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Collingdale road rage stabbing suspect in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:38

Collingdale road rage stabbing suspect in custodyDelaware County authorities have a suspect in custody after an apparent road rage stabbing in Collingdale.


Helicopter crashes near Washington state community hit by mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:38
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A helicopter crashed on Monday near a Washington state community in the Cascade foothills still reeling from a damaging mudslide, apparently injuring the pilot, according to authorities and media reports. The helicopter was lifting cedar blocks when it crashed near Larch Lake, 8-1/2 miles outside the devastated community of Oso, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer. In March, a mudslide near Oso killed 43 people.

Helicopter crashes near Washington state community hit by mudslide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:38
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A helicopter crashed on Monday near a Washington state community in the Cascade foothills still reeling from a damaging mudslide, apparently injuring the pilot, according to authorities and media reports. The helicopter was lifting cedar blocks when it crashed near Larch Lake, 8-1/2 miles outside the devastated community of Oso, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer. In March, a mudslide near Oso killed 43 people.

San Diego-area community expected to reject illegal immigrant shelter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:36

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllenBy Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A Southern California city will put itself at the center of a nationwide debate over illegal immigration on Tuesday evening when officials there are expected to reject a bid by the U.S. government to open a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. The vote by planning commissioners in Escondido, 20 miles north of San Diego, comes amid a surge in children from Central America caught entering the United States, overwhelming federal processing facilities, threatening to swamp immigration courts and creating a backlash in border-state communities. Escondido commissioners voted tentatively last month to reject a bid by federal authorities to open the shelter following angry opposition from residents. "We have a legal and moral duty to treat these children with compassion," David Loy, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties, said at a news conference on Tuesday morning.


Drug cartel associates get 1-year prison sentence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:32
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two Mexican citizens associated to the Zetas drug cartel have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:32

 Hollywood," in which players walk red carpets, attend photo shoots and get dolled up like a Kardashian. An agency spokeswoman said the off-topic tweet was done by a temporary employee. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.


Caesars Atlantic City reportedly robbed of $181,000

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:31

Caesars Atlantic City reportedly robbed of $181,000Authorities are investigating a robbery at Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City where reportedly more than $180,000 was stolen.


Town hopes for answers after missing teen returns

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:30

A sign that had been posted on the storefront window of the Naked Bohemian boutique is seen Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Conway, N.H. The sign now reads that Abigail Hernandez has been found. Hernandez disappeared Oct. 9, 2013 and Attorney General Joseph Foster said Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family Sunday, July 20. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — After a 15-year-old girl returned safely to her family nine months after vanishing on the way home from school, townspeople who searched and prayed that she would return are relieved — and looking for answers about where she's been and how she got home.


Montana judge censured over rape comments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:27

Judge G. Todd Baugh listens as Montana Chief Justice Mike McGrath begins censure proceedings against him in Helena, Mont., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The state Supreme Court issued the reprimand for inappropriate comments Baugh made about a 14-year-old girl when he sentenced her rapist to 30 days in jail. (AP Photo)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday publicly reprimanded a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime.


Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:26
ATLANTA (AP) — The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

Man stabbed in apparent road rage incident at Collingdale gas station

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:25

Man stabbed in apparent road rage incident at Collingdale gas stationDelaware County authorities have a suspect in custody after an apparent road rage stabbing in Collingdale.


Oregon recreational pot initiative qualifies for November ballot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:13

Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market in Los AngelesAn initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot, the state said on its website on Tuesday. Only two U.S. states, Washington and Colorado, currently allow recreational marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law. Oregon's proposal will come before voters just two years after they rejected a similar measure. "This is a moment we've been waiting for, that we've worked months to get to," said Peter Zuckerman, spokesman for the campaign in favor of the Oregon initiative.


After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:02

Officials walk with police dogs near a train with people on board at Newark Penn Station, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Business and political leaders headed to Washington on a trip that was postponed when the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce had to reschedule the annual "walk to Washington" because of a snowstorm in February. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found "a pattern of unconstitutional policing" that included excessive use of force and inadequate accountability.


Judge mulls overturning Colorado gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:57

FILE - In this July 10, 2014 file photo, Samantha Getman, right, and Victoria Quintana show their marriage license at the Denver Clerk's office. Colorado's Supreme Court has ordered an end to gay marriages while the state's ban against the unions remains in place. The state's high court on Friday, July 18, 2014, ordered Denver's clerk Debra Johnson to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples pending a ruling on the constitutionality of the gay marriage ban. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, file)DENVER (AP) — A Denver federal judge was hearing arguments Tuesday from lawyers for six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado's same-sex marriage ban.


Georgia Republicans to vote on U.S. Senate nominee after long fight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:56
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A drawn-out fight between an 11-term congressman and a former Fortune 500 chief executive in a key U.S. Senate race is due to be decided by Georgia's Republican voters on Tuesday. U.S. Representative Jack Kingston and David Perdue, former CEO of Reebok, Dollar General and Pillowtex, have traded jabs and tried to coalesce Republican support since emerging from a crowded primary field in May. Republicans consider it crucial to hold on to the seat, currently held by retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss, as they push to retake control of the Senate. The runoff is the longest in Georgia history after a federal judge ordered the state to move up the date of its primary election to allow more time for military and absentee ballots to be cast. When Kingston questioned the propriety of Perdue's 2010 appointment to the Georgia Ports Authority by his cousin, then-Governor Sonny Perdue, his opponent fired back that Kingston had not been able in 17 years to get the Port of Savannah deepened.

Montana top court sanctions judge for 30-day rape sentence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday censured a judge and suspended him for 31 days for improperly suggesting a 14-year-old girl was culpable in her rape and unlawfully sentencing the former teacher convicted of the crime to just a month in jail. State District Judge G. Todd Baugh was silent after Montana's chief justice read aloud a censure statement at a brief hearing Tuesday in Helena. Women's rights activists have been seeking Baugh's ouster for almost a year. In court documents, Baugh admitted responsibility for imposing a lenient sentence on Stacey Rambold for the 2007 sexual assault of Cherice Moralez, but said his own punishment by the Supreme Court was excessive.

Home invasion, kidnapping leads to arrest in Upper Merion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55

Home invasion, kidnapping leads to arrest in Upper MerionPolice say the intruder broke into the home, grabbed a shotgun from the owner, tied up the man's wife then kidnapped the husband.


U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55

Murillo reads a leaflet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy David Morgan and Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conflicting rulings over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans. The appeals court rulings, handed down by three-judge panels in Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia, augured a possible rematch before the U.S. Supreme Court, which in June 2012 narrowly upheld the Democratic president's 2010 healthcare overhaul.


North Carolina teenager accused of hiding buried baby's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:54
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The North Carolina teenager whose baby girl's body was found buried in her family's yard last month was arrested on Tuesday on a felony charge of concealing or failing to report the death, sheriff's officials said. No additional charges are expected against the 16-year-old mother, said Franklin County Sheriff's Captain E.H. Smith. The baby weighed 8-1/2 pounds (3.9 kg) and appeared to be at or near full term with no sign of injuries, officials said at the time. She turned herself in to authorities on Tuesday and posted a $50,000 bail, sheriff's officials said.

Jury selected after 2 days in porch shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:54

FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Theodore Wafer listens during a motion hearing in Judge Timothy Kenny's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Jury selection starts Monday, July 21, 2014, in a trial that will put Wafer's self-defense claim to a tough test. The 19-year-old woman, Renisha McBride, was drunk but unarmed when she climbed the steps of his Dearborn Heights porch, 3 ½ hours after crashing her car a few blocks away. Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, he grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted her in the face. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals, File) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALESDETROIT (AP) — A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit-area man who fatally shot a woman on his porch.