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NJ man charged with secretly recording woman undressing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:10

NJ man charged with secretly recording woman undressingGloucester Township police arrested a man for secretly recording a woman undressing in her bathroom.

Small plane crashes feet from home, killing pilot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:04

In this photo provided by the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, the fuselage of a small plane lies in the front yard of a home in the south Denver suburb of Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. The plane crashed after takeoff from nearby Centennial Airport, killing the pilot. (AP Photo/South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, Becky O'Guin)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A cargo plane crashed into the front yard of a suburban Denver home early Tuesday, killing the pilot.

Police: 2 Boston officers attacked by teenagers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:57
BOSTON (AP) — Two Boston police officers were hospitalized after they were allegedly attacked by seven teenagers, all family members, in a Roxbury apartment complex when the officers tried to arrest one of them, authorities said Tuesday.

Wolf killed in Utah may have been famed Grand Canyon wanderer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:43
By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A gray wolf killed by a Utah hunter may have been "Echo," a female who attracted national attention after wandering through several states to become the first of the protected animals seen at Arizona's Grand Canyon in 70 years, officials said on Tuesday. The hunter, who was not named by authorities, told Utah wildlife officers on Sunday that he accidentally shot and killed a wolf equipped with a radio collar near the Arizona border after mistaking it for a coyote. Wolves in Utah are protected under the U.S. ...

Accused gang member charged with shooting at L.A. police officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:32
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An accused gang member was charged on Tuesday with firing on two Los Angeles police officers in their squad car, an incident that followed the fatal shooting of two policemen in New York and prompted the LAPD to issue a citywide tactical alert. Christopher Taylor, 18, was charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle, assault on a peace officer and assault with a semi-automatic firearm, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted. ...

Police ID driver killed in Glenolden crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:32

Police ID driver killed in Glenolden crashPolice say the victim of a deadly crash in Delaware County was trying to outrun the law.

Police look for suspects after Tampa mall robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:29
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Tampa say they're searching for three suspects following a robbery at the area's largest mall.

Cold grips U.S., with snow forecast from Southwest to Rockies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:23
By Steve Gorman and Mark Guarino (Reuters) - An Arctic air mass over the Great Plains gripped much of the country in below-normal temperatures on Tuesday and ushered in winter storm warnings from the Rockies to the Southwest, with snow forecast even in Las Vegas, before the New Year's holiday. The chill extended to Southern California and was expected to persist through New Year's Day, as the National Weather Service predicted that crowds camped out before dawn on Thursday in Pasadena for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade would likely brave a record freeze. ...

NYC mayor, police union heads meet amid rift

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:20

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a New York Police Academy graduation ceremony, Monday Dec. 29, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Nearly 1000 officers were sworn in as tensions between city hall and the NYPD continued following the Dec. 20 shooting deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio met privately for more than two hours Tuesday with the leaders of the New York Police Department's unions, aiming to mend a rift with rank-and-file officers that has threatened to overwhelm his young mayoralty.

84-year-old man charged with killing older brother

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:18
CONOWINGO, Md. (AP) — Authorities say an 84-year-old Maryland man has been charged with fatally stabbing his older brother.

Tensions remain after New York City mayor meets police unions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 08:17

Blasio speaks with Bratton on stage during the New York City Police Academy Graduating class ceremony in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police union leaders said their grievances with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio remained unresolved after meeting with him on Tuesday, 10 days after they said he was partly to blame for a gunman's deadly attack on two policemen. The meeting came after a marked drop in arrests across the city last week. One city newspaper said the decline was evidence of a "virtual work stoppage", but city officials were unable to say on Tuesday whether or not a police slowdown was under way. ...

Suspect shot, killed by police in Drexel Hill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:41

Suspect shot, killed by police in Drexel HillOne man is dead following a officer involved shooting in Drexel Hill, Delaware County Tuesday night.

Nurse becomes first Ebola victim diagnosed in Britain

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:36

Medical staff in protective clothing transport a healthcare worker diagnosed with the Ebola virus disease in a quarantine tent prior to her being transferred to the Royal Free Hospital in north London at Glasgow airport, Scotland, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. A British health care worker who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa has been transferred from Scotland to an isolation unit in London for specialist treatment. (AP Photo/PA, Danny Lawson) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVEBy William James and Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) - A health worker who has become the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in Britain was being treated at a London hospital on Tuesday after contracting the disease in West Africa. The woman arrived from Scotland at the Royal Free hospital, Britain's designated Ebola treatment centre, in an ambulance accompanied by police vehicles, a Reuters witness said. "The latest update we have on the condition of the patient is that she is doing as well as can be expected in the circumstances," Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said. ...

Sister: Hospital gunman shot wife 'out of love'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:32
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man walked into his wife's hospital room early Tuesday, fatally shot her then killed himself, a murder-suicide that he foretold in a candid and emotional Facebook posting to friends and family.

Court sides with POM Wonderful in beverage fight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:21
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with juice maker POM Wonderful in a lawsuit over another beverage company's use of the term "pom."

Father of four boys found in squalid Denver home gets prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:19

File of handout booking photo of Wayne Sperling and Lorinda BaileyBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A father of four malnourished boys found living amid squalor inside a Denver home and unable to speak except by grunts was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison, prosecutors said. Wayne Sperling, 67, was arrested last year along with his common-law wife, Lorinda Bailey, after police found the couple’s sons, aged 2, 4, 5, and 6, living in an apartment littered with cat feces and teeming with flies. ...

AirAsia recovery to focus on bodies, black boxes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:19

A crew member of Indonesian Navy CN-235 airplane looks out of the window during a search operation for the missing AirAsia flight 8501 over the waters off Bangka Island, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Six bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday painful ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea and was lost to searchers for more than two days. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)NEW YORK (AP) — The divers who try to recover more bodies and debris from the AirAsia jet that plunged into the sea won't have to deal with extreme depths, but they will have to work carefully to preserve evidence from the Airbus A320 that dropped from the sky with 162 people on board.

Md. doc's license revoked for assisting 6 suicides

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:19

FILE - This Feb. 25, 2009 file photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert, 81, in Baltimore. Egbert says he will appeal his medical license revocation for allegedly assisting in six suicides in Maryland. He said said Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 that he has never assisted in a suicide but has advised more than 100 people on how to take their own lives. The Maryland Board of Physicians revoked Egbert's license Dec. 12 for unprofessional conduct. It says he acted as an "exit guide" for the Maryland patients as medical director for the Final Exit Network. (AP Photo/Baltimore Police Department, File)The Maryland Board of Physicians has revoked the medical license of a Baltimore anesthesiologist for allegedly assisting in the suicides of six people in the state from 2004 to 2008 despite his assertion Tuesday that he only advised them on how to take their own lives.

New York gets ready for New Year's Eve celebration

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:17

Workers light the Waterford crystal ball during a test for the New Year's Eve celebration atop One Times Square in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. The ball, which is 12 feet in diameter and weighs 11,875 pounds, is decorated with 2,688 Waterford crystals and illuminated by 32,256 LED lights. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — The Waterford crystal ball is ready for its New Year's close-up.

Camera system helps SEPTA nab 3 phone robbers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:14

Camera system helps SEPTA nab 3 phone robbersSurveillance cameras captured their attempt to flee, but a trio of theft suspects failed to outsmart a group of SEPTA officials who worked together to track them down and make an arrest.