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Correction: Flooding-Michigan story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:24
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — In a story Aug. 12 about flooding in Michigan, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Warren Fire Department, reported erroneously that a woman died after suffering seizures when her car stalled in high water. The department sent a summary of the incident to the mayor Friday saying that an error was made and the woman recovered at a hospital.

Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:23

Robert W. Ray, left, and Ely Goldin, right, attorneys for Roman Seleznev, speak with reporters outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Seattle on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Seleznev, the 30-year-old son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, was ordered to remain in custody pending his trial on charges that he hacked into online cash register systems to steal hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers, then sold those credit card numbers online. He was arrested last month in the Maldives and transferred to Seattle to face charges. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker to remain in custody until his trial on computer hacking charges, after a prosecutor said evidence recovered from his laptop after his arrest in the Maldives gave new insight into the breadth of his activities.


Murder conviction in death of Florida student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:22

Assistant State Attorney Bill Ezzell gives closing statements during Pedro Bravo's murder trial Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Gainesville, Fla. Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Doug Finger)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Miami man who prosecutors say strangled a University of Florida student in a fit of jealousy over a woman choosing the victim over him was convicted Friday of first-degree murder.


Feds close probe of refinery blast that killed 7

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:19
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes.

No bidders for possibly booby-trapped land in New Hampshire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:10

No bidders for possibly booby-trapped land in New HampshireAn auction ended Friday with no bids for the New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months


VIDEO: Jim Gardner does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:59

 Jim Gardner does ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeJim Gardner accepted the dare from actor David Boreanaz to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated some familiar faces from Action News.


Rev. Jackson joins protest after Missouri shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:48
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined protesters marching in the streets of a St. Louis suburb following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

US marshals capture fugitive fighter War Machine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:48

This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Johathan Koppenhaver, who appeared in UFC's Ultimate Fighter TV show in 2007. Koppenhaver was arrested Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fugitive mixed martial arts fighter War Machine was arrested Friday in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life.


Ferguson police chief cedes much of his authority

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:47

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is surrounded by his officers as he answers questions at a news conference in Forestwood Park on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Jackson took questions in the quiet park after earlier identifying Darren Wilson as the officer who shot Michael Brown. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In less than a week, the nation's most embattled police chief has ceded much of his authority — first to county police and then to state troopers.


Boy who caught Las Vegas flight at nine clear of court supervision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:32
A young boy who stowed-away on a flight to Las Vegas after getting through security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last October has been released from court oversight, prosecutors said on Friday. The boy, then 9, was able to board the flight without a ticket and his status was discovered by the flight crew while the airplane was en route to Las Vegas, raising questions about airport and airline security. Authorities in Minnesota opened a court petition to bring him and his parents under supervision after the incident and he was placed in a facility where he received counseling, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said.

Professional fighter 'War Machine' arrested in L.A. area

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:31
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A professional fighter sought by authorities after his former girlfriend accused him of attacking her and a friend at her home in Las Vegas has been arrested in the Los Angeles area, officials said on Friday. Jonathan Koppenhaver, also known by the name "War Machine" for his time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was taken into custody at a hotel in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley by U.S. Marshals and local police on Friday afternoon, the Simi Valley Police Department said in a statement. Police have not released the names of the alleged victims in the case but Koppenhaver's ex-girlfriend, porn actress Christy Mack, said on Twitter that she suffered 18 broken facial bones, a broken nose and rib and had her liver ruptured.

Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:30

This undated photo made available by Ryerson University in Toronto on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 shows hitchBOT in a car. The talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. Its final destination is Victoria, British Columbia, Canada which its creators expect it to reach by Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ryerson University)TORONTO (AP) — He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast.


New Mexico teenagers plead not guilty to killing homeless men

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:19
Three Albuquerque teenagers pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of first-degree murder in the beating deaths of two homeless American Indian men that shocked New Mexico's biggest city. Alex Rios, 18, and two other suspects aged 16 and 15 are being tried as adults and face life in prison if convicted for the July 18 attack, which disfigured the victims so badly it took days for them to be identified.

Rick Perry attorney predicts acquittal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:18
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry's state attorney predicts Perry will be cleared of two felony charges handed up late Friday by a Travis County grand jury.

Lawyers: FBI removed lead agent in corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:16

File - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, Keith Jackson walks toward the San Francisco Federal courthouse in San Francisco. A lead FBI agent in a sting that produced criminal charges against a state senator and 19 other people was removed from the case over unspecified financial improprieties, lawyers for one defendant said. In court documents filed Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, lawyers for defendant Keith Jackson argued that the unidentified FBI agent showed "outrageous" behavior in the sting, including lavishing the probe's targets with tens of thousands of dollars for lawful actions. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lead FBI agent in a sting that produced criminal charges against a state senator and 19 other people was removed from the case over unspecified financial improprieties, lawyers for one defendant said.


Judge allows lawsuits against cinema owner in Colorado massacre

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:15
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge has again refused to dismiss wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits filed against a movie theater chain by victims of a 2012 mass shooting at a Colorado cinema where 12 people were killed and dozens injured. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson on Friday rejected a motion for summary judgment filed by lawyers for Texas-based Cinemark USA to dismiss the lawsuits. Nearly 30 victims or the families of those killed or wounded in the rampage have sued Cinemark, owner of the theater complex where the massacre took place. In general, the lawsuits claim Cinemark had lax security at its theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora when a gunman opened fired during a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." Jackson issued a similar ruling in April 2013 when lawyers for Cinemark argued that theater employees could not have anticipated having to deal with "a madman's mass murder." "It would be patently unfair, and legally unsound, to impose on Cinemark, a private business in the entertainment industry, the duty and burden to have foreseen and prevented the criminal equivalent of a meteor falling from the sky," the motion by Cinemark's lawyers said.

Teen admits to manslaughter in brother's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:12
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A teenager has admitted to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his 11-year-old half brother last year.

Revel casino to close 8 days earlier than planned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:08
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry will close a week earlier than originally planned, the company announced in an email Friday.

Officer's name begins to lift weeklong mystery

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:03

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson is surrounded by his officers as he answers questions at a news conference in Forestwood Park on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Jackson took questions in the quiet park after earlier identifying Darren Wilson as the officer who shot Michael Brown. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)ST. LOUIS (AP) — For nearly a week, the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has been a shadowy figure — nameless, faceless and seemingly shielded from the fury that has filled the streets of the town he was sworn to protect.


VIDEO: David Boreanaz tags Jim Gardner in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:59

 David Boreanaz tags Jim Gardner in ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeActor David Boreanaz took to social media and dared Jim Gardner to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.