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Judge delays trial in corn seed theft case until February

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:45
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a Chinese man accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies.

Video in Cincinnati cop's fatal shooting now with prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:43
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police dash-camera video from the fatal shooting of a Cincinnati police officer in June has been turned over to a prosecutor who pledges he won't willingly make it public.

Kidnap suspect pleads not guilty to threatening prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:20
OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and raping her over the course of nine months has pleaded not guilty to charges that he threatened the lead prosecutor in the case.

2nd man charged in theft of $150K left behind by ATM workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:19
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A second man who allegedly made off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash mistakenly left behind by ATM workers in New Jersey has been arrested, police said.

Pennsylvania beauty queen jailed on fake cancer charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 22:12
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania beauty queen has been jailed on charges she faked having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers, and will be stripped of her title.

AG Kathleen Kane to discuss charges against her

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:51

AG Kathleen Kane to address charges against herFacing pressure to resign, Kane plans to publicly discuss the criminal charges leveled against her last week.


JOIN THE ACTION: Rainbows after the storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:44

 Rainbows after the stormAction News viewers sent us photos of the rainbows that appeared after Tuesday evening's storms.


Suspected thief said nothing to ex-wife about Stradivarius

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:40

 The case contained a famous Stradivarius that had been stolen from Totenberg in 1980, most likely by Johnson. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Philip Johnson was dying of pancreatic cancer when he brought his former wife, Thanh Tran, to the basement of his home in Venice, California. Under a tarp that was weighted down with bricks was a violin case with a combination lock.


More evacuations ordered as Northern California blaze grows

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:40

In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, photo, a section of brush flares up near power lines at the Willow Fire in Mohave Valley, Ariz. Authorities said 300 firefighters are battling the fire amid strong winds and low humidity. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that forced some California residents to flee their home for a second time in recent weeks is rapidly growing, prompting authorities to order more evacuations.


Navy: 2 injured in fire aboard aircraft carrier in Atlantic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:38
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says two people were injured after a fire erupted aboard the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier while a fighter jet was undergoing refueling.

Judge OKs $4.75M settlement by 'kids for cash' center owner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:25
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $4.75 million settlement between a businessman at the center of a Pennsylvania juvenile justice scandal and youths sent to his detention centers by a corrupt judge.

Case of dog that bit 4-year-old in Florida in judge's hands

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:23
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors and the owner of a dog in custody for biting a 4-year-old boy have agreed to halt their case before a hearing officer and instead ask directly for a ruling from a circuit court judge.

Pennsylvania beauty queen jailed on fake cancer charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 20:47

Pennsylvania beauty queen jailed on fake cancer chargesA Pennsylvania beauty queen has been jailed on charges she faked having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers, and has been jailed and will be stripped of her title.


Ohio veteran gets French honor for military service in WWII

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 20:35
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A 91-year-old military veteran in western Ohio has been awarded France's highest civilian honor for his service during World War II.

NJ Fish and Game Council votes to expand bear hunting season

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 20:30
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted to expand bear hunting season in an effort to better control the state's large population of the animal.

Arrest in NY bias attack on gay couple married at West Point

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 20:16
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a New York City man has been arrested in connection with a bias attack in lower Manhattan against the first gay couple to be married at West Point.

Bondage master convicted in wife's death wants new trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 20:14
DETROIT (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison for arranging his wife's killing so he could devote more time to cavorting with other women who shared his love for sexual bondage and domination wants a new trial.

Crash on I-95 North cleared after jamming traffic in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 19:58

Crash on I-95 North cleared after jamming traffic in Bucks CountyA crash that jammed traffic on I-95 North in Bucks County Wednesday morning has been cleared.


Wallenda completes his longest tightrope walk in Wisconsin

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 19:56
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — High-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda has completed his longest tightrope walk ever during an appearance at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Crash jams traffic on I-95 North in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 19:55

Crash on I-95 North cleared after jamming traffic in Bucks CountyA crash jammed traffic on I-95 North in Bucks County Wednesday morning.