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Lawyer: 2 Nevada inmates handcuffed when guard shot them

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:01

This undated photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows Carlos Manuel Perez Jr., 28. The Calrk County Coroner in Las Vegas said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, that Perez’s death on Nov. 12, 2014, of multiple gunshots to the head, neck, chest and arms at High Desert State Prison was a homicide. Murphy says a homicide ruling means Perez died at the hands of another person. It doesn’t establish fault. (AP Photo/Nevada Department of Corrections)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said that her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived.


Anti-gay initiative puts California attorney general in bind

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:56
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California lawyer with an idea that has been called offensive, outrageous, reprehensible and illegal is putting the century-old process that gives citizens the right to make laws at the ballot box to its latest test.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:03
"While U.S. forces are not taking direct military action in Yemen in support of this effort, we are establishing a joint planning cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate U.S. military and intelligence support." — U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan on Saudi airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen.

In the NCAAs, time doesn't always fly when you're having fun

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:56

FILE - In this March 22, 2015, file photo, Iowa's Aaron White, left, and teammates rest during a timeout against Gonzaga in the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game in the Round of 32 in Seattle. In the NCAA tournament, more frequent stoppages in play-- leave coaches and players with time on their hands. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The whistle sounds. The horn blows. And the madness grinds to a halt.


California police say Bay Area woman's abduction staged

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:36

Media are seen outside the apartment where kidnap victim Denise Huskins was staying in Huntington Beach, CaliforniaBy Daina Beth Solomon HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Police on Wednesday night said there was no evidence backing a claim that a San Francisco Bay Area woman was kidnapped for ransom earlier this week before she inexplicably reappeared alone and unharmed in Southern California. "There is no evidence to support the claims that this was a stranger abduction or an abduction at all," the Vallejo Police Department said in a message in regard to the case of 30-year-old Denise Huskins. Huskins boyfriend, identified as Aaron Quinn, reported on Monday that she had been forcibly abducted hours earlier from his home in Vallejo by strangers who made a ransom demand of $8,500, Vallejo Police Lieutenant Kenny Park told reporters. Park said more than 40 local, state and federal detectives worked around the clock to locate Huskins, whose Facebook account indicated she recently moved to Vallejo and was working as a physical therapist.


Portland man acquitted in murder trial; pact left wife dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:19
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday acquitted an Oregon man who was charged with murdering his wife after what he described as a suicide pact left her dead and him wounded.

Police: No evidence of kidnapping of California woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:02

This undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. Police say Huskins, who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend's San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom, has contacted her father to say she's in the Southern California city of Huntington Beach. (AP Photo/Vallejo Police Department)VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California woman and her boyfriend concocted her reported abduction that spurred a two-day search, police said late Wednesday. The revelation came just hours after she had reappeared 400 miles away in Southern California to the emotional relief of her family.


Families mark 25th anniversary of club fire that killed 87

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:56

In this 1990 file photo, news crews report on an arson fire at the Happy Land social club in which 87 people perished, in the Bronx borough of New York. March 25, 2015, marks the quarter-century anniversary of what was then the biggest mass murder in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — Family members and friends of victims gathered at a vigil Wednesday night to commemorate the 25th anniversary of a social club fire that killed almost 90 people. At the time, it was the biggest mass murder in U.S. history.


Bergdahl says he tried to escape Taliban captors a dozen times

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:50

File - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. The U.S. military says it will make an announcement Wednesday on the case against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years before being released in a prisoner exchange. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl tried to escape his Taliban captors a dozen times in five years as a prisoner of war, once remaining free for nine days, but each time he was found and brutally beaten, he said in a statement released on Wednesday. The statement, Bergdahl's first account of his time as a Taliban prisoner, was released by his attorney, Eugene Fidell, after the Army charged Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior in the face of the enemy in connection with his capture.


Boston hospital treating survivors of Honduran market blast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:18

In this Wednesday, March 11, 2015 photo Paola Porter Avila sits on the daybed in her daughter, Paola Matute Porter's, hospital room at the acute care burn unit of the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston. Paola Matute was one of more than 70 people injured when a food truck's gas cylinder exploded in a crowded Honduran marketplace Feb. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BOSTON (AP) — When a gas explosion ripped through a crowded marketplace in Honduras last month, Paola Matute Porter suffered burns over 40 percent of her body. Now, she and three other children who were among dozens of patrons engulfed in flames are receiving free medical treatment at a Boston hospital specializing in burn care.


Woman arrested in plot to kidnap babies and kill mothers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:17
By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman was arrested on Wednesday for plotting to kidnap two babies, including one found dead in a dumpster, and attacking their mothers in a bizarre scheme to fool her boyfriend into thinking she birthed their twins, police said. Giseleangelique Rene D'Milian, 47, was arrested in Corona and was being held without bail on charges of murder, kidnapping, attempted murder and conspiracy. "We've never seen anything like this where somebody goes out looking for babies to kidnap and they attempt to kill the mothers," Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna told a news conference. According to police, D'Milian lied to her married boyfriend that she had given birth to his twins in December while he was out of the country, then schemed with a man identified as Anthony Ray McCall, 29, to kidnap children matching their purported ages.

Paid to sleep: NY cracks down on napping health workers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:06
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — By day, Tanya Lemon was a 35-year-old single mother who took care of her four children. By night, she worked 12-hour shifts as a nurse at a state group home in suburban Syracuse, paid to watch over vulnerable residents as they slept.

Police in California make arrests in death of weeks-old baby

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:35

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna, left, confers with Mayor Robert Garcia after announcing the arrest of 4 people in connection with the death of 3-week-old Eliza De La Cruz in Long Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Giseleangelique Rene D'Milian, Anthony McCall, Todd Goudreaux and Charisse Shelton were arrested in the kidnapping and death of De La Cruz on Janary 3, 2015. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Scott Varley) MAGS OUT; NO SALESLONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California woman staged a sinister plot to snatch two babies from their mothers and pass them off as her own — a scheme that ended with the murder of a 3-week-old girl and the shooting and beating of both childrens' mothers, police said Wednesday.


1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:33
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others.

California police say 'no evidence' supporting claims of woman's abduction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:20
Police in California said on Monday night there was "no evidence" supporting the reported story that a San Francisco Bay Area woman was kidnapped for ransom earlier this week before inexplicably reappearing alone and unharmed. Given the facts that have been presented thus far, this event appears to be an orchestrated event and not a crime," the Vallejo Police Department said in a message on its Facebook page.

State-by-state glance from new report on New England plants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:12
A state-by-state look at examples of rare and endangered plants, highlighted by the New England Wild Flower Society in a report being released on Thursday:

Florida teen kills brother, shoots other sibling, then kills himself

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:53
A 13-year-old boy in Florida fatally shot his 6-year-old brother, wounded his 16-year-old brother and then killed himself on Wednesday during an argument over food, authorities said. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office received a call about the shooting at 6:19 p.m. local time in the city of Hudson, some 45 miles (72 km) north of Tampa, the office said in a statement. The older brother was taken to a hospital and his injuries were not considered life-threatening, the statement said. "This is a horrific scene," Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco Chris said, according to the Tampa Bay Times newspaper.

Gloucester County school district targeted by hackers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:28

Gloucester County school district targeted by hackersHackers targeted a Gloucester County school district's computer network, holding it for ransom.


Drexel University graduate, mom among Germanwings plane crash victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:27

Drexel University graduate, mom among Germanwings plane crash victimsA Drexel University graduate and her mother were among three Americans killed in a plane crash in the southern French Alps Tuesday, the State Department announced Wednesday.


Man robbed of $3,000 outside of supermarket in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:24

Man robbed of $3,000 outside of supermarket in LoganPolice say a man was robbed of thousands of dollars in the parking lot of a grocery store in Philadelphia's Logan section.