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Recording video grows in use as feature of police stun guns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:38

Hummelstown, Pa., Police officer Lisa Mearkle walks into District Judge Lowell A. Witmer's office in West Hanover Twp., Tuesday, March 24, 2015, for her preliminary arraignment in connection with the shooting death of David Kassick during a traffic stop in February 2015. She was charged with criminal homicide, and is being held without bail over the Feb. 2 shooting. Investigators say Mearkle had incapacitated Kassick with a stun gun and he was on the ground when she shot him twice. She told investigators she thought he was reaching into his jacket for a gun.(AP Photo/PennLive.com, Mark Pynes)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The existence of cameras attached to stun guns was news to a Pennsylvania prosecutor who said Wednesday that a recording made by an officer's own stun gun was the strongest evidence used to charge her this week with homicide for a man's shooting death in February.


Silicon Valley gender discrimination lawsuit goes to jury

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:37
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jury deliberations began Wednesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has shined a light on the gross underrepresentation of women in the technology and venture capital sectors of Silicon Valley.

House panel passes bill banning IRS from using private email

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS workers would be prohibited from using private email to conduct official business under a bipartisan bill passed Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.

'Animal House' frat's lawyer calls branding self-expression

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:23
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a Dartmouth College fraternity accused of branding new members compared it to a form of self-expression like body piercing or tattooing.

Man shoots and kills wife, then himself outside Memphis grocery store

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:22
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A man shot and killed his wife outside a Memphis grocery store early on Wednesday morning before killing himself, police said. The woman, an employee of the Kroger store, had just arrived at work in her car at about 5:40 a.m. local time when her husband drove up in an SUV and rammed it into his wife's car, said Memphis Police Sergeant Alyssa Macon-Moore. The woman exited her vehicle through a passenger door, and as she ran, her husband began firing shots, Macon-Moore said. ...

Detroit mom charged after children found dead in freezer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:22
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - The mother of two children found dead in a freezer in a Detroit apartment was charged on Wednesday with felony child abuse while medical examiners try to determine whether the children were murdered, prosecutors said. Medical examiners have not yet been able to perform autopsies on the frozen bodies but were planning to do so on Thursday. Additional charges could be brought once cause of death is established. ...

Appeals court hears arguments on Maryland gun-control law

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:20
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The sweeping gun-control law Maryland enacted after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre impermissibly bans firearms that people commonly keep in their homes for self-defense, a lawyer for gun-rights advocates told a federal appeals court Wednesday.

Newspaper received email claiming to be from woman's captors

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:17

This undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. Police say Huskins, who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend's San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom, has contacted her father to say she's in the Southern California city of Huntington Beach. (AP Photo/Vallejo Police Department)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Chronicle says it received an email from an anonymous person claiming to be holding a California woman who was found safe Wednesday.


No one hurt when de-icing truck hits plane at Denver airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:16
DENVER (AP) — No injuries have been reported after a de-icing truck hit a Delta Air Lines plane at Denver International Airport.

7 sailors charged after videos surfaced of females on board

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:16
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Navy has charged seven sailors in connection with the recording and sharing of videos that showed female officers and student trainees in stages of undress aboard a U.S. submarine.

Arizona police: Woman flashed, abused boys at bar mitzvah

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:14
PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale woman has been arrested for allegedly exposing her newly augmented breasts to adults and children and performing a sex act on a teenage boy at a bar mitzvah.

Mother of siblings found in freezer charged with child abuse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:14

Detroit Police Chief James Craig and other law enforcement have a short briefing to media as law enforcement investigates in Detroit where the bodies of 2 children described as pre-teens or teens were found in a freezer, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by 36th District Court officers carrying out an eviction at the Martin Luther King Apartments. Their names were not immediately released. Autopsies will be performed by the Wayne County medical examiner's office to determine how they died. WXYZ-TV reports that two other children, ages 11 and 17, have been taken from the home and placed with protective services.DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Detroit woman with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in a deep freezer in the family's home.


U.S. Supreme Court revives pregnant worker’s case against UPS

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:13
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a former driver for UPS Inc by giving her another chance to argue that the package delivery company discriminated against her when it refused to lighten her work duties while she was pregnant. In a 6-3 decision, the justices revived Peggy Young's discrimination claim against the company by sending the case back to a lower court. A federal district court judge and an appeals court had earlier ruled in favor of UPS, which was backed by business groups in the case. "This is a big win for Peggy Young and other women in the workplace," said Sam Bagenstos, Young's lawyer.

Arizona yoga teacher arrested for alleged sex abuse of teen boys

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:12
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police in Arizona have arrested a yoga instructor accused of letting seven teenage boys fondle her newly enhanced breasts and performing oral sex on one of them at a Bar Mitzvah, authorities said on Wednesday. Lindsey Radomski, 32, was taken into custody on Tuesday on suspicion of multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse, and indecent exposure following the incident last weekend at a home in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. As many as 100 other guests were at the poolside party on Saturday when she allegedly exposed her breasts to five adults, and then again to a group of juveniles, said Sergeant Ben Hoster, a spokesman for the Scottsdale Police Department.

Missing Physical Therapist Found Alive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:09
Huskins had been reported abducted from a home on Monday

Jury in Silicon Valley discrimination trial starts deliberations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:08

Ellen Pao leaves court as her sexual bias trial against fomer employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byerr continues in San FranciscoBy Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Jurors began deliberating on Wednesday on a high profile lawsuit brought by a former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner who alleges she suffered gender discrimination and retaliation at the storied venture firm. The jury of six men and six women started their discussions shortly after attorneys for Kleiner and its former partner Ellen Pao wrapped up their closing arguments. In San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday, Pao attorney Therese Lawless said Kleiner has engaged in "revisionist history" when it argues Pao's allegations are fueled by the desire for a large cash payout.


PHOTOS: Berks County drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:03

 Berks County drug bustA major drug smuggling operation that funneled heroin, cocaine and meth throughout Berks and Lehigh County is now out of business.


Wisconsin state trooper, bank robbery suspect die in shootout

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:02

Trooper Trevor Casper is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the Department of JusticeBy Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A recently graduated Wisconsin State Patrol officer and a suspect in two bank robberies were killed in an exchange of gunfire outside a store in Fond du Lac, authorities said on Wednesday. Trooper Trevor Casper was shot on Tuesday night after pursuing a vehicle matching the description of one driven by the suspect in a bank robbery committed in Marinette County earlier that day, authorities said. Casper, who had finished training in December, and the suspect, Steven Timothy Snyder of Michigan, both suffered fatal wounds in the shootout behind a store in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, said the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which is leading the investigation.


Colorado pot arrests plunge, but rate for blacks still higher: study

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:00
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - The number of marijuana possession arrests in Colorado fell sharply after its first legal retail stores opened last year, but blacks still faced higher arrest rates than whites, a pro-pot group said on Wednesday. Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults in landmark ballots in 2012. Citing data from all 64 Colorado counties for two years before and two years after legalization, the Drug Policy Alliance said 2,036 marijuana charges were filed in the state's courts last year, down almost 95 percent from 38,878 in 2010. The advocacy group said that whites made up 90.4 percent of the population and accounted for 88.0 percent of pot possession arrests in 2014.

Man admits trying to sell guns linked to Saddam Hussein

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:57
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has admitted that he tried to sell firearms believed to have been owned by Saddam Hussein's family.