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Witness in Va. governor trial asked about lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:36
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A defense attorney questioned the key witness in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption trial on Monday about lawsuits he and his former company face over allegations of securities violations.

Witness in Va. governor trial asked about lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:36
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A defense attorney questioned the key witness in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption trial on Monday about lawsuits he and his former company face over allegations of securities violations.

Parents of bullied Florida girl who killed herself sue school board

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:35

Handout photo of Rebecca SedwickBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The parents of a 12-year-old Florida girl who killed herself after being bullied by schoolmates filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the school system of negligence for failing to stop the torment. Rebecca Sedwick jumped from a silo at an abandoned cement plant in Lakeland, Florida, last September after enduring months of bullying at school and online, even after switching schools, according to police reports. It also accuses Cemex Construction Materials Florida LLC of negligent maintenance of its abandoned facility. It said G.S. used social media to tell Sedwick to "drink bleach and die," and to "go kill yourself." "Defendant G.S.'s outrageous conduct included a Facebook posting by Defendant G.S., subsequent to Plaintiff’s decedent taking her own life that stated, "Yes ik [I know] I bullied Rebecca nd [and] she killed herself but IDGAF [I don’t give a f**k],"  the lawsuit said.


Parents of bullied Florida girl who killed herself sue school board

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:35

Handout photo of Rebecca SedwickBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The parents of a 12-year-old Florida girl who killed herself after being bullied by schoolmates filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the school system of negligence for failing to stop the torment. Rebecca Sedwick jumped from a silo at an abandoned cement plant in Lakeland, Florida, last September after enduring months of bullying at school and online, even after switching schools, according to police reports. It also accuses Cemex Construction Materials Florida LLC of negligent maintenance of its abandoned facility. It said G.S. used social media to tell Sedwick to "drink bleach and die," and to "go kill yourself." "Defendant G.S.'s outrageous conduct included a Facebook posting by Defendant G.S., subsequent to Plaintiff’s decedent taking her own life that stated, "Yes ik [I know] I bullied Rebecca nd [and] she killed herself but IDGAF [I don’t give a f**k],"  the lawsuit said.


Court: Lyrics shouldn't have been used as evidence

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:33
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Violent rap lyrics written by a man accused of shooting a fellow drug dealer in 2005 should not have been admitted as evidence at his trial, New Jersey's highest court ruled Monday.

US officials return ancient Greek coins

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:28
NEW YORK (AP) — Some ancient coins have been returned to the government of Greece after the New York prosecution of a prominent collector from Rhode Island.

US officials return ancient Greek coins

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:28
NEW YORK (AP) — Some ancient coins have been returned to the government of Greece after the New York prosecution of a prominent collector from Rhode Island.

Fire captain: 6 to 8 homes badly damaged, likely uninhabitable after Southern California storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:22
MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — Fire captain: 6 to 8 homes badly damaged, likely uninhabitable after Southern California storm.

Fire captain: 6 to 8 homes badly damaged, likely uninhabitable after Southern California storm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:22
MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — Fire captain: 6 to 8 homes badly damaged, likely uninhabitable after Southern California storm.

NYC's largest jail has pattern of violating teen inmate rights - DOJ

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:20
The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday a multi-year investigation of New York City's Rikers Island jail has found a "pattern and practice of conduct" that violates the constitutional rights of adolescent inmates. The findings, which focused on use of force by jail guards, solitary confinement and violence at the city's largest detention facility, also included a recommendation to begin housing teenage inmates elsewhere, said Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, in a joint announcement.

Feds: Violence pervasive in NYC youth jails

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:14
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's juvenile jails are extremely violent and unsafe, the result of a deeply ingrained culture of violence in which guards routinely violate constitutional rights of teenage inmates and subject them to "rampant use of unnecessary and excessive force," the federal government said in a scathing report released Monday.

Feds say NYC jails extremely violent, unsafe for teenage inmates and that reforms are needed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Feds say NYC jails extremely violent, unsafe for teenage inmates and that reforms are needed.

Feds say NYC jails extremely violent, unsafe for teenage inmates and that reforms are needed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:10
NEW YORK (AP) — Feds say NYC jails extremely violent, unsafe for teenage inmates and that reforms are needed.

Virginia family of five killed in apparent murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 01:09
(Reuters) - A Culpeper, Virginia, family of five was shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide, with the father the suspected shooter, police said on Monday. The bodies of Clarence and Shauna Washington, both 35, and their three daughters, ages 4, 6, and 13, were discovered by officers late on Sunday inside their house, said Detective Angela Deavers of the Culpeper County Sheriff Office. Shauna Washington's mother called police around 10 p.m. to report a "death scene," she said. Police suspect Clarence Washington was the gunman.

3 local P.F. Chang's involved in data breach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:57

3 local P.F. Chang's involved in data breachThe P.F. Chang's restaurant chain has identified the 33 locations involved in a data breach, and three of those restaurants are located in our area.


Missing Oregon woman reported on Washington ferry

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:54
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are checking surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system to see if they can confirm a report that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was spotted Friday on the ferry out of Anacortes to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.

Texas abortion clinics ask judge to stop new law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:46
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly three-quarters of Texas' abortion facilities would be forced to close by the end of this month if one of the nation's toughest new anti-abortion laws is allowed to take effect, attorneys for clinics challenging the law told a federal judge Monday.

Cease-fire slows Gaza war as Israeli bus attacked

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:45

Cease-fire slows Gaza war as Israeli bus attackedAn Israeli-declared temporary cease-fire and troop withdrawals slowed violence in the Gaza war Monday, though an attack on an Israeli bus that killed one person in Jerusalem underscored the tensions still simmering in the region.


Son: Mother's Ebola should spark push for cure

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:43

 Mother's Ebola should spark push for cureA Liberian government official has confirmed that a medical evacuation team is scheduled to fly Nancy Writebol back to the United States early Tuesday.


Toledo mayor lifts water ban in northwest Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 00:42

Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins raises a glass of tap water before drinking it during a news conference in Toledo, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water has been lifted, Collins announced Monday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water was lifted Monday, yet some residents still weren't ready to take a sip.