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Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:00
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the past three years.

Agency: Woman pushed officer who then punched her

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:53

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2014 file photo shows Marlene Pinnock during an interview in Los Angeles. Pinnock, 51, was recorded on video being punched by a California Highway Patrol officer on a Los Angeles freeway on July 1. Investigator Sean Taketa outlined the July 1 incident in a request to search Pinnock's medical records on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/John Hopper, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer videotaped repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway had just pulled her from oncoming traffic and she resisted by pushing him, a patrol investigator said.


Boyfriend charged in murder of Queen Village woman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:48

Boyfriend charged in murder of Queen Village womanPolice arrested and charged a man in the shooting death of his girlfriend in Philadelphia's Queen Village section.


FBI probing Louisiana man's suffocation death in fracas with police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:38
By David Minsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating the March suffocation death of a Louisiana man, a bureau spokeswoman said on Thursday, after a state agency reported he was heard saying he could not breathe while handcuffed and pinned down by police officers. The report on the case from the Louisiana Forensic Center, which ruled the death of 30-year-old Robert Minjarez Jr. a homicide, found that three or four police officers pinned him face-down on the ground for about four minutes before he stopped breathing.

Wilmington woman missing more than a week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:01

Wilmington woman missing more than a weekWilmington police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman missing for more than a week.


Feds: Cartel laundered ransom money in fashion hub

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:54
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family pleaded for help from the FBI when an American who delivered cocaine for a drug cartel was kidnapped and held captive in 2012 in Mexico.

Venezuela extending nighttime border closure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:32
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president says the nighttime closure of the border with Colombia will continue for three more months as part of the government's campaign to combat smuggling of oil and food.

South Carolina father accused of killing his five children

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:23

Timothy Ray Jones is seen in an undated picture provided by the Smith County Sheriff's Department in Smith County, MississippiBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina man was arrested on murder charges on Thursday after police said he killed his five children at their home, loaded their bodies in his vehicle, and drove to Alabama and dumped them in plastic trash bags in the woods. Authorities in Lexington County, South Carolina, took Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, into custody after he was transported back from Mississippi, where he had been held since Saturday on unrelated charges. A coroner ruled the deaths of the children, aged 1 to 8, as homicides based on preliminary autopsy results, but said authorities were still trying to determine how they died. Arrest warrants allege that Jones "willfully and maliciously killed his five children by violent means at his Lexington home," Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty said.


Man suffers burns to 65 percent of body in Olney fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:22

Man suffers burns to 65 percent of body in Olney fireAuthorities say a man was hospitalized with serious burns after a fire in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Alternate roads prepared if lava crosses highway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:03

This Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a smoke plume from the June 27th flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey, Tim Orr)HONOLULU (AP) — Lava concerns on Hawaii's Big Island are shifting from it reaching a sparsely populated subdivision to it crossing over a heavily used highway.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:02

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, joined by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, after the Democratic majority voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts. McConnell said Democrats are using a power play to distract voters from the president's troubled health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Police: SC man killed 5 kids at home, 'by violent means,' about 1 week before reported missing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:34
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Police: SC man killed 5 kids at home, 'by violent means,' about 1 week before reported missing.

Suspect arrested in Boston Scientific exec's death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:28

Vehicles line up a drive at Arby's restaurant Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Shakopee, Minn. Lyle "Ty" Hoffman, accused of shooting his former boyfriend and business partner at a gas station outside Minneapolis, was arrested after a month on a run Thursday when a concerned citizen saw him peering at the drive-thru fast-food menu on foot, police said. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his former boyfriend and business partner in suburban Minneapolis was arrested Thursday after a month on the run, when police found him on foot peering at a drive-thru menu in another suburb, police said.


Teacher accidentally shoots self in leg at school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:08

A police car is parked in front of Westbrook Elementary School in Taylorsville, Utah, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, where a teacher accidentally shot herself in the leg, while alone in a faculty bathroom, shortly before school started. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Kristin Murphy) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.


Sisters give birth to sons hours apart at Abington Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:59

Sisters give birth to sons hours apart at Abington HospitalTwo sisters, one from Philadelphia and the other from Conshohocken, both gave birth to sons at the same hospital, within 22 hours of each other.


World's tallest dog from Otsego dies at age 5

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:53

In an undated photo provided by Guinness World Records 2013 Book, Zeus drinks from the kitchen faucet in Otsego, Mich. The Great Dane is now officially the world’s tallest canine according to the record book. The 3-year-old measures 44 inches from foot to shoulder. Standing on his hind legs, Zeus measures 7-foot-4. (AP Photo/Guinness World Records 2013 Book, Kevin Scott Ramos, HO)OTSEGO, Mich. (AP) — The Great Dane from Michigan that held the title of world's tallest dog has died at age 5.


Argentina enacts law restructuring government debt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:52
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Congress approved legislation Thursday to restructure the country's debt and sidestep a U.S. court ruling that recently pushed the government into its second default in 13 years.

Bankrupt San Bernardino, California, can cut firefighter benefits, judge says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:51
By Tim Reid RIVERSIDE Calif. (Reuters) - The city of San Bernardino, California, may impose cuts to its firefighters overtime and pension benefits in a bid to reach a bankruptcy exit plan, the federal judge overseeing the case said on Thursday. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury said San Bernardino was entitled to unilaterally impose benefit cuts on the city's firefighters, something their union had fiercely opposed. Jury conceded that the cuts, which involve greater pension contributions by firefighters and reduction in overtime, were a hardship on the firefighters.

U.S. Representative John Dingell, 88, released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:48
(Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Dingell of Michigan, the longest- serving member of Congress ever, was released from a Detroit hospital on Thursday after being admitted earlier this week for abdominal pain. "Back to work," Dingell, 88, tweeted along with a picture of hospital staff. "I feel good, and I am ready to get to work." Dingell, a Democrat who was first elected a representative in 1955, earlier this year announced that he would not seek re-election in November. He had surgery earlier this year to correct an abnormal heart rhythm. ...

$25 million grant given to upgrade 6 Philadelphia libraries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:45

$25 million grant given to upgrade 6 Philadelphia librariesA half-dozen Philadelphia libraries will be getting major makeovers, thanks to a $25 million grant from the William Penn Foundation.