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Hastert revelations could increase chances for prison time

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:40

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves the federal courthouse in Chicago. Federal prosecutors say when they questioned Hastert about his large cash withdrawals the former House speaker told them he was being extorted by someone making a false claim of sex abuse. In a court filing Friday, April 8, 2016, prosecutors say Hastert agreed to let investigators record phone conversations he had with the man who later became known as “Individual A.” Agents later questioned Individual A, who told them about abuse that occurred when he was 14. (AP Photo/Matt Marton File)CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have given the federal court overseeing Dennis Hastert's hush-money case enough evidence of sexual abuse for the judge to at least consider sentencing the former House speaker to more than the suggested maximum of six months behind bars.


More than 400 protesters arrested at U.S. Capitol: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 400 protesters were arrested on Monday for unlawfully demonstrating at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Capitol Police said. The demonstration was held "to demand Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections," Democracy Spring, the group that organized the protest, said on its website. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)

City mourns Saints player as questions over death remain

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:39

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith stretches during practice at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La. Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot in the back and side, according to a warrant read in court Sunday night in New Orleans before a magistrate set a $1 million bond for the man accused of killing him. Police said Smith, 34, was killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People across Louisiana were trying Monday to process the news that one of the Saints' much-loved players, former defensive end Will Smith, was shot in the back Saturday night in what police called an act of deadly road-rage.


Grand jury declines to indict deputy in fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:39
LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A Harnett County grand jury has decided not to indict a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man as he sat on the porch of his home.

Spilled milk: Truck hauling 4,600 gallons of milk overturns

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:37
GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a tractor-trailer carrying 4,600 gallons of milk overturned and spilled some of its load in the Richmond area.

Man pleads not guilty in motorcycle shop hostage situation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:36
NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of taking hostages inside a Wisconsin motorcycle shop, which led to a fatal shooting, pleaded not guilty Monday to a long list of charges.

Phillies fall to Padres in home opener

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:36

Phillies fall to Padres in home openerAlexi Amarista's safety squeeze in the seventh scored the go-ahead run and the San Diego Padres beat the Phillies 4-3 Monday to spoil Philadelphia's home opener.


Sheriff asks judge to dismiss $23M verdict in man's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:35
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida sheriff asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss a $23 million jury award to a black man who was unarmed when he was shot and paralyzed by a deputy, saying race played a "subtle" role in the award.

Mom gets prison for lying to police in potty training death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:26

Jasmine Bridgeman stands with her attorney Ronald Fujino in the courtroom during sentencing at the Davis Justice Center in Farmington, Monday, April 11, 2016. A Utah judge handed down the maximum sentence Monday to Bridgeman, a mother who acknowledged lying to investigators after what police call her 2-year-old son's beating death over potty training at the hands of her boyfriend. The judge gave Bridgeman at least a year and up to 15 years at the Utah State Prison. A parole board will decide exactly how long she serves. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via, Pool)FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge handed down the maximum sentence Monday to a mother who acknowledged lying to investigators after what police call her 2-year-old son's beating death over potty training at the hands of her boyfriend.


Crash report: Helicopter's tail rotor may not have had power

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:24

Officials investigate where a sightseeing helicopter crashed, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, near Sevierville, Tenn. Investigators were headed to the scene of the deadly sightseeing helicopter crash near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — The tail rotor of a helicopter may not have had power at the moment the aircraft crashed into trees on the top of a ridge last week, killing the pilot and four people sightseeing near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to a preliminary report the National Transportation Safety Board released Monday.


The Latest: Video shows officer put gun into driver's window

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:18

In this Feb. 18, 2013 photo made available by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, shows Ernest Satterwhite. North Augusta Police officer Justin Craven took a plea deal Monday, April 11, 2016, in the shooting death of Satterwhite in February 2014. Craven was sentenced to three years probation and 80 hours of community service. (Columbia County Sheriff's Office via AP)EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a white South Carolina police officer who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a black driver (all times local):


Police: Mom stabs crying infant daughter with kitchen knife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:12
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Police say a Virginia woman stabbed her 3-month-old baby with a kitchen knife when the girl wouldn't stop crying, sending the baby to the hospital.

The Latest: Reynolds lawyer: Feds seize smartphone, computer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:06

FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds talks on his cell phone as he leaves federal court in Chicago after pleading not guilty to federal tax charges. Reynolds was taken into federal custody Monday morning April 11, 2016, in Atlanta after a judge in Chicago ordered his arrest because he didn't appear for a hearing in a tax case last month, federal officials said. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds. (all times local):


Officer Hartnett throws out first Phillies pitch then proposes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:59

Officer Hartnett throws out first Phillies pitch then proposesA Philadelphia police officer who survived an ambush in his patrol car in January had a special role in the Phillies home opener.


Woman charged in crash that killed 3 teens in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:56

Woman charged in crash that killed 3 teens in NJA woman has been arrested and charged following a crash on Memorial Day 2014 that left three teenagers dead.


Lawsuit: High school gave 'Dora' actress a pass over vaping

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:54
NEW YORK (AP) — The teenage actress who voices Nickelodeon's spunky "Dora the Explorer" character was given special treatment after she was caught vaping in a private high school bathroom, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by another student's parents.

Puerto Rico unveils new restructuring deal as cash dwindles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:52

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, file 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Monday, April 11, 2016, Puerto Rico released a new proposal to restructure part of its $70 billion debt to buy time to implement a fiscal growth plan as multimillion-dollar payments loom for a U.S. territory facing dwindling cash reserves. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government released a new proposal Monday for restructuring part of its $70 billion debt to buy time to implement a fiscal plan as multimillion-dollar payments loom for the U.S. territory facing dwindling cash reserves.


New York City to pursue sweeping homelessness reforms: mayor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:51

A homeless woman sits bundled against the cold as she begs for handouts on East 42nd Street in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will implement a raft of reforms to combat its high level of homelessness, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday, following a three-month review of the problem. In New York, the United States' largest city, around 58,000 people sleep in shelters each night, representing the largest homeless population for any U.S. metropolitan area, according to the National Alliance to end Homelessness.


US, Goldman Sachs reach $5B settlement over risky mortgages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:44

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, a screen at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is juxtaposed with the Goldman Sachs booth. The Justice Department announced a $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The deal announced Monday, April 11, 2016, resolves state and federal probes into the sale of shoddy mortgages before the housing bubble and economic meltdown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday announced a roughly $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, with the government accusing the bank of misleading investors about the quality of its loans.


Fans descend on refurbished Wrigley Field for 101st home opener

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 05:44

Fans descend on refurbished Wrigley Field for 101st home openerA refurbished Wrigley Field will host the Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds game at 7:05 p.m. Monday.