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White House Intruder Got Farther Than Previously Thought

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:03
He was tackled near the East Room, according to sources.

Flu ruled out in preschooler's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:02

Flu ruled out in preschooler's deathIt's been more than 72 hours since parents learned of the death of a 4-year-old boy who was enrolled at Yardville Elementary School in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.


Students 'biggest losers' in Atlanta cheating case: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:00
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A sweeping test-cheating scheme orchestrated by public educators in Atlanta who were eager for cash bonuses and promotions short-changed the students who needed help the most, prosecutors said as the case went to trial on Monday. The former teachers, principals and administrators conducted a "cleverly disguised conspiracy" in 2009 to erase incorrect answers and, in some cases, instructed children to change their answers, Fulton County Assistant District Attorney Fani Willis told the jury. ...

Police link 2nd case to missing Va. student arrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:00

Cops Say Skeletal Remains Are Missing StudentPolice say the investigation into the case of a missing University of Virginia student has turned up a lead in the 2009 disappearance and death of another young woman.


Man opens fire during Ethiopian Embassy protest in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:59

United States Secret Service police stand in front of the Ethiopian Embassy in WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire during a protest on the Ethiopian Embassy grounds on Monday, according to a video of the incident, but no injuries were reported. A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said it had detained a possible shooter after a report at about 12:15 p.m. EDT that shots were fired near the embassy in northwest Washington, D.C. Witnesses said the gunfire took place inside the embassy compound during a protest against the Horn of Africa nation's government. ...


Woman killed while walking with daughter in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:56

 Woman killed while walking with daughter in Strawberry Mansion was targetedA woman was shot multiple times while out walking her dog with her teenage daughter in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.


Man gets life term for Colorado triple slaying

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:53
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — A sex offender from Indiana was sentenced Monday to three consecutive life terms for sexually assaulting a teenage girl and killing her mother, brother and sister in southern Colorado.

School bus involved in crash in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:50

5 children hospitalized after South Philly school bus crashParamedics responded to the scene of a crash involving a school bus in South Philadelphia Monday evening.


Release ordered of man convicted in trooper death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:43
A man convicted in the shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper in a crime that still provokes strong emotion among law enforcement more than 40 years later was ordered released on parole by a state appeals court Monday.

Fed report: IRS bungles hunt for unpaid taxes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can't locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, potentially costing the government a pile of lost revenue, according to a federal report released Monday.

Jail boss: No solitary for teen inmates by Dec. 31

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:31
NEW YORK (AP) — By the end of the year, city corrections officials will end their longstanding practice of sending 16- and 17-year-old inmates to solitary confinement for breaking rules in the nation's second-largest jail system.

Man with implanted horns gets life for 3 killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:29
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms for his role in the murders of three Massachusetts men.

Teachers shut down 2 suburban Denver high schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:29

Protesting students Adriana Gonzales, right, and Andrea Colmenero march against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, near their school, Jefferson High, in the Denver suburb of Edgewater, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. The Jefferson County School District says classes had to be canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools on Monday because so many teachers called in sick. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of suburban Denver high school students missed school again Monday as teachers shut down two high schools by calling in sick amid a controversy over proposed changes to an Advanced Placement history class and changes to their pay.


Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:24

New River Regional Jail booking photo of Omar GonzalezThe man who breached security at the White House this month overpowered a U.S. Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three people familiar with the incident. A Secret Service official who spoke on condition of anonymity said an alarm box near the front entrance of the White House had been muted, the Post said. ...


School bus crashes in Florida, injuring 10

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:19
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a semitrailer rear-ended a stopped school bus as children were getting off, injuring seven children and three other people.

Israeli cargo ship heads for L.A. to unload after Oakland protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:16
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website. The Zim Shanghai left Oakland with its cargo still onboard on Sunday evening, according to the website marinetraffic.com. It was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday. ...

Bond set for South Carolina House speaker in official misconduct case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:15
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Bond was set on Monday for suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell at his first court appearance since being indicted on nine misdemeanor charges of misusing campaign money and official misconduct, his attorney said. The $18,000 bond for Harrell, a Republican, does not require him to put up any money unless he fails to appear for a future court proceeding in Columbia, South Carolina, said his attorney, Bart Daniel. ...

Former Philadelphia sportscaster pleads guilty to fraud counts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:13
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A well-known former Philadelphia sports broadcaster admitted in court on Monday that he defrauded more than 200 people and several local charities of more than $300,000 in a scheme that promised cheap tour packages to the Super Bowl and other events. Don Tollefson, 62, of Glenside, worked for several Philadelphia TV stations and the Philadelphia Eagles football team, but he was best known for his work for WPVI Channel 6 Action News from 1975 to 1990. He was a popular figure outside the Philadelphia area thanks to cable systems that carried the station. ...

Escapes spark changes at Tennessee juvenile center

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:06
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials plan to beef up security at a juvenile detention center where three major escape attempts in less than a month have worried the facility's neighbors, but they also want to keep the it from becoming too much like an adult prison.

Man accused in Chicago air traffic disruption appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:01
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A man accused of setting fire to an air control facility in Chicago on Friday, causing an outage that continues to disrupt flights, appeared in federal court on Monday to hear the charges against him and was ordered held without bond. Brian Howard, 36, of the Chicago suburb of Naperville, appeared in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois and was charged with damaging an air navigation facility, interfering with its operations and endangering the safety of aircraft in flight. He did not enter a plea. ...