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Jury selection begins in Alabama girl's running death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:38
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she collapsed and died.

Doctor: Girl thought horror character would hurt her family

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:31
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for one of two young Wisconsin girls accused of repeatedly stabbing their classmate to please a fictional horror character is trying to convince a judge the child acted in self-defense.

Vape 'em if you got 'em: Jails sell e-cigarettes to inmates

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:30

This Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 photo shows CrossBar brand electronic cigarettes in Cleveland. Jamie Mosley, jail administrator of the Laurel County Correctional Center in London, Ky., developed the CrossBar brand of electronic cigarettes that is sold to many jails around the country. Mosley says the products are designed especially for jails and are made out of soft clear plastic to help prevent inmates from fashioning weapons out of them. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CINCINNATI (AP) — E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts urge tighter control over the devices, especially in public buildings.


Man arrested for making bomb threat at Islamic center in Texas capital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:03
A man in his 50s was arrested for making threats on Tuesday to bomb an Islamic center in Austin and a restaurant specializing in Middle Eastern food, Austin police said. "Our bomb squad responded and cleared both sites," said Jennifer Herber, a spokeswoman for the Austin police, adding the man may be mentally disturbed The Austin threat came about a week after a gunman shot dead three young Muslims near the University of North Carolina, riling Muslim activists who have demanded that U.S. state and federal authorities investigate the detained suspect for possible hate crimes.

Grandmother drops 2 kids out window to safety in Nevada fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:56
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada woman is credited with saving her two grandchildren from a fire by dropping them from a second-story window into the arms of a police officer and the children's grandfather below.

Correction: Visa-Travel Tracker story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:47

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2008 file photo, a cardholder poses with his Visa credit card, in Springfield, Ill. In an effort to combat credit card fraud, the payment processor Visa on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 said it will be rolling out a product next month that will track credit card users on their smart phones. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — In a Feb. 13 story about Visa's new anti-fraud software, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one of the privacy experts quoted.


Police: Man dies chasing gunman who shot younger brother

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:47
DELANO, Calif. (AP) — Central California authorities say a man was seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting and his older brother died in a car crash while trying to chase down the gunman.

Icy storm pummels eastern United States, more cold to come

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:44

Pedestrians walk along snow covered, MBTA subway rails on Commonwealth Avenue in BostonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadly winter storm paralyzed much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling transit and shutting down federal offices in Washington, and forecasters warned of the worst cold in two decades from another arctic front this week. States of emergency were declared in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and the District of Columbia. The federal government shut down after about 5 inches (13 cm) of snow fell in Washington, and schools were canceled throughout the area and in much of North Carolina. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory urged residents to stay off ice-covered roads.


Former Florida clinic owner gets four years prison in baseball doping case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:37
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The owner of a Florida business at the heart of a steroid scandal that led to the suspension of Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for supplying performance-enhancing drugs. Anthony Bosch, 51, pleaded guilty in October to conspiring to distribute testosterone. On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Darrin Gayles described the owner of the now-defunct anti-aging Biogenesis clinic as the mastermind of an operation that supplied testosterone and other substances to high school and professional athletes. "He was the person who recruited others to assist him," the judge said during a hearing in the Southern District of Florida in Miami.

Police: NJ man created ice on road trying to hide DUI

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:29

 NJ man created ice on road trying to hide DUINew Jersey police say a man poured water on a freezing road to try to make it look like black ice rather than drunk driving was the cause of a car crash.


Frontier offers $29 sale in conjunction with 4 new destinations from Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:24

Frontier offers $29 sale in conjunction with 4 new destinations from ChicagoFrontier Airlines has announced it is bringing more flights to Chicago with new non-stop service between O'Hare and Austin, Texas; Los Angeles; San Francisco and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.


NYC mayor takes new tack after latest grand jury decision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:16
NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were black men killed by New York City police officers. Although both deaths provoked anger in the city's minority communities and renewed debate about policing in the nation's largest city, the grand juries in each case brought different outcomes, with one officer indicted, one not.

Trial starts for terror suspect accused in US, Europe plots

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:16

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013 file image, Abid Naseer, second from left, is arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court where he pleaded not guilty through his attorney Steven Brounstein, center, to terrorism charges in an alleged al-Qaida plot against the New York City subways. Second from right is Assistant U.S. Attorney Zainab Ahmad. Naseer is expected to give an opening statement Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in federal court in New York City. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani defendant in a U.S. terrorism trial was part of a broad al-Qaida conspiracy to attack targets in England, New York City and Denmark, a prosecutor said Tuesday.


Montana community turns away teen with troubled past

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:14

In this Jan. 28, 2015 photo, an American flag and a Montana state flag fly in front of Harrison High School, in Harrison, Mont. Harrison High School in 2013 banned a student after he brought two handguns to school. Now, after that student has served a year in a juvenile facility and received two years of counseling, the child's parents are having a hard time finding a school in the state that will accept their child, now 16, and who they say has changed for the better. (AP Photo/Alison Noon)HARRISON, Mont. (AP) — After Spencer Ore was banned from a Montana high school in 2013 for bringing two pistols to campus and was accused of making threats, his parents sought help with the hope that one day he would reintegrate into society.


Bella, a bulldog missing 2 years, reunited with family in NY

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 00:12
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A bulldog named Bella who disappeared two years ago has been reunited with her family in New York.

4-year-old crashes car in Ocean Twp., New Jersey; dad charged with child endangerment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:59

4-year-old crashes car in Ocean Twp., New Jersey; dad charged with child endangermentA father from New Jersey is facing charges after police say his 4-year-old son crashed the family car into a brick wall.


Some SEPTA routes detoured due to snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:56

Some SEPTA routes detoured due to snowSeveral SEPTA routes are detoured or delayed today due to snow.


Amtrak train loses power, strands riders near Lancaster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:47

Amtrak train loses power, strands riders near LancasterA Harrisburg-bound Amtrak train lost power near Lancaster, leaving passengers stranded without heat or light for more than an hour.


Growing pains: Oil boom turns prairie school to melting pot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:42
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Every morning as principal Brad Foss arrives at his school — after just a 60-second commute — he's reminded of oil's giant footprint in this town.

Homeless man found dead in tent in New Jersey woods

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:37

Homeless man found dead in tent in New Jersey woodsNew Jersey officials say a homeless man was found dead in a tent on a frigid day.