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Police investigate 2 possible luring attempts in South Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 06:28

Police investigate 2 possible luring attempts in South JerseyPolice here in South Jersey are investigating two attempted luring incidents this month - one in Evesham Township and the other in Oaklyn.


Girl, 17, accused of killing 13-year-old boy in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 06:28

Girl, 17, accused of killing 13-year-old boy in CamdenA 17-year-old girl has been charged in the murder of a 13-year-old boy in Camden, New Jersey.


Police: Human fetus found in box outside Catholic Charities in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 06:27

 Human fetus found in box outside Catholic Charities in TrentonA human fetus was found inside a box outside a Catholic Charities' office in Trenton, New Jersey, police tell Action News.


Widow of disgraced Illinois police officer charged with fraud

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 06:13
Melodie Gliniewicz, 51, was indicted on felony charges of disbursing charitable funds without authority and for personal benefit as well as money laundering, Lake County sheriff's and state's attorney officials said in a statement. An investigation into Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Gliniewicz's death found inconsistencies in financial documents and cash withdrawals from the account for the police explorer program he ran for more than 20 years, the statement said. Melodie Gliniewicz also held a fiduciary role as an adult adviser to the explorer post, officials said.

McCain vows to reinstate U.S. curb on Russian rocket engines

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 06:09
U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Wednesday said he planned to introduce legislation that would strike language included in a massive 2016 spending bill that eased a congressional ban on the use of Russian rocket engines. Congress banned use of the Russian RD-180 rocket engines for military use after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in 2014. Top Pentagon and Air Force officials on Wednesday urged the committee to allow use of the Russian engines until alternatives were available, and said they were moving ahead with plans to fund new public-private launch services in fiscal year 2017.

Neshaminy High School coach dismissed after physical confrontation with referee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 06:09

Neshaminy High School coach dismissed after physical confrontation with refereeThe Neshaminy High School basketball coach placed on administrative leave after a physical confrontation with a referee has been dismissed from his coaching duties.


Divided Senate panel supports Kane removal vote

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 06:05

Divided Senate panel supports Kane removal voteRepublicans on a special state Senate committee say the chamber should hold a vote on whether to remove Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.


Illinois governor fails to budge as fiscal deadlock drags on

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 06:03

Republican Bruce Rauner smiles after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, IllinoisBy Dave McKinney SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner refused to step away from his stalled legislative agenda on Wednesday while insisting that a spending deal remains within reach, but his words appeared to leave his Democratic rivals unmoved. Republican Rauner and the Democratic-controlled legislature have been locked in a budget stalemate for nearly seven months. "To achieve a grand compromise, we must cast partisanship and ideology aside,” Rauner told the state legislature in his State of the State address.


Atlantic City Airport evacuated due to possible explosive device

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:24

Atlantic City Airport evacuated due to possible explosive deviceThe Atlantic City International Airport has been evacuated as authorities investigate a possible explosive device.


Pentagon defends use of Russian engines to launch satellites

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:22

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, on Russian-made rockets for military satellites. James told the committee the department is working to end the use of the Russian engines as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Pentagon officials on Wednesday sought to defend the use of Russian-made rocket engines to send U.S. military satellites into space, telling exasperated lawmakers they are moving quickly to end the practice and rely on American-made rockets for the launches.


FBI: Wounded officer led drug raid, shot outside bedroom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:22

Officials work the scene where a sheriff's deputy was shot in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A sheriff's deputy severely wounded during a drug raid he was leading was shot outside a bedroom by an assailant who later told police he was a drug dealer and that he thought he was being robbed, the FBI said Wednesday.


New U.S. general named to lead international forces in Afghanistan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:03
Lieutenant General John "Mick" Nicholson, the current head of NATO's Allied Land Command, has been chosen as the new commander of international forces in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday amid concerns about setbacks in the fight against the Taliban. Nicholson, whose selection must be confirmed by the Senate, would replace General John Campbell, who has commanded U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan for the past 18 months and is expected to retire. Nicholson is a veteran of multiple deployments in Afghanistan.

Authorities urge remaining Oregon occupiers to quit after killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:41

Ammon and Ryan Bundy are seen in police jail booking photos released by the Multnomah County Sheriff's OfficeState and federal authorities pleaded with the armed men still occupying a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon to leave on Wednesday, a day after an attempt to resolve the standoff peacefully by detaining their leader ended with one man shot to death. Law enforcement surrounded the refuge and blocked off access roads on Tuesday evening, after occupation leader Ammon Bundy and his group were taken into custody at a traffic stop along Highway 395. Citing the investigation, authorities declined to say what led to the fatal shooting of one member of Bundy's group, identified by activists as Robert LaVoy Finicum, a rancher who acted as a spokesman for the occupiers.


APNewsBreak: Racial disparities seen in police stun gun use

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:26

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2004 file photo, an officer holds a stun gun used by his police department in a Farmington, Conn. Police across Connecticut disproportionately fired stun guns at blacks and Hispanics in 2015 while whites were the main beneficiaries when officers only threatened to use the weapons, according to preliminary data from the nation’s first accounting by a state of law enforcement stun gun use. State officials cautioned against making quick conclusions about the figures, saying they have just begun to analyze them after the Jan. 15, 2016 deadline for police departments to submit the reports. Civil liberties advocates also said the data appear to show racial disparities on the surface, but more analysis is needed. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officers who drew their stun guns on the job last year were more likely to fire when the suspect was black or Hispanic, according to a first-of-its-kind set of statistics that could stoke the nation's debate over race and police use of force.


No threat found at Center City charter school after scare

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:26

No threat found at Center City charter school after scareThere was no threat to a charter school in Center City Philadelphia on Monday after an earlier scare.


No threat at Center City charter school after morning scare

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:23

No threat at Center City charter school after morning scareThere was no threat to a charter school in Center City Philadelphia on Monday after an earlier scare.


Officers will not be charged in California mistaken identity shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:17
Emma Hernandez, 71, was shot twice in the back and her daughter, Margie Carranza, 47, suffered hand injuries from flying debris when officers opened fire on them in February of 2013 after mistaking their blue Toyota truck for the gray Nissan that Dorner was driving. Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer accused of killing four people including the daughter of a former Los Angeles Police Department captain, her fiance and a Riverside police officer, had threatened the family of another LAPD captain who lived on the same street where the women were delivering papers, according to a report by investigators released on Wednesday by the Los Angeles district attorney, Jackie Lacey.

Wendy's investigating 'unusual activity' on payment cards

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:15

Wendy's investigating 'unusual activity' on payment cardsWendy's says it is investigating reports of "unusual activity" on payment cards that had been used at some of its restaurants.


Philadelphia eyes use of drones for emergencies, services

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:07

Philadelphia eyes use of drones for emergencies, servicesOfficials in Philadelphia are looking at the idea of using drones to aid in public safety and improve government services, including aiding emergency crews in handling fires, storms and other dangerous conditions.


In Atlantic City: pride, anger, worry as city teeters on edge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:04

A man looks at the ocean through the windows of the Playground Pier in Atlantic CityBy Hilary Russ ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - Inside the dimly lit Moose Lodge 216 last September in Atlantic City, Frank D'Alonzo discussed a few of the ideas he has heard over the years to revitalize the cash-strapped New Jersey gambling hub. Brimming with promise but ground down by poverty, Atlantic City is trying to reinvent itself even as it teeters on the edge of fiscal ruin.