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Cops: Woman tried to electrocute boyfriend in tub

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:23
WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 28-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder after police say she tossed a plugged-in radio alarm clock into a motel bathtub while her boyfriend was in it.

Washington pays final respects to ex-Mayor Marion Barry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:15

Gray and Mendelson escort Cora Masters into a viewing service at the Wilson Building in Washington for former Mayor Marion BarryBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C., on Thursday began its three-day final farewell to the late Marion Barry, the former mayor who remained a hero to many in the city despite a crack cocaine conviction. Barry, known as the District of Columbia's "mayor for life" after four terms in office, died on Nov. 23 at 78 due to heart problems. He was a city councilman when he died, representing impoverished Ward 8. ...


5 Ohio deputies investigated over racial texts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:14
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two white sheriff's deputies accused of exchanging racially charged text messages on their personal phones have been put on leave, and three more officers are under investigation, a southwest Ohio sheriff said.

Exclusive: Casino trade group releases first industry standards

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

Las Vegas Strip casinos are seen from the 550 foot-tall (167.6 m) High Roller observation wheel, the tallest in the world, in Las VegasBy Brett Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under pressure from the federal government, the trade group for the U.S. casino industry has released the first ever set of best practices aimed at helping the industry police itself for money laundering activity. "For a number of years, individual properties and companies within the casino industry have made anti-money laundering compliance a priority, but the best practices are really the first time the industry came together as one to tackle this," American Gaming Association Chief Executive Geoff Freeman said in an interview. ...


No indictment for officer in NYC chokehold death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:48

No indictment for officer in NYC chokehold deathA white New York City police officer was cleared Wednesday in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes - a case that sparked outrage and drew comparisons to the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.


Mayor vows social changes as murders spike in New Jersey's largest city

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:34

Ras Baraka makes the victory signal at the Baraka Election Night Party in Newark, New JerseyBy Daniel Kelley NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - At a time when murder rates in most U.S. cities are dropping, Newark's mayor has pledged to combat a spike in killings in New Jersey's largest city with a mix of tough enforcement and long-term social approaches. After 11 separate shootings during the Thanksgiving weekend, Mayor Ras Baraka at a town hall meeting on Wednesday night told residents his administration wanted to help solve the deadly problem by tackling wider issues such as poverty, unemployment and low levels of education. ...


NJ Transit bus hits, drags pedestrian for a mile

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:20

NJ Transit bus hits, drags pedestrian for a milePolice say a pedestrian survived after he was hit and dragged more than a mile by a New Jersey Transit bus.


Wisconsin boys dial 911 in search of Santa

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:14

Wisconsin boys dial 911 in search of SantaTwo young brothers from southeastern Wisconsin are likely hoping they haven't landed on Santa's naughty list after police showed up at their doorstep.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 23:13
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Silicon Valley are clearing out what's likely the largest homeless encampment in US.

Sources: Bouncer saw Shane Montgomery hour after closing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 22:53

 Bouncer claims Shane Montgomery sighting hour after closingThere may have been a previously unknown sighting of missing college student Shane Montgomery.


Trial postponed for Marine who vanished in Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 22:47
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a U.S. Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon.

New U.S. cybersecurity prosecutor unit to focus on prevention

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 22:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is creating a unit within the criminal division to advise on electronic surveillance in cyber investigations and work with the private sector to prevent online crime, an official said on Thursday. The new unit, housed within the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section, will work with law enforcement, the private sector, and Congress, said Leslie Caldwell, head of the department's criminal division. ...

Animal welfare group: Kennel froze dead animals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 22:24
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — The owner and operator of a suburban Buffalo kennel have been charged after authorities found dozens of animals living in deplorable conditions and nearly as many dead ones stored in freezers.

NASA ushers in new era with Orion launch

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 22:22

NASA scrubs Orion launch; will try again FridayNASA stood poised to usher in a new era of exploration Thursday with the premier launch of its new Orion spacecraft.


Mother continues 40-year-long tradition of thanks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 22:17
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — In an annual tradition of thanks, the mother of a boy rescued in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has presented park headquarters with a poinsettia for the past 40 years.

Ford recalls about 20,000 cargo vans due to loose plastic panel

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 22:10

A Ford logo is seen on a car during a press preview at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in New YorkDETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it is recalling almost 20,000 Transit Connect cargo vans in the United States and its territories because of a potential loose plastic panel. The No. 2 U.S. automaker is recalling 19,825 vans from model year 2014 because an exterior plastic panel on the sliding doors may not stick properly, resulting in noise, water leaks, a loose panel, or a separation while the vehicle is in motion. That could increase the risk of an accident or injury. ...


Vigil for missing West Chester student Shane Montgomery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:57

 Bouncer saw Shane Montgomery hour after closingWest Chester University held a vigil Wednesday night as the search continues for missing student Shane Montgomery.


PHOTOS: Vigil for Shane Montgomery at West Chester U.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:55

 Vigil for Shane Montgomery at West Chester U.West Chester University held a candlelight vigil for missing student Shane Montgomery on Wednesday night.


Afghan soldier who killed U.S. general acted independently: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:52

U.S. Army Brigadier General Harold J. Greene is pictured in handout imageWASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Afghan military policeman who fatally shot a U.S. general and wounded more than a dozen other people at a training center in Kabul apparently acted independently and had no links to the Taliban or other extremist groups, according to a report released on Thursday. An investigation by the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the insider attack was not premeditated and that the shooter, identified as Rafiqullah, may have been ill or a self-radicalized. On Aug. ...


American arrives at Atlanta hospital from West Africa for Ebola testing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:46

A general view of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta(Reuters) - A U.S. healthcare worker who may have been exposed to Ebola in West Africa arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta early on Thursday for testing and observation, the hospital said. The patient, who has not been identified, was flown from West Africa and will be monitored to see if he or she has been infected with the virus, the hospital said. U.S. health officials this week designated 35 hospitals nationwide, including Emory, as Ebola treatment centers. ...