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Woman pleads not guilty to 20-year-old South Carolina kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:03
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Dorothy Lee Barnett, 54, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Charleston on Monday to charges of parental kidnapping and falsifying passports 20 years ago.      Barnett, a slight, blond woman who appeared smiling in court today in a striped prison uniform and handcuffs, was extradited from Australia to the United States late last week. ...

Texas jury starts deliberations in ‘black widow’ murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:58
By Marice Richter FORT WORTH Texas (Reuters) - A jury began deliberations on Monday in what has been dubbed the "black widow" case of a Texas woman accused of shooting her husband dead for insurance money and then launching a plot to frame someone else for the crime. Michele Williams, 45 and a mother of four, is on trial for murder and tampering with evidence. She faces up to life in prison if convicted of the 2011 killing of her husband in their home in an exclusive neighborhood in the Fort Worth suburb of Keller. ...

A look at city council pay in other US cities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:43
The Boston City Council is considering boosting its annual pay from $87,500 to $112,500. Here's a look at what councilors earn in other U.S. cities:

Spurred by Ferguson, Chicago families want police shootings reviewed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:43
By Fiona Ortiz HARVEY Ill. (Reuters) - The national uproar over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager near St. Louis has prodded families and activists in the Chicago area to ask for investigations into what they say are similar incidents in the crime-ridden U.S. city.    Since the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, families of victims have held rallies across Chicago, where more than one person a month is shot dead by police. The Ferguson protests started in August when a white police officer shot to death 18-year-old Michael Brown, who witnesses say was trying to surrender. ...

Truck driver in deadly Oklahoma crash did not take evasive action: official

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:39

Investigator-in-charge Jennifer Morrison and NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt view the wreckage of a bus crash in near DavisAUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - There was no sign the driver of a truck that hit a bus, killing four college softball players from Texas, tried to avoid the collision after he left an Oklahoma highway traveling at about 70 miles per hour, U.S. officials said on Monday. The 18-wheel tractor trailer was headed northbound late Friday on Interstate 35, a major north-south corridor, when driver Russell Staley, 53, veered across the median and struck a bus carrying the women's team from North Central Texas College. ...


U.S. FAA says reviewing contingency plans, security polices after fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:22

FAA Administrator Huerta holds news conference announcing expanded use of portable electronic devices at Reagan National Airport in WashingtonBy Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. aviation safety agency's top official said on Monday he ordered a review of all U.S. air traffic control contingency plans and security policies following a fire on Friday that crippled air travel over much of the U.S. Midwest. Speaking at an industry conference, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta said the agency will not hesitate to make changes in security policies if needed. The outage affected more than 3,000 flights. ...


Judge recommends six officers be fired from New York jail for beating

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:20
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge is recommending six correction officers at the city's largest jail be fired for the hog-tying and brutal beating of an inmate who was handcuffed in a segregated mental health unit, according to a ruling released on Monday. Robert Hinton was seriously hurt in the April 3, 2012, incident at the Rikers Island jail complex, where he suffered facial injuries and a back fracture, according to the ruling by Administrative Law Judge Tynia Richard. Hinton was resisting being transferred to a new cell when he was beaten, the ruling said. ...

5 children hospitalized after South Philly school bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:17

5 children hospitalized after South Philly school bus crashParamedics responded to the scene of a crash involving a school bus in South Philadelphia Monday evening.


Cooper Health CEO and wife killed in New Jersey house fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:16

Cooper Health CEO and wife killed in New Jersey house fireThe CEO of the Camden-based Cooper Health System and his wife were both killed in a house fire in New Jersey.


Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:13

A traveler looks at a flight departure board Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)NEW YORK (AP) — Traffic at Chicago's two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation's air-travel system. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily assigned other controllers to oversee the airspace normally covered by the crippled suburban facility, but full service may not be restored for two weeks. A closer look at some key questions surrounding the many delays and cancellations:


Philadelphia Zoo employee killed in golf cart accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:11

Philadelphia Zoo employee killed in golf cart accidentA worker was killed after becoming pinned underneath a golf cart at the Philadelphia Zoo Monday morning.


Teen killed in Port Richmond house fire ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:05

Teen killed in Port Richmond house fire ID'dThe teen killed in a fire on Monday morning in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia has been identified.


A summary of snow states' road salt problems

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:05
Road salt was used in record amounts across the U.S. last winter, leaving supplies tight and costs high for local governments trying to prepare for this winter. Here's a look at some states facing the problem:

White House Intruder Got Farther Than Previously Thought

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:03
He was tackled near the East Room, according to sources.

Flu ruled out in preschooler's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:02

Flu ruled out in preschooler's deathIt's been more than 72 hours since parents learned of the death of a 4-year-old boy who was enrolled at Yardville Elementary School in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.


Students 'biggest losers' in Atlanta cheating case: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:00
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A sweeping test-cheating scheme orchestrated by public educators in Atlanta who were eager for cash bonuses and promotions short-changed the students who needed help the most, prosecutors said as the case went to trial on Monday. The former teachers, principals and administrators conducted a "cleverly disguised conspiracy" in 2009 to erase incorrect answers and, in some cases, instructed children to change their answers, Fulton County Assistant District Attorney Fani Willis told the jury. ...

Police link 2nd case to missing Va. student arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:00

Cops Say Skeletal Remains Are Missing StudentPolice say the investigation into the case of a missing University of Virginia student has turned up a lead in the 2009 disappearance and death of another young woman.


Man opens fire during Ethiopian Embassy protest in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:59

United States Secret Service police stand in front of the Ethiopian Embassy in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire during a protest on the Ethiopian Embassy grounds on Monday, according to a video of the incident, but no injuries were reported. A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said it had detained a possible shooter after a report at about 12:15 p.m. EDT that shots were fired near the embassy in northwest Washington, D.C. Witnesses said the gunfire took place inside the embassy compound during a protest against the Horn of Africa nation's government. ...


Woman killed while walking with daughter in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:56

 Woman killed while walking with daughter in Strawberry Mansion was targetedA woman was shot multiple times while out walking her dog with her teenage daughter in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.


Man gets life term for Colorado triple slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:53
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — A sex offender from Indiana was sentenced Monday to three consecutive life terms for sexually assaulting a teenage girl and killing her mother, brother and sister in southern Colorado.