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The Latest: DA says don't feed 'affluenza' teen's ego

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:47

This frame grab from a Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 taken from a video provided by Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Migracion, INM, shows a hooded Ethan Couch, as he is processed by Mexican immigration agents, in Mexico City. INM said that Couch, who used an "affluenza" defense in a 2013 fatal drunken-driving accident in Texas, was taken to the Mexico City airport from an immigration holding center, ending his month-long stay in Mexico. Couch was escorted onto a commercial plane, en route to Dallas, Thursday morning. (Instituto Nacional de Migracion, INM via AP)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the case of Ethan Couch, the 18-year-old who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal 2013 drunken driving wreck in Texas and was recently deported from Mexico (all times local):


Couple robbed at gunpoint, home set ablaze; daughter missing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:45
MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police searched Friday for the adult daughter of a couple who were robbed at gunpoint and bound with duct tape before their home was set ablaze. The missing woman's boyfriend and another man are in custody in the attack.

Former French justice minister to receive honorary degree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:43
MILWAUKEE (AP) — France's justice minister, who unexpectedly resigned this week, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Key events in case of 'affluenza' teen Ethan Couch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:42
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a Texas teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck will remain at a juvenile detention facility until a hearing next month. Ethan Couch, 18, was deported a day earlier from Mexico, where authorities believe he and his mother fled as Texas prosecutors investigated whether he violated his probation in the 2013 wreck.

Ben Franklin High School on lockdown after bullet casing found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:40

Ben Franklin High School on lockdown after bullet casing foundBen Franklin High School has been placed on lockdown after a bullet casing was found in the building.


Chicago announces new police training for dealing with mentally ill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:36

Chicago Mayor Emaunel Emanuel in a panel at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in WashingtonChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing sharp criticism over police shootings of civilians, announced reforms on Friday to address how police and other emergency workers respond to the mentally ill, including new crisis training for officers. Last month, a police officer responding to a call by a father who said his son was threatening him with a baseball bat fired into a home, killing both an emotionally-troubled college student and an innocent bystander. Both the families of Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old mother of five, have sued the city.


France says it suspends security cooperation with Burundi

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:21
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France says it has suspended its security and defense cooperation activities in Burundi.

The Latest: Lawyer denies Chicago cop tampered with dashcam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:19
CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police shootings in the city (all times local):

Eagles, OT Lane Johnson agree to 6-year deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:19

Eagles, OT Lane Johnson agree to 6-year dealThe Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday they have agreed to terms on a six-year contract with Offensive Tackle Lane Johnson.


General Electric denounces $619M Massachusetts river cleanup

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:50
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — General Electric is objecting to a $619 million federal proposal to clean chemicals from a river in western Massachusetts.

Colorado WWII paratrooper dies after brief reunion with wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:50
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A World War II paratrooper from Colorado who was initially denied permission to move into the same nursing home as his wife has passed away after a brief reunion.

Starfish piling up on along some Florida Panhandle beaches

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:45
PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say cold weather, storms and high tides have led to thousands of starfish washing up along the shoreline in Gulf County on Florida's Panhandle.

Tsarnaev lawyers file appeal of Boston Marathon bombing conviction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:36

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonThe notice of appeal also asks the court to overturn a sentence of death by lethal injection pronounced on Tsarnaev after his conviction last year for his role in an attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. In court papers filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, lawyers asked for a reversal of an order that Tsarnaev, 22, pay more than $101 million to victims of the attack at the finish line of the annual 26.2 mile race at Boston's Copley Square.


About 400 people sickened by norovirus outbreak in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:22
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — More than 390 people have reported getting sick in a norovirus outbreak associated with a suburban Kansas City dinner theater.

Cops: Man stabbed roommate to death at NYC homeless shelter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:09
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man has stabbed his roommate to death at a New York City homeless shelter.

Buddy Cianci to lie in repose in Providence City Hall

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:04

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci attends a campaign fundraising event in Providence, R.I. The former mayor was hospitalized Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 after experiencing severe stomach pains. Cianci died Thursday, Jan. 28, in Providence. He was 74. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) will lie in repose for two days in City Hall before he is laid to rest.


Man shot dead in Juniata Park Identified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 23:57

Man shot dead in Juniata Park IdentifiedA 20-year-old man who was shot and killed in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia Wednesday evening has been identified.


Dad faces homicide charge in death of girl shot by constable

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 23:53

Dad faces homicide charge in death of girl shot by constableThe father of a 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl accidentally shot by a constable serving eviction papers was charged Thursday with homicide in her death.


GE Aviation cutting more 7 percent of engineering workforce

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 23:49
EVENDALE, Ohio (AP) — GE Aviation is cutting 238 engineering jobs in southwestern Ohio and 69 at other U.S. sites as it trims more than 7 percent of its engineering workforce.

Navy: Fighter jets caused sonic booms along New Jersey coast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 23:48

 Fighter jets caused sonic booms along New Jersey coastOfficials say sonic booms heard and felt along the coast from New Jersey to Connecticut were caused by military fighter jets conducting tests.