Daily Archive: March 18, 2013

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Metro

Seton Hill mourns pregnant coach killed in crash

MEMORIAL MASS–Members of the Seton Hill University’s women’s Lacrosse team attend a memorial mass in St. Joseph Chapel on coach on the school’s Greensburg, Pa., Sunday, March 17, 2013. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Joe Hermitt) by Kevin BegosAssociated Press WriterGREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Somber athletes, students and school staff hugged and cried in a century-old chapel on the campus of a small Catholic university outside Pittsburgh, mourning the loss of a coach who died along with her unborn child when the team’s bus crashed on the way to a game.

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National

Trial over NYPD stop-and-frisk tactic set to begin

SILENT MARCH–In this June 17, 2012 photo, demonstrators hold signs during a silent march in New York to end the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” program. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) by Colleen Long Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department’s practice of stopping, questioning and frisking people on the street is facing its biggest legal challenge this week with a federal civil rights trial on whether the tactic unfairly targets minorities.

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Metro

2 Ohio football players convicted of raping girl

CONVICTED–Ma’lik Richmond, center, stands with his father, Nathaniel Richmond, left, and attorney Walter Madison after he and co-defendant Trent Mays, 17, were found guilty on rape and other charges after their trial in juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio, Sunday, March 17. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, Pool) by Andrew Welsh Huggins AP Legal Affairs Writer STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Sunday convicted two members of Steubenville’s celebrated high school football team of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl, concluding a months-long ordeal for the victim and the accused, even though the case is far from over for the community.

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National

Secret testimony fighting Philly 'no snitch' ethos

DISTRICT ATTORNEY SETH WILLIAMS by Craig R. McCoy The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia prosecutors are wielding a new tool to combat the city’s “no snitch” culture — using grand juries to shield witnesses from threats by allowing them to testify in secret.