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NY couple arrested in Amish girls' kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:34

MISSING AMISH GIRLS FOUND SAFEA New York sheriff says two young Amish sisters now safe at home were kidnapped from their family farm stand and police are seeking more than one person responsible.

Key dates leading to indictment of Texas' Perry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:25

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivers a speech to nearly 300 in attendance at the 2014 RedState Gathering, in Fort Worth, Texas. Perry was indicted on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A timeline of developments leading up to Friday's indictment of Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he abused the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption:

Results delayed in army probe of former prisoner of war Bergdahl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:18

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. Army“It is important that the investigation be complete, and we are confident that Major General Dahl would not ask for more time if it wasn’t necessary. Haste makes waste,” said Eugene Fidell, a military law expert who lectures at Yale University.   Fidell has said his client answered every question put to him openly and honestly though he could have refused to answer questions during an interview with Dahl that took place last Wednesday and Thursday at a military base in Texas.   The Army sergeant from Hailey, Idaho was read his rights under military law, notifying him that he was a potential defendant in a criminal case, before questioning.   Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Addicott, a former senior legal adviser to U.S. Army Special Forces, told Reuters in a previous interview that Dahl has many options, including recommending administrative punishment up to a general court martial, a medical disability retirement or that Bergdahl leave the Army.

Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:43

Governor Rick Perry pauses as he addresses attendees at the 2014 Red State Gathering, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.

Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:34

In this Aug. 4, 2014, photo, two cargo ships sails though the Miraflores locks on the Panama Canal in Panama City. The Aug. 15 centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal is being marred by increasing doubts about Panama's expansion of the U.S.-built waterway. Disputes between the government and the project’s European contractor, as well as labor unions, mean an already-delayed December 2015 completion deadline is unlikely to be met. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)PANAMA CITY (AP) — It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation.

California pastor cleared in Las Vegas man's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:33

FILE - In this July 2, 2014 file photo, Robert Cox speaks with the media after a court appearance in Las Vegas. The California pastor won't face charges in a Las Vegas parking lot altercation that left a man dead. Prosecutors announced Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 they won't pursue charges against Cox in the death of 55-year-old Link Ellingson.The Clark County district attorney's office concluded it could not rule out that Cox had acted in self-defense when the two fought. Ellingson hit his head and died six months later. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped their case against a California pastor who was suspected of punching a man in a Las Vegas parking lot tussle, leading to the man's death six months later.

Correction: Flooding-Michigan story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:24
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — In a story Aug. 12 about flooding in Michigan, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Warren Fire Department, reported erroneously that a woman died after suffering seizures when her car stalled in high water. The department sent a summary of the incident to the mayor Friday saying that an error was made and the woman recovered at a hospital.

Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:23

Robert W. Ray, left, and Ely Goldin, right, attorneys for Roman Seleznev, speak with reporters outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Seattle on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Seleznev, the 30-year-old son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, was ordered to remain in custody pending his trial on charges that he hacked into online cash register systems to steal hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers, then sold those credit card numbers online. He was arrested last month in the Maldives and transferred to Seattle to face charges. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the Maldives gave new insight into the breadth of his activities.

Murder conviction in death of Florida student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:22

Assistant State Attorney Bill Ezzell gives closing statements during Pedro Bravo's murder trial Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Gainesville, Fla. Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Doug Finger)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Miami man who prosecutors say strangled a University of Florida student in a fit of jealousy over a woman choosing the victim over him was convicted Friday of first-degree murder.

Feds close probe of refinery blast that killed 7

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:19
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes.

No bidders for possibly booby-trapped land in New Hampshire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:10

No bidders for possibly booby-trapped land in New HampshireAn auction ended Friday with no bids for the New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months

VIDEO: Jim Gardner does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:59

 Jim Gardner does ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeJim Gardner accepted the dare from actor David Boreanaz to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated some familiar faces from Action News.

Rev. Jackson joins protest after Missouri shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:48
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined protesters marching in the streets of a St. Louis suburb following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

US marshals capture fugitive fighter War Machine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:48

This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Johathan Koppenhaver, who appeared in UFC's Ultimate Fighter TV show in 2007. Koppenhaver was arrested Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fugitive mixed martial arts fighter War Machine was arrested Friday in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life.

Ferguson police chief cedes much of his authority

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:47

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is surrounded by his officers as he answers questions at a news conference in Forestwood Park on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Jackson took questions in the quiet park after earlier identifying Darren Wilson as the officer who shot Michael Brown. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In less than a week, the nation's most embattled police chief has ceded much of his authority — first to county police and then to state troopers.

Boy who caught Las Vegas flight at nine clear of court supervision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:32
A young boy who stowed-away on a flight to Las Vegas after getting through security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last October has been released from court oversight, prosecutors said on Friday. The boy, then 9, was able to board the flight without a ticket and his status was discovered by the flight crew while the airplane was en route to Las Vegas, raising questions about airport and airline security. Authorities in Minnesota opened a court petition to bring him and his parents under supervision after the incident and he was placed in a facility where he received counseling, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said.

Professional fighter 'War Machine' arrested in L.A. area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:31
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A professional fighter sought by authorities after his former girlfriend accused him of attacking her and a friend at her home in Las Vegas has been arrested in the Los Angeles area, officials said on Friday. Jonathan Koppenhaver, also known by the name "War Machine" for his time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was taken into custody at a hotel in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley by U.S. Marshals and local police on Friday afternoon, the Simi Valley Police Department said in a statement. Police have not released the names of the alleged victims in the case but Koppenhaver's ex-girlfriend, porn actress Christy Mack, said on Twitter that she suffered 18 broken facial bones, a broken nose and rib and had her liver ruptured.

Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:30

This undated photo made available by Ryerson University in Toronto on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 shows hitchBOT in a car. The talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. Its final destination is Victoria, British Columbia, Canada which its creators expect it to reach by Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ryerson University)TORONTO (AP) — He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast.

New Mexico teenagers plead not guilty to killing homeless men

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:19
Three Albuquerque teenagers pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of first-degree murder in the beating deaths of two homeless American Indian men that shocked New Mexico's biggest city. Alex Rios, 18, and two other suspects aged 16 and 15 are being tried as adults and face life in prison if convicted for the July 18 attack, which disfigured the victims so badly it took days for them to be identified.

Rick Perry attorney predicts acquittal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:18
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry's state attorney predicts Perry will be cleared of two felony charges handed up late Friday by a Travis County grand jury.