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Man who killed lover's husband gets work release

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:17

FILE - In this March 12, 1991 file photo, William Flynn, 17, testifies in Exeter, N.H., March 12, 1991 in the Pamela Smart murder conspiracy trial. Flynn was moved to a minimum-security prison this past week as part of a work-release program. At 15, he began a torrid affair with Pamela Smart, his teacher for a self-esteem course at his high school. Flynn was convicted of killing Gregg Smart in May 1990, a week before the couple’s wedding anniversary. Smart was also convicted and is serving a life sentence. Flynn was sentenced to 28 years in prison. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A man who was 16 when his adult lover recruited him and his friends to kill her husband in a case that inspired the Nicole Kidman movie "To Die For" has been moved to a minimum-security prison.


Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:01

In this July 1, 2014 photo, Sandra Fluke poses for a photograph at her campaign office in Los Angeles. The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention after being denied the chance to testify before Congress about health plan contraception coverage, and then subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh, is trying to transform herself from advocate to lawmaker. She is running for the California state Senate to represent some of the most affluent communities of Los Angeles County, a district that stretches from the Hollywood Hills to the Palos Verdes peninsula. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage — and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh — is hoping to make public policy of her own.


Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:47

People gather outside the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, NC during summer 2013 to protest the elimination of tenure and extra pay for teachers with advanced degrees in the state. Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools. Among issues related to teacher pay that legislators are debating this summer include reinstating the extra pay for those teaching in the subject in which they got their advanced degree. (AP Photo/NCPolicyWatch.com)DALLAS (AP) — Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.


Jet diverted to Salt Lake after lightning strike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:43
DENVER (AP) — A Frontier Airlines official says one of its planes was diverted to Salt Lake City after it was hit by lightning.

Practical hurdles hampered police response to D.C. Navy Yard shootings -report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:41
(Reuters) - Police rushing to the scene of last year's Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C. were hampered in their attempts to help by numerous delaying hurdles such as being locked out of room with live surveillance video, an internal report said. The Metropolitan Police Department's review of its response to last September's shooting said better access to camera footage - in a room locked by a security guard - would have helped first responders as they pursued gunman Aaron Alexis, who killed 12 people before being slain by police. The 83-page post-mortem sought to summarize the Metropolitan Police Department's tactical response to the rampage in relation to other agencies working the frenetic scene, including news media, which for a time posted to Twitter developments overheard on police scanner frequencies. The Police Department's conclusions follow other reviews of the incident published earlier this year, including one that said the tragedy might have been averted had authorities not "missed opportunities for intervention." Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered steps to improve Pentagon security after the reviews found the shooting could have been averted if concerns about the gunman's mental health had been properly handled.

Utah man arrested in bomb plot to cause uprising against government

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:39
(Reuters) - A Utah man has been arrested in connection with a plot to blow up a police station, kill police officers and destroy infrastructure to delay an emergency response, authorities said. John Huggins, 47, believed that the plan, once carried out, would spark an anti-government uprising, according to documents lodged with a Federal Utah court on Friday. Huggins was charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device in connection with the plot, the state's U.S. Attorney's Office said on Friday. The Tremonton Police Department was tipped off to the plot in February and launched an investigation with the FBI, prosecutors said.

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:12

FILE - In this April 28, 2012, file photo, Tracy Morgan attends The Comedy Awards in New York. Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over the June 7, 2014, highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, July 10, 2014, in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan’s limousine. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead.


Taking to the sky: Airshow ready for take off

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:09

FILE - In this file photograph taken July 15, 2008, people wander around a life-size model of US planemaker Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter II, during the Farnborough aerospace show, in Farnborough, England. A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event which opens Monday, July 14, 2014. The trade show is expected to see the first presentation of the world's most advanced fighter jet, new commercial aircraft as well as a host of new technological advances that promise to give a glimpse of the future of flying. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)LONDON (AP) — A lot is at stake in the Farnborough International Airshow, the aviation industry's biggest annual event, which opens Monday.


Owners of Trump Plaza casino expect closure soon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:40
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owners of the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City say they expect to shut it down in mid-September.

Motorcyclist killed in Burlington Twp. crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:57

Motorcyclist killed in Burlington Twp. crashA motorcyclist was killed in a crash early Saturday morning in Burlington Township, New Jersey.


2 children missing from Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:54

 Missing NE Philly children found safePolice are searching for two children missing from Northeast Philadelphia.


1 in custody after fatal Oxford Circle shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:52

1 in custody after fatal Oxford Circle shootingPhiladelphia police say one person is in custody after a fatal shooting in the Oxford Circle section of the city.


Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:48

CORRECTS AGE TO 65 AND REMOVES REFERENCE TO WIFE - FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2005, file photo, Tommy Ramone, ex-drummer and manager of The Ramones, smiles as he is interviewed backstage at the Knitting Factory in New York. A business associate says Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band The Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that he died on Friday, July 11, 2014. Ramone was 65. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.


Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for NJ crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 20:33

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for NJ crashActor Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart after a highway crash that left him seriously injured and killed a fellow comedian.


Guam-bound United plane diverted to Midway atoll

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 20:22

Guam-bound United plane diverted to Midway atollA United Airlines flight from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to the remote island of Midway because of a mechanical issue.


Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 20:10

Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, diesCo-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died at 65


Israel strikes Gaza mosque, death toll tops 120

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 19:42

Israel strikes Gaza mosque, death toll tops 120Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque and a center for the disabled where two women were killed Saturday.


AccuWeather: Very Warm Today, More Humid Sunday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 19:01

 Very Warm Today, More Humid SundayMeteorologist David Murphy says the work week starts out on a humid, stormy note.


Officers rescue 2 from burning Mantua home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 18:42

Officers rescue 2 from burning Mantua homePhiladelphia police officers rescued two people from a burning home in the Mantua section of the city early Saturday morning.


U.S. appeals court sides with gay marriage proponents in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 13:33

Herre and her partner Mark watch the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake CityBy Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday denied Utah's bid to further block legal recognition of about 1,300 same-sex weddings performed after the state's gay marriage ban was briefly lifted by a federal judge in December. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes immediately vowed to do that in the next few days. U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby in Salt Lake City ruled in December that a voter-passed law restricting marriage to heterosexual couples only was unconstitutional, clearing the way for same-sex couples in the socially conservative and heavily Mormon state to wed.