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Postal worker shot with BB gun in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:30

Postal worker shot with BB gun in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say a female postal worker was delivering mail when she was shot twice with a BB gun in Southwest Philadelphia.


Roger Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:23

 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.


Jury awards $16M to families of 4 crash victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:30
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury has awarded $16 million to the families of four passengers who were killed in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead.

Poisoned Texas doctor says lover gave him 'sweet tasting' coffee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:25
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas doctor, who prosecutors said was poisoned by an obsessed colleague and lover, testified on Friday in her criminal trial that the woman served him a sweet cup of coffee one morning even though he preferred his black. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, a charge that covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein's coffee in January 2013. "It was very, very sweet," Blumenschein testified. ...

Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:53

Travelers asked to avoid ambush suspect hunt areaOn the seventh day of a manhunt for a survivalist suspected of killing a state police trooper, scores of police were trying to flush him out of the dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.


Money stolen from donation box inside Mayfair business

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:51

Money stolen from donation box inside Mayfair businessAuthorities are looking for the woman who stole money from a donation box inside an eye care facility in Philadelphia's Mayfair section.


Texas governor orders National Guard to look for dead immigrants

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:25

Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race waits to speak at a "NH GOP Victory Rally" in StrathamBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday ordered the Texas National Guard to search for the bodies of undocumented immigrants who have died by the hundreds in a remote part of the state as they attempted to walk to southern cities hundreds of miles (km) away. ...


4 charged in shooting death of Chicago 9-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:23

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Derrick Allmon. On Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, police said four people, including Allmon, have been charged in the death of 9-year-old Antonio Smith who was gunned down in a backyard after running from his Chicago home after becoming upset with his mother. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department)CHICAGO (AP) — Four men have been charged in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mother and running from his Chicago home, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday.


Driver of stolen van that hit dog gets prison time

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:59

In this photo provided by ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals, veterinarian Dr. Annie Lo examines Gordo, the dog struck and injured by a van fleeing from police, the day after surgery on his injured hind leg at City Of Angels Veterinary Specialty Center in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Hospital spokeswoman Shannon Brown says Gordo is doing well and resting comfortably since his surgery Thursday afternoon. The driver of the stolen van that struck the dog during the wild, televised police chase, 21-year-old Yovani Rodriguez, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to taking a vehicle without consent, fleeing police while driving recklessly and hit-and-run. (AP Photo/ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driver of a stolen van that hit and badly injured a dog during a wild, televised police chase in Los Angeles has been sentenced to two years in state prison.


700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:50
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.

Baltimore judge approves $190 million deal on secret gynecological photos

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:40
By Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A Baltimore judge on Friday approved a $190 million settlement to compensate thousands of women who were secretly photographed by a now-deceased Johns Hopkins Hospital gynecologist during exams. The hospital and former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, who had worked there for 25 years, reached a preliminary settlement in July to resolve accusations the doctor secretly filmed and took photos of up to 9,500 women, often using a spy pen. ...

Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:38

This undated image provided by the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 shows Don Spirit. On Thursday, officials said Spirit is suspected of killing six of his grandchildren, his daughter and himself near Bell, Fla. (AP Photo/Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office)BELL, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records.


U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:32

Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a US "air defense identification zone" and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two US defense officials saidAuthorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:26
ATLANTA (AP) — Associated Press learns Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane will be the next Chicago archbishop.

Feds: Man shot by Border Patrol posed no threat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:24
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Mexican man shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona four years ago did not pose a threat, according to a letter by federal prosecutors in Arizona who reviewed the case.

For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:13

FILE - This July 8, 2014, file photo, shows the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community practice affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore. A Baltimore judge has approved a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations. The settlement was reached in July between the renowned hospital and former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy. Judge Sylvester B. Cox approved the agreement on Friday, Sept. 19. (AP Photo/File)BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.


California lawyer faces discipline for phony celebrity photo-ops

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:07
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles attorney may have her law license suspended after a state bar investigation found that she had superimposed images of herself into numerous celebrity photographs posted on her website's "publicity" page. In an 18-page decision, a state bar court judge recommended Svitlana Sangary be suspended for six months and remain on probation for another 2-1/2 years for deceptive advertising and misconduct stemming from an investigation of the photos. ...

Oilfield worker lost in New Mexico flooding dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:01

New Mexico State student Jessica Zoller performs a juggling act Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, holding her child, Ellie, 6, an umbrella, a cup of coffee and schoolbag while navigating water puddle in the street. Zoller, who was headed back from class, said because there was no school for Las Cruces Public Schools students Thursday due to teacher professional development, so she had to bring her daughter along. (AP Photo/The Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski)LAKEWOOD, N.M. (AP) — One oil field worker was killed and 40 more were stranded in flood waters as the remnants of Hurricane Odile moved through southeastern New Mexico on Friday, authorities said.


American Airlines reaches tentative deal with flight attendants

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:00

An American Airlines airplane takes off from Heathrow airport in LondonBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday it struck a tentative contract agreement with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, an important step in finalizing a deal with 24,500 U.S.-based stewards at the airline. If members of APFA ratify the agreement this fall, it will be the first contract passed since American merged with US Airways last year and the first that applies to workers from both carriers, while pilots and ticketing agents at the new American are far from reaching this stage. ...


Person of interest identified in hunt for missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:00

Charlottesville Police Dept. missing persons poster of Hannah Graham a University of Virginia student missing since the weekendBy John Clarke (Reuters) - Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student have identified a person of interest and searched his car and apartment on Friday in what they said was a "major break" in the case. Acting on more than 400 tips about missing student Hannah Graham, 18, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said officers identified the 32-year-old man, who he said was seen with the teenager on the night she disappeared. Longo did not name the individual. ...