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Death of baby killed by dog is ruled an accident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:16

In this Sunday, July 20, 2014 photo, a Montgomery County Animal Resource Center officer places a dog into a vehicle in Dayton, Ohio. Police in Dayton say the dog attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy. Police tell The Dayton Daily News that the baby's step-grandmother was watching the infant for the day when her dog attacked and killed him Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/The Dayton Daily News, Andy Sedlak) LOCAL PRINT OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WKEF-TV OUT; WRGT-TV OUT; WDTN-TV OUTDAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The death of a 7-month-old Indiana boy who was attacked and killed by a dog in Ohio has been ruled an accident.


Sand museum captures history of Jersey Shore

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:15

Sand museum captures history of Jersey ShoreA very special museum is set to open in Seaside Park, New Jersey. It documents the history of the boardwalk and every single exhibit is made of sand.


Boater missing after crash in Longport, NJ identified

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:13

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater in Longport, NJ45-year-old Andrew Biddle was one of two men riding in a pontoon boat that hit a buoy then ran into some rocks along the 11th Avenue jetty.


Phillies up security with new metal detectors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:13

Phillies up security with new metal detectorsThe Phillies are trying out a new security measure, having installed metal detectors at one of the entrance gates to Citizens Bank Park.


Temple Univ. team makes breakthrough in HIV-AIDS research

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:09

Temple Univ. team makes breakthrough in HIV-AIDS researchLocal researchers have made a breakthrough in attacking HIV, and it could be the first step toward a cure.


Prisoner scales fence to escape Oregon jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:04
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A man awaiting trial for theft managed to escape an Oregon jail after he was let outside as part of a work crew, fled across the jail parking lot and jumped a fence in the latest in a string of Oregon prisoner escapes, authorities said on Monday. Keith Allen Schmidtke, 38, made his escape on Sunday and was still on the loose on Monday morning. He had been awaiting trial on theft, identity theft and other charges at the Deschutes County Adult Jail in central Oregon. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and local police brought in dogs to assist their search of residential areas near the jail but had so far been unsuccessful at tracking down Schmidtke, said Sergeant Vance Lawrence of the sheriff’s department.

Officers fight subpoenas in theater shootings case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:00
DENVER (AP) — The city of Aurora and two police officers who are potential prosecution witnesses in the Colorado theater shootings case are fighting attempts by defense attorneys to get the officers' disciplinary records.

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:00

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel townA refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims' bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.


Ex-teacher convicted of pushing wife off cliff

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:58
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine man was found guilty Monday of six felonies for bashing his wife on the head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff because of a dispute over an affair and a $4 million inheritance.

Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:57

FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Theodore Wafer listens during a motion hearing in Judge Timothy Kenny's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Jury selection starts Monday, July 21, 2014, in a trial that will put Wafer's self-defense claim to a tough test. The 19-year-old woman, Renisha McBride, was drunk but unarmed when she climbed the steps of his Dearborn Heights porch, 3 ½ hours after crashing her car a few blocks away. Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, he grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted her in the face. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals, File) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALESDETROIT (AP) — Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.


Sand museum captures the Jersey Shore history

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:55

Sand museum captures history of Jersey ShoreA very special museum is set to open in Seaside Park, New Jersey. It documents the history of the boardwalk and every single exhibit is made of sand.


Friend of accused Boston bomber found guilty of obstructing justice

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:25

Courtroom sketch of defendants Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov appearing in front of Federal Magistrate Marianne Bowler, in BostonBy Scott Malone and Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Monday found a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of obstructing the investigation into the deadly blasts by removing a backpack containing fireworks shells from the suspect's dorm room. Kazakh exchange student Azamat Tazhayakov was convicted of conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice for going to suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's room three days after the April 15, 2013, attack and removing the backpack containing the empty fireworks shells. The jury in the federal court trial found Tazhayakov not guilty of similar charges involving a laptop computer.


Texas governor to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:54

Texas Governor Perry awaits the arrival of U.S. President Obama in DallasBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Monday he planned to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to boost security during a surge in illegal immigration by children, a move that could increase pressure on President Barack Obama. Perry, seen as a possible Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race, said the guard troops were needed because the flood of children crossing from Mexico had pushed federal border protection to its limits.


New York court: Spanking was not excessive

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:47
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York court has ruled that a Long Island father used reasonable force when he spanked his 8-year-old son for cursing at an adult.

Facebook 'selfie' leads to shoplifting arrest in Illinois: police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:43
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois woman made police work easy when she allegedly stole a colorful, leopard-pattern dress from a small boutique, then posted a picture of herself wearing it on Facebook, police said on Monday. Danielle Saxton, 27, of West Frankfort allegedly took a dress and other items from Morties Boutique on July 11, and was spotted walking away from the store by the owner's son, said owner Gay Williams Morton and police. The store described the stolen items on Facebook. News travels fast in the small southern Illinois town, and within about two hours, someone sent a link to Saxton's Facebook post, where she'd posted a "selfie" with the message "Love my dress," Morton said.

Texas Governor Perry to deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:42
Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Monday he would deploy up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the state's border with Mexico to boost the state's security effort against illegal immigration. Perry, who had called on U.S. President Barack Obama to send the National Guard to the border, told a news conference he made the move because "the price of inaction is too high for Texas to pay." (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz;

Gay marriage ban remains in effect in Florida Keys

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:42

Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate outside courthouse in MiamiBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A judge in the Florida Keys rejected an emergency motion filed by a gay couple hoping to wed, effectively allowing Florida's state's same-sex marriage ban to remain in effect while it is appealed, likely all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The couple had filed the motion on Monday morning seeking to reinstate the judge's ruling last week which struck down the state's gay marriage ban. On Thursday Circuit Judge Luis Garcia, whose jurisdiction includes the Florida Keys, ordered the Monroe County Clerk of Court to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting on Tuesday. Garcia found that Florida's gay marriage ban approved by voters in 2008 violated the right to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.


Jersey shore carousel up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:41

One of the 58 hand-painted animals on the Seaside Heights N.J. carousel is shown here on Monday July 21, 2014. The historic 82-year-old carousel is being sold this fall after surviving Superstorm Sandy and a devastating boardwalk fire intact. Its owners say it is too expensive to maintain and insure. It is one of only about 150 carousels left in the United States. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived Superstorm Sandy and a devastating fire, but it may not survive changing economics.


Not-guilty plea in Syria war-related passport case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:39
SANTA ANA, California (AP) — A man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying on a passport application so he could allegedly travel to Syria to join a terrorist group.

Obama bestows Medal of Honor on NH veteran

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war.