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'Real Housewives' husband gets 41 months in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:29

15-month prison sentence for 'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice, 41 months for husbandA husband who appeared on the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has been sentenced to more than three years in prison, and the judge says she's still deciding whether to send his wife there, too.

Complaint alleges sex abuse at immigration lockup

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:26

File - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, media stand in the secured entryway at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. Attorneys have filed complaints with federal immigration officials alleging sexual abuse and harassment at the immigration lockup that houses women and their children. The attorneys filed a complaint with Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 25 and the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys representing women being held at a South Texas immigration lockup said Thursday they've filed a federal complaint alleging sexual abuse and harassment by at least three guards and facility staff members.

Civil rights charges unlikely for George Zimmerman: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:25

George Zimmerman speaks to defense counsel during a first-appearance hearing in Sanford, FloridaBy Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday declined to comment directly on a Washington Post report that officials are unlikely to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted after the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida. Citing unnamed officials, the Post reported that a federal investigation has not found enough evidence to bring federal charges against Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder last year in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, near Orlando. ...

Price tag for SC nuclear plant could grow by $1B

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:20
ATLANTA (AP) — The firms building a new nuclear plant in South Carolina say their construction costs could grow by more than $1 billion.

Two female Louisiana teachers accused of group sex with boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:19

Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess seen in undated photos released by the Kenner Police Department in Kenner, LouisianaBy David Minsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Two female Louisiana high school teachers have been arrested on charges of engaging in group sex with a 16-year-old male student who then bragged to classmates, authorities said on Thursday. Rachel Respess, 24, and Shelley Dufresne, 32, are accused of having sex with the boy in Respess' apartment in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner after a Friday night football game on Sept. 12, Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser said. Dufresne also is accused of having sex with the student at her home in Montz, about 20 miles (32 km) west of New Orleans. ...

U.S. judge upholds for-profit college recruiter bonuses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:10
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled in favor of for-profit colleges and universities on Thursday, overturning a U.S. Department of Education rule that limits how the schools recruit students. Judge Rosemary Collyer of Washington, D.C. District Court said the agency failed to explain why it banned the schools from offering bonuses to recruiters based on the number of students they enroll who graduate. The court asked the Department to amend the rule. ...

NYPD: Police mistakenly kill man in confrontation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:09
NEW YORK (AP) — The facts of a chaotic and violent domestic dispute are still being sorted out, but this much is certain: The two men who went to Kathy Russo's apartment on Monday night ended up dying in a hail of police gunfire.

Reputed drug cartel member pleads guilty in US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:56
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A cousin of one of the world's most notorious drug lords who prosecutors say was working to expand the cartel's reach to Europe and northern New England faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday in New Hampshire.

President, health care law star in state races

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not looking to return to the U.S. Senate or the state legislature, but he's popping up in hundreds of thousands of ads for those offices, an analysis of campaign advertising released Thursday found.

Police: 3rd passenger in Delaware bus crash dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:55

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, passengers from a tour bus are treated for injuries near the overturned bus at the Tybouts Corner, on the ramp from southbound Delaware 1 to Red Lion Road in Bear, Del. A third passenger, Jyostina Poojari, 43, of Mumbai, India, died at Christiana Hospital in Newark, state police Sgt. Paul G. Shavack said Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. She was taken there after the Sept. 21 crash in Bear. The driver, Jinli Zhao was charged with two counts of the operation of a vehicle causing death of another person.(AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, John J. Jankowski)A third passenger injured in a tour bus crash last month in northern Delaware died Thursday morning, police said.

White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:53

This undated family photo provided by Jennifer Cramblett shows her daughter, Payton. Cramblett and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, are suing Midwest Sperm Bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man, as they had intended. Cramblett was pregnant with Payton, now 2-years-old, when the mistake was discovered. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Jennifer Cramblett)CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended.

Interim Secret Service head has been a familiar figure beside U.S. presidents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:50

File photo of U.S. President and Mrs. Obama under the watchful eye of then-Secret Service Agent Clancy in TucsonBy Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a member of the U.S. Secret Service's most elite detail, Joseph Clancy guarded the lives of three U.S. presidents and now will try to repair the agency's damaged credibility after a spate of embarrassments and failures. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Clancy's appointment as interim director shortly after Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday. Clancy rejoins the service after leaving his job as head of security for the Comcast media corporation in the Philadelphia area where he grew up. ...

Can a football stadium be as 'smart' as a phone?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:45

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, a fan uses an app on a smartphone to order food and drinks at Levi's Stadium during an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif. If 49ers CEO Jed York realizes his vision, Levi’s Stadium will channel Silicon Valley’s ingenuity to become known as a technology temple programmed to pamper and connect fans who are more accustomed to being corralled in congested venues with little or no Internet access. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings.

California Legislature withholds nepotism report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:42

FILE -- In this March 26, 2014 file photo, State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, center, Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, left, and Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, speak to reporters during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The state Senate has denied a formal request by The Associated Press under the Legislative Open Records Act for a copy of a nepotism investigation that taxpayers paid for. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Citing broad exemptions under California's legislative records law, the state Senate is keeping secret a taxpayer-funded report about Capitol staff hiring friends and relatives despite calls by lawmakers, statewide candidates and public interest groups that it be released.

Liberia says may prosecute man who flew to U.S. with Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:42
By Bate Felix DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia could prosecute a national who flew to the United States and was diagnosed with the Ebola for making a false statement on travel documents, the head of the West African nation's airport authority said on Thursday. Binyah Kesselly said the Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was asked in a questionnaire as he left Monrovia airport if he had come in contact with any Ebola victim or was showing symptoms of the disease and he had replied 'no'. ...

Don King liable for canceled title fight after boxer's drug test

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:29

Boxing promoter Don King attends a news conference at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las VegasBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge found boxing promoter Don King liable for breach of contract over an April 25 World Boxing Association cruiserweight championship bout that was canceled after one of his fighters, challenger Guillermo Jones, failed a drug test. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan said Jones' disqualification for testing positive for the diuretic furosemide, just a few hours before he was scheduled to fight Denis Lebedev in Moscow, "plainly put King in breach" even if the promoter had nothing to do with the failed test. ...

Canadian Pacific CEO to railroads: Let us fix Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:12

Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited addresses shareholders at the company's annual general meeting in CalgaryBy Allison Martell TORONTO (Reuters) - With his push to turn around Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd ahead of schedule, Chief Executive Hunter Harrison has his eye on another challenge: the logistics nightmare that is Chicago. CP has offered to buy, lease or at least operate the small switching lines that knit together North America's major railways at Chicago, Harrison said in an interview on Thursday. The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad and the Belt Railway Company of Chicago are currently owned by consortia of major railways, including CP Rail. ...

Ebola arrival shakes cultural crossroads community in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:12
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - In the Dallas community of Vickery Meadow, a cultural polyglot where about three dozen languages are spoken, the one word on everyone's lips is "Ebola." On Sunday, a group of blighted apartments in a section of the neighborhood favored by West African immigrants was shaken by screams as one family saw a recently arrived relative being carted away in an ambulance. The man, identified by Liberian authorities as Thomas Eric Duncan, was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. ...

'Alien: Isolation' game an homage to original film

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:55

 Isolation." The video game out Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie. (AP Photo/Sega)LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the end of the original "Alien" film, warrant officer Ellen Ripley had been attacked by an android, stalked by an extraterrestrial and stranded in space. That's just the beginning of the interstellar mayhem that awaits Ripley's daughter in "Alien: Isolation," a video game out Tuesday that aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie.

Oklahoma officer jailed again for bond violation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:55
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting 10 women has been ordered jailed for two weeks and has had his bond increased by $109,000.