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N. Carolina parents of missing teen sentenced for tax fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:06
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge administered a blistering lecture on Friday to the adoptive parents of a teenager missing from her home for years before giving them prison sentences for tax fraud, calling the girl's mother "morally bankrupt."

Man who killed California officer dies in police shootout

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:00

This undated booking photo provided by the San Jose Police Department shows Scott Dunham. Dunham, 57, fatally shot Officer Michael Johnson Tuesday, March 24, 2015, launching an hourslong manhunt for him and forcing nearby homes to be evacuated. The search ended when Dunham was found dead early Wednesday on his apartment balcony, San Jose police spokesman Albert Morales said. (AP Photo/San Jose Police Department)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the man who shot and killed a Northern California police officer checking on him after he threatened to commit suicide died when another lawman fired back.


Swiss bankers avoid prison, get probation for tax fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:58
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two former Swiss bankers avoided jail time Friday for their roles in a tax fraud scheme that helped U.S. customers hide billions of dollars in assets.

AP Exclusive: Snyder uses pardon for connected lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:47

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder gets ready for an address in Lansing, Mich. Snyder used his extraordinary legal powers in December to pardon a politically connected lawyer who had a drunken driving conviction. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder used his pardon powers to erase the drunken driving conviction of a politically connected lawyer who was appointed to a state economic board in 2011.


Judges deciding whether to uphold Amanda Knox murder conviction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:27

Judges deciding whether to uphold Amanda Knox murder convictionJudges on Italy's top criminal court are deliberating whether to overturn the murder conviction of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate.


Pretty penny: Early 1-cent coin sells for more than $1M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:58
BALTIMORE (AP) — An early trial of America's first 1-cent coin now costs quite a pretty penny — an auction host says one has sold for more than $1 million.

Buy American: Florida bill requires US-made flags

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:48
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Is it American to require someone to buy American?

Student stabbed while leaving class at Texas high school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:42
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a student was stabbed five times inside a biology classroom at his high school in Southeast Texas, and that a 15-year-old student has been charged.

Mom to murderer: You're 'going straight to hell'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:30
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, after the mother of one victim called him a "useless waste of space and air" and declared, "You are going straight to hell."

Police seek two people unaccounted for after New York explosion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:26
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people remained unaccounted for on Friday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said. The blast appeared to have been gas-related, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Private gas and plumbing work was going on in one of the buildings, and Con Edison utility inspectors on the scene an hour earlier had determined the work was not satisfactory. "We are looking into two individuals who are apparently unaccounted for," said a New York Police Department spokeswoman.

US recovers $5.5M for underpaid New Jersey gas attendants

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:22
MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. (AP) — The federal government says it has collected $5.5 million for 1,100 New Jersey gas station attendants who were denied minimum wage and overtime payments.

SEPTA bus driver punched in the face

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:17

SEPTA bus driver punched in the faceA SEPTA bus driver was hospitalized after he was punched in the face overnight.


Midday Glance: Silver companies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:16
Shares of some top silver companies are down at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.04 or 1.3 percent, to $3.07. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.10 or 1.0 percent, to $9.10. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:06

Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder chargeA Colorado woman accused of cutting the unborn baby from an expectant mother's belly will not face murder charges in the gruesome attack that revived the highly charged debate over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being.


Body of boy missing since Sunday found in septic tank

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:03

Authorities surrounded the yard of a home in the 5400 block of Highland Road with yellow police tape after the body of 5-year-old Noah Terry Thomas was found in a septic tank in Pulaski County Va. Thursday March 26, 2015. (AP Photo / The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities on Friday were investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found in a septic tank near his home.


Pennsylvania toddler shoots self in leg while adults shower

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:03
MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy found a handgun on a bed and shot himself in the leg while his mother and her boyfriend were showering.

AP PHOTOS: NYC firefighters battle huge fire after explosion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:53

Firefighters spray water on a collapsed building in New York's East Village, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in New York. An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, partially destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful blast in Manhattan's East Village sent flames soaring, launched debris into the air and caused the collapse of three five-story buildings.


Federal charge for ex-cop in confrontation with Indian man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:47
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer has been charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man who was injured during a violent confrontation in February, authorities said Friday.

Investigations begin in blaze that led to firefighter death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:33

Lauren Brown stands with other residents outside her King Towers apartment in Cincinnati on Thursday, March 26, 2015, after an early morning fire which resulted in the death of veteran Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gordon. Authorities in Cincinnati say Gordon, a 29-year veteran firefighter, died of injuries suffered during rescue efforts in the southwest Ohio apartment complex blaze. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Cameron Knight) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESCINCINNATI (AP) — Multiple investigations are probing the cause of an apartment blaze and the "heartbreaking" death of a veteran Cincinnati firefighter, the city's fire chief said Friday.


Former Alabama police officer indicted on federal charge in confrontation with Indian man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:22
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama police officer indicted on federal charge in confrontation with Indian man.