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Boston woman pleads not guilty to marathon injury fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:18
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston woman has pleaded not guilty to fraudulently receiving thousands of dollars by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Delco DA charges 11 for auto insurance fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:16

11 charged in Delco auto insurance fraud caseEleven people are facing charges for their part in an alleged auto insurance fraud scheme.


US university, foundation invested in frozen Chinese stocks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:14

In this photo taken Aug. 12, 2014, the headquarters of Morgan Stanley, near Times Square, in New York. Two Morgan Stanley-backed Chinese companies will not be filing their financial statements on time and have stopped trading in their stocks, raising concerns about their accounting and the U.S. banking giant’s stewardship of $1.4 billion entrusted to its Asian investing arm. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan, defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. and a foundation helping Appalachian children all own stakes in an overseas investment fund backing two major Chinese companies, which recently froze their stocks and missed financial reporting deadlines.


PHOTOS: Suspects in auto insurance fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:13

 Suspects in auto insurance fraud caseEleven people are facing charges for their part in an alleged auto insurance fraud scheme.


Prosecutors: Ex-drug cops on trial looted millions in cash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:08
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for six former police officers charged with stealing millions of dollars in cash and drugs while working undercover attacked the Justice Department case Monday as a fable crafted by 19 drug dealers and a dirty colleague.

Va. board OKs $361,000 fine against CSX for 2014 derailment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:50
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state board has approved a $361,000 fine against CSX Transportation for a 2014 derailment in Lynchburg that spilled Bakken crude oil into the James River.

Girlfriend being held on charges after death of Darby police officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:43

Girlfriend being held on charges after death of Darby police officerDarby Township police have filed charges against Officer Hudson's girlfriend that will keep her in jail while they build a possible murder case.


Briton pleads guilty in NYC to trying to set up terror camp

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:32
NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan.

Attorney: Robin Williams' wife wants his wedding tuxedo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:28

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2011 file photo, Susan Schneider, from left, Robin Williams, and Zelda Williams arrive at the premiere of "Happy Feet Two" at Grauman's Chinese Theater, in Los Angeles. Attorneys for Robin Williams’ wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian’s estate. The attorneys are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge on Monday, as they argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one his Northern California homes. In papers filed in December, Williams' wife, Susan, says some of the late actor's personal items were taken without her permission. She has asked the court to set aside the contents of the home she shared with Williams from the jewelry, memorabilia and other items Williams said the children should have. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor.


Metal detectors installed at Citizens Bank Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:28

Metal detectors installed at Citizens Bank ParkFans heading into Citizens Bank Park for a Phillies game this season will see something a little different.


New Hampshire senator resurrects kids' hawk bill after flap

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:26
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — This bird's best friend may be a cat.

North Penn principal issues statement amid nude photo scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:21

North Penn principal issues statement amid nude photo scandalThe principal of North Penn High School in Montgomery County has issued a statement amid a nude photo scandal.


U.S. Justice Department sues Oklahoma university over transgender professor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:18
The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Monday against Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school discriminated against a transgender assistant professor. The DOJ said it also sued the Regional University System of Oklahoma. The department said the woman, Rachel Tudor, was denied a promotion because of her gender identity and retaliated against after she complained. Southeastern Oklahoma State University said in a statement it "is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunities.

West Point Board of Visitors gets an 1980 grad as leader

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:17
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A 1980 West Point graduate active in the fight for gay rights in the military has been named chairwoman of the board that reviews programs at the U.S. Military Academy.

Man charged in death of toddler found in backpack in creek

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:15
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek was charged with murder Monday after the toddler's mother agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

Michigan entrepreneur claiming idea for Heinz Dip & Squeeze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:05

FILE - In this May 23, 2011 file photo, an individual serving Dip & Squeeze packet of Heinz Ketchup is displayed at a restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. David Wawrzyinski, who lives near Detroit, is in federal court in Pittsburgh Monday, March 30, 2015, claiming Heinz didn’t have the idea for the dual-function packet until he contacted the company in 2008 with an idea he patented in 1997. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Michigan food entrepreneur claims the "Little Dipper" condiment package he patented in 1997 led H.J. Heinz Co. to develop its Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets, which it rolled out in February 2010, lawyers in opening statements told a federal court jury in Pittsburgh on Monday.


Fiancee says she discarded box at Aaron Hernandez's request

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:03

Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, describes the size of a box as she testifies in court during Hernandez's murder trial, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Jenkins testified that she removed a box from their basement at Hernandez's request the day after Odin Lloyd was found shot to death. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying but never looked inside before she dumped it in a random trash bin.


A list of some fatal US church van crashes since 2010

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 03:54
Eight members of a Fort Pierce, Florida, church died early Monday when their van drove into a ditch west of Lake Okeechobee. Fatal church van crashes happen several times a year in the U.S. Here are some that have happened since 2010: