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2 arrested in plot to fly contraband into prison with drone

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:32

This photo shows a Yuneec Typhoon drone and controller Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Jessup, Md. Maryland State Police and prison officials say two men planned to use the drone to smuggle drugs, tobacco and pornography videos into the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland, Md. Police arrested the men with the drone, the materials and a handgun in a vehicle Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Police arrested two men with a drone near a Maryland state prison as the men prepared to fly drugs, tobacco and pornography into the maximum-security institution, state police and prison officials said Monday.


Group turns over donor list from gay marriage fight in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:31
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The president of a hedge fund contributed $1.25 million to the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to defeat Maine's gay marriage law in 2009, providing more than half of national anti-gay marriage group's donations during the campaign, according to a campaign disclosure report.

Islamic State claims to kill 30 for sodomy, UN meeting told

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:25
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 people for sodomy, the head of an international gay rights organization said Monday at the first-ever U.N. Security Council meeting spotlighting violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

Prosecutor: NJ man sent nude pic to Rosie O'Donnell's daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:24

 NJ man sent nude pic to Rosie O'Donnell's daughterThe owner of a home where comedian Rosie O'Donnell's teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl a nude photo, according to a criminal complaint released Monday.


Judge delays release of juror names in Boston bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:10
A U.S. judge on Monday rebuffed a request to release the names of the jurors who convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of the Boston Marathon bombing and sentenced him to death, saying it would be premature to do so while he is seeking a new trial. Defense lawyers last week said in a filing in U.S. District Court in Boston that blanket media coverage of the 2013 bombing and its aftermath influenced the jury and requested that a new trial be held outside of Boston. U.S. District Judge George O'Toole wrote that media attempts to interview the jurors, which likely would follow the release of their names, could interfere with attempts to determine whether the trial was fair.

Zip line regulations scrutinized after 4 summer deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:32
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As 12-year-old Bonnie Sanders Burney soared over a 40-foot ravine at her sleep-away camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the tether attaching her to a dual zip line snapped — plunging her to her death.

Bus crashes into NYC building, shears off part of it; 9 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:31
NEW YORK (AP) — A casino bus crashed into a three-story brick building Monday, sheering off a large part of the structure and injuring at least nine people, authorities said.

Murder suspect charged with 2 separate killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:28

Murder suspect charged with 2 separate killingsPhiladelphia police say they've arrested the man behind two murders nearly three months apart.


Prosecutor: Man sent nude pic to Rosie O'Donnell's daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:15

This photo provided by Ocean County Prosecutor's Office shows Steven Sheerer. Sheerer, the owner of the home where Rosie O’Donnell’s missing teen daughter was found earlier this week has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate online communications with the 17-year-old girl, authorities announced Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. He faces charges of child endangerment and distribution of obscenity to a minor. (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office via AP)TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a home where comedian Rosie O'Donnell's teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl a nude photo, according to a criminal complaint released Monday.


The Latest: Crews fight fire near Montana highway

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:05

Firefighter Dallas Barron pokes his firefighting tool into the charred ground as he searches for hotspots left from a wildfire Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Chelan, Wash. Firefighters across the West saw little relief over the weekend as wildfires raged in the drought-stricken region, but for those in Washington, other states will soon provide additional resources. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)OKANOGAN, Wash. (AP) — The latest on wildfires in the West (all times local):


AccuWeather: Isolated T'Storm This Evening

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:04

 Isolated T'Storm This EveningMeteorologist Adam Joseph says expect a beautiful week with sunny skies and comfortable temperatures.


Dow closes more than 580 points down after earlier 1,000 point plunge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:04

Dow closes 588 points down after earlier 1,000 point plungeU.S. investors got a serious jolt Monday when the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,000 points minutes after the market opened.


Son of Oklahoma labor commissioner held in father's fatal stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:02
The son of Oklahoma's state labor commissioner is being held on suspicion of fatally stabbing his father at a fast-food restaurant in Oklahoma City, police said on Monday. Commissioner Mark Costello, a father of five, was seen stumbling out of a restaurant in the northwest part of the city on Sunday and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. Christian Costello, 26, has been arrested in connection with his father's death, Oklahoma City police captain Paco Balderrama said.

Dow closes 586 points down after earlier 1,000 point plunge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:02

Dow closes 588 points down after earlier 1,000 point plungeU.S. investors got a serious jolt Monday when the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,000 points minutes after the market opened.


Dow closes 584 points down after earlier 1,000 point plunge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:00

Dow closes 588 points down after earlier 1,000 point plungeU.S. investors got a serious jolt Monday when the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,000 points minutes after the market opened.


Inmates work to create chair for pope's Philly prison visit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:59

Inmates Rameen Perrin, left, and Evan Davis working a chair carved out of walnut for Pope Francis to use during his planned visit to the prison next month, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia. Francis plans to meet on Sept. 27 with about 100 inmates and some of their relatives during a two-day trip to the city. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis will have a nice place to sit when he meets with Philadelphia prisoners next month.


NRA sues over Seattle's adoption of 'gun violence tax'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:57
SEATTLE (AP) — Three gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, sued the city of Seattle on Monday over its adoption of a so-called "gun violence tax," a tax on firearms and ammunition designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence.

The Latest on Oklahoma stabbing: Fallin to name replacement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:45

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello speaks during a news conference at the state fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Authorities say Costello has died after a stabbing at an Oklahoma City restaurant on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The latest on the fatal stabbing of Oklahoma's labor commissioner (all times local):


North and South Korea Agree to End Standoff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:42
The biggest crisis in five years has been averted ... for now.

FTC has power to police cyber security: appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:40

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawA U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cyber security, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information. The 3-0 decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia on Monday upheld an April 2014 lower court ruling allowing the case to go forward. The FTC wants to hold Wyndham accountable for three breaches in 2008 and 2009 in which hackers broke into its computer system and stole credit card and other details from more than 619,000 consumers, leading to over $10.6 million in fraudulent charges.