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2 sets of human remains found during search for missing boy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 02:32
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The search for a missing Florida toddler has turned up two unrelated sets of human remains, but no sign of the boy.

Detroit-area teens charged with selling iPhone boxes filled with Play-Doh

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 02:29
Three Detroit-area teenagers have been charged with selling fake new Apple iPhones to a local business that were made of Play-Doh modeling compound, police said on Tuesday. The three male teenagers, plus a fourth who has not been charged but remains under investigation, on Thursday sold a Metro PCS store owner in Auburn Hills, outside Detroit, what appeared to be brand new iPhones still in the box and sealed with factory plastic, the Auburn Hills Police Department said. When the owner opened the box, however, they were filled instead with Play-Doh bricks.

Santa Cruz, California, police confirm body found in recycle bin is missing 8-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 02:17
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Santa Cruz, California, police confirm body found in recycle bin is missing 8-year-old girl.

Transportation head resigns, focused on book career, family

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 02:12
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's transportation secretary, who moonlighted as a novelist and was criticized for going on a book tour before an impending snowstorm, resigned abruptly Tuesday, saying he wanted to focus on his family and book career.

Georgia man sentenced to 15 years for trying to help Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 02:00
Leon Nathan Davis III, 38, received the maximum sentence from a U.S. district judge in Savannah, Georgia, after pleading guilty to the charges in May, said Jim Durham, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Davis, of Augusta, Georgia, will also be placed on lifetime supervision after his release, Durham said. Davis was arrested in October 2014 at the Atlanta airport after purchasing a plane ticket to Turkey, with the intention of traveling to Syria to join the group, according to court records.

Ohio funeral home owner pleads not guilty to corpse abuse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:47
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The owner of an Ohio funeral home where several bodies intended for cremation were found in a state of decay has pleaded not guilty to corpse abuse charges.

Some victims identified in 1 of 2 Midwest plane crashes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:44
Authorities have identified some of the seven people killed when two small planes crashed separately within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota.

Owner of striking vehicle identified in Juniata Park hit-and-run; family dog missing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:39

Owner of striking vehicle identified in Juniata Park hit-and-run; family dog missingPolice have identified the owner of what they believe was the striking vehicle in a hit-and run crash that claimed the life of one person Sunday night in Juniata Park.


Nation's youngest convicted murder released from prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:36
SOUTH BAY, Fla. (AP) — The nation's youngest convicted murderer was released from a Florida prison Tuesday after serving 16 years of an 18-year sentence.

U.S. court rules lawsuit by man beaten by Ferguson police can proceed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:34
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit said that the district court in St. Louis erred in dismissing the claims of Henry Davis who was beaten by police in a jail cell following a September 2009 arrest, according to court records. The ruling comes as the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is trying to rebuild both its police force and its image one year after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

Cops: Man stabs neighbor after asking him to lower TV volume

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:31
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island man stabbed a neighbor after asking him to turn down the volume on his TV.

Prison employee who aided New York escapees pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:19

Joyce Mitchell is escorted out of the court house after pleading guilty at Clinton County Court, in Plattsburgh, New YorkA female prison employee pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor charge in a deal with prosecutors on Tuesday in connection with helping two convicted murderers in their daring June escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Joyce Mitchell, 51, faces up to seven years in prison for her role in the breakout by inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6. "She realizes that she made a horrible mistake," her attorney Stephen Johnston told reporters.


Police pursuit ends in crash in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:11

Police pursuit ends in crash in Port RichmondA police chase ended in a crash on Tuesday in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


1 count thrown out, 2 upheld in Katrina burned body case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:09
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to grant a new trial to a former New Orleans police officer convicted for burning the body of a man shot to death by another officer after Hurricane Katrina.

'I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:05
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American."

Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:03

Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself."


From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:57

In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 photo, visitors arrive for the grand opening of Gibson Santa Monica, a new luxury apartment complex in downtown Santa Monica, Calif. Residential rents, the biggest driver of inflation in 2015, climbed 3.5 percent in June from a year earlier, the fifth straight month with an annual gain of that size. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.


Berks County man accused of arranging robbery on Facebook

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:57

Berks County man accused of arranging robbery on FacebookA Reading, Berks County man is under arrest after allegedly robbing another man he talked to on Facebook.


Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:45

This undated photo provided by the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office shows Capt. Edgar Daniel Johnson, with the Georgia Department of Corrections. According to investigators, Johnson, a high-ranking corrections officer at the southeast Georgia women’s prison, used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him. (Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators.


Woman critically injured in colllision involving tractor-trailer in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:39

Woman critically injured in colllision involving tractor-trailer in DelawareNew information from Delaware State Police indicates a woman has survived a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a sedan in New Castle, Delaware.