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Ex-Seattle coach accused of filming scantily clad girls on trips

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:47
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A former Seattle private school coach has been indicted on child pornography related charges over accusations he secretly filmed teenage girls changing clothes or exiting the shower on annual cross-border ski trips, a U.S. Attorney's Office official said on Thursday. Jason Paur, 44, was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in December 2013 at Silver Star ski area in British Columbia after the girls found a camera hidden in their bedroom, U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said in a statement. ...

Arrest site for abduction suspect at road's end

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:40

Jill Howard points down the beach in the direction where Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, near Gilchrist, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula. Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)GILCHRIST, Texas (AP) — If kidnap suspect Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was looking to hide from authorities, he picked what would seem to be a good spot with the remote Bolivar Peninsula, a finger of Gulf of Mexico barrier sand and scrub vegetation barely above sea level.


Vail to build lift linking its 2 Utah ski areas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:37
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Vail Resorts Inc. is planning to begin building lifts next summer to connect Canyons Resort and its newest acquisition, Park City Mountain Resort.

One killed in incident at Oklahoma food distribution center: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:36
(Reuters) - One woman has been killed and a man transported to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday in what police said was a fight at a Moore, Oklahoma, food distribution center. A Moore police spokesman said the incident appeared to be over and the man who was shot "is believed to be the suspect in the stabbing." "We believe that the shooting is over," spokesman Jeremy Lewis told broadcaster KOCO. The man was shot by an off-duty officer responding to the emergency call, he added. The incident took place at Vaughan Foods in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. ...

Suspect arrested in West Philadelphia shooting that left victim paralyzed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:32

Suspect arrested in West Philadelphia shooting that left victim paralyzedPolice announced the arrest of a suspect who they say shot a father of four in West Philadelphia, leaving him paralyzed.


2 former Philadelphia School District principals charged with PSSA cheating

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:31

2 former Philadelphia School District principals charged with PSSA cheatingTwo former Philadelphia School District principals have been arrested for allegedly changing answers on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) from wrong-to-right to boost test scores, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced Thursday.


Bleak future for New England thoroughbred racing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:30

Gate crew members watch the start of a race at Suffolk Downs in Boston, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. The last thoroughbred horse racing track in New England is closing this year, as the once grand Suffolk Downs yields to growing competition from casinos, lotteries and other forms of gambling. Experts say the local breeding industry could all but vanish. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — New England's storied thoroughbred racing industry looks like it's trotting to a close.


Anti-hate crime rally held in Love Park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:29

Anti-hate crime rally held in Love ParkTwo weeks after a gay couple was attacked in Center City allegedly because of their sexual orientation, a rally was held in Love Park to draw attention to the issue.


Philadelphia International Airport recognized for saving lives

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:27

Philadelphia International Airport recognized for saving livesIn the last 10 years, 18 lives have been saved at the Philadelphia International Airport thanks to its Automated External Defibrillator program.


English motorcyclist dies in wrong-way Utah crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:26

This photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, and provided by the Utah Highway Patrol, shows an accident where Utah authorities say a motorcyclist from England died after driving on the wrong side of the road in Woodland, Utah. Authorities say the crash happened a little after noon Wednesday east of Woodland in Summit County. Troopers say the man, and another tourist who was also vacationing from England, were driving their motorcycles onto the wrong side of State Route 35 when a truck approached. One of the motorcyclists swerved out of the way, but one was hit. Troopers say both the truck and motorcycle went down a steep, 100-foot embankment. The truck driver was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition. (AP Photo/Utah Highway Patrol)WOODLAND, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities say a motorcyclist who died after driving on the wrong side of the road was a 61-year-old man from Cheshire, England.


Woman guilty of trespass in Clinton shoe incident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:20
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Phoenix woman who was accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton while the former U.S. secretary of state addressed a Las Vegas audience in April pleaded guilty to trespassing, but is fighting a charge of violence against a person in a restricted building.

Pemberton Township police cruiser struck by gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:19

Pemberton Township police cruiser struck by gunfirePemberton Township Police say one of their patrol vehicles was struck by gunfire during the middle of the afternoon.


US Ebola patient released; says he feels great

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:16

Former Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra arrives to a news conference at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Sacra, who was treated at the medical center the last three weeks, has left his room in the biocontainment unit and will head home soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that two separate blood samples taken from Sacra 24 hours apart show the Ebola virus is no longer in his bloodstream. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After three weeks in isolation, an American doctor who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa says he's grateful for the specialized care that allowed him to recover and remains concerned about the people he was trying to help.


Official: US not aware of subway attack plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:16

 US not aware of subway attack plotA senior Obama administration official says no one in the U.S. government is aware of a plot for an attack on subway systems in the U.S. and Paris.


Woman accused of killing mom to steal her newborn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:15

In this undated photo released by the Catoosa County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department, Catherine Goins poses for a photo. Goins, 37, of Hixson, Tenn., is charged with murder after authorities say she gunned down a northwest Georgia woman because she wanted the mother's newborn baby. (AP Photo/Catoosa County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department)RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — A Tennessee woman was charged with murder after gunning down a northwest Georgia woman because she wanted the woman's newborn baby, a sheriff said.


Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:14

A cage covers the front end of the psychiatric ward of the Ellis Island hospital complex on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. The complex, which will be opened to the public on Oct. 1, 2014, stopped operating in 1954. In its day, the complex was the largest U.S. Public Health Service institution. Sick and pregnant immigrants were treated and cured before they were allowed to enter the country _ or were sent back to their native land. The facility included wards for contagious diseases, mental health and obstetrics. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — The crumbling old sick ward opens off a long hallway, separate from the rest of the Ellis Island hospital complex. Plaster peels from the walls. Broken porcelain light fixtures hang haphazardly above where beds once stood. The low clanging of boats and the splash of waves on the breakwater drift in through cracked windowpanes that showcase a resplendent view of the Statue of Liberty. This is where the sickest immigrants came on their final days.


Q&A: Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:39

 Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks?Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to millions of computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even ...


Lawyer for hacking suspect say no disqualification

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:38
SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a Russian man charged with hacking into business across the U.S. filed new motions in federal court insisting that they don't have a conflict of interest and should remain on the job.

Republicans greet Holder departure with sharp criticism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:36
By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seizing on news that Attorney General Eric Holder plans to step down, Republican lawmakers piled criticism on him over the Internal Revenue Service scandal, his handling of a gun-running probe known as "Fast and Furious," and a host of other issues. Holder has clashed for years with Republicans, who see the attorney general and close confidant of President Barack Obama as a partisan warrior who has failed to enforce the law in an even-handed manner. ...

Police probe threats to Colorado school board member's child

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:33
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado are investigating alleged threats made to a school board member's child in the state's second-largest school district, where hundreds of students protested this week over proposed curriculum changes, authorities said on Thursday. Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, said an investigator has been assigned to the case but declined to give further details or identify which member of the five-person board reported the threats. ...