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Lawsuit settled in boy's death at Alabama airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:42

Ryan Bresette, center, of Overland Park, Kansas, reads a prepared statement at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, after his family reached a legal settlement with contractors who worked on a renovation project at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Bresette's son, Luke,10, died on March 22, 2013, when a multi-user flight information display fell on him and several of his family members. The terms of the settlement remain confidential. (AP Photo/AL.com, Tamika Moore) MAGS OUTBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A settlement over the death of a boy who was hit by a falling flight information sign inside Birmingham's airport was approved Wednesday, and the family said they had forgiven the contractors involved.


Ohio mother fatally shoots young sons, then kills herself: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:39
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A southwestern Ohio mother fatally shot her two young sons and then took her own life, police said on Wednesday. Rachel Johnson, 32, and her 7-year-old son, Daylan, were found dead by her husband when he came to the house on Wednesday morning to pick the boys up for school, Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody said. Ayden Johnson, 10, was critically wounded and died at a Dayton hospital, Moody said. Springfield is located about 25 miles northeast of Dayton.

Andrew Madoff dies of cancer in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:36
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, years after turning his father in and insisting he had been duped like the rest of the world into believing history's most notorious Ponzi king was an honest financier.

Creditor wants 75 cents on dollar for Detroit debt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:25

FILE- This April 9, 2008 file photo shows the city of Detroit. An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the city’s historic bankruptcy trial, after telling the judge on the first day that the city’s plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is needed to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow it to survive. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for one of Detroit's creditors says the company believes the city can afford 75 cents on the dollar to settle its debt.


Feds probing some Chicago police-involved shootings: attorney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:20

Shoppers walk along Michigan avenue as police officers patrol the streets in preparation for demonstrators ahead of the NATO meeting in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating some shootings in Chicago in which police were involved and in which a gun belonging to the person shot was not recovered, according to an attorney who represents police officers. The attorney, Daniel Q. Herbert, in a letter to the head of the Chicago police union dated Aug. 29, warned of the investigation and advised that officers not speak to investigators unless they have legal representation present. "It has come to my attention that the FBI and U.S. The letter to Dean C. Angelo, Sr., president of the Chicago branch of the Fraternal Order of Police, was published this week on the police blog Second City Cop.


Feds probing some Chicago police-involved shootings: attorney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:20
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating some shootings in Chicago in which police were involved and in which a gun belonging to the person shot was not recovered, according to an attorney who represents police officers. The attorney, Daniel Q. Herbert, in a letter to the head of the Chicago police union dated Aug. 29, warned of the investigation and advised that officers not speak to investigators unless they have legal representation present. "It has come to my attention that the FBI and U.S. The letter to Dean C. Angelo, Sr., president of the Chicago branch of the Fraternal Order of Police, was published this week on the police blog Second City Cop.

Tech insiders: Firms halted spread of grisly video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:18
PARIS (AP) — Tech companies drafted plans to scrub the web after a grisly video showing the beheading of an American journalist by Islamic State militants - and implemented them this week after a second killing, a Silicon Valley insider said Wednesday.

Seattle pays $45,000 for stun gun use on woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:14
SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a lawsuit with a woman who was stunned with a Taser when she was pregnant because she refused to sign a traffic citation.

Woman who lit fire to give friends work sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:12
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who set a massive wildfire on Oregon tribal lands to give her firefighter friends work has been sentenced to more than a year in prison.

Woman who lit fire to give friends work sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:12
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who set a massive wildfire on Oregon tribal lands to give her firefighter friends work has been sentenced to more than a year in prison.

3 in their 80s die in murder-suicide in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:09
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Three people in their 80s were found dead in two homes on a suburban street in New Jersey after a man shot his wife, brother-in-law and himself, authorities said.

Pa. Turnpike worker injured in crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:08

Pa. Turnpike worker injured in crashState Police say a crash sent a Pennsylvania Turnpike worker to the hospital.


Pa. Turnpike worker injured in crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:08

Pa. Turnpike worker injured in crashState Police say a crash sent a Pennsylvania Turnpike worker to the hospital.


US: New Jersey made errors in post-Sandy contract

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:05
The federal government says New Jersey did not run afoul of any regulations when Gov. Chris Christie starred in ads that promoted the shore in the summer after Superstorm Sandy hit the state.

US: New Jersey made errors in post-Sandy contract

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:05
The federal government says New Jersey did not run afoul of any regulations when Gov. Chris Christie starred in ads that promoted the shore in the summer after Superstorm Sandy hit the state.

2 injured after Roosevelt Blvd. crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:03

2 injured after Roosevelt Blvd. crashTwo people were injured after a crash Wednesday morning on the Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.


2 injured after Roosevelt Blvd. crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:03

2 injured after Roosevelt Blvd. crashTwo people were injured after a crash Wednesday morning on the Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.


Man once declared dead goes on trial for murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:00
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The lawyer for a Mississippi man who was declared dead two decades ago, only to resurface as a murder suspect, does not deny that her client killed his girlfriend and her daughter, but she said Wednesday that he's being tried in the wrong court.

Magna constructing new seat assembly plant in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:57
TORONTO (Reuters) - Magna International Inc, one of the world's largest auto parts suppliers, said on Wednesday it has begun building a manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee that will supply a General Motors Co assembly plant. Aurora, Ontario-based Magna said its new 122,500-square-foot facility will be fully operational in January 2015 and manufacture complete seat assemblies supplying the GM plant in Spring Hill. The new plant is Magna's fifth location in Tennessee and is expected to employ 75 people when production starts next year. ...

Magna constructing new seat assembly plant in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:57
TORONTO (Reuters) - Magna International Inc, one of the world's largest auto parts suppliers, said on Wednesday it has begun building a manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee that will supply a General Motors Co assembly plant. Aurora, Ontario-based Magna said its new 122,500-square-foot facility will be fully operational in January 2015 and manufacture complete seat assemblies supplying the GM plant in Spring Hill. The new plant is Magna's fifth location in Tennessee and is expected to employ 75 people when production starts next year. ...