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Cops: Man stabs neighbor after asking him to lower TV volume

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:31
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island man stabbed a neighbor after asking him to turn down the volume on his TV.

Prison employee who aided New York escapees pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:19

Joyce Mitchell is escorted out of the court house after pleading guilty at Clinton County Court, in Plattsburgh, New YorkA female prison employee pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor charge in a deal with prosecutors on Tuesday in connection with helping two convicted murderers in their daring June escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Joyce Mitchell, 51, faces up to seven years in prison for her role in the breakout by inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6. "She realizes that she made a horrible mistake," her attorney Stephen Johnston told reporters.


Police pursuit ends in crash in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:11

Police pursuit ends in crash in Port RichmondA police chase ended in a crash on Tuesday in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


1 count thrown out, 2 upheld in Katrina burned body case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:09
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to grant a new trial to a former New Orleans police officer convicted for burning the body of a man shot to death by another officer after Hurricane Katrina.

'I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:05
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American."

Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:03

Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself."


From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:57

In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 photo, visitors arrive for the grand opening of Gibson Santa Monica, a new luxury apartment complex in downtown Santa Monica, Calif. Residential rents, the biggest driver of inflation in 2015, climbed 3.5 percent in June from a year earlier, the fifth straight month with an annual gain of that size. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.


Berks County man accused of arranging robbery on Facebook

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:57

Berks County man accused of arranging robbery on FacebookA Reading, Berks County man is under arrest after allegedly robbing another man he talked to on Facebook.


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:45

This undated photo provided by the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office shows Capt. Edgar Daniel Johnson, with the Georgia Department of Corrections. According to investigators, Johnson, a high-ranking corrections officer at the southeast Georgia women’s prison, used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him. (Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators.


Woman critically injured in colllision involving tractor-trailer in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:39

Woman critically injured in colllision involving tractor-trailer in DelawareNew information from Delaware State Police indicates a woman has survived a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a sedan in New Castle, Delaware.


Suspect facing charges after 2-hour chase through South Jersey, Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:33

Suspect facing charges after 2-hour chase through South Jersey, PhiladelphiaRobert Ritter, who authorities say led police on a two-hour-long chase through South Jersey and Philadelphia, is out of the hospital and facing charges this morning.


Sheriff's office: Man dies from snake bite at church service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:27
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff's office says a man has died from a snake bite suffered during a church service.

House Benghazi panel says State Department to hand over documents today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:22

Gowdy walks out to talk to reporters before deposing Blumenthal in a private session of the House Select Committee on Benghazi at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonThe U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 attacks on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, said the State Department has pledged to hand over 5,000 new pages of documents related to the incident on Tuesday. "The State Department has informed the Committee it will make a production of approximately 5,000 pages tomorrow - the second largest production the Committee has received and the largest since last summer," Republican Representative Trey Gowdy, the committee's chairman, said in a statement on Monday. The documents are not expected to include emails involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has been embroiled in a controversy over her use of a private email account while she was America's top diplomat.


2 arrested for several Phila. restaurant burglaries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:11

2 arrested for several Phila. restaurant burglariesTwo men have been arrested and charged for a string of restaurant burglaries in Philadelphia.


Maryland governor: Losing hair, killing cancer cells

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:11

 “I may be losing hair follicles, but I’m winning the battle as we kill cancer cells like crazy.” (Office of the Maryland Governor/Joe Andrucyk via AP)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's lost hair but is killing cancer cells "like crazy."


Prison Worker Pleads Guilty to Aiding NY Escapees

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:05
Mitchell will be sentenced September 28.

Planned US ivory rules not fazing California Chinatown shops

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:55

In this Monday, July 27, 2015 photo, Heike Dietrich, of Germany, looks at a mammoth ivory tusk for sale in the window of a Chinatown shop in San Francisco. Merchants of carved ivory tusks and trinkets in San Francisco's Chinatown wonder what impact President Obama's sweeping new order restricting ivory sales will have in California, the country's No. 2 market for elephant ivory. Lawmakers in New York recently closed most loopholes allowing ivory sales, but California lawmakers this summer rejected similar measures. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors next to windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets, unfazed by proposed federal rules that the White House says go as far as possible to ban the U.S. trade of ivory from the world's endangered elephants.


Ex-inmate: Python-handling guards used snake to terrify him

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:40
OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A former inmate says sheriff's deputies used a python to intimidate and harass prisoners in an Alabama county jail.

George Washington University drops SAT, ACT requirement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions.

U.S. appeals court upholds bulk of Obama air pollution rule

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 22:44

File photo of the John Amos coal-fired power plant is seen behind a home in PocaBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday mostly upheld a major federal environmental regulation requiring some states to limit pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states. Among the challengers were coal company Peabody Energy Corp and energy company American Electric Power Company Inc. The case was before the appeals court for a second time after an April 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision in which the justices, on a 6-2 vote, upheld the regulation. Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the EPA rule a cost-effective way to allocate responsibility for emission reductions among upwind states, and that the EPA need not consider each state's proportionate responsibility for the emissions in question.