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Texans plead guilty to stealing more than 50,000 pieces of mail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:31
Two Texans pleaded guilty to stealing more than 50,000 pieces of mail and then removing checks, credits cards and other items from letters that they turned into cash and merchandise, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday. Charles Hattenbach, 39 of Temple, Texas, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of conspiracy to steal mail, one count of bank fraud, one count of theft of government property and three counts of aggravated identity theft, they said. His co-defendant, Kathryn Hubbert, 28 also of Temple, pleaded guilty last month to similar charges. They could receive up to 30 years in a federal prison for bank fraud, up to five years for conspiracy to steal mail, up to 10 years for theft of government property and consecutive two-year federal prison terms for each aggravated identity theft charge, they said.

New homes built for families in Point Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:30

New homes built for families in Point BreezeHabitat for Humanity along with more than 50 volunteers came together to build affordable homes for low-income families in Point Breeze.


Florida judge strikes down voter-approved same-sex marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:28

People hold signs at a gay rights rally following the U.S. Supreme Court strike down of the Defense of Marriage Act, in Fort LauderdaleBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A county judge in Florida struck down on Thursday the state's gay marriage ban, the latest in a string of court rulings across the United States voiding state laws that restrict the right of same-sex couples to marry. 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 next Tuesday. While the ruling applies to only one Florida county, it marks the first decision in several court cases across the state challenging a same-sex marriage ban approved by Florida voters in 2008. Garcia ruled in favor of two male bartenders living in Key West seeking the right to marry, saying Florida's gay marriage ban violated their rights to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.


Judge sets new Dec. 8 trial date for James Holmes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:25
DENVER (AP) — Defendant James Holmes had been scheduled go on trial in October, but District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. ordered a delay because a doctor requested more time to complete Holmes' second sanity evaluation.

Suspect arraigned in murder of art school grad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:24

Suspect arraigned in murder of art school gradThe suspect who Philadelphia police say murdered a recent art school graduate and stuffed her body in a duffel bag, has been formally arraigned.


Christie aide: I didn't alert bosses about jams

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:24

Regina Egea, left, answers a question as she appears before the legislative panel investigating politically motivated traffic jams, Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. Egea, Gov. Chris Christie's pick to be his next chief of staff, is set to be the fifth person from his administration to appear before a joint legislative committee investigating politically motivated traffic jams. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An aide to Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that she did not alert any of her bosses when she learned about the closure of lanes leading up to the George Washington Bridge in part because she believed someone else was trying to get to the bottom of it.


President Obama visits I-495 bridge in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:20

President Obama visits I-495 bridge in DelawarePresident Barack Obama traveled to Delaware on Thursday, visiting the site of the closed Interstate 495 bridge in Wilmington as part of a transportation funding push.


Lawsuit filed against moving company first exposed on Action News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:19

Lawsuit filed against moving company first exposed on Action NewsThe New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs has filed a lawsuit against a moving company first exposed as part of an Action News Hidden Camera Investigation.


Bank customer among 3 dead in holdup and shootout

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:19

This Wednesday July 16, 2014 image provided by the Stockton Police Department shows a condolence letter written for Misty Holt-Singh, who was married with children, one of the victims of a bank robbery Wednesday July 16, 2014 in Stockton, Calif. Three bank robbers took three women hostage as they made a getaway and waged a high-speed gunbattle with police that left three people dead and cars and homes riddled with bullets, authorities said. (AP Photo/Stockton Police Department)STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle in which two holdup men were also killed.


Allman movie: Filmmakers speak out on train crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:17
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever." But they insisted they committed no crimes that put their crew in harm's way.

Co-author: Sniper did not want to name Ventura

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:17
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The co-author of "American Sniper" testified Thursday that former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle did not want to name former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura as the man Kyle allegedly punched in a California bar in 2006.

VA secretary: Albuquerque staff acted properly

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:16

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks to reporters Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque after visiting with staff. Gibson said staffers at Albuquerque’s VA hospital responded properly when a veteran collapsed and died in medical center's cafeteria. Hospital staff faced scrutiny after the death of 71-year-old Jim Napoleon Garcia, who received CPR on the floor while an ambulance was called to take him to an emergency room 500 yards away last month. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Thursday that staffers at Albuquerque's VA hospital responded properly when a veteran died after collapsing in the medical center's cafeteria.


Fire in Temple University high rise on North Broad Street

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:14

Fire in Temple University high rise on North Broad StreetPhiladelphia firefighters were called to the scene of a fire inside a Temple University high rise building on North Broad Street.


UN chief calls for Ukraine crash investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says "there is clearly a need for a full and transparent international investigation" into the plane crash in Ukraine.

NY transit strike averted, tentative contract deal reached

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:13

Commuters leave a Long Island Railroad train at Pennsylvania Station in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A threatened strike on New York's Long Island Rail Road was averted on Thursday when the transit authority and labor unions reached a tentative contract deal, bringing relief to thousands of riders who had been dreading a painful commute. The announcement came after Governor Andrew Cuomo urged leaders from the state-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the eight unions representing about 5,400 rail workers to meet at his New York City office to resolve their differences. "There's no doubt there was a very wide gulf that had to be crossed and the good news is that they did," Cuomo said at a press conference where he was flanked by Thomas Prendergast, the MTA's chairman and CEO, and Anthony Simon, the unions' chief negotiator. The unions had threatened to walk out over the weekend, leaving roughly 145,000 weekday riders on the nation's busiest commuter railroad scrambling to travel between New York City and the suburbs and harming the region's businesses.


Official: Fewer kids detained recently at border

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:03
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials say a region in South Texas overwhelmed by immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S. has detained fewer minors in the last 10 days.

2 Fla. cases of mosquito virus contracted in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:02
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Health officials are reporting the first domestically-acquired infections in the United States of a mosquito-borne virus that has spread rapidly through the Caribbean.

Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:58

This photo taken with a fisheye lens on July 3, 2014 shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft on Thursday, July 17, 2014 announced it will lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices.


Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:58

This photo taken with a fisheye lens on July 3, 2014 shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft on Thursday, July 17, 2014 announced it will lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices.


Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:58

In this June 24, 2014 photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbook poses for a portrait in New York. Westbrook partnered with Barneys New York to create an exclusive collection of menswear called Westbrook–XO-Barneys New York, available on Thursday, July 17. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Go shopping with powerhouse basketball player Russell Westbrook — whose colorful style has made headlines outside of sports — and you'll probably be surprised by his favorite section: the sale rack.