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New study: Risk of ID theft at epidemic levels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:30

 Risk of ID theft at epidemic levelsAccording to a new study, consumers are at a greater risk now for identity theft then they have ever been before.


Police, FBI search for body in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:29

Police, FBI search for body in Camden, N.J.Several law enforcement agencies descended on a home in Camden Tuesday in search of a body believed to be linked to a cold case investigation.


Washington state park closes over health scare

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:29
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Kitsap County, Washington, have temporarily closed Horseshoe Lake County Park while they investigate an outbreak of norovirus-type illness.

Arizona town protests arrival of undocumented migrant kids

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:27
By Paul Ingram ORACLE Ariz. (Reuters) - Waving U.S. flags and playing patriotic music, dozens of people protested in southern Arizona on Tuesday against the arrival of undocumented immigrant children for processing at a center near the border before being sent home. In a scene reminiscent of similar protests in California, about 65 demonstrators gathered near the small town of Oracle to complain that the federal government's response to a surge of new arrivals from Central America was putting their communities at risk. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who has been a sharp critic of the Obama administration's border policy, had said about 40 immigrant children were to be bused to an academy north of Tucson, even though residents did not want them there. "We don't need an additional issue here when we have our hands full with drug smugglers and others who pass through our county," Babeu told the demonstrators.

Ohio inmate who shot to death ailing wife dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:23
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 68-year-old Ohio man who said he acted out of love when he shot to death his ailing wife in her hospital bed died while serving his six-year sentence, his attorney and the state prisons department said Tuesday.

Jersey City police officer shoots man after attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:23
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City police officer shot a man who authorities say attacked the officer and his partner with a sharpened fence post early Tuesday.

Ohio woman critical after rock dropped on car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:23
MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) — An Ohio teacher is in critical condition five days after police say a group of teens dropped a rock onto her car from a highway overpass.

Half brothers fight over lottery winnings in Pennsylvania court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:21
By David DeKok CARLISLE Pa. (Reuters) - Two estranged half brothers faced off on Tuesday in a Pennsylvania court in a fight over a winning million-dollar lottery ticket. Ira Sharp claims he gave his half brother Charles Meehan $20 to buy a Hot Million instant ticket in Johnny Joe's sports bar and they agreed to split any winnings, Sharp's attorney R. Mark Thomas said in the Cumberland County Court of Pleas. Meehan in effect agreed to give half the winnings to his half brother by accepting the $20, Thomas said in his opening statement. "Mr. Meehan wanted to help his half brother, to give him some of the winnings,” the lawyer said.

Pistol-wearing man allowed to vote in Alabama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:14
PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — A member of the gun rights group BamaCarry was allowed to vote while wearing a holstered pistol, but police later asked him to leave the front of the polling place.

Missouri man gets 14 years in sex trafficking case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:12
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for taking a developmentally delayed teenage girl from Massachusetts to a motel in Rhode Island, where he sold her to a man for $40 and two packs of cigarettes to use for sex.

Church lawyer details cover-up claims on sex abuse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:11

In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Jennifer Haselberger shares her story during an interview in St. Paul, Minn., with The Associated Press. Haselberger, the whistleblower who took on the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis about allegations of clergy sexual misconduct, said in an affidavit released Tuesday, July 15, 2014, that archbishops and staff ignored the 2002 pledge by Roman Catholic bishops to keep abusive clergy out of parishes. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)A canon lawyer alleging a widespread cover-up of clergy sex misconduct in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has made her most detailed claims yet, accusing archbishops and their top staff of lying to the public and of ignoring the U.S. bishops' pledge to have no tolerance of priests who abuse.


Anxiety grows as possible NY rail strike nears

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:49

01 a.m. next Sunday, would affect 300,000 daily riders who travel in and out of New York City from Long Island. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Anxiety grew among the nearly 300,000 daily riders caught in the middle of a labor dispute as a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad grew closer.


Authorities: Nebraska man spotted naked on I-80

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:49
WAVERLY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a Nebraska man was walking around naked on Interstate 80 before damaging a passing vehicle.

Man killed in front of son in California freeway shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:43
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A blast of gunfire killed an automobile mechanic and wounded a cousin who was driving him home from work as their teenage sons sat behind the two men in a Southern California freeway shooting that has left police searching for suspects and a motive. Agustin Villegas, 32, was riding in the front passenger seat of the family pickup truck through Anaheim on Monday night when the front passenger and driver-side windows exploded in shards of glass, Anaheim Police Lieutenant Bob Dunn said. By the time California Highway Patrol officers arrived on the scene, however, Villegas, was dead from a gunshot wound.

Government report finds 2.3 percent of Americans gay or bisexual

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:41

Bernie Liang and Ryan Hamachek show their rings after getting married outside Seattle City HallU.S. government data released on Tuesday showed that 2.3 percent of American adults are either gay or bisexual and that these men and women more often reported serious anxiety and having self-destructive habits than their straight peers. This year's National Health Interview Survey was the first to ask about sexual orientation in addition to health habits in its 57-year history, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Bisexual women were twice as likely to experience serious anxiety while bisexual men were more likely to indulge in binge drinking than others, according to the survey. Bisexual women were twice as likely to report having serious anxiety than any other group, with almost 11 percent saying they had been distressed in the past month.


Judge upholds suit over Marine's missing heart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:36
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a Marine whose body came back from Greece without his heart can pursue negligence claims against the United States, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled. However, the judge found that Greek officials and the Athens hospital where the autopsy was performed are immune from the Pennsylvania family's lawsuit.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:33

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 14, 2014:


Not-guilty plea in alleged sheik extortion scheme

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:31
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted by a Saudi sheik's son in a scheme to extort at least $15 million has pleaded not guilty to felony charges.

Judge upholds lawsuit over Marine's missing heart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:30
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge says the family of a Marine whose body came back from Greece missing his heart can pursue negligence claims against the United States.

California water wasters could be fined $500 a day

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:30
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In one of the most drastic responses yet to California's drought, state regulators on Tuesday will consider fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles and other outdoor uses.