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Bus carrying college bowling team overturns in Indiana

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:01

A tour bus that overturned on southbound I-65 in southern Indiana lays on it's side in Henryille, Ind., Thursday, March 12, 2015. The bus was carrying members of the Fort Wayne Indiana Tech men and women's bowling teams and their coaches and crashed en route to a tournament in Tennessee. Clark County coroner Terry Conway said there were no fatalities at the crash scene, but multiple people were taken to hospitals. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Philip Andrews) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; NO ARCHIVE; MANDATORY CREDITHENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A bus carrying members of a college bowling team crashed Thursday morning along a southern Indiana highway while en route to a tournament in Tennessee, injuring 21 people, two of them seriously, officials said.

California gives extra year to adjust to Common Core tests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 04:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is giving schools at least one year to breathe easy before they are held accountable for results on new tests aligned to the Common Core standards.

Girl arrested after brawl in New York fast-food restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:55
A New York City girl was arrested on Thursday after allegedly leading an attack on another girl in a brawl at a McDonald's restaurant that was captured on video and widely viewed on the Internet, police said. The two-and-a-half minute video, posted on YouTube, shows a group of girls punching another girl as a cheering crowd encircles them in the Brooklyn restaurant. The video shows the victim falling to the floor and then getting kicked and stomped. The alleged leader of the attack was arrested on Thursday, according to a New York Police Department spokesman.

US government asks for end to hold on immigration action

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:51
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday asked an appeals court to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, arguing it can't wait for the judge who blocked the action to make a ruling on a similar request.

Calls for police accountability in death of naked man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:50

Jakalia Brown, left, comforts Shakia Pennis during a demonstration against the shooting death of Anthony Hill by a police officer, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Decatur, Ga. A police officer responding to reports of a suspicious person knocking on doors and crawling on the ground naked at an apartment complex Monday just outside Atlanta fatally shot Hill. Officer Robert Olsen shot Hill twice when the man began running toward him and didn't stop when ordered, DeKalb County Chief of Police Cedric Alexander told reporters Monday. No weapon was found, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting. (AP Photo/David Goldman)DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Residents in the Atlanta area are adding their voices to a nationwide chorus of calls for increased police accountability after an unarmed, naked man was fatally shot by an officer responding to a complaint of a suspicious person at an apartment complex.

FEMA sets up review process for Sandy flood insurance claims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:29
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to provide Superstorm Sandy victims who think their insurance claims were not fairly paid out a chance for a review.

Ala. agency closes abuse complaint regarding Harper Lee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:26
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama official says a state agency closed an inquiry into whether the deal to publish Harper Lee's upcoming novel involved financial fraud.

Man who subdued gunman in 2011 Arizona shooting rampage dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:21
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A man hailed as a hero for tackling a gunman outside an Arizona grocery store in a 2011 shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others has died, friends said on Thursday. Bill Badger, a retired Army colonel who was wounded in the shooting spree in the supermarket parking lot on Jan. 8, 2011, died on Wednesday at age 78 in Tucson, Arizona. Badger succumbed to pneumonia at the Tucson Medical Center after being in failing health for several weeks, his wife, Sallie Badger, told the Arizona Daily Star.

Request for help in 1971 murder case spurs court filing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:14
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fugitive living in Cuba wants decades-old charges accusing him of killing a New Mexico police officer dismissed on grounds that Gov. Susana Martinez has politicized the case.

U.S. naval historian's grandson pleads guilty to stealing records

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:12
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Navy intelligence analyst Samuel L. Morison, who received a presidential pardon in 2001 after being convicted of passing secret ship photos to a British publication, pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing records related to his naval historian grandfather. Samuel L. Morison, 70, of Crofton, Maryland, entered the guilty plea in Baltimore's U.S. District Court to theft of government property and was sentenced to two years of probation, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement. Morison was accused in June 2014 of offering to sell to a bookstore owner U.S. records relating to the work of his late grandfather, Pulitzer Prize-winning naval historian Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, during World War Two. President Franklin Roosevelt had assigned the elder Morison to write a history of U.S. wartime naval operations.

Some remains found in crash of military helicopter in Florida that killed 11

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:10

Shirley Walker reacts to seeing unidentified debris washed up as rescue crews search waters for a missing helicopter near PensacolaSearch teams found the wreckage of an Army Black Hawk helicopter reported missing during a training mission off Florida's Gulf Coast and were working to locate the bodies of 11 service members killed in the crash, U.S. officials said on Thursday. “At this point we are not hopeful for survivors, and we are transitioning our search and rescue operation to a recovery and safety investigation,” Air Force Colonel Monte Cannon told a news conference in Navarre, Florida. Seven Marines and four soldiers were on the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that plunged into the Santa Rosa Sound along the Florida Panhandle during a training exercise in foggy conditions Tuesday night. The Louisiana National Guard said on Thursday that two of the soldiers' bodies had been recovered and the other two were likely still underwater in the wrecked aircraft.

Child illegal migration to U.S. slows but still flowing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:09
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rush of Central American children entering the United States illegally has eased from last year's crisis levels but remains brisk, according to new government data, and immigration experts fear the onset of warm weather could bring another surge. More than 68,000 children traveling without parents, mainly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, were detained last year for entering the United States without immigration documents. "The situation has improved significantly," said Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Marsha Catran.

Palestinian activist sentenced to 18 months for U.S. immigration fraud

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:08
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - A Palestinian activist was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday for immigration fraud for failing to tell U.S. authorities that she had been imprisoned in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 67, also will be deported after serving her sentence as a result of last year's conviction in a Detroit federal court of unlawful procurement of naturalization. Before sentencing, Odeh had told U.S. District Court Judge Gershwin Drain, "I'm not a terrorist. I'm not a bad woman." But Drain said the offense is about lying to federal immigration official and under oath, and denied defense claims that the prosecution was political.

Fallen Marines remembered as dedicated, loving by relatives

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 03:07

Associated pastor Trey Rose holds up his hand as a candlelight memorial service honoring victims in an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash is held Wednesday evening, March 11, 2015, at Navarre First Assembly of God in Navarre, Fla. Simultaneously, the search was continuing for any survivors after the Tuesday night crash off the Florida Panhandle. Seven Marines and four members of the Louisiana National Guard were on a routine nighttime training mission at Eglin Air Force Base. (AP Photo/, Mike Brantley)The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida was carrying seven Marines from Special Operations Command forces based in North Carolina, and four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. All are presumed dead.

Man once convicted of spying pleads guilty to document theft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:59
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man whose espionage conviction made headlines in the 1980s acknowledged a more common crime Thursday: theft.

Lawyer: Convicting nun, others in nuke case was overreach

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:57
CINCINNATI (AP) — Catholic peace activists, including an 85-year-old nun, who painted slogans and splashed blood on a Tennessee bunker storing much of this country's bomb-grade uranium want an appeals court to overturn their sabotage convictions.

U.S. exports at risk as bird flu hits heart of poultry country

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:50

Chickens feed from a row of feed bins at C&A Farms in Fairmont, North CarolinaBy Tom Polansek and P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Importers of U.S. poultry, including top chicken buyer Mexico, on Thursday widened trade restrictions after bird flu was found in the heart of America's poultry region a day earlier. Major producers, which saw their share prices sink on Wednesday, worked to distance themselves from the infection in Arkansas. Meat company JBS SA said the virus would have little to no financial impact on the company and Sanderson Farms Inc assured investors that none of its flocks had been affected. The U.S. government on Wednesday confirmed the infection of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu in turkeys in Arkansas, home to Tyson Foods Inc, the world's biggest chicken company.

Military: 2 soldiers' bodies recovered from helicopter wreck

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:50
NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Divers have found the military helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing seven elite Marines and four experienced soldiers. More bad weather Thursday delayed the recovery of bodies and the flight recorder from wreckage 25 feet deep.

Lawyers: Cleveland officer lawfully fired last of 137 shots

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:49

In this Dec. 17, 2014 photo, suspended Cleveland Police patrolman Michael Brelo, center, watches during a court hearing in Cleveland. A motion filed Tuesday, March 10, 2015, asks a Cuyahoga County judge in Cleveland to dismiss two voluntary manslaughter charges against 30-year-old Brelo. The attorneys argue that Brelo is immune from prosecution because he believed his life was in danger when he jumped on the hood of the suspects’ car and fired as many as 15 rounds through the windshield following a high-speed chase in November 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — Charges against a police officer who jumped on the hood of a car and fired the final rounds of a 137-shot barrage that killed a pair of unarmed suspects should be dismissed because he believed his life was in danger, his attorneys said.

Study: Conservatives say they're happy, but liberals show it

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:48

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conservatives say they are happier, but liberals show more cheer in smiles, word choice and even emoticon use, claims a new scientific study that is already being questioned by other researchers. That’s not the feeling at the office of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., where a sign above the congressman’s door reads “Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun.” (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives say they are happier, but liberals show more cheer in smiles, word choice and even emoticon use, claims a new scientific study.