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Man brutally attacked, robbed of $1 on surveillance video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington are asking for the public's help after they say surveillance video captured a brutal attack on a 63-year-old man who was robbed of $1.

Longtime fugitive could have Ohio parole hearing in months

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:29
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio inmate who escaped in 1959 and recently was found in Florida could have a parole board hearing after just a few months back behind bars.

Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court-ordered mediation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:24
ATLANTA (AP) — Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court-ordered mediation.

Trenton slaughterhouse ticketed after cow escape

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:12

Trenton slaughterhouse ticketed after cow escapeAnimal control officers have ticketed a Trenton slaughterhouse for creating a public nuisance after a cow escaped.


Citations but no charges in Chicago boy's dog-mauling death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:08
CHICAGO (AP) — Police in Chicago have cited the owner of a dog that mauled a 5-year-old boy to death on the city's South Side.

Man convicted in killing solved via Scrooge McDuck medallion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:03
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man could face life in prison for a killing that police solved by tracking a gold chain and medallion featuring the Disney character Scrooge McDuck.

Prosecutors oppose moving US Sen. Menendez's corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:01

Prosecutors oppose moving US Sen. Menendez's corruption caseFederal prosecutors are opposed to moving U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption case from New Jersey to Washington.


Suspect's father calls slayings 'egregious and heartless'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of the man charged in the slayings of four people at a Washington mansion calls the crime "egregious and heartless."

Police: US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:48

 US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills selfA U.S. airman "with no apparent motive" walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said.


Ohio girl suspected in baby's death to be evaluated again

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:41
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An 11-year-old Cleveland-area girl suspected in the murder of a 2-month-old infant will undergo a third evaluation before a judge has a competency hearing for her.

Alumni report finds more abuse victims at elite NYC school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:38
NEW YORK (AP) — A new investigation into alleged sexual abuse at an elite New York City private school has found that the abuse was more widespread than previously reported.

Smoke alert forces emergency landing at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines plane with 75 passengers aboard made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after a warning light showed there might be smoke in the cargo hold.

Dispute over waffle maker gets guests booted from hotel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:28
PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a dispute between two women over a waffle maker led to 30 people being booted from a western Michigan hotel.

Man convicted in Scrooge McDuck necklace killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:09
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man could face life in prison for a killing in which he stole the victim's custom gold chain and medallion featuring the Disney character Scrooge McDuck.

Class forgoes trip to give principal money to treat cancer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:05
BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) — The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for its class trip to the school's principal, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Video released of South Philadelphia sex assault suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 21:01

Video released of South Philadelphia sex assault suspectPhiladelphia police have released surveillance video of the man wanted for sexually assaulting a woman inside her home early Monday morning in South Philadelphia.


Texas police evacuate people near dam after deadly storms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 20:58
Police evacuated residents living near a dam southwest of Dallas that was poised to burst on Wednesday due to surging floodwaters as emergency officials searched for bodies from storms that killed at least 17 in Texas and Oklahoma. Water was topping the Padera dam, about 25 miles (40 kms) southwest of Dallas, and Midlothian Police said they have called on people living downstream to evacuate their houses and move livestock to higher ground in case the structure gives way. Meanwhile, the death toll is set to rise with numerous people still missing in Texas after the storms slammed the states during the Memorial Day weekend, causing record floods that destroyed hundreds of homes, swept away bridges and stranded more than 1,000 motorists on area roads.

Texas police evacuate people near dam after deadly storms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 20:58
Police evacuated residents living near a dam southwest of Dallas that was poised to burst on Wednesday due to surging floodwaters as emergency officials searched for bodies from storms that killed at least 17 in Texas and Oklahoma. Water was topping the Padera dam, about 25 miles (40 kms) southwest of Dallas, and Midlothian Police said they have called on people living downstream to evacuate their houses and move livestock to higher ground in case the structure gives way. Meanwhile, the death toll is set to rise with numerous people still missing in Texas after the storms slammed the states during the Memorial Day weekend, causing record floods that destroyed hundreds of homes, swept away bridges and stranded more than 1,000 motorists on area roads.

Ex-US Senate candidate's voting law violation trial resumes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 20:37

Former Republican political candidate Annette Bosworth, right, stands with her attorneys Dana Hanna, center, and Bob Van Norman, left, during a break in her trial outside of the courtroom in Pierre, S.D., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/James Nord)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Jury members at the election violation law trial of former South Dakota US. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth are set to hear instructions and closing arguments.


Police: Woman gets fork in eye in dispute over last rib

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 20:24
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Indiana woman stabbed another woman in the eye with a fork in a dispute over the last rib at a barbecue.