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Woman struck, killed by duck boat in Philadelphia's Chinatown section

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 11:15

Woman struck, killed by duck boat in Philadelphia's Chinatown sectionA female tourist was struck and killed by a 'Ride the Ducks' boat vehicle in Philadelphia's Chinatown section.


Court: Family mistakenly notified of woman's death can't sue

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 11:12

April "Abby" Guerra speaks to reporters in Phoenix Friday, May 8, 2015. In 2010, Arizona Department of Public Safety officers told her parents in that Abby, then 19, had been killed in a rollover car accident. Maria and Jose Guerra spent six days thinking their daughter was dead when instead it was one of her friends who died. The Guerras sued for negligence, saying the officer owed a duty of care to ensure they had correctly identified the victim. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday, May 8, 2015 that the family can't sue the state, saying imposing such a duty could cause officers to delay next-of-kin notifications.(Matthew Casey/Arizona Republic via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — For six days, the family of 19-year-old April Guerra mourned her death because they thought she was killed in a car wreck. It turns out, she wasn't.


Multiple people sickened at East Falls drug rehab center

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 11:10

Multiple people sickened at East Falls drug rehab centerMultiple people have been hospitalized after being sickened at a drug rehab facility in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.


Suspect wanted for kidnapping, sex assault in Fishtown ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 11:07

Suspect wanted for kidnapping, sex assault in Fishtown ID'dPolice have identified the suspect wanted for the abduction and sexual assault of a woman in Philadelphia's Fishtown section.


Woman hit, killed by Philadelphia duck tour boat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:56
(Reuters) - A woman was struck and killed by an amphibious sightseeing tour vehicle in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. The woman, who was in her 60s and not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Ride the Ducks vehicle crash in the city's Chinatown neighborhood around 5:25 p.m. local time, police said. "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Ride The Ducks organization are with the family and friends of the pedestrian involved in an accident that occurred this afternoon," the company said in a statement. Witness Thomas Massaro told the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper that he heard a scream before he saw the woman get dragged under the vehicle.

San Diego police chief orders officers to keep body cameras on

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:54

A Colorado Springs police officer poses with a Digital Ally First Vu HD body worn camera outside the police department in Colorado SpringsSan Diego's police chief, already conducting a probe into why a body camera worn by one of her policemen was not turned on when he shot and killed an Afghan immigrant, has ordered all of the department's officers to turn them on before arriving at calls. San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman on Thursday promised a full investigation into why Officer Neal Browder did not have his camera turned on when he shot and killed Fridoon Rawshannehad in an alley behind an adult bookstore on April 30. "We are revising our body-worn camera procedure and officers will now be trained to start recording prior to their arrival on radio calls that are likely to result in an enforcement contact," Zimmerman said in a written statement.


Officers charged in arrested man's death want case dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:51

This file photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department on Friday, May 1, 2015 shows, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, the six police officers charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. Attorneys for the six officers asked a judge Friday, May 8, 2015, to dismiss the case or assign it to someone other than the city's top prosecutor, who they say has too many conflicts of interest to remain objective.(Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a man who died of a spinal injury he received while in custody asked a judge Friday to dismiss the case or assign it to someone other than the city's top prosecutor, who they say has too many conflicts of interest to remain objective.


Ana's winds strengthen as storm approaches US coast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:50

This NOAA satellite image shows subtropical storm Ana, expected to move toward the southeastern US over the next 48 hours, on May 8, 2015MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say subtropical storm Ana's winds have strengthened as it nears North and South Carolina.


US launches its own investigation of Baltimore police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:39

Attorney General Loretta LynchWASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department waded anew Friday into fraught big city police-community relations, with new Attorney General Loretta Lynch declaring the subject "one of the most challenging issues of our time." She announced a wide-ranging investigation into Baltimore's police.


Judge stops recall effort against auditor from going forward

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:03
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that a recall petition filed against indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley did not meet the legal threshold necessary for backers to begin collecting signatures from state voters.

FBI agent shot in leg while serving warrant in Denver suburb

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 09:58
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — An FBI agent who was serving an arrest warrant at a suburban Denver motel Friday was shot in the leg by the suspect but is expected to survive. The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Philadelphia duck boat runs over, kills woman, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 09:49
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A small, amphibious tourist boat ran over a woman crossing a downtown street Friday evening, killing her, police said.

Officers charged in arrested man's death want case dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 09:20
BALTIMORE (AP) — Six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the death of a man who received a spinal injury while in their custody want a judge to dismiss the case, saying in court documents they are the victims of an "overzealous prosecution" riddled with personal and political conflicts of interest.

Los Angeles gives first approval to earthquake rules for cell towers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:56
Los Angeles is close to having the first-ever seismic standards for building cellphone towers in the United States, as leaders gave preliminary approval on Friday to regulations intended to ensure residents will be able to communicate following a major earthquake. The rules, which still must be approved by the Los Angeles City Council on a second vote as early as next week, are the first seismic standards for cell phone towers in the United States, officials say. The regulations call for new, freestanding cell phone towers to be built to the same standards as public safety facilities, able to withstand the vigorous shaking that accompanies a major earthquake.

UN asks why France didn't probe sex abuse claims earlier

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:53
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called Friday for an impartial investigation into the way that child sexual abuse allegations against French soldiers in the Central African Republic have been handled. Meanwhile, the U.N. human rights chief asked why France didn't move more quickly to pursue the claims.

Texas orders disposal well testing near 4.0 magnitude quake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:51
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Railroad Commission is requiring the operators of five disposal wells near a sharp earthquake to perform some tests.

Man shot multiple times in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:38

Man shot multiple times in KensingtonA man was hospitalized after being shot multiple times in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


11 to 1: Etan Patz jurors nearly unanimous in guilty verdict

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:33

Surrounded by fellow jurors, Adam Sirios, the lone holdout juror in the Etan Patz trial, listens during a press conference after a judge declared a mistrial for Pedro Hernandez at Manhattan Supreme Court, Friday, May 8, 2015, in New York. Sirois was the only one of 12 jurors who voted to acquit Pedro Hernandez. The judge declared a mistrial Friday after 18 days of deliberations. The jury had announced three times that it was unable to render a verdict. Sirois says his reasons for believing Hernandez was not guilty centered on Miranda rights and seven hours of police questioning that wasn't taped. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — After 18 days of deliberations that included lengthy testimony read back, dozens of pieces of evidence and a computer spreadsheet to keep it all straight, the jury in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz surrendered in an agonizing stalemate: 11-1.


Vermont state senator pleads not guilty to sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:21

Vermont state Sen. Norman McAllister stands during arraignment in court Friday, May 8, 2015, in St. Albans, Vt., where he pleaded not guilty to several charges of sexual assault and prohibited acts that prosecutors said involved three victims. (Gregory J. Lamoureux/Pool Photo via AP)ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state senator pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he tried to extract sexual favors in exchange for rent, used sex as a punishment and told a woman they could both earn extra money if she had sex with farmworkers.


Two charged with conspiracy, fraud for Photobucket.com breach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:15
Federal prosecutors charged two men on Friday with conspiracy and fraud after they allegedly breached the computer systems of Denver-based Photobucket and sold passwords and access to private information on the giant photo-sharing website. Brandon Bourret, 39, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Athanasios Andrianakis, 26, of Sunnyvale, California, were arrested at their homes, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. The two allegedly developed and sold a software application that allowed users to circumvent the privacy settings on Photobucket, which describes itself as the world's leading dedicated photo and video-sharing service. Founded in 2003, Photobucket says it has more than 100 million registered users.