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NYC police seek man who slashed 3 in face with box cutter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:12
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are searching for a man who slashed a subway rider, a homeless man and another person in the face with a box cutter.

California to pay $2.5M in police excessive-force lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:11
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — California will pay $2.5 million to settle an excessive-force lawsuit filed by a black motorist who was shot multiple times by a white officer during a traffic stop.

Postmaster general: Agency looking for new revenue sources

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:08

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2011 file photo, Postmaster General Megan Brennan is seen in Washington. The nation’s new postmaster general says the U.S Postal Service is looking beyond its regular mail and package delivery for new sources of revenue. And that means building on what Megan J. Brennan calls its “core competency” _ the delivery of goods. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's new postmaster general says the Postal Service is looking beyond its regular mail and package delivery for new sources of revenue.


Taiwan plane crash kills at least 26 people; caught on video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:00

Taiwan plane crash kills at least 26 people; caught on videoTaiwanese rescuers used a crane to hoist a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taipei late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 20 people missing in a crash that killed at least 23 others.


Father arrested for shaking infant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 02:00

Father arrested for shaking infantA Delaware father is behind bars after police say he shook his two-month-old baby several times.


Teen rapist given 112-year sentence appeals to top court

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:59

This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Brandon Moore. Moore was tried as an adult and convicted by a jury in the 2001 armed kidnapping, robbery and gang rape of a 22-year-old Youngstown State University student. Lawyers for Moore, a convicted rapist who claims a 112-year prison sentence imposed when he was 15 years old violates his constitutional rights want the Ohio Supreme Court to overturn the sentence. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 112-year prison sentence imposed on a convicted rapist should be overturned because it amounts to an unconstitutional life term for crimes he committed at age 15, the inmate's lawyer argued Wednesday before Ohio's highest court.


Fugitive treasure hunter to remain behind bars in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:54

This image from undated video provided by WSYX-TV shows the wanted billboard for fugitives Tommy Thompson and Alison Antekeier. The U.S. Marshals Service captured former fugitive Tommy Thompson at a Hilton hotel in West Boca Raton on Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. Thompson had been on the lam for two years, accused of cheating investors out of their share of $50 million in gold bars and coins he had recovered from the 19th century shipwreck S.S. Central America. (AP Photo/WSYX-TV)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter was ordered Wednesday to remain behind bars in Florida while his extradition process is delayed and his former investors press for details on what happened to millions of dollars in gold he found in a historic shipwreck.


'Sister Wives' husband divorces one woman in his household, marries another

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:53

33155_Ep503_017(Reuters) - The husband in a household featured on reality show "Sister Wives" has legally divorced one of the four women he lives with and married another, a spokesman for the show said on Wednesday. Kody Brown and the four women he calls his spouses live in Nevada and have 17 children. Their life has been broadcast on the TLC cable channel since 2010. Brown and the women he calls spouses, Meri, Christine, Janelle and Robyn, are part of the Apostolic United Brethren, a Utah-based church that follows a plural marriage doctrine.


Trust fund awaits Guantanamo detainee for hand-written book

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:49
By Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Sunday Times in London has called it a “Must Read”. As the book appears in best-seller lists, funds from its sales will go to a trust fund “to help him rebuild his life,” when he eventually emerges from Guantanamo, said one of his lawyers, Hina Shamsi of the American Civil Liberties Union. "Any funds that come from the book sales are going to be held in trust for him and when he is finally freed they are going to be used to help him rebuild his life," said Shamsi.     Slahi's account describes the torture, humiliation and despair he says he underwent in U.S. captivity, most of it at the prison in Cuba where he has been held since 2002.     It recounts a desperate existence for the Mauritanian who was detained for alleged links to al Qaeda, deprived of sleep for days and at times sexually molested, force-fed seawater, chained to the floor in freezing cold rooms or subjected to a mock execution, according to his account.     The book reached ninth place on The Sunday Times best-seller list in Britain in late January following a celebrity-studded rollout in London.

AccuWeather: Snowfall during Thursday AM commute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:45

 Snowfall during Thursday AM commuteMeteorologist David Murphy says a snow shower is possible this morning, with a few more likely Thursday morning.


Suspect sought for theft of 3 Fitbit devices in Toms River

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:44

Suspect sought for theft of 3 Fitbit devices in Toms RiverPolice in Toms River, New Jersey are looking for the man who swiped three Fitbit devices from a Kohl's store.


Police car crashes on way to house fire in Media

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:43

Police car crashes on way to house fire in MediaA police officer was injured in a crash while in route to a house fire in Delaware County Wednesday morning.


To catch a drone: Govts seek ways to counter tiny fliers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:39

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, the new Bebop Parrot drone flies past a Rome marble statue "August en Triomphateur" during a presentation to the press in Paris, France. Befuddled by a spate of small mystery drones flying over its nuclear plants, military installations, and even the presidential palace, France has asked its scientific minds to help devise a way to counteract small _ and so far harmless _ motorized menaces overhead. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)PARIS (AP) — What's the best way to counter an unwelcome drone: a bigger, faster drone, laser guns, sky-high netting or devices that block remote controls?


GOP senator: HHS chief's answers 'contemptuous'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:37

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cornyn accused the Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell of being "contemptuous" of Congress on Wednesday by sidestepping about the Obama administration's preparations for a Supreme Court challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Republican senator accused the Health and Human Services secretary of being "contemptuous" of Congress on Wednesday by sidestepping questions about Obama administration preparations for a Supreme Court challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law.


Two Cuban baseball players defect in Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:36
By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Two Cuban baseball players defected in Puerto Rico, where a squad from their country is playing in the Caribbean Series against four other Latin American teams, Cuban sports officials said on Wednesday. Pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez, 19, rookie of the year in the Cuban league last year, and shortstop Dainer Moreira, 30, left the team after Tuesday night's game in San Juan, said two Cuban sports officials, who requested anonymity because they are unauthorized to speak publicly. The Cuban government does not comment on defections. The recent rapprochement between Cuba and the United States has yet to open the path for top Cuban players to Major League Baseball.

Staples buys Office Depot for $6B to keep pace with change

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:27

Staples buys Office Depot for $6B to keep pace with changeThere are few places where evolving technology has been more disruptive than in the work place, which played out again Wednesday as Staples announced it would spend about $6 billion to buy Office Depot.


Counterfeit money, shotgun stolen from Kensington business

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:20

Counterfeit money, shotgun stolen from Kensington businessPhiladelphia police are looking for a burglar who broke into a check cashing business in the city's Kensington section early Monday morning


Investigation begins in fatal commuter train-SUV crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:18

Investigation begins in fatal commuter train-SUV crashNational Transportation Safety Board officials investigating a deadly commuter train crash, hope to have answers soon to how fast the train was going, whether its brakes were applied and whether its horn was sounded as it approached a crossing where it slammed into an SUV.


New Jersey Governor Christie ducks media after vaccination comments

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:12

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat Christie visit the One Nucleus life science company headquarters in CambridgeBy Sam Wilkin LONDON (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a possible 2016 presidential contender, canceled three scheduled media appearances in the UK on Tuesday, amid a controversy over his comments on measles vaccinations. His comments came a few hours after President Barack Obama said parents should have their children vaccinated, saying the science was "pretty indisputable." Christie canceled two question-and-answer sessions and a press statement he was due to make after meeting UK finance minister George Osborne. "We just decided we're not going to have availability today," said Maria Comella, Christie's head of communications, after the last scheduled appearance was canceled.


Stun gun used on diabetic driver not following cop's orders

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:02
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — An officer feared he was in danger when he twice used a stun gun on a 78-year-old diabetic driver with low blood sugar who crashed into several cars and refused orders to stop, police say.