Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court in New York. Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, but a Manhattan judge must decide whether his murder confession in one of the nation’s most haunting child disappearances can be used at a potential trial. Hernandez confessed on hours of video but his lawyer Harvey Fishbein says the admissions were illegal because he didn’t understand his Miranda rights. He says the confession is false, and defense experts have said Hernandez has a mental disorder. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use the confession that appears to be their key evidence in a notorious missing children's case.



Boehner calls for shift in military strategy, as Hagel replaced

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Boehner, who leads Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday that the selection of a replacement for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense must be accompanied by a new look at U.S. military policies. "This personnel change must be part of a larger re-thinking of our strategy to confront the threats we face abroad, especially the threat posed by the rise of ISIL," Boehner, the House speaker, said in a statement, signaling a potential tough tone by Republicans in Congress on the appointment. ...
US stocks inch further into record territory

Specialist Michael Pistillo, left, and trader Thomas Ferrigno work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. U.S. stocks rose in early trading in line with gains from Asian markets and thanks to improvement in German business confidence. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher in midday trading, keeping major indexes at record levels.



United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2010 file photo, United Technologies Chairman & CEO Louis Chenevert listens as President Barack Obama holds a roundtable discussion with CEO's and business leaders in Mumbai, India. Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, the abrupt retirement of Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him. Chenevert, 56, is also stepping down as chairman. He had been appointed to both jobs in 2008.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him.



Questions, answers about Detroit's bankruptcy

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo is the skyline of the city of Detroit. Detroit told a judge Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that the city needs a few more weeks before it's ready to officially get out of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit said Monday it needs more time to wrap up critical deals with creditors before it will be ready to officially emerge from bankruptcy.





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