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Virginia agents who bloodied black student return to duty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:49
Virginia alcohol control agents involved in the bloody arrest of a black University of Virginia student in March returned to duty on Monday, the agency said. A review has shown that the agents did not breach policy in their arrest of student Martese Johnson outside a Charlottesville bar, the Alcohol Beverage Control Department said in a statement. It sparked student protests at the school and fed a debate on U.S. police treatment of minorities.

World Trade Center parachutists fined, no jail

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:40

Andrew Rossig exits the courtroom at the Manhattan Criminal Court in New YorkTwo men found guilty of jumping off the top of New York's One World Trade Center, the Western Hemisphere's tallest building, were each sentenced to a $2,000 fine and community service on Monday in a Manhattan state court. Andrew Rossig, 34, and James Brady, 33, are two out of the three BASE jumpers who parachuted from the top of the 104-story building in the early hours of Sept. 30, 2013. A third jumper, Marko Markovich, 28, will be sentenced on Aug. 17.


Cops: Police official tried to cash in stolen lottery ticket

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:36
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — The chairman of a Connecticut police commission has resigned after being charged in Florida with trying to cash in a winning $520,000 lottery ticket that was reported stolen by his niece.

Is she pregnant? DC zoo says panda's hormones are rising

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:17
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say the hormone levels of the Washington's National Zoo's adult female panda are rising, but they don't know whether she is pregnant.

11-year-old boy faces competency exam in 3-year-old's death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:11
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit judge ordered a mental competency exam Monday for an 11-year-old boy charged in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy and urged the public to lock up their guns, saying they're a "magnet" for curious children.

More charges for ex-teacher accused of sex with juveniles

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:02
FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) — A former teacher who was arrested in January over accusations of having sex with two students now faces more charges.

Driver freed after pickup slams into big rig on I-95 in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:01

Driver freed after pickup slams into big rig on I-95 in ChesterA pickup truck plowed into the rear of a tractor trailer in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Chester, Delaware County.


Alcohol agents cleared in arrest of student claiming racism

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 02:00
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three Virginia liquor agents involved in a bloody arrest that prompted allegations of racism followed procedures and did nothing wrong, the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Department said Monday.

Pickup slams into big rig on I-95 in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:58

Driver freed after pickup slams into big rig on I-95 in ChesterA pickup truck plowed into the rear of a tractor trailer in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Chester, Delaware County.


Temple joins other colleges closing ahead of pope's visit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:52

Temple joins other colleges closing ahead of pope's visitTemple University students will have a day off when the pope visits Philadelphia.


Prosecutors: Mom who tossed baby said boy was possessed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:51
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman accused of tossing her newborn son to his death from a fourth-floor window told police an evil spirit had taken over the boy, according to court papers Monday.

Grizzly suspected in death of Yellowstone hiker trapped, may be killed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:48
A mother grizzly suspected in the death of a hiker whose partially eaten body was found at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has been trapped and will be killed if DNA testing proves she was involved in the attack, the park's superintendent said Monday. An autopsy on the hiker, Lance Crosby, 63, who was in his fifth season working for a firm that operates urgent-care clinics in Yellowstone, was planned Monday to determine the cause of his death, park Superintendent Dan Wenk said. Crosby, who was from Montana, was reported missing after failing to show up for work Friday morning and later that day a ranger found his body in a popular back-country area off a trail near Yellowstone Lake.

Father of Ohio child found weeks-dead pleads not guilty, insanity

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:36
An Ohio man charged with leaving the decomposing body of his 18-month-old daughter in a crib surrounded by garbage entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Monday, according to Medina County court documents. Eric Warfel, 35 was charged with one count of abuse of a corpse after a cable installer discover the body of Ember Warfel late last month in his apartment south of Cleveland.

Texas man accused of killing eight formally charged in Houston court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:35

David Conley exits the 183rd District Criminal Courtroom after his arraignment in HoustonConley, 48, wearing a yellow Harris County Jail uniform and with his hands cuffed in front of him for his court appearance, quietly answered "yes" when asked to confirm his identity at a hearing. Assistant District Attorney Alycia Harvey said Conley, who does not yet have an attorney, has made a statement to authorities about his relationship to the victims, who included two adults and six children between the ages of 6 and 13.


Pennsylvania attorney general to publicly address charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:29

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives to be processed and arraigned on charges she leaked secret grand jury material and then lied about it under oath, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Montgomery County detective bureau in Norristown, Pa. Kane, the state’s first elected female attorney general, vows to fight the charges, which include perjury, obstruction and conspiracy. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane plans to publicly respond for the first time to the criminal charges lodged against her last week, a spokesman said Monday.


Temple Univ. cancels classes for day before pope visits

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:23

Temple joins other colleges closing ahead of pope's visitTemple University students will have a day off when the pope visits Philadelphia.


Police: Body found at Confederate site; race not a factor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:49
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Police say the death of a homeless man whose body was found at a Confederate monument in Florida was not racially motivated.

U.S. charges sixth man in alleged N.Y.-N.J. Islamic State plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:47
Nader Saadeh, 20, a former resident of Rutherford, New Jersey, viewed Islamic State propaganda online and traveled to Jordan in May in an effort to join Islamic State, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Police: Suspect shot near Ferguson rally critically injured

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:26

 Suspect shot near Ferguson rally critically injuredA suspect who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County's police chief said early Monday.


New York City's 'responsible banking' law ruled unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:22
New York City's "responsible banking" law, which called for banks holding the city's over $6 billion in deposits to document how well they meet the needs of low-income neighborhoods, is unconstitutional, a U.S. federal judge has ruled. In a 71-page decision made public on Monday, U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla said the 2012 law illegally conflicts with both federal and state statutes that regulate banks. "While the animating concerns of the City Council are valid, the means by which it sought to harness banks to redress those concerns intrudes on the province of the federal and state governments," Failla wrote.