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Swastikas painted on kosher shop in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:11

Swastikas painted on kosher shop in Northeast PhiladelphiaThe owner of a kosher meat shop in Northeast Philadelphia arrived Thursday morning to find symbols of hate painted all over the windows.


Illinois sheriff admits misconduct in cyber stalking case, resigns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:09
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A western Illinois county sheriff pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempted official misconduct and agreed to resign for attempting to cyber stalk an undocumented immigrant woman, officials said on Thursday. Rock Island County Sheriff Jeffrey Boyd, 48, resigned as part of his plea agreement and withdrew his re-election candidacy in the November election, according to a statement from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Kids accidentally drink bleach mix at day care

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:08
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than two dozen children and two adults accidentally drank a mixture of bleach and water at a day care center Thursday and were briefly hospitalized.

Safe containing $20K in jewelry stolen from Center City home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:06

Safe containing $20K in jewelry stolen from Center City homePhiladelphia Police are searching for a trio of suspects who stole a safe containing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a home in Center City.


Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:03
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard.

Captured fugitive returns to NC after 1973 escape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:54
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A fugitive captured in Iowa after decades on the run is returning to North Carolina, where he escaped from prison in 1973.

Day care accidentally serves bleach to children

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:54

Day care accidentally serves bleach to childrenOfficials say about 25 children at a New Jersey day care center are being evaluated after they were accidentally given a mixture of bleach and water to drink.


Woman released in 1976 Reno murder case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:49

Cathy Woods, right, who has been imprisoned for more than 30 years, smiles with her lawyers in Washoe District court in Reno, Nev. on Sept. 8, 2014, where she was granted a new trial based on recently evaluated DNA evidence that her lawyer said ties an Oregon prison inmate to the 1976 slaying of a Reno student and two killings in California. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Andy Barron) NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUTA 64-year-old woman who spent more than 30 years in prison for a Nevada killing she says she didn't commit was released on Thursday, three days after a judge granted her another trial in light of new DNA evidence.


Multi-vehicle accident on Pennsylvania Turnpike causes 10-mile backup

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:47

Multi-vehicle accident on Pennsylvania Turnpike causes 10-mile backupTwo people are injured after a multi-vehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:44

This Aug. 2014 photo provided by the Discovery Channel, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, left and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. work together and attempt to start a fire while surviving on a remote Eru island, part of the Marshall Islands for Discovery Channel’s Rival Survival. Two U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle spent a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival." (AP Photo/Discovery Channel)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two freshmen U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle said Thursday they survived and even cooperated while spending a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival."


Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:44

This undated photo provided by the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security shows houses used by Border Patrol agents who live in Ajo, Ariz. The federal government spent about $17 million on housing in Ajo after doubling the number of agents from 2004 to 2008. A watchdog report found that the government overspent by millions, paying nearly $700,000 per house in Ajo when the average home cost there is less than $90,000. (AP Photo/Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs less than $90,000, a watchdog report found.


Prosecutors in NYC indict 8 in stock fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:39
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors have indicted eight people they say operated a penny stock "pump and dump" scheme that defrauded $290 million from thousands of investors.

Over 20 Aryan Brotherhood members arrested in suspected Texas meth ring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:37
Federal and Texas authorities arrested 21 members of the white supremacist group Aryan Brotherhood on Thursday and charged them with running a methamphetamine distribution operation in the Waco area, a U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas said. Four other Aryan Brotherhood members already in custody were also charged with being in the ring. "This operation highlights a deliberate and strategic effort to cut off and shut down the supply of methamphetamine trafficked by the Aryan Brotherhood and corresponding impact that this horrific drug inflicts on our communities," said Joseph Arabit, a special agent at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Houston Field Division.

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy responds to burger tip controversy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:34

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy responds to burger tip controversyPhiladelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has responded to the tipping controversy that has heated up the internet this week, saying it was "a statement."


Colorado activists want rules on pot edibles implemented fast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:31

Cookies shaped like marijuana leafs are pictured at the Cannabis Carnivalus 4/20 event in SeattleBy Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Activists in Colorado called on Thursday for the fast implementation of rules requiring marijuana-infused edibles be clearly distinguishable from regular products when removed from their original packaging. Colorado and Washington this year became the first U.S. Members of Smart Colorado, a non-profit aimed at informing young people about the risks from marijuana, told a state law enforcement meeting in the city of Golden that there were many examples of accidental pot consumption, including by children. A bill sponsored by Smart Colorado, which passed with bipartisan support, requires that by Jan. 1, 2016 the state adopt rules requiring pot edibles "be shaped, stamped, colored, or otherwise marked with a standard symbol indicating that it contains marijuana" and is not for consumption by children.


Man saved by doctor who walked through storm dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:31
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The wife of an Army veteran whose life was saved by a brain surgeon who walked for miles to reach him during a snowstorm says the man has died.

Congressional medal part of Flight 93 9/11 ceremony in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:24

Congressional medal part of Flight 93 9/11 ceremony in PennsylvaniaThe 40 people who died in southwestern Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be honored in a new way during the 13th anniversary ceremony.


Washington's Supreme Court holds state in contempt over education

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:19
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state's Supreme Court on Thursday found the legislature in contempt for failing to uphold a court order to come up with a plan to boost its education budget by billions of dollars over the next five years. State lawmakers are not meeting a "paramount duty ... to make ample provisions for the education of all children residing within its borders," the court said in a unanimous ruling. The ruling stems from a 2012 state Supreme Court decision that found the state had failed to "amply" fund public education for Washington's 1 million school children. The money was to be spent on classroom supplies, transportation and targeted education plans for struggling students.

Missouri teachers can become armed safety officers under new law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:16
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - More Missouri teachers could carry concealed weapons under a measure state lawmakers approved late Wednesday that also bans local laws against open carry of guns. The Republican-controlled state General Assembly voted to override Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that included the weapons provisions. The law allows school districts to select teachers or other employees to carry a concealed weapon or pepper spray as "school protection officers" if they pass a training program and meet other requirements. "This is just an option for school districts, it's not mandatory," state Senator Will Kraus, the bill sponsor, said on Thursday.

Ex-tech officer at indicted money exchange pleads guilty to U.S. charge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:13
By Bernard Vaughan and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former technology officer at indicted former digital currency exchange Liberty Reserve pleaded guilty on Thursday in New York to a federal charge of conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. Mark Marmilev, 35, became the third employee of Liberty to strike a deal with prosecutors. At a hearing in Manhattan federal court, Marmilev, who was responsible for designing and maintaining Liberty's technological infrastructure, said he was trying to protect the company from "hackers and identity thieves." Marmilev said he suspected a substantial amount of the funds Liberty Reserve processed were obtained fraudulently but that he "consciously avoided" confirming it. Liberty Reserve was indicted in May 2013.