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Teacher accused of taping kids in bathroom faces new charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 02:29
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A teacher accused of using a tiny spy camera to record his kindergarten students in the bathroom has been indicted on nearly 150 additional charges after his computer was further investigated.

Gov. Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner withdraws

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 02:21

Gov. Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner withdrawsGov. Tom Wolf's administration will seek a new nominee to become Pennsylvania State Police commissioner and replace his first choice, who was recently rejected by the Senate.


Friend who witnessed Michael Brown's death appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 02:03
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The friend who was with Michael Brown last summer when 18-year-old Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer made his first court appearance Monday on a misdemeanor charge linked to an unrelated incident involving police last month.

Mississippi blogger sentenced in scandal over U.S. Senator's wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:53
A Mississippi blogger who pleaded guilty to burglary for going into a nursing home to photograph the ailing wife of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran was sentenced to five years in prison, a county court judge ruled on Monday. Clayton Kelly, 29, who will be released on probation after 2 1/2 years, was one of several people implicated in a plot to take photos of bedridden Rose Cochran last year for a video alleging senator was having an affair. The group supported Chris McDaniel, who unsuccessfully sought Cochran's seat.

Judge dismisses fourth juror in Colorado theater shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:52

File photo of James Holmes sitting in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialThe judge in the capital murder trial of Colorado movie-theater gunman James Holmes dismissed a fourth juror on Monday, after the woman acknowledged that her brother-in-law was recently the victim of a shooting in a robbery. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and explosives charges stemming from 2012, when he opened fire in a suburban theater in Denver, killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens of others. Defense lawyers say Holmes, 27, from California, suffers from schizophrenia.


NYC toddler dies after falling off changing table at home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:46
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a 2-year-old girl has fallen off a changing table at her home and died after striking her head on the floor.

Fmr. Philadelphia Police Sergeant pleads guilty in deadly drunk driving crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:39

Fmr. Philadelphia Police Sergeant pleads guilty in deadly drunk driving crashThomas Winkis, a former Philadelphia police sergeant, will spend two to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in deadly drunk driving crash.


Teen arrested in Virginia parking lot stabbing deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:34
The suspect, a resident of Spotsylvania County, was arrested late on Sunday after a relative brought him in to the Fredericksburg police station, police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said in a statement. The suspect, who has not been identified because he is a juvenile, was charged with two counts of first-degree homicide in the deaths of Anthony Carter, 28, of Albany, Georgia, and Mac Hughes, 30, of Portsmouth, Virginia.

Handgun found in man's carry-on at Newark Liberty airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:28
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police say a loaded gun was found in a New York man's carry-on bag as he prepared to board a flight at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Former NFL star Sharper pleads guilty to rape in New Orleans

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:26

Former NFL star Darren Sharper appears at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los AngelesSharper, a 14-year NFL veteran who retired after the 2010 season, pleaded guilty in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to two charges of forcible rape and one of simple rape in 2013. The 39-year-old Sharper admitted to distributing controlled substances to women and then having sex with them while they were incapacitated, according to prosecutors.


Beauty salon bandit caught on camera in Fishtown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:21

Beauty salon bandit caught on camera in FishtownPhiladelphia police have released surveillance video of a beauty salon robbery in Fishtown.


UN says Yemen Houthi rebels are flying to Geneva on UN plane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:19
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says a delegation of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels has left Djibouti and is flying to Geneva on a U.N.-chartered plane to take part in talks aimed at ending the Yemen conflict.

Missouri seeks death for man convicted in 6 Illinois deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:14

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, Nicholas Sheley is escorted into the Whiteside County courtroom in Morrison, Ill., for sentencing in the murder of four people in a northwest Illinois apartment in the June 2008. Missouri prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the 35-year-old Sheley, accused in the killing of a couple from Arkansas, who is already serving life sentences in six slayings in Illinois. Prosecutors in Jefferson County south of St. Louis filed notice on June 8 of their intent to press for Nicholas Sheley's execution if he's convicted in the Festus, Missouri, killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas. (Alex T. Paschal/The Telegraph via AP, Pool, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a 35-year-old man accused in the killing of a couple from Arkansas who is already serving life sentences in six slayings in Illinois.


Bridge closed for 2nd night over swarms of mayflies, crashes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:12

A swarm of mayflies hovers over the Route 462 bridge over the Susquehanna River late Saturday evening, June 13, 2015, between Columbia and Wrightsville, Pa. Authorities say the swarm was so dense that it caused a series of motorcycle crashes and prompted them to close the bridge. (Blaine Shahan/LNP via AP)WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A bridge has been closed for a second straight night because of swarms of mayflies so thick they caused accidents, authorities said.


Judge sets hearing on new-trial bid in girl's running death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:07
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A judge is considering a request for a new trial for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter's running death.

Hearing for man accused of killing 3 NC Muslims canceled

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:05
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A court hearing for the man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill earlier this year has been canceled.

1 dead after tractor trailer hits pole, overturns in Salem County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:04

1 dead after tractor trailer hits pole, overturns in Salem CountyNew Jersey State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a tractor trailer in Quinton Township.


Gov. Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner withdraws

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:58

Gov. Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner withdrawsGov. Tom Wolf's administration will seek a new nominee to become Pennsylvania State Police commissioner and replace his first choice, who was recently rejected by the Senate.


Ex-South Carolina deputy charged in fatal shooting of wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:52
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An off-duty sheriff's deputy who killed his wife in what he called an accidental shooting at their home is charged with involuntary manslaughter and has been fired, authorities said Monday.

Widow of CBS News' Bob Simon sues car service, driver after crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:44
The driver of a car that crashed and killed veteran CBS News correspondent Bob Simon had two speeding convictions and his driver's license suspended nine times, according to a lawsuit by Simon's widow made public on Monday. Simon, 73, was a passenger in a 2010 Lincoln sedan that slammed into a Mercedes Benz and then hit metal lane barriers on Manhattan's West Side on Feb. 11. Francoise Simon's lawsuit claims that driver Reshad Fedahi, his employers, Skyline Credit Ride, and its contractor Travez Transportation acted negligently and recklessly leading up to the crash.