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US judge, wife describe his shooting outside Detroit home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 07:03

In this Oct. 29, 2009, file photo, U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Michigan Terrence Berg addresses the media in Detroit. Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt tells The Detroit News that Judge Terrence G. Berg was shot in the leg Thursday, March 5, 2015, near his house on the city's west side. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge who was shot as he retrieved a trash can at his Detroit home said the attack shows the city at its best and its worst.


2 fatal victims ID'd in Vineland triple shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 07:02

2 fatal victims ID'd in Vineland triple shootingAuthorities have identified the fatal victims in a triple shooting that killed two people and wounded a third.


Missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 06:54

Vigil held after missing Newtown Square teen Cayman Naib found deadThe family of missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib says the teen has been found dead.


Chicago's retired Cardinal George released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 06:31
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George is home after several days of evaluation at a hospital. He stopped treatment for cancer more than a month ago.

Thousands march on Selma, Alabama bridge to mark 'Bloody Sunday'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 06:19

People walk along the Edmund Pettus Bridge before the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march in SelmaBy Tami Chappelle SELMA, Ala. (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people paraded across a Selma, Alabama bridge on Sunday to commemorate the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" march, not waiting for dignitaries who had planned to lead them in marking the 50th anniversary of a turning point in the U.S. civil rights movement. Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965, took its name from the beating that roughly 600 peaceful civil rights activists sustained at the hands of white state troopers and police who attacked them with batons and sprayed them with tear gas. President Barack Obama visited Selma on Saturday and declared the work of the U.S. civil rights movement advanced but unfinished in the face of ongoing racial tensions. "Fifty years from Bloody Sunday, our march is not yet finished, but we're getting closer," said Obama, the first black president of the United States.


Visitors to Selma bring range of views, emotions to bridge

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 06:08
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The people who gathered Sunday in Selma, Alabama, have a range of reasons for crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which remains an enduring symbol of the struggle for civil rights a half-century after marchers were beaten by law officers. Here's a look at what happened this Sunday, as people gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 violence known as "Bloody Sunday":

More protests planned in Wisconsin capital after police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:59

A makeshift memorial pays tribute to a 19-year-old black man killed by police in Madison, WisconsinActivists plan more protests in Madison, Wisconsin, this week after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman, the latest in a string of killings that highlighted concerns of racial bias in U.S. law enforcement. Tony Robinson Jr., 19, was shot in Wisconsin's capital on Friday evening after Officer Matt Kenny responded to calls reporting a man was dodging cars in traffic and had battered another person, Police Chief Mike Koval said. Demonstrators marched on Saturday evening from the Capitol building to the neighborhood where Robinson was shot, carrying a banner reading "Black Lives Matter" and signs that read "Justice 4 Tony." The community group called Young, Black and Gifted plans a demonstration on Wednesday afternoon at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections building in Madison, according to the group's Facebook page. Last year, the deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City triggered a nationwide wave of demonstrations against the use of excessive force by law enforcement.


2 Coast Guard Academy cadets killed in Mercer County crash ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:55

2 Coast Guard Academy cadets killed in Mercer County crash ID'dTwo Coast Guard Academy cadets killed in a spring break car crash in New Jersey were international students from the Republic of Georgia, a spokesman said Sunday.


People allowed to return home after propane tank fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:51
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — People have been allowed to return home after a propane tank fire at a construction site in Colorado forced evacuations.

Inmate videos aim to reduce New York prison sexual assaults

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:41

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, inmates walk in a cell block at Coxsackie Correctional Facility in Coxsackie, N.Y. T.J. Parsell, a 54-year-old activist and filmmaker, who as a 17-year-old inmate was raped on his first day behind bars, has just completed videos instructing newcomers to New York state prisons on how to protect themselves from sexual assaults. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — On his first day in a Michigan prison for robbing a photo store with a toy gun, 17-year-old T.J. Parsell was dragged into an empty cell and gang-raped.


Homeless camp in Tucson grows amid legal battle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:24

In this Feb. 25, 2015 photo, Sonny Clenny, 29, sits near a “dream pod” in downtown Tucson, Ariz., at a park where protesters have made a permanent home. The protesters at Veinte de Agosto Park say the growing encampment on a small, one-acre green space is a way to combat city regulations they believe unfairly target the homeless. For city officials and business owners, it’s an eyesore that unfairly takes space away pedestrians and chases away visitors and tourists and their dollars. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Down the street from a row of trendy restaurants and boutiques, government workers scurry to work past dozens of wooden sleeping pods and tents. The growing camp in a Tucson city park near the highway exit that leads to a revitalized downtown is the scene of a pitched battle between city officials concerned with nurturing its core and protesters who say the city has unfairly criminalized homelessness.


Family: Missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:16

Missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib found deadThe family of missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib says the teen has been found dead.


Seal stranded on Maine snowbank needs some help getting home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 04:52

In this photo provided by the Wells, Maine Police Department, a seal is stranded on a snowbank in Wells on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Members of the Wells Police Department and the Marine Mammals of Maine organization rescued the seal and returned it to the waters of Wells Harbor. (AP Photo/Wells Police Department, Officer Kevin Schoff)WELLS, Maine (AP) — Humans aren't the only ones vexed by New England's high snowbanks.


Another confirmed case of rabies in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 04:44

Another confirmed case of rabies in Camden CountyHealth Department officials in Camden County are putting out an alert after another confirmed case of rabies.


Aaron Hernandez still flashes swagger, smile at murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 04:28

FILE - In this panel of 2015 file photos, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits in court during his murder trial in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez still flashes swagger and a smile during his trial. For the most part, he has appeared to pay close attention to what happened in the courtroom, even when it was dry and technical. On days when his relatives attend, Hernandez turns on the charm. (AP Photo/Pool, File)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez peers into a monitor as it displays evidence in his murder trial.


Hillary Clinton urges action to achieve women's equality

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 04:14

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to a crowd in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Clinton, a likely U.S. presidential candidate, is urging the world to take action and address "the great unfinished business of the 21st century" _ the achievement of equality for women that 189 nations called for at a groundbreaking U.N. conference 20 years ago. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Hillary Clinton, a likely U.S. presidential candidate, is urging the world to take action and address "the great unfinished business of the 21st century" — the achievement of equality for women that 189 nations called for at a groundbreaking U.N. conference 20 years ago.


Sources: Man killed, woman shot 8 times in West Philadelphia neighbor dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:59

 Man dead, woman shot 8 times in West Philadelphia neighbor disputeA man is dead and a woman is critical after a shooting in West Philadelphia that may have stemmed from an argument between neighbors.


2 Coast Guard Academy cadets killed in spring break crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:51
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Two Coast Guard Academy cadets killed in a spring break car crash in New Jersey were international students from the Republic of Georgia, a spokesman said Sunday.

Family: Missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib found dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:38

 Missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib found deadThe family of missing Newtown Square 8th grader Cayman Naib says the teen has been found dead.


Baby found alive in car 14 hours after car crashes into river

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 03:20

Baby found alive in car 14 hours after crash in riverA baby survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river after being strapped in a car seat upside-down for about 14 hours before being found by a fisherman.