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Son of Dead Sea Scrolls expert sentenced for impersonating scholars

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:55

Raphael Golb, listens as his lawyer, Ronald Kuby (not pictured) argues on his behalf during a sentencing hearing in New York State Supreme Court in ManhattanA disbarred attorney who admitted assuming the identities of scholars in an Internet debate over the Dead Sea Scrolls was sentenced on Monday to two months in jail for charges including criminal impersonation and forgery, prosecutors said. Raphael Golb, the son of Dead Sea Scrolls expert Norman Golb, has said the campaign was designed to protest the exclusion of his father's work from a series of exhibits on the ancient texts, according to court papers. A New York jury in 2010 convicted Golb on 30 counts, including identity theft, criminal impersonation, forgery and aggravated harassment. Golb's sentence was reduced in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said.


Coroner: Truck that lost corpse due to be retired

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:53

 Truck that lost corpse due to be retiredWear and tear on a pickup truck used to transport bodies caused a hatchback to open and a corpse to fall on to a busy highway, an apologetic coroner in Pennsylvania said.


Woman facing charges in Point Breeze double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:44

Woman facing charges in Point Breeze double shootingA woman is facing charges in connection with a double shooting in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia.


Prosecutor: Couple's deaths ruled murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:37

 Truck that lost corpse due to be retiredThe deaths of a southern New Jersey couple whose bodies were found inside their home last week have been ruled a murder-suicide.


Correction: Iraq to Fort Campbell story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:37
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — In a story June 5 about an Iraqi-born man who worked as an interpreter for American forces in Iraq and later became an officer in the U.S. military, The Associated Press misidentified the location of the Abdulla Mizead's first interaction with U.S. soliders as Najaf. The correct location is Baghdad.

Knife-wielding man robs NE Philadelphia Wawa

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:33

Knife-wielding man robs NE Philadelphia WawaA knife-wielding man robbed a Wawa store in Northeast Philadelphia early Monday morning.


Man dies after running into Utah festival bonfire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:32

This Saturday July 12, 2014, photo, shows the upper portion of a giant wooden effigy of a character from the classic children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are," before it was burnt Saturday night, during the Element 11 festival, an event similar to Burning Man, in Grantsville, Utah, about 36 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Police say Salt Lake City resident Christopher Wallace died after jumping into the burning three-story-tall effigy effigy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)A man died over the weekend after jumping into a huge ceremonial bonfire at a Utah event similar to the Nevada countercultural festival Burning Man, authorities said.


Testimony ends in marathon suspect friend's trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:27
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors and defense attorneys have rested their cases in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Louisiana man accused of killing girlfriend, taking kids, caught in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:26

Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas is pictured in this undated booking photoNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A man accused of killing his girlfriend in a New Orleans suburb over the weekend before fleeing with his three children was arrested on Monday in a trailer park in Texas, where the children were recovered unharmed, authorities said. Police found Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas's girlfriend, who they identified as Heidi Monroy, 24, dead in her bathtub with head trauma on Sunday morning, said Colonel John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. ...


Dallas Fed's Fisher a top candidate for University of Texas chancellor: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:21

Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,speaks during at luncheon in Hong KongDallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher, one of the Fed's most ardent policy hawks, is a top candidate to be the next chancellor of the University of Texas, the Dallas Morning News said on Monday. U.S. Admiral William McRaven, who is retiring this summer, is also a top contender, the paper said, citing an unidentified source. Fisher, 65, faces mandatory retirement as head of the Dallas Fed by the spring of 2015. He is a voter this year on the Fed's policy-setting committee, and has been a strident advocate of ratcheting down the U.S. central bank's extraordinary economic stimulus measures.


Coroner: Truck that lost corpse due to be retired

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:18
FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Wear and tear on a pickup truck used to transport bodies caused a hatchback to open and a corpse to fall on to a busy highway, an apologetic coroner in Pennsylvania said.

Octomom pleads no contest to welfare fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:06

FILE-This Tuesday, March 11, 2014 file photo shows Nadya Suleman, a single mother of octuplets and six other children, known as "Octomom," appears for arraignment in Los Angeles Superior Court. Suleman pleaded no contest on Monday, July 14, 2014 to a single count of welfare fraud for failing to disclose income she was receiving from videos and personal appearances while accepting public assistance funds. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Octomom Nadya Suleman pleaded no contest Monday to a single count of misdemeanor welfare fraud for failing to disclose income she was receiving from videos and personal appearances while collecting more than $26,000 in public assistance funds to care for her 14 children.


Bundy son facing arrest in separate criminal case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 02:03
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 34-year-old son of a Nevada rancher who hosted armed protesters against federal agents in a cattle roundup dispute in April is facing arrest in a separate case stemming from his felony conviction on 2012 burglary and weapon charges.

Washington hospital sees 2nd shooting in a week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:47
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Spokane, Washington, say a corrections officer fired a gun at Deaconess Hospital early Monday when a prisoner waiting for a surgical procedure tried to escape.

Pa. residents allowed to return after evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:44
Residents of 150 suburban Philadelphia homes are being allowed to return home as their houses are tested after a voluntary evacuation overnight due to a mysterious odor.

Pink slips to 1,000 casino workers at Atlantic City's Trump Plaza

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:42

A security guard walks towards the entrance of the Trump Plaza on the Atlantic City boardwalkLayoff notices went out on Monday for roughly 1,000 employees of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Casino Hotel, in anticipation of a Sept. 16 closure, the company said in a statement. The pink slips came as the company that owns the casino, Trump Entertainment Resorts, has begun “reviewing alternatives for the property,” the company statement said. “Although this review has not been completed and no final decision has been made, the company expects that it will terminate the operations of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino on or shortly after September 16, 2014,” the statement said. The seashore casino is one of the poorest performers in Atlantic City, which began the year with 12 casinos but with the Trump Plaza closing could be down to eight.


Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Hotel to close in September

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:42
(Reuters) - The Trump Plaza Hotel is expected to close in September, making it the fourth casino to close this year in Atlantic City, the faltering New Jersey resort town. Employees were notified of the expected closure on Monday, Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc, the hotel's holding company, said in an emailed statement. Trump Entertainment has been reviewing alternatives for the property, spokesperson Brian Cahill said. The Press of Atlantic City newspaper said late on Friday that the seashore casino could shut its doors in September and lay off 1,000 workers.

US officer fires gun in clash at pro-Israel rally

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:15
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal and local law enforcement were investigating a federal officer firing of a single shot while attempting to break up an altercation during a pro-Israel demonstration in Los Angeles, sheriff's officials said. Nobody was hurt.

Ex-President George W. Bush has 2nd knee surgery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:08

FILE - In this May 2, 2014 file photo, former President George W. Bush leads the second day of a three-day, 100-kilometer mountain bike ride with 16 wounded veterans in Crawford, Texas. Bush has had his left knee partially replaced, seven weeks after having the same procedure on his right knee. (AP Photo/George W. Bush Presidential Center, Paul Morse, File)DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush has had his left knee partially replaced — seven weeks after having the same procedure on his right knee.


AccuWeather: Chance for gusty storms today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:04

 Chance for gusty storms todayAccuWeather says gusty thunderstorms are heading our way.