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Man gets prison for killing brother-in-law for pulling beard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:31
WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man will spend 14 to 28 years in prison for killing his brother-in-law after the other man pulled his beard while both were drinking.

Police: Suspect dead, officer injured in Cleveland shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:25
CLEVELAND (AP) — A 64-year-old man was fatally shot by Cleveland police early Wednesday after authorities say he exchanged gunfire with officers and shot an officer in his ballistic vest.

Siblings who stopped man from kidnapping brother speak out

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:19

Siblings who stopped man from kidnapping brother speak outAn 8- and 10-year-old recall the man who tried to befriend them and then took off with their little brother, but they chased after him.


Man denies pointing laser that hurt pilots' eyes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:11
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man "vehemently denies" pointing a laser that injured the eyes of several pilots, including two in a police helicopter, according to his lawyer.

News Guide: 11 servicemen presumed dead in helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 21:51
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Seven Marines and four soldiers were presumed dead Wednesday after an Army Blackhawk helicopter crashed over the water during a night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle. Here's an overview of what happened.

Police investigate CVS robbery in Lawncrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 21:48

Police investigate CVS robbery in LawncrestPolice are searching for a suspect who held up a CVS store in the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia.


All 11 service members presumed dead after Florida crash: official

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 21:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven U.S. service members are presumed dead following a helicopter crash near a military base in Florida overnight, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Writing by Susan Heavey; editing by Doina Chiacu)

Man who killed 'American Sniper' sent to Texas prison psychiatric unit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 21:42

File photo of Eddie Ray Routh walking into court for a pretrial motion hearing in Stephenville, TexasBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The man convicted last month of murdering former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the movie "American Sniper," has been transferred to Texas prison psychiatric unit, officials said on Wednesday. Eddie Ray Routh, 27, a former U.S. Marine, was found guilty on Feb. 24 of fatally shooting Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield multiple times at a gun range about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Fort Worth in February 2013. Routh was sentenced by a Texas judge to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He was transferred this week to the Jester IV unit, a psychiatric facility in Richmond, prison officials said.


Police: Man found sleeping in home of woman he kidnapped

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 21:32
RUSSELL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New York man is back in jail after he was found sleeping in the home of a woman he's accused of kidnapping last fall.

Report: Frat pledges did exercises 3 times a day for 22 days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 21:24
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say members of a Syracuse University fraternity had three pledges doing exercises indoors three times a day for weeks before one of the pledges nearly lost some of his fingers to frostbite after an outdoor hazing stunt.

WWII skiers-turned-soldiers meet servicemen slope side

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 20:40

CORRECTS THE RACE WAS NOT A CHARITY RACE - In this photo taken Saturday March 7, 2015, WWII 10th Mountain Division veteran Nelson Bennett of Yakima, Wa., waves to a crowd as they sing Happy Birthday to him at the Cranmore Mountain ski area in North Conway, N.H. The 100 year old Bennett joined former and current members of the division at a ski race. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Given the choice between turning soldiers into skiers or skiers into soldiers during World War II, the U.S. government decided the latter was easier. And anyone who watched 91-year-old veteran Richard Calvert easily outpace a bunch of young servicemen in New Hampshire last weekend likely would agree.


Big rig separates, crashes, flips on NJ Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 20:38

Big rig separates, crashes, flips on NJ TurnpikeA partially overturned tractor-trailer slowed traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike in Burlington County.


Maker of kids' Tylenol pleads guilty over metal particles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 20:36

Maker of kids' Tylenol pleads guilty over metal particlesA subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge that it sold over­-the-­counter infant's and children's liquid medicine containing metal particles.


7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after helicopter crashes in Florida Panhandle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:37

7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after helicopter crashes in Florida PanhandleSeven Marines and four soldiers were missing Wednesday after a helicopter crashed over the water on the Florida Panhandle during a routine night training exercise, and officials said heavy fog was hampering search efforts.


Parents: Frat Member in Racist Chant 'Made a Horrible Mistake'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:06
Student's parents say their son "is not a racist."

New Jersey worst state for public pension funding: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:04
New Jersey underfunded its public pension system more than any other U.S. state for more than a decade, according to a study to be released later on Wednesday. From fiscal year 2001 through 2013, the Garden State paid on average just 38 percent of what it was supposed to have contributed annually into its system, according to the report by the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. The study covered 112 statewide and state-sponsored public pension plans, which together account for more than 80 percent of all U.S. public pension assets and participants, the group said.

Family: Iraqi man killed in Texas sought to improve his life

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:58

This undated photo provided by Zahraa Atlaie shows Atlaie, left, and her husband Ahmed Al-Jumaili. The Iraqi man who fled the violent grip of militants in his homeland had come to Dallas to reunite with his wife and improve his lot in life before he was fatally shot while taking photos of his first snowfall, his father-in-law said. Dallas police Maj. Jeff Cotner says investigators are searching for four men in their late teens or early 20s seen on surveillance video walking from the complex Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Zahraa Atlaie)DALLAS (AP) — An Iraqi man who fled violence in his homeland to reunite with his wife in the United States had been in Texas just three weeks when he was fatally shot while taking photos of his first snowfall, his father-in-law said.


Son of Boston minister charged in shooting stands by dad

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:51
BOSTON (AP) — The son of a Boston minister and former public high school employee charged with shooting a 17-year-old student calls the allegations against his father "nonsense."

Family seeks criminal charges in death of fallen firefighter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:47

Family seeks criminal charges in death of fallen firefighterOn the heels of an unauthorized release of an internal fire report, the family of fallen firefighter Joyce Craig is speaking out only to Action News.


Suspicious car fire in Chester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:15

Suspicious car fire in Chester, Pa.Police are investigating a suspicious car fire in Chester, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning.