Yahoo! National News

Condemned serial killer dies in hospital, not death chamber

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:19
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Serial killer Derrick Todd Lee was sentenced to be executed years ago, but instead he died Thursday in a Louisiana hospital.

California governor urges caution in state of state speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:13

California Gov. Jerry Brown presents his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday reiterated his call for fiscal caution, using his State of the State address to urge lawmakers to beef up California's rainy day fund and pay for long-delayed infrastructure repairs rather than pursue expensive new programs.


1st of 9 defendants sentenced in massive Navy bribery case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:09
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first of nine defendants in a massive U.S. Navy bribery case was sentenced to 27 months in prison Thursday for providing classified information to a Malaysian defense contractor.

Former Oklahoma policeman sentenced to 263 years for raping four women

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:05

Former Oklahoma City police officer Holtzclaw stands with his defense attorney Adams, as his sentence is read during hearing in Oklahoma CityA former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping four women and sexually assaulting several others while he was on duty was sentenced on Thursday to 263 consecutive years in prison, the maximum allowable sentence. In December, an Oklahoma City jury found Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, guilty on 18 of 36 charges of sexual assault, including rape. The sentence was given by District Judge Timothy Henderson and came after victims told the court on Thursday that the former officer had destroyed their lives.


The Latest: Lawyer for slaying defendant declines comment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 05:00
SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest in the charging of a husband with the death of pediatrician wife inside their multimillion-dollar home in an affluent New York City suburb(all times local):

Oklahoma court says teen can be tried as adult in stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:51
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The younger of two teenage brothers accused in the stabbing deaths of their parents and three siblings can be tried as an adult even though he is 17, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Thursday.

Some government-sanctioned assassinations on foreign soil

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:47
A British judge's report that Russian President Vladimir Putin probably approved the killing of a Kremlin critic at a London hotel in 2006 calls to mind other serious allegations of government-sanctioned assassinations on foreign soil. Some noteworthy cases over the years:

Sledders welcome on Capitol Hill after lawmakers intervene

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took an act of Congress, but the children of Washington are finally welcome to sled down on Capitol Hill.

Defense: Slain father was violent, obsessed with zombies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:19
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Eldon Samuel Jr. was a violent man who was hooked on prescription drugs, owned numerous weapons and was preparing his sons for a zombie apocalypse, his estranged wife Tina Samuel told the court Wednesday.

Group proposes rebranding the Atlantic Beach Bikefest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:19
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A local group in South Carolina wants to rebrand the Atlantic Beach Bikefest as the Unity Bikefest and promoting it as an event for all races.

Attorney: Working on bond for deputy marshal in boy's death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:13
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — An attorney for the second of the two deputy Marksville city marshals who was being held on $1 million bail in the November shooting death of a boy says his client is in the process of bonding out of jail.

Former Oklahoma City officer sentenced to 263 years for rape, sex assaults while on beat

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:12
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma City officer sentenced to 263 years for rape, sex assaults while on beat.

VIDEO: What conditions create a blizzard?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:12

 What conditions create a blizzard?What exactly are the conditions necessary for a blizzard to be declared?


Ex-Marine arraigned in Texas on murder charge, student slain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:10

This photo provided by the Denton, Texas, Police Department shows Eric Johnson, 20. The ex-Marine, accused in the New Year's Day fatal shooting of a college student in Texas, was arraigned Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 on a murder charge after being returned from Arizona. (Denton Police Department via AP)DENTON, Texas (AP) — An ex-Marine accused in the New Year's Day fatal shooting of a college student in Texas has been arraigned on a murder charge after being returned from Arizona.


U.S fighter jet crashes in Arizona, search on for pilot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:07
An F-16 fighter jet crashed in rough terrain in remote central Arizona on Thursday, U.S. Air Force officials said. There was no immediate word on the fate of the pilot of the Fighting Falcon aircraft that went down at about 8:45 a.m. local time near Baghdad, the officials said in a statement. Military officials and local authorities launched a search-and-rescue operation on Thursday morning, the officials said.

The Latest: Sailor gets prison in Navy bribery scandal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:00
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The latest on Navy officials accused of taking bribes in exchange for classified shipping schedules and other information (all times local):

Missouri mom pleads guilty to killing family with antifreeze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:56
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri woman has admitted to plotting with a daughter to fatally poison her husband and son with antifreeze and attempt to kill another daughter over a 14-month period.

Victim's mother: Killer's death brings memory 'tidal wave'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:54
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest about the death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee in Louisiana (all times local):

Democratic Senate group backs Ross in North Carolina primary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:52
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Democrat seeking to unseat Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina received a key endorsement Thursday from a Washington-based group led by Democratic senators.

Union Pacific 4Q profit falls 22 pct as freight volume slows

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:42

In this Friday, June 6, 2014, photo, Union Pacific locomotives are seen in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Union Pacific reports quarterly earnings, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit fell 22 percent as the railroad hauled 9 percent less freight, and officials predicted difficult conditions would persist this year.