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2 hospitalized after Wilmington stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:41

2 hospitalized after Wilmington stabbingTwo people are hospitalized after a stabbing in Wilmington.

Three Ohio teens admit to fake ALS bucket attack on autistic boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:35
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Three Ohio teenagers admitted at a juvenile court hearing on Thursday to pouring a bucket containing urine, cigarette butts and spit over the head of an autistic boy, court officials said. The three unidentified boys were charged as juveniles with disorderly conduct and assault for dousing a 14-year-old boy, who thought he was participating in the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge," with the bucket of contaminated water. The video of the Aug. 18 incident in the Cleveland suburb of Bay Village was posted on Instagram, police said. ...

Texas nurse, now free of Ebola, defends her work and travels

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:32

Amber Vinson speaks before her release from Emory University Hospital in AtlantaBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the Texas nurses who helped treat a Liberian man with Ebola last month defended her decision to fly after that, saying she had not been barred from traveling and felt normal during her trip. In televised interviews on Thursday, Amber Vinson, 29, also said she had received little training in handling patients with the virus that has ravaged West Africa, and had no experience with the protective gear needed for such cases before treating the Liberian, Thomas Duncan, who later died. ...

Former Venezuelan judge pleads guilty in Miami drug money case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:27
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A former Venezuelan judge who was accused by the United States of involvement in drug trafficking pleaded guilty in Miami federal court on Wednesday to extortion, obstruction of justice and money laundering, according to court documents. Benny Palmeri-Bacchi was accused of taking bribes from a South American drug cartel boss in exchange for impeding efforts to have him extradited to the United States. Prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of drug trafficking and have his sentences run concurrently in return for his full cooperation in the case. ...

Police searching for quadruple amputee in murder of Florida couple

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:25

Police searching for quadruple amputee in murder of Florida couplePolice named Sean Petrozzino, 30, a "person of interest" in the murder of his parents in Florida. They say the quadruple amputee should be considered armed and dangerous

California shooting survivor: Gunman was smiling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:13
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who was critically wounded during a shooting rampage in California that left two deputies dead said the gunman was smiling when he shot him and had opened fire almost immediately after demanding his car keys.

Ex-Mississippi prison boss faces bribery charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:13
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps has been charged with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a businessman connected to several private prison companies.

Remains found in Alaska identified as missing man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:04
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Human remains found on a remote Alaska island have been identified as those of a missing French adventurer, Alaska State Troopers said.

New York interstate 3-vehicle crash leaves 27 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:03

This photo provided by the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office shows the bus involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer and a car that left 27 people injured on Interstate 81 early Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Nedrow, N.Y. Twenty-six passengers suffered minor injuries on the Pine Hills Trailways bus traveling from Toronto to New York City. The bus driver is in serious condition at a Syracuse hospital. Police say the car driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated. (AP Photo/Onondaga County Sheriff's Office)SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City-bound bus crashed into a wrecked car and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 outside Syracuse early Thursday, injuring more than two dozen people, authorities said.

Accomplice in student's rape, murder denied parole

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:02

FILE - In a Friday, June 13, 2014 file photo, the state's key witness, Kathryn McDonough, testifies against her former boyfriend Seth Mazzaglia in Strafford County Superior Court in Dover, N.H. McDonough is scheduled for a parole hearing Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. McDonough, now 21, was sentenced in July 2013 to 1 1/2 to three years in prison for lying to police after Seth Mazzaglia strangled and raped 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, of Westborough, Massachusetts, at the couple's Dover apartment in October 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool, File)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman will stay behind bars for luring a University of New Hampshire student to her apartment as a sex offering to her domineering boyfriend then helping dispose of the body after he killed and raped her.

Woman hospitalized after 2 stabbed in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:01

2 hospitalized after Wilmington stabbingA woman is hospitalized after a double stabbing in Wilmington.

Green army men, Rubik's Cube make Toy Hall of Fame

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 03:00
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's mission accomplished for little green army men.

Feds call new Silk Road defendant a flight risk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:59
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prosecutor says a California man arrested on charges he started a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website is a flight risk and a danger to the community.

Probe finds porous security at NYC's Rikers Island

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:56

In this undated photo provided by the New York City Department of Investigation, contraband smuggled by an undercover investigator into Rikers Island jail facilities is shown. During six visits to the New York City jail, the investigator was able to get a plastic bag containing 250 glassine envelopes of heroin; one plastic bag containing 24 packaged strips of suboxone; two plastic bags containing a total weight of one half-pound of marijuana, 16 ounces of vodka in a water bottle, and one razor blade past the personnel at the security entrance. (AP Photo/New York City Department of Investigation)NEW YORK (AP) — Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors.

Judge weighs tossing first US county drilling ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:56
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The first county in the United States to impose an outright ban on oil and gas development could see its controversial ordinance gutted, if not tossed all together, as a federal judge considers the measure's constitutionality.

Texas' Perry slams abuse of power charge at court hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:50

Texas Governor Perry, a possible Republican candidate for 2016 presidential race, answers questions from reporters following appearance at business leaders luncheon in PortsmouthBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016. Lawyers for Perry asked the court to dismiss the charges, saying special prosecutor Michael McCrum did not properly take the oath for his post. The governor did not address the court during the hearing, which covered procedural matters. ...

Last person being monitored for Ebola in Texas set to be cleared: officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas health officials on Thursday said the last person being monitored by the state for possible Ebola is set to be cleared by the end of Friday, concluding a 21-day monitoring period. In a statement, the Texas Department of State Health Services said that no additional cases of the virus have been diagnosed in the state. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

NYC doctor with Ebola playing banjo in hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:41
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City doctor who is being treated for Ebola is continuing to improve and has been playing the banjo in his hospital room, hospital officials said Thursday.

Harvard under fire for secret classroom photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:35
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is coming under fire from faculty and students for secretly photographing about 2,000 undergraduates in 10 lecture halls last spring as part of a study on classroom attendance.

Report: Casino revenue up as economy strengthens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 02:35
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Revenue at U.S. casinos jumped more than 6 percent in 2012, the first significant increase in three years as economic growth picked up speed and more casinos opened in several markets.