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Montana toddler drowns in mop bucket

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:32
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A northwestern Montana toddler drowned after tipping headfirst into a 5-gallon mop bucket.

Jury selection set for trial of former Connecticut governor Rowland

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:31
By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Jury selection begins Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Connecticut for the trial of former Governor John Rowland on charges of violating campaign laws by seeking back-room consulting jobs on two Republican congressional campaigns. Rowland, 57, who was forced to resign as governor a decade ago for corruption, pleaded not guilty in April to seven criminal counts in the latest case. The charges included conspiracy and falsifying records that accuse him of trying to conceal payments from two congressional campaigns he worked on as a consultant from 2009 through 2012. Prospective jurors will report Tuesday to court to begin the jury selection process and are scheduled to return next week, said Thomas Carson, a spokesman for federal prosecutors in New Haven, Connecticut.

Defendant back on stand in porch slaying trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:30

Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during the seventh day of testimony for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Detroit. He said he feared for his life when he fired at McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights, Mich. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder and could be sentenced to up to life in prison with the chance for parole, if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man continues to undergo cross-examination in his murder trial for shooting an unarmed 19-year-old woman on his porch.


Oklahoma man accused of molestation to be released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:27
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 19-year-old Oklahoma man charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya that assists neglected children is scheduled to be released to confinement in his family's Edmond home.

Cleanup begins in aftermath of California floods

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:27

A car is lodged in the debris on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 where a body that was swept into the rain-swollen water course was found Sunday in Mount Baldy, Calif. About 2,500 people were stranded early Monday after thunderstorms caused mountain mudslides in Southern California. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) — They came with shovels, hands and heart to dig out their neighbors in the aftermath of deadly Southern California flooding.


Year-over-year US home prices show a slowing gain

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:19

In this July 10, 2014 photo, a sign hangs in front of a recently sold home in Quincy, Mass. Real estate data provider CoreLogic reports on U.S. home prices in June 2014 on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market.


Poll: No agreement on how to pay for highways

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:04

FILE - This Feb. 11, 2014 file photo shows a car driving by a pothole in Detroit, as a fuel station is seen in the background. Congress has kept federal highway and transit programs limping along for the past six years, unable to decide how best to pay for them. Lawmakers’ indecision mirrors what The Associated Press and GfK found in a recent opinion survey. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Small wonder Congress has kept federal highway and transit programs teetering on the edge of insolvency for years, unable to find a politically acceptable long-term source of funds. The public can't make up its mind on how to pay for them either.


Fattah, Jr. presents himself to federal authorities in connection with probe

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 21:00

Chaka Fattah, Jr. indicted for fraud; faces up to $13M in finesIn a bid to wrap up an investigation targeting him, Chaka Fattah, Jr. has presented himself to federal authorities in Center City Philadelphia.


EPA hosts Texas hearing on oil refinery rules

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:53
GALENA PARK, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its second and final hearing on proposed new standards for oil refinery emissions as part of a 60-day public comment period.

Second American infected with Ebola en route to US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:53

Second American infected with Ebola en route to USThe second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa is en route to Atlanta.


Dubai's Emirates halting flights to northern Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:42
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline is halting flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil as the country struggles to confront a destabilizing insurgency.

Police: 'Game of Thrones' reminded man baby was in car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:38

 'Game of Thrones' reminded man baby was in carA child crying on the television show "Game of Thrones" jogged a foster parent's memory that he had left a 10-month-old girl inside a sweltering car.


More charges expected in Wisconsin suitcase deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:25

FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, Steven Zelich walks into a Walworth County courtroom for his preliminary hearing in Elkhorn, Wis. Zelich, a former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road returns to court Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Kenosha County, Wis., to face more charges. Zelich’s attorney Jonathan Smith says he doesn’t know what the charges will be. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin road returns to court to face more charges.


Suspected burglar, shot by homeowner, captured after fleeing in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:20

Suspected burglar, shot by homeowner, captured after fleeing in DelawareDelaware State Police have captured a suspected burglar shot and wounded by a homeowner early Tuesday morning.


VA deputy chief addresses veterans in Denver

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:18
DENVER (AP) — VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson is addressing a veterans convention in Denver days after his department said it wanted to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.

Man: Bringing gun to airport a political statement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:12
PHOENIX (AP) — A medical researcher at a renowned neurological hospital who was arrested last month after police say he pointed a loaded rifle toward a woman and her teenage daughter inside Phoenix's main airport said Monday that his firearm "was never pointed at anyone" and he was just trying to make a political statement.

American art to begin flooding billboards in US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billboards displaying artwork from five major U.S. museums are going up nationwide this week to mark the start of a large outdoor art show.

Suspected burglar, shot by homeowner, captured after fleeing in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:57

Suspected burglar, shot by homeowner, captured after fleeing in DelawareDelaware State Police have captured a suspected burglar shot and wounded by a homeowner early Tuesday morning.


Police: Boy stabs 9-year-old child at playground

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:55
KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy has stabbed a 9-year-old boy at a playground in western Michigan, sending the child to a hospital.

Police: Boy stabs 9-year-old child at playground

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:55
KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy has stabbed a 9-year-old boy at a playground in western Michigan, sending the child to a hospital.