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Coach convicted under Pennsylvania law against sex with students of any age

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:35
A high school rowing coach was found guilty on Thursday of sexual assault for her consensual relationship with an 18-year-old pupil under a Pennsylvania law prohibiting sex between teachers and students of any age. Megan Batykefer, 31, who coached at North Allegheny Senior High School in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wexford, could face up to seven years behind bars at her sentencing on Nov. 10 at the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, according to court documents. The age of consent for sex is 16 in Pennsylvania, but a 2012 law allows felony charges of institutional sexual assault to be filed against teachers who have sex with students of any age.

$10,000 in rewards offered as California police hunt fugitive murder suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:33
Authorities have been searching for 34-year-old Benjamin Peter Ashley for about two weeks in a rural area around the town of Weldon, 55 miles northeast of Bakersfield, said Ray Pruitt, spokesman for the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Pruitt said a judge issued a no bail warrant on Thursday for Ashley's arrest on charges of kidnapping, murder and attempted murder of a police officer. Up to 150 people, including Kern County deputies, support personnel and authorities from other jurisdictions, are searching for Ashley by foot and off-road vehicles, and from the air.

VIDEO: Devastation inside China blast zone

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:31
Massive explosions have hit China's northern city of Tianjin, leaving dozens of people dead and hundreds more injured.
Categories: BBC World News

Man Utd's De Gea 'not eager to play'

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:30
Manchester United's David De Gea told staff he was "not eager to play" before being left out of the opening game of the season.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Paris protests over Tel Aviv festival

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:25
There have been protests in Paris over a decision to hold a day-long festival dedicated to the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
Categories: BBC World News

The Latest: Officer says unarmed black man came after him

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:24
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a crash in September 2013 (all times local):

Soccer to Host Eagles in Exhibition Match - Washington State Athletics

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:21

Washington State Athletics

Soccer to Host Eagles in Exhibition Match
Washington State Athletics
Fans will get their first look at the 2015 Washington State soccer team, as the Cougars face Eastern Washington in an exhibition match at Lower Soccer Field, Sunday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m…WSU welcomes back 19 returnees from the Cougars' NCAA ...

Transportation Union Secretary in Washington State Sentenced - National Legal and Policy Center

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:21

Transportation Union Secretary in Washington State Sentenced
National Legal and Policy Center
United Transportation Union logo On July 1, Alfonso Rodriguez, former secretary-treasurer for United Transportation Union Local 117, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to three years of probation and 160 hours ...

Legalized marijuana proposal clears a hurdle for Ohio ballot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:20
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — If Ohio voters decide this fall to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, Ohio would become the rare state to leap in a single bound from outlawing marijuana altogether to allowing it for all uses.

Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:19

FILE - In this photo Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, Affordable Care Act navigators hold an enrollment event at the Fort Worth Public Library in Fort Worth, Texas. Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program.


Officials: Pope fans should expect long walk from New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:15
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Be prepared, be patient — and if you can't be on your feet for many hours, stay home.

Former chief pleads guilty to charge in ex-wife's shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:14
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia police chief who said he accidently shot his ex-wife while they slept pleaded guilty Thursday on a misdemeanor reckless-conduct charge.

Judge OKs settlement with families of Newtown massacre victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:10

In this Dec. 14, 2013 file photo, a makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre stands outside a home in Newtown, Conn., on the one-year anniversary of the shootings. Newtown is taking its time to decide what a permanent memorial should look like. A commission has been hearing proposals for concepts including murals, groves and memorial parks, while looking for lessons from paths chosen by other tragedy-stricken communities. Public forums are planned for 2015, the next step in a process that is expected to last several more years. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)A Connecticut judge on Thursday approved the largest portion yet of a settlement in which the estate of the mother of the gunman who carried out a 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school will pay out $1.5 million to families of 16 victims. Probate Court Judge Joseph Egan in Bethel, Connecticut approved deals with the families of six of the 20 first-graders killed in the Dec. 14, 2012, rampage, according to a court clerk and attorneys who were present at the closed hearing. Two survivors of the attack, which also killed six educators, joined the initial lawsuit but were not part of the final settlement, which represents the amount of a homeowners' insurance policy that gunman 20-year-old Adam Lanza's mother had held on her Newton, Connecticut home.


ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:09
Claiming the Quran’s support, the Islamic State codifies sex slavery in conquered regions of Iraq and Syria and uses the practice as a recruiting tool.









Connecticut death row inmates spared

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:06
The supreme court in the US state of Connecticut overturns the death penalty for inmates on death row, deeming it unconstitutional.
Categories: BBC World News

News Analysis: China’s Renminbi Devaluation May Initiate New Phase in Global Currency War

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 05:02
Some analysts say the currency tensions could worsen some of the entrenched problems in the global economy. China’s move also poses a dilemma for the Fed as it considers raising interest rates.









FAA: Pilot reports of drone sightings more than double

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:59

FILE - In this June 11, 2015 file photo, a hexacopter drone is flown in Cordova, Md. Pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year, the Federal Aviation Administration reported Thursday. ¶ There have been more than 650 reports this year by pilots of unmanned aircraft flying near manned aircraft, according to the FAA. There were 238 drone sightings in all of 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Pilot reports of drone sightings so far this year are more than double last year, government regulators say, raising concern about the potential for a deadly collision.


Sorry Kyrgios fined for Wawrinka jibe

BBC World News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:55
Nick Kyrgios apologises after being fined £6,400 for a comment he made to Stanislas Wawrinka about his girlfriend.
Categories: BBC World News

Bystanders grab suspect in Factoria crashes, carjacking attempts

NBA - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:55
A man who allegedly struck seven cars before getting out of his vehicle and trying to carjack two motorists has been arrested by Bellevue police.
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Bystanders grab suspect in Factoria crashes, carjacking attempts

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 04:55
A man who allegedly struck seven cars before getting out of his vehicle and trying to carjack two motorists has been arrested by Bellevue police.
Categories: Sports Center