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Chinese woman charged in plot to steal U.S. corn technology

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:40
A Chinese woman has been arrested and charged with trying to steal patented U.S. seed technology as part of a plot to smuggle types of specialized corn from farm fields in the U.S. Midwest for use in China, authorities said on Wednesday. The woman, Mo Yun, is married to the founder and chairman of a Chinese conglomerate that runs a corn seed subsidiary. She and her brother, Mo Hailong, worked together and with others to steal the valuable corn seed from Iowa and Illinois, according to law enforcement officials. Mo Hailong was indicted and arrested in December.

Lawsuit: Afghanistan subcontractor cheated workers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:37
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal investigators are examining whether a military subcontractor underpaid scores of medical workers in Afghanistan, pocketing federal funds that the government intended the company use to pay its employees.

NYC construction firms accused of inspection scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:36

Manhattan Disctrict Attorney Cyrus Vance, right, speaks alongside New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters during a round table news conference with reporters at the Manhattan District Attorney's offices, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in New York. Vance announced the indictment of several individuals and businesses on charges including grand larceny, fraud, forgery, and evidence tampering through a building site safety inspection scam. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Two construction-safety companies dispatched cooks, hairdressers, bellhops and musicians to sign off as licensed safety experts — one of them dead — on inspections at dozens of Manhattan high-rise sites, authorities said Wednesday.


NYC construction firms accused of inspection scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:36

Manhattan Disctrict Attorney Cyrus Vance, right, speaks alongside New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters during a round table news conference with reporters at the Manhattan District Attorney's offices, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in New York. Vance announced the indictment of several individuals and businesses on charges including grand larceny, fraud, forgery, and evidence tampering through a building site safety inspection scam. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Two construction-safety companies dispatched cooks, hairdressers, bellhops and musicians to sign off as licensed safety experts — one of them dead — on inspections at dozens of Manhattan high-rise sites, authorities said Wednesday.


Massachusetts working on abortion clinic bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:35
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he expects to have a bill on his desk by the end of the month that would strengthen security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts working on abortion clinic bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:35
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he expects to have a bill on his desk by the end of the month that would strengthen security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

Police: Autistic boy, 11, kept in cage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:32

In this Tuesday, July 1, 2014 photo, a crime scene investigator and a detective carry a cage from a residence in Anaheim, Calif. An 11-year-old autistic boy who police suspect was kept in a cage has been removed from the home, and his parents have been arrested. (AP Photo/Kevin Warn)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a severely autistic boy were arrested after investigators determined the 11-year-old had been kept in a large metal cage, possibly to control his violent outbursts, authorities said Wednesday.


Body pulled from lake in Clementon, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:32

Body pulled from lake in Clementon, New JerseyPolice are investigating the discovery of a body in Silver Lake in Clementon, New Jersey.


Companies charged in NYC construction safety scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:31
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City say two companies used cooks, hairdressers and bellhops to sign construction inspection logs.

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill points rod tip at sockeye seminar

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:31
Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:

Patriots: Team owes Aaron Hernandez nothing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:30

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 24, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, looks toward defense attorneys James Sultan, left, and Charlie Rankin, right, during a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez is charged in the 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. Hernandez is expected to be in court Wednesday, July 2, 2014, for a hearing in wrongful death civil lawsuits filed against him by the two men's families. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool, File)BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for the New England Patriots has told a judge that the team does not owe "another penny" to former tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is charged in three killings.


Felix Hernandez named the AL pitcher of the month for June

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:30
Felix Hernandez was named the American League pitcher of the month on Wednesday afternoon. He beat out Garrett Richards of the Angels and Jon Lester of the Red Sox for the honor. Hernandez went 3-1 in six starts with a 122 ERA. In 44 1/3 innings pitched, he allowed just six runs. He struck out
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Felix Hernandez named the AL pitcher of the month for June

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:30
Felix Hernandez was named the American League pitcher of the month on Wednesday afternoon. He beat out Garrett Richards of the Angels and Jon Lester of the Red Sox for the honor. Hernandez went 3-1 in six starts with a 122 ERA. In 44 1/3 innings pitched, he allowed just six runs. He struck out

Felix Hernandez named the AL pitcher of the month for June

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:30
Felix Hernandez was named the American League pitcher of the month on Wednesday afternoon. He beat out Garrett Richards of the Angels and Jon Lester of the Red Sox for the honor. Hernandez went 3-1 in six starts with a 122 ERA. In 44 1/3 innings pitched, he allowed just six runs. He struck out

Felix Hernandez named the AL pitcher of the month for June

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:30
Felix Hernandez was named the American League pitcher of the month on Wednesday afternoon. He beat out Garrett Richards of the Angels and Jon Lester of the Red Sox for the honor. Hernandez went 3-1 in six starts with a 122 ERA. In 44 1/3 innings pitched, he allowed just six runs. He struck out

Felix Hernandez named the AL pitcher of the month for June

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:30
Felix Hernandez was named the American League pitcher of the month on Wednesday afternoon. He beat out Garrett Richards of the Angels and Jon Lester of the Red Sox for the honor. Hernandez went 3-1 in six starts with a 122 ERA. In 44 1/3 innings pitched, he allowed just six runs. He struck out

New Orleans police name person of interest in Bourbon Street shootout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:30
New Orleans police on Wednesday named a person of interest in a weekend shootout on the city's famed Bourbon Street in which 10 people were wounded. Police said they were seeking Justin Odom, 20, in connection with a barrage of gunfire that erupted after a verbal dispute between two men escalated into violence, sending revelers scrambling at about 2:45 a.m. on Sunday. Five of the victims remain hospitalized, including one in critical condition, department spokesman Officer Frank Robertson said by email. Amy Matthews, 21, who was vacationing in New Orleans with a friend, lost several of her teeth in the shooting, the West Australian newspaper reported.

Contractor denied release in Iran documents case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:30
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former defense contractor engineer poses too much of a flight risk to release from prison while he awaits trial on charges that he tried to ship sensitive military documents to Iran, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Contractor denied release in Iran documents case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:30
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former defense contractor engineer poses too much of a flight risk to release from prison while he awaits trial on charges that he tried to ship sensitive military documents to Iran, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Proponents of class-size initiative turn in signatures

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:28
Sponsors of an initiative to decrease Washington public school class sizes have turned in more than 325,000 signatures to the Washington secretary of state’s office.