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Sentencing delayed after man's plea in 2013 FAMU hazing case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:54
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M University band member awaiting punishment more than two years after playing a role in a drum major's hazing death has had his sentencing pushed back a month.

Detroit's county in financial emergency, state review team says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:54

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder gives an interview on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeMichigan Governor Rick Snyder has 10 days to officially declare a financial emergency. Wayne County Executive Warren Evans requested the review last month, asking the state for a fiscal emergency declaration and a consent agreement to fix problems. The review team, appointed on July 2, said the county's out-of-balance budgets over the last four years and an estimated $1.3 billion unfunded healthcare liability led to its conclusion that a financial emergency exists.

Lawsuit: Poor hospital care left veteran in vegetative state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:49
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A veteran's wife filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government, saying negligent treatment at a Jacksonville naval hospital left her husband in a vegetative state.

PHOTOS: Dozens arrested in Kensington drug sweep, suspects ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:47

 Dozens arrested in Kensington drug sweep, suspects ID'dPhiladelphia police say 68 people were arrested in a major drug sweep last week in the Kensington section.

Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:45

President Barack Obama addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Obama says the people criticizing the Iran nuclear deal are the same people who rushed into war with Iraq. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brushing off his "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same people who rushed the U.S. into an ill-fated war in Iraq. As he sought support for the deal from U.S. veterans, he said the deal's foes were merely popping off soundbites that accomplish nothing.

FACT CHECK: Trump shortchanges McCain's record on veterans

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:43

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens as Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham speaks defending McCain's military record during a town hall meeting at the 3 West Club to launch Graham's “No Nukes for Iran” tour Monday, July 20, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)WASHINGTON (AP) — After stirring up a furor with his dismissive remarks about John McCain's Vietnam war experience, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went after the Arizona senator's record on veterans' issues, accusing McCain, a former Navy pilot, of abandoning those who served their country in uniform.

Marine slain in Chattanooga rampage to be memorialized in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:42
Thousands of mourners are expected on Tuesday night at a memorial service for Marine Lance Cpl. Fresh out of boot camp, Wells was remembered as a marching band nerd, who had recently returned from a trip to Disney World in Florida with his mother Cathy Wells, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta. Wells' memorial service will be held at the football stadium at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Ga., just north of Atlanta, where he graduated in 2012 and was active in the ROTC.

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay area

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 01:02
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday and spooked residents, although officials said there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. The quake struck around 2:40 a.m. local time and was centered just outside of Fremont, some 30 miles southeast of San Francisco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The shaking caused brief delays across the Bay Area Rapid Transit train system as workers checked the tracks for damage, the system said.

Police: Passed out dad also put drugs in 2-year-old's cereal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:59

 Passed out dad also put drugs in 2-year-old's cerealAn eastern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he put prescription anti-anxiety medicine in his 2-year-old daughter's cereal bowl after first snorting the drug and passing out from it.

Texas senator to release video in jail death case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:54
A Texas lawmaker will release a trooper's dashboard camera video on Tuesday that sheds light on the arrest of a Chicago-area woman who died three days later in jail, his spokesman said. State Senator Royce West will make the video public at Prairie View A&M University, near where school employee Sandra Bland, 28, was arrested, said his spokesman, Kelvin Bass. Jailhouse video released on Monday showed a space of about 90 minutes between the last physical check-up of Bland in her cell, and when she was discovered dead, hanging by a plastic trash bag at about 9 a.m.

Bratwurst battle brewing in federal court in Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:52
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin sausage companies are battling in court over who can use the term "backyard brat."

Sources: Suspect shot, tased, bitten by dog after Delco police pursuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:51

 Suspect shot, tased, bitten by dog after Delco police pursuitA wild police chase through Delaware County ended in gunfire after the suspect allegedly tried to run down officers with his vehicle.

Video, audio detail start of Baltimore riot, police response

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:45
BALTIMORE (AP) — City surveillance video and police radio transmissions newly released by Baltimore authorities show the beginning of rioting and the police response in part of the city after Freddie Gray's funeral.

Man struck and killed by garbage truck in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:40

Man struck and killed by garbage truck in DelawarePolice say a man was struck and killed by a garbage truck in New Castle, Delaware.

Florida family indicted for alleged bilk of Ex-Im Bank

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:40
Three members of a Florida family have been indicted for an alleged multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme to defraud the Export-Import Bank of the United States and Miami lenders, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The alleged fraud resulted in nearly $2 million in losses to the U.S. government through the Ex-Im Bank, which finances and insures foreign purchases of U.S. goods, and about $8 million of losses to private lenders, the Justice Department said. Guillermo M. Sanchez, 60, his daughter Isabel C. Sanchez, 36, and son-in-law Gustavo Giral, 38, all of Cutler Bay, Florida, have been indicted on wire fraud and money laundering charges.

Divorce finalized for $1.2B Ponzi schemer Rothstein

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:39
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Scott and Kim Rothstein are now officially divorced, more than five years after their high-flying lifestyles came undone with the unraveling of his $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

Native American tribe sues New Jersey for recognition

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:36
A Native American tribe is suing New Jersey officials to demand it be recognized by the state government.

Cosby, in public and in private: A look back

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:27

FILE - In this March 6, 1992, file photo, Phylicia Rashad, as Clair Huxtable, talks on the telephone while Bill Cosby, as Dr. Cliff Huxtable, center, and other cast members of the family sitcom "The Cosby Show," gather around during taping of the final episode in New York. Cosby's portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable _ sweater-wearing obstetrician and playful, doting and wise father of five _ cemented his image as “America’s Dad.” (AP Photo/File)In the 1970s, Bill Cosby created "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids," a Saturday-morning cartoon series based loosely on his Philadelphia childhood that promoted good behavior and morality.

SEPTA to announce plan for resuming sale of pope visit passes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:20

SEPTA to announce plan for resuming sale of pope visit passesSEPTA is expected to announce its plan for resuming online sales of Regional Rail passes for the pope's visit in September.

Family of slain San Francisco woman push for immigration reform

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:14

A photo of murder victim Steinle is placed on an easel as her father prepares to testify about her murder during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on U.S. immigration enforcement policies, on Capitol Hill in WashingtonA man whose adult daughter was shot dead in San Francisco by a convicted felon who was in the country illegally urged U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday to reform immigration laws and crack down on local policies intended to protect undocumented immigrants. Jim Steinle testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington about the July 1 killing of his 32-year-old daughter, Kathryn Steinle. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a convicted felon who had been deported to Mexico five times, is charged in her murder.