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Teen who mocked police gets 6 months for race that killed 5

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:27

Sandra Lonnborg, center, speaks to the media outside the Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola, N.Y., on Friday, May 20, 2016. Lonnborg's daughter, Carly, was among five teenagers killed in a May 2014 car crash involving drag racing. She spoke after the sentencing of Cory Gloe, one of the drivers involved in the drag race. John Lonnborg, Carly's father, far right, and Carly Lonnborg's grandmother, Roseanna McGlone, center left, listen. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A driver who participated in a 2014 street race that killed five other teens was sentenced Friday to six months in jail and probation, despite revelations from prosecutors that he had posted an epithet to police the day he pleaded guilty and that he was arrested again while awaiting sentencing.


Children's minister among 32 arrested in trafficking sting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:14
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a children's minister is among 32 people facing charges after a prostitution and human-trafficking sting in Knoxville.

Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle asks appeals court to cut sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:14
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle says his client's more than 15-year prison sentence isn't justified, arguing that the sentencing judge mistakenly believed he was involved in producing child pornography.

4 teenagers charged in fatal Camden shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:10

4 teenagers charged in fatal Camden shootingAuthorities say they have charged four teens, including a 16-year-old with murder in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in Camden.


The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 03:08
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending May 19, 2016:

Person struck, killed by SEPTA train in Fern Rock

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:59

Person struck, killed by SEPTA train in Fern RockPhiladelphia Police are on the scene after a person was struck and killed by a SEPTA train in the Fern Rock section.


Chicago airport staffing to increase after long security lines

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:58

Passengers make their way through a terminal at O'Hare International Airport in ChicagoThe U.S. government is accelerating plans to add security staff and bomb-sniffing dogs at Chicago's two major airports after a "breakdown" earlier this week frustrated travelers and caused some to miss flights, a senior transportation official said. "Earlier this week we had a breakdown here in Chicago," Peter Neffenger, U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administrator, told a news conference on Friday. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest U.S. airport, with 77 million people traveling through it in 2015, according to trade group the Airports Council International.


Another Detroit principal pleads guilty in kickback case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:51
DETROIT (AP) — Another former Detroit Public Schools principal has pleaded guilty in a bribery and kickback scheme involving a long-time district supply vendor.

New Hampshire a big step closer to getting $236M from Exxon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:44
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is a big step closer to getting a $236 million judgment after the U.S. Supreme Court said this week it wouldn't hear Exxon Mobil's appeal regarding its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state.

Court grants additional time on life support for toddler

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:32
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Friday granted a Northern California woman's request to keep her toddler who has been declared brain dead on life support past the end of the day.

Police say 7-year-old brought loaded gun to school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:26
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — If you see a gun in school, tell a teacher. That's what happened at an elementary in Tennessee, and no one was hurt after police say a 7-year-old boy carried a loaded gun in his backpack.

Ohio jury recommends death penalty for man who killed three women

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:26

East Cleveland Police Department booking photo of Michael MadisonAn Ohio jury on Friday unanimously recommended the death penalty for a man convicted of murdering three women in 2012 and 2013 and keeping their bodies wrapped in plastic bags as trophies. Michael Madison, 38, showed little emotion as he was handcuffed after Cuyahoga County Judge Nancy McDonnell read the jury's decision in court. Angela Deskins, 38, and Shirellda Terry, 18, were thankful he will never kill again.


Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry dies at 52

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:22

Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry dies at 52Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry has died at the age of 52.


Howard High School of Technology mourns loss of another student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:13

Howard High School of Technology mourns loss of another studentA 15-year-old boy was shot and killed on Thursday afternoon.


Person of interest in cop car ramming sought in Ridley park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:07

Person of interest in cop car ramming sought in Ridley parkPolice are searching Ridley Creek State Park for a person of interest after a cop car was rammed.


Police: Caregiver struck disabled man with closed fist

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:02

 Caregiver struck disabled man with closed fistPolice say a developmentally disabled man was assaulted by his caregiver in West Goshen Twp., Pa.


Police: Caregiver struck disabled man with closed fist

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:02

 Caregiver struck disabled man with closed fistPolice say a developmentally disabled man was assaulted by his caregiver in West Goshen Twp., Pa.


Police: Caregiver struck disabled man with closed fist

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:02

 Caregiver struck disabled man with closed fistPolice say a developmentally disabled man was assaulted by his caregiver in West Goshen Twp., Pa.


Court grants additional time on life support for toddler

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 02:01
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Friday granted a Northern California woman's request to keep her toddler who has been declared brain dead on life support past the end of the day.

Judge delays decision on beheading suspect's plea request

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 01:57

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, Alton Nolen is led from the courtroom following his preliminary hearing in Norman, Okla. Nolen, accused of beheading a co-worker and attacking another person at a food processing plant is due in court, Friday, May 20, 2016 to enter his plea on a first-degree murder charge. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Friday put off deciding whether to accept a man's request to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker, as a death sentence would still be possible.