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2 Dead When F-16 and Cessna Collide in Midair

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:54
A Cessna and an F-16 collided over South Carolina.

Land Management official sentenced in workplace fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:45
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a senior official in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to six months in prison on Tuesday after he was convicted of covering up for a subordinate who kept drawing government pay after leaving the agency for a job in Montana.

Ex-Vanderbilt football players reindicted in rape case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:42
Two former Vanderbilt football players were reindicted on Tuesday on charges they raped an unconscious female student two years ago, after a mistrial was declared by Judge Monte Watkins in June. "They will be in court tomorrow for arraignment, and we plan to ask that a trial date be set," said Dorinda Carter, spokeswoman for the district attorney general's office. Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, convicted in January, have been free on bond since June 24, the day after the mistrial was declared.

Eyewitness Describes 'Pop' Before Deadly Ice Cave Collapse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:39
An ice cave partially collapsed Monday in Washington state, killing one person and injuring five others, authorities said.

New York holding parade for champion US women's soccer team

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:29

New York holding parade for champion US women's soccer teamThe confetti will be flying when New York City holds a parade for the U.S. women's soccer team to celebrate its World Cup victory.


Alaska plane crashed amid 'marginal' visual conditions, killing nine: NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:13
A sightseeing plane that crashed last month in Alaska killing all nine on board was flying in "marginal" visual conditions marked by rain and patches of low clouds before hitting a mountain, federal investigators said on Tuesday. The plane, operated by Promech Air, was returning to its base under "marginal visual meteorological conditions," according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board released on Tuesday. The agency says a comprehensive review of the plane will be conducted once it is recovered from the crash site and taken to Ketchikan.

FBI seeks sextortion victims of man in prison for 105 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:12

This photo provided by the FBI shows Lucas Michael Chansler. In November 2014, Chansler was sentenced to 105 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to nine counts of producing child pornography. On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, the FBI asked for the public's help in identifying additional victims. (FBI/WJAX-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDITBOSTON (AP) — The FBI is hoping to locate 240 more victims of a man convicted of using online threats to extort pornographic images from teenage girls.


Bruce Jenner's 1984 Olympic Torch going on auction block

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:40

In this undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions, the 1984 Summer Olympics Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada is shown. The 24-inch torch, featuring a brass finish and wood handle, is being offered by Heritage Auctions on July 30, 2015, at its Platinum Night Sports Auction in Chicago. It is the first significant piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner. (Heritage Auctions via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more.


APNewsBreak: Texas AG figures in federal securities probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:34

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015 file photo, Ken Paxton speaks after he was sworn in as the Texas attorney general in Austin, Texas. Paxton, whose admitted violations of state securities laws will go before a grand jury this month, has also figured in a federal investigation of a Dallas-area technology company suspected of defrauding investors. Paxton is a shareholder in Servergy, Inc., based in his hometown of McKinney. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose admitted violations of state securities laws will go before a grand jury this month, has also figured in a federal investigation of a Dallas-area technology company suspected of defrauding investors.


Judge awards nearly $230,000 to woman who got 153 robocalls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:30

A Time Warner Cable sign and logo are seen on the back of a Time Warner Cable service truck in the Manhattan borough of New York CityNEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't a robocall, but a federal judge left a message anyway for companies Tuesday when he awarded nearly $230,000 to a Texas woman, finding that a cable company crossed the line when it harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about the wrong numbers.


USDA prepares for possible return of bird flu this fall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:23
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two top veterinary officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and farmers affected by the bird flu outbreak said Tuesday it will take increased surveillance, improved farm security and more money to fight off a possible fall return of the disease that devastated chicken and turkey flocks.

Hacker attacks gambling websites, demands Bitcoin ransom

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:22

This Jan. 31, 2014 photo shows a game of Texas Hold 'Em under way on a computer screen in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey gambling regulators said on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 that a hacker briefly shut down four Internet gambling sites in the state last week, demanding a ransom payment in the Bitcoin online currency. No ransom was paid, and no player accounts were breached, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a ransom was paid using the online currency Bitcoin, authorities said Tuesday.


70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:19

Retired U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt., John R. Pedevillano, 93, of College Park, Md., wipes tears from his eyes after Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Larry Spencer, honored him with the Presidential Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Pedevillano served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as the youngest bombardier in the 306th Bomb Group, flew six combat missions and survived being shot down by Nazi fighter pilots. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — At 22, 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group when he was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in Germany in 1944.


Watch as a police officer rescues this dog left in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:15

Watch as a police officer rescues this dog left in hot carA police officer took swift action after learning that a small dog had been left locked in a car on a hot summer day.


SC Senate OKs Confederate flag removal; House vote ahead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:15

Josh Clarke, of Shelby, N.C., voices his side of the Confederate flag issue in front of the Statehouse, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on the Statehouse grounds, though the proposal still needs approval from the state House and the governor. (Gerry Melendez/The State via AP) ALL LOCAL MEDIA OUT, (TV, ONLINE, PRINT); MANDATORY CREDITCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate gave its final approval Tuesday to removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, but across the hall in the House, Republicans quietly sought a way to make a last stand to preserve some kind of symbol honoring their Southern ancestors at the Statehouse.


Trial alternative considered for Hawaii telescope protesters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:09
HONOLULU (AP) — Instead of a trial, most of the people arrested in April for blocking construction of a giant mountaintop telescope will likely participate in a Hawaiian culture-based form of mediation.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 09:02

A double rainshow shines over the European Quarter outside of an emergency summit of eurozone heads of state or government in Brussels on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed to Brussels on Tuesday for an emergency meeting of eurozone leaders, where he will try to use a resounding referendum victory to eke out concessions from European creditors over a bailout for the crisis-ridden country. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


2 more bodies found in river 3 days after boat capsized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:52

Authorities stand on a Louisville Metro Police Department boat, Sunday, July 5, 2015, on the Ohio River in Louisville, Ky. Authorities say at least three people were killed and multiple people are missing after a boat they were riding in hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in to the Ohio River on Saturday night. (Marty Pearl/The Courier-Journal via AP)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A girl's body has been pulled from the Ohio River, and authorities are trying to determine whether it's that of a child who went missing when a boat capsized.


3 men sought in Bridesburg armed home invasion robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:41

3 men sought in Bridesburg armed home invasion robberyThree men are being sought in connection with an armed home invasion robbery in Philadelphia.


Freight train derailment causes ordeal for Amtrak passengers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 08:36
CHICAGO (AP) — What was to be a five-hour trip between Chicago and St. Louis turned into a 14-hour ordeal for passengers aboard an Amtrak train due to a truck accident and the derailment of a freight train.