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Man arrested over bounty hunter raid on Arizona police chief's home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:03
A bounty hunter believed responsible for deliberately giving a rival false information that led to a mistaken raid on the Phoenix police chief’s home was arrested on Tuesday, police said. Aaron Bray, 28, was taken into custody and booked into county jail on suspicion of one count of felony computer tampering for allegedly creating the face-off at Chief Joseph Yahner’s Phoenix home on Aug. 4. Police said Bray is accused of sending a text message to bounty hunter Brent Farley telling him that an Oklahoma fugitive wanted on a drug charge was at the chief’s address, sparking the raid by 11 individuals.

Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:01

Chris Schulte, incident commander for the Chelan Complex Fire, talks to reporters, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Chelan, Wash. Crews were continuing to fight several large wildfires in the area Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires are putting such a strain on the nation's firefighting resources that authorities have activated the military and sought international help to beat back scores of blazes burning uncontrolled throughout the dry West.


Atlantic Tropical Storm Danny strengthens; no threat to land

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:00
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Danny is strengthening over the Atlantic Ocean but remains well out to sea.

SJ murder suspects killed in officer-involved shootings ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:58

SJ murder suspects killed in officer-involved shootings ID'dSan Jose police have identified two suspects killed in two separate officer-involved shootings and are asking a third person suspected in the brutal murder of a 38-year-old man to turn himself in.


Flash flood leaves group of tourists stranded on Big Island

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:52
HONOLULU (AP) — A group of tourists riding all-terrain vehicles in a remote, mountainous part of Hawaii's Big Island had to climb trees to keep from being swept over a 75-foot waterfall during a flash flood.

FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:46

FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictionsThe Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.


Prosecutor: Mom says she killed young sons to help daughter

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:43

This photo provided by the Logan County Jail shows Brittany Pilkington, who calmly called 911 to report her baby son wasn't breathing on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, and then hours later confessed to killing him and her two other young sons over the past several months, police said. Pilkington was charged with three counts of murder and was jailed Tuesday, said police in Bellefontaine, Ohio. (Logan County Jail via AP)BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A woman calmly called 911 to report her baby son wasn't breathing on Tuesday and then hours later confessed to killing him and her two other young sons over the past several months because her husband ignored their daughter, authorities said.


Three missing, home destroyed by Alaska landslide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:32
(Reuters) - Three people, including a fire marshal, were missing and a home was destroyed when a landslide hit a small Alaska town on Tuesday, officials said. Residents in Sitka were evacuated amid heavy rains that triggered the landslides, Sitka city and borough spokeswoman Sara Peterson said. One home was destroyed and another was damaged, along with an office building, Peterson said.

Students begin moving into Hawaii dorms after fatal fall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:29
HONOLULU (AP) — The students assigned to the University of Hawaii apartment where a man fell out of a window to his death while trying to stop another man from jumping off a 14th-floor ledge will have the option to get new housing arrangements.

Lawyers: Accuser's testimony in prep school rape case is key

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:25

Owen Labrie looks around the courtroom during his trial, in Merrimack County Superior Court, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Concord, N.H. During opening statements, prosecutors said Labrie raped a 15-year-old freshman as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the trial of a prep school graduate charged with raping a freshman girl as part of a campus practice of sexual conquest told jurors on Tuesday the case hinges on the accuser's credibility.


Popular Radnor Chinese restaurant Yangming shut down over roaches

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:23

Popular Radnor Twp. Chinese restaurant Yangming shut down over roachesInstead of dinner, customers arriving at Yangming in Radnor, Delaware County Tuesday night were met with a note on the front door from the health department stating that the restaurant was closed due to insect and rodent infestation.


TV report: Ex-Subway pitchman to admit to child-porn charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:19

 Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to plead guilty in child porn investigationINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to child-pornography charges, an Indiana television station reported Tuesday.


FBI investigating Ashley Madison website hack: owner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:01
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating last month's data breach of cheating spouses website AshleyMadison.com, the website's owner said on Tuesday as it lashed out at the hackers for hurting what it said were "innocent" citizens. It was the first time Avid Line Media confirmed the FBI had joined the investigation. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Toronto Police Services are also involved, it said.

Second Yosemite National Park visitor diagnosed with plague

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:00

California Department of Public Heath workers treat the ground to ward off fleas at the Crane Flat campground in Yosemite National ParkA second person to visit California's Yosemite National Park has been diagnosed with the plague, the latest of several such infections in the Western United States this year, health officials said on Tuesday. The traveler from Georgia spent time vacationing in Yosemite, the Sierra National Forest and other nearby areas earlier this month before coming down with a presumptive positive case of the disease, the California Department of Public Health said in a statement. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still performing confirmatory testing, the statement said.


U.S. doctor's Washington state license suspended over troop training

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:49
The suspension of Dr. John Hagmann's license by the Medical Quality Assurance Commission reciprocated the stripping of his license in Virginia in June after testimony that he plied students with hypnotic drugs during battlefield-trauma training. Witnesses told the Virginia Board of Medicine that Hagmann, who had earned at least $10.5 million in government contracts since 2005, had performed penile nerve blocks and dangerous procedures, including intentionally inducing shock. "It is ordered that respondent's license to practice as a physician and surgeon is summarily suspended pending further disciplinary proceedings by the commission," the Washington state panel said in an order dated Aug. 14.

4 struck by car in Burlington County, 2 critical

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:46

1 dead, 3 critical after struck by car in Burlington CountySeveral people have been injured after being struck by a vehicle in Burlington County.


2nd arrest after bad tip led to Phoenix police chief's home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:45
PHOENIX (AP) — A second man has been arrested in the case of an anonymous tip leading armed bounty hunters to swarm Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner's home.

Sandra Bland's death launches new hearings on jail suicides

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:40
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death of Sandra Bland in a rural county lockup launched a new review of jail safety in Texas, but state lawmakers were noncommittal Tuesday about whether Bland's family would be part of the process.

Woman reunited with stolen Picasso Vase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:39
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been reunited with a Pablo Picasso vase stolen two years ago after it showed up at a Florida auction house.

The great snake hunt: 'Python Challenge' comes to Everglades

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:38
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Snake-hunters take note: Authorities are expanding Florida's next public hunt for invasive Burmese pythons into Everglades National Park.