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Lawyer to ask feds to probe Utah police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 07:19

Susan Hunt, left, the mother of Darrien Hunt, is hugged by her sister, Cynthia Moss, during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. An attorney for the family of Darrien Hunt, a black 22-year-old who was fatally shot by Utah police, says he is going to ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting and reports of racial discrimination in the Salt Lake City suburb of Saratoga Springs where it occurred. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An attorney for the family of a black man who was killed by Utah police said Friday he will ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting.


Prosecutor: Charges weren't ready in casino crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 07:18
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drug tests weren't back yet, and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who got out of jail and committed suicide after he was accused of crashing his vehicle through casino doors at the Stratosphere on the Las Vegas Strip, District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Friday.

Virginia storm temporarily halts probe into girls' 1975 disappearance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 07:10
(Reuters) - Authorities said bad weather on Friday cut short the work of investigators in rural Virginia probing the abduction and murder of two young sisters who disappeared while going to see an Easter exhibit at a Maryland shopping mall nearly 40 years ago. For a week, detectives have been looking for evidence and gathering information around Taylor Mountain, east of Roanoke, in connection with a person of interest in the case who was named earlier this year. ...

Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 07:02

NFL Commissioner Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy in New YorkBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league. Rules governing personal conduct for players and other employees will change, he said, and experts from outside the league will help it shape that new policy. ...


License plate scanner networks capture movements

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:54

San Diego County Deputy Sheriff Ben Chassen looks at a monitor as his vehicle reads the license plates of cars in a parking lot Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in San Marcos, Calif. A San Diego man is suing the San Diego Association of Governments for records collected on his vehicle by a plate-reader network that runs on information supplied by the San Diego Police Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and eight other police departments. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement.


Three peanut company officials guilty in deadly salmonella outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:51
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Three former peanut company officials were found guilty on Friday in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds, federal prosecutors said. The contamination at the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Georgia, led to one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history and forced the company into liquidation. "The defendants made a decision that they were more interested in hefty profits than in healthy peanut products," Georgia-based U.S. ...

Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:49
NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence.

New indictment against ex-BP exec

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:48
A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Friday's superseding indictment ...

Pennsylvania boy, nine, feared kidnapped on sailboat in Pacific Ocean

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:47
SEATTLE (Reuters) - An international search was underway on Friday for a Washington state father who vanished on a sailboat with his 9-year-old son, possibly to islands in the Puget Sound or South Pacific, or to Mexico, officials said. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, after he was charged a week ago in U.S. District Court in Seattle with international parental kidnapping, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Hanson was thought to be traveling "somewhere on the Pacific Ocean" with his son, Billy, the FBI said. The 9-year-old never boarded a Sept. ...

Accreditation agency places Corinthian under warning

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:44
(Reuters) - Corinthian Colleges Inc said the accreditation agency looking into its placement records has directed the for-profit college to notify its students that it is under warning. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges places colleges under warning when it has reason to believe that a school is not in compliance with accreditation standards and other requirements, ACCSC's website said. For-profit colleges, which rely heavily on federal student aid funds, have come under fire in recent years for their poor track record in helping students find employment. ...

Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:41

Cody Cousins arrives at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse for sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder last month for the Jan. 21 attack during which 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin, was killed inside a classroom filled with students on the West Lafayette campus. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALESLAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill.


Police say man, missing Va. student were at bar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:37
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student said Friday that they have talked to a man they believe was with her in a bar the night she went missing but did not have enough information to arrest or detain him after searching his car and apartment.

Who saved a father's life at Philadelphia International Airport?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:34

Who saved a father's life at Philadelphia International Airport?A Delaware County native is asking for everyone's help in finding the nurse who saved his father's life.


Mother, stepfather sought in disappearance of four Mississippi girls

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:33
By Therese Apel CANTON Miss (Reuters) - The mother and stepfather of four young Mississippi girls missing for nearly two weeks are being sought by authorities in connection with their disappearance, with the girls feared to be in danger, police said Friday. Arrest warrants have been issued for Sonia Elisabeth Coronado and Fernando Coria-Pelay, both 24, over the girls' disappearance. Coria-Pelay had been barred from being in contact with the girls, who range in age from 1 to 6, after he was charged in May with felony child abuse, authorities said. ...

Crozer-Chester Medical Center nurses ready for strike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:25

Crozer-Chester Medical Center nurses ready for strikeThe nurses from Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Delaware County are ready to walk off the job this weekend.


Expert says chokehold caused NYC man's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:23
NEW YORK (AP) — An expert forensic pathologist hired by the family of a New York City man whose death in a police chokehold this summer was ruled a homicide said Friday he agreed with the findings of the city's medical examiner after reviewing the man's organs, slides and the final autopsy report.

3 hurt, including 2 firefighters, in massive warehouse fire in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:21

3 hurt, including 2 firefighters, in massive warehouse fire in KensingtonThree people, including 2 Philadelphia firefighters, have been injured in a massive warehouse fire in Kensington.


Police: Airport lockdown followed drug shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:15

Hundreds of travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's terminal 4 wait for police to search for an armed suspect, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The suspect is believed to be involved in a Tempe shooting. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Charlie Leight)TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An attempted drug transaction triggered a shooting that led to a three-hour lockdown of the busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, police said Friday.


Mistrial declared for Governor Corbett's former son-in-law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:08

Mistrial declared for Governor Corbett's former son-in-lawA jury in Philadelphia could not reach a verdict on theft charges against Gov. Tom Corbett's ex-son-in-law.


Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:02

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad. With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief. (AP Photo/Ahmed Saad, Pool)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.