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Ohio hiker collapses and dies on popular Grand Canyon trail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:44
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 47-year-old Ohio man collapsed and died while hiking a popular trail in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a park official said on Monday. Andrew Sammler was declared dead at the scene near the North Kaibab Trail on Friday while hiking with three others, according to park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski. The cause of death has yet to be determined. Sammler, of Lancaster, Ohio, became separated from the group when he collapsed and another hiker initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Shedlowski said. ...

Killer sought after innocent woman gunned down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:38

Killer sought after innocent woman gunned downWilmington police made a plea for help on Monday as they search for those responsible after an innocent woman was shot and killed.

Egypt added to Obama's Africa Summit list

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:32
Egypt has been invited by the United States to attend next month's African leaders summit in Washington, a White House spokesman said on Monday, reversing a decision not to let Egypt participate. Egypt was suspended from the African Union after last year's military overthrow of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-led government. The U.S. invitation was extended after Egypt was allowed back into the African Union. "When the invitations were first issued, both Egypt and Guinea Bissau were suspended from the AU.

Online campaign raises nearly $300,000 for Texas shooting survivor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:24

Cassidy Stay stands with grandfather as she addresses a memorial service for members of the Stay family who were murdered Wednesday in Spring, TexasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - An online campaign has raised nearly $300,000 for Cassidy Stay, the teenage survivor of a shooting attack in suburban Houston last week in which her parents and four siblings were killed. The "Stay Family Tragedy - Cassidy Stay Fund" campaign on is meant to help with funeral, medical and other expenses. Police said Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, entered the Stay house posing as a delivery man and searching for his former wife, the sister of Cassidy's mother. She was released from a hospital on Friday and addressed a memorial on Saturday, wiping away tears but smiling as she spoke of her parents, Stephen Stay, 39, and Katie, 33, and her two brothers and two sisters, aged 4 to 14.

Manager of New Jersey diner pleads guilty in murder for hire plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:22
By David Jones NEWARK N.J. (Reuters) - A former manager of the Tick Tock Diner in Clifton, New Jersey, pleaded guilty on Monday to hiring a hit man to murder his uncle, who co-owns the popular eatery, prosecutors said. In exchange for Georgios Spyropoulos admitting to a charge of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, prosecutors at his sentencing on Sept. 19 will recommend sending him to prison for 10 years, said acting state Attorney General John Hoffman. Spyropoulos, 46, of Clifton, also faces up to five years of supervised release. ...

Chicago police's misconduct files policy praised

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:21
CHICAGO (AP) — A new policy will make public all completed investigations of Chicago police misconduct instead of treating them as personnel matters, a move that a law school professor involved in the litigation that led to the change says will bring transparency to a department that has long been dogged by a reputation for brutality and a code of silence.

Bill would speed removals of Central American kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Texas lawmakers announced legislation Monday to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids from the U.S.-Mexico border, as Washington searched for a solution to the growing crisis.

Bull gores Alaska rodeo promoter at his own event

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:13

In this photo taken Saturday July 12, 2014, injured rodeo promoter Frank Koloski gives a thumbs up from his bed at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Koloski was gored by a bull Saturday while participating in the "double mugging" event, in which one cowboy on a horse ropes a steer while another on foot tries to wrestle the animal to the ground. (AP Photo/Tara Koloski)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rodeo cowboy Frank Koloski has been gored before, but never at an event he sponsored.

Man claims self-defense in shooting seen on video

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:12

This booking photo released by the Stamford Police Department shows Dayron Wills, charged with spraying gunfire into a crowd early Sunday, July 13, 2014, outside a downtown Stamford, Conn., nightclub. Five were injured, and the incident was captured in video taken on a mobile phone by someone standing near the shooting. (AP Photo/Stamford Police Department)STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man caught on video spraying gunfire into a crowd outside a nightclub, injuring five people, was ordered held on $1 million bail Monday while insisting he was defending himself during a fight with other people.

Dump truck overturns on Route 73

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:03

Dump truck overturns on Route 73A dump truck accident in Pennsauken, New Jersey caused traffic problems during the Monday afternoon rush hour

Operators praised in surrender of rampage suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 05:00
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two 911 operators are being praised for bringing a peaceful end to an armed standoff after three people were shot to death and two others wounded in a Southern California neighborhood rampage.

Woman's body found in suitcase on street in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:56

Woman's body found in duffle bag in KensingtonPhiladelphia police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body inside a suitcase in Kensington.

Japan, US admirals say naval cooperation deepening

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:45

Japanese navy commander Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, left, and U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Harry Harris listen to a reporter's question in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Monday, July 14, 2014. The admirals, meeting on the sidelines of the world's largest maritime exercises, say cooperation between their two navies is deepening. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S-Japan naval cooperation is deepening, top U.S. and Japanese admirals said Monday as they met on the sidelines of the world's largest maritime exercises.

German woman charged in Los Angeles with trying to extort Saudi sheikh

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:44
A German woman who falsely claimed she was raped and tortured by the son of a Saudi sheikh in Los Angeles was charged on Monday with trying to extort at least $15 million from one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest men, prosecutors said. Leyla Ors, 33, faces up to four years in prison if convicted on charges of attempted extortion, conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to obstruct justice and one count of offering to receive a bribe, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The same charges were filed against two lawyers - Joseph Cavallo and Emanuel Hudson - who are accused of taking part in the extortion plot. All three were arrested on Thursday by Los Angeles police, the district attorney's office said in a statement.

Long Island rail strike set for Sunday after talks break down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:44

People board a Long Island Rail Road train at Pennsylvania Station in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Talks to avert a Long Island Rail Road strike broke down on Monday and the unions representing workers at the country's largest commuter railroad said they were proceeding with plans to strike on Sunday. "No further negotiations are scheduled," union negotiator Anthony Simon said in a statement after announcing that talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority had collapsed. A "big gulf" between management and the unions representing 5,400 workers scuttled the talks, MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast told a news conference. They've done the taking," Prendergast said, adding management adjusted its offer three times and could not move further without draining money for capital improvements and triggering fare hikes.

Apollo says DoE to review federal aid at University of Phoenix

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:44
(Reuters) - Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the University of Phoenix's administration of federal student financial aid programs. The review is expected to begin on August 4, Apollo disclosed in a filing on Monday. Shares in Apollo fell 7 percent to $27.59 in extended trading. They closed at $29.57 on the Nasdaq. (Reporting by Mridhula Raghavan in Bangalore; Editing by Don Sebastian)

Coast Guard frees sailboat trapped in Arctic ice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:43

In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard and taken Saturday July 12, 2014, crewmembers on the Coast Guard Cutter Healy make contact with a mariner aboard his 36-foot sailboat trapped in Arctic ice approximately 40 miles northeast of Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost city in the United States. The Coast Guard freed the Canadian sailboat, the Altan Girl out of Vancouver, that was attempting to sail to eastern Canada through the Northwest Passage. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has freed a Canadian sailboat that became trapped in Arctic ice off the north coast of Alaska.

2 police officers tied to KKK in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:42

Ku Klux KlanTwo police officers are no longer with the city department here after a law enforcement report tied them to the Ku Klux Klan, an official said Monday.

Atlantic City casino revenue, minus closure, rises

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:40
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Like a ship struggling to right itself in a roiling sea, Atlantic City's casinos are trying mightily to find balance amid a rapidly contracting and constantly changing gambling market.

Attorney: Guam rampage suspect assaulted in jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:34
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The lawyer for a Guam man accused of killing three tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage said Monday that her client was assaulted in jail by another inmate.