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Parents of autistic Pennsylvania boy charged in starvation death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:05

Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, 38, is shown in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 4, 2014.Police in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, charged the parents of a 9-year-old autistic boy with homicide on Monday in their son's starvation death in July. Jarrod Tutko Jr. weighed just 16.9 pounds and measured 42 inches tall at the time of his death, Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico and city police said at a news conference. Jarrod N. Tutko Sr., 38, and Kimberly A. Tutko, 39, were arraigned before District Judge Barbara Pianka on criminal homicide charges. They were denied bail. ...

New York lawyers charged with bribing court employee for clients

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:04
By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three New York defense attorneys and a paralegal were indicted by the Manhattan district attorney on Monday on charges of bribing a court employee to steer clients to them. According to the indictment, lawyers Jae Lee, Dwane Smith and Benjamin Yu and paralegal Jose Nunez paid an employee of the New York Criminal Justice Agency to persuade people awaiting arraignment to hire them in return for faster processing of their cases. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. ...

45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:04

A small dog looks out from beneath a car in the front yard at a home where more than two dozen dogs were killed in an overnight fire in North Las Vegas on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Firefighters say at least 41 dogs were killed and 52 survived after the fire. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chase Stevens)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A weekend fire that tore through a North Las Vegas home with 93 small dogs — more than 15 times the maximum number of canines allowed in a house by the city — killed 45 of them and injured one man.

Almaz's story

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:03
Abused and unpaid - the story of an African servant in Saudi Arabia
Categories: BBC World News

Woman pleads not guilty to 20-year-old South Carolina kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:03
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Dorothy Lee Barnett, 54, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Charleston on Monday to charges of parental kidnapping and falsifying passports 20 years ago.      Barnett, a slight, blond woman who appeared smiling in court today in a striped prison uniform and handcuffs, was extradited from Australia to the United States late last week. ...

Coding for cannabis cash

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:03
The startups hoping to transform the marijuana industry
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Child abuse report criticises police

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:01
Children in South Yorkshire care homes were left vulnerable to sexual abuse because of police "shortcomings", a report finds.
Categories: BBC World News

Why 'boots on the ground'?

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:01
Where does this overused phrase come from?
Categories: BBC World News

Washington state fire crew rescues baby hamsters; photo goes viral

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:01
A Washington state firefighter treating a baby hamster with a tiny oxygen mask is the latest social media image to capture the attention of people around the world.

Texas jury starts deliberations in ‘black widow’ murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:58
By Marice Richter FORT WORTH Texas (Reuters) - A jury began deliberations on Monday in what has been dubbed the "black widow" case of a Texas woman accused of shooting her husband dead for insurance money and then launching a plot to frame someone else for the crime. Michele Williams, 45 and a mother of four, is on trial for murder and tampering with evidence. She faces up to life in prison if convicted of the 2011 killing of her husband in their home in an exclusive neighborhood in the Fort Worth suburb of Keller. ...

Open Source: Indian Anchor’s Scuffle in New York Draws Supporters and Critics

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:54
Indian journalists rallied Monday in support of a television host who was harassed by supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Croatia and the EU - what's changed?

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:52
One year after joining the EU the economy is still moribund
Categories: BBC World News

Boeing to shift some defense work out of Washington state: sources

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:51
By Andrea Shalal and Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Monday said it would move the majority of its defense services and support work out of Washington state to other U.S. cities, affecting the jobs of about 2,000 of its 5,200 defense employees in the Puget Sound region. The changes, first reported by Reuters earlier Monday, are part of ongoing efforts by Boeing to streamline its ...

A look at city council pay in other US cities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:43
The Boston City Council is considering boosting its annual pay from $87,500 to $112,500. Here's a look at what councilors earn in other U.S. cities:

Spurred by Ferguson, Chicago families want police shootings reviewed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:43
By Fiona Ortiz HARVEY Ill. (Reuters) - The national uproar over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager near St. Louis has prodded families and activists in the Chicago area to ask for investigations into what they say are similar incidents in the crime-ridden U.S. city.    Since the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, families of victims have held rallies across Chicago, where more than one person a month is shot dead by police. The Ferguson protests started in August when a white police officer shot to death 18-year-old Michael Brown, who witnesses say was trying to surrender. ...

Well: Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:42
Anecdotal reports suggest fleas are getting harder to control, but vets and product makers said the products still work.

Paralyzed children are latest worry as virus spreads in U.S.

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:39
This isn’t the first time the virus has been linked to paralysis. Until now, though, such cases have been extremely rare.

Truck driver in deadly Oklahoma crash did not take evasive action: official

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:39

Investigator-in-charge Jennifer Morrison and NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt view the wreckage of a bus crash in near DavisAUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - There was no sign the driver of a truck that hit a bus, killing four college softball players from Texas, tried to avoid the collision after he left an Oklahoma highway traveling at about 70 miles per hour, U.S. officials said on Monday. The 18-wheel tractor trailer was headed northbound late Friday on Interstate 35, a major north-south corridor, when driver Russell Staley, 53, veered across the median and struck a bus carrying the women's team from North Central Texas College. ...

Costco in Cabo severely damaged by Hurricane Odile, looters

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:35
Costco’s Mexican unit says its Cabo warehouse could be closed for months to recover from damage by Hurricane Odile and a subsequent wave of looting.

Boeing plans 2,000 cuts in defense work here

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:34
Boeing is moving significant defense work out of the Puget Sound region, affecting 2,000 jobs mostly in engineering.