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Boston bombing jury finishes 1st full day of deliberations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 05:23

Anti-death penalty protestors, Heather Korostoff Murray, right, and Sara Mattes, left, chat with a member of the homeland security force outside the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse during the closing statements phase of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev federal death penalty trial on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three and injured 260 spectators in April 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must make one of the most difficult decisions a jury can be faced with: Should they sentence him to death or spare his life?


Grisly discoveries point to a serial killer, and a drifter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 05:23

This undated booking photo provided by the Connecticut Department of Correction on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 shows inmate William Devin Howell. On Tuesday, a government official said Howell, 45, who has been behind bars for a decade for killing a woman is suspected in the slayings of seven people whose bodies were found buried in the woods behind a Connecticut shopping center. (Connecticut Department of Correction via AP)NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — William Devin Howell, a drifter with a lengthy criminal record, was working odd jobs around central Connecticut in the summer of 2003 when several people, some of them women with histories of substance abuse, began to vanish.


Jeni's resumes ice-cream making after cleaning since recall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 05:21
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says it has restarted production after a massive recall triggered by the discovery of listeria in some pints.

Judge says he won't toss FedEx drug indictment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 05:18
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected FedEx's attempt to toss out a federal drug indictment that accuses the company of knowingly shipping illegal prescription drugs.

USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 05:07

FILE - This May 10, 2013, file photo shows a genetically engineered potato poking through the soil of a planting pot inside J.R. Simplot's lab in southwestern Idaho. The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. (AP Photo/John Miller, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.


Pa. teen, boyfriend to stand trial in mother's killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 05:04

Pa. teen, boyfriend to stand trial in mother's killingA 14-year-old girl and her 21-year-old boyfriend will stand trial on murder charges in the death of the teen's mother.


Pardoned man: No resentment for victim who identified him

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:54

This Aug. 22, 2013 photo provided by the Virginia Deptment of Corrections shows Michael Kenneth McAlister. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, pardoned a Virginia man who has spent 29 years in prison for an attempted rape that authorities now say he did not commit. (Virginia Deptment of Corrections via AP)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After 29 years of having little control over what he would do on any given day, newly pardoned ex-prisoner Michael McAlister is taking his time deciding how to spend it now that he is free.


Oklahoma bureau mulls sheriff's office probe after shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:53
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's top investigative agency is considering a district attorney's request to examine allegations of misconduct in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, following the shooting of a restrained man by a volunteer deputy and the release of a 2009 memo that raised concerns about the adequacy of his training.

Smyrna High School senior shot to death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:51

Smyrna High School senior shot to deathGrief counselors were on hand at Smyrna High School in Delaware Thursday after a shooting took the life of a student.


PHOTOS: Victims of Amtrak crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:50

 Victims of Amtrak crashAn Amtrak train derailed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


'Daughter of Smoke & Bone' author Taylor has new 3-book deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:46
NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the best-selling "Daughter of Smoke & Bone" fantasy trilogy has a new three-book deal.

No sentence after first full day of Boston bombing jury deliberations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:45

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - The first full day of jury deliberations in the Boston Marathon bombing trial ended on Thursday without a decision on whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would be sentenced to death or to life in prison for the deadly 2013 attack. All 12 jurors must reach unanimous agreement to sentence Tsarnaev to death.


Woman, 2 young children found dead inside car, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:45

This undated photo released by the Louisiana State Police, shows Michelle McCullum. McCullum and the bodies of two young children were found dead in a car Thursday, May 14, 2015, in New Orleans, hours after police issued an advisory that a suicidal 25-year-old woman had disappeared with her children, ages 5 and 3. (Louisiana State Police via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman fatally shot two young children and then killed herself with a gunshot to the head inside an SUV parked in a desolate industrial zone of New Orleans on Thursday, police said.


OGE Energy Corp. CEO Delaney announces plan to retire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:37
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chairman and CEO of OGE Energy Corp. has announced plans to retire.

Man accused in Jewish site shootings fires his attorneys

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:35

Frazier Glenn Miller, left, speaks during Thursday's court appearance on May 14, 2015, at the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe, Kan. Miller is charged with capital murder in April 13, 2014, shooting deaths of 69-year-old William Lewis Corporon, 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood and 53-year-old Terri LaMano in Overland Park, Kansas. Miller was allowed to fire his attorneys and will defend himself in his death penalty case. (John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star via AP)OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist accused of killing three people outside two Kansas Jewish sites fired his attorneys on Thursday, telling the judge that he thought representing himself was the only way he'd be allowed to speak at the capital murder trial.


Patriots issue rebuttal to Wells report, say conclusions 'incomplete'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:27
The New England Patriots on Thursday offered a rebuttal to the Wells report, saying conclusions formed from the independent investigation into whether the team deflated balls were 'incomplete.'

Teen, soldier boyfriend to stand trial in mother's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:18
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The homicide case against an eighth-grader and her soldier boyfriend, who are accused of conspiring by text message to have her mother killed, was sent to county court for trial Thursday after a hearing in which prosecutors showed photos of the victim.

No ruling on extradition of fugitive on lam since 1959

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:17
COCOA, Fla. (AP) — A recently captured, longtime Ohio fugitive will remain in Florida at least a bit longer.

CDC study of Indiana HIV cases shows most are same strain

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:00
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A genetic analysis of HIV samples taken from about half the people infected in the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history shows nearly all of them have the same strain of the virus, a finding one health expert says is a sobering reminder of how rapidly HIV can spread among intravenous drug users.

Man says he didn't mean to kill stepdad with underwear

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:00
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who admitted to strangling his stepfather by pulling his stepfather's underwear over his head has told a judge the case is "like a bad dream."