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Bail is $1 million for officer charged in suspect shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 02:16

This photo provided by Baltimore Police shows Wesley Cagle. Cagle, a Baltimore police officer who authorities say shot a burglary suspect in the groin at close range after he'd been subdued is being charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, the city's top prosecutor announced Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (Baltimore Police via AP)BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Thursday set bail at $1 million for a police officer charged with attempted murder in what authorities describe as the shooting of a subdued burglary suspect at close range.


Abuse charge leads to new look at man's malnutrition death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:58
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are reviewing the 2009 malnutrition death of a disabled man after his sister was charged in Michigan with locking another sibling in a closet for years, a coroner said Thursday.

Father of unlicensed teen in fatal Pennsylvania crash gets prison term

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:49
A man was sentenced to up to 16 years in prison on Thursday for letting his 15-year-old daughter drive his SUV, which she crashed in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, killing three young friends. Michael Ware, 54, of Scarsdale, New York, pleaded guilty last month to three counts of involuntary manslaughter as well as three counts of reckless endangerment, one for each of the three teens in the car who survived the 2014 crash, including his daughter, Julia. Ware, who had been free on bail, was taken into custody after he was sentenced to 6-1/2 to 16 years in prison by Judge Raymond Hamill in Wayne County Court of Common Pleas in Honesdale.

After spate of shootings, Boston renews gun buyback program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:47
The program will allow gun owners to turn in unloaded weapons at local police stations from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in exchange for a $200 gift card. "If we get one gun off the street, this program's effective," Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement. Advocates of gun buyback programs, which have run in cities including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, say they aim to reduce shootings by removing firearms from circulation in crowded cities.

Administrative charges filed against 13 Cleveland officers in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:43
The 13 Cleveland police officers who fired a total of 137 rounds in a fatal shooting after a high-speed car chase in November 2012 will face administrative charges, city officials said on Thursday. The officers facing new disciplinary charges include Michael Brelo, who was acquitted in May in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams in one of a series of cases that have raised questions about police use of force, particularly against racial minorities, in the United States. The possible punishments from the proceedings range from suspension to dismissal from the department, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams said in a statement.

Flamboyant Trump evolved into cautious businessman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:42

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for the media during the third day of the Women's British Open golf championship on Trump's Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Trump sells himself as a bold empire builder, the kind of risk taker who can force through big changes in Washington as president the country needs. Yet a review of the billionaire’s financial filings and recent deals suggests he’s no swashbuckler. Trump is reluctant to take on debt after it nearly ruined him in the 1990s, holds few stocks for someone of his wealth and has grown increasingly dependent on making money by lending out his name to others rather than developing real estate himself. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump sells himself as a bold empire builder, the kind of businessman who could force through big changes in Washington as president.


Katrina Survivor Clung to Trees as Husband Was Swept Away

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:35
Diane Brugger lost her husband, her home and her business to Katrina.

Underwriters: Hole-in-ones at Greenbrier Classic too short

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:30
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The $192,000 in payouts to fans attending the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic last month is now in dispute.

Buses for pope's visit to park at Philadelphia stadiums

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:27

Buses for pope's visit to park at Philadelphia stadiumsBuses and RVs will fill the parking lots at Philadelphia's sports complex for Pope Francis' visit next month.


After blast, RI asks Coast Guard to remove old power lines

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:26
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo wants the Coast Guard to remove abandoned power cables near state beaches after a corroded copper cable was identified as the likely cause of an explosion that injured a beachgoer.

Cleveland seeks to discipline officers in 137-shot barrage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:16
CLEVELAND (AP) — Thirteen Cleveland police officers who fired guns during a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed chase have been notified that they face administrative discipline.

Eighteen military paratroopers struck by lightning in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:15
None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, said Staff Sergeant Deshannon Austin, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, where the troops were housed. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Wednesday during a training exercise involving the firing of live ammunition at targets, he said. Ten of the paratroopers remained under medical observation on Thursday, he said.

Former red light camera CEO pleads guilty in Chicago bribe scheme

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:11
The former chief executive of a red-light camera company that used to run Chicago's controversial traffic cameras pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal bribery charges. Karen Finley, 55, entered her plea before U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall who said the former CEO of Australian camera firm Redflex Traffic Systems will be sentenced in February - after a trial of a co-conspirator - to a maximum of five years in federal prison. According to a federal indictment, Finley, former city worker John Bills, and Bills' friend Martin O'Malley, who worked as a contractor for Redflex, conspired for Bills to receive $570,000 in cash, an Arizona condo and other kickbacks.

AccuWeather: Humid, Spotty Downpours Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:48

 Humid, Spotty Downpours TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says overnight rain could be heavy enough to cause poor drainage area flooding.


Former President Jimmy Carter to be treated for brain cancer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:47

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attends the 2008 Democratic National Convention in DenverBy David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday that his cancer has spread to his brain and he will start radiation treatment for it later in the day, adding that his fate was "in the hands of God." Carter, 90, held a news conference on his condition barely a week after announcing he had undergone surgery for liver cancer. Carter served as president from 1977 to 1981 and became active in humanitarian causes and monitoring elections after leaving office. Asked on Thursday if he had any regrets, Carter said he wished he had sent one more helicopter in the failed attempt to rescue the Iran hostages, adding that he would have been re-elected had the effort succeeded.


Rescuers respond to crane accident in Manayunk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:44

Rescuers respond to crane accident in ManayunkRescuers are responding to a crane accident in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia.


Prosecutor reviews report on officer's shooting of teenager

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:39
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Memphis says she is reviewing a report on the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.

Poll: Majority in US wants gov't to curb prescription costs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:36

FILE - In this June 14, 2011, file photo, various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions, are displayed in Willingboro, N.J. A new poll out Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, finds that Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, regardless of their political affiliation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, "Obamacare." A new poll finds Americans worried about medication costs and broadly supporting government action to curb drug prescription prices.


Route 611 closed in Warrington Twp., Pa. after crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:24

Route 611 closed in Warrington Twp., Pa. after crashRoute 611 in Warrington Township, Pa. is closed after a crash.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 00:02

AP10ThingsToSee - Pelicans fly over Oladal island in Lima, Peru on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.