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Cargo ship runs aground on Delaware River

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:21

Cargo ship runs aground on Delaware RiverA cargo ship ran aground on the Delaware River Tuesday morning.


Prosecutor gives closing arguments at NYC missing boy trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:16

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012, file photo, Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court in New York. Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday, April 13, 2015, in the case against the 54-year-old New Jersey man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz on May 25, 1979 as the boy headed to school. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The case of a 6-year-old boy who vanished in 1979 marked the end of an innocent era but has led to reforms that have helped save many children from a similar fate, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the trial of the man accused of killing him.


Patients' medical records under threat from data breaches

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:10
CHICAGO (AP) — Your private medical information is under threat. That's according to a study that found almost 30 million health records nationwide were involved in criminal theft, malicious hacking or other data breaches over four years. The incidents seem to be increasing.

Billionaire's American West art collection to be sold in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:08
NEW YORK (AP) — Christie's auction house will offer a large group of paintings depicting the American West from the collection of billionaire businessman William Koch (kohk).

2 hospitalized after New Castle fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 22:50

2 hospitalized after New Castle fireTwo people are hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire in New Castle, Delaware.


Educator sentenced in Atlanta test cheating case spared lengthy jail time

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 22:47
(Reuters) - The first former Atlanta public school educator sentenced on Tuesday in one of the nation's largest test-cheating scandals was ordered by a judge to serve six months of weekends in jail and five years of probation. Donald Bullock, one of 11 former Atlanta educators convicted of racketeering this month, avoided a potentially harsher punishment by making a sentencing agreement with prosecutors. Other defendants in the case also were to be sentenced on Tuesday. (Reporting by Letitia Stein; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Bill Trott)

Judge: Jurors in Tsarnaev trial can't attend Boston Marathon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 22:44

In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, is depicted standing with his defense attorneys William Fick, left, Judy Clarke, second from right, and David Bruck, right, as the jury presents its verdict in his federal death penalty trial Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev was convicted on multiple charges in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must stay away from this year's marathon and any events related to the anniversary of the 2013 attack, a judge warned Tuesday.


NYPD: Man hides in bathroom stall at sports bar, rapes woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 22:32

In this image from a surveillance video provided by the New York Police Department, a suspect is seen walking near a New York sports bar, Saturday, April 11, 2015. The suspect walked into the basement bathroom of the Turnmill Bar on East 27th Street on Saturday and hid inside a stall, police said. He allegedly then grabbed the 23-year-old woman, pulled her into a stall and raped her. (New York Police Department via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A man hiding inside a bathroom stall in the ladies room of a Manhattan sports bar grabbed a woman by the throat and raped her, police said.


'Slicing and dicing': How some U.S. firms could win big in 2016 elections

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 22:27

A mobile phone shows a Facebook page of campaign propaganda to promote Hillary Clinton as president in 2016, in this photo illustration taken April 13By Robin Respaut and Lucas Iberico Lozada NEW YORK (Reuters) - By one estimate U.S. online political advertising could quadruple to nearly $1 billion in the 2016 election, creating huge opportunities for digital strategy firms eager to capitalize on a shift from traditional mediums like television. These firms - mostly small, partisan and based in Washington and surrounding suburbs - have grown in sophistication since the last presidential election in 2012. A niche sector in a multi-billion election industry, they are poised to play a much bigger role in 2016 as digital ads assume more importance and change the way political money is spent on advertising. A candidate's ability to micro-target likely voters with adverts on issues they care about is crucial in a modern American political campaign.


Detroit, Stockton bankruptcies may flag wider problems: Fed's Dudley

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 22:15

A view of Stockton, California's City HallThe municipal bankruptcies in Detroit and Stockton, California, may foretell more widespread problems in the United States than is implied by current bond ratings, a top Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday. "While these particular bankruptcy filings have captured a considerable amount of attention, and rightly so, they may foreshadow more widespread problems than what might be implied by current bond ratings," New York Fed President William Dudley said at a closed-door workshop on Chapter 9, the part of the U.S. bankruptcy code covering local government insolvencies. Dudley, whose Fed district includes the debt-stricken U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, did not mention by name any municipalities or states that risked going the way of Detroit and Stockton.


Boston bomb trial jurors barred from this year's marathon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 22:01

A police K-9 unit patrols outside the federal courthouse during closing arguments in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in BostonBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Jurors hearing the Boston Marathon bombing trial are barred from attending this year’s race, a federal judge told the panel on Tuesday as part of instructions ahead of the trial's sentencing phase.  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was convicted last week of planting two homemade bombs at the crowded finish line of the world famous marathon in 2013, killing three people and injuring 264 others. "Do not attend the Boston Marathon or any related events or gatherings," Judge George O’Toole told jurors in U.S. District Court in Boston, describing the sentencing phase as "sensitive." The famed race, which draws elite runners from around the world, takes place on the Patriots Day holiday in Massachusetts - commemorating the first battles of the American Revolution - and has taken on special significance for the city's residents since the 2013 bomb attack.


Pennsylvania farmer, 87, crushed to death by tractor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:54
SALTSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An 87-year-old man is dead after authorities say he was thrown from his tractor and crushed by the vehicle at his western Pennsylvania farm.

Doctor says he and a patient tried to help woman in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:52
JEMISON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama doctor says he and a patient tried to help a woman who was shot to death inside the medical office when she fled there after a fight with her husband.

New York police seek rapist who hid in bar's bathroom

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:51
New York City police on Tuesday were hunting for a man who hid inside a women's bathroom at a bar and raped a woman inside one of its stalls. The attack on a 23-year-old woman at the Turnmill Bar in Manhattan occurred on Saturday night, police said. The attacker, who was hiding inside the ladies room, grabbed the victim by the throat and raped her in a bathroom stall, they said.

Civil rights case filed to stop Florida boy's circumcision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:50
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The battle over a Florida boy's circumcision has moved to federal court.

Police to release details into auditor death investigation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:23
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton are expected to release details of their investigation into the death of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich.

SUV knocks down boy, 4, then runs over him and speeds off

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:23
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 4-year-old boy has died after police say he was struck, knocked to the ground and run over by an SUV that then fled in Southwest Philadelphia.

Ex-college worker claims boss made her watch 'chick flicks'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:21
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A woman who worked briefly for the president of a Maine college has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school, alleging she was expected to play tennis, jog and watch "chick flicks" with her female boss.

Prosecutors investigate fatal shooting by Chicago police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:16
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal and county prosecutors are investigating the October fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer of a teenager who authorities say was wielding a knife, and the city says it will pay his family $5 million to preclude any legal action.

Abu Dhabi crown prince to meet Obama at White House next week: NSC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 21:01

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan inspects an honour guard in PutrajayaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will host Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the White House next Monday, the National Security Council said on Tuesday. (Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Emily Stephenson)