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Conviction reversed in 2007 family killings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 04:26

FILE - This Nov. 17, 2011 file photo shows Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 25, before the start of his trial in Santa Ana, Calif. An appellate panel has reversed the conviction Krasnpperov in the killing of relatives of his friend's ex-girlfriend in a fiery attack on their Orange County home. A three-judge panel in Orange County ruled Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 that 29-year-old Krasnoperov did not get a fair trial when he was convicted of the murders of Jay Dhanak and his daughter Karishma in 2011. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Paul Bersebach, File) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An appellate panel has reversed the conviction of a man in the killing of the father and sister of his friend's ex-girlfriend in a fiery attack on their Orange County home.


Police: Suspect critical after traffic stop shootout with officers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 04:22

 Suspect critical after traffic stop shootout with officersWilmington police say a man is hospitalized after he allegedly opened fire on officers during a routine traffic stop.


Philadelphia man charged for fatal butt injection near DC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 04:16

Philadelphia man charged for fatal butt injection near DCMaryland authorities have charged a Philadelphia man with second-degree murder in the death of a woman who was given injections to make her buttocks larger.


26 settle suit in Texas veterans parade crash that killed 4

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 04:16
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Twenty-six people who were hurt or had family members killed when a freight train struck a veterans parade float in Midland two years ago have settled their lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad, both sides said Friday.

San Francisco train stations closed by anti-police protests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 04:15

Demonstrators converge on a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rail station in San FranciscoBy Dan Levine and Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO - (Reuters) - Activists protesting police shootings of young black men staged demonstrations at three San Francisco rail stations Friday, forcing officials to divert trains and sending morning commuters miles out of their way. No injuries were reported, and two people were arrested on misdemeanor charges of interfering with the operation of a rail system, Bay Area Rapid Transit police spokesman Jim Allison said. The protests, dubbed "BART Friday: No Business as Usual," targeted a commuter rail system that serves some 400,000 riders a day in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and surrounding suburbs.


U.S. woman accused of killing mother in Bali wins estate funds

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 04:13

U.S. citizen Heather Mack listens while sitting in a court in Denpasar, on the Indonesian resort island of BaliA U.S. judge on Friday ruled that a Chicago woman who is being tried in Indonesia for the murder of her mother on the resort island of Bali should be allowed access to a trust in her alleged victim's name to pay legal bills. The woman, Heather Mack, and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, could face the death penalty if found guilty of murdering Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose battered body was found in a bloody suitcase outside a luxury hotel in August. Mack is the sole beneficiary of the trust, administered by William Wiese, the dead woman’s brother, said her attorney, Anthony Scifo. Cohen said he wants to make sure that Mack's lawyer in Indonesia is qualified and also said he would appoint a retired judge as temporary trustee to oversee payments from von Wiese-Mack's assets, Jara said.


Judge denies bail to man accused of plotting U.S. Capitol attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 04:13

Christopher CornellBy Ginny McCabe CINCINNATI (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled on Friday that an Ohio man charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs be held without bail after prosecutors said he posed a threat to national security. Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati, was arrested on Wednesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie Bowman granted their request to deny bail in a hearing that lasted less than 15 minutes.


Ohio man accused in Capitol terror plot held without bond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 04:00

This Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. Cornell plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol in Washington and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group, the FBI said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Butler County Jail)CINCINNATI (AP) — A 20-year-old Ohio man charged with plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol was ordered held without bond Friday after a federal magistrate concluded he was a danger to the community.


Minnesota Catholic archdiocese files for bankruptcy protection

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:58
By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying the move will allow its finite resources to be distributed among victims and survivors of child sex abuse by clergy. The archdiocese, which has been criticized for its past handling of clergy abuse cases, is the 12th Catholic diocese in the United States to seek bankruptcy protection over sex abuse claims. "I make this decision because I believe it is the fairest and most helpful recourse for those victims/survivors who have made claims against us," Archbishop John Nienstedt said in a statement on the archdiocese's website. The archdiocese has faced numerous lawsuits raising claims of child sex abuse by clergy.

School teacher, brother charged in Limerick Twp. heroin bust

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:55

School teacher, brother charged in Limerick Twp. heroin bustTwo brother in Limerick Township are facing drug charges after police say they found hundreds of bags of heroin in their home.


Tractor trailer hauling rock salt crashes on NJ Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:48

Tractor trailer hauling rock salt crashes on NJ TurnpikeA tractor trailer carrying bags of rock salt crashed and overturned, slowing traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike.


Brothers charged in Limerick Twp. heroin bust

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:48

School teacher, brother charged in Limerick Twp. heroin bustTwo brother in Limerick Township are facing drug charges after police say they found hundreds of bags of heroin in their home.


Ohio deputies accused of slamming, kicking handcuffed man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:42
CINCINNATI (AP) — Three sheriff's deputies in southern Ohio have been indicted on charges they roughed up a handcuffed inmate.

Native Hawaiians debate best path to sovereignty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:34

In this July 9, 2014 photo Pookela Rodenhurst takes care of a heiau, a Native Hawaiian spiritual site where ancestors are honored, in Waimanalo, Hawaii. Rodenhurst lives his daily life as if he’s in the Hawaiian Kingdom. He hunts for sea turtles watching for the game warden behind his back, forages for herbs in the Koolau mountains and drives without a license because he doesn’t agree to abide by Hawaii’s state laws. As the anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom approaches Jan. 17, Rodenhurst is one of many Native Hawaiians who say the United States is illegally occupying Hawaii and should give back the islands to their ancestors who once ruled. (AP Photo/By Cathy Bussewitz)WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) — Pookela Rodenhurst lives as if he's back in the Hawaiian Kingdom. He hunts for sea turtles, watching for the game warden behind his back. He forages for herbs in the Koolau Mountains. He drives without a license because he won't agree to abide by state laws.


Prosecutors: Woman pleads guilty in 2 kids' exorcism deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:31
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — One of two women charged with killing two children while performing what they thought was an exorcism last year pleaded guilty to all the charges against her on Friday, but she won't be serving prison time.

False fire alarm causes NJ Statehouse evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:29

False fire alarm causes NJ Statehouse evacuationState Police say a false fire alarm resulted in the evacuation of the New Jersey Statehouse.


Police: Guard, 2 strippers smuggled booze, drugs into prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:22

In this undated booking photo released by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office shows Stacey Ann Petty. Petty is under arrest following an investigation that discovered a state corrections officer allowined her and another woman to smuggle booze, smokes and provide "conjugal visits in the woods" to inmates at the Pasco County jail. (AP Photo/Pasco County Jail)LUTZ, Fla. (AP) — It was a Florida prison inmate's escape that led investigators down a rabbit hole of sin involving a corrections officer and two strippers the sheriff says brokered deals for malt liquor, cigarettes and "conjugal visits in the woods."


Ohio woman accused of trashing boss's cubicle with glitter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:21
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of vandalizing her former supervisor's cubicle with glitter, Silly String and baby powder pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges.

School bus, car collide in Ewing Township, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:19

School bus, car collide in Ewing Township, NJPolice are on the scene of a crash involving a school bus in Ewing Township, Mercer County.


Penn State gets 112 wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:04

Penn State is getting back 112 football team wins that were vacated two years ago in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.