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Shopping center near Pentagon given 'all-clear' over bomb threat: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:26
Arlington County Police said in a tweet on Friday they gave the "all-clear" to a shopping center near the headquarters of the U.S. Defense Department, with business returning to normal and roads re-opening after bomb-sniffing dogs inspected the area. The stores had been evacuated after an anonymous bomb threat was made to the center on Friday afternoon, Arlington County Police Department spokesman Lt. Kip Malcolm said. Some roads in the area had also been closed, the police department said, while the entrance to the Metrorail station near the shopping center was closed, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The retail area, known as the Pentagon Centre, is located at 1201 South Hayes Street, less than a mile from the Pentagon.

Man's body found at Newark, Del. bus stop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:25

Man's body found at Newark, Del. bus stopA body was discovered at a Newark, Delaware bus shelter Friday morning.


35 students safely evacuated after school bus catches fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:22
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire officials say a school bus carrying 35 students was safely evacuated when a fire broke out in the engine compartment as it arrived at a middle school.

Texas interstate reopens after deadly tractor-trailer wreck

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:17

Authorities investigate a tractor-trailer that crashed into an overpass under construction on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Salado, Texas. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Becky Ozuna says the truck hit a beam being used to build a bridge across Interstate 35 on Thursday morning in Salado, about 40 miles north of Austin. She says several beams then toppled onto other vehicles. (AP Photo/The Killeen Daily Herald, Clay Thorp)SALADO, Texas (AP) — Interstate 35 in Central Texas reopened Friday as engineers examined debris to determine what led an oversized tractor-trailer to slam into a bridge beam in a construction zone.


Public defender: San Francisco jail inmates forced to fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:15
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sheriff's deputies arranged and gambled on fights between San Francisco jail inmates and told them to lie if they needed medical attention, an official said.

At Least 2 Unaccounted for After NYC Building Fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:11
Two people were unaccounted for after a massive building fire in New York City, according to a New York City police official.

N. Carolina parents of missing teen sentenced for tax fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:06
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge administered a blistering lecture on Friday to the adoptive parents of a teenager missing from her home for years before giving them prison sentences for tax fraud, calling the girl's mother "morally bankrupt."

Man who killed California officer dies in police shootout

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:00

This undated booking photo provided by the San Jose Police Department shows Scott Dunham. Dunham, 57, fatally shot Officer Michael Johnson Tuesday, March 24, 2015, launching an hourslong manhunt for him and forcing nearby homes to be evacuated. The search ended when Dunham was found dead early Wednesday on his apartment balcony, San Jose police spokesman Albert Morales said. (AP Photo/San Jose Police Department)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the man who shot and killed a Northern California police officer checking on him after he threatened to commit suicide died when another lawman fired back.


Swiss bankers avoid prison, get probation for tax fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:58
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two former Swiss bankers avoided jail time Friday for their roles in a tax fraud scheme that helped U.S. customers hide billions of dollars in assets.

AP Exclusive: Snyder uses pardon for connected lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:47

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder gets ready for an address in Lansing, Mich. Snyder used his extraordinary legal powers in December to pardon a politically connected lawyer who had a drunken driving conviction. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder used his pardon powers to erase the drunken driving conviction of a politically connected lawyer who was appointed to a state economic board in 2011.


Judges deciding whether to uphold Amanda Knox murder conviction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:27

Judges deciding whether to uphold Amanda Knox murder convictionJudges on Italy's top criminal court are deliberating whether to overturn the murder conviction of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate.


Pretty penny: Early 1-cent coin sells for more than $1M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:58
BALTIMORE (AP) — An early trial of America's first 1-cent coin now costs quite a pretty penny — an auction host says one has sold for more than $1 million.

Buy American: Florida bill requires US-made flags

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:48
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Is it American to require someone to buy American?

Student stabbed while leaving class at Texas high school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:42
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a student was stabbed five times inside a biology classroom at his high school in Southeast Texas, and that a 15-year-old student has been charged.

Mom to murderer: You're 'going straight to hell'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:30
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, after the mother of one victim called him a "useless waste of space and air" and declared, "You are going straight to hell."

Police seek two people unaccounted for after New York explosion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:26
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people remained unaccounted for on Friday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said. The blast appeared to have been gas-related, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Private gas and plumbing work was going on in one of the buildings, and Con Edison utility inspectors on the scene an hour earlier had determined the work was not satisfactory. "We are looking into two individuals who are apparently unaccounted for," said a New York Police Department spokeswoman.

US recovers $5.5M for underpaid New Jersey gas attendants

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:22
MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government says it has collected $5.5 million for 1,100 New Jersey gas station attendants who were denied minimum wage and overtime payments.

SEPTA bus driver punched in the face

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:17

SEPTA bus driver punched in the faceA SEPTA bus driver was hospitalized after he was punched in the face overnight.


Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:06

Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder chargeA Colorado woman accused of cutting the unborn baby from an expectant mother's belly will not face murder charges in the gruesome attack that revived the highly charged debate over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being.


Body of boy missing since Sunday found in septic tank

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:03

Authorities surrounded the yard of a home in the 5400 block of Highland Road with yellow police tape after the body of 5-year-old Noah Terry Thomas was found in a septic tank in Pulaski County Va. Thursday March 26, 2015. (AP Photo / The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities on Friday were investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found in a septic tank near his home.