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Disneyland employee accused of seeking sex from minor for park tickets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:22
A Disneyland employee accused of offering what he thought was a 14-year-old girl tickets to the Southern California amusement park in exchange for sex acts was charged on Monday with attempting to commit sex crimes against a minor. Authorities say Darreck Michael Enciso, 27, posted an ad on Craigslist seeking women willing to engage in sex acts for Disneyland tickets, then arranged to meet an undercover police officer posing as the teen. Enciso, who works at the park in Anaheim, was taken into custody when he arrived at a pre-arranged meeting location in nearby Huntington Beach, carrying condoms and the tickets, according to a joint statement by police and the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

Nudist resort owners charged in California water theft case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:21
Glyn and Lori Kay Stout, the owners of Lupin Lodge in Los Gatos, are accused of taking the water for their 80-year-old “clothing optional getaway,” which boasts a pool, tennis courts, volleyball and other activities for those who enjoy relaxing in the buff. “Diversion of water in the middle of drought is worrisome to everyone and lends an urgency to the case,” Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Denise Raabe told Reuters. California is in the fourth year of a catastrophic drought that has cost its farm sector billions and prompted the state's first-ever mandatory cutbacks in urban water use.

South Carolina sheriff says clerical error helped Dylann Roof buy gun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:20

Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof into the courthouse in Shelby, North CarolinaDylann Roof, 21, was arrested by a Columbia Police Department officer on a drug charge and jailed on Feb. 28, 2015 but a clerk wrongly listed the county sheriff's office as the arresting agency, the Lexington County sheriff's office said in a statement Monday. Two days later a county official corrected the name of the arresting agency - but only internally - to list the Columbia Police Department, Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a statement Monday. In mid-April when a Federal Bureau of Investigations examiner conducted a federal background check for Roof's pending purchase of a gun - the weapon now believed to have been used in the church murders - the FBI found Roof's incorrect arrest information and mistakenly contacted the Lexington County records division.


NYC reaches $5.9 million settlement in Eric Garner chokehold death case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:13

NYC reaches $5.9 million settlement in Eric Garner chokehold death caseNew York City reached a settlement Monday with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old died in police custody.


Judge is inclined to release video of police killing man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge said Monday he was inclined to rule in favor of news media companies seeking video of a fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in a Los Angeles suburb two years ago.

Taxi collides with armored car in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 08:05

Taxi collides with armored car in Center CityA taxi cab collided with an armored car in Center City Monday night.


Wisconsin's Scott Walker enters Republican race, vowing to fight for America

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:36

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in WaukeshaBy Steve Holland and Brendan O'Brien WAUKESHA, Wisc. (Reuters) - Scott Walker cast himself as an anti-Washington reformer as he launched his 2016 Republican presidential campaign on Monday, vowing to fight with the same conservative conviction he used to battle unions as Wisconsin governor. Walker rose to national prominence by defeating a 2012 recall election that grew from his challenge to the collective bargaining process for most public employee unions in Wisconsin. Walker, in an announcement speech full of homespun stories about his humble roots, from flipping burgers at McDonald's to buying discount clothes, became the 15th candidate in the wide-open race for the Republican nomination.


NYC officials announce $5.9 million settlement in Eric Garner police chokehold case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:35
NEW YORK (AP) — NYC officials announce $5.9 million settlement in Eric Garner police chokehold case.

Pennsylvania man arrested in Arizona on suspicion of bestiality

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:33

Michael L Crawford is seen in a booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's OfficeA Pennsylvania man has been arrested by undercover deputies in Arizona after traveling across the country to have sex with a horse, a sheriff's spokesman said on Monday.     Michael Crawford, 68, was booked into a Maricopa County jail and later released on a felony bestiality charge. Crawford did not have sex with either of the animals, the deputy added.


Protesters sue Cleveland over arrests in May demonstration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:32

Protestors gather in a downtown intersection as a Cleveland Police officers block them from an RTA bus following the not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Brelo on manslaughter charges in ClevelandFour of the dozens of protesters arrested at a demonstration that followed the late May acquittal of a Cleveland police officer on manslaughter charges filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on Monday against Cleveland and city officials. The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio for the protesters, accuses the city, Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams of violating their rights over the Memorial Day holiday weekend when the verdict was announced. The lawsuit said police used arrests and custodial detentions to deter and incapacitate protesters, herding them into a small alley way and blocking their exit before ordering them to disperse and arresting them for failing to do so.


New York City pay $5.9 million to family of Eric Garner: N.Y. Times

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:26

Gwen Carr and Esaw Garner attend a rally by the National Action Network civil rights organization in honor of the nine victims killed at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, at its headquarters in New York(Reuters) - New York City reached a settlement on Monday with the family of Eric Garner, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve the claim over his killing by the police last July, the New York Times reported, citing a lawyer representing the family.


Rhode Island man's 1992 murder conviction overturned on DNA

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:24
A Rhode Island court on Monday overturned the 1992 murder conviction of the son of a former Providence sheriff on the basis of new DNA evidence in the case, raising the prospect of his imminent release after more than two decades in prison. Raymond "Beaver" Tempest Jr., now 62, is serving an 85-year sentence after his conviction in 1982 murder of 22-year-old Doreen Picard, a case that rocked Rhode Island for a decade. State Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has vowed to appeal the decision by Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Procaccini, who declined to release Tempest on bail on Monday and scheduled a bail hearing for Aug. 4.

Man charged in San Francisco-area kidnapping first deemed hoax

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:23
A man has been charged in connection with a bizarre San Francisco-area kidnapping, which authorities initially deemed a hoax after the female victim reappeared in Southern California days after she was reported snatched. A June 29 complaint charging 38-year-old Matthew Muller with kidnapping was unsealed on Monday, and Muller was in custody, according to court documents provided by the FBI. The FBI declined to confirm the identities of the victims for privacy reasons, but local authorities and attorneys for the victims confirmed it was connected to the case of a woman whose boyfriend called Vallejo police in March to report that his live-in girlfriend had been abducted.

Disneyland employee accused of seeking sex from minor for park tickets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:21
A Disneyland employee accused of offering what he thought was a 14-year-old girl tickets to the Southern California amusement park in exchange for sex acts was charged on Monday with attempting to commit sex crimes against a minor. Authorities say Darreck Michael Enciso, 27, posted an ad on Craigslist seeking women willing to engage in sex acts for Disneyland tickets, then arranged to meet an undercover police officer posing as the teen. Enciso, who works at the park in Anaheim, was taken into custody when he arrived at a pre-arranged meeting location in nearby Huntington Beach, carrying condoms and the tickets, according to a joint statement by police and the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

Young shark attack victim moving to new hospital for rehab

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:20
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl recovering from a shark attack on the North Carolina coast is moving to another hospital to complete an inpatient rehabilitation program.

Man found guilty in crash that killed mom, 3 sons on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:15

Man found guilty in crash that killed mom, 3 sons on Roosevelt BoulevardA man has been found guilty in a crash that killed a mom and three of her sons on Roosevelt Boulevard back in 2013.


Iowa businessman convicted of fraud over halal beef exports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:04
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa businessman was found guilty Monday of falsifying documents as part of a scheme to export beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet those countries' strict slaughter standards.

APNewsBreak: Boston says Wynn reps knew of mob ties to land

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:03
BOSTON (AP) — Recently discovered interviews with at least five people suggest Wynn Resorts knew a mob associate with felony convictions would profit from his stake in the waterfront land where the Las Vegas casino company plans to build a resort, the city says in recent court filings.

Ohio man accused of threatening Boehner ruled insane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:02

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A former Cincinnati-area bartender charged with threatening to kill Boehner is going to trial. Michael Hoyt is charged with threatening to kill Boehner, either with a gun or by poisoning his drink. His nonjury trial is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2015, in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati-area bartender who said he believed House Speaker John Boehner was the devil was found not guilty by reason of insanity Monday of threatening to kill the Republican lawmaker.


Mother out on bond after arrested in drowning of 3 children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 06:57

This undated booking photo provided by the Irving Police Department shows Patricia Denise Allen. Irving, Texas police spokesman James McLellan said that Allen was released Saturday, July 11, 2015, a day after her arrest on one count of injury to a child. The second-degree felony charge hasn't been filed yet. Three of her children died after being pulled from the pool June 24. (Irving Police Department, via AP)IRVING, Texas (AP) — A suburban Dallas woman who was arrested after three of her children drowned last month at an apartment complex pool has been released on bond, police said.