• Jodi Arias Trial: Judge Declares a Mistrial After Hung Jury

    Jodi Arias Trial: Judge Declares a Mistrial After Hung Jury

    (PHOENIX) — The jury could not reach an unanimous verdict in the sentencing of convicted killer Jodi Arias and the judge declared a mistrial. The verdict, announced Thursday, comes after a second jury considered her case because the first jury, which convicted her of murder two years ago, could not agree on whether to sentence her to death. Arias was found guilty in May 2013 for killing her on again-off again boyfriend Travis Alexander after a lengthy trial. Her first case gained national attention as the testimony was live-streamed and she shared extensive, explicit details about her alleged sexual encounters… Read more

  • Delta Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York

    Delta Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York

    (NEW YORK) — A plane skidded off a runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport while landing during a winter storm Thursday, shutting down the airport’s runway, officials said. Initially, there were no reports of injuries. Delta Flight 1086, an MD-88 arriving from Atlanta, skidded off runway 13 at 11:10 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said. “Customers deplaned via aircraft slides and have moved to the terminal on buses,” Delta said in a statement. “Our priority is ensuring our customers and crew members are safe. Delta will work with all authorities and stakeholders to look into what happened in this incident.”… Read more

  • SMU Fraternity Chapter Suspended After Alleged Neighbor Harassment

    SMU Fraternity Chapter Suspended After Alleged Neighbor Harassment

    (UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas) — A Texas fraternity at Southern Methodist University was placed on indefinite suspension amid a neighbor’s claims that students have been harassing him for months, a fraternity official said. Tim O’Connell said he and his wife have faced problems after complaining about the students’ noise. The couple’s security cameras appear to capture their neighbors urinating on their property, writing obscenities in the snow and throwing what’s believed to be raw meat into the O’Connell’s backyard. “They told me they pay rent and they can do whatever they want,” O’Connell said. Some of the students living in the… Read more

  • Kentucky Drivers Get Stranded on Snowy Interstate

    Kentucky Drivers Get Stranded on Snowy Interstate

    (ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky.) — Many Kentucky drivers on Wednesday spent the snowy evening in their cars, counting down 12 hours or more via Twitter and foraging for food, after two serious accidents on a major interstate. The state police estimated the backup to be 20 miles long. Because of a steep hill that police say is almost impossible to climb in the heavy snowstorm, the biggest backup is in the southbound lane of I-65, four miles north of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Another backup on northbound I-65, south of Elizabethtown, has been as long as 10 miles, according to police. Kentucky State Police… Read more

  • Boston Marathon Bombing: Inside Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 'It Was Him' Defense Strategy

    Boston Marathon Bombing: Inside Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 'It Was Him' Defense Strategy

    (BOSTON) — The trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev enters its second day Thursday, but the defense has already made a curiously blunt admission: “It was him.” One of the first things Tsarnaev’s attorney Judy Clarke told the court Wednesday was that he was responsible for the “senseless, horrific, misguided acts.” The defense would only contest the “why” of it all, she said, indicating it was Tsarnaev’s late older brother, Tamerlan, who pushed her client down the dark path. All day, the defense did not cross examine witness after witness from the prosecution while they recounted the horror… Read more

  • Marathon Bombing Suspect's Defense: 'It Was Him'

    Marathon Bombing Suspect's Defense: 'It Was Him'

    (BOSTON) — The defense team for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made a stunning admission at the beginning of the accused Boston Marathon bomber’s trial Wednesday: “It was him.” “We’re all going to come face to face with unbearable grief, loss and pain caused by a series of senseless, horribly misguided acts carried out by two brothers, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar,” defense attorney Judy Clarke told the court. “We do not and will not at any point in this case sidestep or attempt to sidestep Dzhokhar’s responsibility for his actions. We think the question of ‘why’ is important.”… Read more

  • Passengers Evacuate US Airways Flight After Smoke Fills Cabin

    Passengers Evacuate US Airways Flight After Smoke Fills Cabin

    (DENVER) — Passengers on US Airways Flight 445 from Charlotte were told to evacuate the plane as soon as it landed at Denver International Airport on Wednesday, authorities said. “The flight did have a smoke smell in cockpit. Evacuation slides deployed as plane was on the ground. Passengers were evacuated and bussed to concourse,” said Stacey Stegman, a spokeswoman for Denver International Airport, told ABC News. While only one person was injured, everybody else arrived safely, said Stegman. Brooks Robinson, of Atlanta, who was on the flight, described to ABC News the scene. “The jet stopped abruptly on the taxiway… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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