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N.Y. court asked to freeze Turkish family's assets in UAE bank

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:42
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y.(Reuters) - An attorney for a Motorola subsidiary asked New York's top state court on Tuesday to allow it to freeze the assets of a Turkish family held by a branch of an international bank in the United Arab Emirates. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan in 2003 ruled that the Uzan family owed Motorola Credit Corp more than $2 billion and tacked on $1 billion in punitive damages in 2006. ...

Cancer patient passes away after hospital wedding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:37

Cancer patient passes away after hospital weddingA cancer patient has passed away almost two weeks after she was married at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.


Cops: No past reason to enter remains-filled home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:33

An exterminator enters through the back door of a house where a Massachusetts prosecutor said the bodies of three infants were found earlier this week on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in, Blackstone, Mass. A Blackstone police office standing post outside the house talks with a member of the inspections services division of the Blackstone health department at left. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police responded to several calls in recent years from a home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home, according to police logs released Tuesday.


Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:33

Michael Brandon Hill sits at the defense table in court during his hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Decatur, Ga. Hill, 21, pleaded guilty to multiple charges and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Hill entered the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy near Decatur on Aug. 20, 2013, armed with a rifle patterned after an AK-47 and nearly 500 bullets, according to police. He repeatedly fired at police from inside the school before school bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff persuaded him to surrender. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Spink, Pool)DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.


Rochester, N.Y., man charged with trying to help Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Rochester, New York, man has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. A federal grand jury in Rochester handed down a seven-count indictment against Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, following an investigation by the FBI's Rochester Joint Terrorism Task Force, a Justice Department statement said. ...

Man pleads guilty to shipping equipment to Syria

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:16
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania businessman has acknowledged conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and lab equipment to Syria.

Retired agent awarded $173,000 in ATF lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:13
PHOENIX (AP) — A retired federal agent was awarded $173,000 after a judge found the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives breached a 2007 settlement that resolved the agent's complaint that the agency didn't properly investigate threats made against him after his undercover investigation of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

Judge OKs NYC taxi-access deal for disabled people

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:12
NEW YORK (AP) — Citing a historic baseball moment, a federal judge has formally approved a deal making at least half of New York City's taxi fleet wheelchair-accessible by 2020.

Iowa man pleads guilty in girl's 1974 slaying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:10

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Wapello, Iowa County Jail shows Robert "Gene" Pilcher. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Pilcher pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1974 death of Mary Jayne Jones who was found shot to death at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold her killer responsible. (AP Photos/Wapello County Jail, File)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 1974 slaying of a teenage girl at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold her killer responsible.


Teen critical from stun gun; FBI investigates case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:08

In this photo provided by Daniel J. Haus, attorney for the family, is Bryce Masters with his mother, Stacy Masters. The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue 17-year-old Bryce during a traffic stop Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition. (AP Photo/family photo via Daniel Haus)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Doctors were trying Tuesday to awaken a suburban Kansas City teenager who was put in a medically induced coma after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun in an incident the FBI is investigating.


Key witness cross-examined in trial of Connecticut ex-governor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:02

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR ROWLAND MAKES RESIGNATION SPEECH.By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Prosecutors cross-examined a key witness in the trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland on Tuesday, aiming to undermine defense testimony that Rowland's contract with a nursing home operator was legitimate and not a cover for paid work on a political campaign. Brian Bedard, Apple Health Care Inc's executive vice president and chief operating officer, told the court that while carrying out his duties with the company, he was expected to work on the congressional campaign that his boss's wife was waging. In questioning Bedard in U.S. ...


NYC's Sept. 11 museum gets 1 millionth visitor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:59
NEW YORK (AP) — The museum at the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has gotten its 1 millionth visitor just under four months after opening to the public.

N.Y. court asked to freeze Turkish family's assets in UAE bank

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:54
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y.(Reuters) - An attorney for a Motorola subsidiary has asked New York's top state court on Tuesday to allow it to freeze the assets of a Turkish family held by branch of an international bank in the United Arab Emirates. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan in 2003 ruled that the Uzan family owed Motorola Credit Corp more than $2 billion and tacked on $1 billion in punitive damages in 2006. ...

Brawl erupts during custody hearing at North Carolina courthouse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:53

Brawl erupts during custody hearing at North Carolina courthouseFamily court cases can be very emotional, but few rise to the level of a recent hearing in Durham.


US senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:50
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.

Ohio woman wants playing cards to publicize crimes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:32

This photo made Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Cincinnati, snows a deck of cold case playing cards featuring 65 of Cincinnati's cold case homicides, including that of Daniel "Chaz" Dudley, who was shot and killed in Hartwell, in September 2007. The cards are produced by Dudley's family who hope the cards will help with unsolved criminal cases. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer/ Amanda Rossmann) No SalesCINCINNATI (AP) — A crime victim advocate's use of decks of cards intended to help solve cold-case homicides is getting a boost from some Cincinnati officials.


Man sent to California from Czech Republic on kidnap, torture charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:25
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man accused of abducting a medical pot shop owner and joining others in torturing the man and severing his penis has been extradited to California from the Czech Republic to face charges, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Hossein Nayeri, 35, fled from the United States to Iran after the 2012 kidnapping and torture of the cannabis dispensary owner, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. ...

Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build 'space taxis' for NASA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:15
By Irene Klotz and Andrea Shalal CAPE CANAVERAL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday. The U.S. space agency also considered a bid by privately owned Sierra Nevada Corp, but opted to award long-time aerospace contractor Boeing and California's SpaceX with contracts valued at a combined $6.8 billion to develop, certify and fly their seven-person capsules. Boeing was awarded $4. ...

Franklin Mills changes name to Philadelphia Mills

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:10

Franklin Mills changes name to Philadelphia MillsIn a flash, Franklin Mills has changed its name to Philadelphia Mills.


Ex-police chief gets 10 years in kidnap-kill case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:10
NEW YORK (AP) — The former police chief at a Massachusetts veterans hospital was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer.