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Police: 3 football players stabbed in fight at Morgan State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:03

 3 football players stabbed in fight at Morgan StateTwo groups of people got into a fight Tuesday outside a dining hall on the Morgan State University campus, and three football players were stabbed by someone swinging a knife wildly, police and college officials said.


Prince Charles, Camilla in US capital; will meet with Obama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:50

Britain's Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The couple is scheduled to visit cultural and educational sites over the next three days. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a three-day visit, during which they plan to visit cultural and educational sites before heading to Kentucky.


Penn State professor arrested in Miami after rant on plane

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:48
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Penn State University associate sociology professor says she doesn't know why her onboard speech about U.S.-Venezuela relations got her pulled off a flight in Miami.

Alaska state lawmakers seek pet protection in domestic violence cases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:46
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - The well-being of pets would be considered in divorce, domestic violence and other types of cases under a bill introduced in the Alaska legislature, lawmakers said on Tuesday. The bill is in part designed to disarm abusers who use pets as leverage, said Republican State Representative Liz Vazquez of Anchorage, one of the bill's authors. "More and more animals are used by an abuser for punishment, manipulation or revenge against a victim," Vasquez said. "They will threaten to kill, maim or torture a pet to gain control over the family." The bill, introduced on Monday, also would amend domestic violence statutes to include temporary care or protection for animals.

U.S. review of San Diego police misconduct finds lax supervision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:40
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. Department of Justice review of the San Diego Police Department has recommended the department overhaul its supervision practices following misconduct in which officers took advantage of women sexually, officials said on Tuesday. The San Diego police chief welcomed the findings from the Department of Justice report, which had been requested by the former head of the city's police department. The most high-profile case of misconduct that led to the federal review involved former officer Anthony Arevalos, who in 2012 pleaded guilty to sexual battery and other charges for demanding sexual favors from several women he stopped on duty. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, and the city eventually paid nearly $6 million to settle a lawsuit over Arevalos' misconduct against one woman.

Snowpack is declining in valleys where Colorado River begins

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:36

This Oct. 22, 2010, file photo, shows low water levels in Boulder Harbor in Lake Mead, Ariz. Drought in the southwestern U.S. is depleting the vast Lake Mead on the Colorado River to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir was filled in the 1930s. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, file)Snowpack in the mountains and valleys where the Colorado River originates has been shrinking since the beginning of March, a federal water expert said Tuesday. The snow ranged between 89 and 91 percent ...


Mom was ordered away from baby she's accused of decapitating

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:30
CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter had been ordered by a court to stay away from the child, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Feds: US Air Force vet tried to join Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:22
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic plotted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and was arrested on terrorism charges, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia under control

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:21

4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia under control, 100 displacedA 4-alarm fire at a Northeast Philadelphia apartment building has been placed under control.


Premera Blue Cross breached, medical information exposed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:20
By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday it was a victim of a cyberattack that may have exposed medical data and financial information of 11 million customers, in the latest serious breach disclosed by a healthcare company. Premera said the attackers may have gained access to claims data, including clinical information, along with banking account numbers, Social Security numbers, birth dates and other data in an attack that began in May 2014. It is the largest breach reported to date involving patient medical information, according to Dave Kennedy, an expert in healthcare security who is chief executive of TrustedSEC LLC. About 6 million of the people whose accounts were accessed are residents of Washington state, where customers include employees of Amazon.com Inc , Microsoft Corp and Starbucks Corp , according to Premera. "Medical records paint a really personal picture of somebody's life and medical procedures," Kennedy said.

Officer kills man upon return from leave for other shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:18
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — On his first day back from a mandatory leave for shooting and wounding a knife-wielding man earlier this month, a Wisconsin police officer shot and killed an armed suspect after confronting him following a chase, authorities said.

Ex-wife of former Chinese official arrested for visa fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:04
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ex-wife of a former Chinese official has been arrested in Washington state on allegations of immigration fraud and money laundering.

3 boys charged in upstate New York high school bullying case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:03
GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Three upstate New York high school students were charged Tuesday in the alleged bullying of a special needs classmate that was recorded and posted on social media.

Exxon, union trade proposals for longer Beaumont refinery contract

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:54
Exxon Mobil Corp and the United Steelworkers union traded proposals on Tuesday for a labor contract covering Exxon's refinery in Beaumont, Texas, that could be for as long as seven or eight years, union officials said. Exxon had been pushing for a five-year contract for hourly workers at the 344,600 barrel per day (bpd) Beaumont refinery, which is the company's third-largest. Sources familiar with Exxon's plans have said the longer agreement was sought, in part, because the company is considering an expansion at the Beaumont refinery that could more than double its size. Exxon has said its wants to assure stability for the company and its employees.

Court rejects bid to retry former Arizona death row inmate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:45

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2013, file photo, Debra Jean Milke listens to a judge during a hearing at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Milke, a former Arizona death row inmate whose conviction in the killing of her son was overturned, has filed a lawsuit alleging that law enforcement officials violated her civil rights. Milke filed the lawsuit Friday, March 13, 2015, against the city of Phoenix, Maricopa County and numerous individuals. She contends she was denied a fair trial. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's highest court on Tuesday rejected a bid to retry a woman who spent 22 years on death row for the killing of her 4-year-old son.


Vegas police officer wearing body camera facing battery case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:43

Undersheriff Kevin McMahill of the Las Vegas police department speaks during a news conference Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. McMahill was speaking about Las Vegas police officer Richard Scavone who is being charged with misdemeanor battery after a woman was injured when he confronted her with questions about whether she was loitering for prostitution. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran Las Vegas police officer has been suspended and accused of misdemeanor battery after a body camera he was wearing provided evidence that he injured a woman he arrested for littering and loitering for the purpose of prostitution, authorities said Tuesday.


Drought-stricken California ramps up water restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:42

FILE -- In this March 11, 2014 file photo Steve Upton, right, demonstrates how to use the water timer he installed on the water spigot at the home of Larry Barber, left, in Sacramento, Calif. Upton, an inspector for the water conservation unit of the Sacramento Utilities Department, follows up on tips concerning city residents wasting water in one of California's driest years on record. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,file)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California residents have to turn off their sprinklers, and restaurants won't give customers water unless they ask under new drought regulations approved Tuesday.


2 dead at Napa County vineyard in apparent murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:41
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A winery owner chased an investor through a Northern California vineyard and shot him in the head at close range as police approached before leading them on a short chase that ended with his apparent suicide, authorities said Tuesday.

Israel's Netanyahu emerges with slight edge after tight race

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:34

Israel's Netanyahu emerges with slight edge after tight raceIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to have fended off a strong challenge from the country's opposition leader in parliamentary elections Tuesday, emerging from an acrimonious campaign in a slightly better position to form Israel's next government.


Firefighters battle 4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:33

4-alarm fire in Northeast Philadelphia under control, 100 displacedA fire at a Northeast Philadelphia apartment building has reached 4-alarms.