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Man ID'd by fingertips in porn photos of girls pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 03:13
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man whose fingertips were captured in the explicit pictures he took of a 3-year-old girl and her older sister has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

3 women accused of beating woman to death over food benefits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:59
BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Three women have been arrested in a killing authorities say was motivated by efforts to obtain government food benefits.

5 endangered Cuban crocodiles hatch at National Zoo in DC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:55

This handout photo provided by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo shows five critically endangered Cuban crocodiles hatched at the National Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center between July 29 and Aug. 7. The eggs were laid by Dorothy, a 57-year-old genetically valuable crocodile. (Smithsonian’s National Zoo/Amy Enchelmeyer via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Smithsonian officials say five critically endangered Cuban crocodiles have hatched at the National Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center.


VIDEO: Kathleen Kane news conference

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:55

 Kathleen Kane news conferenceWatch the entire statement given by Attorney General Kathleen Kane.


17 states seek federal court review of EPA air quality rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:47
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Seventeen states are asking a federal judge to review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency move to force more cuts in carbon emissions from power plants.

Keystone XL: US review taking 5 times longer than average

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:40

 Talk to the State Department. Under a President George W. Bush-era executive order, border-crossing oil pipelines require a presidential permit, granted only after a government-wide review coordinated by the State Department. An Associated Press review of every cross-border pipeline application since 2004 shows that the Keystone review has been anything but ordinary. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas has dragged on for nearly seven years, more than five times the average for such applications.


Baltimore pays out $280,000 to settle suits against police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:37
Baltimore officials on Wednesday approved paying $280,000 to settle three lawsuits against police, payments that come amid a surge in killings following the death of a man injured in police custody. The five-member Board of Estimates approved the payments for allegations that included assault, battery and false arrest. "Every time you do a settlement, it's alarming," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a member of the fiscal control panel, told reporters after the meeting.

Key stats on crime, homelessness during NYC mayor's watch

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:27
Key statistics on crime and homelessness during the watch of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio:

Man sentenced to 5 years for carjacking woman in labor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:24
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for carjacking a woman who was in labor and on her way to the hospital in Annapolis.

Texas to execute man convicted of killing veteran police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:18
Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a 27-year-old man who was convicted of killing a veteran police officer in 2009 and has waived his rights to appeal his death sentence. Daniel Lopez was set to be executed by lethal injection at 6 p.m. at the state's death chamber in Huntsville. If the execution goes ahead, it will be the 528th in Texas, the most of any state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.

Monsoon storm flips small planes at Phoenix-area airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:16

A TransPac employee checks a damaged plane, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Chandler Municipal Airport in Chandler, Ariz. At least a dozen small planes were heavily damaged after a monsoon storm swept into the Phoenix area Tuesday night. (Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITPHOENIX (AP) — A monsoon storm that swept into the Phoenix area late Tuesday night left a trail of damage in the region's southeastern suburbs, where winds flipped planes and downed trees and power poles.


US Supreme Court refuses to stop scheduled Texas execution

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:09

In this Aug. 5, 2015 photo, Daniel Lee Lopez, 27, speaks from a visiting cage outside death row at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. Lopez, who has been trying to speed up his execution since being sent to death row five years ago for a police lieutenant’s killing, is scheduled to die Aug. 12, the first of two executions scheduled this week in Texas, (AP Photo/Michael Graczyk)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The latest on the scheduled execution of Texas inmate Daniel Lee Lopez (all times local):


Supreme Court denies execution halt for Texas inmate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 02:01
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a motion to halt the execution of Texas death row inmate Daniel Lopez, a decision that came a few hours before he is set to be put to death.

Yellowstone hiker probably killed by grizzly bear: autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:49

A grizzly bear roams through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park in WyomingLance Crosby, 63, suffered wounds to his forearms and his body had been covered with vegetation in a sign that a bear or bears planned to return later to recover it, said spokeswoman Amy Bartlett. A park ranger found his body later that day in a popular backcountry area near Yellowstone Lake. Bartlett said U.S. government bear managers are waiting for DNA test results to confirm if the mother bear was the culprit before killing her.


Wife of teacher slain in school shooting gets settlement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:47
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada school district has approved a $100,000 settlement for the wife of a teacher killed trying to stop a student shooter two years ago.

Jewish neighborhood in San Antonio hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:41
Racist and anti-Semitic symbols including swastikas were painted on more than 30 cars, homes, buildings and signs in a predominately Jewish neighborhood in San Antonio, prompting a police investigation, authorities said on Wednesday. The graffiti was noticed by worshippers as they left morning prayers at an orthodox synagogue on Wednesday, police said. San Antonio police told reporters they had no immediate leads on who carried out the vandalism.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane: Charges tied to porn emails

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:41

 Charges tied to porn emailsKane said criminal charges against her are tied pornographic and racially insensitive emails state prosecutors and judges circulated with one another.


Riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri to remain in state of emergency: officials

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:38

Young men wait to see to see what happens during another night of demonstrating in FergusonThe St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, the site of a year of occasionally violent protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teen, will remain under a state of emergency for at least another night, county officials said on Wednesday. The state of emergency, which gives county police oversight of security in the city of 21,000 people, was declared following a shooting incident at a protest Sunday night to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014. The decision came after two nights of relatively peaceful protests, with the St. Louis Country police reporting no arrests or reports of injuries during a small demonstration by several dozen people Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.


Indiana mayor charged with paying for sex with man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:38

This updated booking photo provided by the Indiana State Police shows Richard Fledderman, the three-term mayor of Batesville, Ind. who has been charged with patronizing a male prostitute. Fledderman paid Randy Wigle-Stevens for sex in June, state police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said in a statement Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Wigle-Stevens did not tell Fledderman that he has HIV before they had sex and later threatened to go public with details of their encounter unless the mayor paid him extra money, Wheeles said. Fledderman was arrested on the misdemeanor charge Tuesday, and the same day, Wigle-Stevens was charged with a felony count of failure to disclose dangerous communicable disease status and misdemeanor counts of prostitution and intimidation. (Indiana State Police via AP) (AP Photo/Indiana State Police)BATESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An HIV-positive Indianapolis man has been charged with trying to blackmail a small-town Indiana mayor after the two had sex at the politician's home.


Attonrey General Kathleen Kane: Charges tied to porn emails

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:38

 Charges tied to porn emailsKane said criminal charges against her are tied pornographic and racially insensitive emails state prosecutors and judges circulated with one another.