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Ex-NY Congressman Grimm gets 8 months of prison in tax case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:35

Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, center, leaves following his sentencing at federal court Friday, July 17, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Grimm was sentenced to 8 months in prison on Friday for tax evasion. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Grimm, a former New York congressman and FBI agent who once investigated white-collar crime, was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion by a judge who said his "moral compass" needed adjustment.


Florida cop buys bike to replace 1 stolen from disabled man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:34
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer is being lauded for going above and beyond to help a mentally disabled man whose bike was stolen.

FBI: Tennessee shooter was wearing vest that allowed him to carry extra gun ammunition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:32
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — FBI: Tennessee shooter was wearing vest that allowed him to carry extra gun ammunition.

Ex-LAPD officer accused in killing pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:12
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man outside a bar while off-duty has pleaded not guilty to murder and other counts.

Montana train derailment spilled 35,000 gallons of crude oil

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:12
(Reuters) - A train derailment in rural eastern Montana spilled 35,000 gallons (132,489 liters) of crude oil and forced the evacuation of about 30 people, a U.S. official said on Friday in an email to state officials. About 20 cars on the Berkshire Hathaway-owned BNSF [BNISF.UL] crude oil train went off the rails east of Culbertson, Montana, on Thursday evening, officials said. A hazardous materials team from BNSF responded to the scene and contained the spilled oil with earthen dams, Michael Turnbull, an official with the U.S. Department of Transportation, said in an email to Montana officials that was released to the media.

VIDEO: Woman in Houston gives birth in car

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:06

 Woman in Houston gives birth in carA video on YouTube shows a woman in Houston giving birth to a 10-pound baby in the front seat of a car.


Life sentence for 'house of horrors' mom who killed 2 kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:05

Mitchelle Blair is surrounded by Wayne County Sheriff's deputies and commanders as she addresses the court before her sentencing, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Detroit. Declaring a "house of horrors" closed, a judge sentenced the Detroit mother to life in prison Friday for killing two of her four children and storing their bodies for years in a home freezer. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDETROIT (AP) — Declaring a "house of horrors" closed, a judge sentenced a Detroit mother to life in prison Friday for killing two of her four children and storing their bodies for years in a home freezer.


A timeline recent oil train crashes in the US and Canada

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:04
The derailment of an oil train in rural northeastern Montana follows a string of accidents as shipments of crude by rail have increased dramatically in recent years, driven by a surge in domestic production:

Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 03:02

In this photo taken June 4, 2015, Abbie Doane-Simon, of Green City Growers, cultivates produce in a rooftop garden on the third-base side of Fenway Park in Boston. Produce grown in the 5,000-square-foot garden is used in food and cocktails sold at the concessions, at nearby restaurants and in the team’s flagship restaurant that prepares meals for about 40,000 people during home games. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — There's more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall.


California worker alive after rescue from meat grinder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 02:50

In this July 16, 2015 photo provided by the San Luis Obispo Fire Dept., a worker is assisted by fire personnel after his sleeve was caught in a meat grinder in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Fire officials say the employee at a wholesale California grocer is lucky to be alive after getting caught in a running meat grinder. The worker's sleeve got caught and was being pulled in when a co-worker heard his screams and shut the machine off. Fire crews had to pry the machine open to get the worker out who suffered a broken arm. (Garret Olson/San Luis Obispo Fire Dept. via AP)SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say an employee at a wholesale California grocer is lucky to be alive after his shirt sleeve got caught in a running meat grinder.


Ex-U.S. Representative Grimm gets prison time for tax evasion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 02:31

Former U.S. Representative Michael Grimm arrives at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in the Brooklyn Borough of New YorkFormer U.S. Representative Michael Grimm was sentenced to eight months in prison for felony tax evasion in Brooklyn federal court on Friday, seven months after he pleaded guilty and resigned from Congress. Grimm, a Republican who represented a district in the New York City borough of Staten Island, admitted in December that he underreported employee wages at Healthalicious, a restaurant he co-owned before embarking on his political career. After pleading guilty to one count, a defiant Grimm vowed not to resign, only to step down a week later after pressure from Republican leadership.


Car slams into parked vehicles in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 02:04

Car slams into parked vehicles in DelawarePolice say a car slammed into several parked vehicles before crashing into a fence in New Castle, Delaware.


U.S. Marines name three sergeants, corporal slain in Tennessee shooting rampage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 02:03
The Marine Corps on Friday identified three sergeants and a corporal who were slain in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when a gunman opened fire on a Navy Reserve center. The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the shooter as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, who was slain by police after he opened fire at the Navy center and a joint U.S. military recruiting center.

San Francisco deputies union files complaint over immigration: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 01:58
The union representing San Francisco sheriff's deputies has filed a complaint against the Sheriff's Department in the wake of a shooting that sparked debate over illegal immigration, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Friday. The newspaper said the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs' Association connected the apparently random shooting of Kathryn Steinle, 32, by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez to a department policy to block information about inmates from federal immigration authorities.

Oklahoma broadens oil, gas drilling regulations to stem quakes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 01:52
Oklahoma is expanding restrictions on drilling activities to stem a sharp increase in earthquakes that has damaged homes and raised concerns about the future of the energy industry in the state. Oklahoma and several other states in the central United States have experienced a sharp increase in earthquakes since 2009, which scientists say is linked to underground injection of briny wastewater, a byproduct of booming oil and gas production. The earthquakes are not related to hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a widely used drilling technique.

Detroit mother gets life in prison over children found in freezer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 01:32
A Detroit woman convicted of killing her two children, whose bodies were discovered in a freezer during an eviction, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without parole. Mitchelle Blair, 36, was sentenced on one count of first-degree premeditated murder and one count of felony murder, although other felony torture and child abuse charges were dismissed at the sentencing hearing, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said. An unrepentant Blair pleaded guilty last month to killing her 13-year-old daughter Stoni Blair and 9-year-old son Stephen Berry, who were found in a freezer in March by a crew carrying out an eviction order at her apartment.

Shipwreck found off North Carolina, possibly from late 1700s

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 01:30
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that may date back to the American Revolution.

Zodiac Aerospace says U.S. factory blast only affects part of plant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 01:06
Zodiac Aerospace said an explosion earlier this week at a U.S. factory had caused significant damage but that only part of the facility had been affected. "The analysis of the consequences of this explosion on our operations is going on," Zodiac said.

5 injured, including child after domestic fight in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 01:06

5 injured, including child after domestic fight in Wilmington, Del.Five people, including a child were injured after a domestic fight in Wilmington, Delaware.


Oklahoma man gets 30 years in prison for fatal 'atomic wedgie'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/18/2015 - 01:01

Brad Lee Davis is pictured in this booking photoAn Oklahoma man was sentenced late on Thursday to 30 years in prison for asphyxiating his stepfather with an "atomic wedgie" in December 2013. Brad Lee Davis, 35, of McLoud, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in May in the death of his stepfather. Pottawatomie County District Judge John G. Canavan Jr. rejected Davis' plea for a second chance.