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Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 06:12
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge peppered lawyers with questions Monday about a Pennsylvania law designed to protect crime victims that is being challenged on free speech grounds, including by a convicted cop-killer.

Bookkeeper, armored driver accused of stealing brothel money

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 06:11
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A brothel employee and an armored vehicle driver from Las Vegas face felony theft charges following their arrests in a months-long investigation of cash disappearing from a Nevada brothel, a sheriff said Monday.

Theater shooting prosecutors say unbiased jury possible

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 06:07
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado movie theater shooting case say an unbiased jury can be seated in the community where the 2012 attack happened, despite defense claims.

SUV crashes into Long Island storefront, killing customer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 06:00
GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an SUV pulling into a parking space has barreled through a New York storefront, killing a customer.

2 being treated for injuries at gate of Fort Meade

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:59
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A spokesman at Fort Meade says two people are being treated for injuries at one of the gates of the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore.

Federal agents charged with stealing digital currency

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:53
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday.

Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:51

FILE - In this March 26, 2015, file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, poses through a safety glass with his brother, Mark Kelly, also an astronaut after a news conference in Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Scott Kelly on Monday, March 30, 2015, that he almost had a heart attack when his identical twin showed up launch morning without his usual mustache late last week. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission.


Lawyer: Mumia Abu-Jamal hospitalized for unknown reason

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:50
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has been hospitalized, but his lawyer says prison officials won't tell him why.

4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:37

Woman holds an upside-down American flag from a moving vehicle as she takes part in protest near the Ferguson Police Station in FergusonST. LOUIS (AP) — Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights and unjustifiably detaining them.


Suspect in prom day stabbing to use insanity defense

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:36
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut boy charged with stabbing a classmate to death in school on their prom day intends to use an insanity defense, his lawyer said Monday.

Many questions remain in deadly Chester County plane crash investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:34

Many questions remain in deadly Chester County plane crash investigationTwo people were killed Sunday when a small plane went down just after takeoff in West Goshen Township, Chester County.


Tennessee pastor, son who saved 3 boys among Carnegie Heroes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:32
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Tennessee pastor and his son are among 20 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.

Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:21

FILE - In this Friday, March 1, 2002 file photo, Todd Hall, 30, center, smiles before leaving court in Ironton, Ohio. With Hall is his attorney J. Michael Evans, left. Hall, accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people, died March 8, 2015 in a behavioral health facility in Athens, Ohio, where he had been getting treatment for the last several years, according to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office. He was 43. (AP Photo/The Herald Dispatch, Tim Johnson, File)IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility.


List of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:20
Winners of Carnegie Hero medals to be formally announced Tuesday:

Boston woman pleads not guilty to marathon injury fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:18
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston woman has pleaded not guilty to fraudulently receiving thousands of dollars by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Delco DA charges 11 for auto insurance fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:16

11 charged in Delco auto insurance fraud caseEleven people are facing charges for their part in an alleged auto insurance fraud scheme.


US university, foundation invested in frozen Chinese stocks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:14

In this photo taken Aug. 12, 2014, the headquarters of Morgan Stanley, near Times Square, in New York. Two Morgan Stanley-backed Chinese companies will not be filing their financial statements on time and have stopped trading in their stocks, raising concerns about their accounting and the U.S. banking giant’s stewardship of $1.4 billion entrusted to its Asian investing arm. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan, defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. and a foundation helping Appalachian children all own stakes in an overseas investment fund backing two major Chinese companies, which recently froze their stocks and missed financial reporting deadlines.


PHOTOS: Suspects in auto insurance fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:13

 Suspects in auto insurance fraud caseEleven people are facing charges for their part in an alleged auto insurance fraud scheme.


Prosecutors: Ex-drug cops on trial looted millions in cash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:08
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for six former police officers charged with stealing millions of dollars in cash and drugs while working undercover attacked the Justice Department case Monday as a fable crafted by 19 drug dealers and a dirty colleague.