmed from a deadly love-triangle.


Philadelphia public schools to close at 12 p.m. on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:36

Philadelphia public schools to close at 12 p.m. on TuesdayThe School District of Philadelphia says all schools will close at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16th.


Boston teens charged in shooting of youth on bicycle plead not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:22
A pair of Boston teenagers charged with fatally shooting a 16-year-old as he rode his bicycle through a rough part of the city pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges after their mothers turned them in to police over the weekend. More than a dozen relatives of the pair, Dushawn Taylor-Gennis, 16, and Raeshawn Moody, 14, packed into the courtroom and wept as the two were charged as adults with murder and firearms violations. The pair appeared to be waiting for someone in the minutes before last week's shooting of Jonathan Dos Santos, 16, said Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Hickman, citing surveillance video.

Texas, Louisiana brace for Gulf of Mexico storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:20
A tropical disturbance packing heavy rains in the Gulf of Mexico was slated to drench the coast of Texas weeks after floods killed about 30 people in the state, the National Weather Service said on Monday. Flash flood watches were in effect for central Texas and the Houston area, regions where flooding last month turned streets into rivers, submerged thousands of vehicles and led to swollen rivers that ripped scores of houses off their foundations. Outbound traffic from the Houston Ship Channel, the largest U.S. petrochemical port, was stopped on Monday to protect vessels from rough seas, officials said.

Defense lawyer: More to ice cream shooting than state says

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:18

This undated photo provided by the Frederick Police Department shows Larnell Lyles, who is accused of fatally shooting a Frederick, Md., ice cream truck driver as children stood in line. Lyles was ordered held without bail, Monday, June 15, 2015, on a first-degree murder charge in the slaying Saturday of 22-year-old Brandon Brown. (Frederick Police Department via AP)FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting an ice cream truck driver as children waited in line shook his head from side to side Monday as a prosecutor described the apparently unprovoked attack at a bail review hearing.


23-year prison sentence for woman in slow cooker death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:15

In a Feb. 5, 2015 photo, defendant Tewana Sullivan, right, talks with her attorney, John McWilliams, during the preliminary examination at 16th District Court in Livonia, Mich. Sullivan, who authorities say killed a friend with a slow cooker during a political dispute in suburban Detroit while very drunk, faces sentencing Monday, June 15, 2015, in Detroit. (Robin Buckson/The Detroit News via AP)DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit woman who was drunk when she killed a friend with a slow cooker during an argument over politics was sentenced Monday to at least 23 years in prison.


Decades in prison for man who laced birthday card with ricin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:14
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man who sent a romantic rival a scratch-and-sniff birthday card laced with the deadly poison ricin was sentenced Monday to 20 to 40 years in prison.

Vermont's new law makes child safety priority

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:14
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's new child safety law shifts the state's priority in protecting children to their well-being from an imperative to reunite them with their families, officials said Monday during the governor's bill-signing ceremony at his Statehouse office.

Texas biker says civil rights suit is about accountability

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:12
HEWITT, Texas (AP) — A Texas motorcyclist arrested with 176 others after a melee at a restaurant that left nine dead said Monday he had nothing to do with the violence and filed a federal civil rights lawsuit to address "carelessness from the justice system" that has tarnished his reputation.

Shell Arctic drilling rig departs Seattle surrounded by protesters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 03:52

Activists protest the Shell Oil Company's drilling rig Polar Pioneer in Seattle, WashingtonA Royal Dutch Shell PLC drilling rig that will search for oil in the Arctic left its temporary base in Seattle on Monday for the trip north to Alaska as dozens of activists in kayaks tried to stop it, authorities said. Live television showed the rig being towed out of its terminal at the Port of Seattle with kayakers fanning out in an arc as it moved into the Puget Sound. Twenty-five people were detained by the Coast Guard for violating a safety zone around the vessel and were fined $500 each, Coast Guard spokesman George Degener said.


Decades in prison for man who laced birthday card with ricin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 03:42
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man who sent a scratch-and-sniff birthday card laced with the deadly poison ricin to a romantic rival has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison.

Prosecutor: 'Big Tony' ordered hit on Florida businessman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 03:42
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Reputed mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello ordered a prominent Florida businessman killed by a hit man in 2001 during a bitter power struggle over a fleet of lucrative gambling ships, a prosecutor told jurors Monday in Moscatiello's murder retrial.

Vehicle that polygamist leader rode in during arrest is sold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 03:24

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2006, file photo, polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs appears in a courtroom surrounded by guards, in Las Vegas. The red Cadillac Escalade used by Jeffs when he tried to flee authorities will be for sale in St. George. The Spectrum reports that the Escalade and the credit cards, gift cards and other items found inside it will be auctioned off. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Warren Jeffs' former bodyguard has purchased the SUV the imprisoned polygamist leader was riding in when he was arrested nearly a decade ago.


Study: Green space around schools may boost mental abilities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 03:23

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2009 file photo, children play on an athletic field below as Wade McGillis, professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University, checks on a rooftop carbon dioxide monitor at an elementary school in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Putting more green space around an elementary school may help students develop some mental abilities, a study suggests. Green space may help mental development in part by reducing air pollution from vehicles, in addition to helping reduce noise and encouraging physical activity. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Putting more green space around an elementary school may help students develop some mental abilities, a study suggests.


E-messages give glimpse into theater shooter's decline

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 03:19
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes swapped dozens of electronic messages with Gargi Datta, his former girlfriend, in the months before the July 2012 attack.

Former Walker aide asks US Supreme Court to erase conviction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 03:15
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's former aides has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out her conviction for campaigning on government time, arguing investigators exceeded their constitutional authority when they searched her email.

New trial begins for former South Carolina police chief who shot black man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 03:12

Former Eutawville Police Chief Richard Combs sits with lawyers on the second day of testimony in his trial for the murder of Bernard Bailey in OrangeburgA second trial began on Monday for a former South Carolina police chief charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, one of a series of cases that has raised questions about U.S. law enforcement's use of lethal force against minorities. The first trial of Richard Combs, a former police chief of tiny Eutawville, ended in January with the jury unable to reach a verdict after 12 hours of deliberations. Combs faces a sentence of 30 years to life in prison without possibility of parole if convicted on the murder charge.Combs, then new to the job, fatally shot Eutawville resident Bernard Bailey, 54, in the town hall parking lot in 2011 after they argued and scuffled over a traffic ticket issued to Bailey's daughter.Judge Edgar Dickson recently agreed to move the second trial to the state capital, Columbia, at the request of defense attorneys.


Armed man shot trying to get into Arkansas air base: authorities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 03:09
The incident sent the base into lockdown for nearly three hours while authorities examined the car driven by the man. Authorities said he carried a rifle. "I do not know if the suspect fired rounds out of his weapon, but I do know that he was brandishing a weapon at the time he exited his vehicle," said Colonel Charles Brown the commander of the 19th Airlift Wing at the base.