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Lots of rough weather...Greenpeace loses court case...New trial sought in Patz case

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 9, 2015 at 4:10 a.m.



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UNDATED (AP) — A pre-season tropical storm is crawling northward off the Carolinas with top sustained winds of 60 mph. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued and the National Hurricane Center also warns of rough surf and rip currents. Tropical Storm Ana is expected to deliver 2 to 4 inches of rain over the weekend, with some areas getting up to 6 inches. In the Plains, heavy rain is expected to cause some flooding and there could be some tornadoes.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A published report says Greenpeace has been enjoined from approaching Royal Dutch Shell ships or flying unmanned aircraft over the offshore Arctic area where the company plans to drill. The Alaska Dispatch News reports U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason established buffer zones from 300 feet to about 5,000 feet. Shell sued after Greenpeace protesters boarded a heavy-lift ship carrying a drilling unit.

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors will seek another trial in the 1979 disappearance of a young New York City boy that stunned the nation and made 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) one of the first missing children to appear in a nationwide milk carton campaign. Jurors reported yesterday they were hopelessly deadlocked 11-1 in favor of convicting Pedro Hernandez, who confessed to the killing in 2012. The defense says he's mentally ill.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A young girl has been convicted by a Utah jury in a 50-mile crime spree that left her boyfriend and a sheriff's deputy dead and another wounded. Prosecutors say Meagan Grunwald, who was 17 at the time, was violently in love with her much older boyfriend and would do anything to stay with him, including driving a speeding getaway car in the three-county chase. She faces a possible life term.

BAGHDAD (AP) — The spokesman for the Interior Ministry says that 40 inmates escaped from a prison in eastern Iraq after overpowering guards in an assault that killed six police officers and 30 prisoners. Brig. Gen. Saad Maan said Saturday that a fight broke out among the inmates and when guards went to investigate, they were overpowered and had their weapons taken.

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