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Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets 4 months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:23

Douglas Hughes arrives at the Federal Courthouse in Washington, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Hughes, from Ruskin, Fla., flew a gyrocopter into restricted airspace over Washington, D.C., and is scheduled to be sentenced today.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who landed a one-person gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington in 2015 as a stunt to protest the influence of money in politics was sentenced Thursday to spend four months in jail.


Death of mom found in SUV with 3 live children ruled suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:21
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The death of a Texas mother whose body was found in her SUV last month with her hungry, thirsty children alive beside her has been ruled a suicide.

Rabbi sues Manischewitz, saying it let kosher standards slip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:20
NEW YORK (AP) — A rabbi is accusing kosher foods giant Manischewitz of pushing him out as their longtime inspector of holiday matzos after he complained that the company wasn't sticking to strict Jewish religious practices.

Milwaukee school aide may be fired for shoving student to floor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:18
A 39-year-old teacher's aide at Bay View High School was arrested on Wednesday for physical abuse of a child after the incident with the 14-year-old student, Milwaukee police said in a statement. The video does not show what occurred before the incident but Milwaukee CBS television affiliate WDJT reported, citing witnesses, that the student and the aide had been arguing. The teacher's aide has not been identified because he has not been charged.

Gloria Steinem visits Ohio Statehouse, attends public forum

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 06:03
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Writer and activist Gloria Steinem is taking part in a series of events at the Ohio Statehouse during a stop in the political battleground state.

$50,000 reward in case of boy abducted, found 100 miles away

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:56
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state and federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who abducted a 7-year-old boy who was found a day later about 100 miles from home.

Excitement, enthusiasm, energy at Bernie Sanders rally in Reading, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:49

Excitement, enthusiasm, energy at Bernie Sanders rally in Reading, Pa.Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to an excited crowd Thursday in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Charges filed after 2-year-old accidentally left in car dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:41
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — An Annandale man has been charged with child neglect and involuntary manslaughter after police say he accidentally left a 2-year-old child strapped in a car.

3 sentenced in $9M Maine marijuana-growing operation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:39

In this Sept. 23, 2009 photo released by the U.S. Attorney's Office, a fire set by fleeing workers burns in a forest where authorities seized $9 million worth of marijuana in Township 37, Maine. Three men convicted in the enterprise that produced one of the biggest marijuana seizures in state history were sentenced ranging from 5-14 years Thursday, April 21, 2016, in U.S. District Court in Bangor, Maine. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)TOWNSHIP 37, Maine (AP) — Six years ago, there was more than logging going on in the wilderness in eastern Maine. Hidden from view and protected by gates, a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation featured a warehouse, bunkhouses, migrant workers — and $9 million worth of marijuana.


Police: 16-year-old girl dead after fight at high school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:39

A student cries in front of Howard High School of Technology on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Wilmington, Del. A 16-year-old sophomore died Thursday following a fight in a Delaware high school girl's restroom, city officials said. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A fight in a high school restroom involving several female students ended with the death of a 16-year-old sophomore Thursday, authorities said.


Judge wants jailed tycoon to reveal fate of diverted cash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:37

FILE - In this April 29, 2009, file photo, Tim Blixseth arrives at the federal courthouse in Missoula, Mont. A federal judge is demanding jailed former billionaire Tim Blixseth reveal what happened to hundreds of millions of dollars he diverted from a luxury Montana resort, Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Albans, File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge demanded that a jailed former billionaire reveal what happened to hundreds of millions of dollars he diverted from a luxury mountain resort, raising the prospect that a decadelong legal saga could be coming to an end.


Kentucky Retirement Board chair defies governor's order

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:36

Thomas K. Elliott, left, presides at a Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Frankfort, Ky. Elliott took his seat at the head of the board table in defiance of Gov. Matt Bevin's order removing him from the board. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin removed the chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees Wednesday, saying one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems needs a "fresh start." Kentucky Retirement Systems Executive Director William Thielen is on the right. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's massive public pension problem moved from the fiscal to the political limelight Thursday when the chairman of the state pension board refused the governor's order to step down — presiding over a board meeting instead.


Judge is weighing New Hampshire killer's bid for freedom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:31
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire judge says he'll rule at a later date after hearing from a convicted killer on his bid to have his sentenced reduced to the 10 years he has already served.

Vermont businessman accused of fraud says he'll be cleared

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:30
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — One of two businessmen accused in what the Securities and Exchange Commission calls a "massive eight-year fraud scheme" involving developments in Vermont says he's confident he'll be cleared of any wrongdoing.

N.Y. lawyer gets six months in prison for Maxim magazine deal fraud

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:28

Harvey Newkirk, formerly a counsel at the law firm Bryan Cave LLP, departs U.S. District court after being found guilty of fraud in the Manhattan borough of New YorkA New York lawyer was sentenced on Thursday to six months in prison for participating in a fraudulent scheme in which a con man impersonated his successful father in order to raise money to buy Maxim magazine. Harvey Newkirk, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan, four months after he was convicted of committing wire fraud in helping convicted felon Calvin Darden Jr secure financing for the failed $31 million deal. Prosecutors said that scheme involved lying to lenders and having Darden impersonate his father, Calvin Darden Sr, a former United Parcel Service Inc executive who lenders were falsely told was putting up collateral for the loans.


The Latest: Hutchinson uses veto to save Medicaid program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:28
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the effort to preserve Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid program expansion (all times local):

Lawyer says suspect in social worker killing is incompetent

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:26

FILE- In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, Jody Herring is led out of court after her arraignment in Vermont Superior Court in Barre, Vt. A lawyer for Herring, a Vermont woman charged with killing a social worker and three of her own relatives after losing custody of her daughter, says she's incompetent to stand trial. (Toby Talbot/Times Argus via AP, Pool, File)BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A woman charged with killing a social worker and three of her own relatives after losing custody of her daughter is incompetent to stand trial, her lawyer says.


Flyers hold memorial for founder Ed Snider

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:23

Flyers hold memorial for founder Ed SniderEd Snider, the founder of the Philadelphia Flyers, was honored during a celebration of his life Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center.


Police ID man killed in Christiana collision

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:22

Police ID man killed in Christiana collisionDelaware State Police say a 24-year-old man who was injured in a crash in Christiana has died from his injuries.


Man who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol gets 120 days in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:14

Douglas Hughes talks to reporters outside of courthouse in WashingtonA former Florida mail carrier who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds to publicize the need for campaign finance reform was sentenced to 120 days in jail on Thursday, a spokesman for prosecutors said. Douglas Hughes, 62, of Ruskin, Florida, also was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to a year of supervised release after he gets out of prison, the spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Hughes had called his flight an act of civil disobedience to publicized the need for campaign finance reform.