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PHOTOS: Suspects in attack on gay couple in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:19

 Suspects in attack on gay couple in Center CityAs many as 12 suspects are being sought for an attack on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia.


Alaska residents to get $1,884 payout from oil royalty fund

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:16
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Nearly every Alaska resident will soon be $1,884 richer, thanks to an annual payout from an oil wealth trust fund that has been credited with keeping many low-income families out of poverty, state officials said on Wednesday. More than 640,000 Alaska residents will receive the payment from The Alaska Permanent Fund next month, which Department of Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell says is the third largest since the state began paying such sums in 1982 with a $1,000 check. ...

PHOTOS: Suspects in Center City gay couple attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:14

 Suspects in attack on gay couple in Center CityAs many as 12 suspects are being sought for an attack on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia.


Taxi group seeks to stop Uber, Lyft in New Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:11
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of taxi and limousine operators has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico.

DC leaders propose concealed handgun permits

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Residents of the nation's capital will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing one, officials said Wednesday.

ON VIDEO: Man steals banana, pretends it's a gun, robs clerk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:04

 Man steals banana, pretends it's a gun, robs clerkPolice are searching for a suspect who was caught on camera using a hidden banana to rob a grocery store in West Philadelphia Tuesday morning.


Mother surprised to learn son killed by Louisiana police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:00
By David Minsky LAFAYETTE La. (Reuters) - For six months, Catherine Cortez believed that her 30-year-old son, who died in March after a scuffle with police in Louisiana, had succumbed to brain damage from chronic cocaine use. Earlier this month, she was horrified to learn from an 11-page state forensic pathologist's report that Robert Minjarez Jr.'s death was instead a police-caused homicide by suffocation, Cortez said on Wednesday. "I read to the part where he begged for his life and I just lost it," Cortez said. "It was like he died twice. ...

Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:54

 Examination of the OIG's Final Report" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.


Dental hygienist's discovery has Crest toothpaste changing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:54

Dental hygienist's discovery has Crest toothpaste changingWhen a Phoenix dental hygienist spotted something strange in the mouths of her patients, she spoke up. And now the toothpaste manufacture is taking action.


Missouri teen shot with stun gun out of coma

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:53
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City teenager is no longer in a medically induced coma and is speaking with family members after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun.

Man acknowledges sex crime during border crossing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:52
PHOENIX (AP) — A Mexican man accused of sexually attacking a 14-year-old girl as he smuggled a group of people into the U.S. has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a minor.

Family indicted in fun park fight over knives

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:48
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Members of a Vermont family have been indicted on charges they assaulted police at a New Hampshire amusement park when they were told to leave their knives in the car.

Girl, 8, dies after 9-story fall from apartment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:46

Girl, 8, dies after 9-story fall from apartmentAn 8-year-old girl was looking out the window of her 9th floor apartment when she fell out of the open window to the ground below.


Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:42

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., right, and Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-OK, talk to reporters about cyberattacks from China, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington. China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)WASHINGTON (AP) — China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.


Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recover

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:41
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doctors in Nebraska treating a U.S. doctor battling the Ebola virus say they now expect him to make a full recovery.

Maps provide early warning of California fire risk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:40

FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, a woman douses around her home with water from a hose as her neighbor's home burns during a wildfire in Escondido, Calif. Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn’t very far behind, the only questions are where and how bad it will be. The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, rolled out a mapping tool that should help homeowners and first responders get a better idea of just where those fires are most likely to erupt during a Santa Ana wind event. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn't very far behind — the only questions are where it will erupt and how bad it will be.


Florida couple face charges months after avoiding U.S. SEC lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:39
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida couple has been charged with running an alleged $300 million real estate Ponzi scheme only months after dodging a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit that was rejected when a U.S. federal judge ruled the five-year statute of limitations had expired before it was filed. Fred Davis Clark, Jr, 56, and Cristal R. ...

Crisis intervention counselor arrested in NJ school iPad theft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:36

Crisis intervention counselor arrested in NJ school iPad theftPolice have arrested a Willingboro School District employee for the theft of 12 iPads.


Group levels abuse allegations against NM dairy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:35

In an undated photo provided by Mercy for Animals, worker whips a cow with a chain at a southern New Mexico dairy in this still frame made from video recorded secretly. The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into the dairy after an activist working with the animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods. (AP Photo/Mercy for Animals)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods.


Teacher suspended over 'Redskins' newspaper flap

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 04:31
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — The faculty adviser for a student newspaper embroiled in a battle over the word "Redskins" has been suspended for two days without pay.