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Federal jury convicts man in Jamaican lottery scam that prosecutors say cost victims millions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:19
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal jury convicts man in Jamaican lottery scam that prosecutors say cost victims millions.

Multi-vehicle crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike in Tredyffrin Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:12

Multi-vehicle crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike in Tredyffrin TownshipA multi-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has resulted in a major backup and a possible fuel leak.


Multi-vehicle crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike in Tredyffrin Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:12

Multi-vehicle crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike in Tredyffrin TownshipA multi-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has resulted in a major backup and a possible fuel leak.


New York City women plead not guilty to explosive plot charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:07
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two New York City women, who U.S. authorities say expressed support for jihad and plotted to hit police, government or military targets with an explosive device, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Brooklyn federal court. Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, were indicted by a federal grand jury last week, a month after their arrest on a charge of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. The indictment also charged the women with teaching and distributing information about the making and use of a weapon of mass destruction, and accused Siddiqui of making material false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

New York City women plead not guilty to explosive plot charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:07
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two New York City women, who U.S. authorities say expressed support for jihad and plotted to hit police, government or military targets with an explosive device, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Brooklyn federal court. Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, were indicted by a federal grand jury last week, a month after their arrest on a charge of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. The indictment also charged the women with teaching and distributing information about the making and use of a weapon of mass destruction, and accused Siddiqui of making material false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is excessive

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:06
NEW YORK (AP) — The bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked Congress to step in and decide how best to balance national security and privacy interests.

Live-action, high-tech Marvel theme park to tour this summer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:04
NEW YORK (AP) — That children's fantasy of fighting alongside — instead of just watching — favorite superheroes like Iron Man and Spider-Man is a step closer.

Live-action, high-tech Marvel theme park to tour this summer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:04
NEW YORK (AP) — That children's fantasy of fighting alongside — instead of just watching — favorite superheroes like Iron Man and Spider-Man is a step closer.

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:01

AP10ThingsToSee - Auriane Canesse, geologist and health and safety officer for Crew 153, takes magnetic readings of the ground using a large rectangular apparatus near the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The landscape's resemblance to the red planet has made it a hot spot for teams of geologists, biologists and engineers from around the world who have been coming for more than a decade to simulate missions to the mysterious planet in hopes of providing critical research to for future trips to Mars. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:01

AP10ThingsToSee - Auriane Canesse, geologist and health and safety officer for Crew 153, takes magnetic readings of the ground using a large rectangular apparatus near the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The landscape's resemblance to the red planet has made it a hot spot for teams of geologists, biologists and engineers from around the world who have been coming for more than a decade to simulate missions to the mysterious planet in hopes of providing critical research to for future trips to Mars. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Woman: Driver's license mistakenly ID'd me as sex offender

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:50
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Orlando-area woman says she plans to file a defamation lawsuit after she was issued a driver's license that mistakenly labeled her a sexual predator.

U.S. reviewing court ruling on NSA phone data program: attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:46
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Thursday the Department of Justice was reviewing a court decision that revived a challenge to a controversial National Security Agency program that collected the records of millions of Americans' phone calls. A federal judge on Thursday revived a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union that said the program violates people's privacy.

Pa. officer charged with homicide in high-speed chase crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:46

Pa. officer charged with homicide in high-speed chase crashA northeastern Pennsylvania police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter for an on-duty crash a year ago during which investigators say he reached speeds of more than 110 mph.


Pa. officer charged with homicide in high-speed chase crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:46

Pa. officer charged with homicide in high-speed chase crashA northeastern Pennsylvania police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter for an on-duty crash a year ago during which investigators say he reached speeds of more than 110 mph.


N.Y. lawmaker pleads guilty to corruption

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:41
A New York state assemblyman pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court in Binghamton, New York, to charges that he improperly claimed nearly $55,000 in travel expenses for trips that never occurred, the latest in a string of public corruption cases that have roiled Albany. Democrat William Scarborough, who represented the New York City borough of Queens and won re-election last year despite pending federal and state charges, has agreed to resign from the legislature as part of his plea agreement, officials said. Scarborough was also scheduled to plead guilty later on Wednesday in Albany to state charges that he misappropriated more than $40,000 in campaign donations for his own personal use, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. The guilty plea comes days after Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara charged the state Senate majority leader, Dean Skelos, and his son Adam with pressuring two companies to pay Adam Skelos more than $200,000 in exchange for the senator’s support on legislation.

N.Y. lawmaker pleads guilty to corruption

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:41
A New York state assemblyman pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court in Binghamton, New York, to charges that he improperly claimed nearly $55,000 in travel expenses for trips that never occurred, the latest in a string of public corruption cases that have roiled Albany. Democrat William Scarborough, who represented the New York City borough of Queens and won re-election last year despite pending federal and state charges, has agreed to resign from the legislature as part of his plea agreement, officials said. Scarborough was also scheduled to plead guilty later on Wednesday in Albany to state charges that he misappropriated more than $40,000 in campaign donations for his own personal use, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. The guilty plea comes days after Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara charged the state Senate majority leader, Dean Skelos, and his son Adam with pressuring two companies to pay Adam Skelos more than $200,000 in exchange for the senator’s support on legislation.

Parents accused of giving kids drugs as 'bargaining tool'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:39
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A couple gave their teenage daughters cocaine and marijuana if they went to school and did household chores, authorities said.

Tech exec's loss raises question: How to grieve and work?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:36

FILE - In this July 6, 2011 file photo, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, left, and her husband, David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, arrive at the Sun Valley Inn for the Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho. Goldberg died in an accident while exercising at a Mexican vacation resort on Friday, May 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)NEW YORK (AP) — What happened to Sheryl Sandberg could happen to anyone: The woman who wrote the book on balancing career and family will have to figure out how soon she will return to her high-profile job following the unexpected death of her husband.


Police: Oklahoma City woman found dead in storm shelter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 23:29
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma City woman apparently drowned after taking cover in an underground storm shelter that later flooded.