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Ex-Christie ally to plead guilty in traffic jam scandal, AP source says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:36

Ex-Christie ally pleads guilty in traffic jam scandalA former loyalist to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrived at court Friday to plead guilty to charges related to creating a traffic jam near the George Washington Bridge for political purposes, a person with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press.


Political appointee loyal to Chris Christie pleads guilty in George Washington Bridge case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:36
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Political appointee loyal to Chris Christie pleads guilty in George Washington Bridge case.

Woman hurt in Kingsessing house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:24

Woman hurt in Kingsessing house fireA woman was hospitalized after a house fire in Southwest Philadelphia.


Feds to change ivory rule enforcement after bagpipes seized

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:23
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hoping to hit the right notes over new rules enforcing an ivory ban that snagged a pair of teenage bagpipers at the Canadian border.

Iran will take part in new Syria consultations, UN says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:14
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. confirms that Iran will take part in consultations on Syria that begin Monday in Geneva.

2 arrests in deadly shooting in Dover, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:14

2 arrests in deadly shooting in Dover, DelawarePolice have arrested two men in connection with a deadly shooting outside an apartment complex in Dover, Delaware.


Police union: 6 officers aren't responsible for Freddie Gray's death, were diligent in case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:13
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police union: 6 officers aren't responsible for Freddie Gray's death, were diligent in case.

State's attorney says she will not turn Freddie Gray case over to special prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:03
BALTIMORE (AP) — State's attorney says she will not turn Freddie Gray case over to special prosecutor.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 23:02
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutor: Warrant issued for 6 officers' arrest in Gray case, unsure if they're in custody.

Correction: Missing Kayaker story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 22:56
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — In a story April 30 about a woman accused of killing her fiance, The Associated Press misspelled her first name. She is Angelika Graswald, not Angelica Graswald.

State's Attorney: Death of Freddie Gray ruled homicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 22:52

 Death of Freddie Gray ruled homicide; 6 officers chargedThe Baltimore state's attorney says the death of Freddie Gray has been ruled a homicide.


Police: Arizona 2-year-old grabs gun, shoots himself in face

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 22:42
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A 2-year-old Arizona boy was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Friday after shooting himself in the face with a gun that police said was apparently rolled up in sheets on a bed.

New York jury deliberations in Etan Patz murder case in 13th day

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 22:33

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury deliberations resumed for a 13th day on Friday in the trial of a former deli worker who confessed to the 1979 killing of Etan Patz, a New York City boy whose picture was among the first to appear on milk cartons in a U.S. campaign to locate missing children. The panel has been struggling to decide kidnapping and murder charges against Pedro Hernandez, 54, in the death of 6-year-old Patz. After telling Justice Maxwell Wiley at state Supreme Court in Manhattan that it was deadlocked on Wednesday, the jury has been returning to court on his orders to continue trying to reach a verdict. Patz's 1979 disappearance from his Soho neighborhood in Manhattan brought national attention to the issue of abducted children and changed the way the United States responds to reports of missing kids.


Autopsy report on Freddie Gray has been sent to prosecutors, medical examiner says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 22:22
BALTIMORE (AP) — Autopsy report on Freddie Gray has been sent to prosecutors, medical examiner says.

Witch doctor gets federal prison for drug protection scheme

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 22:20
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A Nigerian man who federal prosecutors say portrayed himself as a "witch doctor" has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars from cocaine traffickers looking to get his supernatural protection from authorities.

Gov. Christie Political Ally to Plead Guilty in Bridge Probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 22:09
A key figure in the corruption scandal that threatens New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political career is poised to plead guilty in federal court today, sources said.

Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 21:04

In this Wednesday, April 1, 2015 photo, remaining equipment and supplies are stacked for sale in a hallway at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, Mo. After 45 years of providing health care in rural western Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece-by-piece. Ceiling tiles are going for 25 cents, the room doors for an average of less than $4 each, and the patient beds for $250 apiece. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OSCEOLA, Mo. (AP) — After 45 years of providing health care in rural Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece.


AP source: Chris Christie ex-ally set to plead guilty to role in New Jersey traffic jam case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 21:02
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — AP source: Chris Christie ex-ally set to plead guilty to role in New Jersey traffic jam case.