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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 09:05

FILE -In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, file photo, an image of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle is seen on a menu board hanging inside one of its locations, in St. Louis. Subway benefited hugely from Fogle’s weight loss story. Now the sandwich chain needs to figure out how to prevent him from overshadowing its future. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Manager credited with saving dozens in massive motel blast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:41

Firefighters hose down the debris field from the collapsed east side of the Bremerton Motel 6, Wednesday morning, Aug. 19, 2015. A gas explosion leveled the building Tuesday evening. The blast critically injured a gas company worker minutes after the acting hotel manager had evacuated the building due to a gas leak. (Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun via AP)SEATTLE (AP) — A fast-acting manager who evacuated a Washington motel minutes before a massive explosion is being credited with saving dozens of lives, including some who were staying in rooms that were reduced to rubble.


Baltimore officer charged in shooting of burglary suspect

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:40
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer who authorities say shot a burglary suspect in the groin at close range after he'd been subdued is being charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, the city's top prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Regal theaters checking bags nationwide after shootings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:39

Regal theaters checking bags nationwide after shootingsMovie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group has begun to check bags in response to shootings at theaters around the country, a procedure it acknowledged on its website was "not without flaws" and would inconvenience guests but provide better security.


Interior Department to lead review of Colorado river spill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:30

Over a hundred people, including Tylor Smart, left, and Shea Toner turned out for a parade to celebrate the re-opening of the Animas River on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 in Durango, Colo. The river was closed for eight days after it was contaminated by approximately three-million gallons of wastewater leaking from the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colo. (Steve Lewis/The Durango Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states.


Report: Groundwater pumping in California has land sinking

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

This July 23, 2015 photo provided by the California Department of Water Resources shows The Russell Avenue bridge, over the Delta Mendota Canal in Firebaugh, Calif., The drought has caused the bridge to subside until there’s almost no space between bottom of bridge decking and canal water surface. A NASA scientist says in a report released Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 that parts of California’s Central Valley are sinking faster than ever as groundwater is being pumped during the state’s historic drought. (Florence Low/ California Department of Water Resources via AP)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, state officials said Wednesday, citing new research by NASA scientists.


Woman's death still haunts New Orleans neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:23

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2005, file photo, a makeshift tomb at a New Orleans street corner conceals a body that had been lying on the sidewalk for days in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The message reads, "Here lies Vera. God help us." Smith’s cremated remains were later reburied in Texas, yet she remains part of her old community. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid the chaos after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans, Vera Smith's body decayed for four days on a sidewalk until her horrified neighbors covered her with dirt, a makeshift plastic shroud and a bleak epitaph: "Here lies Vera. God help us."


Subway's latest challenge: Getting out from Jared's shadow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:17

In this May 28, 2014 photo, Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle arrives at the world premiere of "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography that he knew had been secretly produced by the former director of his charitable foundation, federal prosecutors said in court documents released Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. His guilty plea marks one of the biggest downfalls of a famous pitchman. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Subway benefited hugely from Jared Fogle's weight loss story. Now the sandwich chain needs to figure out how to prevent him from overshadowing its future.


Appeal denied: No bail for Canadian diplomat's teen son

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:07
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida appeals court has refused to release on bail a Canadian diplomat's teenage son while the youth awaits trial on a murder charge.

NY woman charged with letting disabled uncle starve to death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:04

This undated photo provided by the Bronx District Attorney's Office shows Naisia Norman, who is accused of letting her severely autistic uncle, James Thompson, starve to death amid filth. Norman has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, prosecutors said Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. She pleaded not guilty to charges relating to the 2012 death. (Bronx District Attorney's Office via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a New York City woman let her severely autistic uncle starve to death.


Ex-Gov. Blagojevich to ask Supreme Court to hear case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:58

FILE - In this March 14, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks to the media outside his home in Chicago as his wife, Patti, wipes away tears a day before he was to report to a prison in Littleton, Colo. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago posted a notice indicating there would be no rehearing for the imprisoned Democrat on his corruption convictions. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A full appellate court indicated Wednesday that it will not rehear an appeal of Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions, and his lawyer responded that the imprisoned former Illinois governor will appeal next to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Small panel falls of Airbus in North Carolina, no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:56
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a small panel door fell from an American Airlines Airbus 321 and landed on a North Carolina golf course.

The Latest: Gas company IDs worker hurt in motel explosion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:52

Firefighters hose down the debris field from the collapsed east side of the Bremerton Motel 6, Wednesday morning, Aug. 19, 2015. A gas explosion leveled the building Tuesday evening. The blast critically injured a gas company worker minutes after the acting hotel manager had evacuated the building due to a gas leak. (Larry Steagall/Kitsap Sun via AP)BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The latest on an explosion that leveled part of motel in Washington state (all times local):


Reports: Phillies to trade Chase Utley to Dodgers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:44

 Phillies to 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.


Hacker's Ashley Madison data dump threatens marriages, reputations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:37

 “Life is short. Have an affair.” (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)By Josephine Mason and Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Love lives and reputations may be at risk after the release of customer data from infidelity website Ashley Madison, an unprecedented breach of privacy likely to rattle users' attitudes towards the Internet. Hackers dumped a big cache of data containing millions of email addresses for U.S. government officials, UK civil servants and high-level executives at European and North America corporations late on Tuesday, the latest cyber attack to raise concerns about Internet security and data protection. The hacker attack has been a big blow to Toronto-based assignation website firm Avid Life Media, which owns Ashley Madison and has indefinitely postponed the adultery site's IPO plans.


Woman sues Baltimore police over alleged 'rough ride'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:36
BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman who says she was injured during a ride in the back of a Baltimore police van after being beaten and illegally arrested has sued the department.

Guard shot inmate to death in California prison riot, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:35
Investigators are looking into the cause of the latest riot, which occurred on Sunday at California Correctional Center at Susanville in the northern part of the state, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. About 45 inmates started fighting in a dining hall, prompting guards to use pepper spray and to fire four warning shots in an attempt to stop the rioting, officials said. One inmate, 23-year-old Jonathan Velarde, attacked another prisoner with a home-made shank, said Dana Simas, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Former Los Angeles sheriff's captain pleads guilty to lying at trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:31
A former Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's captain charged in a probe of jail abuse pleaded guilty on Wednesday to lying on the witness stand, officials said. Under his plea agreement, William Thomas Carey, 57, must cooperate with U.S. prosecutors in the case against a retired second-in-command at the department. Carey entered his guilty plea in federal court in Los Angeles and faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 25, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Police: Man apparently shot, killed by young son in accident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:27
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy apparently shot and killed his father in what police in Alabama on Wednesday called a horrible accident.

El Paso abortion clinic will be first to reopen in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:21
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An El Paso clinic shuttered by Texas' tough abortion laws is set to become the first to reopen since the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked enforcement of key restrictions nearly two months ago.