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Police: Cab driver sexually assaulted female passenger

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:06

 Cab driver sexually assaulted female passengerA cab driver has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulted a female passenger.


Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:50

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a government press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Vucic says the Balkan country will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports despite pressure from the European Union. The EU has warned candidate countries to refrain from “exploiting” the Russian ban by increasing their exports. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.


Pope Francis offers condolences on Szoka's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:43

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 file photo U.S. Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka celebrates a mass at the Vatican. Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.( AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, File)DETROIT (AP) — Pope Francis says he offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHAH'-kuh).


Philadelphia Police: Man killed trying to break into truck in Frankford; owner questioned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:41

 Man killed trying to break into truck in Frankford; owner questionedPolice say the man who was shot and killed on Friday morning in the Frankford section was trying to break into a car at the time of the shooting.


Altered fireworks, chickens found in W.Va. crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:24
AMMA, W.Va. (AP) — Police say altered fireworks, weapons, live chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked on Interstate 79 in West Virginia, and a Pennsylvania man has been arrested.

New York couple lured Amish girls with dog to enslave them: sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:21

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office photo of Nicole VaiseyA New York couple accused of kidnapping two Amish girls lured them to their car with an offer to pet a dog before shackling the sisters with the intent of enslaving them, according to the sheriff's office. Nicole Vaisey, one of the suspects, told investigators that she and her boyfriend, Stephen Howells II, ended up releasing the girls a day later after becoming frightened at news reports of the abduction, Sheriff Kevin Wells of St. Lawrence County said. The girls, aged 12 and 7, were kidnapped last week from a family farm stand some 10 miles (16 km) from New York's border with Canada in an area settled by Amish families, who typically avoid using electricity and modern technologies.


Terminally ill girl gets puppy after mom scammed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:18

Terminally ill girl gets puppy after mom scammedA terminally ill girl now has a puppy after her mother tried to buy one from an online ad, but was scammed instead.


Democrats reframe debate on health care

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:15

FILE - In this file photo taken June 14, 2014, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, left, campaigns for re-election with his father, former U.S. Sen. David Pryor, D-Ark., center, in Warren, Ark. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation’s new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.


Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:13
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:04
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.

Philly, blue-collar workers union reach contract deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:56

Philly, blue-collar workers union reach contract dealThe city of Philadelphia and the union representing its blue-collar workers have reached tentative agreement on a new labor contract after years of negotiations.


Philadelphia Police: Man killed trying to break into vehicle in Frankford; owner questioned

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:53

 Man killed trying to break into truck in Frankford; owner questionedPolice say the man who was shot and killed on Friday morning in the Frankford section was trying to break into a car at the time of the shooting.


Woman with no fingerprints faces theft, forgery charges in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:51

Ann Marie Miller is seen in an undated picture released by the Allen County Sheriff's Office in Lima, OhioBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A disbarred lawyer who removed her fingerprints to hide her identity will be extradited to Colorado to faces charges that she swindled at least two people out of their homes, authorities said on Wednesday. Ann Marie Miller, 40, made national headlines this month after Ohio authorities went public seeking to identify a woman they arrested in July who had used chemicals to obscure her fingerprints. She is set to go on trial next month in Allen County, Ohio, on a felony tampering charge. Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors have a detainer hold on Miller, and that they will file extradition papers to move her to Colorado after she is tried in Ohio.


Lawyer wants seized $125K wine collection back

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:51
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer convicted of selling high-end wine from his home cellar despite strict Pennsylvania liquor laws hopes to win back the seized collection before it's destroyed.

Philadelphia Police: Man killed trying to break into car in Frankford; owner questioned

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:50

 Man killed trying to break into truck in Frankford; owner questionedPolice say the man who was shot and killed on Friday morning in the Frankford section was trying to break into a car at the time of the shooting.


Police officer stalked, harassed ex-girlfriend through texts, social media, grand jury says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:43

Police officer stalked, harassed ex-girlfriend through texts, social media, grand jury saysA Brick Township police officer has been suspended without pay after a grand jury found he used phone calls, text messages, and social media to stalk and harass a former girlfriend.


Alabama teacher suspended after shooting lesson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:38
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

Suspect in killing cites 'stand your ground' law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:34
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor says an Alabama man accused of stabbing his cousin to death over borrowed movies is citing the state's "stand your ground" law in asking that the case be dismissed.

Union group seeks quick ruling on Illinois pension reform lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:26
A coalition of public labor unions is seeking an expedited ruling in consolidated lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a new Illinois pension law. We Are One Illinois and other parties filed a motion in Sangamon County Circuit Court on Thursday asking for a ruling in their favor in light of a July Illinois Supreme Court decision that underscored state constitutional protection for public sector retirement benefits. The state's high court ruled on July 3 that health care for retired state workers is a pension benefit protected by a state constitutional provision prohibiting the diminishment or impairment of those benefits. The same provision is the focus of the lawsuits filed against the pension reform law the Illinois legislature passed in December.

Police: Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slaves

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:14

 Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slavesA northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming frightened by news reports, an investigator said.