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Justin Bieber pleads guilty in deal in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:07

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. The two people told The Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)MIAMI (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber's guilty plea to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest puts an end to a legal saga that began seven months ago inside a rented Lamborghini at what police called an illegal drag race. The judge who accepted Bieber's plea Wednesday said it's time for the 20-year-old singer to stop his misbehavior — especially for his millions of young fans.


Thunderstorms spark more fires in U.S. Northwest, causing a death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:55
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND (Reuters) - Severe thunderstorms that rolled through the Pacific Northwest overnight sparked dozens of new wildfires in parched forests in Washington and Oregon, while heavy rain led to flooding and the drowning death of one person, officials said Wednesday. In much of Oregon, the air was so dry that the Tuesday night rainfall evaporated before hitting the ground, allowing lightning and winds to start and fuel fires, said Jean Nelson-Dean, spokeswoman for the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. Lightning struck Oregon more than 7,000 times in 24 hours, starting scores of mostly small new blazes, according to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber issued a state conflagration emergency for the area, a move one step below a state of emergency, freeing state resources to battle the blaze.

Metro buys City Paper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:54

Metro buys City PaperMetro US, the owner of Metro Philadelphia, has acquired the Philadelphia City Paper.


New York suburbs hit by flash floods after record rainfall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:54

A resident watches as emergency personnel drive their truck through a flooded intersection in Islip, New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a foot of rain hit parts of New York's Long Island on Wednesday, enough to set a preliminary state record, triggering flash floods and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour. A total of 13.26 inches (33 cm) of precipitation was measured at MacArthur Airport in Islip. Heavy rainfall coupled with the morning commute is a problem." The stormy weather contributed to at least one fatality, when a tractor-trailer and a Jeep collided on the Long Island Expressway, killing the Jeep's driver at about 5 a.m. during heavy rains, the Suffolk County highway patrol said in a statement. Parts of major commuter routes including the Long Island Expressway, the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway, the Sunrise Highway and other roadways were closed due to flooding, police said.


Witnesses: Man on bench killed by truck at West Chester grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:49

 Man on bench killed by truck at West Chester grocery storeWitnesses tell Action News that a man, sitting on a bench, was killed by a pickup truck in a crash at a West Chester grocery store.


Texas 16-year-old boy held in parents' deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:40
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of killing his parents in their suburban Dallas home is being held in juvenile custody.

U.S. appeals court declines to block Virginia gay marriage ruling

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:40
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday declined to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, meaning gay people in the state will be able to get married unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond struck down the state ban in July. The state's Democratic attorney general, Mark Herring, who backs gay marriage, and opponents of same-sex marriage had asked the court to stay its ruling while the Supreme Court considered the case. Herring's office said in a statement that gay marriages could commence as early as next Wednesday, when the ruling takes effect.

Teen lives undetected at Texas Wal-Mart for 2 days

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:32
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a teenager lived undetected at a 24-hour Wal-Mart in Texas for a couple of days after running away from his aunt's home.

Lawsuit: DEA informant killed Albuquerque man

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:29
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of gunning down another man in Albuquerque's South Valley last year was an active U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration informer who was improperly supervised, a new lawsuit alleges.

Philly carjack suspect seeks forgiveness; 4 dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:26

A police officer walks past the wreckage of a carjacked vehicle that police say hit a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia on Friday, July 25, 2014, killing two children and critically injuring three other people. One of the children was pronounced dead at the scene and another at a hospital, Homicide Capt. James Clark said. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Alejandro A. Alvarez) MANDATORY CREDIT; THE EVENING BULLETIN OUT, TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESMinutes after learning a mother had also died from a Philadelphia carjacking crash that killed three of her children, a teen suspect blurted out a lament during a brief court hearing Wednesday.


Miami man pleads guilty to smashing Ai Weiwei museum vase

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:25

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's "Colored Vases" are shown at the Perez Art Museum MiamiBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to destroying a $10,000 vase by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei in February, agreeing to make an apology and pay restitution for the cost of the artwork, according to court documents. Dominican-born Maximo Caminero, a local artist, also agreed to 100 hours of community service teaching art classes, according to the plea deal with the state attorney's office. Caminero, who was 51 at the time of the crime, was charged with criminal mischief after picking up one of 16 brightly painted vases at the Perez Art Museum Miami and throwing it to the ground when confronted by security, according to a police report. He told police he broke the vase to protest that the museum "only displayed international artists," according to the police report.


Father of slain girl: 'I've already forgiven him'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:18

Gabriel Gaeta, right, stands next to his lawyer at a hearing in Kitsap County Superior Court, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Port Orchard, Wash. A judge found probable cause to detain the 17-year-old boy as an adult for the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The father of a slain 6-year-old Washington girl says he forgives the 17-year-old neighbor suspected of killing her, and he is leaning on his religion following her death.


Man accused of dismembering 5 dogs at Nevada motel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:08
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 24-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering several dogs and keeping their heads in small refrigerator in a Nevada motel room.

Pedestrian killed in crash at West Chester grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:02

 Man on bench killed by truck at West Chester grocery storeA pedestrian was killed at a West Chester grocery store after being hit by a pickup truck. The vehicle also slammed into the building.


U.N. experts grill U.S. on racial discrimination

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:01
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations experts grilled U.S. officials on Wednesday about what they said was persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities in jobs, housing, education and the criminal justice system. "Stand Your Ground" laws, a controversial self-defense law in some 22 U.S. states, use of force by police against migrants, and FBI racial profiling were also raised by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). High levels of gun violence in the United States have a disparate impact on minorities, Noureddine Amir, committee vice chairman, told the talks. African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 50 percent of homicide victims, he said.

More middle-aged U.S. women having babies outside marriage: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:01
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - More single U.S. women over the age of 35 are having children, even as the overall birth rates for unmarried women in the United States have dropped, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. There were 1.6 million births to unmarried women in 2013, the lowest since 2005, when there were 1.5 million, the data showed. Running counter to the trend were middle-aged and older women having children outside of marriage. The birth rate for unmarried women between the ages of 40 to 44 increased 29 percent from 2007 to 2012 and 7 percent during that time for those aged 35 to 39, the CDC said.

Pickup truck strikes grocery store and pedestrian in West Chester

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:48

Pickup truck strikes grocery store and pedestrian in West ChesterA pickup truck struck both a grocery store and a pedestrian in West Chester, Pa. on Wednesday afternoon.


State lawsuit claims "As Seen on TV" company scammed customers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:43

State lawsuit claims "As Seen on TV" company scammed customersNew Jersey officials say a Fairfield-based firm used high-pressure sales tactics to sell to customers and then made it difficult for them to get refunds.


Toe dispute prompts arrest of beauty contestant

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:36
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a 22-year-old beauty pageant contestant has been arrested in California after being caught on video walking comfortably in high heels while collecting workers' compensation benefits after saying she had a broken toe.

M235i revives classic BMW memories

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:36

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, the BMW M235i is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The M235i, which is the top of BMW’s new 2-Series model line, is being compared by some to BMW’s revered 2002tii from the 1970s. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)The 2014 BMW M235i is the best temptation yet for American car buyers to get back into sporty, two-door coupes.