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U.S. reviewing court ruling on NSA phone data program: attorney general

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:23
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Thursday the Department of Justice was reviewing a court decision that revived a challenge to a controversial National Security Agency program that collected the records of millions of Americans' phone calls. A federal judge on Thursday revived a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union that said the program violates people's privacy.

White House: working with lawmakers on reforms to NSA phone metadata program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:23
The White House said on Thursday that it is evaluating a new court ruling that a National Security Agency program that collected data from millions of Americans' phone calls was not authorized by Congress. "Without commenting on the ruling today, the president has been clear that he believes we should end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it currently exists by creating an alternative mechanism to preserve the program’s essential capabilities without the government holding the bulk data," said Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council.

Texas shooting sign of lone wolf attacks to come in U.S.: experts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:12

Local police and FBI investigators collect evidence, including a rifle, where two gunmen were shot dead after their bodies were removed in GarlandBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attacks like Sunday's shooting at a Texas event featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad are a bigger threat in the United States than any by foreign fighters returning radicalized from Syria or Iraq, security experts told a U.S. Senate panel. The so-called lone wolf attackers will be American, inspired by the Islamic State militant group, radicalized online and have easy access to guns, Peter Bergen of the New America Foundation think tank said at a Senate hearing. U.S. investigators are examining the influence of Islamic State on the two men shot to death by authorities after they opened fire in Garland, Texas. There is no evidence either man traveled to Syria or Iraq but they exchanged Twitter messages with Cybercaliphate, an Islamic State affiliate.


Driver charged in crash that critically injured Temple student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:11

Driver charged in crash that critically injured Temple studentPhiladelphia Police have announced charges in a hit-and-run incident that left a Temple University student critically injured.


Video shows dramatic rollover crash in Northeast Philadelphia; passenger flees

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:06

Video shows dramatic rollover crash in Northeast Philadelphia; passenger fleesHome surveillance video obtained by Action News shows a Honda rear-ending one car, then rolling and hitting 2 others before coming to rest on its roof. A passenger fled the scene.


B.B. King guardianship fight goes to court in Las Vegas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:01

FILE - In this file photo taken Aug. 22, 2012, B.B. King performs at the 32nd annual B.B. King Homecoming, a concert on the grounds of an old cotton gin where he worked as a teenager in Indianola, Miss. The Blues legend King is telling fans he’s in hospice care at home in Las Vegas. The 89-year-old musician posted thanks to fans on his official website Friday, May 1, 2015, for well-wishes and prayers. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A family feud over B.B. King's health and wealth is heading to court in Las Vegas.


Police: Off-duty officer bit man's groin during fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:56
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland police officer has been suspended after being accused of biting another man's testicles during a fight outside a bar while he was off-duty on Cinco de Mayo.

NYPD psychologist indicted in shooting of sleeping husband

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:55
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A psychologist for the New York Police Department has been indicted on an attempted murder charge, accused of shooting her husband in the head as he slept in their suburban home.

Tom Brady's agent says Wells report is 'terrible disappointment'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:53
Don Yee, the agent for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, said in a statement Thursday that the findings of the Wells report "is a significant and terrible disappointment."

Baltimore probe into black man's death fails to support charges: CNN

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:50

A Buddhist leader from South Asia prays at the spot where Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore(Reuters) - The Baltimore police investigation into the death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody fails to support some charges filed by the city prosecutor, CNN reported on Thursday. Citing officials briefed on the separate probes by prosecutor Marilyn Mosby and police into the death of Freddie Gray, the television news network said the lack of support for charges from the police findings could allow lawyers representing the officers to undercut the prosecution. Officials familiar with the probes say the homicide investigation run by police at most contemplated a manslaughter charge, not second-degree murder as Mosby charged one of the officers, Caesar Goodson. Homicide investigators briefed by the medical examiner's office believed the autopsy report would likely find the cause of death to fall short of homicide, one official familiar with the case told CNN.


Police: Teacher lowered autistic boy head-first into trash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:48

This undated photo released by the Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department shows Mary Katherine Pursley in Cobb County, Ga., near Atlanta. Pursley, is accused of cruelty to children after police say she held an autistic boy upside-down by his legs and lowered him head-first into a trash can. An arrest warrant says Pursley told the second-grader that if he had “trashy behavior” like the Sesame Street character Oscar the Grouch, he would go “to the trash can.” (Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department via AP)MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia special education teacher is accused of cruelty to children after police say she held an autistic boy upside-down by his legs and lowered him head-first into a trash can.


Oil tank explodes in New York suburb, two killed: local media

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:42
A home heating oil tank exploded on Thursday while it was being removed from the yard of a house in a New York City suburb, killing two construction workers, local media reported. The blast took place at a home in Hastings on Hudson, about 22 miles north of New York City, the reports said. The Hastings on Hudson Fire Department received a call at about 11:30 a.m. and officials were on the scene, a department spokeswoman said. Video of the scene showed a large hole in the yard of the home where a buried home heating oil tank had apparently been removed, and a badly damaged tank in a nearby wooded area.

Officer waited hours before getting Starbucks burn treated

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:40
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After severely burning himself with a free cup of Starbucks coffee, a North Carolina police officer suing the coffee chain says he waited hours and got photos before seeking medical care.

Nintendo reports $350 million profit, reversal from red ink

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:38

FILE - In this May 7, 2014 file photo, shoppers walk under the logo of Nintendo and Super Mario characters at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. reported Thursday, May 7, 2015 a net profit of 41.8 billion yen ($350 million) for the fiscal year through March, a reversal from deep losses the previous year, as it reshapes its troubled business with an unprecedented foray into smartphone games. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported a net profit of 41.8 billion yen ($350 million) for the fiscal year through March, a reversal from deep losses the previous year, as it reshapes its troubled business with a long-delayed foray into smartphone games and plans to bring its video game characters to theme parks.


Massachusetts seeks to uphold ban on lying in political ads

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:37
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - The state of Massachusetts on Thursday defended a 1946 law making it illegal to tell lies about candidates for office, after a woman facing possible jail time for a mailer about a Cape Cod candidate challenged the measure's constitutionality. The legal fight dates back to 2014 when a Democratic state representative filed a criminal complaint against a woman who worked for a Republican-leaning super political action committee (PAC), charging that the PAC lied about him in a campaign brochure. A lawyer for the woman, Melissa Lucas, argued in the state's top court that the law is too vague and broad, and violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects free speech. Peter Charles Horstmann, who represents Lucas, contended that "the truth doesn't die because of a false statement," but is imperiled when someone fears speaking up because of the threat of being taken to court.

Boston bombing jury told of prison conditions Tsarnaev could face

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:24

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON(Reuters) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing, would spend most of his days alone in his cell if a U.S. jury decides to send him to prison instead of sentencing him to death, a penal expert testified on Thursday. The same jury found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty last month of killing three people and injuring 264 others at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. The U.S. District Court jury in Boston can only sentence him to death or life in prison without possibility of release. If Tsarnaev goes to prison, he would be alone most of the time at the U.S. government penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, a former federal prison warden, Mark Bezy, told jurors.


Correction: Preemie Survival story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:19

In this May 2, 2015 photo provided by Tundi and Nate Brady, their 5-year-old son, Dexter, plays at home in Iowa City, Iowa. Born 16 weeks premature, he spent five months in a neonatal intensive care unit after birth and is now a healthy 5 1/2-year-old whose only major medical issue is needing oxygen when he sleeps. "We were so lucky," his Tundi says. (Tundi Brady via AP)In a story May 6 about extremely premature babies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 5½-year-old Dexter Brandy needs oxygen when he sleeps. He stopped needing oxygen at 10 months, his mother said.


Federal jury convicts man in Jamaican lottery scam that prosecutors say cost victims millions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:19
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal jury convicts man in Jamaican lottery scam that prosecutors say cost victims millions.

Multi-vehicle crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike in Tredyffrin Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:12

Multi-vehicle crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike in Tredyffrin TownshipA multi-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has resulted in a major backup and a possible fuel leak.


Multi-vehicle crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike in Tredyffrin Township

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 00:12

Multi-vehicle crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike in Tredyffrin TownshipA multi-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has resulted in a major backup and a possible fuel leak.