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Man who landed small aircraft on Capitol lawn gets 4 months

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:29

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who piloted a one-person gyrocopter through some of the most restricted U.S. airspace and landed on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington in 2015, was sentenced Thursday to 120 days in jail. Douglas Hughes, 62, was sentenced in federal court in Washington by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Hughes has […]
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Man who landed small aircraft on Capitol lawn gets 4 months

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:29

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who piloted a one-person gyrocopter through some of the most restricted U.S. airspace and landed on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington in 2015, was sentenced Thursday to 120 days in jail. Douglas Hughes, 62, was sentenced in federal court in Washington by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Hughes has […]

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):

Oregon child welfare system failing to keep kids safe, federal report says

NBA - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:27

The study found caseworkers are taking too long to check on allegations of abuse and neglect and that the state has struggled to keep abused children from being harmed again. At the same time, the number of available foster homes has declined.
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Oregon child welfare system failing to keep kids safe, federal report says

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:27

The study found caseworkers are taking too long to check on allegations of abuse and neglect and that the state has struggled to keep abused children from being harmed again. At the same time, the number of available foster homes has declined.
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Oregon child welfare system failing to keep kids safe, federal report says

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:27

The study found caseworkers are taking too long to check on allegations of abuse and neglect and that the state has struggled to keep abused children from being harmed again. At the same time, the number of available foster homes has declined.

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.


Silver: Change in NC law needed for All-Star in Charlotte

NBA - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:24

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he believes the league has made it “crystal clear” that a change in a North Carolina law is necessary to stage the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, though is resisting setting a deadline for a decision. Silver says Thursday that he has spoken to political and […]
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Silver: Change in NC law needed for All-Star in Charlotte

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:24

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he believes the league has made it “crystal clear” that a change in a North Carolina law is necessary to stage the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, though is resisting setting a deadline for a decision. Silver says Thursday that he has spoken to political and […]
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Silver: Change in NC law needed for All-Star in Charlotte

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:24

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he believes the league has made it “crystal clear” that a change in a North Carolina law is necessary to stage the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, though is resisting setting a deadline for a decision. Silver says Thursday that he has spoken to political and […]

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.


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

NBA - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:13

Stocks closed lower on Thursday, snapping a three-day rally. A slide in telecom and utilities companies weighed on the market. Investors were mostly focused on the latest crop of company earnings and deal news. On Thursday: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 113.75 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,982.52. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index […]
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:13

Stocks closed lower on Thursday, snapping a three-day rally. A slide in telecom and utilities companies weighed on the market. Investors were mostly focused on the latest crop of company earnings and deal news. On Thursday: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 113.75 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,982.52. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index […]
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:13

Stocks closed lower on Thursday, snapping a three-day rally. A slide in telecom and utilities companies weighed on the market. Investors were mostly focused on the latest crop of company earnings and deal news. On Thursday: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 113.75 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,982.52. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:11
Stocks closed lower on Thursday, snapping a three-day rally. A slide in telecom and utilities companies weighed on the market. Investors were mostly focused on the latest crop of company earnings and deal news.

Criminal charges in Flint water crisis raise stakes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:11

Chief Investigator Andy Arena addresses the public during a news conference discussing the Flint water crisis Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Flint, Mich. Months after officials conceded that a series of bad decisions had caused a disaster, charges were filed against a pair of state Department of Environmental Quality employees and a local water treatment supervisor and stem from an investigation by the office of the attorney general. (Jake May /The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDETROIT (AP) — Flint's water crisis has taken a dramatic turn with criminal charges being filed against two state employees and a city worker. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleges the three men knew that a lack of corrosion control in drinking water was a threat to public health and intentionally tampered with lead-level reports to cover up the fiasco.


Girl who wrote to Obama celebrates Tubman on $20 bill

NBA - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:11

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fifth grader who wrote to President Barack Obama suggesting that a woman be put on U.S. currency has seen her wish come true. Sofia, whose family asked that her full name not be used, said she was ecstatic to get a phone call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew […]
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