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NJ man admits molesting, taking explicit pictures of sleeping girl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:03

NJ man admits molesting, taking explicit pictures of sleeping girlA southern New Jersey man has admitted molesting a teenage girl and taking sexually explicit photos of her while she slept.


Penn St. trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:59
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A divided Penn State board voted Wednesday to endorse a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, signaling their support for a deal to end a dispute between state officials and the NCAA over the sanctions.

Ex-MIT professor agrees to plead guilty to fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:48
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and his son who ran hedge funds have agreed to plead guilty to securities fraud charges that federal prosecutors say cost their investors $140 million.

Body of American found in suitcase in Indonesian island of Bali

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:46
The body of an American tourist has been found stuffed into a suitcase in Indonesia's resort island of Bali and the victim's daughter and her boyfriend arrested for what police suspect was a gruesome murder. "There has been no confession yet but the couple are now being detained and interrogated," Hery Wiyanto, Bali police spokesman, told Reuters by phone, adding the killing took place on Tuesday. Heather Louise Mack, 19, and Tommy Schaefer, 21, were arrested on Wednesday after a day-long chase. Ida Bagus Putu Alit, a forensic expert at the hospital that conducted an autopsy, said Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, had been "hit by a blunt object and the blows were concentrated on the face and head".

Land Rover recalls 46,515 SUVs in U.S., Canada for air bag issue

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:43

A visitor stands next to the Range Rover Evoque during a media preview day of the Johannesburg International Motor ShowJaguar Land Rover is recalling 46,515 Land Rover sport utility vehicles in the United States and Canada because the front passenger air bag may not deploy due to a part failure, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators. He did not know whether SUVs in other markets were affected by the recall. The company, a unit of Tata Motors, is recalling certain 2010 to 2015 LR2 luxury compact SUVs, and 2012 and 2013 Range Rover Evoque SUVs, because a part in the occupant classification system electronic control unit may fail, disabling the passenger air bag partially or completely, the filings with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Affected in the recall are about 17,066 LR2 and 23,485 Range Rover Evoque SUVs in the United States and U.S. territories, and 5,964 vehicles in Canada.


$27,000 reward in West Deptford police station shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:36

$27,000 reward in West Deptford police station shootingPolice have issued a reward of $27,000 for the arrest and conviction of the person who opened fire on the West Deptford Township police headquarters early Tuesday.


Players go for the Scrabble title in Buffalo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:19
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The world's best Scrabble players are squaring off for the title of Scrabble champion, with the winner to be crowned in Buffalo.

Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:19

This product image provided by Amazon shows Amazon Local Register, the company's new credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. (AP Photo/Amazon)NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.


Kidnapped New Hampshire teen suffered 'unspeakable violence': lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:18

Nathaniel Kibby is seen in an undated photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's officeA New Hampshire teenager who was missing for nine months and mysteriously returned home in July "suffered numerous acts of unspeakable violence" at the hands of the man authorities charged with kidnapping her, according to a family lawyer. Fifteen-year-old Abigail Hernandez said she was abducted by force, the lawyer said in a statement released late Tuesday, the first public disclosure that she faced violence during her confinement. For many months, she suffered numerous acts of unspeakable violence," Michael Coyne said. "Through her faith, fortitude and resilience, she is alive today and home with her family." A week after Hernandez's return to her home in Conway, nestled in the White Mountains, state prosecutors charged Nathaniel Kibby, 34, with one count of felony kidnapping for abducting the teen in October 2013.


Greek economy contracts at slowest rate since 2008

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:11

Greece's Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras talks to reporters while presenting budget execution figures at the finance ministry in central Athens, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Greece’s economy is shrinking at its slowest rate in nearly six years, boosting hopes that the end of the punishing recession is in sight. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's economy is shrinking at its slowest rate in nearly six years, official figures showed Wednesday, reinforcing hopes that the end of the country's punishing recession is in sight.


German court: Ecclestone has made $100m payment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:56
MUNICH (AP) — A German court says Bernie Ecclestone has made the $100 million payment he agreed to last week, meaning the bribery case against the Formula One boss is formally closed.

Ferguson seeks answers after fatal police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:56

A group demonstrates along and in the middle of Chambers Rd. outside the Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church after the conclusion of a gathering with Michael Brown's family and Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Dellwood. The gathering at the church was in response to the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting.


AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:55
An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator working with him were killed Wednesday when ordnance left over from Israeli-Hamas fighting exploded as they were reporting on ...

Banker back on stand in corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor, wife

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:54

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A banker was to resume testimony on Wednesday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. William Sessoms Jr., the president of Towne Financial Services, testified on Tuesday that McDonnell had dozens of late fees on loans he had taken out with the bank for rental properties he and his sister owned in the Virginia Beach area. Sessoms, who is also the mayor of Virginia Beach, was testifying about McDonnell's application to refinance a loan on one of the two properties. McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife face 14 counts of corruption and bribery in connection with allegedly accepting $165,000 in loans and gifts from Jonnie Williams Sr., the former chief executive of a dietary supplement company now called Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc. The McDonnells are alleged to have accepted the gifts and money in exchange for promoting Williams' products.


Baby found dead in trash can in East Hartford, Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:40
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they're investigating the death of a baby found in a trash can.

American woman found dead in suitcase in Bali; daughter, boyfriend questioned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:39

American woman found dead in suitcase in Bali; daughter, boyfriend questionedThe body of a 62-year-old American woman was found stuffed inside a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, and authorities on Wednesday arrested her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend in relation to the death, police said.


No charges filed vs. dad in NY toddler's car death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:08
DOLGEVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't file criminal charges against a central New York man whose 15-month-old daughter died in June after being left inside a vehicle for nearly seven hours.

Macy's 2Q profit climbs nearly 4 percent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:02

Macy's 2Q profit climbs nearly 4 percentMacy's Inc. (M) on Wednesday reported a 4 percent increase in earnings in its fiscal second quarter as business rebounded from slow sales earlier in the year. But Macy's cut its full-year outlook for a ...


Action News Investigation: Local school district hires felons

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:37

 Local school district hires felonsA U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania is pushing for federal legislation that would require periodic criminal backgrounds checks for all school employees across the country.


Baltimore gears up for Star-Spangled Spectacular

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:18
BALTIMORE (AP) — Tall ships, a Blue Angels air show and a majestic fireworks display will be among the highlights of a weeklong celebration of the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.