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Fmr. New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 22:50

Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murderFormer New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in a deadly late-night shooting.


Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 22:49

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, following a Senate policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.


Teacher: Students asked about writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 22:49
ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A suspended New Jersey teacher said her third-grade class asked about writing "get well" letters to a sick inmate convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer, but Marylin Zuniga apologized for publicizing the effort online.

Fmr. New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez found guilty of murder in first degree

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 22:29

Fmr. New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murderFormer New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of murder in the first degree.


Gravestone of Hillary Clinton's dad toppled in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 22:19

Gravestone of Hillary Clinton's dad toppled in PennsylvaniaThe gravestone of Hillary Rodham Clinton's father has been found toppled over at a Pennsylvania cemetery.


Crane tips on Monroe Twp., New Jersey road; may fall over

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 22:00

Crane tips on Monroe Twp., New Jersey road; may fall overA crane has partially tipped over on a road in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, and it is in danger of falling.


Colorado theater shooting jurors include Columbine survivor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:55

In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes is seated in court in Centennial, Colo. Jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case enters its final stage Monday, April 13, 2015 when attorneys begin questioning prospective jurors as a large group. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will whittle 115 remaining candidates down to 12 jurors and 12 alternates serve in the months-long trial of Holmes. Opening statements are scheduled for April 27. (Andy Cross,/Pool Photo via AP, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A union plumber, a schoolteacher and a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre were among the 19 women and five men chosen as jurors in the death penalty trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.


Chlorine leak forces evacuation in Trenton, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:39

Chlorine leak forces evacuation in Trenton, N.J.A chlorine leak forced the evacuation of a building in Trenton Wednesday morning.


Document co. to develop digital archive for Lincoln papers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — An effort to find and digitize all of President Abraham Lincoln's papers is getting a boost from document storage company Iron Mountain Inc.

Boston marks somber second anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:32
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston marked the second anniversary of the deadly attack on its annual marathon on Wednesday with a quiet ceremony at the site where three died, unveiling a pair of banners marked with a heart. Mayor Marty Walsh joined a group of survivors of the April 15, 2013, blasts, including Jane and Henry Richard, whose 8-year-old brother Martin was the youngest killed, as well as Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs. Some 264 people, including spectators, volunteers at runners at the Boston Marathon were injured. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, who seek to make sense of that awful day," said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Right-wing group blamed in leak of U.S. officials' home addresses: CBS

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:31
U.S. authorities are investigating the online leak of home addresses of senior officials and former officials from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies, CBS News reported on Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security confirmed the leak but would not elaborate on who was affected or how many addresses had been leaked. DHS will adjust security measures, as appropriate, to protect our employees," said Homeland Security spokeswoman Marsha Catron.

Fire damages home in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:31

Fire damages home in BensalemFire has damaged a home in Bucks County.


Lawyer: Passenger heard Taser, shots when Scott killed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:24
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for a man in the car with Walter Scott before Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer said Wednesday his client heard the crackle of a Taser and shots fired but didn't see the incident.

Man shot multiple times in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:22

Man shot multiple times in WilmingtonWilmington police are investigating a shooting that left a man in critical condition.


Tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father knocked over: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:19
(Reuters) - Police in Pennsylvania said on Tuesday that the tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father had been knocked over in a possible case of vandalism, the Scranton Times-Tribune newspaper reported, days after she announced her presidential bid. A person at the Washburn Street Cemetery reported that the gravestone of Hugh Rodham had been overturned, Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano told the newspaper. The police department in Scranton could not immediately be reached for comment. Hillary Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as the Democratic front-runner, revealed her candidacy on Sunday.

Vassar ruling highlights sex-assault reporting questions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:03
NEW YORK (AP) — After a night of heavy drinking and sex in 2012, two Vassar College students traded Facebook messages suggesting the encounter was consensual. "I'm really sorry I led you on," the woman wrote, adding, "I had a wonderful time last night."

80-year-old Alabama grandfather goes to prom for first time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:20
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An 80-year-old grandfather in northern Alabama has experienced his first high school prom after going as his granddaughter's date.

Spring Break madness cure: Stop the 'beer, vomit and urine'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:06

This combo made from booking photos from the Bay County Sheriff's Office shows Troy University students Delonte' Martistee, 22, left, and Ryan Austin Calhoun, 23. Martistee and Calhoun were arrested Friday, April 10, 2015 and charged with sexually attacking a woman on a crowded Florida beach filled with spring break revelers who apparently did nothing to stop it, authorities said. (Bay County Sheriff's Office via News Herald via AP)PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tourism officials who survived Florida's other Spring Break fevers are ready to help Panama City Beach out of the horror show that led to a woman being sexually assaulted on the sand as hundreds of revelers looked on.


How Hernandez deliberations stack up against other trials

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:02

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in Los Angeles. At left is lawyer F. Lee Bailey and at right is attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. Jurors in the 8 ½-month-long murder trial in deliberated for less than four hours before finding Simpson not guilty of killing his ex-wife and her friend. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Myung J. Chun, Pool, File)Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are set to resume deliberations for a seventh day on Wednesday, after having spent nearly 35 hours considering the evidence.


Video shows Arizona officer ramming into robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:44

In this Feb. 19, 2015, frame from a dash cam video provided by the Marana Police Department, a police vehicle nears Mario Valencia in Marana, Ariz. Dramatic dash cam video released Tuesday, April 14 shows a police officer using his cruiser to ram the armed suspect, Valencia, sending him flying in the air before the car smashes into a wall. Valencia survived the crash, and prosecutors cleared the officer of any wrongdoing. (Marana Police Department via AP)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dramatic dash-cam video shows a police officer in a Tucson suburb using his cruiser to ram an armed suspect, sending him flying in the air before the car smashes into a wall.