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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.

Hugo Chavez' favorite daughter makes UN debut as US bashed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:09

Maria Gabriela Chavez, the daughter of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, speaks with Xavier Lasso, Ecuador's ambassador to the United Nations, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at United Nations headquarters. Chavez is Venezuela's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations. (AP Photo/Cara Anna)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With more than a million Twitter followers and no diplomatic experience, the favorite daughter of Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez made her debut Wednesday as her country's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.


NY lawyer charged with helping con man in Maxim magazine bid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:07
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer accused of conspiring to help a con man in a ruse to borrow millions of dollars in a failed bid to buy Maxim magazine was arrested on Wednesday.

NYC detective's video rant at Uber cab driver spurs transfer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:07
NEW YORK (AP) — A detective heard on video berating an Uber driver and asking, "How long have you been in this country?" was stripped of his gun and badge Wednesday and will be transferred from the police anti-terrorism division, officials said.

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez says he'll be 'vindicated' in corruption probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:05

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez says he'll be 'vindicated' in corruption probeSen. Bob Menendez predicted he would be "vindicated" and said "this is not how my career is going to end" in a defiant statement in front of reporters and cheering supporters Wednesday evening.


Los Angeles agrees to spend $1 billion to fix sidewalks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:03
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The City Council on Wednesday agreed to spend more than $1 billion over 30 years to repair its sidewalks, settling a lawsuit filed by disabled residents who said they couldn't navigate broken walkways, potholed crosswalks and curbs that lacked wheelchair ramps.

Things to know about indictment against Sen. Menendez

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:01

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Newark, N.J. Menendez, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was indicted on corruption charges, accused of using his office to improperly benefit an eye doctor and political donor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, and Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor, were indicted Wednesday on federal corruption and bribery charges.


Western cities had hottest March on record

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While much of the nation shivered, many Western cities sweltered through their hottest March on record.

Durst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:49

Robert Durst Tries to Quash Arrest for 'Illegal' SearchNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for millionaire Robert Durst, who faces a California murder charge, say Durst's arrest in New Orleans on weapons charges was invalid, in part because the FBI searched his hotel room illegally.


Suspect in death of boy found in bag in creek passes on bond

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:41
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jailed suspect in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek has passed on having bond set.

California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:03

California Governor Brown looks on during a news conference at the State Capitol in SacramentoBy Sharon Bernstein PHILLIPS, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown, acting in the face of a devastating multiyear drought, ordered the first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent. In California, the drought lingers despite storms that brought some respite in December and February.


Teen who got heart transplant dies in crash during chase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 06:56
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta area teenager who said a heart transplant two years ago gave him a second chance at life died this week when he lost control of the car he was driving while fleeing police, according to police records.

11 former Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 06:38

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, center, holds a press conference following the conviction of 11 of 12 defendants in the Atlanta Public Schools test cheating case Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Atlanta. A jury of six men and six women rendered their verdicts in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Jurors sorted through roughly five months of testimony against 12 former educators accused of engaging in a racketeering conspiracy to inflate test scores. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson, Pool)ATLANTA (AP) — In one of the biggest cheating scandals of its kind in the U.S., 11 former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams.


Mom whose 2 kids were found in freezer charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 06:33

Mitchelle Blair stands during her video arraignment at the 36th District Court, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Detroit. The Detroit woman charged with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in her home freezer has been ordered to stay in jail Thursday unless she can post a $1 million bond. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Jose Juarez ) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother was charged Wednesday with murder and torture in the slayings of two of her children whose bodies were found last week in a deep freezer inside the family's eastside apartment.


$50 million renovation planned for Pier Shops in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 06:32

$50 million renovation planned for Pier Shops in Atlantic CityPlans were unveiled Wednesday for a $50 million renovation at the Pier Shops at Caesars in Atlantic City - with shopping, a music venue, and even a bowling alley.


Shooting reported at apartment in Hamilton Twp., Mercer County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 06:25

Suspect in violent attack shot by police in Hamilton TownshipEmergency crews are on the scene of a reported shooting at an apartment building in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.


Coroner: 2005 post-Katrina police shooting was a homicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 06:22
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The death of a man shot by a police officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina was newly classified as a homicide Wednesday by the New Orleans coroner.

Johns Hopkins sued over sexually transmitted disease study

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 06:21
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were infected with venereal diseases.