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56 members of MS-13 gang are charged in Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 02:23
BOSTON (AP) — More than 50 members of the MS-13 gang in and around Boston have been indicted on federal racketeering charges, federal authorities announced Friday.

Cruz heads to tiny Iowa towns to complete 99-county trek

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 02:19

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, answers a question during a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)RINGSTED, Iowa (AP) — For Ted Cruz, the path to victory in Iowa doesn't run through Des Moines or Davenport or other voter-rich parts of this sprawling, largely rural state.


Mardi Gras season kicks into high gear with parades

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 02:15
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The ladders where children will sit and catch beads are out. The fences are up to protect lawns and houses. The grandstands are assembled.

30 young officers take oath at graduation from Philadelphia Police Academy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 02:15

30 young officers take oath at graduation from Philadelphia Police AcademyFriday was a big day for 30 new recruits with the Philadelphia Police Department. They spent nearly nine months training at the Police Academy, and have finally graduated.


Police: Shot fired in Ben Franklin High School, not active shooter situation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 02:14

3 in custody after shot fired in Ben Franklin High SchoolPhiladelphia police confirm that one shot was fired inside Ben Franklin High school on Friday, but say this is not an active shooter situation.


'Affluenza' teen left in juvenile detention in Texas, for now

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 02:04

Ethan Couch is seen getting into a vehicle to be driven to the airport in Mexico CityA Texas judge ruled on Friday that America's so-called "affluenza" teenager should remain in custody for now at a juvenile detention center in Fort Worth, where he has been held since he was deported from Mexico on Thursday. Ethan Couch, 18, fled to Mexico last month with his mother after he apparently violated the probation deal reached in juvenile court that kept him out of prison for killing four people while driving drunk in 2013. Judge Timothy Menikos said he was considering a move to an adult prison for Couch.


Linking 3 cases, cops hunt serial predator in college town

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 02:04
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The police chief of an Ohio college town said authorities are seeking a predator linked to sexual assaults on three women since 2006.

Crash involving school bus in Gloucester Twp., NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:58

Crash involving school bus in Gloucester Twp., NJFirst responders are on the scene of a crash involving a school bus in Gloucester Township.


Book with connection to Salem witch trials being auctioned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:57

This 2015 photo provided by Swann Auction Galleries shows the inside cover of the seventh edition of "The Bay Psalm Book." The book once belonged to Jonathan Corwin, a judge during the 1692 trials when 19 accused witches were hanged and another was crushed to death in Salem, Mass. It is scheduled to be auctioned on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (Swann Auction Galleries via AP)SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A psalm book once owned by a judge in the Salem witch trials is being sold.


Police find man's body inside Delaware home; suspect identified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:50

Police find man's body inside Delaware home; suspect identifiedPolice investigating a suspicious death after finding a man's body inside a home in New Castle, Delaware have identified a suspect.


Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs $28 million spending bill to address Flint's water emergency

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:47
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs $28 million spending bill to address Flint's water emergency.

The Latest: DA says don't feed 'affluenza' teen's ego

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:47

This frame grab from a Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 taken from a video provided by Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Migracion, INM, shows a hooded Ethan Couch, as he is processed by Mexican immigration agents, in Mexico City. INM said that Couch, who used an "affluenza" defense in a 2013 fatal drunken-driving accident in Texas, was taken to the Mexico City airport from an immigration holding center, ending his month-long stay in Mexico. Couch was escorted onto a commercial plane, en route to Dallas, Thursday morning. (Instituto Nacional de Migracion, INM via AP)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the case of Ethan Couch, the 18-year-old who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal 2013 drunken driving wreck in Texas and was recently deported from Mexico (all times local):


Couple robbed at gunpoint, home set ablaze; daughter missing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:45
MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police searched Friday for the adult daughter of a couple who were robbed at gunpoint and bound with duct tape before their home was set ablaze. The missing woman's boyfriend and another man are in custody in the attack.

Former French justice minister to receive honorary degree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:43
MILWAUKEE (AP) — France's justice minister, who unexpectedly resigned this week, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Key events in case of 'affluenza' teen Ethan Couch

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:42
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a Texas teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck will remain at a juvenile detention facility until a hearing next month. Ethan Couch, 18, was deported a day earlier from Mexico, where authorities believe he and his mother fled as Texas prosecutors investigated whether he violated his probation in the 2013 wreck.

Ben Franklin High School on lockdown after bullet casing found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:40

Ben Franklin High School on lockdown after bullet casing foundBen Franklin High School has been placed on lockdown after a bullet casing was found in the building.


Chicago announces new police training for dealing with mentally ill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:36

Chicago Mayor Emaunel Emanuel in a panel at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in WashingtonChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing sharp criticism over police shootings of civilians, announced reforms on Friday to address how police and other emergency workers respond to the mentally ill, including new crisis training for officers. Last month, a police officer responding to a call by a father who said his son was threatening him with a baseball bat fired into a home, killing both an emotionally-troubled college student and an innocent bystander. Both the families of Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old mother of five, have sued the city.


France says it suspends security cooperation with Burundi

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:21
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France says it has suspended its security and defense cooperation activities in Burundi.

The Latest: Lawyer denies Chicago cop tampered with dashcam

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:19
CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police shootings in the city (all times local):

Eagles, OT Lane Johnson agree to 6-year deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 01:19

Eagles, OT Lane Johnson agree to 6-year dealThe Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday they have agreed to terms on a six-year contract with Offensive Tackle Lane Johnson.