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A look at allegations, charges against ex-Subway pitchman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 13:55

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle leaves the Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 following a hearing on child-pornography charges. Fogle agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to paying for sex with minor girls and receiving child pornography in a case that's destroyed his career with Subway. Fogle, 37, made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis on Wednesday, telling a judge he understood the proceedings. Here's a look at the allegations and plea deal, as well as the specific federal charges that could land Fogle in prison for more than a decade:


Exclusive: U.S. government, police working on counter-drone system - sources

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 13:47

A police helicopter flies past a UAV drone Quadcopter which was flying over a post-march street celebration in west Baltimore, MarylandBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As concerns rise about a security menace posed by rogue drone flights, U.S. government agencies are working with state and local police forces to develop high-tech systems to protect vulnerable sites, according to sources familiar with the matter. Although the research aimed at tracking and disabling drones is at an early stage, there has been at least one field test. Last New Year's Eve, New York police used a microwave-based system to try to track a commercially available drone at a packed Times Square and send it back to its operator, according to one source involved in the test.


St. Louis police shoot, kill 18-year-old after home search

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 13:25

Police stand guard as firefighters extinguish a vacant house that was set on fire during protests following a fatal officer-involved shooting Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in St. Louis. A black 18-year-old fleeing from officers serving a search warrant at a home in a crime-troubled section of St. Louis was fatally shot Wednesday by police after he pointed a gun at them, the city's police chief said. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDITST. LOUIS (AP) — A black 18-year-old fleeing from officers serving a search warrant at a home in a crime-troubled section of St. Louis was shot and killed Wednesday by police after he pointed a gun at them, the city's police chief said.


Alaska landslide debris too unstable to search for 3 buried

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 13:20

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker,facing camera, tours the landslide area on Kramer Ave. in Sitka, Alaska, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 with Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell, right, City Administrator Mark Gorman, far left and Fire Chief Dave Miller. Three men missing in the slide were being searched for Wednesday. (James Poulson/Daily Sitka Sentinel via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities haven't begun clearing tons of logs and mud to search for three men believed buried by a landslide because the debris that crashed into a southeast Alaska town remained too unstable Wednesday and poses a danger.


Phillies trade Chase Utley to Dodgers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:22

Phillies trade Chase Utley to DodgersThe Philadelphia Phillies have traded second baseman Chase Utley to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced Wednesday night.


California prosecutors say Uber's background checks missed convicts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:18

An Uber car is seen parked with the driver's lunch left on the dashboard in Venice, Los AngelesBy Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California prosecutors have broadened their civil lawsuit against popular online ride-sharing service Uber, alleging that its background checks missed people previously convicted of murder and sex crimes, court records show. The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles filed an amended complaint against Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday, which said "systemic failures in Uber's background check process" came to light after their initial December filing. The new complaint said registered sex offenders, identity thieves, burglars, a kidnapper and a convicted murderer had passed the firm's screening process and were driving for the company until they were cited for providing illegal rides.


Petaluma man drops bid to avoid paying debt in mortgage fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:15

Petaluma man drops bid to avoid paying debt in mortgage fraud case7 On Your Side was there when a Petaluma man, facing 64 counts in a mortgage fraud case, dropped his request to have his debts forgiven.


Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:01

FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home in Zionsville, Ind. Fox 59 television station reported Tuesday, Aug. 18 that the Subway pitchman is expected to plead guilty to child-pornography charges, citing sources it did not identify. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade.


Gov. Brown has not identified funding source to repair state's run-down roads

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:55

Gov. Brown has not identified funding source to repair state's run-down roadsCalif. Governor Jerry Brown spoke at news conference Wednesday about transportation, but he didn't talk about where the state will get the money needed to repair California's bad, bumpy roads.


AccuWeather: Steamy and Stormy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:51

 Humid, Spotty Downpours TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says our muggy, unsettled airmass stays with us into Friday.


Bicyclist injured in Burlington City accident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:47

Bicyclist injured in Burlington City accidentBurlington County authorities are investigating an accident in Burlington City involving a bicycle.


Hackers expose millions on cheating site; some in US govt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:44

FILE - A Tuesday, April 1, 2014 file photo of Noel Biderman, chief executive of Avid Life Media Inc., which operates AshleyMadison.com., posing during a photo session in Tokyo. Hackers claim to have leaked a massive database of users from Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses. In a statement released Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, a group calling itself Impact Team said the site's owners had not bowed to their demands. "Now everyone gets to see their data," the statement said. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)LONDON (AP) — Hackers say they have exposed unfaithful partners across the world, posting what they said were the personal details of millions of people registered with cheating website Ashley Madison.


Police pursuit ends when suspects crash in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:44

Police pursuit ends when suspects crash in FrankfordPhiladelphia police have arrested two suspects after a brief police pursuit that spanned from Oxford Circle to Frankford.


Suspected rapist, US Marshal impersonator captured in Colwyn

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:40

Suspected rapist, US Marshal impersonator captured in ColwynA dramatic arrest of a suspected rapist and police impostor in Delaware County was captured on video.


Surprise inspection at Yangming finds 'deplorable conditions'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:38

Surprise inspection at Yangming finds 'deplorable conditions'On Wednesday health inspectors made a surprise visit to the Main Line restaurant that is shut down due to a roach infestation.


San Francisco's sky-high rents send businesses packing to Oakland

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:35

San Francisco's sky-high rents send businesses packing to OaklandSan Francisco's sky high rents are not only pushing out some renters, but businesses as well.


Ex-sheriff's captain pleads guilty in corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:18
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former captain with the nation's largest sheriff's department pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying on the witness stand during a widespread misconduct investigation into abuse within the Los Angeles County jail system.

Cuomo, Washington fight over Hudson rail tunnel funding

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:08
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's dispute with the federal government over how to pay for a new Hudson River rail tunnel boiled over into a war of words Wednesday between him and President Barack Obama's transportation secretary.

Official: Phillies trade Chase Utley to Dodgers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:58

Phillies trade Chase Utley to DodgersThe Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a deal to trade second baseman Chase Utley to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to multiple reports.


Tropical Storm Danny heads slowly westward over the Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:52
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Danny is moving slowly westward, far out over the Atlantic, and could still become a hurricane.