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Woman guilty of trespass in Clinton shoe incident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:20
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Phoenix woman who was accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton while the former U.S. secretary of state addressed a Las Vegas audience in April pleaded guilty to trespassing, but is fighting a charge of violence against a person in a restricted building.

Pemberton Township police cruiser struck by gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:19

Pemberton Township police cruiser struck by gunfirePemberton Township Police say one of their patrol vehicles was struck by gunfire during the middle of the afternoon.

US Ebola patient released; says he feels great

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:16

Former Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra arrives to a news conference at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Sacra, who was treated at the medical center the last three weeks, has left his room in the biocontainment unit and will head home soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that two separate blood samples taken from Sacra 24 hours apart show the Ebola virus is no longer in his bloodstream. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After three weeks in isolation, an American doctor who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa says he's grateful for the specialized care that allowed him to recover and remains concerned about the people he was trying to help.

Official: US not aware of subway attack plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:16

 US not aware of subway attack plotA senior Obama administration official says no one in the U.S. government is aware of a plot for an attack on subway systems in the U.S. and Paris.

Woman accused of killing mom to steal her newborn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:15

In this undated photo released by the Catoosa County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department, Catherine Goins poses for a photo. Goins, 37, of Hixson, Tenn., is charged with murder after authorities say she gunned down a northwest Georgia woman because she wanted the mother's newborn baby. (AP Photo/Catoosa County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department)RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — A Tennessee woman was charged with murder after gunning down a northwest Georgia woman because she wanted the woman's newborn baby, a sheriff said.

Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:14

A cage covers the front end of the psychiatric ward of the Ellis Island hospital complex on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. The complex, which will be opened to the public on Oct. 1, 2014, stopped operating in 1954. In its day, the complex was the largest U.S. Public Health Service institution. Sick and pregnant immigrants were treated and cured before they were allowed to enter the country _ or were sent back to their native land. The facility included wards for contagious diseases, mental health and obstetrics. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — The crumbling old sick ward opens off a long hallway, separate from the rest of the Ellis Island hospital complex. Plaster peels from the walls. Broken porcelain light fixtures hang haphazardly above where beds once stood. The low clanging of boats and the splash of waves on the breakwater drift in through cracked windowpanes that showcase a resplendent view of the Statue of Liberty. This is where the sickest immigrants came on their final days.

Q&A: Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:39

 Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks?Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to millions of computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even ...

Lawyer for hacking suspect say no disqualification

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:38
SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a Russian man charged with hacking into business across the U.S. filed new motions in federal court insisting that they don't have a conflict of interest and should remain on the job.

Republicans greet Holder departure with sharp criticism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:36
By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seizing on news that Attorney General Eric Holder plans to step down, Republican lawmakers piled criticism on him over the Internal Revenue Service scandal, his handling of a gun-running probe known as "Fast and Furious," and a host of other issues. Holder has clashed for years with Republicans, who see the attorney general and close confidant of President Barack Obama as a partisan warrior who has failed to enforce the law in an even-handed manner. ...

Police probe threats to Colorado school board member's child

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:33
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado are investigating alleged threats made to a school board member's child in the state's second-largest school district, where hundreds of students protested this week over proposed curriculum changes, authorities said on Thursday. Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, said an investigator has been assigned to the case but declined to give further details or identify which member of the five-person board reported the threats. ...

Groundhog dies after escaping NYC mayor’s grip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:27
Her shadow was one of the last things she saw.

Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:15

U.S. Attorney General Eric HolderWASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama's term. He is the fourth-longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history.

ACLU sues over immigrant's detention under Arizona immigration law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:13
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday alleging sheriff's deputies unlawfully arrested and detained an immigrant following a 2012 traffic stop under Arizona's controversial anti-immigration law. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union said Pinal County deputies violated Maria Cortes' Fourth Amendment rights by subjecting her to a prolonged detention they charge was based solely on the suspicion she was an undocumented immigrant. Cortes, who had a pending visa application, was then taken to a U.S. ...

Center City attack suspect Kathryn Knott fired from hospital job

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:13

Center City attack suspect Kathryn Knott fired from hospital jobOne of the suspects accused of attacking a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia earlier this month has been fired from her job as an emergency room tech.

Militant in Syria beheading videos identified: FBI

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:12

FBI Director James Comey testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A masked Islamic State militant seen wielding a knife in videos at the beheading of two Americans has been identified, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday, but he declined to give the person's name or nationality. The videos released in August and September of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff showed a masked Islamic State militant brandishing a knife and speaking English with a British accent. ...

Big fine for crashing drone in Yellowstone spring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:10
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 for crashing a drone into the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

Career criminal gets life for 3 killings in 1980s

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:09

Samuel Little shouts as he is sentenced to three consecutive terms of life in prison without parole for murdering three women in the late 1980s, in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Little, 74, shouted out in court during his sentencing hearing that he didn't commit the killings and said he hoped for a new trial. His lawyer Michael Pentz, left, has filed a notice of appeal. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Audrey Nelson clawed for her life while being beaten and strangled 25 years ago, she grasped something that finally brought justice for her family Thursday and helped send a serial killer to prison.

USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:08
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers can start as early as next week on signing up for new safety net programs that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said replaces the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on the risks farmers face.

Obama Announces Attorney General Eric Holder's Resignation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:07
Holder plans to step down once a successor is named.

Autopsy: Mentally ill NC inmate died of thirst

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:03
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate with mental illness who had been held in solitary confinement died of thirst, according to an autopsy report released Thursday.