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Trial starts for man accused of war crimes in Bosnia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:52
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Bosnian war crimes suspect living in Vermont is on trial in federal court.

Marine, cousin arrested in New Jersey church shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:33
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A Marine stationed in North Carolina and his cousin are accused of shooting at a historic, vacant church in northern New Jersey.

Ammonia leak on space station, crew safe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:29

Alarm reported on space station, crew safeNASA mission control in Houston confirms there is an ammonia leak on the International Space Station. NASA says the astronaut crew is safe.


2 Minnesota teens plead guilty in foiled school bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:21
WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Two teenagers charged in a foiled explosives plot at a southern Minnesota school have pleaded guilty.

Woman dies in fast-moving house fire in Yeadon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 19:11

Woman killed in fast-moving house fire in Yeadon identifiedA fast-moving house fire has claimed the life of a woman in Yeadon, Delaware County.


Police pursuit ends in crash in Bensalem Twp., Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:42

Police pursuit ends in crash in Bensalem Twp., Pa.A police pursuit in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania ended in a crash early Wednesday morning.


U.S. couple stand trial for grisly Bali suitcase murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:17

U.S. citizen Heather Mack listens while sitting in a court in Denpasar, on the Indonesian resort island of BaliDENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - A U.S. man and his pregnant girlfriend went on trial on Wednesday for the murder of the woman's mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Indonesia's resort island of Bali last August. Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack, both from Chicago, could face the death penalty if found guilty of the murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack. "He is charged with premeditated murder, torture that led to death and hiding or disposal of the body," state prosecutor Eddy Wijaya told reporters after the first day of hearings at Denpasar District Court. ...


Albuquerque police shoot, kill armed suspect: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:24
(Reuters) - Albuquerque police shot and killed an armed suspect who fired at officers on Tuesday, local media reported, just a day after New Mexico prosecutors charged city officers with murder for a fatal 2014 shooting. The shooting comes amid a national debate over police use of deadly force, especially in the wake of the police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York and the decisions by grand juries not to charge the officers involved. The Albuquerque Journal, citing a police department spokeswoman, reported that officers responded to a possible crime around 4:45 p.m. ...

Samsung starts sales of $90 Tizen smartphone in India

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:24
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. started selling a $90 smartphone in India on Wednesday that runs on the company's Tizen software, its first major break from Google's Android operating system in the mobile phone market.

Chaplain: Denver-area church rejected gay memorial service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:00
DENVER (AP) — Family and friends of a recently deceased gay woman are upset after a Denver-area church that was about to host her memorial service refused to show a video that included images of the woman kissing her fiancee.

U.S. shippers cancel overnight loaders at California ports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 15:32

Cargo containers are ready for transportation at the Port of Los Angeles(Reuters) - Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they would no longer assign crews to load and unload cargo ships overnight at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach docks. The move comes a day after the Pacific Maritime Association said the region's five largest ports, including Los Angeles and Long Beach, had seen backups "approaching complete gridlock," as contentious contract talks with the dockworkers union have stalled. ...


Colorado group helps breast cancer survivors get tattoos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:32

In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, breast cancer survivor Mari Jankowski cries after seeing her new tattoo that covers a scar in West Allis, Wis. For women who have survived breast cancer, reconstructive surgery can be a first step toward looking like their old selves. The P.ink organization is helping some of those women with a step in their emotional healing - through tattoos to help conceal their scars. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — For women who have survived breast cancer, breast or nipple reconstruction can be a first step toward looking like their old selves. A Colorado organization is helping some of those women, and others who don't choose reconstruction, in their emotional healing — through tattoos to help conceal their scars.


Police: Another Albuquerque officer involved in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:09
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Just a day after a district attorney announced murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers, authorities said another city police officer shot and killed a man Tuesday night.

APNewsBreak: NYC jail guards use of force a record in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:07

FILE - In this this June 20, 2014, file photo, the Rikers Island jail complex stands in the foreground with the New York skyline in the background. In the midst of heightened scrutiny to reform New York City's jails, reports of violence by guards against inmates reached an all-time high in 2014, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City jail guards reported more use of force against inmates in 2014 than ever before — an average of 11 incidents a day ranging from pepper sprayings to punches — amid heightened scrutiny from federal prosecutors to clean up what they call a "deep-seated culture of violence."


Prosecutors detail assault as Vanderbilt University rape trial opens

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:05

Police booking photos of former Vanderbilt football players McKenzie, Vandenburg and Batey in NashvilleBy Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Prosecutors recounted graphic crime details on Tuesday at the opening of a trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players charged with raping a female student at the school in 2013. The woman was raped and sodomized by Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey while unconscious in Vandenburg's dorm room on the morning of June 23, 2013, Deputy District Attorney General Tom Thurman told the jury. Thurman added that Batey urinated on the victim while using racial slurs and the rape was recorded on a cell phone. ...


Navajo president sworn in despite losing re-election

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:51

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014, file photo, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly speaks about the importance of the Raytheon Dine Facility being apart of the Navajo Nation during the ground breaking ceremony for company's new $4.4 million, 33,000 square feet warehouse near Farmington, N.M. Shelly will be sworn in as president of the Navajo Nation on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, to continue as the tribe's top leader, even though he badly lost his re-election bid. That's because the presidency on the country's largest American Indian reservation is in limbo over a disputed election. Ben Shelly struck a deal with tribal lawmakers to remain president until the election dispute gets sorted out. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Alexa Rogals, File)The president of the Navajo Nation was sworn in Tuesday to continue as the tribe's top leader — even though he badly lost his re-election bid.


Motivated to ride a bike? Bike-share company changes name

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:06

A Citbike cyclist picks up his ride near Grand Central Terminal, background right, in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Now that it has moved from laid-back Portland, Oregon, to amped-up New York, the company that runs bike-sharing programs in New York, Chicago and other major cities is changing its name from Alta Bicycle Share to Motivate. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Now that it has moved from laid-back Portland, Oregon, to amped-up New York, the company that runs bike-sharing programs in New York, Chicago and other major cities is changing its name from Alta Bicycle Share to Motivate.


Protests disrupt Portland school board meet on racial segregation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:58
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A bid to reduce racial and economic segregation in Portland public schools was postponed on Tuesday when a group of protesters stormed a school board meeting and demanded more time to learn about the planned policy changes. The proposed change would limit transfers between schools, which white and affluent families have disproportionately used to remove their children from low-performing schools. School systems across the United States are increasingly segregated along racial and economic lines, 60 years after the U.S. ...

Gov. Chris Christie courts nation in State of the State address

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:48

Gov. Chris Christie courts nation in State of the State addressChris Christie delivered a State of the State speech Tuesday aimed at defining his record as New Jersey governor for a national audience.


AccuWeather: A Brush with Snow Showers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:41

 Cold Today, Touch of Snow SouthMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking the chance of some snow showers for southern parts of areas of our region on Wednesday morning.