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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.

No bond decision for doctor charged with Sen. Menendez

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:33
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez was sent back to jail for another two weeks Monday as a judge tried to ensure he couldn't flee if released on bond.

Sex, lies and debt potentially exposed by U.S. data hack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:30

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawBy Arshad Mohammed and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When a retired 51-year-old military man disclosed in a U.S. security clearance application that he had a 20-year affair with his former college roommate's wife, it was supposed to remain a secret between him and the government. The disclosure last week that hackers had penetrated a database containing such intimate and possibly damaging facts about millions of government and private employees has shaken Washington. The hacking of the White House Office of Personnel Management (OPM) could provide a treasure trove for foreign spies.


Duran Duran returning to Musikfest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:27

Duran Duran returning to MusikfestDuran Duran is returning to Musikfest this year to play a special preview night.


Court to hear Boston mobster 'Whitey' Bulger's appeal in July

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:17
Former mobster James "Whitey" Bulger will get a chance next month to argue against a 2013 jury verdict that found him guilty of committing or ordering the murders of 11 people while he ruled Boston's underworld in the 1970s and '80s. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Monday said it would hear Bulger's case on July 27 in the same waterfront courthouse where a jury heard descriptions of what U.S. District Judge Denise Casper called the "unfathomable" crimes he committed while running the city's "Winter Hill" crime gang. The 85-year-old former mobster's trial exposed his corrupt relationship with the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which for years turned a blind eye to the Irish-American gangster's crimes in exchange for tips it could use against the Italian-American Mafia, which was a higher-profile target at the time.

NAACP: Leader of Spokane, Washington, chapter resigns amid furor over racial identity

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:16
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — NAACP: Leader of Spokane, Washington, chapter resigns amid furor over racial identity.

4th juror dismissed in the Colorado theater shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:08
DENVER (AP) — Another juror in the Colorado theater shooting trial has been dismissed.

Cars Smashed by Falling Tree in New Hope

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:08

Cars Smashed by Falling Tree in New HopeTwo vehicles were smashed when a large tree came crashing down on a Bucks County roadway Monday morning.


PHOTOS: Cars smashed by tree in New Hope

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

 Cars smashed by tree in New HopeTwo cars were smashed by a falling tree in New Hope, Pa. on Monday morning.


Man crushed to death in compactor at Florida recycling plant

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 00:05
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a man was crushed to death inside a machine at a central Florida recycling plant.

Accused accomplice in New York prison break appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:34

Joyce Mitchell stands with her lawyer Steven Johnston as she appears before Judge Buck Rogers in Plattsburgh City Court, PlattsburghA female prison employee accused of helping two convicted killers stage a brazen escape appeared in court in upstate New York on Monday, under heavy protection and clad in apparent body armor and prison stripes. Joyce Mitchell, 51, is charged with providing chisels and hacksaws to Richard Matt and David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. The intense manhunt is costing about $1 million per day, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told reporters.


Correction: Dallas Police Headquarters-Shooting story

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:30

With bullet holes in the side of the Dallas Police headquarters, Bill Smith of the FBI works the scene after an early morning shooting Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Dallas. A man suspected of spraying the headquarters with gunfire and planting pipe bombs, early on Saturday, has been found dead in a van after a police sniper shot him, police Chief David Brown said. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)DALLAS (AP) — In a story June 14 about a shooting at Dallas police headquarters, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the mother of James Boulware, who authorities have preliminarily identified as the gunman, is named Jeannine Howard. Her last name is Hammond.


U.S. top court rejects wife's challenge to Afghan husband's visa denial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:20
The court ruled 5-4 against Fauzia Din, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, by throwing out an appeals court ruling in her favor. Din, who lives in Fremont, California, sued the U.S. government after her husband, Afghan citizen Kanishka Berashk, was denied a visa in 2009. The court was divided along ideological lines, with its five conservative justices in the majority in overturning the 2013 ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which found that the government had not given a legitimate reason for denying the visa.

Relatives: Man tied to Dallas shooting was mentally unstable

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:14

This 2013 photo provided by the Dallas County Jail shows James Boulware. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the suspect who opened fire outside Dallas police headquarters Saturday, June 13, told authorities he was James Boulware before a police sniper shot and killed the suspect. Authorities declined to officially identify the suspect until a medical examiner verified it. Jeannine Hammond, Boulware's mother, said in a statement to local media that "we lost him to mental health long before we lost him to death." Boulware's father, Jim, said that he never thought his son would become violent despite a history of "making statements." (Dallas County Jail via AP) MANDATORY CREDITDALLAS (AP) — James Boulware told family members that he had foreseen a deadly Japanese tsunami and the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting in his dreams. Police say he choked his mother. And he seethed at police, blaming them for the lost custody of his son.


Prison worker charged with aiding escapees appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:04

Clinton Correctional Facility is seen in the distance on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from Saranac, N.Y. Law enforcement personnel are in the ninth day of searching for David Sweat and Richard Matt, two killers who used power tools to cut their way out the prison in Dannemora in northern New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security prison in far northern New York made another court appearance Monday as the manhunt for the men hit its 10th day.


Man fatally stabbed outside Target after fight over socks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:03

Man fatally stabbed outside Target after fight over socksA man is in custody after a deadly stabbing outside a Target in Chicago, which the local alderman said resulted from a fight over selling socks.


Judge sets new deadlines in US Capitol terror plot case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:57
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has set new deadlines in court proceedings for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of Islamic State group extremists.

Police investigate deadly shooting in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:10

Police investigate deadly shooting in Wilmington, Del.Police in Wilmington, Delaware are investigating a deadly shooting.