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Embattled Tulsa County sheriff says he won't run again

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:51
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Embattled Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz said Monday that he doesn't plan to resign but he also doesn't plan to seek re-election next year.

Ebola victim's family says hospital's donation falls short

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:50
DALLAS (AP) — The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the United States said a Dallas hospital's donation to combat the disease in Africa fell far short of what they hoped.

Jury in Etan Patz '79 missing-boy case gets new aid: printer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:49
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in the New York murder trial involving the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY-tahn payts) have asked for dozens of exhibits, legal pads full of notes and a spreadsheet to organize their thoughts. And now they even have a printer to put their spreadsheet on paper.

Police search for Missouri man accused of holding woman captive in box

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:47
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri man was charged on Monday in connection with allegations he held his girlfriend captive in a wooden box in their home, and is being sought by police, authorities said. James Horn, 47, a registered sex offender, was charged in Pettis County Circuit Court with kidnapping, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. The woman, whom authorities have not identified, called police on Friday to report that she had escaped from the Sedalia, Missouri, house and had been locked by Horn in a box routinely over the past four months, police said. The woman told authorities that Horn forced her to help him build the box by wielding a long knife.

Closings set after ex-officer testifies in drug squad case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:41
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer took one for the team as he sparred with a federal prosecutor on the final day of testimony in a narcotics squad corruption trial.

Washington state couple hit by patrol car fined $112 each

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:38
A Washington state patrolman whose car struck two people crossing the street against a do-not-walk sign in December will face no punishment and the injured pair have been fined $112 each after a probe found them at fault, police said on Monday. Trooper Brian Thompson struck the 31-year-old man and 21-year-old woman as he made a left turn while tracking a speeding car in downtown Bellingham, about 90 miles (145 km) north of Seattle, the Washington State Patrol said. The pair, who were walking home from a bar in rainy weather at about 1 a.m., had entered the crosswalk against a do-not-walk signal after they did not see any cars approaching, Washington State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis said.

Mom accused of throwing baby into Allentown river ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:35

Mom accused of throwing baby into Allentown river ID'dPolice have identified the mother accused of throwing her baby into the Lehigh River in Allentown, then jumping in herself.


Florida couple convicted of having sex on beach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:33
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple accused of having sex on a public beach in front of families has been found guilty by a jury.

Guard sues FedEx after shooting at metro Atlanta facility

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:24
ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard who was shot during a rampage at a FedEx facility just outside Atlanta is suing the company.

Seattle police: No charges for man stuck in basketball hoop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:17
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say they aren't pursuing charges against a shirtless man with a hammer who managed to get himself stuck in a basketball hoop.

Northeast Extension reopened after fatal truck crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:00

Northeast Extension reopened after fatal truck crashThe northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension have reopened following crash that left one person dead Monday afternoon.


Family: Delaware teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:00

 Delaware teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoningTwo Delaware teenagers are still in critical condition more than six weeks after they were sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying, their family said Monday.


EXCLUSIVE: 2-year-old child rescued from Frankford roof

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:59

 2-year-old child rescued from Frankford roofA 2-year-old child is now safe after being rescued from a roof in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


Shell's Arctic return faces hurdle at Seattle port

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:54

Shell's company logo is pictured at a gas station in ZurichRoyal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat who has fought against new projects by coal and oil companies, applauded the requirement by the city's planning department. "This is an opportunity for the port and all of us to make a bold statement about how oil companies contribute to climate change, oil spills and other environmental disasters – and reject this short-term lease," Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray said on his website.


Baltimore police say man's gun discharged during arrest, no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:48

Baltimore police officers load a man into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting incident at the corner of West North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in West BaltimoreBaltimore police denied a media report on Monday they had shot a black man while trying to take him into custody, saying the man's firearm went off accidentally while officers were arresting him and that no one was injured. The incident, which followed weeks of protests over the death last month of a 25-year-old black man in police custody, drew a crowd of about 100 protesters to a corner that was the site of a riot a week ago. A senior Baltimore police officer on the scene told reporters that the man had been put into an ambulance as a precautionary measure. "Nowhere on his body does he have a gunshot wound." Fox News, which had reported that the man had been shot while he was fleeing authorities, apologized for what it said was an inaccurate report.


Police: Man helps woman escape from group home, assaults her

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:39
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man has been accused of helping a woman escape from a group home in Massachusetts and then sexually assaulting her at his summer home in Maine.

1 dead after 2 trucks collide on the NE Extension

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:31

Northeast Extension reopened after fatal truck crashOne person is dead after two trucks collided in the northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension just before the Lehigh Valley exit.


Wall Street Journal's Gigot to head Pulitzer Prize Board

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:29
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Gigot of The Wall Street Journal has been elected chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Feds expand efforts to fight wildfires by reshaping forests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:29

In this April 28, 2015 photo, a machine stacks logs in the Coconino National Forest just outside Flagstaff, Ariz. The work is part of an effort to restore a 2.4 million-acre forested area in northern Arizona. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The towering ponderosa pine trees are cut down and bundled in quick succession as heavy equipment winds its way through a national forest as part of the largest federal effort to reshape the forests to prevent wildfires. The felled trees then are shredded of their limbs and eventually will be taken from the forest in northern Arizona to Phoenix, where they'll be turned into pallets.


Washington fruit distributors expand to meet demand

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:23
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's fruit industry is expanding as worldwide demand increases and new technologies help yield more crops.