Feb 272015
 

JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Jurors who rejected an insanity defense and convicted a former Marine in the deaths of famed “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend said Wednesday the man’s past behavior undermined his argument that he couldn’t tell right from wrong. After a two-week trial in which jurors heard testimony about defendant Eddie Ray Routh’s erratic behavior, including statements about anarchy, the apocalypse and pig-human hybrids, they convicted him Tuesday night in the deaths of Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a Texas shooting range two years ago. Juror Christina Yeager told ABC’s “Good

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Feb 272015
 

TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A driver who abandoned his pickup truck on railroad tracks before a fiery crash with a commuter train made repeated attempts to get the vehicle off the rails and then ran for his life as the train approached, his lawyer said Wednesday. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez accidentally drove onto the tracks and made the situation worse by continuing forward in an attempt to get enough speed to get his wide pickup over the rails, attorney Ron Bamieh said. When that effort failed, he tried to push the truck and then fled before impact.

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Feb 272015
 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating a brand of the company’s dry dog food. Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit on Feb. 5 in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Nestle Purina PetCare Company. Lucido claims he fed his three dogs Beneful “kibble” style dog food, and within a short period of time, two were sick and one was dead. The suit alleges the food contains an animal toxin used in automobile antifreeze

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