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Slain worker's truck found as police probe kidnapping link

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:45

Searchers investigate the Utah Transit Authority pick-up truck of Kay Ricks of American Fork, in a wooded area about two miles north of Half Moon Lake near Pinedale, Wyo., Thursday, May 19, 2016. Searchers combing the Wyoming backcountry on Thursday found the truck a slain rail line worker was driving when he disappeared amid a manhunt for two suspects in a bizarre Utah kidnapping case. (Stuart Johnson/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Searchers combing the Wyoming backcountry on Thursday found the truck a slain rail line worker was driving when he disappeared amid a manhunt for two suspects in a bizarre Utah kidnapping case.

FBI adds LA and Chicago area suspects to 10 Most Wanted list

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:34

Pictured is a poster on display at a news conference where FBI Director James B. Comey, announced the addition of Luis Macedo to the bureau's ten most wanted list, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI added two men to its 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list Thursday: A Chicago-area man suspected in a teenager's 2009 killing and a Los Angeles man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend last month.

Judge nixes ex-wife's suit against billionaire Steven Cohen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:27
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a New York lawsuit filed by the ex-wife of billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen that had accused him of cheating her out of millions of dollars in their divorce.

Struck by truck, bridge over major Oklahoma City road falls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:25

A section of the May Avenue bridge above the Northwest Expressway collapsed when it was hit by a truck, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Oklahoma City. This view is looking east on the Expressway. No injuries were reported. (Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City bridge over a major roadway collapsed Thursday after being hit by a tractor-trailer rig. No one was hurt, but the highway will likely be shut down for a significant time.

Trump holds N.J. rally to benefit Gov. Chris Christie

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:23

Trump holds N.J. rally to help Gov. Chris ChristieDonald Trump made his first appearance in New Jersey Thursday with a rally at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville to help a former opponent turned ally.

Two charged in murders of six members of Chicago family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:21
A relative has been charged in the February stabbing and shooting murders of six members of a Chicago family, including two children, police said on Thursday. Diego Uribe, 22, a nephew of the family, and his 19-year-old girlfriend Jafeth Ramos, were both arrested on Thursday and charged with six counts of first-degree murder, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told a news conference. Uribe tried to steal or get money from his cousin, and killed the entire family when he failed to get what he was after, Johnson said.

San Francisco police fatally shoot black woman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:18
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco police officer fatally shot a young black woman Thursday morning while attempting to pull her from a wrecked stolen car and arrest her, the department's chief said.

Regular commuter service back on Friday at New York's Grand Central

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:16

Stranded commuters fill Grand Central Terminal in New YorkCommuter trains to and from New York City's Grand Central Terminal were due to resume a regular weekday schedule on Friday, transit officials said, after a fire disrupted service earlier this week. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Thursday that Metro North riders should expect some delays due to speed restrictions on all four tracks. The New York City Fire Department determined that the four-alarm fire involving elevated track at Park Avenue and 118th Street had been caused by gasoline being accidentally spilled onto a hot generator at a garden supply store beneath the tracks.

The Latest: 2 charged in slaying of 6 Chicago family members

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:16

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, mourners pay their respect outside a home in Chicago where six family members were found dead. On Thursday, May 19, 2016, Chicago police say they have arrested two suspects, a man and woman, in the Feb. 4 slayings. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the arrests in the Chicago deaths of six family members (all times local):

FBI informant testifies in terror trial of 3 Minnesota men

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:12
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who planned to join fighting in Syria before he became an informant for the FBI has been testifying in the trial of three Minnesota men accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group. Some key details about Abdirahman Bashir:

Illinois mayor settles muni bond fraud charges: SEC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The mayor of Harvey, Illinois, has agreed to pay $10,000 and never participate in a municipal bond offering again as part of settling fraud charges, the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.

EPA suggests tighter limits for industrial chemical in water

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced tighter guidelines Thursday for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades in such consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags.

Kentucky pension board chair threatened with arrest in spat with governor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:06
Thomas Elliot, an appointee of the former governor, was dismissed by Governor Matt Bevin in April. Elliot told Reuters in a telephone interview that he was ushered into a room by two of the governor's close aides and told he would be arrested by waiting state police officers if he tried to chair the meeting. The incident was the latest in the fractious relationship between the recently elected Bevin, a Republican, and appointees of former Democratic Governor Steve Beshear.

Oklahoma bungled drugs used in executions: grand jury report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:00

The death chamber and the steel bars of the viewing room are seen at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, TexasThe report, running more than 100 pages, offered a stinging rebuke of state officials, especially those in the Department of Corrections, for their handling of executions, which are currently on hold in Oklahoma due to the troubles in the death chamber. "Today, I regret to advise the citizens of Oklahoma that the Department of Corrections failed to do its job," Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in a statement.

The Latest: Governor confident Oklahoma can execute inmates

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:59
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury investigation of Oklahoma's execution procedures (all times local):

New York lawyer gets prison after detailing fraud in suicide note

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:54

Attorney Charles Bennett is seen leaving the federal courthouse in New YorkA New York lawyer was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday for running a more than $5 million Ponzi scheme that he detailed in a lengthy suicide note that authorities discovered when they rescued him from the Hudson River. Charles Bennett, 58, wept after some of the friends and family who were victims of his years-long scheme urged U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in Manhattan to take no pity on him despite his suicide attempt. "The scar is too deep, but prison time will help with the healing," said Hope Mullan, one of several members of her family that counted among his victims.

Metro-North Railroad in New York to resume normal service

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:51

Passengers board a Metro-North train at Grand Central Terminal, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in New York. Commuters into and out of terminal faced delays, a day after a fire broke out beneath elevated train tracks in the city. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Metro-North Railroad said it was resuming normal service Friday after completing temporary repairs to a section of an elevated track in New York City that was damaged in a fire.

Prosecutor: Cop destroyed woman's phone, lied about stop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:50
READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer lied about the reason behind a traffic stop, then smashed the motorist's cellphone and punched her in the face after pulling her over without sufficient cause, prosecutors said.

Bensalem's Stephanie Yost battles back to softball field

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:45

Bensalem's Stephanie Yost battles back to softball fieldWith a .300 batting average, Bensalem softball player Stephanie Yost swings with ease.

Cinemark theater chain not liable in 2012 Colorado movie massacre

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:42

The Century 16 Theatre where a masked gunman killed 14 people at a midnight showing of the Batman movie in Aurora, ColoradoThe owners of a Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people during the screening of a Batman film in 2012 are not liable for the mass shooting, a jury ruled on Thursday, in the first civil lawsuit stemming from the incident. Jurors ruled in favor of Cinemark USA Inc [CNKMAI.UL] in the lawsuit filed by more than two dozen surviving victims of the shooting and relatives of the dead, court spokesman Rob McCallum said on Twitter. Gunman James Holmes, who pleaded innocent by reason of insanity at his murder trial, was found guilty last summer of killing 12 people and wounding 70 when he opened fire during a midnight screening of the "The Dark Knight Rises." He was sentenced to life in prison.