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Judge sides with missing mom's parents in dispute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:07

FILE - In this July 8, 2014, file photo, Charles Cox, the father of missing Utah mother Susan Powell walks out of the courtroom in Salt Lake City. Third District Judge L.A. Dever issued a ruling Wednesday. Sept. 3, 2014, that Cox was within his bounds to cut out Josh Powell's mother and sister from a trust that has $2 million in life-insurance proceeds. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge sided with the parents of missing mother Susan Powell, ruling that her father was within his bounds to cut out Josh Powell's mother and sister from a trust that is set to receive $2 million in life-insurance proceeds in a few months.


Family says slain reporter gave voice to voiceless

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:02
PINECREST, Fla. (AP) — The family of a journalist slain by Islamic State militants says Steven Sotloff dedicated his life to portraying the suffering of people in war zones, but was "no hero."

Norman Foster, Romero to build Mexico airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:51

A mock-up of the new Mexico City international airport is shown during the announcement of the design of City’s new $9.2-billion airport, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. British architect Norman Foster and Mexican colleague Fernando Romero have had their design chosen for the new Mexico City airport that will cover nearly 11,400 acres of former lakebed adjacent to the present, over-crowded facility. It will have six runways and capacity to serve 120 million passengers per year when it is finished, Mexican authorities announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY (AP) — British architect Norman Foster and Mexico's Fernando Romero have had their design chosen for Mexico City's new $9.2-billion airport, which is expected to quadruple the current airport's capacity to 120 million passengers per year, authorities announced Wednesday.


2 kayakers attacked by possible great white shark

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:38
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say two women in kayaks taking photographs of seals were attacked by what appears to be a great white shark off Plymouth, Massachusetts. They were not injured.

Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:37

Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadowAn Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup


Honduran boy smuggled into US held captive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:15

In this Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, photo released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Frances Salas, a suspect in the kidnapping. Police in Phoenix last week rescued a 13-year-old Honduran boy who was held captive by suspected smugglers after he crossed into Arizona illegally as an unaccompanied minor. Salas, 27, was arrested on charges of kidnapping and possession of marijuana for sale after police found a pound of pot in the apartment. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Phoenix rescued a 13-year-old Honduran boy last week who was held captive by suspected smugglers after he crossed into Arizona illegally as an unaccompanied minor.


NY soldier missing since World War II identified

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:14

In this undated photo provided by the family of Bernard Gavrin, is of Bernard Gavrin. Gavrin was reported missing in Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Some of his remains and personal effects were recovered in 2013 and DNA from a family member helped confirm his identity. The Department of Defense’s POW/Missing Personnel Office announced on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, Gavrin will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Gavrin Family Photo)NEW YORK (AP) — The remains of a soldier missing in action since World War II have been identified and will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, a Department of Defense office said Wednesday.


U.S. to probe Ferguson police force after shooting of teen: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:55

Cal Brown and Michael Brown Sr., stepmother and father of fatally shot Michael Brown, attend the Peace Fest rally in St. Louis, MissouriJustice Department is launching a civil rights probe into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, several weeks after a white officer shot an unarmed black teenager, sparking racial unrest, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Citing two federal law enforcement officials, the Post said the investigation would also look at the practices of other police departments in St. Louis County. The investigation could be announced as soon as Thursday afternoon and will be conducted by the department's civil rights division, the Post said. The Justice Department has already begun a civil rights investigation into the deadly Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


Child found dead in vehicle at naval air station

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:38
PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (AP) — Navy officials say a 17-month-old boy was found dead in a vehicle at a naval station in southern Maryland.

Shooting victim found dead in burning car in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:29

Man found dead in burning car in OlneyAuthorities say a shooting investigation ended with police finding the victim dead inside a burning car in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Thirteen people hurt in chemical explosion at Nevada museum

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:25
(Reuters) - Thirteen people were hurt, including several children, in a chemical explosion on Wednesday at a museum in Reno, Nevada, where presenters demonstrating a so-called smoke tornado caused the blast with a faulty mixture, officials said. Seven children and two adults with non-life threatening injuries were transported to a local hospital, and another four people were treated and released at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Reno where the explosion occurred, said Reno police spokesman Tim Broadway. The people who were hospitalized had suffered burn injuries, said Matthew Brown, a spokesman for the city of Reno. The museum is aimed mainly at children and offers interactive exhibits in geology, astronomy, history and other subjects.

Bus gets stuck in suburban Phoenix sinkhole

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

A valley metro bus sits mired in a collapsed, muddy street after a water main break flooded the area, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Tempe, Ariz. Police say police officers and firefighters helped passengers get off the bus and that nobody was injured during the Wednesday morning incident though some businesses were flooded. (AP Photo/Matt York)TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A city bus got stuck in a sinkhole after a water main broke in suburban Phoenix, forcing the passengers and driver to evacuate through the windows.


Shooting victim found in burning car in Olney

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:22

Man found dead in burning car in OlneyAuthorities say a shooting investigation ended with police finding the victim dead inside a burning car in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Pro-fighter War Machine held in Las Vegas on 32 criminal charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:19

Booking photo of Honathan KoppenhaverMixed martial arts fighter War Machine, accused of assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend and a man at her home last month, made his initial Las Vegas court appearance on Wednesday to face 32 criminal charges, including attempted murder. The Ultimate Fighting Championship contender, who was born Jonathan Koppenhaver but claims to have legally changed his name to War Machine, was ordered to remain held without bond until his next court date, which was set for Oct. 17. He did not enter a plea during the brief proceeding in Clark County Justice Court, according to Tess Driver, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.


Colombian national pleads guilty in agent's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:11
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Colombian national has pleaded guilty to being involved in the slaying of a U.S. drug agent in Bogota.

Albino cobra on the loose in Southern California neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:08
Animal control specialists searched for an albino cobra that was on the loose on Wednesday in a Southern California suburb, where the venomous reptile has slithered around at least since it bit a dog two days ago, officials said. Three animal control workers were out in the community of Thousand Oaks looking for the cobra, which would typically venture out to hunt for food in the evening, said Los Angeles County animal control officer Alfred Aguirre. Officials said it remained unclear who might own the snake, which is illegal to possess in California without a permit, or how and when it got loose in the suburban neighborhood a few hundred feet from a freeway.

Police say body found near home of missing girl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:51

This undated photo provided by the Bullhead City Police Department shows Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella, an 8-year-old Bullhead City, Arizona, girl who was reported missing on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Police, firefighters and volunteers fanned out in Bullhead city neighborhoods, nearby parks and river areas to look for the missing child. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Bullhead City Police Department)BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Search teams looking for an 8-year-old Arizona girl discovered a body near her home Wednesday but did not immediately identify the person as the missing child.


Neiman Marcus to open its first store in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is opening its first store in New York City.

Idaho professor accidentally shoots himself in the foot in chemistry class

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:41
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - An Idaho State University assistant professor with a concealed-carry gun permit shot himself in the foot with a semiautomatic handgun that accidentally discharged from inside his pocket in a chemistry classroom full of students, police said on Wednesday. No other injuries were reported and no charges have been filed in Tuesday's shooting in Pocatello in a building that is part of the university’s physical science department, according to Pocatello Police Lieutenant Paul Manning. Idaho’s Republican-led legislature passed the law allowing guns on university grounds earlier this year over the objection of the presidents of the state’s leading universities, including Idaho State, which was routinely ranked as one of the safest campuses in the United States. In response to the new law, the university for the first time dispatched public safety officers armed with semiautomatic pistols to patrol the university’s southeastern Idaho campus this summer to safeguard students and staff.

Idaho polygamous sect follower in plea deal over child injury offenses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:39
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A follower of a breakaway Mormon polygamous sect who came under public scrutiny after eight boys were taken from his Idaho home in a police raid will plead guilty to child-injury offenses in a plea agreement, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Nathan Jessop was cited with three misdemeanor counts of injury to a child last month for confining one of the boys in a tiny furnace room as punishment for alleged misbehavior and for failing to report two teens as runaways after they fled his home. Under the plea deal that must still be approved in court later this month, Jessop would serve 10 days in jail and two years of probation in the case, said Bannock County Deputy Prosecutor Ashley Graham. Prosecutors say Jessop was the assigned caretaker of boys banished from their polygamous sect to a so-called repentance home on the outskirts of Pocatello in southeastern Idaho for alleged infractions of church rules such as criticizing plural marriage.