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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:47
Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, on March 25, 2014. Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him in a text message sent less than three weeks before he shot her dead, his murder trial heard Thursday. "I'm scared of you sometimes and how you snap at…
Police believe accused high school stabber threatened 2 classmates before spree
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:46
April 10, 2014: A bouquet of flowers is taped to a stairway rail near the closed entrance to Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Detectives believe a boy charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school threatened two students by phone before the attack, according to a search warrant. Neither was one of the victims.
Sky-watchers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:46
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. The lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours beginning at about 2 a.m. EDT, when the moon began moving into Earth's shadow. A little more than an hour later, the moon could be seen eclipsed and bathed in an orange, red or brown glow.
TRACKING TROUBLE? Police say suspects wore GPS devices during killings
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:46
This combination of undated photos from the Megan's Law website shows Stephen Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested April 11 on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. (AP Photo/Megan's Law) April 13, 2014: A portrait of murder victim Martha Anaya, left, is displayed on a table as her mother Herlinda Salcedo cries.
REGULATION NATION American beer brewers battle gov't grain proposal
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:46
A fight is brewing between American beer makers and the federal government over happy hour ... for cows. For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT "The whole brewing community was shocked about it," said Josh Deth, co-owner of Revolution Brewing in Chicago,…
RULE REVERSAL IRS to revise regs limiting activities of political groups
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:46
March 22, 2013: This photo shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.AP The Internal Revenue Service plans to rewrite proposed regulations limiting the political activities of the same type of tax-exempt groups the agency was accused of targeting after backlash from GOP lawmakers and politically active nonprofit groups. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told USA Today on Monday that the agency will likely "re-propose a redefined rule and ask for more public…
'ON THE BRINK': Ukraine moves to drive out pro-Russian forces in east
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:46
Ukraine's acting president said Tuesday that a military operation to quash a pro-Russian insurgency has started in eastern Ukraine after more than a week of seizures of government building in the latest standoff to grip the country. Oleksandr Turchynov said the “anti-terrorist” operation began in the early morning hours in the northern Donetsk region, where the majority of the pro-Russian forces are located, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Obama, Putin spar on Ukraine
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 04:32
President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to keep talking — but little else — in a telephone call Monday over Moscow's support for separatist protesters in Ukraine, the U.S. and Russia said. A senior administration official told NBC News that Putin sought the discussion, which was described as "frank and direct." The official said Obama made it clear that "Russia's actions are neither consistent with or conducive" to a settlement to the…
How Boston manhunt spiraled into chaos
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 04:32
WATERTOWN, Mass. -- “Don’t approach the subjects. Wait for backup.” That was the terse reply to Watertown police Officer Joe Reynolds from a dispatcher when he radioed that he was tailing a black SUV. But Reynolds would soon learn that waiting for backup was not an option. When he followed the SUV onto Laurel Street just before 1 a.m. on April 19, 2013, the driver stepped out and began shooting and flinging bombs, setting off…
Video: Ebola spreads to cities
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 03:31
BREAKING: Watch Live: 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius Grilled at Murder Trial