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Ex-New Orleans mayor reports to federal prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:35

FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court in New Orleans with his wife, Seletha Nagin, after being sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor. Nagin reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, to begin serving the sentence. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, on Monday to begin serving a 10-year sentence.


Newborn killer whale spotted in Washington waters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:35

In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, photo, provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca swims with two adults in the waters of Puget Sound near Seattle, Wash. The baby orca is the population's first calf born since 2012. It was swimming between two adult females, most likely the orca's mom and aunt, said Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research, which keeps a census of the whales.(AP Photo/Center for Whale Research, Dave Ellifrit)SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are celebrating the newest member of a population of endangered killer whales that frequent Puget Sound in Washington state.


US Naval Academy works on accrediting cyber major

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy dean says he's hoping to have cybersecurity accredited as a major by 2016. No U.S. school currently has a cybersecurity degree accredited by a leading organization, and the academy hopes to be among the first.

NY judge sentences ex-trader to 9 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:23
NEW YORK (AP) — A former portfolio manager convicted of helping his firm earn more than a quarter-billion dollars illegally through insider trading on a promising Alzheimer's drug trial was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison by a judge who said lengthy incarceration was earned with a staggering fraud that was the biggest of its kind.

Police: Man shoots 2 people, then self, in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:23

 Man shoots 2 people, then self, in Juniata ParkPolice say a man shot 2 people, then himself, in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia on Monday.


Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, expecting 2nd child

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:20

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, expecting 2nd childBritain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child.


Suspect named in shooting that left man paralyzed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:16

Suspect named in shooting that left man paralyzedPolice have identified the man they believe shot and paralyzed a father in West Philadelphia.


Lawyer: Ohio Ice Bucket Challenge pranksters ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:10
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the family of an autistic teenager who had feces and bodily fluids dumped on him when he thought he was participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge said Monday that police know who the perpetrators are even as celebrities continue to offer reward money to find those involved.

Seattle tunnel builders make progress in repair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:02
SEATTLE (AP) — Bertha, the broken-down tunneling machine, moved forward three feet during recent testing, while workers building an underground circular pit that will allow access to the machine finished installing the last of 84 large concrete cylinders known as piles.

PHOTOS: Fire erupts on California roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:01

 Fire erupts on California roller coasterA fire erupted on the Colossus roller coaster ride at Magic Mountain in Valencia, California on Monday, September 8th.


2 men arrested in death of Kansas police officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:56

Shawnee County, Kan., Sheriff Herman Jones, left, answers questions from reporters about the shooting death of a Topeka police officer, as interim Police Chief Tony Kirk, right, watches, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. The officer, Cpl. Jason Harwood, 40 was shot during a car stop in east Topeka. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka Police Department is mourning the loss of another officer gunned down in the line of duty, barely a year and a-half after two of its police officers were fatally wounded in a supermarket parking lot.


University of Florida investigates campus attacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:50
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Attacks on four women recently around the University of Florida's campus in Gainesville prompted officials on Monday to ramp up security measures as they search for the suspect. The incidents happened on or near the sprawling campus during nighttime hours. They are being attacked, and this guy is running when there is a struggle," Linda Stump, chief of police at the University of Florida, told reporters on Monday. The suspect often wore clothing promoting university athletics, authorities said, which would make it easy for him to blend in on campus.

2 arrests in videotaped attack on mentally challenged man in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:50

2 arrests in videotaped attack on mentally challenged man in DelawarePolice say they arrested two teen boys in connection to a videotaped attack on a mentally challenged man in New Castle County, Delaware.


Gov. Christie: NJ casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:45

 NJ casinos, tracks can offer sports bettingGov. Chris Christie has issued a directive letting casinos and racetracks offer sports betting in New Jersey.


Indiana couple charged with holding woman captive

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:45

Kendra Tooley, left, and her boyfriend, Ricky Roy House Jr., are shown in undated photos provided by the Posey County, Ind. Jail. Ron Higgs, the man credited with rescuing a woman allegedly held captive for two months by Tooley, and House Jr., says he he visited his ex-wife, Tooley, and her boyfriend, Thursday, Sept. 4, and was dumbfounded when Tooley told him, "I've got a girl back here in a cage." Higgs drove the woman to safety Saturday after convincing House and Tooley that he wouldn't tell police. The Posey County couple now faces preliminary charges of rape and criminal confinement. (AP Photo/Posey County, Ind. Jail)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana couple accused of holding a woman captive for two months, often locking her in a small wooden cage, was charged Monday with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other felonies in a case one officer likened to "modernized slavery."


Indiana couple charged with holding woman captive for two months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:37
(Reuters) - A southwest Indiana couple accused of holding a mother of two captive in a wooden cage for two months and binding her to a bed with bungee cords was charged on Monday with rape and kidnapping, prosecutors said. The 30-year-old woman was reported missing in mid-July by family members and was rescued on Saturday by the ex-husband of one of her captors, prosecutors said in a criminal complaint filed in Posey County Circuit Court. Kendra Tooley, 44, and her boyfriend Ricky House, 37, both of Poseyville, Indiana, were charged with several felony counts of rape, conspiracy to commit rape, criminal confinement and kidnapping, according to the complaint. Tooley and House held her for the next 59 days repeatedly raping and beating her, binding her to a bed in the trailer with cords, forcing her to wear a red dog collar and leash and holding her in the wooden cage, the complaint said.

Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:33
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

Grand jury to investigate blast at Florida jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:33
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - A Florida Panhandle grand jury will start hearings later this month on an explosion that killed two inmates and paralyzed a jailer last spring, a state prosecutor said on Monday. More than 180 people were injured by the blast, which ripped through the bottom floor of the Escambia County Jail on April 30. Some inmates later said they smelled gas before the blast. An investigation had turned up evidence that should be examined by the grand jury which is due to start reviewing findings on Sept. 30, State Attorney Bill Eddins said. ...

Man indicted in 4 separate slayings in Ohio town

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:29

This photo provided by Crawford County, Ohio, sheriff’s office shows Donald Hoffman. Authorities have identified Hoffman as a person of interest in the slayings of four men found dead separately in Bucyrus, Ohio, earlier this week, and he being held for a probation violation with a hearing scheduled Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Crawford County, Ohio, sheriff’s office)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man was indicted Monday on aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and other charges in the deaths of four men found at their residences in the small city of Bucyrus over a two-day period.


Study: Rise in ER visits after Medicaid expansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many people newly insured by Medicaid under the federal health care law are seeking treatment in hospital emergency rooms, one of the most expensive medical settings, a study released Monday concludes.