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Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:21
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations.

Judge: Health care subsidies 'abuse of discretion'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:18
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some of the health-insurance subsidies being offered under the Affordable Care Act represent an "abuse of discretion" by the federal government, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday, marking another volley in a years-long legal fight that could eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:13

In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 23, 2014 and released by NOAA, some 1500 walrus are gather on the northwest coast of Alaska. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers, according to NOAA. (AP Photo/NOAA, Corey Accardo)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.


Judge rules against investors in gov't dispute

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled against investors who are trying to collect billions of dollars in profits of government-chartered mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Video shows border agent punched teen in stomach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:04
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent seen punching a Mexican immigrant teenager on video could have his felony charge of aggravated assault reduced to a misdemeanor, according to the Santa Cruz County attorney prosecuting the case.

Reward offered for 'AK-47 Bandit' over U.S. bank robberies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:03
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Authorities offered a $100,000 reward on Tuesday for the so-called "AK-47 Bandit," who carried an assault rifle in a string of bank robberies across the U.S. West, in one case opening fire and seriously wounding a police officer. The suspect, who disguises himself with a black ski mask and gloves and sometimes wears body armor or a vest emblazoned with the word "Sheriff," has not been identified but should be considered armed and dangerous, the FBI said in a written statement announcing the reward. ...

1 injured in accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing range

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:02

1 injured in accidental shooting at Conshohocken firing rangeOne person was injured in an accidental shooting at a county owned firing range in Conshohocken.


Florida to mail out $200 million in college refunds, week before election

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:59
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Just before Election Day, thousands of Florida families who participate in prepaid college savings plans will receive refunds, or major cuts in their monthly payments, and Governor Rick Scott is not shy about taking credit for the windfall. The timing of the massive payout, and the manner in which Republican Scott is promoting it - in signed letters to parents - has Democrats crying foul, though political observers say the governor is well within campaign ethics boundaries. ...

2 men shot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:53

2 men shot in West PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a double shooting in West Philadelphia.


Possible data breach at ACME stores in Pa, NJ, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:51

Possible data breach at ACME stores in Pa, NJ, Del.Card data of ACME shoppers may be at risk after another hack, the supermarket's owner said Monday.


Pregnant woman put on ground talks to prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:51
NEW YORK (AP) — A pregnant woman whose altercation with police led to her being put on the ground belly-first met with prosecutors on Tuesday to talk about what happened to her.

Pipe bombs found by police tracking Pennsylvania ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:41
By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - A pair of pipe bombs was discovered by teams searching the Pocono Mountains for Eric Frein, the survivalist suspected in an ambush of two Pennsylvania state troopers that killed one of them, a police official said on Tuesday. The homemade devices, packed with bits of metal, could explode like a grenade when thrown or be used as a booby trap when set with a trip wire, said Lieutenant Colonel Greg Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police. ...

Ebola patient in Texas just returned from West Africa: Texas officials

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:41
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - The patient at a Dallas hospital who tested positive for Ebola is an adult who developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from West Africa, the Texas Department of Health Services said in a news release on Tuesday. The patient, who has not been identified, is being treated in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, it said. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz and Marice Richter; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Secret Service head takes heat for White House breach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:39

Secret Service head takes heat for White House breachFacing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.


U.S. home-schooling group criticizes Sandy Hook panel report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:34

Street artist Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New YorkBy Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A U.S. home-schooling advocacy group on Tuesday criticized a proposal for closer monitoring of home-schooled students, likely to be made by a Connecticut panel charged with improving school safety following the 2012 Newtown massacre. ...


2 more Philadelphia ironworkers plead in intimidation case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:27

2 more Philadelphia ironworkers plead in intimidation caseTwo more ironworkers have pleaded guilty in a union violence case that involves the arson of a Quaker meeting house near Philadelphia.


Manager arrested in wake of Miami shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:26

The Spot, a club in Miami, Fla.At The Spot, customers can typically buy beer, listen to music and eat fried conch or chicken wings. "Teen nights" at the restaurant and lounge had recently been drawing large crowds, and there were scores of young people there about 1 a.m. Sunday when police said a shooting erupted, wounding 15, including an 11-year-old girl.


Body recovered from Delaware River in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:25

Body recovered from Delaware River in South PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Delaware River Tuesday afternoon.


Colorado's pot market getting new competition

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:25

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2014 file photo, marijuana store owner Toni Fox, right, greets customers who stand in a line numbering several hundred people, shortly after the opening of her 3D Cannabis Center, a recreational retail outlet in Denver. Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 competition. The state gave existing medical marijuana dispensaries and growers like Fox's a nine-month exclusive on the new recreational pot business, fearing an unmanageable explosion of new businesses. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)DENVER (AP) — Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element Wednesday — competition.


On video: Thief steals ATM, carts it off in trash can

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:24

 Thief steals ATM, carts it off in trash canPolice say a man tried an unusual tactic during the theft of an ATM - carting it off in a trash can.