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Auto parts maker to pay fine in price-fixing case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:43
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says a Japanese auto parts manufacturer has agreed to pay a $26 million fine and to plead guilty to fixing prices and rigging bids for various parts sold to automakers in the U.S.

Feds open data center in western Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:42
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Social Security Administration has a new national data center.

Police: Man claiming to be driver who struck girl, 7, in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:36

 Man claiming to be driver who struck girl, 7, in MantuaPhiladelphia Police say a man has turned himself in, saying he was the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a 7-year-old girl.


Sacramento police seek suspect in dog's drowning

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:30
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police are searching for a man suspected of tying a bowling ball to a dog and drowning the border collie in the American River.

Spanish drug trafficker sentenced in Miami to 150 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:28
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The Spanish head of a transatlantic cocaine-smuggling ring dubbed “Los Miami” was sentenced in federal court on Monday to 150 years in prison on charges of laundering more than $14 million through waterfront condos and exotic sports cars. A jury convicted Álvaro López Tardón, 39, of more than a dozen money-laundering charges in June. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard also ordered $14 million in property forfeitures and a $2 million fine. ...

Woman enters plea in international kidnap case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:27
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A woman accused of abducting her infant daughter from South Carolina 20 years ago pleaded not guilty Monday during her first court appearance after being extradited from Australia.

Jury selection begins in Arias penalty phase retrial in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:25

Jodi Arias looks at her defense attorney Jennifer Willmott during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in PhoenixBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Jury selection began in Arizona on Monday to decide whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be executed for the 2008 slaying of her ex-boyfriend in a case that drew a national audience with its sex-laced and gory testimony. A pool of 300 potential jurors started to be called into Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix to see if a dozen of them can succeed where an earlier trial jury failed to determine a punishment for the former waitress from California. ...


Suspect in missing Virginia student linked to a 2009 case: TV

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:24

Jesse Leroy Matthew is seen in a booking photo from the Galveston County Sheriff's OfficeBy Ian Simpson (Reuters) - The man suspected in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student earlier this month has been linked by forensic evidence to another student who went missing in 2009 and was later found dead, a television station reported on Monday. Forensic evidence belonging to Jesse Matthew Jr., who has been charged in the disappearance of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, matched evidence collected during the investigation into the 2009 disappearance of a Virginia Tech student, CBS affiliate WTVR reported, quoting sources close to the investigation. ...


Denver judges consider border immigration cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:15

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, an unidentified Guatemalan woman stands inside a dormitory in the Artesia Family Residential Center, a federal detention facility for undocumented immigrant mothers and children in Artesia, N.M. A surge of cases involving immigrants from Central America has backed up federal courts and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The cases have been moved to Denver by judges in Arlington, Virginia. Officials say it makes more sense to hold the proceedings in the same time zone as the detention center. Hearings are being held by video from Artesia, N.M. starting on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)DENVER (AP) — While her 5-year-old son slept in her arms, a woman from El Salvador spoke of fleeing the sexual harassment of violent gang members, as immigration judges in Denver began video proceedings Monday in asylum cases of mothers and children being held at a remote New Mexico deportation center.


Defense, prosecutors preview school cheating cases

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:11

Defendant Dana Evans talks to her attorney, Robert Rubin, during the prosecution's opening statement in a case against 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators, in Atlanta, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Fulton County Superior Court. Prosecutors said 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Prosecutors have agreed to plea deals with 21 other defendants included in the initial indictment. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson, Pool)ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.


VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:04

FILE - In this July 8, 2014 file photo, Katherine Mitchell, M.D., medical director, Iraq and Afghanistan Post-Deployment Center, Phoenix VA Health Care System, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Veterans Affairs Department has reached financial settlements with three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital. The employees were among the first to report widespread wrongdoing at the Phoenix hospital, including chronic delays for veterans seeking care and falsified waiting lists covering up those delays. Similar problems soon were identified across the country amid a growing scandal that forced the ouster of former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has settled complaints filed by three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital.


Police probe Miami nightclub shooting where teens, children wounded

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:00
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Law enforcement and community leaders on Monday struggled to understand how minors, including preteens, were among the 15 shot and wounded early Sunday morning at what police said might have been an unsanctioned nightclub. “Beyond the horrific headline, can anyone tell me what in the world were teens, as young as 11, doing in a club,” Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tweeted. Police and fire rescue officers responded to a shooting at The Spot, in the crime-ridden Liberty City neighborhood, after 1 a.m. ...

Icahn weighs $100M bid to save Taj Mahal casino

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:59

Icahn weighs $100M bid to save Taj Mahal casinoBillionaire Carl Icahn is considering spending $100 million to save the Trump Taj Mahal casino from closing.


AccuWeather: Be on the watch for spotty showers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:59

 Be on the watch for spotty showersBe on the watch for spotty showers in the area early this evening.


Ex-hero officer leaves jail as rape case dropped

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:59

FILE - In a Feb. 24, 2009 file photo, first Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stand in the gallery with Philadelphia Police Officer Richard DeCoatsworth during President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress in Washington. DeCoatsworth was freed Monday,, Sept. 29, 2014, after more than a year in jail on human trafficking, rape, drug and other charges. Philadelphia prosecutors dropped the charges after defense attorney George Parry questioned the accusers' credibility in pretrial filings. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer honored by the White House before being accused of raping two prostitutes at gunpoint has left jail after the case unraveled.


Parolee arrested in case of missing Arkansas real estate agent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:55
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - A 33-year-old Arkansas prison parolee was arrested on Monday after an intensive manhunt on suspicion of being responsible for the disappearance of a real estate agent last Thursday. The broker, 49-year-old Beverly Carter, had told associates she was meeting a prospective buyer at a property in Scott, Arkansas, a sparsely populated community east of Little Rock, before she went missing. "We're holding out hope she is still alive," said Sheriff Doc Holladay of Pulaski County. Aaron Lewis was named in an arrest warrant issued on Sunday. ...

AP: Mayor nixes tax break to save Taj Mahal casino

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:53
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's mayor said Monday he cannot agree to massive tax reductions sought by the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, throwing into serious doubt an already long-shot plan by billionaire Carl Icahn to buy and save the casino and its 2,800 jobs.

Number of US kids in foster care up after long dip

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:52
After dropping for seven straight years, the number of U.S. children in foster care rose slightly last year, according to new federal figures released Monday.

Myanmar wants country off UN human rights agenda

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:50

Wunna Maung Lwin, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Myanmar, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar's foreign minister promised Monday his country is working to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state and urged the world against "jumping to conclusions" about a situation that has drawn global condemnation.


Secret Service arrests man near Ethiopian Embassy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a man who officers believe fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington.