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Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:27

A police officer creates a perimeter outside a home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Police say a man was found dead at the home of Andrew Getty, heir to Getty oil fortune. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.

Police: 4 dead in Tulsa home in apparent murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:25
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The bodies of four people, including two young boys, were discovered in a Tulsa home in what police suspect was a murder-suicide.

Victims' family at exec's crash sentencing: You're heartless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:19
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — Family members of a Vermont couple killed in a car crash were unflinching during a sentencing hearing Wednesday as they poured out their anger toward a New Hampshire man who admitted causing the wreck, which also killed their unborn fetus.

Key provisions of California's new water cuts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:15
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first mandatory, statewide water cutbacks by cities and towns as the state's nearly 40 million people head into a fourth summer of severe drought.

Suspect in violent attack shot by police in Hamilton Township

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:11

Suspect in violent attack shot by police in Hamilton TownshipPolice officers were forced to shoot a man who they say was violently attacking his parents with a knife in an apartment in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.

California governor orders statewide water cutbacks to combat drought

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:01

A boat paddle is shown on the bottom of the nearly dry Almaden Reservoir near San JoseBy Sharon Bernstein PHILLIPS, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown, in his most sweeping action to combat a devastating multi-year drought, ordered residents and businesses on Wednesday to cut water use by 25 percent in the first mandatory statewide reduction in California history. The move comes as California's snowpack, which generally provides about a third of the state's water, is at its lowest level on record in a sign the state's drought, now entering its fourth year, is far from over. We're just doing it through the different water districts." Brown said the state would develop rebate plans to help families and businesses remove a planned 50 million square feet (4.6 million square meters) of lawns, and replace old appliances with newer, more water-efficient models. Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the state Water Resources Control Board, said regulators would not hesitate to issue fines of up to $10,000 a day to water districts that do not succeed in implementing the cutbacks.

Student charged with sexual abuse at campus day care center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:56
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — A Bridgewater State University student accused of sexually abusing two preschool boys at a campus day care center where he worked has pleaded not guilty.

Advocate says Indiana woman's sentence for feticide alarming

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:56
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman received a 20-year sentence in the death of her premature infant, a punishment the head of a national advocacy group called cruel and a misuse of the state's feticide law.

Funeral arrangements set for slain Darby Borough police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:49

Funeral arrangements set for slain Darby Borough police officerFuneral arrangements are set for the Darby Borough police officer who was killed allegedly at the hands of his girlfriend inside his Glenolden home.

Duke University investigates noose found hanging on campus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:45

Duke students from left, Michaela Stith, Ashley Croker-Benn and Jasmine Roddey rally during a university-wide forum outside the Duke Chapel on campus Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Durham, N.C. Duke officials said Wednesday that they are trying to find out who hung a noose outside a building that houses several offices, including those focused on diversity. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Travis Long) MANDATORY CREDITDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung a rope noose from a tree, what the president of the elite Southern school described Wednesday as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents.

Phoenix police officer won't face charges in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:36
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer who shot an unarmed drug suspect will not face criminal charges.

2nd victim identified in New York City building explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:30
NEW YORK (AP) — The second person killed in a New York City building explosion last week has been identified.

Phoenix policeman won't face charges for shooting unarmed black man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:24
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - No criminal charges will be filed against a white Phoenix police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in December during what authorities described as a struggle, county prosecutors said on Wednesday. Prosecutors found that Officer Mark Rine was justified in using deadly force against Rumain Brisbon, said Jerry Cobb, a Maricopa County attorney spokesman. It was later learned that Brisbon was actually carrying a pill bottle in the struggle outside an apartment complex in Phoenix. Marci Kratter, the attorney for Brisbon’s family, said she was not surprised that Rine will not be held accountable.

Police: Gunman in medical office murder-suicide left a note

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:18

Medical personnel comfort each other after being evacuated by Fresno Police at the scene of a shooting at a medical clinic Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Fresno, Calif. A man and a woman were found dead after a shooting at the Eye Medical Clinic in downtown Fresno, police in central California said. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, John Walker)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who stormed a California medical office and shot the mother of his five children before turning the gun on himself left behind a suicide note filled with frustration over a property dispute, police said Wednesday.

Things to know about California's drought and water cuts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:05
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order on Wednesday for mandatory water conservation in cities and towns statewide means people inside and outside California will start feeling more of the pain of the state's four-year severe drought.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:01

This July 20, 2009 photo shows Dr. Salomon Melgen at his office in West Palm Beach, Fla. Federal prosecutors are moving toward charging a Florida eye doctor over his dealings with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department investigation into their relationship. The person said prosecutors are expected to bring charges against Melgen, whose medical offices were raided two years ago by federal authorities. Melgen has not been cooperating with prosecutors against Menendez, according to the person, who was not authorized to comment on the record about an ongoing federal investigation.(AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Hector Gabino)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:54

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a breakfast meeting, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Houston. A day after Sen. Ted Cruz announced he's seeking the Republican presidential nomination, Perry refused any discussion of how his fellow Texan's move affects his own anticipated White House run. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP's business wing with religious conservatives.

Police: Texas Mom left child in dumpster for hours after evening at spa

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:46

 Texas Mom left child in dumpster for hours after evening at spaDallas police say a woman was arrested after telling her 7-year-old daughter to hide in a trash bin outside a spa and then leaving her. The girl was found nearby 10 hours later.

Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in mother's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:44

Erich Milton Nowsch Jr., right, and Derrick Andrews appear in court Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Las Vegas. The two have been charged with the Feb. 12, 2014, fatal shooting of Tammy Meyers, 44, in a Las Vegas neighborhood cul-de-sac. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Vegas won't seek the death penalty in the shooting death of a mother of four in a case that authorities initially dubbed road rage, but later said may have resulted from a tragic chain of neighborhood coincidences and misperceptions.

Fraternity questions allegations made in lawsuits in death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:11
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The legal counsel for a fraternity named in two lawsuits stemming from the death of a pledge at Clemson University says some of the allegations made against Sigma Phi Epsilon have not been substantiated.