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Pennsylvania officials have two routes to oust embattled attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 05:02

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane congratulates Governor Tom Wolf following his inauguration ceremony at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, PA on January 20, 2015.Pennsylvania officials have two options if they want to push Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office as she faces criminal obstruction charges, but do not seem to be rushing to act, observers said on Friday. Politicians in both parties, from Governor Tom Wolf, who like Kane is a Democrat, to Republican state legislators, have called on Kane to step down after she was accused of leaking confidential information about a political rival to local media and then lying about her actions to a grand jury. Kane, the first woman and first Democrat elected as the state's top prosecutor, has vowed to fight the charges, though she would have to step down if convicted.


Purse theft in Center City caught on surveillance

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

Purse theft in Center City caught on surveillancePhiladelphia police are searching for two men who were caught on surveillance stealing a woman's purse from the back of her chair inside a Center City restaurant.


Man pleads not guilty to shooting family who stopped to help

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:59
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a family who stopped to help him on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and assault charges.

U.S. okays $1.5 billion sale of Lockheed Aegis combat system to Japan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:59
The U.S. State Department has approved the likely sale to Japan of two Lockheed Martin Corp Aegis combat systems valued at $1.5 billion, a deal aimed at boosting Japan's defenses against a ballistic missile attack, the U.S. Defense Department said Friday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which oversees foreign arms sales, said the Aegis combat systems and associated equipment would be installed on two new Japanese guided missile destroyers, or DDGs, expanding Japan's ability to carry out joint military missions with the U.S. Navy.

Family: Man, 18, killed defending sister in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:59

 Man, 18, killed defending sister in North PhiladelphiaFamily members say the 18-year-old man who was shot and killed in North Philadelphia was defending his sister during a fight.


City official wants bust of Dred Scott ruling's author gone

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:58
An alderwoman in Frederick, Maryland, is renewing her decade-old quest to remove from City Hall a sculpture of the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery.

Man gets life sentence after admitting to killing soldier

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:58
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has admitted he killed a Fort Bragg soldier after she confronted him about being on the sex offender registry after a night of drinking.

14-year-old in Arkansas charged with killing grandparents

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:58
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and killed his grandparents during a robbery-and-murder scheme hatched while he and two other friends were held in an Arkansas juvenile jail, police and prosecutors said Friday.

Exam ordered for man accused of pushing flight attendant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:56
HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of drunkenly shoving a flight attendant and threatening to kill people on a flight from Seattle to Maui has been ordered to get mental-health and substance-abuse evaluations.

Alderwoman revives debate over Taney statue at City Hall

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:54
An alderwoman in Maryland wants a bust of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney (TAW'-nee) removed from Frederick City Hall.

US judge: Sheriff didn't violate Hispanics' civil rights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:24
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department failed to prove a North Carolina county sheriff ordered deputies to target Hispanic residents in violation of their civil rights, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Jury reaches sentencing verdict for James Holmes in Colorado theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:21

Jury reaches sentencing verdict for James Holmes in Colorado theater shootingThe jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has reached a decision on whether gunman James Holmes should get a life term or death penalty.


Jury reaches sentencing decision for James Holmes in Colorado theater shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:17

Jury reaches sentencing verdict for James Holmes in Colorado theater shootingThe jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has reached a decision on whether gunman James Holmes should get a life term or death penalty.


Sheriff: Dad likely knows who killed 2 daughters, 2 others

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:14
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man who sold drugs from the South Carolina home where his two teenage daughters and two other people were killed in July has been lying to deputies and likely knows who killed them, a sheriff said Friday.

Hatfields and McCoys help pinpoint key battle site in feud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:12

In this Nov. 19, 2014 photo made available by Bill Richardson, shows the descendants of the Hatfield and Mc Coy families clearing the homesite of Randall McCoy in Pike County, KY. The descendants are looking to uncover artifacts from the site which was set ablaze by the Hatfield clan during an attack on New Year's Day in 1888. (Bill Richardson via AP)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Hatfield and McCoy descendants came armed — with digging tools. Side by side, they worked together to help archaeologists unearth artifacts from one of the bloodiest sites in America's most famous feud.


Woman killed by commuter train in Connecticut: Metro-North

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 04:00
An 28-year-old Connecticut woman was killed by a Metro-North express train in Greenwich, Connecticut, on Friday after stepping onto the tracks to try to retrieve a dropped personal item, a railroad spokeswoman said. The woman, whose identity was not released, was struck by a northbound train out of Grand Central Terminal in New York City that was passing through Greenwich on its way to New Haven, at about 9:30 a.m., Metro-North officials said. The Chief State Medical Examiner's Office is determining the exact cause of death. The woman appeared to have been trying to retrieve a wallet or handbag she had dropped onto the tracks before the train passed through the Cos Cob station in Greenwich, said Metro-North spokeswoman Meredith Daniels.

Sea turtle may have been attacked by human before death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:53
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say they are investigating the possibility that a person deliberately attacked an endangered loggerhead sea turtle that died after being found injured at a North Carolina national park.

California man who took hundreds of 'up-skirt' photos gets more jail time

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:48
A California man who prosecutors say secretly took pictures up the skirts of hundreds of women and is already serving 15 years in prison was sentenced on Friday to five more years behind bars. Mylyn Coriche Johnson, 31, was sentenced to the extra time behind bars after he was convicted at retrial on July 27 of five additional misdemeanor counts of taking so-called up-skirt pictures, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Theodore Swanson said. Swanson said that between August 2012 and March 2013 the defendant, who is also known as Lamar Quinn, used his phone to shoot photos up the skirts and dresses of women shopping at several stores in the Southern California city of Lancaster, some 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Oklahoma man wants Kenyan orphan abuse convictions dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:46
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man convicted of illicit sexual conduct with children at a Kenyan orphanage has asked a federal judge to throw out a jury's guilty verdicts.

2 northwest Georgia women arrested after child found in cage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 03:43
CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Two northwest Georgia women face child cruelty charges after an 11-year-old boy was found trapped in a cage in a bedroom, authorities said Friday.