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Officer investigated after jumping in car with arrested man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 09:19
MIAMI (AP) — An internal affairs investigation was underway Friday after a 47-second video emerged showing a Miami police officer putting a handcuffed young man in the back of a cruiser and then jumping on top of him.

Relatives upset family wasn't quickly helped before shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 09:17

David Conley makes his first court appearance, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Houston. Conley, who has a violent criminal history, entered a Houston home through an unlocked window and fatally shot a woman he'd previously dated, her husband and six children, including a boy believed to be his own son, authorities said. He is charged with capital murder in the deaths (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON (AP) — Relatives of a Houston couple and their six children who were fatally shot in their home can't understand why it took authorities four visits and repeated 911 calls before going inside, a family friend said Friday.


Rabid kitten found in Del.; 13 people treated for exposure

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 09:04

Rabid kitten found in Del.; 13 people treated for exposureThirteen people are being treated for exposure to rabies after a kitten found near Middletown tested positive for the deadly virus.


Challenge stops confederate statue move at Univ. of Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 09:02

A statue of Jefferson Davis stands on the campus of the University of Texas, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The statue of Davis, who was president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, will be removed and placed in the school's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History as part of an educational display. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas on Friday abruptly canceled weekend plans to relocate a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis after a legal challenge from the same group that recently lost at the U.S. Supreme Court over rejected Confederate license plates.


Boy falls from 2nd-story window during game of hide-and-seek

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:56

Rabid kitten found in Del.; 13 people treated for exposureAn 8-year-old boy fell from a second-story window during a game of hide-and-seek, sending him to a hospital, police said.


Wolf floats plan that claims $17B in pension debt reduction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:46

Wolf floats plan that claims $17B in pension debt reductionGov. Tom Wolf is pushing a set of changes to Pennsylvania's two large public employee pension systems that he estimates would reduce the state's pension debt by more than $17 billion in the coming decades.


Casino says it only destroyed cards before knowing of scheme

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:43

Casino says it only destroyed cards before knowing of schemeA New Jersey casino destroyed playing cards involved in a lawsuit against a professional gambler it says cheated it out of $9.6 million, but only as part of its routine business practices and before it knew of the alleged scheme, according to a legal filing Friday.


Cape Cod race lets runners compete virtually from treadmills

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:41

In this Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 photo, Joe Ciavattone, an employee of Outside Interactive, demonstrates the company's virtual race technology at the New Balance Falmouth Road Race expo in Falmouth, Mass. The company is partnering with the race to let runners compete on a treadmill virtually from anywhere while watching video footage of the actual 7-mile course. (AP Photo/Collin Binkley)FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — While thousands of runners descend upon Cape Cod for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race this weekend, an additional 100 are planning to compete from the comfort of their home or gym.


U.S. will not release hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:40
   Lawyers for the 36-year-old Yemeni detainee Tariq Ba Odah, said the decision indicated that President Barack Obama is unable to control growing divisions in his administration and achieve his goal of closing the Guantanamo detention facility before he leaves office in 2017. Ba Odah's defense attorney, Omar Farah, said the filing, which was sealed, reflected the Obama White House's inability to develop a coherent approach to transfer Ba Odah and 51 other detainees cleared for release.     "It is a transparent attempt to hide the fact that the Obama administration’s interagency process for closing Guantanamo is an incoherent mess," said Farah, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Couple who fled by boat to Bahamas with seven kids sentenced for fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:37
A Texas couple who fled by sail boat to the Bahamas with their seven children while facing trial for an online agriculture scam were sentenced on Friday to more than seven years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, federal prosecutors said. Donald Winberg, 44, and his wife Karlien, 33, of Earth, Texas, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver in April 2014. Prosecutors said they were able to obtain another boat and travel to the Bahamas. They were arrested there without incident on a boat near the Staniel Cay Yacht Club for failing to have proper identification and travel documents.

Man wanted in Bellmawr bank robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:25

Man wanted in Bellmawr bank robberyCamden County authorities are searching for the man who robbed a bank in Bellmawr on Friday.


3 California Highway Patrol officers, attorney, 5 others arrested in connection with killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:23
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 3 California Highway Patrol officers, attorney, 5 others arrested in connection with killing.

Officials: Man posed as doctor, treated patients in basement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:20

In this undated photo provided by the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office in the Staten Island borough of New York, Donald Lee-Edwards is shown. On Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, the district attorney’s office said that Lee-Edwards, who never had a medical license and previously worked as flight attendant, has been charged with posing as a doctor and treating more than 100 patients without a license. (Richmond County District Attorney’s Office via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — More than 100 patients were duped by a "dangerous scam artist" who posed as a clinical psychologist, met with patients in his basement and prescribed antidepressants, prosecutors said Friday in announcing his arrest.


Man wanted for 2 bank robberies in Philadelphia region

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:06

Man wanted for 2 bank robberies in Philadelphia regionFederal and local authorities need your help finding the man wanted in connection with two bank robberies in the region.


Georgia court weighs destiny of 18 captured beluga whales

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:03
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - A U.S. court hearing on Friday on the fate of 18 beluga whales captured in Russia pitted federal regulators against the Georgia aquarium seeking to bring them to the United States. U.S. environmental officers have said moving the whales to the United States would hasten the depletion of the wild population and violate the Marine Mammal Protection Act. "No matter how you slice the data," the whale population can't handle the losses from capture for display in zoos and aquariums, said Clifford Stevens, a lawyer for the government.

Officials: Man posed as doctor, treated patients in basement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 08:03

In this undated photo provided by the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office in the Staten Island borough of New York, Donald Lee-Edwards is shown. On Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, the district attorney’s office said that Lee-Edwards, who never had a medical license and previously worked as flight attendant, has been charged with posing as a doctor and treating more than 100 patients without a license. (Richmond County District Attorney’s Office via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man accused of posing as a doctor and treating more than 100 patients without a license has been arrested.


U.S. will not release hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 07:51
   Lawyers for the 36-year-old Yemeni detainee Tariq Ba Odah, said the decision indicated that President Barack Obama is unable to control growing divisions in his administration and achieve his goal of closing the Guantanamo detention facility before he leaves office in 2017. Ba Odah's defense attorney, Omar Farah, said the filing, which was sealed, reflected the Obama White House's inability to develop a coherent approach to transfer Ba Odah and 51 other detainees cleared for release.     "It is a transparent attempt to hide the fact that the Obama administration’s interagency process for closing Guantanamo is an incoherent mess," said Farah, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Fire at DrillChem plant north of Houston, no injuries: local broadcasters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 07:47
Explosions and a fire erupted on Friday at a DrillChem plant in Conroe, Texas, sending up flames and plumes of smoke that could be seen for miles around, but there were no initial reports of any injuries, police said. A dispatcher with the police department confirmed that the fire followed explosions on Friday afternoon at the plant.

Man gets life for Los Angeles murder-dismemberment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 07:46
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pennsylvania man will spend life in prison without any chance of parole for stabbing and dismembering a man in what authorities called a ritualistic killing at a Los Angeles hotel.

Battle over same-sex status on birth certificates in Texas and Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 07:43

A young boy waves rainbow flag while watching the San Francisco gay pride parade in San Francisco, CaliforniaAUSTIN, Texas/LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Two states that had blocked gay marriage are in legal battles over granting parenthood status to same-sex couples: Arkansas is trying to throw out a suit from couples seeking the status and Texas is saying it does not have forms ready. The cases come as states that had barred same-sex marriage grapple with changes brought by the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that made gay marriage legal in the United States. Three Arkansas same-sex couples have sued the state Health Department for refusing to record both partners as parents on birth certificates of the children they are raising.