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Death penalty may be sought in officer's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:41

The casket of fallen Indianapolis police Officer Perry Renn is draped with an American flag during a funeral service Friday, July 11, 2014, in Indianapolis. Renn died Saturday night after being shot three times by a man armed with an AK-47 assault rifle. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest county has twice sought the death penalty for those charged in the slaying of a police officer in the last 12 years, and is considering doing so a third time.

Connecticut man accused of stabbing watermelon as threat to wife

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:39
(Reuters) - A Connecticut man faces charges of threatening his wife after stabbing a large butcher's knife through a watermelon and leaving it on the kitchen table for her to see, authorities said on Tuesday. Carmine Cervellino, 49, was arraigned on Monday on misdemeanor counts of threatening and disorderly conduct, Thomaston Police Department Chief James Campbell said. Cervellino was arrested on Saturday and released after posting $500 bond. Campbell said the incident began on July 4 when Cervellino's wife reported to police containers of prescription pills and marijuana she found hidden in his tool box.

Woman found stuck but OK in Arches park quicksand

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:34
MOAB, Utah (AP) — Grand County deputies say a 78-year-old woman who was reported missing after she failed to show up to the library was found stuck in quicksand.

Feds: Terror support defendant a risk to reoffend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:32

FILE - This Nov. 9, 2012 file photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Babar Ahmad, extradited with Syed Talha Ahsan to the United States from Britain in October 2012 on charges of supporting terrorists. The men, both British citizens, have pleaded guilty to the charges. Ahmad faces sentencing Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in New Haven, Conn., for supporting terrorists through websites that sought to raise cash, recruits and solicit items such as gas masks for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office, File)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities are worried that a British citizen facing sentencing for supporting terrorists in Afghanistan will return to the same conduct when he gets out of prison, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

Woman gets life for Northwest crime rampage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:32

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2011 file photo, Holly Grigsby, left, looks at her boyfriend, David "Joey" Pedersen, during an appearance in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville, Calif. On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, a federal judge in Portland, Ore. sentenced Grigsby to life in prison for her role in a Pacific Northwest killing spree that authorities say was part of a white supremacist scheme. Pedersen is scheduled to be sentenced in August 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who took part in a Pacific Northwest killing rampage fueled by white supremacist beliefs apologized for her actions, but not her views.

New study: Risk of ID theft at epidemic levels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:30

 Risk of ID theft at epidemic levelsAccording to a new study, consumers are at a greater risk now for identity theft then they have ever been before.

Police, FBI search for body in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:29

Police, FBI search for body in Camden, N.J.Several law enforcement agencies descended on a home in Camden Tuesday in search of a body believed to be linked to a cold case investigation.

Washington state park closes over health scare

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:29
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Kitsap County, Washington, have temporarily closed Horseshoe Lake County Park while they investigate an outbreak of norovirus-type illness.

Arizona town protests arrival of undocumented migrant kids

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:27
By Paul Ingram ORACLE Ariz. (Reuters) - Waving U.S. flags and playing patriotic music, dozens of people protested in southern Arizona on Tuesday against the arrival of undocumented immigrant children for processing at a center near the border before being sent home. In a scene reminiscent of similar protests in California, about 65 demonstrators gathered near the small town of Oracle to complain that the federal government's response to a surge of new arrivals from Central America was putting their communities at risk. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who has been a sharp critic of the Obama administration's border policy, had said about 40 immigrant children were to be bused to an academy north of Tucson, even though residents did not want them there. "We don't need an additional issue here when we have our hands full with drug smugglers and others who pass through our county," Babeu told the demonstrators.

Ohio inmate who shot to death ailing wife dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:23
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 68-year-old Ohio man who said he acted out of love when he shot to death his ailing wife in her hospital bed died while serving his six-year sentence, his attorney and the state prisons department said Tuesday.

Jersey City police officer shoots man after attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:23
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City police officer shot a man who authorities say attacked the officer and his partner with a sharpened fence post early Tuesday.

Ohio woman critical after rock dropped on car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:23
MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) — An Ohio teacher is in critical condition five days after police say a group of teens dropped a rock onto her car from a highway overpass.

Half brothers fight over lottery winnings in Pennsylvania court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:21
By David DeKok CARLISLE Pa. (Reuters) - Two estranged half brothers faced off on Tuesday in a Pennsylvania court in a fight over a winning million-dollar lottery ticket. Ira Sharp claims he gave his half brother Charles Meehan $20 to buy a Hot Million instant ticket in Johnny Joe's sports bar and they agreed to split any winnings, Sharp's attorney R. Mark Thomas said in the Cumberland County Court of Pleas. Meehan in effect agreed to give half the winnings to his half brother by accepting the $20, Thomas said in his opening statement. "Mr. Meehan wanted to help his half brother, to give him some of the winnings,” the lawyer said.

Pistol-wearing man allowed to vote in Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:14
PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — A member of the gun rights group BamaCarry was allowed to vote while wearing a holstered pistol, but police later asked him to leave the front of the polling place.

Missouri man gets 14 years in sex trafficking case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:12
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for taking a developmentally delayed teenage girl from Massachusetts to a motel in Rhode Island, where he sold her to a man for $40 and two packs of cigarettes to use for sex.

Church lawyer details cover-up claims on sex abuse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:11

In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Jennifer Haselberger shares her story during an interview in St. Paul, Minn., with The Associated Press. Haselberger, the whistleblower who took on the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis about allegations of clergy sexual misconduct, said in an affidavit released Tuesday, July 15, 2014, that archbishops and staff ignored the 2002 pledge by Roman Catholic bishops to keep abusive clergy out of parishes. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)A canon lawyer alleging a widespread cover-up of clergy sex misconduct in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has made her most detailed claims yet, accusing archbishops and their top staff of lying to the public and of ignoring the U.S. bishops' pledge to have no tolerance of priests who abuse.

Anxiety grows as possible NY rail strike nears

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:49

01 a.m. next Sunday, would affect 300,000 daily riders who travel in and out of New York City from Long Island. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Anxiety grew among the nearly 300,000 daily riders caught in the middle of a labor dispute as a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad grew closer.

Authorities: Nebraska man spotted naked on I-80

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:49
WAVERLY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a Nebraska man was walking around naked on Interstate 80 before damaging a passing vehicle.

Man killed in front of son in California freeway shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:43
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A blast of gunfire killed an automobile mechanic and wounded a cousin who was driving him home from work as their teenage sons sat behind the two men in a Southern California freeway shooting that has left police searching for suspects and a motive. Agustin Villegas, 32, was riding in the front passenger seat of the family pickup truck through Anaheim on Monday night when the front passenger and driver-side windows exploded in shards of glass, Anaheim Police Lieutenant Bob Dunn said. By the time California Highway Patrol officers arrived on the scene, however, Villegas, was dead from a gunshot wound.

Government report finds 2.3 percent of Americans gay or bisexual

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:41

Bernie Liang and Ryan Hamachek show their rings after getting married outside Seattle City HallU.S. government data released on Tuesday showed that 2.3 percent of American adults are either gay or bisexual and that these men and women more often reported serious anxiety and having self-destructive habits than their straight peers. This year's National Health Interview Survey was the first to ask about sexual orientation in addition to health habits in its 57-year history, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Bisexual women were twice as likely to experience serious anxiety while bisexual men were more likely to indulge in binge drinking than others, according to the survey. Bisexual women were twice as likely to report having serious anxiety than any other group, with almost 11 percent saying they had been distressed in the past month.