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Police identify 2 killed in Chester County plane

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 04:04

Police identify 2 killed in Chester County planePolice have released the identities of two men who were killed over the weekend when a small plane went down just after takeoff in West Goshen Township, Chester County.


Ex-teacher waives felony to court in student custody case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 04:03

Geraldine Alcorn, left, leaves court Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The former Pittsburgh elementary school teacher who police say was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday on a felony charge that she interfered with the girl’s custody. Prosecutors say Alcorn encrypted her phone number on the girl's math homework, exchanged thousands of text messages with her and even talking of adopting and running away with the girl before Alcorn resigned in March. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former elementary school teacher who police say was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students has waived a preliminary hearing on a felony charge that she interfered with the girl's legal custody.


Pennsylvania plane crash came during routine flight review

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:53

This aerial image made from a video provided by NBC10 shows the scene of a small plane crash in Chester County, Pa., near the Brandywine airport, Sunday, March 29, 2015. The crash took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft, authorities said. (AP Photo/NBC10) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLEWEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The crash of a plane near an airport that killed two people over the weekend occurred during a routine flight review to test a pilot's flying proficiency.


US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:51

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows a northern long-eared bat. The federal government is declaring the northern long-eared bat, one of North America’s most widely distributed bats a threatened species because of the spread of the deadly fungal disease, white-nose syndrome. The syndrome was first was first discovered among bats in a cave near Albany, New York, in 2006. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the northern long-eared bat meets the criteria for a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. (AP Photo/Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, File)DETROIT (AP) — The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease.


Correction: Nevada Rancher-Federal Lands story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:49

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, center, addresses the crowd after arriving at the Nevada State Legislature building to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Carson City, Nev. Bundy garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Jason Bean) NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUTCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In a story March 31 about a federal lands bill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that national park under the purview of the Bureau of Land Management. They are under the National Park Service. Both the BLM and the Park Service are under the Department of the Interior.


Trial to seek role of online bullying in teen girl's suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:45

FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2013, file photo, Sheila Pott poses with a portrait of her daughter Audrie in Los Altos, Calif. Audrie Pott committed suicide in September 2012 after being sexually assaulted by three boys during a house party in Saratoga, Calif. A wrongful death trial this month will determine whether bullying played a role in the girl's suicide. Lawyers are scheduled to argue Wednesday, April 1, 2015, over what evidence the jury will hear, while opening statements are expected to start next week. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her at a 2012 party, petrified the boys would circulate the photos online and believing gossip about her was spreading widely.


Arkansas governor urges changes to religious-objections bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:39

Arkansas governor urges changes to religious-objections billArkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics, including some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.


Robber returns cash after spotting police car in East Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:39

Robber returns cash after spotting police car in East Oak LanePhiladelphia police are looking for a suspect who had a change of heart after spotting a police car during a robbery at an East Oak lane convenience store.


Businesses, performers boycott Indiana because of new law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:37
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Lawmakers are working to clarify the bill's intent, but many aren't waiting to see the results.

Report: Indiana law clarification allows limited protections

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:27
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A newspaper reports that Indiana lawmakers have proposed limited protections for gays and lesbians while they try to quell concerns that a new law that supporters say protects religious liberties would allow discrimination.

Convicted drug dealer testifies against 6 former officers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:24
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Casciolo had left his penthouse apartment with a black laundry bag stuffed with high-grade marijuana when he saw a half-dozen men in dark clothes and ski hats pick up the pace down the hallway.

Fmr. volunteer firefighter in custody after Elkins Park hostage situation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:23

Fmr. volunteer firefighter in custody after Elkins Park hostage situationA former firefighter is in custody after allegedly holding four firefighters hostage at gunpoint inside a firehouse in the Elkins Park section of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County.


Man charged in shooting officers discusses it in jail audio

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:22

FILE - In this file photo provided by the St. Louis County Police Department on March 15, 2015 is Jeffrey Williams. Williams, 20, is accused of shooting two police officers on March 12, during an early-morning rally sparked by the resignation of Ferguson's police chief. (AP Photo/St. Louis County Police Department)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for the man accused of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson expressed surprise Wednesday at audio of jail telephone calls in which his client appears to confess.


Lukewarm reception for new sign-up period under health law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 36,000 people have taken advantage of a second chance to sign up for coverage under the president's health care law, the Obama administration said Wednesday.

Judge agrees to delay in Capitol plot suspect's case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:14

FILE - This Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 file photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith agreed Wednesday, April 1, 2015, to push back deadlines in the "unusual and complex" case of of Christopher Lee Cornell, an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol. Beckwith postponed pretrial filing deadlines from April 10 to May 29 in the case of Cornell. Federal prosecutors had requested the delay, and Cornell?\'s attorneys did not object. (AP Photo/Butler County Jail, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge agreed Wednesday to push back deadlines in the "unusual and complex" case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol.


Prosecutor: Police not providing details on shootings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 03:11
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A district attorney who recently filed murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers said police aren't sending her information to review on other shootings.

New rules take effect for North Dakota crude oil shipments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:53

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows a warning placard on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. In new rules that went into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2015, North Dakota is requiring oil companies to reduce the volatility of crude before it's loaded onto rail cars. Crude from North Dakota's oil patch has been linked to several fiery oil train crashes in the past two years. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Following a spate of explosive accidents involving North Dakota crude, the state began requiring companies on Wednesday to remove certain liquids and gases from oil before it's loaded onto rail cars — a move industry and state regulators believe will make for safer shipments.


Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:52

In this Nov. 13, 2014 photo, a Pinterest employee walks past the Lego wall at the Pinterest office in San Francisco. The San Francisco-based venture capital darling celebrated its fifth birthday in March 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NEW YORK (AP) — In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-yourself home renovators bookmark shiny turquoise tiles for bathrooms. It's where people share ideas and ingenuity and get creatively inspired. And it's fueled a new way of searching for items that's even stolen traffic from tech giant Google.


Coroner: Death of Lower Moreland couple ruled murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:43

 Death of Lower Moreland couple ruled murder-suicideThe death of a Montgomery County couple has been ruled a murder-suicide.


U.Va. releases new interim sexual misconduct policy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:41
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A new interim policy on sexual misconduct and gender-based violence at the University of Virginia requires that all complaints be examined by the school's investigator or a trained external investigator.