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Bridge struck by trash truck collapses in Detroit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:11
DETROIT (AP) — A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a Detroit freeway after a trash truck struck the overpass early Friday, leaving the 54-year-old truck driver dead and snarling rush hour traffic, officials said.

Colorado detective accused of tipping off suspect in luring case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:11
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A police detective in Colorado has been arrested on charges that he tipped off a suspect in a sex crimes investigation that the 13-year-old girl he had been emailing was actually an undercover officer, prosecutors said on Friday. The detective, Jack Gardner, 56, who investigates Internet crimes against children, is accused of having emailed the suspect from a laptop at the Boulder Police Department, warning him not to attend a meeting with the "girl" because he faced arrest. ...

Colorado detective accused of tipping off suspect in luring case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:11
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A police detective in Colorado has been arrested on charges that he tipped off a suspect in a sex crimes investigation that the 13-year-old girl he had been emailing was actually an undercover officer, prosecutors said on Friday. The detective, Jack Gardner, 56, who investigates Internet crimes against children, is accused of having emailed the suspect from a laptop at the Boulder Police Department, warning him not to attend a meeting with the "girl" because he faced arrest. ...

Massachusetts man with horn implants convicted of 2011 triple murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:08
By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man with facial tattoos and forehead implants that resemble horns told jurors he would see them "all in hell" after he was convicted of murdering three men in 2011. Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was found guilty of three counts each of murder, intimidation of a witness and kidnapping, Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless said in a statement. First-degree murder convictions carry a mandatory life sentence without parole in Massachusetts. ...

Massachusetts man with horn implants convicted of 2011 triple murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:08
By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man with facial tattoos and forehead implants that resemble horns told jurors he would see them "all in hell" after he was convicted of murdering three men in 2011. Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was found guilty of three counts each of murder, intimidation of a witness and kidnapping, Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless said in a statement. First-degree murder convictions carry a mandatory life sentence without parole in Massachusetts. ...

U. of Chicago cuts ties with Confucius Institute

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 06:05
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago cut ties with a Chinese language and research center following a Chinese media report that suggested the university had bowed to the authority of the institute's leader in Beijing.

Texas jury finds cancer doctor guilty of poisoning lover's coffee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:59
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas jury on Friday found a Houston breast cancer specialist guilty of spiking the coffee of her lover, a fellow cancer doctor, with a compound used in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was accused of lacing the coffee of Dr. George Blumenschein, 50, with ethylene glycol in 2013. Gonzalez-Angulo was charged with aggravated assault of a family member, which covers domestic violence in dating relationships. She showed no emotion as the verdict was read. ...

NJ officials: $450K in fines pending in dumping crackdown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:57

 $450K in fines pending in dumping crackdownNew Jersey's crackdown on illegal dumping at state parks and recreational areas is adding up.


Son of accused cartel leader pleads guilty to drug charges in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:57
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The 24-year-old son of an accused leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's largest drug trafficking organizations, pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana. Serafin Zambada Ortiz, whose father Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia was among a group of accused cartel bosses indicted by the United States in 2012, made his plea in the presence of a large security detail from the U.S. Marshals and three family members. ...

Suspect in Virginia student disappearance tied to 2002 rape probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:53

Jesse Matthew, 32 appears before a judge during his extradition hearing in GalvestonBy John Clarke (Reuters) - The man arrested in Texas for the abduction of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was the focus of a college rape investigation in 2002 and has a long history of arrests, records revealed on Friday. That revelation came as authorities said they were extraditing Jesse Matthew, 32, to Virginia from Texas on Friday for a court appearance next week in connection with Graham's disappearance. Graham was last seen leaving a bar in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early hours of Sept. 13. ...


2 Rowan University students face hearing over sex tape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:53

2 Rowan University students face hearing over sex tapeA pair of Rowan University students are pleading their case Friday in the wake of a sex video that one of them allegedly posted online.


Not guilty plea in Oregon work-release homicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:48
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man charged with fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend while their 2-year-old daughter cried in another room had just been temporarily released from a minimum-security facility where he had been held for violating a restraining order sought by the woman, court documents show.

Texas cancer doctor convicted of poisoning lover

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:48

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo takes a break during jury deliberations in her assault case in Houston. The breast cancer doctor was convicted Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 of aggravated assault for poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)HOUSTON (AP) — A cancer researcher in Texas was convicted Friday of aggravated assault for poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.


Dozens arrested in massive drug sweep in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:46

Dozens arrested in massive drug sweep in ChesterAuthorities say they've arrested dozens of alleged dealers in a massive drug sweep in Chester, Delaware County.


California Powerball winner claims $228.4 million

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:44
SAN MATEO, California (AP) — Nail technician Vinh Nguyen says he just wants to be a normal man, but he's going to have a lot more to spend than most people after winning the $228.4 million Powerball ticket this week. California lottery officials said Friday that Nguyen bought the winning ticket at Dehoff's Key Market in San Mateo on Wednesday and showed up at their offices yesterday.

Pennsylvania ambush suspect planned attack for years: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:37

Police surround a neighborhood in the Pocono MountainsBy Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Penn. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper and wounding another in an ambush at a police barracks in the Pocono Mountains had planned the attack for at least two years, state police said on Friday. A search of a computer hard drive used by the suspect, Eric Frein, revealed he had studied survivalist skills and tips on how to evade law enforcement, said Lieutenant Colonel George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police. “We are convinced that Eric Frein has been planning this attack for least a couple years,” Bivens said. ...


Suspect in workplace beheading has criminal record

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:28
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Prison records indicate that the man suspected of beheading a co-worker at an Oklahoma food processing plant had spent time in prison and was on probation for assaulting a police officer.

College Board backs Colorado student protesters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:27
DENVER (AP) — The organization that administers high school Advanced Placement courses says it supports suburban Denver students who have been protesting a proposal aimed at promoting patriotism in AP history courses.

Respiratory illness suspected in NJ preschooler's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:26

Respiratory illness suspected in NJ preschooler's deathThe death of a 4 year-old boy is sparking concerns in Mercer County, New Jersey.


Outpouring of love for NFL player, daughter after cancer surgery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:18

2 Rowan University students face hearing over sex tapeThe daughter of NFL player and Camden native Devon Still is recovering after a nearly six hour surgery to remove a cancerous tumor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.