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The Latest: Patient in Dallas County gets Zika through sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:43

 Patient in Dallas County gets Zika through sexThe Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Health officials say a patient in Dallas County, Texas, has acquired the Zika virus through sex. Dallas County Health and Human ...


Prosecutor: Virginia girl stabbed to death day she vanished

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:41

 Virginia girl stabbed to death day she vanishedSeventh-grader Nicole Madison Lovell was stabbed to death the same day she climbed out her bedroom window, authorities said Tuesday.


State manager for Detroit schools leaving job months early

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:26

This Sept. 21, 2012 file photo shows Saginaw City Manager Darnell Earley at a news conference in Saginaw, Mich. Earley, the state-appointed emergency manager for Detroit's troubled school district, is leaving the job about 4½ months early, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Saginaw News, Jeff Schrier, File) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Criticized on two fronts for his role in Flint's lead-tainted water crisis and his handling of teacher sick-outs and building conditions in Detroit's troubled public schools, Darnell Earley has decided to step down from his job as the state-appointed emergency manager for Michigan's largest school district before the end of his 18-month term.


Top U.S. generals: Women should have to register for draft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:18

U.S. Army convoys are given the thumbs up from a fellow soldier after crossing into Kuwait during the last convoy out of IraqThe top U.S. Marine Corps and Army generals said on Tuesday that women should be required to register for the military draft, along with men, as the armed forces move toward integrating them fully into combat positions. "I think that all eligible and qualified men and women should register for the draft," General Robert Neller, the commandant of the Marine Corps, told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on women in combat. General Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, also backed registration for women, although two other witnesses, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy, said only that there should be a discussion of legislation requiring women to register for the Selective Service.


Judge delays decision on new child-sex trial for priest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:08
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge heard evidence that prosecutors may have wrongly withheld evidence against a Pennsylvania priest convicted of sexually abusing children in Honduras but didn't immediately decide whether he deserves a new trial.

Pa. Lottery: 2 local tickets hit big

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:08

 2 local tickets hit bigTwo local, and lucky, Pennsylvania lottery ticket holders have some big dreaming to do.


Ohio city offers compromise so officer can keep K-9 partner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:02
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say they have offered a compromise to a recently retired police officer who wants to keep his K-9 partner.

Son of indicted U.S. congressman gets five years prison for fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:01
The son of U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in federal prison for defrauding banks to obtain business loans he used for personal expenses, including paying gambling debts and buying jewelry. Chaka Fattah Jr., 33, was convicted in November of all but one of the 23 counts he faced. The elder Fattah has denied the charges and claimed the prosecution of his son was politically motivated.

Lawyer wants manslaughter case put on hold in teen's suicide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:00

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, Michelle Carter listens to her defense attorney argue for an involuntary manslaughter charge against her to be dismissed at Juvenile Court in New Bedford, Mass. Carter, of Plainville, Mass., is charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly pressuring Conrad Roy III, of Fairhaven, Mass., to commit suicide on July 13, 2014. Carter's lawyer asked a judge in Taunton, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, to put the case on hold until the state's highest court decides her appeal. The Supreme Judicial Court is expected to hear Carter's appeal in May. (Peter Pereira/The New Bedford Standard Times via AP, Pool, File)TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts teen charged with manslaughter for allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself asked a judge Tuesday to put the case on hold until the state's highest court decides her appeal.


The Latest: Judge delays trial of man who escaped from jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:00

Hossein Nayeri appears on a television monitor during his video rearraignment at the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, by way of a closed circuit television feed at the jail. The inmates Bac Duong, Nayeri, and Jonathan Tieu, escaped on Jan. 22 from Central Men's Jail in Orange County. Duong turned himself in Friday and the other two were arrested in San Francisco on Saturday. (Joshua Sudock/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDITSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on three inmates who were recaptured after escaping from a California jail (all times local):


Ohio judge mulls 'Zombie Nativity' man's Ohio zoning case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:00
CINCINNATI (AP) — It's still alive.

Small quake shakes up sleepy Down East Maine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:59
EASTPORT, Maine (AP) — A small earthquake served as a wakeup call Tuesday for sleeping residents in Eastport, Maine, the easternmost city in the U.S.

DC bill would pay people stipends not to commit crimes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — They say crime doesn't pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders.

Stocks in steep declines as oil, banks weigh on market

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:35

FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. Falling oil prices continued to weigh on global stock markets Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, a day after a 6-percent plunge that was sparked by concerns over the global economic recovery following weak Chinese and U.S. data. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Falling oil prices continued to weigh on U.S. and global stock markets as investors remained deeply concerned about the global economy following this week's disappointing Chinese and U.S. manufacturing data. Google's parent company, Alphabet, overtook Apple as the world's most valuable publicly traded company.


Congressman's son gets 5 years for federal tax, bank fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:33

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, Chaka Fattah Jr. stands outside the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. Fattah Jr., son of a veteran Philadelphia congressman, was sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, to five years in federal prison on bank and tax fraud convictions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The son of a veteran Philadelphia congressman was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison on bank and tax fraud convictions.


Brussels proposals to keep Britain in the EU under scrutiny

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:27

FILE - In this June 26, 2015 file photo, European Council President Donald Tusk, left, speaks with British Prime Minister David Cameron during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels. European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016 unveiled proposals that he hopes will keep Britain in the 28-nation European Union. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)LONDON (AP) — A pivotal "in or out" referendum on Britain's future in the European Union moved one step closer Tuesday as British and European leaders presented new draft proposals aimed at keeping the 28-nation EU intact.


The Latest: Prosecutor: Slain Virginia girl died of stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:23

This undated photo provided by Tammy Weeks shows her daughter, Nicole Lovell, posing when she was 10 in Blacksburg, Va. The 13-year-old girl was found dead just across the state line in Surry County, N.C., and two Virginia Tech students are charged in the case. (Tammy Weeks via AP)BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a 13-year-old Virginia girl and the two college students charged (all times local):


Georgia set to execute former Navy sailor later this month

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:23
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Navy crewman convicted of killing a fellow sailor in Georgia is scheduled to be executed later this month, state corrections officials said Tuesday.

US to rework arms control rule on exporting hacker tools

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:19

FILE - In this April 22, 2015 file photo, a presentation is made in the Symantec booth during the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The U.S. government is rewriting a proposal under arms control rules from 20 years ago to make it simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software since they’re are also used to secure computer networks. The White House said it supports making cyber intrusion tools available overseas for legitimate cybersecurity activities, according to a letter made public Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is rewriting a proposal under arms control rules from 20 years ago to make it simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software since they are also used to secure computer networks.


Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey producers toast more strong sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:18
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Producers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey are toasting another year of strong sales and revenue growth, led by consumers increasingly ordering high-priced, super-premium brands.