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Senate bill would decriminalize medical marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 05:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three senators are introducing a bill to remove federal prohibitions on medical marijuana in states where it is already legal.

Oklahoma University shuts 'disgraceful' fraternity for racist video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 05:29
By Heide Brandes NORMAN, Okla. (Reuters) - The University of Oklahoma closed a fraternity linked to a video of students singing racial epithets, ordered its members to move out of the house and labeled the actions of those involved "disgraceful." "Effective immediately, all ties and affiliations between the university and the local SAE (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) chapter are hereby severed," University President David Boren said on Monday. In the 10-second video posted online on Sunday and replayed by media outlets, students on a bus chanted in unison, using offensive language referring to blacks and vowing to never admit them into the fraternity. It was not immediately clear when the video of students on a bus chartered for a date night was taped.

German government backs end-to-end encryption for email

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 05:26
BERLIN (AP) — Users of an email service backed by the German government will soon be able to rely on strong encryption of the kind that used to be the preserve of geeks and hackers, officials said Monday.

AccuWeather: Icy Patches This Morning, Rain Late Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 05:25

 Icy Patches This Morning, Rain Late TuesdayMeteorologist David Murphy says some spotty freezing drizzle is possible this morning. Otherwise, the week looks mild and mainly nice.


Police cruiser hits home in Winslow Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 05:21

Police cruiser hits home in Winslow Twp., N.J.A Winslow Township Police cruiser veered into a home Monday afternoon.


Man on trial for attempted murder of Philadelphia police officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 05:16

Man on trial for attempted murder of Philadelphia police officerJurors have gone home for the day without a verdict in the trial of a man charged with trying to kill a Philadelphia police officer.


Flight crew cite brake problem in Delta NYC accident: NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:48

Delta flight 1086 is seen after it slid off the runway upon landing at New York's LaGuardia AirportA brake problem may have caused a Delta Air Lines Inc jet to skid off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport last week, according to testimony from the flight's crew, federal safety investigators said Monday. The auto brakes were set to "max," but the crew "did not sense any wheel brake deceleration" before the plane crashed into a fence, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement. Another MD-88 aircraft operated by Delta landed on the same runway 3 minutes prior to the plane that crashed, the crew of which described the braking action on the runway as "good," the agency said. Still, the National Transportation Safety Board said it is examining the weather conditions at the time of the accident.


WWII veteran, 89, receives belated Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:46

World War II veteran Alfred Bettencourt, left of Cranston, R.I., smiles as he arrives at his surprise medal ceremony Monday, March 9, 2015, in Johnston, R.I. Bettencourt was wounded in France but didn't receive the Purple Heart until now because his records were lost. Cranston fire Captain Chuck Pollock, right, helped Bettencourt recover his records. (AP Photo/Amy Anthony)JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — A World War II veteran from Rhode Island finally received the military honors he earned in combat while in the Army.


Medical examiner: Cayman Naib died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:40

 Cayman Naib died of self-inflicted gunshot woundThe Delaware County medical examiner has ruled that Cayman Naib, the missing Newtown Square teen found dead Sunday, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Officials: 40 hurt when Amtrak train collides with truck; no life-threatening injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:36
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials: 40 hurt when Amtrak train collides with truck; no life-threatening injuries.

Home surveillance shows Aaron Hernandez night of killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:34

Babysitter Jennifer Fortier testifies during the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez Monday, March 9, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Ma. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Home surveillance video played for jurors Monday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez shows him holding what prosecutors say is a gun and leaving his house with two co-defendants hours before the killing.


Sources: Cayman Naib died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:32

 Cayman Naib died of self-inflicted gunshot woundSources tell Action News that Cayman Naib, the missing Newtown Square teen found dead Sunday, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Maryland man charged with shooting at drivers denied bail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:29

FILE - This undated file image provided by the Anne Arundel County Police Department shows the booking photo of Hong Young. Young appeared via video at a bond hearing Monday, March 9, 2015, in Anne Arundel County District Court, where a judge denied bail for him, as Young has been charged with shooting at five public places in Maryland, including a National Security Agency building. (AP Photo/Anne Arundel County Police Department, File)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Bail was denied Monday for the man charged with shooting at five public places in Maryland, including a National Security Agency building.


Vigil planned for tonight as community mourns Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:25

Vigil planned for tonight as community mourns Philadelphia Police Officer Robert WilsonCommunity members are holding a candlelight vigil Monday night to remember slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III.


'You're on fire': witness recalls Boston blast aftermath

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:23

Boston Marathon bombing suspect's trial beginsBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Moments after being blasted into the air "like a rocket" in the Boston Marathon bombing, nurse Jessica Kensky saw that her husband's leg had been blown off and leaped into action, struggling to put a tourniquet on him, she testified on Monday. Running on adrenaline, she did not realize the blast from one of the two homemade pressure-cooker bombs had set her back on fire, Kensky told jurors in the third day of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's federal trial in Boston. "A man came over as I was trying to fumble to put a tourniquet on Patrick and said, 'Ma'am you're on fire, you're on fire.'" Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of killing three people and injuring 264, including Kensky, at the famed race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013. She and her husband, Patrick Downes, were taken to separate hospitals and did not see each other for two weeks until a volunteer medical crew brought her to visit him.


School remembers Cayman Naib, offers grief counselors for classmates

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:23

 Cayman Naib died of self-inflicted gunshot woundStudents arrived at the Shipley School with heavy hearts Monday morning, a day after 13-year-old Cayman Naib was found dead.


Milder weather brings relief to winter weary New Englanders

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:21

Pedestrians and dogs walk along a wet sidewalk lined with melting snow in Boston, Monday, March 9, 2015. All those towering snowbanks already are starting to shrink. For Boston area residents, it’s a welcome change after February’s frigid temperatures, relentless snows and nightmare commutes. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — New England is going from the Big Snow to the Big Melt.


Padge Windslowe guilty in buttocks-enhancement death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:20

Padge Windslowe guilty in buttocks-enhancement deathPadge Windslowe has been found guilty of 3rd degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of a dancer who got silicone injections at a hotel to enhance her buttocks.


Man accused of threatening to shoot neighbors over TV volume

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:04
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been accused of threatening to shoot his neighbors if they didn't turn down their TV.

Bid to build Obama library in Chicago clears crucial hurdle

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 04:00
CHICAGO (AP) — The plan to give Chicago control over two pieces of park land on the city's South Side so that Barack Obama can choose one as the site for his presidential library has taken a big step forward.