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Broncos practice squad player sent home after prostitution sting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:37
Ryan Murphy, 23, was detained and questioned at a hotel in San Jose on Tuesday but was released when it was found he was not involved in any criminal activity, said Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Jensen. As a member of the Broncos' practice squad, the former Oregon State University defensive back would not be eligible to take the field when the team plays the Carolina Panthers in the NFL championship game in Santa Clara. "Although practice squad safety Ryan Murphy was not cited by police, we decided it was best for the team if we continued our preparations for Super Bowl 50 without him," Denver head coach Gary Kubiak said in a statement.

Widow of disgraced Illinois policeman pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:33
The widow of a northern Illinois policeman who staged his suicide in September to make it appear he was shot in the line of duty, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges related to his suspected embezzlement from a youth police explorer program. Melodie Gliniewicz, 51, was arraigned in Lake County Circuit Court on felony charges of disbursing charitable funds without authority and for personal benefit as well as money laundering.

9-year-old girl jumps from balcony to escape burning condo, caught by police officers in Mahwah

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:31

9-year-old girl jumps from balcony to escape burning condo, caught by police officers in MahwahSuddenly trapped and surrounded by intense flames inside the Mahwah apartment building, 9-year-old Sofya had no other choice but to take a leap of faith.


Fact sheet: 2016 Kia Sedona SXL

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:30
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2016 Kia Sedona's warranty, insides make it must-see minivan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:29
With the best warranty coverage of any minivan and an award-winning and inviting interior, the 2016 Kia Sedona is a must-see for anyone looking to buy a spacious and comfortable family ride.

Cosby lawyer says comedian was assured he was in the clear

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:28

Cosby lawyer says comedian was assured he was in the clearCosby's top legal adviser said he never would have let the comedian testify in a 2005 lawsuit if he thought Cosby could still face sexual assault charges.


Escaped murderer gets maximum sentence for daring NY prison break

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:27

David Sweat appears in court for his arraignment at Clinton County court, in PlattsburghA convicted killer whose daring escape last year from an upstate New York prison triggered a massive three-week manhunt received a maximum sentence on Wednesday, after apologizing in court for his actions. David Sweat pleaded guilty to two counts of escape and one of promoting prison contraband in November, five months after he was shot and captured about two miles from the Canadian border. Sweat and fellow inmate Richard Matt broke out of the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, on June 6, using hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat as part of an elaborate escape plan.


Fugitive real estate heir Robert Durst pleads guilty to weapon charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:21

Fugitive real estate heir Robert Durst pleads guilty to weapon chargeA fugitive New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in Louisiana on Thursday to a weapons charge and has agreed to a sentence of seven years and one month imprisonment.


Veterans' families seek ban as dogs walk among gravestones

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:18
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — Families of those buried in Rhode Island's veterans' cemetery say that using the grounds as a dog park is disrespectful to the fallen, and they're battling pet owners over access to the property.

Real estate scion Robert Durst pleads guilty to gun charge in New Orleans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:15

File photo of Real estate heir Robert Durst appearing in a New York criminal courtroomReal estate heir and murder suspect Robert Durst pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge in New Orleans on Wednesday, setting the stage for his return to California to face charges in the 2000 death of a longtime friend. Durst, 72, could be sentenced to seven years and one month in prison under his plea agreement, followed by three years of supervised release. Shackled and wearing an orange jumpsuit, Durst appeared frail and thin at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt.


Ailing gray seal pup has been rescued off New York beach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:10

In this image provided by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, a 1-month-old male gray seal pup is found on a beach in Hampton Bays, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The marine animal rescue group says the pup was lethargic and underweight. It is being treated at the foundation's Riverhead facility. (Daniella Ferina, Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation via AP)RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A marine animal rescue group says an ailing gray seal pup has been rescued from a beach in New York.


Why voters should take NH polls with a grain of road salt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:52

Why voters should take NH polls with a grain of road saltVoters might want take all those presidential polls coming out of wintry New Hampshire with a grain of road salt. The Iowa caucuses showed that survey-takers had a tough time pinning down the state's fickle ...


Man pulls gun in road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:27

Man pulls gun in road rage incidentA pickup driver who pointed a gun at a motorcycle rider in Nevada says he felt threatened in a road rage incident caught on camera.


The Latest: Fugitive real estate heir pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:26

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 17, 2015 file photo, Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment on murder charges in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled Durst’s re-arraignment for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, on a charge of illegally carrying a .38-caliber revolver after a felony conviction. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the plea agreement of a New York heir wanted in California for the death of a friend (all times local):


Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy sent home after being swept up in prostitution sting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:21

Denver Broncos safety Ryan Murphy sent home after being swept up in prostitution stingDenver Broncos rookie safety Ryan Murphy and his brother were detained and questioned Tuesday as part of a prostitution sting in San Jose, California.


SEPTA train hits disabled taxi, 1 person injured in Conshohocken

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:10

SEPTA train hits disabled taxi, 1 person injured in ConshohockenOfficials say one person was injured after a SEPTA train on the Manayunk-Norristown Line hit a disabled taxi-cab in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.


Alleged phony priest arrested for pope-trip swindle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly posed as a priest and officiated at Masses, funerals, confessions, and at least one marriage was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling thousands of dollars in phony tickets to see Pope Francis during last year's U.S. visit.

Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:02
BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.

Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:58
BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.

Coach fired for confronting ref pleads guilty to harassment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 23:43

Coach fired for confronting ref pleads guilty to harassmentA suburban Philadelphia high school basketball coach who was fired for physically confronting a referee has pleaded guilty to a harassment citation.