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Graphic video of 'Suge' Knight crash still raises questions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 03:37

Attorney Mathew Fletcher, left, talks with his client Marion "Suge" Knight upon his arrival in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case on Monday, March 9, 2015, in Los Angeles, Calif. Knight is accused of striking two men with his pickup truck, killing one, during an altercation in a Compton parking lot in January.(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newly released video graphically depicts former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight running over two men with his pickup truck but leaves questions about an attack that he says forced him to speed away from the deadly crash.


Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 03:26

FILE- In this May 12, 2014 file photo, film director Randall Miller, left, takes the witness stand during a hearing before Chatham County Superior Court, Judge John Morse in Savannah, Ga. The director of a movie about musician Gregg Allman pleaded guilty Monday, March 9, 2015, in a train crash that killed a camera assistant and injured six film workers, and prosecutors in exchange dropped charges against his wife and business partner. As part of the plea deal, Director Randall Miller will spend two years in the county jail and another eight on probation on involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing charges. He also will pay a $20,000 fine. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)JESUP, Ga. (AP) — A year after a freight train plowed into crew members for a movie about singer Gregg Allman, killing a young camera assistant, the film's director was sentenced to two years in jail Monday as part of a plea deal.


School bus overturns in Lumberton, NJ

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

School bus overturns in Lumberton, NJPolice are investigating a school bus crash in Lumberton, Burlington County.


In Vermont, blotting an old stain on a town's reputation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 03:07

In this Feb. 27, 2015 photo, Doris McClintock holds a photograph of Orville Gibson and his wife, Evalyn, in Newbury, Vt. The prosperous but unpopular dairy farmer disappeared in the wee hours of New Year’s Eve 1957. It was widely accepted for decades that a small mob of drunken townspeople killed him and threw his body in the river. Judge Stephan Martin, who as a new lawyer in 1960 helped represent one of the accused, has published a book in which he argues Gibson killed himself, with some ingenuity and difficulty. (AP Photo)NEWBURY, Vt. (AP) — A macabre, decades-old secret hangs over this New England farm town hugging the Connecticut River. A retired judge thinks he has unlocked it.


Clairvoyant, cartoon buff nixed from theater shooting jury

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:57

FILE - In this June 4, 2013 file photo Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes appears in court in Centennial, Colo. Jury selection began in January, 2015, when more than 9,000 prospective jurors were summoned in what experts called the biggest jury pool in U.S. history. After filling out lengthy questionnaires, thousands were asked to return for individual questioning that began Feb. 11 and has so far yielded more than 50 people who can come back for still more screening. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, pool, file)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The process of assembling a jury to try James Holmes in the Colorado theater shooting that left 12 people dead and injured 70 has had moments ranging from the mundane to the surreal.


Man accused in Amtrak stabbing spree incompetent for trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:55
NILES, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing four people on an Amtrak train in southwestern Michigan has been found mentally incompetent for trial.

Rare leatherback sea turtle rescued on SC coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:37

Yawkey, a rare leatherback sea turtle that was found stranded on the South Carolina coast, is seen in a tank at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, S.C., Monday, March 9, 2015. Yawkey, who was found on Saturday in Georgetown County, S.C, is the first leatherback turtle known to have been stranded alive in the state. Because leatherbacks do not do well in captivity, the staff at the aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital want to treat the creature as quickly as possible and return it to the Atlantc Ocean. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A rare leatherback sea turtle, nicknamed Yawkey and weighing an estimated 500 pounds, was being treated at the South Carolina Aquarium on Monday after being rescued on a remote coastal beach - the first leatherback known to have been stranded alive in South Carolina.


U.S. top court agrees to review Florida death sentence process

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:34
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider an appeal filed by a convicted murderer serving on Florida's death row claiming the state's sentencing process in capital cases violates the U.S. Constitution. Timothy Hurst, who his lawyers say is mentally disabled, was sentenced to death for the 1998 murder of a manager at a Popeye's Fried Chicken restaurant in Pensacola where he worked. The Florida procedure violates the right to trial by jury guaranteed under the Constitution's Sixth Amendment based on a 2001 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, the lawyers argue. Hurst's lawyers also say the jury had to be unanimous when imposing a death sentence.

Tribes now free to prosecute non-Indians for certain crimes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:29
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes that meet certain criteria now have the authority to prosecute non-Indians for a limited set of domestic violence crimes, a shift supporters hope will reduce the high rate of violence on reservations.

PHOTOS: Amtrak train hits big rig, derails in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:25

 Amtrak train hits big rig, derails in North CarolinaAn Amtrak train bound for New York, with stops in major cities like Philadelphia, hit a big rig and derailed in North Carolina on Monday.


Court: Teen shouldn't face serious charges in school plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:18
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A teenager accused of plotting to kill his family and carry out an attack at a southern Minnesota school did not take substantial steps to carry out his plan and should not face charges of attempted murder, the state Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

Police agencies line up to learn about unconscious bias

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:17

In this Feb. 11, 2015, photo, veteran LAPD officers Don Wynne, left, and Anne Bozzi instruct dozens of unidentified Los Angeles Police Department officers learn to recognize unconscious prejudices and how they can impact behaviors on the street at a class at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The department, which expects to send more than 5,000 officers to the museum’s course in the next several years, is working to weave implicit bias lessons into existing training. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When law enforcement officers from around the U.S. visit the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles for training these days, they are faced with a choice between entering a door marked "prejudiced" and another marked "unprejudiced."


'Black Madam' convicted of 3rd-degree murder in British dancer's fatal buttocks injection

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:15
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 'Black Madam' convicted of 3rd-degree murder in British dancer's fatal buttocks injection.

RAW VIDEO: Amtrak train slams into truck in Halifax

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:12

 Amtrak train slams into truck in HalifaxAn Amtrak train collided with a tractor-trailer truck on the tracks at NC-903 and US-301 in Halifax Monday.


Woman who jumped from window with twins enters insanity plea

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:09
LYMAN, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman accused of jumping out a second-story window with her 4-month-old twins, killing one and severely injuring the other, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Correction: Children-Carbon Monoxide story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:04
TROY, Ohio (AP) — In a story March 1 about a carbon monoxide leak, The Associated Press, relying on information from a coroner, erroneously reported the last names and ages of two girls who died. They were 14-year-old Dejah Alexander-Bishop and 13-year-old Dionanna Alexander-Bishop, not 13-year-old Dejah Bishop and 14-year-old Dionanna Bishop. The AP, relying on information from police, also erroneously reported the age of a third child who died. Jakia Jones was 12, not 13.

Sheriff: Amtrak train collides with truck, partially derails in North Carolina; several hurt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:03
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff: Amtrak train collides with truck, partially derails in North Carolina; several hurt.

Director of Gregg Allman biopic pleads guilty in train crash death: AP

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:01
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - The director of a film about rock singer Gregg Allman pleaded guilty on Monday to involuntary manslaughter and trespassing charges stemming from a deadly train crash on the movie's set in Georgia, the Associated Press reported. "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller agreed to a plea deal that calls for two years in county jail and eight years of probation, as well as a $20,000 fine, the AP said. Prosecutors said they would drop charges against Jody Savin, Miller's wife and business partner, the AP said. Miller, Savin and executive producer Jay Sedrish were indicted on involuntary manslaughter and trespassing charges in the February 2014 death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, of Atlanta, during the filming of the biopic.

Philadelphia bound Amtrak train hit tractor-trailer, derails in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:00

Amtrak train headed to Philadelphia hits tractor-trailer, derails in North CarolinaAn Amtrak train bound for Philadelphia collided with a tractor-trailer on the tracks in Halifax, North Carolina on Monday, causing a derailment.


The bull market turns 6 after rising from financial crisis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 01:59

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, specialist Christian Sanfilippo works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Six years after the Standard & Poor's 500 index bottomed out at 676.53 on March 9, 2009, investors are enjoying one of the longest bull markets since the 1940s. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — In 2009 the stock market was filled with panic.