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Teacher gets 10 years prison in student rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:00

Booking photo of Stacey RamboldBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana teacher was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison in a notorious student rape case that dragged on for years and led to the censure of a judge who partially blamed the victim.

Suspect in UVA student's disappearance returned to Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:59

Jesse Matthew, 32 appears before a judge during his extradition hearing in GalvestonBy John Clarke (Reuters) - A man arrested in Texas for the abduction of a University of Virginia student was returned to Virginia on Friday to face charges, while newly released records showed he was the focus of a 2002 college rape investigation but was never charged in that case. Jesse Matthew, 32, was flown into Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport under FBI escort shortly before 6 p.m. and was being held in jail there pending a court appearance on an arrest warrant for abduction with intent to defile, the FBI and Charlottesville police said. ...

Driver accused of abandoning chicken truck found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:50

This photo provided by the Nampa Police Department shows a Volvo tractor similar to the one reported missing by Dixie River Freight Inc., in Nampa, Idaho. A former employee, Christopher L. Hall, is suspected of abandoning a trailer containing $80,000 in frozen chicken at a western Montana truck stop and taking the $160,000 tractor. The chicken has thawed and rancid juices are leaking from the truck. (AP Photo/Nampa Police Department)NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho have arrested the driver thought to have abandoned a trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken at a western Montana truck stop.

Illinois air traffic center fire snarls flights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:49

A flight board showing delays is seen at O'Hare Airport in ChicagoA fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility Friday halted to all flights in and out of the city's two airports.

Ferguson unrest persists despite chief's gesture

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:18

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson begins to march with protesters before clashes led to arrests in front of the Ferguson Police Department, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Cast as an olive branch by some, the Ferguson police chief's attempt to march with protesters demanding charges in the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer still erupted into a clash that activists Friday blamed on police missteps.

New Mexico sheriff guilty of violating motorist's civil rights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:03
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - A New Mexico sheriff was found guilty by a federal jury on Friday of violating a motorist's civil rights when he dragged the man out of his vehicle and struck him with his badge after a high-speed car chase, prosecutors said. Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella, 52, was also found guilty of a federal firearms charge and was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals after the verdict. He could face a total of up to 17 years in prison on the two counts. According to a federal indictment filed in U.S. ...

Driver dead, teen hurt in East Mt. Airy hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:37

Grandfather dead, teen grandson hurt in East Mt. Airy hit-and-runPolice say a driver is dead and a teenager is seriously injured after a hit-and-run crash in Philadelphia's East Mt. Airy section.

Iran leader: time not right for another phone call

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:36

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani leaves after a news conference in New York on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. In his wide-ranging speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, Rouhani warned that Islamic terrorists were creating chaos in the Mideast to destroy civilization and generate anti-Muslim hatred, saying they wanted to create "a fertile ground for further intervention of foreign forces in our region." He also said a nuclear agreement was possible before the November deadline if the West wants a deal and shows flexibility. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Friday that the time isn't right for another phone conversation or a meeting with President Barack Obama "because of the sensitivity that still exists between the two countries."

NC inmate died of thirst after 35 days in solitary

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:19
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate with mental illness who died of thirst was held in solitary confinement for 35 days and cited twice for flooding his cell, according to prison records.

State of Alaska defends gay-marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:00
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Citizens, not the courts, should decide whether the definition of marriage includes same-sex couples, the state of Alaska said in court papers filed Friday.

Jury convicts NM sheriff in heated traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:52
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff who has fought off accusations of misconduct throughout his career was convicted Friday of abusing a driver during a bizarre traffic stop that prosecutors called a fit of road rage.

Woman killed, child injured after getting hit by SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:47

Mother killed, son injured after getting hit by SEPTA bus in South PhiladelphiaA woman is dead and a child is injured after the pair was struck by a SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia.

Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:40

This 2007 photo provided by the Children's Hospital Colorado shows the facility in Aurora, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, the CDC said it is investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in children at the hospital, and whether the culprit might be enterovirus 68 which is causing severe respiratory illness across the country. (AP Photo/Children's Hospital Colorado)NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country.

Next U.S. attorney general faces daunting national security challenges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:35
By Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when heightened fears of government surveillance coincide with growing anxiety about global terrorism, the next top U.S. law-enforcement officer will face daunting challenges to balance protection of Americans' security and the right to privacy. President Barack Obama says he has not yet chosen a successor to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, but whoever takes on the job for the last two years of the tenure will have no easy task. ...

Man with implanted horns: I'll see you all in hell

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:28

Caius Veiovis reacts to guilty verdicts in his triple murder trial in Hampden Superior Court Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Springfield, Mass. Veiovis is the third of three defendants charged with the 2011 killings of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell of Pittsfield, Mass. (AP Photo/The Republican, Michael S. Gordon, Pool)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011.

Montana ex-teacher re-sentenced to 10 years for rape of student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:20

Booking photo of Stacey RamboldBy Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - An ex-teacher from Montana whose month in jail for the rape of a 14-year-old student triggered public outrage was re-sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison in a case that a state prosecutor said would bolster rape victims' rights. Stacey Rambold, a former Billings High School instructor, pleaded guilty last year to one count of sexual intercourse without consent tied to the 2007 rape of Cherice Moralez, a high school freshman who committed suicide in 2010 before the case could be brought to trial. ...

Voters in U.S. West oppose transfer of public lands to states: survey

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:10
(Reuters) - A majority of voters in Western U.S. states oppose proposals for local authorities to take over the management and costs of national forests and other public lands currently run by the federal government, a survey showed. A poll of 1,600 voters in eight states released by the Center for American Progress think tank on Thursday found that only in Utah did a majority, 52 percent, support the idea of transferring those lands to state control. Overall, 59 percent of respondents said such a move would not be fair to taxpayers in their state. ...

Explosion tears apart truck in northern Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:06
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are investigating after an explosion tore apart a pickup truck on a northern Arizona farm just outside of an isolated community along the Utah border where polygamy is practiced openly.

Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:05
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.

Police shut down Ferguson protest camp

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:03
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in Ferguson have shut down a campsite set up by protesters soon after last month's shooting death of Michael Brown.