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Police: Man found sleeping in home of woman he kidnapped

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 21:32
RUSSELL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New York man is back in jail after he was found sleeping in the home of a woman he's accused of kidnapping last fall.

Report: Frat pledges did exercises 3 times a day for 22 days

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 21:24
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say members of a Syracuse University fraternity had three pledges doing exercises indoors three times a day for weeks before one of the pledges nearly lost some of his fingers to frostbite after an outdoor hazing stunt.

WWII skiers-turned-soldiers meet servicemen slope side

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 20:40

CORRECTS THE RACE WAS NOT A CHARITY RACE - In this photo taken Saturday March 7, 2015, WWII 10th Mountain Division veteran Nelson Bennett of Yakima, Wa., waves to a crowd as they sing Happy Birthday to him at the Cranmore Mountain ski area in North Conway, N.H. The 100 year old Bennett joined former and current members of the division at a ski race. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Given the choice between turning soldiers into skiers or skiers into soldiers during World War II, the U.S. government decided the latter was easier. And anyone who watched 91-year-old veteran Richard Calvert easily outpace a bunch of young servicemen in New Hampshire last weekend likely would agree.


Big rig separates, crashes, flips on NJ Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 20:38

Big rig separates, crashes, flips on NJ TurnpikeA partially overturned tractor-trailer slowed traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike in Burlington County.


Maker of kids' Tylenol pleads guilty over metal particles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 20:36

Maker of kids' Tylenol pleads guilty over metal particlesA subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge that it sold over­-the-­counter infant's and children's liquid medicine containing metal particles.


7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after helicopter crashes in Florida Panhandle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:37

7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after helicopter crashes in Florida PanhandleSeven Marines and four soldiers were missing Wednesday after a helicopter crashed over the water on the Florida Panhandle during a routine night training exercise, and officials said heavy fog was hampering search efforts.


Parents: Frat Member in Racist Chant 'Made a Horrible Mistake'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:06
Student's parents say their son "is not a racist."

New Jersey worst state for public pension funding: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:04
New Jersey underfunded its public pension system more than any other U.S. state for more than a decade, according to a study to be released later on Wednesday. From fiscal year 2001 through 2013, the Garden State paid on average just 38 percent of what it was supposed to have contributed annually into its system, according to the report by the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. The study covered 112 statewide and state-sponsored public pension plans, which together account for more than 80 percent of all U.S. public pension assets and participants, the group said.

Family: Iraqi man killed in Texas sought to improve his life

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:58

This undated photo provided by Zahraa Atlaie shows Atlaie, left, and her husband Ahmed Al-Jumaili. The Iraqi man who fled the violent grip of militants in his homeland had come to Dallas to reunite with his wife and improve his lot in life before he was fatally shot while taking photos of his first snowfall, his father-in-law said. Dallas police Maj. Jeff Cotner says investigators are searching for four men in their late teens or early 20s seen on surveillance video walking from the complex Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Zahraa Atlaie)DALLAS (AP) — An Iraqi man who fled violence in his homeland to reunite with his wife in the United States had been in Texas just three weeks when he was fatally shot while taking photos of his first snowfall, his father-in-law said.


Son of Boston minister charged in shooting stands by dad

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:51
BOSTON (AP) — The son of a Boston minister and former public high school employee charged with shooting a 17-year-old student calls the allegations against his father "nonsense."

Family seeks criminal charges in death of fallen firefighter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:47

Family seeks criminal charges in death of fallen firefighterOn the heels of an unauthorized release of an internal fire report, the family of fallen firefighter Joyce Craig is speaking out only to Action News.


Suspicious car fire in Chester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:15

Suspicious car fire in Chester, Pa.Police are investigating a suspicious car fire in Chester, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning.


QB Swap: Eagles trade Nick Foles for Sam Bradford

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:12

 Eagles trade Nick Foles for Sam BradfordThe Philadelphia Eagles have traded quarterback Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford.


Nut rage flight attendant sues Korean Air, former exec

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 17:28

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2014 file photo, Cho Hyun-ah, former vice president of Korean Air Lines Co., arrives at the Seoul Western District Prosecutors Office in Seoul, South Korea. A flight attendant who was harassed by Cho in what became known as the nut rage case filed a civil lawsuit against the airline and the executive. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A flight attendant who says she was living her dream by working for Korean Air is now suing the airline and its infamous nut rage executive, claiming the bizarre onboard tantrum ruined her career.


AccuWeather: Very Mild Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 17:22

 Very Mild TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says some early fog gives way to some sun. Thursday looks cooler.


7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after helicopter crashes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 17:20

7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after helicopter crashes in Florida PanhandleSeven Marines and four soldiers were missing early Wednesday after an Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle.


Former corrections officer shoots man dead in NYC subway station: NY Times

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 16:49
(Reuters) - A former New York City corrections officer fatally shot a man in a busy Brooklyn subway station on Tuesday night, according to police and the New York Times. The 69-year-old shooter, who was not identified, got into an altercation with two men while riding the train before encountering them again in the mezzanine level of the Borough Hall subway station, the New York Times reported. There the gunman and the victim, who was also not named, got into a physical struggle, and the 69-year-old fired a shot that struck the man in his torso around 6:40 p.m. local time, the New York Police Department said in a statement. The New York Times reported that the shooter was a former officer with the city's Department of Correction, citing New York City Correction Officers' Benevolent Association President Norman Seabrook.

Hunt on for man caught on video grabbing Washington toddler

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 15:26

In this combination of still images taken from surveillance video on Sunday, March 8, 2015, and provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, a man runs down a street, carrying a toddler in an apparent kidnapping attempt in Sprague, Wash. The video shows the boy's young sister chasing after the man, who set the boy down and ran off. Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers says officers don't have any leads in the search for the suspect, but they don't believe the man is a resident of the town of about 500 people. The boy, 22-month-old Owen Wright, was unhurt. (AP Photo/Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff says he doesn't think a man caught on surveillance video running down a sidewalk with a toddler in his arms is a resident of the tiny town of Sprague.


University of Oklahoma expels two leaders for racist singing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 15:07

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is seen at the University of Oklahoma in NormanBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The University of Oklahoma has expelled two students for playing a leadership role in singing a racist song at a fraternity-linked event that was captured on video and viewed worldwide, the school's president said on Tuesday. The two students, who have not officially been identified, were connected to a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity event. The video, posted on Sunday, prompted the university to shut down the fraternity's house on campus and force members to vacate it by midnight on Tuesday. "There is zero tolerance for this kind of threatening racist behavior at the University of Oklahoma," President David Boren said in a post on social media website Twitter.


Autopsy shows Chicago baby dead when cut by power saw

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:57

This image provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Manuela Rodriguez. The Chicago woman is charged in the death of her 7-month-old granddaughter, who was struck in the head multiple times before having her throat cut with a power saw, prosecutors announced Tuesday March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department)CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman is charged in the death of her 7-month-old granddaughter, who was struck in the head multiple times before having her throat cut with a power saw, prosecutors announced Tuesday.