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Del. man fights extradition to face Arkansas murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 07:11

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Georgetown Police Department shows James L. Clay, 67. Clay charged last month in a 1967 Arkansas killing is fighting extradition. At a hearing Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in Georgetown, Del., Clay's attorney questioned a filing by Arkansas authorities, arguing that it was not notarized. Clay is charged in the 1967 shooting death of James Ricks of North Little Rock. (Georgetown Police Department via AP)GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Out on probation after serving a three-year stint for attempted bank robbery, James Leon Clay of Georgetown was scheduled to appear at a court-ordered status conference in December to determine whether he was complying with the terms of his release, including treatment under a mental health court program.


'Success Kid' raises money for sick dad

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 07:09

'Success Kid' raises money for sick dadMaybe you are familiar with the 'Success Kid' internet meme, which was almost unavoidable several years ago.


Told she'd never play soccer again, NJ teen proves doctors wrong

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:55

Told she'd never play soccer again, NJ teen proves doctors wrongWhen describing herself as a soccer player, 14-year-old Jade DiSanti, doesn't hold back.


Rowan University police equipped with body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:53

Rowan University police equipped with body camerasRowan University has become the first college in the tristate area to require its campus police officers to wear body cameras.


Denver TSA agents targeted 'attractive' passengers for pat-downs: authorities

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:51

TSA workers carry out security checks at Denver International Airport, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday in DenverThe Transportation Security Administration has fired two screeners at Denver's international airport who schemed to conduct pat-down searches on attractive male passengers, officials said on Tuesday. In November, a TSA employee tipped off the agency that a male screener at the airport told her he groped male passengers he found attractive, according to a Denver police report. In response, a TSA investigator went to the airport in February and saw the screener signal to a female colleague when a certain male passenger entered the screening area, the police report said.


Millionaire Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:43
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jailed millionaire Robert Durst pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the newest charge against him: a federal charge of possessing a gun after a felony conviction.

Reserve deputy turns himself in to face manslaughter charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:41

Robert Bates, right, arrives at the Tulsa County Jail with his attorney, Clark Brewster, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Tulsa, Okla. Bates, a 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who authorities said fatally shot a suspect after confusing his stun gun and handgun, was booked into the county jail Tuesday on a manslaughter charge. (Matt Barnard/Tulsa World via AP)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who authorities said fatally shot a suspect after confusing his stun gun and handgun was booked into the county jail Tuesday on a manslaughter charge.


Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock; 6th Midwest state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:40

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2005 file photo, turkeys are pictured at a turkey farm near Sauk Centre , Minn. A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter,File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more farms in Minnesota.


Expert: Tale of worker asleep in cargo hold is a warning

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:39

In this frame from video, workers walk with a Menzies Aviation cargo worker after the worker was removed from the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines passenger airplane, Monday, April 13, 2015, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in Seattle. The Los Angeles-bound flight had to return to Seattle when noises were heard from the worker in the hold as the plane took flight. (KIRO 7 via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; LOCAL TV OUTSEATTLE (AP) — The misadventure of a baggage handler who fell asleep in the cargo hold of a jetliner should be a warning for airlines to improve security procedures, safety experts said Tuesday.


Mom of disabled son in woods to face attempted murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:30
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman accused of dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods at a park so she could spend the week with her out-of-state boyfriend will face an attempted murder charge, police said Tuesday.

$20,000 reward after boy killed in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:21

$20,000 reward after boy killed in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-runPolice say a $20,000 reward is now being offered in the hit-and-run crash, caught on camera, that killed a 4-year-old boy in Southwest Philadelphia.


Sheriff loses bid to cancel contempt-of-court hearings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:19
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rejected an Arizona sheriff's bid to cancel contempt-of-court hearings that will focus on the lawman's acknowledged violations of court orders in a racial profiling case.

Only small number of Jeeps fixed 2 years after recall began

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:18

FILE - This March 6, 2012 file photo provided by the law offices of Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP shows the scene of a crash in Bainbridge, Ga. On April 2, 2015, a Georgia jury awarded $150 million to the family of Remington "Remi" Walden, a 4-year-old boy killed when a Jeep Grand Cherokee exploded into flames three years ago after being rear-ended. Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, Fiat Chrysler U.S. has repaired only 4 percent of the Grand Cherokees and 27 percent of the Libertys covered by the recall, according to documents filed with federal safety regulators. The repair rate is far below the average of 75 percent 1 ½ years after a recall is announced, and it could set up another confrontation between Chrysler, which makes Jeeps, and the government. (Courtesy of Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP via AP, File)DETROIT (AP) — Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, the maker of the vehicles has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered by the recall, according to documents filed with federal safety regulators.


New York man gets seven-and-a-half years in prison for cyber crime scheme

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:17
A New York man was sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison on Tuesday for his role in a cyber crime and identity theft scheme that hacked into accounts at banks, brokerages and government agencies in a bid to steal more than $15 million, authorities said. Oleg Pidtergerya, 50, of Brooklyn had previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy, identity theft and conspiracy to commit so-called access device fraud in federal court in New Jersey. A co-defendant, Robert Dubuc, pleaded guilty to the same charges but received only 21 months in prison when he was sentenced in October. Prosecutors said the pair were members of a cyber crime ring led by Oleksiy Sharapka and Leonid Yanovitsky of Kiev, Ukraine, who have also been indicted but remain at large.

Refund scam targets income tax procrastinators

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:16

Refund scam targets income tax procrastinatorsIf you're a tax-time procrastinator, you have another reason to stress out this year.


Kidnapping foiled; abductor couldn't drive a stick shift

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:04
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Police say a kidnapping in South Carolina was thwarted because the would-be abductor couldn't operate a manual stick shift in the victim's car.

Mom, child injured after West Kensington hit-and-run; $10k reward offered

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 05:59

Mom, child injured after West Kensington hit-and-run; $10k reward offeredA mother and her young child were seriously injured after a hit-and-run crash in the West Kensington section of Philadelphia.


U.S. airliners could be vulnerable to in-flight hacking: GAO

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 05:59
U.S. commercial airliners could be hacked in flight by passengers using a plane's wireless entertainment system to access its flight controls, a federal watchdog agency warned on Tuesday. A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office identified the danger as one of several emerging cybersecurity weaknesses that the Federal Aviation Administration must address as the air traffic control systems move toward next generation technology. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta concurred with the GAO's findings and said the aviation regulator has begun working with government security experts including the National Security Agency to identify needed changes. GAO investigators spoke to cybersecurity experts who said onboard firewalls intended to protect avionics from hackers could be breached if flight control and entertainment systems use the same wiring and routers.

IMF cuts forecast for US economy, upgrades Europe and Japan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 05:56

In this Thursday, April 9, 2015 photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the Atlantic Council in Washington. The IMF predicted Tuesday, April 14, that the American economy will grow 3.1 percent this year and next, a performance the fund characterized as "robust." But the U.S. outlook was down from the IMF's January forecast of 3.6 percent growth in 2015 and 3.3 percent growth in 2016. The American economy advanced 2.4 percent last year.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund, citing the consequences of a strong dollar, is downgrading its outlook for the U.S. economy but raising its forecast for Europe and Japan.


Wal-Mart defeats bid for shareholder vote on gun sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 05:55
A federal appeals court on Tuesday lifted an injunction that would have required Wal-Mart Stores Inc to let shareholders vote on a proposal to tighten oversight of its sale of guns with high-capacity magazines. In a brief order, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a permanent injunction imposed in November by U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark that would have required a vote at Wal-Mart's annual meeting in June. Wal-Mart had objected that allowing a vote on the proposal from Trinity Church, a historic church in downtown Manhattan, would "open the floodgates" to more shareholder proposals, and cause excessive interference in day-to-day business operations. The church's proposal would have required Wal-Mart's board to more closely examine the sale of products that might endanger public safety, hurt Wal-Mart's reputation, or offend "family and community values" integral to Wal-Mart's brand.