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Man charged in Virginia student's slaying appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:45

Sheriff's deputies guard a van carrying Jesse Matthew Jr. after a hearing at the Albemarle County Circuit Court in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The judge agreed to delay the trial, as well as allow the defense to hire a DNA expert. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The parents of a slain University of Virginia student watched from the second row of a courtroom Wednesday as a judge agreed to delay the trial of the man facing murder charges in the case.


Sheriff: Gold heist from armored truck suspicious; guards not currently considered suspects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:44
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff: Gold heist from armored truck suspicious; guards not currently considered suspects.

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:41

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police forceThe Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices.


A closer look at community of Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:38
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A closer look at the community of Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed:

Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest in Dover

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:36

Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest in DoverDover police say a traffic stop and pursuit led to a heroin arrest.


6 years for wife who set man on fire in weed killer dispute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:35
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for dousing her husband with gasoline and setting him on fire during an argument over weed killer.

Vietnamese man pleads not guilty in U.S. court to aiding Yemen militants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:28
A Vietnamese man charged with helping al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen pleaded not guilty in U.S. court on Wednesday to charges that include supporting the group's online propaganda efforts. Minh Quang Pham, 32, who was extradited from the United Kingdom last week, was arraigned in New York on an indictment charging him with providing material support to, and receiving military training from, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. "I have read it before," the soft-spoken Pham told U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, when asked if he had seen the indictment and was aware of the charges against him. Prosecutors said Pham traveled from the United Kingdom to Yemen in December 2010 and took an oath of allegiance to the militant group, which the United States lists as a terrorist organization.

Timeline of events after fatal police shooting in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:22
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:20

This 2013 photo provided by Kaye Reed shows the LD 350-1 mandible just steps from where it was sighted in Ethiopia by Chalachew Seyoum, an ASU graduate student. The jawbone fragment is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientists reported on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. At about 2.8 million years old, the partial jawbone pushes back the fossil record by at least 400,000 years for our branch, which scientists call Homo. (AP Photo/Kaye Reed)NEW YORK (AP) — A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday.


Mom: Bus driver forced 6-year-old son to walk ½ mile in snow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:19
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis mother says she's outraged that a school bus driver made her 6-year-old son get off at the wrong stop, forcing him to walk home through knee-deep snow along a busy roadway.

Key figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:15

FILE - This 2014 file photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office is Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and again in November, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.


Snowden says U.S. not offering fair trial if he returns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:14

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in TorontoEdward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs, said on Wednesday he is not being offered a fair trial if he returns to the United States. "I would love to go back and face a fair trial, but unfortunately ... there is no fair trial available, on offer right now," he said in a live question and answer discussion organized by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Ryerson University and the CBC.


Senate votes to kill a labor board rule that unions backed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate Wednesday voted 53-46 to kill a National Labor Relations Board rule reducing the time between a union's request for representation and a vote by workers on it.

White House 'pleased' with solicitor's Supreme Court arguments: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 02:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration was "quite pleased" with its lawyer's arguments on Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court defending President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, a White House spokesman said. Spokesman Josh Earnest cautioned against drawing conclusions about how the court will decide the case based on questions during oral arguments. The Supreme Court appeared divided on ideological lines as it heard the challenge to the 2010 law on Wednesday. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Bill Trott)

Maryland shootings suspect arrested near 1st shooting scene

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:36

Maryland shootings suspect arrested near 1st shooting sceneThere was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police said Wednesday.


Key U.S. senator: no committee vote set on Iran bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:27
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday that no vote had yet been scheduled on a bill that would require President Barack Obama to submit any final Iran nuclear agreement for approval by Congress. Republican Senator Bob Corker, the chairman, told Reuters no vote had been scheduled on the bill. Democrats have said they object to Republicans' plans to have a vote as soon as next week on the measure, which Obama has threatened to veto as a threat to the nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:25

Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombingDzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he did it. But she argued that he had fallen under the evil influence of his older brother.


Man stabbed in attempted robbery in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:19

Man stabbed in attempted robbery in GermantownPolice say a man was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Philadelphia's Germantown section late Tuesday night.


In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 01:03

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for changeA Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.


Internet invades everything at gadget fair in Barcelona

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 00:53

A worker shows a visitor the e-bike from Ford at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The bikes can be connected to a Bluetooth heart-rate monitor to optimize any workout, also programmed to let you cool down during the final stretch of your exercise session. "We are in an experimental phase" said Eric Klampfl, Global Future Mobility Manager for Ford Research and Innovation Center. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show.