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Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman out of heart surgery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:03

FILE - This May 31, 2011 file photo shows Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark. in his Senate office in Little Rock, Ark. Boozman is undergoing surgery at an Arkansas hospital. Boozman's office issued only a brief statement Tuesday morning saying the Republican "is receiving excellent care." Boozman's staff wouldn't say what type of surgery the 62-year-old senator is having but that more information will be released later. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas U.S. Sen. John Boozman had unscheduled heart surgery Tuesday at a hospital in the northwestern part of the state, where his office said he was recovering well.


Navy veteran, 92, finally gets military medals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:00
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals he earned for serving in the Navy during World War II.

Jet stowaway at hospital; security issues linger

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:00

A plane takes off at Mineta San Jose International Airport, Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. A 16-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the airport, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii, Sunday. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen did not remember the flight from San Jose. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)HONOLULU (AP) — Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully recorded the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane — and the boy — landed in Hawaii hours later.


FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:56

This combination of photos provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows William James Vahey in 2013, left, and 2004. The FBI is asking for help to identify at least 90 victims of Vahey's, a suspected serial child predator who worked in American schools worldwide for four decades. Vahey, 64, killed himself in Luverne, Minn., on March 21. (AP Photo/FBI)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.


Oil companies fight ND plan to slow production

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:53

Ron Ness, North Dakota Petroleum Council President, testifies in front of officials with the Oil and Gas Division of the North Dakota Mineral Resources Department at a hearing Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Bismarck, N.D. The North Dakota Industrial Commission was holding the hearing on its new natural gas flaring policy. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Mike McCleary)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down."


Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:41
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Nine indicted in abduction of North Carolina prosecutor's father

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:38
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Nine people were indicted by a U.S. grand jury on Tuesday in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father earlier this month. Kelvin Melton, 49, a member of the Bloods gang, and seven others charged in the case have been arrested. A ninth person named in the indictment was not yet in custody on Tuesday afternoon, a U.S. Attorney's spokesman said. Frank Janssen was abducted from his home on April 5 and held in an Atlanta apartment for four days.

Arizona court rules on DUI law for marijuana users

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:32
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities can't prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the person is impaired at the time of the stop, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in the latest opinion on an issue that several states have grappled with across the nation.

Teen who stowed away on flight to Hawaii remains hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:28

A 16-year-old boy is carried on a stretcher in MauiA teenage boy who stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet remained hospitalized on Tuesday, two days after his death-defying jaunt over the Pacific Ocean, a Hawaii official said. The teenager, whose name has not been released, is "resting comfortably" at a hospital in Hawaii, spokeswoman Kayla Rosenfeld of state's Department of Human Services said in a statement. The boy is in the custody of the department's Child Welfare Services division, and officials are working to ensure his safe return to California, she said. There has been conflicting information on whether the boy, who is from Santa Clara, California, is 15 or 16 years old.


Man who avoided prison for 13 years seeks release

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:20

FILE - In this file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Cornealious Anderson who was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, sentenced to 13 years in jail and told to await instruction on when to report to prison. Those instructions never came and he went on about his life until the clerical error was caught in 2013. Anderson, now jailed, filed a petition in Mississippi County Circuit Court on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 seeking to require the Missouri Department of Corrections to credit the 13 years he was technically at large after a 2000 robbery conviction. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free.


Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:20

FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday April 14, to Sunday April 20, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:13

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, musician Robin Thicke performs during Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thicke's "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)" was the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, April 14, to Sunday April 20:


Indictment: NC prosecutor was original target in kidnapping plot, father abducted by mistake

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:12
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Indictment: NC prosecutor was original target in kidnapping plot, father abducted by mistake.

Stowaway teen is resting at Honolulu hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:03

A plane takes off at Mineta San Jose International Airport, Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. A 16-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the airport, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii, Sunday. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen did not remember the flight from San Jose. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)HONOLULU (AP) — A teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of an airplane for a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii is resting at a Honolulu hospital.


ND oil companies fight plan to slow production

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:03

Ron Ness, North Dakota Petroleum Council President, testifies in front of officials with the Oil and Gas Division of the North Dakota Mineral Resources Department at a hearing Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Bismarck, N.D. The North Dakota Industrial Commission was holding the hearing on its new natural gas flaring policy. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Mike McCleary)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down."


Drug firm exec gets 16 months in inside-trade case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:58
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmaceutical executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme.

University of New Mexico running back arrested for rape, kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:55
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - A University of New Mexico football player has been arrested on suspicion of raping and kidnapping a fellow student, officials said on Tuesday. Crusoe Gongbay, 20, surrendered to university police on Monday and faces two counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count of kidnapping. He is being held on $50,000 bond, Lieutenant Tim Stump of the university police said. Head Football Coach Bob Davies suspended Gongbay, a 5-feet 11-inch (1.8-meter), 205-lb (93-kg) running back from Rockville, Maryland.

Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:53

FILE - In this June 2007, file photo, a scientist releases a juvenile lobster while doing research on Orr's Island in Harpswell, Maine. A University of Maine survey of 11 locations in the Gulf of Maine indicates the number of young lobsters has declined by more than half from their 2007 levels, a significant statistic, since lobsters typically take about eight years to reach the legal harvesting size. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline — possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say.


Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:53
HONOLULU (AP) — A former Fox television executive on Tuesday denied allegations that he sexually abused a teen through a sex ring involving underage children.

Volunteer coach found guilty Of lying in Ohio teen party rape case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:47
A volunteer football coach was found guilty on Tuesday of lying to authorities and allowing underage drinking in connection with the rape of a teenage girl at a party in August 2012 that drew national attention to an Ohio town. Matthew Belardine, 26, pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to 10 days in jail by visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove in the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas. By pleading no contest, Belardine did not admit guilt but agreed to the facts presented in the case, leaving it up to the judge to decide whether he was guilty or not. Belardine's jail sentence was the first stemming from indictments brought by a grand jury called to determine whether adults in Steubenville, Ohio, had covered up the rape of a girl at a party to protect its high school football program.