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Officials deny report that U.S. preparing to release Israeli spy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 06:20

Israelis hold placards, some depicting former U.S. Secretaries of State, during a protest calling for the release of Pollard from a U.S. prison, outside U.S. Secretary of State Kerry's hotel in JerusalemU.S. officials on Friday denied a Wall Street Journal report that the Obama administration was considering early release for Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel. The Justice Department said Pollard must serve his full 30-year sentence. One U.S. official rejected the notion that Pollard's release would have anything to do with trying to smooth tense relations with Israel over President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fiercely opposes.


Police: Movie theater shooter bought handgun legally at pawn shop in Alabama in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 06:17
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Police: Movie theater shooter bought handgun legally at pawn shop in Alabama in 2014.

Woman's ashes found in Pennsylvania cemetery's storage shed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 06:16
CHARLEROI, Pa. (AP) — A New Mexico woman has been laid to rest after her cremated remains were found in an unlocked shed containing lawnmowers at a western Pennsylvania cemetery.

Police ID officer wounded in shootout with murder suspect in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 06:13

Police ID officer wounded in shootout with murder suspect in Northeast PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police have identified the officer wounded in a shootout that killed a murder suspect earlier this week in Northeast Philadelphia.


Ex-Los Angeles police detective charged in 'Snowbird Bandit' robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 06:04
Randolph Bruce Adair, 70, was taken into custody this week in connection with five bank robberies in Orange County between March and July attributed to the so-called Snowbird Bandit. No motive for the crime is spelled out in the complaint, but in an attached affidavit an FBI agent referred to Adair as a "heavy gambler" on a fixed income and noted that some $1,100 in betting receipts from the Del Mar Racetrack were found in his car.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:59

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hackingFiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. after two hackers were able to take control of a Jeep over the Internet.


U.S. judge in lawsuit against Jay Z over logo won't recuse himself

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:51

Jay-Z performs on stage during the Global Citizen Festival concert in Central Park in New YorkBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday refused to recuse himself from a $7 million copyright lawsuit against Jay Z over his Roc-A-Fella Records logo, after the plaintiff said the judge appeared to be biased toward the rap star and music entrepreneur. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis in Manhattan said there was no evidence that he showed "deep-seated favoritism or antagonism" in handling the lawsuit by Bronx clothing designer Dwayne Walker, or that his impartiality might reasonably be questioned. In his July 2012 lawsuit Walker claimed that he created artwork in 1995 depicting a vinyl record that became the basis for Jay Z's Roc-A-Fella logo, which includes a superimposed "R." He is seeking damages for alleged copyright infringement from Jay Z, whose given name is Shawn Carter, and other defendants including Roc-A-Fella and its parent Universal Music Group Inc, a unit of France's Vivendi SA. In seeking Ellis' recusal, Walker had accused the judge of issuing inconsistent rulings favoring Jay Z, and basing one order on a private call with defense lawyers.


After U.S. shooting, high cost of more security vexes movie theaters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:50
The Metropolitan Opera in New York searches the bags and purses of patrons each night, and air travel involves long lines and security checks. Cost, staffing and the turn-off factor to what is supposed to be a fun night out will likely deter movie theater chains from adopting airport-style security, especially at a time when attendance is dropping thanks to the lure of online streaming, YouTube and video on demand. "Owners do not want the experience at their theater to be a negative one, and going through a metal detector and having their bags checked would become a big inconvenience," said Tom DeLuca, president of New York-based Global Security Services, which has provided armed security personnel to some of the biggest movie chains for 15 years.

Rocker Vince Neil drops lawsuit over social media passwords

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:48

FILE - In this March 20, 2012 file photo, Vince Neil speaks at a Motley Crue and Kiss tour news conference in Los Angeles. A lawyer for the Motley Crue frontman Neil says the rocker got back his social media passwords after suing a consultant he hired and accusing her of posting online without his consent. Attorney James Kohl confirmed Friday, July 24, 2015, that Kristy Sinsara handed over the passwords and the case was dismissed in early June. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil got back his social media passwords after suing a consultant he hired to manage the accounts and accusing her of posting online without his consent, a lawyer for the rocker said Friday.


Prosecutors charge retired LAPD detective with bank robbery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:47

This undated photo provided by the Orange County Sherriff's Dept. shows a photo of Randolph Adair, 70. Authorities say Adair a retired Los Angeles Police Department detective is the so-called "Snowbird Bandit" who's responsible for a string of Orange County bank robberies. Adair was arrested Wednesday, July 23, in Rancho Santa Margarita in connection with five robberies this year. (Orange County Sherriff's Dept. via AP)RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a retired Los Angeles police detective with bank robbery after members of his family called authorities with information about a series of holdups linked to a thief dubbed the Snowbird Bandit.


Fisherman catches small shark in Ocean City

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:45

Fisherman catches small shark in Ocean CityIt was quite a commotion on an Ocean City beach on Friday after a fisherman caught a small shark.


Overturned rig spills load of lumber on NJ Turnpike in Burlington Co.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:43

Overturned rig spills load of lumber on NJ Turnpike in Burlington Co.An overturned tractor trailer caused major delays Friday morning along the New Jersey Turnpike in Burlington County.


Autopsy: Woman dead in Texas jail used bag tied in slipknot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:42

File - In this July 22, 2015 photo, the Waller County jail cell where Sandra Bland was found dead is seen, in Hempstead, Texas. When Bland died last week she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates who killed themselves in custody, with one dubious distinction. Bland was the only black woman to commit suicide in a Texas jail in the last five years, state records show. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A black woman found dead in a Southeast Texas jail three days after a traffic-stop confrontation with a white officer hanged herself using a clear plastic bag tied into a slipknot, according to an autopsy report released Friday.


Abandoned cable led to mystery Rhode Island beach blast -officials

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:41
An explosion that injured a woman at a Rhode Island beach earlier this month was a likely the result of a build up of hydrogen gas from a forgotten power cable buried beneath the sand, state officials said on Friday. The copper cable had originally been laid by the U.S. Coast Guard to power equipment, but had long since been abandoned, officials said, adding that there appeared to be no further danger to summer sunbathers. "I would take my kids there," said Arthur Spivack, an oceanographer at the University Rhode Island, who helped conduct the review.

The Latest: Authorities release details on Bland's autopsy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:37

In this undated photo provided by the Bland family, Sandra Bland poses for a photo. The family of Bland, who was found dead in her Texas jail cell, assert that she would not have taken her own life, but authorities are pointing to mounting evidence that they say shows she hanged herself. (Courtesy of Bland family)DALLAS (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell earlier this month (all times local):


Man charged in death of woman from small southern Ohio county

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:36
Jason McCrary, who has been held on an unrelated charge, was indicted for murder in the death of Timberly Claytor, Ross County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Schmidt said. Schmidt told a news conference that investigators have found no evidence linking McCrary to the other women, but authorities have not completely ruled out the possibility. Four women, including Claytor, have died under suspicious circumstances and two others disappeared from the Chillicothe, Ohio, area.

Family hopeful remains found in NC lake are missing man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:36
LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a man whose remains were believed to have been discovered in a North Carolina lake after he disappeared 43 years ago said her prayers have been answered.

4 families displaced in Lindenwold fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:24

4 families displaced in Lindenwold fireFlames ravaged multiple homes in Lindenwold, New Jersey leaving four families displaced.


U.S. says Israeli spy Pollard should serve his full sentence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it continues to maintain that Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard should serve his full 30-year sentence.

Man pleads in murders of 5, including 2 kids

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 05:23
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man has unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the samurai sword stabbing and bludgeoning deaths of a woman, her two children, her boyfriend and a NASA scientist, prosecutors said Friday.