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Life sentence in Chinese students' slayings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:29

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 file photo, Javier Bolden reacts as he is convicted of first-degree murder at Los Angeles Superior Court. Bolden was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the killings of a pair of USC graduate students from China, during a robbery on April 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. Bolden was sentenced to two life terms in prison without possibility of parole for the killings Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man convicted of killing two Chinese graduate students was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to multiple life terms in prison by a judge who denounced him for showing no remorse and smiling while a grief-stricken victim's father spoke in court.


Pope Francis plans to visit United States next year

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:28
By Philip Pullella and Natalie Pompilio VATICAN CITY/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Pope Francis announced on Monday he would make his first visit to the United States next year, travelling to Philadelphia where he will celebrate an outdoor mass before an audience expected to number in the millions. Francis ended months of speculation when he told an inter-religious conference on marriage he would go to Philadelphia in September for the Roman Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families. He is expected to celebrate Mass on Sept. ...

F-35 completes first round of tests on U.S. Navy ship

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy version of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet met 100 percent of the threshold requirements set for a first round of sea-based testing aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, Navy and Pentagon officials said on Monday. The carrier variant of the new warplane completed 124 catapult takeoffs, 124 arrested landings, and 222 planned "touch and go" landings off the coast of San Diego, California, according to data compiled by Navy testers. ...

Jackknifed tractor-trailer blocking traffic on SB I-95 at Penn's Landing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:21

Jackknifed tractor-trailer blocking traffic on SB I-95 at Penn's LandingA jackknifed tractor-trailer is blocking several lanes of traffic on southbound I-95 in Center City.


Coroner: Pack of dogs killed Wyoming woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:09
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A pack of dogs attacked and killed a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on a reservation in central Wyoming, officials said Monday.

St. Louis awaits grand jury's decision on shooting of unarmed black teen

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:06

Demonstrators lay on the ground with chalk outlines representing a mock crime scene during a protest marking the 100th day since the shooting death of Michael Brown in St. LouisBy Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, faced another day on Monday of waiting for a grand jury to decide if it will bring criminal charges against a white policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, sparking weeks of sometimes violent protests. The grand jury has been meeting in secret for almost three months as it evaluates evidence about the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, and many in this St. Louis suburb expect another wave of demonstrations if no charges are brought. ...


Top aide to New York City's first lady takes leave amid family woes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:02
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top aide to the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday she is taking an unpaid leave of absence amid controversy over the legal troubles of her boyfriend and teenage son. Rachel Noerdlinger, chief of staff to the city's first lady Chirlane McCray, said she would use the time to devote full attention to her 17-year-old son, Khari, who was arrested on Friday on a misdemeanor trespassing charge. ...

Numerous crashes block I-74 near Indianapolis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:58
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A chain reaction crash involving more than a dozen vehicles blocked an icy section of Interstate 74 near Indianapolis for a couple of hours.

FCC chief proposes hiking schools' Internet subsidy by 62 percent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. communications regulators are expected to vote Dec. 11 on whether to boost funding for the largest U.S. educational technology subsidy program, E-Rate, by 62 percent to help connect more schools and libraries to high-speed Internet. Education labor unions and groups have long urged the Federal Communications Commission to lift the years-old cap on the program's budget. On Monday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed raising E-Rate's funding by $1.5 billion to $3.9 billion. The subsidy is funded through fees Americans pay on their telephone bills. ...

AP IMPACT: 'Vaccine court' keeps claimants waiting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:38

 his convulsions began days after a routine vaccination. Jeffrey's mother Martha filed a claim with a congressional program that compensates children like Jeffrey, but it took 11 years for the first check to arrive. (AP Photo/William Stelzer)WASHINGTON (AP) — A system Congress established to speed help to Americans harmed by vaccines has instead heaped additional suffering on thousands of families, The Associated Press has found.


9 injured in crash involving SEPTA bus in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:33

9 injured in crash involving SEPTA bus in West PhiladelphiaNine people are hospitalized following a crash involving a SEPTA bus and another vehicle in West Philadelphia.


Chevrolet supports grassland preservation program

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:30

This Oct. 24, 2014 photo shows rolling grasslands in North Dakota’s prairie pothole region. Auto manufacturing company Chevrolet has become the first to purchase carbon credits under a public-private initiative that pays ranchers in the region to preserve grasslands instead of converting them to grow crops such as corn, which would release climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (AP Photo/John Flesher)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Chevrolet has become the first corporate participant in a public-private initiative that pays farmers not to convert natural prairie to large-scale crop production, which would release gases that are warming the planet, officials said Monday.


Driver to be charged after car hits 2nd floor of home in Hockessin, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:30

Driver to be charged after car hits 2nd floor of home in Hockessin, DelawareA driver is facing multiple charges after a crash last week in Hockessin, Delaware that left a gaping hole in the 2nd floor of a home.


Grandson sentenced in California dragging death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:11
WILLITS, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California family says it is still trying to understand what led to the slaying of their 84-year-old father, who was killed by being dragged behind a pickup truck for six miles.

Leading Senate Democrats urge Obama to act on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:02

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid addresses reporters after a leadership election for the Congress in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leaders on Monday urged President Barack Obama to use his executive powers to make changes to the country's immigration system and outlined major revisions they would like to see included. For many months, Obama has warned Republicans in Congress that if they continue to block comprehensive immigration legislation, he would act unilaterally where he can. An announcement could be imminent, as Obama has promised to make the move before year's end. Republican leaders have vowed to undo or weaken any actions Obama takes. ...


Wind firm sues to block release of bird-death data

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — A company that operates at least 13 wind-energy facilities across three states is suing in federal court to block the U.S. government from releasing information to The Associated Press about how many birds are found dead at its facilities.

Hunter shoots at dead deer on cart, hits other man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:59
EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man who had shot a deer in the Hudson Valley woods was hauling it away on a cart when he was wounded by second hunter firing at the dead animal.

US review of IS video confirms American's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:56

US review of IS video confirms American's deathThe White House on Sunday confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, a former soldier who tried to help wounded Syrians caught in a brutal civil war but ended up dying himself at the hands of Islamic State militants.


Teen turns himself in after vandalizing Manayunk park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:52

Teen turns himself in after vandalizing Manayunk parkPhiladelphia police say a teenager has turned himself in after being caught on camera vandalizing a park in Manayunk.


Dogs found to have killed woman on Wyoming Indian reservation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 01:39
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A woman found dead from an animal attack on a Wyoming Indian reservation last week, prompting authorities to warn that dangerous wildlife might be on the prowl, appears to have been the victim of a dog mauling, officials said on Monday. Preliminary autopsy findings and an analysis of hair found at the site of the attack on the Wind River Reservation show the 40-year-old woman died from hypothermia and blood loss tied to severe injuries inflicted by “multiple dogs,” Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen said in a statement. ...