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Remains of 4 more people found in serial killings probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:18
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — The remains of at least four more victims have been found in a wooded area behind a strip mall that police described Monday as the dumping ground for a serial killer suspected in seven deaths.

Pennsylvania woman accused of dropping toddler into river faces murder charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:17
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A young mother accused of dropping her toddler into eastern Pennsylvania's Lehigh River before jumping in herself was charged on Monday with criminal homicide after the boy died of his injuries. The charges against Johnesha Monae Perry, 19, of Allentown, were upgraded from attempted homicide after her son, Zymeir Perry, aged 20 months, died on Saturday after the withdrawal of life support, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said in a press release. Perry took her son onto the Hamilton Street Bridge in a stroller on May 3, Allentown police said in court papers.

Man charged in airman's death near Missouri air force base

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:15
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged with fatally shooting a senior airman while drinking alcohol at a home near Whiteman Air Force Base.

Suspects in Mississippi police killings appear in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:11

Marvin Banks, Joanie Calloway and Curtis Banks are shown in this combo of three undated police handout photo in Hattiesburg, MississippiBy Therese Apel HATTIESBURG, Miss. (Reuters) - A vigil to honor two police officers shot to death in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, drew law enforcement officers from across the state on Monday, while four suspects appeared in court. Marvin Banks, 29, was charged with two counts of capital murder after the two police officers were gunned down on Saturday during a routine traffic stop, officials said. His brother, Curtis Banks, 26, and Joanie Calloway, 22, were charged with accessory after the fact of capital murder and a fourth person, Cornelius Clark, was charged with obstruction of justice. The shooting, which was the first killing of a Hattiesburg police officer in more than 30 years, shook the southern Mississippi city of 48,000 people.

From 1 crib to 2: Conjoined twin boys separated at 5 months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:10

In this May 7, 2015 photo released by Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, conjoined twins, Carter (baby “A”) and his brother, Conner (baby “B”), undergo separation surgery at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. For the first time in their 5-month-old lives, conjoined twins Carter and Conner squirmed in separate cribs. The Jacksonville boys who shared a liver and small intestine were successfully separated Thursday after a 12-hour operation by three surgeons, five anesthesiologists and 12 other staffers. (Nemours Children’s Specialty Care/Michael LeGrand via AP)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in their 5-month-old lives, conjoined twins Carter and Conner squirmed in separate cribs.

Detroit delays bond sale related to bankruptcy exit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:10

File photo of the word "Bankruptcy" is painted on the side of a building in Detroit Michigan(Reuters) - Detroit's public sale of $275 million of bonds that financed the city's exit from bankruptcy has been delayed but should take place no later than early August, a city official said on Monday. Detroit is taking advantage of a new law that should give the bonds investment-grade ratings that could save the city between $20 million and $30 million over the life of the issue, according to the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican. The law took effect in April and places a specific statutory lien on Detroit income tax revenue pledged to pay off the debt. Detroit privately placed $275 million of variable-rate bonds with Barclays Capital to finance its Dec. 10 exit from the biggest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy.

Four bodies in Connecticut believed linked to serial killer -police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:08
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Police in Connecticut said on Monday they had identified a suspect in the deaths of seven people after partial remains of four bodies were found behind a shopping mall where the bodies of three women were discovered eight years ago. The suspect, whom police did not identify, poses no danger to the public, New Britain Police Chief James Wardwell and Chief State Attorney Kevin Kane said. Kane said would not say if the person was in police custody. One of the newly found victims is Melanie Ruth Camilini, a mother of two last seen in Waterbury in 2003, police said.

New Jersey Governor Christie vetoes environmental bill passed after Exxon deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:06
(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that would have directed more money from environmental legal settlements to be used to fund cleanups of pollution. The Democrat-led legislature passed the bill in the wake of a controversial $225 million settlement the Christie administration reached with Exxon Mobil Corp. "The protection and preservation of the ecological wonders of which New Jersey is so proud have always been critical considerations when weighing where New Jersey's limited budget dollars should be delivered, but there are always challenging decisions that must be made when balancing a complex State budget," Christie said in his veto message. The state had once calculated damages at $8.9 billion from environmental contamination at two of Exxon's former New Jersey refineries. Currently, the first $50 million of environmental settlements, like the one struck with Exxon, is used for restoration.

1 killed, 3 shot after NJ Mother's Day motorcycle blessing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:04
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey's largest city said Monday that permit policies will be revised in the wake of a deadly shooting that broke out after an annual Mother's Day motorcycle blessing.

Death sought for man accused of killing mom, half brother

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:01

This undated photo provided by the Omaha Police Department shows Roberto Martinez-Marinero, who was arrested Thursday, May 7, 2015, after walking into the Douglas County Department of Corrections, in Nebraska, and telling jail staff that he was involved in the death of his mother, police said. The body of 45-year-old Jesus Ismenia Marinero was found in a ditch a day earlier. (Omaha Police Department via AP)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for a Nebraska man charged with killing his mother, throwing his 5-year-old half brother in a river and leaving his 11-month-old half brother in a dumpster.

Incendiary device used to set fatal Kensington apartment fire, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:01

Incendiary device used to set fatal Kensington apartment fire, officials sayThe Philadelphia Fire Department says an incendiary device was used to intentionally ignite an apartment fire in Kensington that left one person dead and four others hospitalized.

Feds close insurance loopholes on preventive care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 06:00

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the website, where people can buy health insurance, on a laptop screen, is seen in Portland, Ore. From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care. The department of Health and Human Services said insurers must cover at least one birth control option under each of 18 methods approved by the FDA _ without copays. Also, insurers can’t charge patients for anesthesia services in connection with colonoscopies to screen for cancer risk. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.

Former CIA officer sentenced to 3½ years in Iran leaks case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:59

Former CIA officer sentenced to 3½ years in Iran leaks caseA former CIA officer was sentenced Monday to 3 ½ years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, a sentence that was received with a measure of relief from his ...

George Zimmerman shot at, wounded in Florida road dispute

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:56

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Zimmerman was arrested in Lake Mary, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 on an aggravated assault charge, and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, suffered a minor wound after being shot at in his vehicle on Monday, police said. Zimmerman did not fire a gun in the Monday incident, his latest brush with law enforcement since his 2013 trial, according to police. No charges were immediately filed in the shooting, which took place on a roadway in Lake Mary, Florida, a suburb of Orlando. The other man involved was Matthew Apperson, police said.

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office spokesman placed on leave

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:47
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County sheriff placed the agency's spokesman on administrative leave Monday following last month's fatal shooting of a restrained man by a volunteer deputy.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Nicetown Tioga

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:43

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Nicetown TiogaA pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Philadelphia's Nicetown Tioga section Monday afternoon.

Texas mother charged in deaths of her twins released on bail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:38
Barbara Ramirez-Sifuentes, 21, was arrested on Sunday as the result of grand jury indictments last week. Investigators in the Houston suburb of Pearland said Ramirez-Sifuentes called 911 on Feb. 17 to report the possible drowning of her daughters, Sabrina and Savannah Russo, while in a bathtub. The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled both deaths homicides.

Recording: Deputy gave man less than 2 seconds to drop gun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:31
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A deputy responding to a 911 report of a home break-in gave the caller less than two seconds to drop a gun before shooting him in the neck, according to audio recorded by his dashcam.

Alabama woman who ran granddaughter to death gets life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:30

Joyce Hardin Garrard is seen in a booking photo released by the Etowah County Sheriff?s OfficeBy Wayne Hester BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama woman convicted of murder for running her 9-year-old granddaughter until she collapsed and died was spared the death penalty on Monday when a judge sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a court official said. Joyce Garrard, 50, was convicted in March in the 2012 death of Savannah Hardin with the jury recommending that she spend the rest of her life in prison. Garrard made Hardin run for almost three hours while carrying wood as punishment for lying about having eaten chocolates. Savannah, who lived in Etowah County in northeastern Alabama, died days later in hospital from dehydration and low sodium.

Bishops anticipate message from pope on immigrant detention

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — Catholic bishops called Monday for the federal government's immigrant detention system to be dismantled, and predicted Pope Francis would address the issue when he visits the U.S. this fall.