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Mother, child critical in West Kensington hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 16:32

Mother, child critical in West Kensington hit-and-runA mother and her young child are hospitalized after a hit-and-run accident in the West Kensington section of Philadelphia.

Hit by school violence, Colorado mulls districts' liability

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 15:09

Michael and Desiree Davis, middle right and left, whose daughter Claire was killed in a shooting at Arapahoe High School, listen to Republican legislators speak in favor of a bill aimed to make Colorado schools liable for shootings, at the state Legislature, in Denver, Monday April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A novel approach to make public schools liable for campus violence under a measure is advancing in Colorado, even as lawmakers from both parties wonder whether liability will prevent the next mass shooting.

Jodi Arias saga comes to a close with life prison sentence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 15:07

Jodi Arias, left, looks on next to her attorney, Jennifer Willmott, during her sentencing in Maricopa County Superior Court, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Phoenix. A judge sentenced Arias, a convicted murderer, to life in prison without the possibility of release, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention with its salacious details. (Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Family members of the man who was killed by Jodi Arias were unrelenting in their criticism of the convicted murderer when given a chance to speak at her sentencing.

Attempts to dislodge cougar hiding under LA house fail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that's a local celebrity has moved in under a Los Angeles home, and despite wildlife workers using a prod and firing tennis balls and bean bags at it, it appears unwilling to move.

UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:31

FILE- In this March 16, 2015, file photo, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers a speech during a symposium of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations at the UN University in Tokyo. Ki-moon said in a report released Monday, April 13, 2015, that 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram.

JetBlue earliest to cancel during storms, says fewer refunds result

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:23

File photo of an airport worker leading JetBlue planes onto the tarmac of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New YorkBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - JetBlue Airways Corp , the fifth biggest U.S. airline by passengers carried, consistently cancels flights sooner than rivals when storms pummel the U.S. Northeast, a tactic that may help its customers reach destinations more reliably, a Reuters analysis of flight data shows.     Scrapping some flights hours ahead of a storm lets an airline re-allocate planes and crew earlier, meaning fewer flights and passengers canceled in total as a storm passes.     Canceling early also spares travelers unnecessary trips to the airport and gives them more options to rebook, compared with cancellations that take place at the last minute. Early cancellations reduce requests for refunds, JetBlue's Chief Executive Officer Robin Hayes told Reuters.     The Reuters analysis found that 41 percent of cancellations by the five biggest U.S. carriers this winter occurred 12 or more hours before scheduled departures.

Flight returns to Seattle after worker trapped in cargo hold

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:16

In this photo taken Tuesday, March 24, 2015, an Alaska Airlines jet moves past others already parked at a terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines says a Los Angeles-bound flight has returned to Seattle after the pilot heard a trapped worker banging inside the plane's cargo hold.

NYC making tickets for low-level crimes harder to ignore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:05

This graphic provided by New York City Hall, shows New York City’s redesigned summons form. City officials on Tuesday April 14, 2015, plan to unveil a series of reforms to the summons process, including a new court appearance ticket, which is now easier to understand and harder to ignore. It has been redesigned to move the court date from the bottom to the top of the page, bubbles highlight the location of the summons court and direct language warns that failure to appear can result in arrest. (New York City Hall, via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City wants to make its tickets harder to ignore.

NYC man sentenced to 25 years to life for crash that killed family

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:33
(Reuters) - A New York City man was sentenced to a prison term of 25 years to life on Monday over a fatal 2013 hit-and-run car crash that killed a young Orthodox Jewish family, prosecutors said. Julio Acevedo, 46, was convicted over the collision that killed Raizy and Nachman Glauber, 21, and their premature infant, the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office said in a statement. The victims were members of an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and were on the way to the hospital in Mar. 2013 when their taxi was hit broadside by a gray BMW sedan, police said.

Dash cam: Officer who shot black man told boss he ran away

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:26

Malik Shabazz, the president and founder of Black Lawyers for Justice, speaks at a rally in front of North Charleston, S.C., City Hall on Monday, April 13, 2015. Shabazz said his group will do its own investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by a white North Charleston police officer in a case that has renewed the national debate over blacks being killed by white officers. Shabazz has also called for a special prosecutor to investigate. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man can be heard telling his supervisor twice that he didn't understand why the man ran away, according to dashcam video.

Milwaukee motorist, teen shot, killed after van hits child

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:47
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man whose van struck and killed a 2-year-old boy on a Milwaukee street was shot to death after getting out to check on the child, police said. A 15-year-old boy, a brother of the 2-year-old who came from a nearby house, was also fatally shot at the scene.

Former San Francisco 49er a suspect in death of prison cellmate

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:40
A former NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers who was sent to a California prison for domestic violence, vehicle theft and other charges, is a suspect in the death of his cellmate, officials said on Monday. Lawrence Phillips, 39, was a suspect in the killing of 37-year-old Damion Soward, who was found unresponsive in the cell on Saturday and died at a local hospital the next day, Kern Valley State Prison spokesman Lieutenant Marshall Denning said in a statement. Phillips played for three NFL teams over four years in the 1990s, ending his career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1999. The statement said Phillips entered Kern Valley State Prison in the central California city of Delano in October 2008 and was serving a sentence of 31 years and four months for inflicting great bodily injury, corporal injury to spouse, false imprisonment and vehicle theft.

Colwyn chaos: Former borough manager locked out

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:25

 Former borough manager locked outIt was another wild night in Colwyn, Pa.

Man beaten by deputies after chase says he feared for life

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:13

This undated booking photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department shows Francis Jared Pusok, of Apple Valley, Calif. Pusok, who fled by car and then on a stolen horse when deputies tried to serve a search warrant in an identity-theft investigation Thursday. A California sheriff has placed 10 deputies on paid administrative leave after news video recorded a violent arrest that he says appeared to be excessive force. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man punched and kicked by sheriff's deputies after a chase involving a stolen horse said Monday that he feared for his life during the violent arrest that was recorded by a TV news helicopter.

Washington state school district removes 143 students over vaccine law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:10

Nurses prepare influenza vaccine injections during a flu shot clinic in BostonBy Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state school district pulled 143 students who lacked documentation proving they had received required immunizations from classrooms on Monday, in a first-in-the-state clamp-down triggered by a recent measles epidemic. The Spokane Public Schools, the state's second-largest district, made the decision after a measles epidemic in which more than 150 people fell ill across the United States, and a whooping cough outbreak in the state's eastern city. "(The students) stay out of school until they show compliance," district spokesman Kevin Morrison said. All U.S. states require certain vaccines for students for diseases such as mumps, rubella, tetanus or polio, but school immunization laws grant exemptions to children for medical reasons, including an inhibited immune system.

UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report says 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram.

Multi-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Platt Bridge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:54

Multi-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Platt BridgeA multi-vehicle crash grounded traffic to a halt on the Platt Memorial Bridge Monday night.

Ben Carson to make 'major announcement' on May 4: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:48

Carson speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in MarylandWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired physician Ben Carson, considered a potential Republican presidential contender, plans a major announcement on May 4 in Detroit, CNN reported on Monday, citing his spokeswoman. "He will make an announcement. But he's still very much in the exploratory phase, so he hasn't made a decision yet," the spokeswoman, Deana Bass, told the network. Carson, 63, who is popular with Tea Party conservatives, said in February he was considering a possible presidential announcement in May. ...

Man who was kicked out of Florida bar lights bouncer on fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:48
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man tossed gasoline on a bouncer and then lit him on fire after he was kicked out of a bar.

Policeman investigated after report of tampering with corpse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:43
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A police Medal of Valor winner is under investigation after allegations that he improperly handled the corpse of a man shot by officers — and even joked about tickling his feet.