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United Airlines to end service at NYC's JFK airport after losses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:48

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200, with Tail Number N796UA, lands at San Francisco International Airport, San FranciscoUnited Airlines said on Tuesday it plans to end service in October at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, where it failed to profit over seven years because it offered few connections to other cities, and add flights at its Newark, New Jersey, hub. Beginning Oct. 25, United Continental Holdings Inc will transfer its only flights from JFK, which serve Los Angeles and San Francisco on Boeing Co 757 aircraft, to Newark Liberty International Airport, its hub in New Jersey with hundreds of connecting flights. The move marks an effort by United to win travelers in the highly competitive transcontinental market, where rivals American Airlines Group Inc , Delta Air Lines Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp have invested heavily in renovating aircraft cabins and airport terminals.


Army veteran gets 17 months for White House intrusion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army veteran who got over the White House fence and inside the executive mansion before being stopped has been sentenced to 17 months.

St. Louis Cardinals being probed for hacking Houston Astros: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:43

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Johnson looks on as Houston Astros' Carter hits a two-run homer off pitcher Motte during a MLB spring training game in Kissimmee, Florida.The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. federal prosecutors are investigating the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team for hacking into the computers of the Houston Astros to steal closely guarded information about player personnel, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. Compromised information includes internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports, the Times reported, citing law enforcement officials. There is evidence that officials of the Cardinals, who won the 2006 and 2011 World Series and are one of the sport's most respected franchises, broke into a network of special databases, the report said.


More than 2 dozen arrests in Delaware prostitution bust

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:42

More than 2 dozen arrests in Delaware prostitution bustAuthorities in Delaware have announced 28 arrests, including one person who was arrested twice, in connection with a joint operation targeting prostitution in New Castle County.


Prosecutor: Cadet traded videos showing boys forced into sex

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:40
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor in New York says a West Point cadet collected and traded photos and videos of boys being forced into sexual acts.

TSA: Airport workers with alleged terror ties aren't threats

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says none of the 73 airport workers found to have unspecified ties to terrorism is actually a suspected terrorist or threat to aviation security.

Ex-NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:33

 "I identify as black." (Anthony Quintano/NBC News via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The NAACP chapter president who resigned after her parents said she is white said Tuesday that she started identifying as black around age 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon, and she "takes exception" to the contention she tried to deceive people.


New attorney approved for man charged in DC mansion slayings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia judge approved a new attorney Tuesday for a man charged in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper inside a Washington mansion.

Police: Man set ex-girlfriend's puppy on fire after arguing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:31
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a woman's ex-boyfriend set her dog on fire after an argument, pouring lighter fluid over the 7-month-old Chihuahua mix and injuring her.

Hispanics accuse border patrol agents of profiling in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:31
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An attorney is accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents in Ohio of specifically targeting Hispanics over the past six years.

South Bend mayor comes out as gay in newspaper editorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:30

FILE - In this March 18, 2013 file photo, South Bend Mayor Peter Buttigieg speaks to reporters about a plane crash in South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg has come out as gay in a newly published essay. The first-term Democratic mayor writes in an essay published Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the South Bend Tribune that he was well into adulthood "before I was prepared to acknowledge the simple fact that I am gay." (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, FILE)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg came out as gay Tuesday, declaring in a lengthy and personal newspaper editorial that it took him years to accept that his sexuality is just "part of who I am."


Woman's getaway car scheme was 'Plan B' in NY prison escape: sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:07

Joyce Mitchell is escorted out of the courtroom after appearing before a judge in Plattsburgh City Court, PlattsburghA female prison worker's agreement to drive a getaway car for two escaped inmates was "Plan B" and the convicted killers had another plot that allowed them to flee, Clinton County Sheriff David Favro said. Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35, both convicted of murder, remained at large for an 11th day on Tuesday after busting out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, about 20 miles (32 km) south of the Canadian border. Authorities said Joyce Mitchell, an industrial training supervisor in the prison tailor shop who has been criminally charged in the escape, had agreed to drive the getaway car but got cold feet and never showed up.


All clear after evacuations at 2 Navy facilities in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:54

All clear after evacuations at 2 Navy facilities in PhiladelphiaThe all clear has been given after U.S. Naval facilities in both Northeast and South Philadelphia were evacuated due to an unspecified threat.


Trial begins in case of dismembered New Orleans dancer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:53
A man accused of murdering and dismembering a New Orleans nightclub dancer represented himself before a jury as his trial began in a state court on Tuesday. Terry Speaks, 42, faces charges that he and his then-girlfriend stabbed dancer Jaren Lockhart to death in the early morning of June 6, 2012, and then cut up her body and threw it off a bridge near the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A grand jury in 2014 charged Speaks and Margaret Sanchez with second-degree murder, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Maine woman who found kidney donor with car ad heads into surgery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:51
A Maine woman who found a kidney donor by advertising on her car's rear windshield, but nearly lost the organ after an effort to raise money for the donor prompted an ethics review, entered into transplant surgery on Tuesday, hospital officials said. Christine Royles, a 24-year old mother from South Portland, and donor Josh Dall-Leighton, a 30-year old corrections officer from the nearby town of Windham, were admitted Tuesday to Maine Medical Center, in Portland, after months of medical tests and legal delays, said Maine Medical Center spokeswoman, Susan Pierter.

White House intruder sentenced to 17 months less time served

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:43
White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez was sentenced on Tuesday to 17 months in U.S. prison minus time already served for bursting into the executive mansion with a knife last year. Gonzalez, a 43-year-old Army veteran from Copperas Cove, Texas, has already served nine months of jail time. Collyer said the sentence was long enough to serve as a deterrent and to guarantee that Gonzalez, a decorated Iraq War veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, has no gaps in mental health treatment and medication when he is released.

Washington state authorities stumped by body found in suitcase

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:31
Law enforcement authorities in Washington state sought the public's help on Tuesday in solving the mystery behind a woman's body found stuffed in a suitcase and left near a river outside of Seattle. The suitcase was found on May 27 near the Green River Bridge in Kent, south of Seattle, and contained the body of a white woman believed to be in her 50s or 60s who likely died the first week of May, the King County Sheriff said in a statement.

Victims of deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley, California were from Ireland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:23

Victims of deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley, California were from IrelandABC News is reporting that all of the victims of an apartment balcony collapse in Berkeley, California, early Tuesday morning were from Ireland.


VIDEO: 13-year-old boy Tasered by sheriff's deputy in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:20

 13-year-old boy Tasered by sheriff's deputy in CaliforniaA Southern California sheriff's deputy is under fire after being caught on cell phone video using his taser on a 13-year-old boy.


Donald Trump announces he's running for president in 2016

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:14

Donald Trump announces he's running for president in 2016Trump enters a crowded field of more than a dozen candidates vying for the Republican ticket. He is sitting down with George Stephanopoulos to discuss his run.