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Convicted killer barred from embracing wife awarded $1,251

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:42

This undated booking photo proved by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Kevin King. A jury last week awarded $1,251 to the convicted killer who filed a lawsuit after he was barred from touching his wife during a Michigan prison visit. King claimed a guard was retaliating against him for past complaints when she prohibited him from embracing his wife during a 2012 visit at the Cotton prison in Jackson, Mich. King, 52, is serving a life sentence for murder committed during an armed robbery in Oakland County in 1982. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)DETROIT (AP) — A jury has awarded $1,251 to a convicted killer who filed a lawsuit after he was barred from touching his wife during a Michigan prison visit.


Police look for signs of arson in deadly Parkesville fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:40

Police look for signs of arson in deadly Parkesville fireFire has claimed the life of a woman in her 30s, and authorities in Parkesburg, Chester County are looking into the possibility that the blaze was intentionally set.


Complaints about airlines have soared in 2015: U.S. agency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:35
The report said the U.S. Transportation Department received 9,542 complaints about U.S. airlines, foreign carriers and others in the travel industry from January to June 2015, a 20.3 percent rise from a year earlier. Complaints nearly tripled to 870 about fare levels and about the information carriers provide on fares during booking, marking the largest jump. Some travelers have expressed frustration as airlines increasingly profit from fees for checked baggage, reservation changes and other ancillary services.

Prison bus collides with truck in Arizona, seriously injuring three

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:32
Another 19 people on the bus were taken to area hospitals for evaluation and treatment after the violent crash that scattered debris across the highway about 100 miles south of Phoenix, said Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux. The seriously injured inmates and driver were transported to hospitals, as well, said Bart Graves, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. The driver of semi-truck told state troopers he toppled his vehicle trying to avoid an animal that had darted onto the roadway, Graves said.

Bus with 50 inmates crashes in Arizona; inmates, driver hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:28

Bus with 50 inmates crashes in Arizona; inmates, driver hurtAuthorities say a busy Arizona interstate has reopened after a prison bus carrying about 50 inmates hit a semi-truck that had rolled over.


NTSB: Truck driver in Tracy Morgan crash awake more than 28 hours

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:25

 Truck driver in Tracy Morgan crash awake more than 28 hoursNTSB investigators said on Tuesday that the truck driver involved in the crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, that left comedian Tracy Morgan seriously injured and another man dead, had been awake more than 28 hours before the crash.


Correction: NJ Terror Plot Charge story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:17
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story Aug. 10 about a New Jersey man charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group, The Associated Press reported erroneously when he traveled to the Middle East. He went in May 2015, not last year.

Jury deliberating in $300M vacation rental fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:46
MIAMI (AP) — A federal jury in Miami has begun deliberations in the trial of a married couple accused of orchestrating a $300 million vacation rental fraud scheme.

Groups want North Carolina solitary confinement investigated

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:43
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Advocacy groups have asked federal authorities to investigate solitary confinement in North Carolina.

Man who claims boy choked on Pop Tart charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:36
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who spent time in prison for child endangering has been charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old boy less than a year after his release, a prosecutor's spokesman said Tuesday.

Man shot in the back in Lawncrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:36

Man shot in the back in LawncrestA 28-year-old man was shot in the back in Philadelphia's Lawncrest section late Monday night.


Documents: Woman told DC officer she was 'ready to die'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — Court documents indicate that a woman who was shot by a District of Columbia police officer had been using drugs and said she was "ready to die" before she was shot.

White House Staffer Allegedly Shoots at Capitol Police Officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:25
A White House staffer has been placed on administrative leave following domestic violence charges.

Megyn Kelly 'Won't Apologize for Doing Good Journalism'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:25
The Fox debate moderator stands her ground in Trump dust-up.

More than 30 people arrested in Arkansas drug, gun case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:21
More than 30 people in northeast Arkansas have been arrested on firearms and drug charges in a major federal investigation, a U.S. Attorney's office said on Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas scheduled a news conference later in the day to discuss the unsealing of 40 federal indictments charging 70 defendants with drug and gun crimes in the case, it said in a statement.

Man pleads not guilty to backpack bomb plot on Florida beach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:19
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida Keys man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges of plotting to set off a backpack bomb on a beach to show solidarity with the Islamic State militant group.

Virginia ex-governor's conviction appeal denied by U.S. court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:52

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell is surrounded by members of the media after his sentencing hearing in RichmondA U.S. appeals court denied former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's appeal of his 2014 corruption conviction on Tuesday, setting the stage for an appeal to the Supreme Court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a brief opinion that no judge had voted for a rehearing of McDonnell's appeal of his 11 convictions. A three-judge panel of the court in July had upheld McDonnell's conviction for taking $177,000 in gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting one of his company’s dietary supplements.


Scientists say fetal tissue essential for medical research

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:43

In this Aug. 10, 2015, photo, Dr. Akhilesh Pandey, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, poses alongside a mass spectrometer in his laboratory in Baltimore. Pandey's research analyzes both adult and fetal tissue, and by identifying which proteins are present, he can get clues that could be used to help detect cancer in adults earlier. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BOSTON (AP) — The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss to cancer and AIDS.


Man hurt in hit-and-run outside Philadelphia police headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:42

Man killed in hit-and-run outside Philadelphia police headquartersA man is hospitalized after a hit-and-run incident right outside the Philadelphia Police Administration Building in Center City.


Man hurt in possible hit-and-run outside Philadelphia police headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:35

Man killed in hit-and-run outside Philadelphia police headquartersA man is hospitalized after a possible hit-and-run incident right outside the Philadelphia Police Administration Building in Center City.