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Jury convicts woman in Texas stiletto shoe killing

April 8, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Prosecutor John Jordan does a crime scene demonstration, using a dummy, during the trial against Ana Trujillo Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Houston. Trujillo, 45, is charged with murder, accused of killing her 59-year-old boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson with the heel of a stiletto shoe, at his condominium in June 2013. Defense attorney Jack Carroll, [&hellip...

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‘Cuban Twitter’ _overtly political, poking Castros

April 8, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT., right, talks with US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 8, 2014,...

Investors shed tech, biotech stocks

April 8, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, a banner with the Twitter logo hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange in New York the day after the company went public. Stocks are down for many technology companies, including Twitter,...

3 charged in Detroit mob beating of motorist

April 8, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

These undated photos provided by the Detroit Police Department on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 shows, from left, Wonzey Saffold, 30; James Davis, 24, and Bruce Wimbush Jr., 17. The three were charged Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the beating of a 54-year-old man after...

Lawsuit: Male stripper did show at NY nursing home

April 8, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Bernice Youngblood, 85, seated, a resident of the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, listens during a news conference on the lawn of the nursing home with her sons Darrell, left, and Franklin, center, and granddaughter, Saniya Delgado and...

Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people

April 7, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS DATE TO APRIL 7 Firefighters rescue a family from their home, surrounded by floodwaters, in a mobile home park in Pelham, Ala., on Monday, April 7, 2014. Overnight storms dumped torrential rains in central Alabama, causing flooding across a wide...

Judge rejects request to dismiss Chris Brown case

April 7, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 8, 2014 file photo shows singer Chris Brown arriving at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington. Lawyers for Brown are headed back to court in Washington, but the Grammy winner won’t be there. Brown’s trial on...

Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor

April 7, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 6, 2012 file photo Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, left, registers for her ballot during a strike authorization vote at a high school in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week announced an agreement with several...

Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer

April 7, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 26, 2014, file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Capping a three-month struggle, the Senate closed in Monday on passage of election-year legislation to restore jobless benefits for the...

Harsh winter damages Michigan’s fruit trees, vines

April 7, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

This June 2, 2010 photo shows marble-size Golden Delicious apple blossoms, in Armada Township, Mich. Michigan’s heavy snowfall and bitter cold winter have damaged some fruit trees and vineyards, according to a leading state farm group. The late thaw is...