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Gym teacher charged after attempting to force a student into a pool

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:43

Gym teacher charged after attempting to force a student into a poolA Northern California high school teacher is facing a misdemeanor injury to a child charge after students filmed him dragging a 14-year-old girl into a swimming pool during class, ABC affiliate KXTV reports.


California storms bring scattered rain, mudslides

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:33

This photo provided by the Glendora Police Department shows a driveway covered in mud in a neighborhood of the suburb of Glendora, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Rare Southern California rains triggered mudslides in an area of the Los Angeles-area foothills scorched bare by a wildfire earlier this year. Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Robert Diaz says a 4-foot-high flow of debris hit a home in the suburb before dawn. (AP Photo/Glendora Police Department)GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Scattered California storms triggered mudslides in Los Angeles-area foothills scorched bare by a wildfire and dumped about an inch of much-needed rain in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Virginia death row inmates seek more privileges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:28
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Five Virginia death row inmates have filed a lawsuit challenging their solitary confinement.

Texas teen arrested in porn sting posed as elementary school student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:27
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A 17-year-old Texan arrested in a pornography sting this week allegedly posed as a 12-year-old elementary school student in the Fort Worth area and tried to prey on children for illicit purposes, police said on Friday. The youth had attended a school in the suburb of Hurst since August under a false name while his alleged accomplice, Randy Ray Wesson, 28, posed as his father, according to police. Lawyers for the two were not immediately available for comment. ...

NYC officer's gun may have discharged accidentally in man's death: commissioner

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:21
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police officer shot and killed an unarmed man in a dimly lit stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project in what may have been an "accidental discharge" of his weapon, Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Friday. The 28-year-old man was shot once in the chest and killed at about 11 p.m. on Thursday, Bratton said at a press conference. "The deceased is a total innocent as far as we can tell," Bratton said. (Reporting by Sebastien Malo; Editing by Barbara Goldberg)

Correction: Deadly Crash story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:18

This photo provided by the Louisiana State Police shows the wreckage of a sport utility vehicle that was involved in an accident that killed five people in Calhoun, La., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. A 16-year-old boy driving relatives from Texas to a vacation in Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Louisiana State Police)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about a family killed in a car crash on their way to Disney World, The Associated Press reported erroneously the charge against the driver. The 16-year-old was cited with careless operation, a misdemeanor, not reckless operation of a vehicle, which is a felony.


Cleared of murder, Ohio man released from prison after 39 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:15
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man who spent 39 years in prison for a murder he did not commit was freed on Friday after becoming the longest-held U.S. prisoner to be exonerated. "Life is full of small victories and this is a big one," Cuyahoga County Judge Richard McMonagle told Ricky Jackson, 57, before his release on Friday. McMonagle's father, George McMonagle, was the original judge in Jackson's case in 1975. A second man convicted in the case, Wiley Bridgeman, 60, was released shortly after Jackson on Friday after charges were dismissed. ...

Families of death-row inmates' victims sought

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:13
BALTIMORE (AP) — Four men remain on Maryland's death row even though Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill repealing the state's death penalty last May. But with only two months left in office, O'Malley may be taking action to commute the sentences to life in prison before Republican Larry Hogan takes office.

Highlights from report on Sandy Hook shooter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:11
Some highlights from Friday's 114-page report from the Connecticut Office of Child Advocate that looked into the history of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza:

Ex-convict charged in Indianapolis teen's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:10

This booking photo provided by Indianapolis Police department, shows William Gholston of Indianapolis. Gholston has been charged in the killing of a 15-year-old girl whose badly burned body was found in an Indianapolis backyard. Authorities charged Gholston with murder on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Dominique Allen's death. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said Friday that DNA found on Allen's sandals and body matched samples from the 46-year-old Gholston in the state inmate database. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Police Department)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An ex-convict has been charged in the killing of a 15-year-old girl after DNA tests linked him to her badly burned body that was found in an Indianapolis backyard in August, a prosecutor said Friday.


Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration moves

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:04

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces dozens of arrests in a prostitution sting during a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters in Phoenix. Arpaio, who has often clashed with the federal government over the enforcement of immigration laws has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by President Barack Obama. The suit filed Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in federal court in Washington on behalf of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio contends Obama acted outside his constitutional authority by not going through Congress. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff who has often clashed with the federal government over the enforcement of immigration laws has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by President Barack Obama.


As snow ends in Buffalo, worries about collapses, floods

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:03

As snow ends in Buffalo, worries about collapses, floodsA snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday.


Police, protest groups to announce conduct pact

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:03
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Police and government leaders are preparing to outline an agreement reached with activist groups spelling out how protesters associated with those organizations will conduct themselves following a grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case.

Man shot girlfriend, daughter before killing self

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:02
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities say initial findings indicate a Twin Falls County man used a shotgun to kill his longtime girlfriend and one of her five children before using the same weapon to kill himself.

Woman improves after scarf caught in conveyor belt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:59
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hospital officials say a University of Utah student employee who was choked as her scarf was caught in a conveyor belt has improved to fair condition.

93-year-old woman marks 75 years with same company

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:58

In a Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 image from video, Frances Moore, 93, puts a tag on a necklace at Bromberg & Co. jewelry in Mountain Brook, Ala. Moore, who has worked for the company for 75 years, is the longest-tenured employee ever at a family-owned company that dates to 1836. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (AP) — Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there.


University of Delaware students involved in VFW brawl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:52

University of Delaware students involved in VFW brawlA group of students from the University of Delaware could face charges following a large fight in Wilmington.


PHOTOS: Massive sinkhole swallows trucks in Bethlehem

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:41

 Massive sinkhole swallows trucks in BethlehemImages from the Action Cam and Chopper 6 show a massive sinkhole that has swallowed trucks in Bethlehem Twp., Pa.


Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:33

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of television-over-the-Internet service Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome. Kanojia said in a statement Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, on the company’s website that the Supreme Court decision “effectively changed the laws that had governed Aereo’s technology, creating regulatory and legal uncertainty.” (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.


Police investigate stabbing in Marcus Hook, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:30

Police investigate stabbing in Marcus Hook, Pa.Police are investigating a stabbing that left one person injured in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania Friday morning.