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Man left in DEA cell says lights were turned off

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:11

Student Daniel Chong talks about his ordeal while in the custody of the Drug Enforcement Administration when he was forgotten and left without food and water for five days at a news conference, Thursday, July 10, 2014, in San Diego. Chong is flanked by ACLU policy director Margaret Dooley-Sammuli. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego college student who was locked and handcuffed in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration cell for five days without food or water says he exchanged words with a man through his cell door just before a light was turned off.

California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:07

File - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Robert Maegerle, left, walks out of a federal courthouse with attorney Jerome Froelich Jr. in San Francisco. Maegerle, a retired DuPont engineer, was convicted of economic espionage charges along with chemical engineer Walter Liew in March. Liew is facing more than 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday, July 10, 2014, for a rare economic espionage conviction for selling technology for a white pigment to China. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28 million after his rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China the technology that creates a white pigment.

Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:56
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — One central Washington wildfire has burned across 28 square miles in just two days while another has broken out in hot, tinder-dry conditions.

Sinaloa drug cartel leader 'Chino Antrax' extradited to California

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:43
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A suspected high-level Sinaloa drug cartel operative known as "Chino Antrax" was extradited on Thursday from the Netherlands to the United States, where he faces charges related to drug smuggling, the Justice Department said. Jose Rodrigo Arechiga-Gamboa, an alleged bodyguard and leader of a cartel enforcement unit called "Los Antrax", was flown by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration from Amsterdam to San Diego International Airport on Thursday, the Justice Department said in a statement.

Landmark thermometer relit after renovation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:34
BAKER, Calif. (AP) — A giant thermometer rising from the Southern California desert is once again a beacon for tourists headed to and from Las Vegas.

1 woman dead in New Jersey rowhouse fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:11
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say one woman is dead in a rowhouse fire in New Jersey. Jersey City police and fire department spokesman Bob McHugh says the blaze broke out in the home's basement at around 10 p.m. Thursday. Three others in the single-family home were able to escape the flames. McHugh says the 32-year-old woman was found by firefighters on the top floor of the two-story home.

Taliban sympathizer posts pictures of smiling Bowe Bergdahl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:09

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. ArmyBy Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban. On Friday, the Taliban confirmed the photo had been taken with them while Bergdahl was in captivity. "You would have noticed in the photo with Badruddin Haqqani, Bergdahl is looking physically very weak as it was the beginning when he was kidnapped by our lions," said a Taliban commander, who asked not to be named.

AccuWeather: More Storms at the Shore

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:40

 Warm Today, Mainly DryMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking the potential for more flooding rain in parts of Delaware and South Jersey.

California man who hoarded snakes is sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:31

FILE - This undated image provided by the Santa Ana Police Department shows William Buchman. On Thursday, July 10, 2014, he pleaded guilty to animal neglect, was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and can't have a pet for five years. In January 2014 reports of a vile smell at his Santa Ana home led to the discovery of about 400 pythons, including 280 that were dead or dying. (AP Photo/Santa Ana Police Department)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California teacher who had 400 snakes in his home, many of them dead or dying, pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to provide proper care for them.

Search for missing Delaware mother continues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:31

Search for missing Delaware mother continuesOn the front lawn where Nefertiri Trader was last seen, family and friends said prayers and made emotional pleas to the public

Middle East violence hits close to home for local families

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:29

Middle East violence hits close to home for local familiesFor two local families, the violence in the Middle East strikes very close to home.

Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:26

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall testifies in court at the Boulder County Justice Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Boulder, Colo. Hall is in court to respond to a suit brought by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers who wants the court to issue an injunction to stop the county from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (AP Photo/Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday.

Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:57

Environmental workers take samples to assess level of contamination, and surveyors measure size of affected area at the site of saltwater spill Thursday, July 10, 2014, near Mandaree, N.D. A pipeline leak on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation spilled 1 million gallons of saltwater, a byproduct of oil and gas production. Company officials say the leak likely started over the Fourth of July weekend. (AP Photo/Tyler Bell)MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — The path of brine spilled from an underground North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine, but dead vegetation is limited to about 200 yards from the source of the spill, a company official said Thursday.

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:40

Patti Beller prays Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Spring, Texas, outside the home that was the scene of a multiple shooting the night before. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Ronald Lee Haskell was booked Thursday on a capital murder/multiple murders charge and held without bond. Authorities believe Haskell fatally shot two adults and four children on Wednesday night and critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, who called 911. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty) MANDATORY CREDITA man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.

Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:30

Alix Tichelman, left, of Folsom, Calif., confers with public defender Diane August during her arraignment in Santa Cruz Superior Court Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Tichelman, an alleged upscale prostitute, is facing manslaughter charges for the November 2013 death of Forrest Hayes, a Google executive. Tichelman, who is also facing drug and prostitution charges, is being held on $1.5 million bail. (AP Photo/Santa Cruz Sentinel, Shmuel Thaler)MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.

State: Michigan boy found in basement was abused

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:05

FILE - In this June 27, 2014 file photo, Charles Bothuell IV leaves the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Mich., after a court hearing for his wife, Monique Dillard-Bothuell. His 12-year-old son found in his basement after a widely publicized 11-day search was abused by his father and stepmother and forced to rise before dawn for intense workouts of 100 pushups and even more situps, according to Michigan's child-welfare agency. Detailed allegations of physical and mental abuse were filed this week as the state tries to terminate the parental rights of Charlie Bothuell IV. No criminal charges have been filed. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb, Jr) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) — A 12-year-old Detroit boy found in his basement after a widely publicized 11-day search was abused by his father and stepmother and forced to rise before dawn for intense workouts of 100 pushups and even more situps, according to Michigan's child-welfare agency.

Police-involved shootings focus of forum

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:56

Police-involved shootings focus of forumRelatives of people who have been shot by Philadelphia police officers turned out at City Hall Thursday night, amid an investigation into the department's use of deadly force.

Slain author feared Ventura tale had eclipsed book

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:45
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit on Thursday heard a slain military sniper say in a recording that he didn't want his book overshadowed by a story about his alleged bar fight with the former Minnesota governor.

Guns found at teen slaying suspect's home in Tenn.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:43

Lobelville Mayor Robby J. Moore, right, and business owner Robert Mathis lower flags in front of City Hall in Lobelville, Tenn., Thursday, July 10, 2014. A 15-year-old was charged with one count of criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of a longtime member of the National Guard at a Tennessee armory, according to the state's Bureau of Investigation. (AP Photo/Lucas L. Johnson)LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police found a store of firearms Thursday at the home of a 15-year-old boy charged with shooting a longtime member of the National Guard at a Tennessee armory as investigators explored possible motives, an official said.

Clippers trial put on hold past Tuesday deadline

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:34

Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald SterlingLOS ANGELES (AP) — A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale — and a scheduled NBA vote on the deal — but there is hope for more time.