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Stowaway found dead on cocoa bean ship in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:20

Stowaway found dead on cocoa bean ship in South PhiladelphiaOfficials are investigating the discovery of a body of a stowaway on a ship in a South Philadelphia port Monday.


Ex-CIA officer in NY Times leak case gets 42 months in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:08
A former CIA officer was sentenced on Monday to 42 months in prison for leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter about a failed U.S. effort to undermine Iran's nuclear weapons program, the Justice Department said. Jeffrey Sterling, 47, was convicted of disclosing national defense information and obstructing justice in January in federal court in Virginia. "For his own vindictive purposes, Jeffrey Sterling carelessly disclosed extremely valuable, highly classified information that he had taken an oath to keep secret," said Dana Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Justice Department said that in 2003, Sterling gave information about the clandestine program to a reporter for The New York Times.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez charged in 2013 shooting of witness

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:02

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez arrives in the courtroom at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverFormer New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted last month of murdering an acquaintance in 2013, was charged on Monday with the non-fatal shooting of a man believed to be a witness to another murder of which Hernandez is accused. Prosecutors in Boston on Monday charged Hernandez, 25, with violating Massachusetts witness intimidation for shooting a man in the face in February 2013 after the man made a remark about a 2012 double shooting, according to the Suffolk County prosecutor's office. Hernandez, who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, is awaiting trial on charges he shot dead two Cape Verdean nationals outside a Boston nightclub in 2012 after one of them inadvertently spilled a drink on him.


Vehicle trapped under UPS tractor trailer on Northeast Extension

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:58

Vehicle trapped under UPS tractor trailer on Northeast ExtensionA serious accident involving a UPS tractor trailer has shut down several lanes of the Northeast Extension near Bethel Road in Lansdale, Montgomery County.


Different bird flu strain detected in Indiana backyard flock

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:46
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) — Bird flu has been found in a backyard poultry flock in northeastern Indiana, and it's the first time the specific strain in question has been detected in the central U.S., animal health officials said Monday.

Jurisdiction question stalls sentencing for drug conspirator

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:45
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers for a man convicted of working for one of the world's most notorious drug cartels said Monday the U.S. had no jurisdiction to bring the case because the drugs weren't intended for distribution in or through the country.

Feds OK Montana college town's police rape response changes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:44
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Missoula Police Department has made all of the changes required after federal investigators found the city and University of Montana failed to properly respond to reports of sexual assault, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Monday.

Prison for heroin addict who killed man he met on Craigslist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:41

Prison for heroin addict who killed man he met on CraigslistA heroin addict charged with robbing and killing a man he met through a Craigslist ad seeking sex was sentenced Monday to 40 to 80 years in prison.


New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:36

Patient Carole Linderman speaks to Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli before her blood is drawn for a liquid biopsy at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A new type of blood test, the liquid biopsy, is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing many patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood, instead of analyzing tissue from the tumor itself. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.


Tornadoes kill at least 5 in Texas and Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:33

Tornadoes kill at least 5 in Texas and ArkansasEmergency responders searched through splintered wreckage Monday after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities in Texas and Arkansas, killing at least five people.


Reactor at NY nuclear plant could be offline for weeks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:31

New York State Troopers stand at the main entrance of the Indian Point nuclear power plant Saturday May 9, 2015, after a transformer failed at New York's Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant, causing a fire that has been extinguished in Buchanan, N.Y. A spokesman for Entergy says the unit has shut down automatically and is safe and stable. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A reactor at a nuclear power plant in the New York City suburbs may be offline for weeks because a transformer that failed over the weekend, sparking a fire and oil leak, must be replaced, officials said Monday.


Alabama woman sentenced to life without possibility of parole in granddaughter's running death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:21
GADSdEN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama woman sentenced to life without possibility of parole in granddaughter's running death.

Things to know about police shooting in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:19

This combination made with file photos provided by the Madison, Wis. police department and Wisconsin Department of Corrections shows Officer Matt Kenny, left, and shooting victim Tony Robinson. A Wisconsin prosecutor said he will announce on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 whether charges will be filed against Kenny, who fatally shot the unarmed Robinson, 19, in an apartment house on March 6 in Madison. (Madison Police Department/Wisconsin Department of Corrections via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor is set to announce Tuesday whether a white police officer will face charges for killing a young unarmed biracial man in Madison. A few things to know about the case ahead of Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne's decision:


Traffic stop leads to arrests in suspected rape, kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:12
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say officers pulled over a car and ended up freeing a suspected rape and kidnapping victim and arresting three men in the abduction.

Ex-Atlanta TSA agent pleads guilty to stealing paid time off

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:10
ATLANTA (AP) — A former TSA officer has pleaded guilty to faking cancer to get paid time off.

U.S. regulator sues biweekly mortgage firm that touted savings on TV

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:10
A U.S. regulator on Monday sued a company that has claimed to help hundreds of thousands of American homeowners lower their monthly mortgage payments, but charged millions of dollars in setup fees it knew would more than offset the savings. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused Nationwide Biweekly Administration Inc and its president, Daniel Lipsky, of falsely promising savings from their "Interest Minimizer" program. According to a complaint filed in San Francisco federal court, the defendants from August 2011 to September 2014 collected $49 million in setup fees, some as high as $995, from more than 100,000 consumers who enrolled and charged $84 to $101 in annual processing fees. The CFPB said most enrollees divided their monthly mortgage payments in half and remitted them every two weeks to Nationwide, which paid their lenders or servicers.

Another Southeast auto plant: Volvo comes to South Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:01

South Carolina Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt, at podium, talks about Volvo Car Corp.'s announcement it will build its first plant in North America in Berkeley County as Gov. Nikki Haley, second right, listens on Monday, May 11 2015, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina beat out four other states for the $500 million plant that will employ 4,500 workers. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Another automotive manufacturer is coming to the Southeast, and this time South Carolina won the prize.


Prison for heroin addict who killed man he met on Craigslist

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 02:57
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A heroin addict charged with robbing and killing a man he met through a Craigslist ad seeking sex was sentenced Monday to 40 to 80 years in prison.

California lawmakers denounce proposed anti-gay ballot initiative

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 02:54
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Eight California lawmakers on Monday denounced a proposed ballot initiative that advocates the murder of gays and lesbians and has stirred outrage in the state. "I had to take a stand on this issue," said Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullen, a Democrat from San Mateo.

Jury: Starbucks not liable in officer's spilled-coffee suit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 02:53
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A jury in North Carolina ruled Monday that Starbucks is not liable for damages after a Raleigh police officer said he suffered third-degree burns from a cup of coffee spilling in his lap three years ago.