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Florida cop accused of using stolen tags to avoid tolls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:59
SWEETWATER, Fla. (AP) — A police detective faces felony charges for using stolen license plates to avoid tolls on Florida's Turnpike.

Cops: Man abandoned backhoe in big hole he dug in rural road

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:58
PRATTSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say they've charged a Rochester man with using excavating equipment to dig a 40-foot-long, 12-foot-deep hole in a rural road in the middle of the night and not telling anyone about it.

Group of teens sought in violent Spring Garden robberies caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:55

Group of teens sought in violent Spring Garden robberies caught on cameraPolice are looking for a group of teens wanted for a string of robberies in Philadelphia's Spring Garden section.


AccuWeather: More Cold, Wintry Mix Coming

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:51

 Cold Today, Colder SaturdayMeteorologist David Murphy says a wintry mix arrives late Sunday.


Group of teens sought in string of violent Spring Garden robberies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:43

Group of teens sought in violent Spring Garden robberies caught on cameraPolice are looking for a group of teens wanted for a string of robberies in Philadelphia's Spring Garden section.


US 'Working On' Ways to Kill or Capture 'Jihadi John': Holder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:37
The U.S. government has been "working on" ways to either kill or capture the ISIS propagandist known as "Jihadi John," the nation's top law enforcement official says.

Officials: Disturbance contained at South Carolina prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:19
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina corrections officials say they've contained a disturbance at a maximum security prison.

AccuWeather: Cold Today, Colder Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:48

 Cold Today, Colder SaturdayMeteorologist David Murphy says a wintry mix arrives late Sunday.


Out-of-control car crashes into fire station in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:45

Out-of-control car crashes into fire station in Northeast PhiladelphiaA driver is recovering after crashing through the front of a fire station in Philadelphia's Wissinoming section and damaging a brand new ambulance.


Out-of-control car crashes into fire station in Wissinoming

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:42

Out-of-control car crashes into fire station in Northeast PhiladelphiaA driver is recovering after crashing through the front of a fire station in Philadelphia's Wissinoming section and damaging a brand new ambulance.


Driver crashes into fire station in Wissinoming

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:53

Out-of-control car crashes into fire station in Northeast PhiladelphiaA driver was injured after crashing a car through the doors of a fire station in Philadelphia's Wissinoming section early Friday morning.


Racist graffiti found scrawled in Radnor High School bathroom

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:50

Racist graffiti found scrawled in Radnor High School bathroomA racist message discovered inside a bathroom at Radnor High School is prompting concern among parents, students and staff.


Former Notre Dame president Rev. Theodore Hesburgh dies at 97

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:43
Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who reshaped the University of Notre Dame from a Catholic college known for its football team into an academic force, died late on Thursday night, the school said in a statement. Hesburgh, one of the premier Catholic educators in the United States and "champion of human rights", presided over the Indiana university for three and a half decades, stepping down in 1987, the statement said. He also oversaw the Notre Dame's transformation into a coeducational university when women were first admitted to its undergraduate program in 1972, the school said. Internationally, he served four popes on issues such as atomic energy and human rights.

Pot fight between DC mayor, Congress could cost the city

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:33

Rica Madrid poses for a photograph as she smokes pot in her home on the first day of legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Washington. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser defied threats from Congress by implementing a voter-approved initiative on Thursday, making the city the only place east of the Mississippi River where people can legally grow and share marijuana in private. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — The new mayor of the nation's capital gave her constituents what they wanted — the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private.


Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:07

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, center, is joined by his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, as he is sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term by Senior Judge Paul J. De Muniz in Salem, Ore. Former Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye. Hayes filed a lawsuit against The Oregonian on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, asking a judge to rule that she is not required to turn over her emails to the newspaper. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's former first lady, Cylvia Hayes — at the center of an ethics scandal that forced the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber — has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye.


Driver freed without charges in California train crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:06

This image from video provided by KABC-TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of a Metrolink commuter train after it crashed into a truck and derailed early on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 in Oxnard, Calif. Three cars of the Southern California Metrolink commuter train derailed and tumbled onto their sides after the collision on tracks in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/KABC-TV)OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered whether to pursue criminal charges.


'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:04

In this image released by Netflix, Kevin Spacey, left, and Michael Kelly appear in a scene from "House of Cards." The third season of the political drama will be available on Netflix on Friday Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Netflix)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history.


Two suspected vandals rescued, arrested at California park

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:00
Two men suspected of vandalism had to be rescued after becoming stranded on a cliff in a San Francisco-area national park on Thursday afternoon and were later taken into custody, officials said. The men, who were not identified, were believed to have defaced a historic military building in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and got stuck down a steep cliff when trying to escape park rangers, the National Park Service said in a statement.

Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:16
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated.

Lawyer: Second autopsy shows officers shot man from behind

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 15:39

This undated photo provided by Agapita Montes-Rivera via Fabian Ubay, shows Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Agapita Montes-Rivera, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican man fatally shot by police officers in Washington state Feb. 10, 2015, viewed her son's body for the first time Monday, Feb. 23, and said she hopes for justice in the case that has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation. The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco was captured on video by a witness. (AP Photo/Agapita Montes-Rivera)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An independent autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state shows he was shot as many as seven times — including twice from behind — contradicting earlier statements from authorities, an attorney for the man's family said Thursday.