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FBI probes pedestrian death in Missouri as possible hate crime

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:39
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old boy struck while leaving the Somali Center of Kansas City as a possible hate crime, local authorities said on Friday. An SUV crashed into the teenager, who is of Somali descent, on Thursday evening as he was leaving the center, possibly intentionally, and the driver was arrested after he fled the scene on foot, Kansas City Police Sergeant Kari Thompson said. The teenager was taken to a hospital, where he died, Thompson said. ...

Philadelphia treated to reruns of annual New Year's Day Mummers Parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:34
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - (Story corrects first name in paragraph 4 to Vince) Philadelphia's annual Mummers Parade is so wildly popular in the city of Brotherly Love that a broadcaster has started showing hour after hour of reruns for folks who cannot wait for the live event on New Year's Day. Thousands of people line Broad Street each year to watch Mummer brigades compete with one another as they don outlandish displays of sequins and feathers and march in a distinctly Philadelphia tradition. ...

Woman, 19, killed in Chester Co. hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:28

Woman, 19, killed in Chester Co. hit-and-runThe life of a young woman was claimed by a hit-an-run driver Thursday night, and police are asking for the public's help in finding the driver responsible.


Regular mail becomes less so in Alaska village

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:10
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A village on a remote Alaska island in the Bering Sea has been without a regular mail delivery service since the community's only postal worker quit last month because of pregnancy.

PHOTOS: Montgomery County Sheriff's Most Wanted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:08

 Montgomery County Sheriff's Most WantedDozens of people are wanted for crimes all across Montgomery County.


Man who stabbed wife 108 times in '79 is sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 01:01
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing his estranged wife 35 years ago by stabbing her more than 100 times.

Chase ends with building collapsed on car; 2 dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 00:46
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in southwestern Ohio say a car being pursued by officers crashed into a building, which then collapsed on the vehicle, killing two suspects.

Suspect's car found as manhunt continues in Florida triple murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 00:24

Andres Avalos is seen in an undated picture released by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office in Bradenton, FloridaTAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A manhunt intensified on Friday for a suspect accused of killing his wife and her friend before shooting dead a pastor at a Florida church, after police said they had found the SUV the man was last seen driving but were still searching for him. Andres "Andy" Avalos' gold Chevrolet Suburban was found late Thursday at a Walmart store near the crime scenes of the triple homicide in Bradenton, Florida, about 45 miles south of Tampa, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said. ...


Arrest in accidental shooting of toddler in Claymont

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 00:24

Arrest in accidental shooting of toddler in ClaymontA New Castle County man has now been charged in connection with the accidental shooting of a toddler back in September.


Nightclub fire memorial project gets state OK

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 00:03
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The group working to build a memorial at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people said Friday it has received the final permission it needs from the state and plans to start work in the spring.

Substitute teacher charged with distributing child porn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:59

Substitute teacher charged with distributing child pornA substitute teacher in New Jersey is charged with distributing child pornography.


AP: Taj Mahal casino closing pushed back 8 days

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:58

 Taj Mahal casino closing pushed back 8 daysThe owners of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal have pushed back the scheduled closing date for the casino.


NASA launches new Orion spacecraft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:50

NASA launches new Orion spacecraftNASA launched its new Orion spacecraft Friday, a day after gusty wind and sticky valves held up the critical test flight.


Cops: NY man forced woman to swallow abortion pill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:48
ROSENDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York doctor choked a woman inside a home and forced her to swallow a pill that could cause an abortion after she told him she was pregnant.

Agencies probe student's dumbwaiter death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:31
FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (AP) — Federal and state regulators have launched separate investigations into the death of a Winona State University student who died while working at a restaurant in western Wisconsin.

Fire ravages home in Morton, Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:22

Fire ravages home in Morton, Delaware CountyFirefighters are battling a house fire in Morton, Delaware County.


Lifers, short-timers get horticulture licenses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:18

In this April 15, 2014 photo, inmates harvest turnips at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. Inmates at the penitentiary are getting state licenses in landscaping and horticulture. The goal is a better shot at employment after release and to use their skills on prison grounds, which are about the size of Manhattan Island. So even inmates not in the program are put to work. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)ANGOLA, La. (AP) — Christopher O'Neal has mastered many parts of landscaping and greenhouse work — plant cultivation and pesticide application, among six others — though it's unlikely he'll put those skills to use outside the walls of Louisiana's prison in Angola. So he tends to greenhouse plants that will be sold at the prison's rodeos and trains short-timers for honest work on the outside.


Maryland high school evacuated after bomb threat, package found

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:07
(Reuters) - A Maryland high school was evacuated on Friday when a suspicious device was discovered outside the building after a bomb threat, a Baltimore County Police Department spokesman said. Kenwood High School in Essex, a Baltimore suburb, closed early on Friday "due to a threat and an abundance of caution," the school said in a statement. The package was discovered early on Friday. The bomb threat was emailed Thursday, but was not read until Friday, the spokesman said. Tactical teams are at the school. (Reporting by John Clarke and Ian Simpson; Editing by Susan Heavey)

3 indictments against SC officers in past 4 months

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:00

Vehicles make their way on the main street in Eutawville, S.C., on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. A white man who was the police chief in the small South Carolina town was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man nearly four years ago. A grand jury indicted Richard Combs on Wednesday, the same day a New York grand jury refused to indict a white officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. And it has been more than a week since a grand jury similarly refused to indict a white officer in the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)EUTAWVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As communities around the nation protest decisions not to charge officers who have injured or killed suspects, South Carolina prosecutors have obtained indictments against three white officers for on-duty shootings of unarmed black men in the past four months.


Feds urge Rowland sentence of more than 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 22:36

FILE - In this Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court in New Haven, Conn. Attorneys for former Gov. John G. Rowland on Thursday Dec. 4, 2014 asked a judge for leniency when he is sentenced for scheming to hide work for political campaigns, citing his civic engagement and the unlikelihood that he would commit new crimes since he has no chance of returning to politics. Rowland, a twice-convicted felon, is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 7. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland should spend more than three years in prison for scheming to hide payment for work on congressional political campaigns, federal prosecutors say, arguing the twice-convicted felon has demonstrated a "troubling disrespect for the law."