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AP hires Sergio Bustos as Miami-based politics writer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:09

In this Monday, June 22, 2015 photo, Sergio Bustos poses for a photo in Palm Beach Shores, Fla. Bustos, a veteran political journalist, has been hired by The Associated Press as its Miami-based politics reporter, a key position ahead the 2016 elections. Bustos, 52, joins the AP from the Miami Herald, where he has led that newspaper’s politics and state government coverage since 2010, worked with PolitiFactFlorida.com in partnership with the Tampa Bay Times and served as the paper’s Sunday editor.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Sergio Bustos, a veteran political journalist, has been hired by The Associated Press as the news cooperative's Miami-based politics reporter, a key position ahead the 2016 elections.


Capitol Visitor Center reopened, no fire found

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center was reopened on Tuesday after no fire was discovered following the sounding of a fire alarm, U.S. Capitol Police said.

Suspect in rock throwing that hurt teacher weighs plea deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:37
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is considering a plea bargain for his role in a rock-throwing incident last year that badly injured an Ohio teacher traveling on Interstate 80.

AccuWeather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:34

 Severe Thunderstorm Watch issuedMeteorologist David Murphy says we'll see highs in the 90s and heat indices around 100 and potentially strong afternoon thunderstorms.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:32
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia governor moves to have Confederate flag banished from state license plates.

New groom spends night in jail on charges he assaulted bride

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:30
DONORA, Pa. (AP) — A groom spent his wedding night in jail after police say he assaulted his bride in their western Pennsylvania home after both were drinking at their reception.

Employee charged with assaulting 14-year-old girl in North Philadelphia store

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:28

Employee charged with assaulting 14-year-old girl in North Philadelphia storeAn employee of a corner store in North Philadelphia has been charged in the assault of a teenage girl.


Famed Philly cheesesteak shop removes Confederate decal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:25
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A famed south Philadelphia cheesesteak shop has taken down a Confederate flag-themed sticker after a resident complained.

Prosecutors: Release man, 91, convicted for hauling drugs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:04
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to grant the release of a 91-year-old Indiana man who was convicted of taking more than a ton of cocaine to Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.

Lawyers for teen charged with killing seek change of venue

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:01
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his math teacher say their client's right to a fair trial has been "poisoned" by extensive news coverage not only of the criminal charges against him, but of the numerous tributes to the teacher.

Serial groper on the loose at Florida International

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 21:30
MIAMI (AP) — Officials are searching for a serial groper at Florida International University in Miami-Dade County.

Former U.S. agent to plead guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 21:12
Carl Force, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, has agreed to plead guilty on July 1 to charges of extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, according to papers filed on Monday in federal court in San Francisco. The deal came after prosecutors last week reached a plea agreement with Shaun Bridges, a former Secret Service agent who was charged along with Force in March with stealing bitcoins, the web-based digital currency, during the investigation.

Driver injured in crash on I-295 in Burlington County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 20:19

Driver injured in crash on I-295 in Burlington CountyA motorist is hospitalized after a crash on I-295 in Burlington County.


Baltimore statue honoring Confederate soldiers painted over

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 19:46
BALTIMORE (AP) — Someone painted the words "Black Lives Matter" on a statue honoring Confederate soldiers in Baltimore.

Maryland governor says he first detected tumor while shaving

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 19:27

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during a news conference about his cancer diagnoses in Annapolis, Md., Monday, June 22, 2015. Hogan has "very advanced" and "very aggressive" cancer of the lymph nodes, but he said Monday he will continue to work as the state's chief elected official. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he is moved by the outpouring of support he's receiving from around the state and country after revealing his recent cancer diagnosis.


Judge to consider request to suspend federal oil, gas rules

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 19:01
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New rules for hydraulic fracturing and other petroleum industry practices on federal land are headed before a judge in Wyoming.

U.S. arrests 1,140 on child sexual predation charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 18:54
The United States has arrested 1,140 people on charges of sexually preying on children as part of a nationwide sweep to protect children, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. The arrests stemmed from a two-month operation in April and May tracking alleged offenders who use the Internet to lure youths and traffic them into commercial sexual exploitation, child pornography and traveling abroad to engage in child sex tourism, it said in a news release. In Texas, for example, 17 men were charged with a range of crimes that included stalking children on the Internet for sex, and possession and distribution of child pornography, it said.

Sean 'Diddy' Combs released after arrest at UCLA, where son plays football

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 17:59

Sean 'Diddy' Combs released after arrest at UCLA, where son plays footballHip-hop music mogul Diddy was released from jail after an alleged assault with a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of UCLA, where his son is on the football team, police said.