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Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:49
NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence.

New indictment against ex-BP exec

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:48
A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Friday's superseding indictment ...

Pennsylvania boy, nine, feared kidnapped on sailboat in Pacific Ocean

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:47
SEATTLE (Reuters) - An international search was underway on Friday for a Washington state father who vanished on a sailboat with his 9-year-old son, possibly to islands in the Puget Sound or South Pacific, or to Mexico, officials said. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, after he was charged a week ago in U.S. District Court in Seattle with international parental kidnapping, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Hanson was thought to be traveling "somewhere on the Pacific Ocean" with his son, Billy, the FBI said. The 9-year-old never boarded a Sept. ...

Accreditation agency places Corinthian under warning

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:44
(Reuters) - Corinthian Colleges Inc said the accreditation agency looking into its placement records has directed the for-profit college to notify its students that it is under warning. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges places colleges under warning when it has reason to believe that a school is not in compliance with accreditation standards and other requirements, ACCSC's website said. For-profit colleges, which rely heavily on federal student aid funds, have come under fire in recent years for their poor track record in helping students find employment. ...

Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:41

Cody Cousins arrives at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse for sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the Jan. 21 attack during which 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, was killed inside a classroom filled with students on the West Lafayette campus. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESLAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill.


Police say man, missing Va. student were at bar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:37
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student said Friday that they have talked to a man they believe was with her in a bar the night she went missing but did not have enough information to arrest or detain him after searching his car and apartment.

Who saved a father's life at Philadelphia International Airport?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:34

Who saved a father's life at Philadelphia International Airport?A Delaware County native is asking for everyone's help in finding the nurse who saved his father's life.


Mother, stepfather sought in disappearance of four Mississippi girls

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:33
By Therese Apel CANTON Miss (Reuters) - The mother and stepfather of four young Mississippi girls missing for nearly two weeks are being sought by authorities in connection with their disappearance, with the girls feared to be in danger, police said Friday. Arrest warrants have been issued for Sonia Elisabeth Coronado and Fernando Coria-Pelay, both 24, over the girls' disappearance. Coria-Pelay had been barred from being in contact with the girls, who range in age from 1 to 6, after he was charged in May with felony child abuse, authorities said. ...

Crozer-Chester Medical Center nurses ready for strike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:25

Crozer-Chester Medical Center nurses ready for strikeThe nurses from Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Delaware County are ready to walk off the job this weekend.


Expert says chokehold caused NYC man's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:23
NEW YORK (AP) — An expert forensic pathologist hired by the family of a New York City man whose death in a police chokehold this summer was ruled a homicide said Friday he agreed with the findings of the city's medical examiner after reviewing the man's organs, slides and the final autopsy report.

3 hurt, including 2 firefighters, in massive warehouse fire in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:21

3 hurt, including 2 firefighters, in massive warehouse fire in KensingtonThree people, including 2 Philadelphia firefighters, have been injured in a massive warehouse fire in Kensington.


Police: Airport lockdown followed drug shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:15

Hundreds of travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's terminal 4 wait for police to search for an armed suspect, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The suspect is believed to be involved in a Tempe shooting. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Charlie Leight)TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An attempted drug transaction triggered a shooting that led to a three-hour lockdown of the busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, police said Friday.


Mistrial declared for Governor Corbett's former son-in-law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:08

Mistrial declared for Governor Corbett's former son-in-lawA jury in Philadelphia could not reach a verdict on theft charges against Gov. Tom Corbett's ex-son-in-law.


Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:02

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad. With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief. (AP Photo/Ahmed Saad, Pool)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.


Stiff fines for problem properties in Evesham

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:59

Stiff fines for problem properties in EveshamA township in Burlington County is getting tough on property owners whose homes or businesses somehow become a nuisance to neighbors.


Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:58

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.


Russia: info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:49
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe assisted by the United Nations.

Rancher says no proof cow in crash lawsuit was his

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:45
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A southern Nevada rancher whose backers faced down federal agents to end a cattle roundup in April said Friday he's seen no proof that it was his cow that got through a hole in a fence and caused a freeway crash that a Las Vegas schoolteacher blames for her injuries.

Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:34

Martin MacNeill enters the courtroom before his sentencing, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Provo, Utah. MacNeill, a Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession, has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.


Purdue University shooter gets 65 years, shows no remorse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:29

Tippacanoe County Sheriff's Department handout photo of Cody CousinsBy Saran Mishra LAFAYETTE Ind. (Reuters) - A former Purdue University student was sentenced on Friday to 65 years in prison for shooting and stabbing to death a fellow engineering senior that he envied, in front of about a dozen students in a lab class in January. Cody Cousins, 24, of Warsaw, Indiana, took the stand at his sentencing hearing and showed no remorse for killing 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, who was shot at least five times and stabbed 19 times, including in the face and neck. ...