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Man shot multiple times in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:38

Man shot multiple times in KensingtonA man was hospitalized after being shot multiple times in Philadelphia's Kensington section.


11 to 1: Etan Patz jurors nearly unanimous in guilty verdict

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:33

Surrounded by fellow jurors, Adam Sirios, the lone holdout juror in the Etan Patz trial, listens during a press conference after a judge declared a mistrial for Pedro Hernandez at Manhattan Supreme Court, Friday, May 8, 2015, in New York. Sirois was the only one of 12 jurors who voted to acquit Pedro Hernandez. The judge declared a mistrial Friday after 18 days of deliberations. The jury had announced three times that it was unable to render a verdict. Sirois says his reasons for believing Hernandez was not guilty centered on Miranda rights and seven hours of police questioning that wasn't taped. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — After 18 days of deliberations that included lengthy testimony read back, dozens of pieces of evidence and a computer spreadsheet to keep it all straight, the jury in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz surrendered in an agonizing stalemate: 11-1.


Vermont state senator pleads not guilty to sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:21

Vermont state Sen. Norman McAllister stands during arraignment in court Friday, May 8, 2015, in St. Albans, Vt., where he pleaded not guilty to several charges of sexual assault and prohibited acts that prosecutors said involved three victims. (Gregory J. Lamoureux/Pool Photo via AP)ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state senator pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he tried to extract sexual favors in exchange for rent, used sex as a punishment and told a woman they could both earn extra money if she had sex with farmworkers.


Two charged with conspiracy, fraud for Photobucket.com breach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:15
Federal prosecutors charged two men on Friday with conspiracy and fraud after they allegedly breached the computer systems of Denver-based Photobucket and sold passwords and access to private information on the giant photo-sharing website. Brandon Bourret, 39, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Athanasios Andrianakis, 26, of Sunnyvale, California, were arrested at their homes, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. The two allegedly developed and sold a software application that allowed users to circumvent the privacy settings on Photobucket, which describes itself as the world's leading dedicated photo and video-sharing service. Founded in 2003, Photobucket says it has more than 100 million registered users.

Tennessee Highway Patrol says 6 killed in head-on crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:14
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A sport utility vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a minivan head-on in Tennessee, killing six people, including three children, authorities said Friday.

Jurors say it's 11-to-1 for decision in Starbucks lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:07
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jurors will resume deliberations next week in a lawsuit filed by a Raleigh police officer who says he suffered third-degree burns after a cup of Starbucks coffee spilled in his lap three years ago.

Correction: Officer Shoots Homeowner story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:06

Yellow crime tape blocks off a home, center, on Scott White Road in Hollywood, S.C., where a Charleston County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a resident Thursday May 7, 2015 after a call about a home invasion. Authorities say a sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck after he refused to drop his weapon. (Christina Elmore/The Post and Courier via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL PRINT OUT; THE STATE OUTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a story May 7 about the shooting of a man by Charleston County sheriff's deputies, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the person who was shot was the homeowner. The man is a resident of the home, not the homeowner.


Ohio mayor resigning; blames newspaper, councilman feud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 08:03

File-This Sept. 18, 2008 file photo shows Akron mayor Don Plusquellic before a rally in Akron, Ohio. Plusquellic has announced he will resign May 31, 2015 citing an unspecified dispute with an “enraged” City Council member and the Akron Beacon Journal newspaper. Plusquellic, a Democrat, has been mayor since 1987.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — The longtime mayor of Akron, one of the state's biggest cities, announced that he'll retire on May 31, citing disputes with a City Council member and a local newspaper in a resignation letter released Friday.


Florida budget snarled as governor challenges 'Obamacare'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:49
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a longtime opponent of "Obamacare," made a startling announcement shortly after his mother's death, going on TV two years ago to explain that he had dropped his objections to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Man arrested in California over sex crime attempt caught on video

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:45
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A man suspected of following a 13-year-old Northern California girl from school and then attempting to assault her inside her Bay Area home in an incident captured on video has been arrested, authorities said on Friday. Mohammad Khaliqi, 31 of San Jose, was arrested on Friday and held on suspicion of burglary, attempted sexual assault and false imprisonment, according to Sergeant Enrique Garcia of the San Jose Police Department. The arrest follows an attack reported Tuesday by an unidentified 13-year-old San Jose girl who reported that a man on a bike had followed her home from school, forced his way into her home and attempted to assault her, police said. The girl told KNTV television station in San Jose that the suspect appeared to be recording the encounter with a smartphone.

Suspect arrested in attack on 13-year-old girl in San Jose

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:31

Suspect arrested in attack on 13-year-old girl in San JosePolice in San Jose, California have arrested a suspect who allegedly followed a 13-year-girl home from school and attacked her.


Ex-CEO sentenced for scheme involving Iraq, Afghanistan work

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:29
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former engineering consulting company CEO who schemed to overcharge the U.S. government for reconstruction projects for nearly 20 years was sentenced Friday.

San Francisco prosecutors dismiss eight cases in police texts probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:29
San Francisco prosecutors reviewing thousands of arrests linked to 14 police officers who traded racist and homophobic text messages have dismissed eight criminal cases in an ongoing review, the District Attorney's Office said on Friday. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón created a task force of prosecutors to examine the integrity of 3,000 arrests involving the officers, whose text messages surfaced in March as part of a federal corruption probe.

Sheriff: 9 deputies fired over death at coastal Georgia jail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:20
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia sheriff fired nine of his deputies Friday in connection with the death of a 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints after he was booked into the county jail.

Man stranded with kids used fire, blankets to alert rescuers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:14
CAMPTONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A man who got stranded with his young children in a rugged area of Northern California said he spent more than two days trying to get rescuers' attention by putting pink blankets in trees and leaving bottles by a river.

No charges in case of 3-year-old who killed toddler brother

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:14
PHOENIX (AP) — A gun owner will not be prosecuted in a case of a 3-year-old boy who killed his toddler brother with a shot to the head just as their shocked mother entered the room and witnessed the shooting.

San Bernardino to release bankruptcy exit plan on May 14

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:14
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Almost three years after declaring bankruptcy, the southern California city of San Bernardino will issue its long-awaited bankruptcy exit plan on Thursday, May 14, the city mayor said on Friday. San Bernardino mayor Carey Davis told Reuters in a telephone interview that a copy of the bankruptcy plan, known as a plan of adjustment, will be attached to the agenda for the next council meeting, which will be posted online next Thursday. Release of the plan will come after a painfully slow bankruptcy process for the city of 205,000, which sits 65 miles east of Los Angeles. Davis conceded that the plan, which will be voted on by the city council on May 18, will still only mark the beginning of months of additional wrangling among the city and its creditors.

Man shot by white SC deputy says he should have dropped gun

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:13

Investigators work at a scene of a shooting in Hollywood, S.C., Thursday, May 7, 2015. A sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck Thursday because he refused to drop his gun, authorities said. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As a black South Carolina man was being rushed to the hospital after he was shot by a white sheriff's deputy, he told an investigator in a recorded interview that he should have dropped the gun he had grabbed earlier to protect himself from intruders.


BNSF reopens track at ND site of oil train derailment, fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:12

CORRECTS NAME OF SOURCE TO CURT BENSON INSTEAD OF CURT BEMSON - This photo provided by Curt Benson shows smoke and fire coming from an oil train that derailed, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Heimdal, N.D. Officials say 10 tanker cars on the BNSF caught fire prompting the evacuation of Heimdal where about three dozen people live. No injuries were reported. (Curt Benson via AP)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway resumed shipments Friday along a track in North Dakota two days after an oil train derailed and caught fire, and cleanup continued on crude that spilled into nearby wetlands.


'Re-homing' couple exposed by Reuters is indicted on kidnap charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 07:10

Eason sits in side her Tucson, Arizona homeThe suspects, Nicole and Calvin Eason, came to authorities' attention as a result of "The Child Exchange," a Reuters series in 2013 that exposed how Americans were using Yahoo message boards, Facebook groups and other online sites to "re-home" unwanted children. The stories showed how parents were privately transferring custody of their adopted children to strangers met on the Internet. The Easons had taken at least six boys and girls in this manner while lying about their identities, the series showed. Nicole Eason's own two biological children had been permanently removed from her care earlier, police reports showed, after social workers concluded she had neglected one child and physically abused the other.