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South Carolina toddler dies after being trapped in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:06
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy died on Saturday after he walked out of a South Carolina home last Wednesday, climbed into his grandmother's car and became trapped, a South Carolina coroner said on Monday. "Apparently on Wednesday he went outside, him and his little dog, and somehow he got in his grandmother's car," Lancaster County coroner Mike Morris told Reuters. "They couldn't find him for 30 minutes."The mother, Amber Bender, fell asleep watching television on the sofa with her son about midday and woke up later to find he was not there, according to a police incident report.

Fundraiser for family of Hunting Park teen who drowned

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:06

Fundraiser for family of Hunting Park teen who drownedThe family of a Hunting Park teenager who drowned in Ocean City, New Jersey asking for help raising the money for his burial.

911 call: Mom slept as SC boy got stuck in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:58
BUFORD, S.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old South Carolina boy who died several days after being trapped in a hot car had climbed into the vehicle while his mother slept, according to a relative's call to 911.

U.S. arrests Russian in hacking of retail systems

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:44
U.S. authorities have arrested a Russian man accused of hacking into American retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data from 2009 to 2011, officials said on Monday. The Secret Service arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev, 30, on Saturday, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Seleznev was indicted in Washington state in March 2011 on charges including bank fraud, causing damage to a protected computer, obtaining information from a protected computer and aggravated identity theft, the agency said in a statement. The indictment revealed that Seleznev hacked into websites ranging from those run by the Phoenix Zoo, a branch of Schlotzsky's Deli and many other small restaurants and entertainment venues around the country.

1 shot and killed in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:41

1 shot and killed in FrankfordOne person was shot and killed overnight in the Frankford section of Philadelphia

Bear that bit woman on head hasn't been spotted

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:40
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife officials haven't found the bear that attacked a woman while she jogged with her dogs last week on U.S. Forest Service land in northwestern Montana.

Arizona cannot deny driver's licenses to some immigrants -court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:36
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday that Arizona cannot deny driver's licenses to some undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court ruling in a challenge to an Arizona policy covering those who benefited from a federal program that let certain immigrants stay in the country. Recipients of the program, known as "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" or DACA, were prohibited in Arizona from using employment documents to prove they were in the United States legally and obtain driver's licenses. The three-judge appellate panel said in its ruling that "it could identify no legitimate state interest that was rationally related to defendants' decision to treat DACA recipients disparately from other noncitizens." After the DACA program took effect in August 2012, it was described by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer as an "Obama amnesty plan." In an executive order, her office directed state agencies to prevent recipients from becoming eligible for any state identification, including driver's licenses.

Plane parts that fell off train checked for damage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:29

This Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo by Jerry Compton provided by Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting shows a freight train that derailed near Alberton in western Montana, sending three cars carrying aircraft components down a steep embankment and into the Clark Fork River on Thursday, July 3. Removing three Boeing 737 fuselages could take until Tuesday. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said a crew of 50 with eight heavy equipment machines is working in conjunction on the steep bank. (AP Photo/Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting, Jerry Compton)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Boeing is deciding what to do with six newly manufactured commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in a derailment in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

Delaware man charged with 9th DUI

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:10

Delaware man charged with 9th DUIA Kent County man has been arrested on DUI charges for a 9th time.

Judge in Virginia prison sex materials case dies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:10
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — U.S. District Judge James Turk, who struck down a Virginia policy that allowed prisoners to look at Playboy but not read classical works of literature with explicit sexual passages, died Sunday. He was 91.

Casey Anthony judge retiring from Florida bench

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:06
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial three years ago says he is retiring after nearly 25 years on the bench.

Utah officer who killed family used service weapon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:58

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Lindon City Police Department shows police officer Joshua Boren from Lindon, Utah. Authorities say Boren used his service weapon when he killed his wife, two children and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself in January. Spanish Fork City Police Lt. Matt Johnson says the agency's investigation was unable to determine Boren's exact motive. But he says investigators did learn the 34-year-old Boren and his wife were having marital problems. (AP Photo/Lindon City Police Department, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police officer used his service weapon when he killed his wife, two children and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself in January, authorities said Monday.

9 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago holiday shootings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:57

In this Saturday, July 5, 2014 photo, Georgia Utendahl, left, and Shanice Smith, right, grieve after learning that their family member was shot by police on Chicago's South Side. The Fourth of July weekend was a bloody one in Chicago, where at least nine people were shot to death and at least 60 others were wounded. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Alex Wroblewski) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says shootings over the Fourth of July weekend that left at least nine people dead and more than 50 more injured included eight incidents that involved police.

Police seek medical records in hot car death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:51

Justin Ross Harris, the father of a toddler who died after police say he was left in a hot car for about seven hours, wipes his eye as he sits during his bond hearing in Cobb County Magistrate Court, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. Harris who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday. At that same hearing, a judge refused to grant bond for Harris, meaning he will remain in jail. (AP Photo/Marietta Daily Journal, Kelly J. Huff, Pool)ATLANTA (AP) — Court records released Monday show police want to learn about the health of a toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta.

Dump truck overturns on I-295

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:48

Dump truck overturns on I-295A dump truck overturned in West Deptford Township, Gloucester County creating traffic problems on I-295.

Police: Suspect robs 91-year-old man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:46

 Suspect robs 91-year-old manPhiladelphia police are searching for a suspect wanted in the robbery of a 91-year-old man.

Exclusive: CIA had role in Germany spy affair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:37

CIA Director John Brennan speaks at a Council on Foreign Relations forum in WashingtonThe Central Intelligence Agency was involved in a spying operation against Germany that led to the alleged recruitment of a German intelligence official and has prompted renewed outrage in Berlin, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter said on Monday. CIA Director John Brennan has asked to brief key members of the U.S. Congress on the matter, which threatens a new rupture between Washington and a close European ally, one of the officials said. The office of Germany's Federal Prosecutor, based in the western city of Karlsruhe, late last week issued a statement saying that a 31-year old man had been arrested on suspicion of being a foreign spy, and that investigations were continuing. German politicians have said that the suspect, an employee of the country's foreign intelligence service, admitted passing to an American contact details concerning a German parliamentary committee's investigation of alleged U.S. eavesdropping disclosed by Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency.

Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:36

In this July 1, 2014 photo, Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at a news conference in Oak Park, Ill., after he signed a bill that will allow Illinois voters to register on Election Day, have more time to vote early, and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early. The gloomy mood of Illinois voters is shaping the race of governor that pits Quinn, who portrays himself as a reformer, against businessman Bruce Rauner, an untested multimillionaire on whom Republicans have pinned their hopes that Illinois could become the next blue state to elect a GOP governor. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-long battles against corruption — and another possible tax hike waiting for them after the November election.

Police dog scared by fireworks killed by car in South Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:29

Police dog scared by fireworks killed by car in South JerseyAuthorities say a police K-9 dog has died after it was spooked by fireworks in southern New Jersey and was hit by car after escaping from its kennel.

Lifeguard dies rescuing swimmer in huge waves

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 02:27

This undated photo provided by the Newport Beach Police Department shows Ben Carlson, 32, a Newport Beach lifeguard who drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer off the Southern California beach on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Carlson was pulled from the water by fellow lifeguards following a frantic, three-hour search. The 15-year department veteran went into the water to help a swimmer struggling in the water when they were hit by a large wave. (AP Photo/Newport Beach Police Department)NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A veteran lifeguard who died rescuing a struggling swimmer this weekend was overcome as big, rough waves rolled in along the Southern California coast, beachgoers said Monday.