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Prosecutors drop charges for 3 men 40 years later

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:41

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Wiley Bridgeman. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office has filed a motion dismissing aggravated murder cases against three men falsely accused of killing a businessman outside a corner store in Cleveland in 1975. Fifty-seven-year-old Ricky Jackson, 60-year-old Bridgeman and his brother, 57-year-old Ronnie Bridgeman, were sentenced to death during separate trials in 1975 for the slaying of Herman Franks. Their convictions were based solely on the testimony of a 13-year-old boy who in 2013 recanted and said he was coerced and threatened by Cleveland police detectives.(AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections)CLEVELAND (AP) — There is a possibility that three men, two brothers and their best friend, could be reunited nearly 40 years after they were sentenced to death for a 1975 slaying they say they did not commit.


Explosion on Gulf platform; 1 dead, 3 injured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:41
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three.

Woman watches as Obama tells her story in speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:36

FILE - Astrid Silva poses as she waits for her number to be called to renew her passport at the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas in this Friday, June 22, 2012 file photo. The young woman who has led immigration reform efforts buried her face in her father's shoulder, standing side-by-side against a wall, as the president mentioned the time when Silva couldn't return to Mexico to be at her grandmother's funeral. The 26-year-old's tears didn't abate as she went from interview to interview in front of cameras and microphones in a crowded Las Vegas office to tell her story once more, seconds after Obama finished telling the country about his plan to offer protections to nearly 5 million immigrants, including deferring deportations for some. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, David Becker, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Astrid Silva didn't hear her name when the president of the United States first said it Thursday night.


Ruling expected on New Jersey sports betting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:36
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A ruling could come on whether New Jersey horse tracks and casinos can start accepting bets on sports in defiance of the nation's major sports leagues and the federal government.

Snow ending, but rain possible for Buffalo

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:27

Tom Mudd clears snow from the roof of his house on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop, but residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and into the coming week raised the possibility of floods and the specter of roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.


Woman with gun arrested outside White House after Obama's immigration speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:10
(Reuters) - A woman demonstrating outside the White House on Thursday night was arrested for carrying a gun, the Secret Service said, shortly after President Barack Obama began a speech unveiling sweeping reforms to the U.S. immigration system. April Lenhart, 23, of Mount Morris, Michigan, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. local time, Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback said in an email. Obama had started his speech some 30 minutes earlier, during which he imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation. The executive actions ease the threat of deportation for some 4. ...

Woman with gun arrested outside White House after Obama's immigration speech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:10
(Reuters) - A woman demonstrating outside the White House on Thursday night was arrested for carrying a gun, the Secret Service said, shortly after President Barack Obama began a speech unveiling sweeping reforms to the U.S. immigration system. April Lenhart, 23, of Mount Morris, Michigan, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. local time, Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback said in an email. Obama had started his speech some 30 minutes earlier, during which he imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation. The executive actions ease the threat of deportation for some 4. ...

Many U.S. immigrants fear coming out of hiding despite Obama's action

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:07
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Norma Martinez, an undocumented mother of two girls born in New Jersey after she arrived illegally from El Salvador in 2007, worries the Obama administration's new immigration program might provide fleeting protections that a new president could easily reverse. "I don't want to go on living in hiding," said Martinez, 34, adding that she would happily sign up and pay a fine to avoid deportation. ...

Many U.S. immigrants fear coming out of hiding despite Obama's action

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:07
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Norma Martinez, an undocumented mother of two girls born in New Jersey after she arrived illegally from El Salvador in 2007, worries the Obama administration's new immigration program might provide fleeting protections that a new president could easily reverse. "I don't want to go on living in hiding," said Martinez, 34, adding that she would happily sign up and pay a fine to avoid deportation. ...

Marine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Star

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:07
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago.

Washington state man convicted of molestation freed after accuser recants

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:20
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man convicted of child molestation nearly two decades ago was freed from prison on Thursday after a judge ordered a new trial because his accuser recanted her story, court officials said. Jerry Lee Brock, 55, was convicted in 1995 of first-degree molestation charges stemming from the accusations of an 11-year-old girl who said she was sexually assaulted in her sleep, according to court records. ...

AT&T to pay California $52 million in hazardous waste disposal settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:18

The AT&T logo is pictured by its store in Carlsbad, CaliforniaBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - AT&T Inc will pay $52 million in civil penalties and environmental compliance as part of a settlement with California over illegal dumping of hazardous waste but won't be required to clean up the resulting contamination, state officials said on Thursday. State officials said it marked the first enforcement action in California against a telecommunications company for mishandling of electronic waste. The settlement must still be approved by the Alameda County Superior Court, where it was filed. ...


Financial troubles may have triggered deadly shooting in Tabernacle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:18

Financial troubles may have triggered deadly shooting in TabernacleTwo children were killed in what appears to have been an attempted murder-suicide in Tabernacle, New Jersey and Action News has learned that financial troubles may have been the trigger.


Man shot during robbery attempt in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:15

Man shot during robbery attempt in Strawberry MansionAuthorities say one person was shot during an attempted robbery in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.


One dead in explosion at Fieldwood platform in Gulf of Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:01
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An explosion at oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy's Echo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday killed one person and injured at least one, but no pollution was reported, a U.S. safety agency and the company said. The explosion occurred just before 3 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST) at West Delta 105, about 12 miles (19 km) off the coast of New Orleans, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a statement. "The Echo Platform was not in production at the time of the incident. ...

Officers honored for saving life of young shooting victim in Darby Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:56

Officers honored for saving life of young shooting victim in Darby TownshipTwo police officers were honored Thursday in Sharon Hill for saving the life of a little boy who accidentally shot himself.


Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:48

Ana Patino, right, of Phoenix, kisses the hand of her daughter, Natalie Cruz, 5, as Ana's husband and the girl's father, Rafael Cruz, left, sits with Camila Cruz, during a watch party for President Obama's speech on immigration at the Puente offices in Phoenix on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republic, David Wallace)Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.


AccuWeather: Frigid Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:48

 Sunny, Windy and Cold TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking another blast of cold air, followed by a milder weekend.


Recall Roulette: Pulled items still being sold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:43

 Pulled items still being soldThe recall system is broken - an average of 400 product recalls are announced every year yet word of those recalls often never gets to consumers.


Police: Would-be robber shot at Rite Aid in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:36

 Would-be robber shot at Rite Aid in West Oak LanePolice say a would-be robber was shot multiple times by an armed security guard at a Rite Aid pharmacy in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.