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House memo says U.S. agency knows types of data exposed to hackers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:21
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management knows what types of data were exposed to hackers who broke into government computers but not what data was actually taken, a U.S. House of Representatives memo said on Friday. The memo was sent to all House staff by Chief Administrative Officer Ed Cassidy, and was obtained by Reuters. Cassidy's office provides support services to the House, including cyber-security services.

Prosecutor: 3 teenage MS-13 gang members charged with rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:15

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, right, announces rape charges against three reputed MS-13 gang members at a press conference Friday, June 5, 2015, in Riverhead, N.Y. Assistant D.A. Nicholas Santomartino, left, listens to the announcement. Three suspects have been arraigned on a grand jury indictment charging them with the brutal gang-rape of a woman in a Long Island park. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Three teenage reputed members of the MS-13 street gang were ordered held without bail Friday on charges they forced a 16-year-old into a wooded area of a Long Island golf course, where two of them took turns raping her while the third stood as a lookout.

U.S. investigating cyber breach as national security matter: official

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:07
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cyber breach into U.S. government workers' personnel data is being investigated as a national security matter, meaning it may have originated from a foreign government, a U.S. official told Reuters. National security investigations are used to probe actions thought to have originated from a state entity or terrorist organization, and the actor in the recent breach is not thought to be a terrorist organization, the official said. Investigators have been probing China as a possible culprit, U.S. officials said on Thursday, though it was unclear at the time whether a government or citizens acting independently were responsible.

Reagan shooter's voice comes through in court documents

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:57

FILE-In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Hinckley Jr. is currently awaiting a decision from a federal judge in Washington about whether he will be allowed to live full-time outside a mental hospital where he has been since being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 shooting that wounded Reagan and three others. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan wants more than anything to "fit in" and be "a good citizen." He tried to get a fast-food job, and loves to drive. His musical tastes run from Elvis and Paul McCartney to Nirvana.

Authorities: Ring of truck thieves stole $1.5M over 3 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:53

 Suspects in cargo theft ringNew Jersey authorities say a 12-man ring of truck thieves stole $1.5 million in bedding, bicycle parts, perfume, fish oil supplements and other items over three years.

PHOTOS: Suspects in cargo theft ring

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:52

 Suspects in cargo theft ringAuthorities in New Jersey say they've broken up a ring of truck thieves, who've stolen almost $2 million worth of goods over the last 3 years.

OSCE says cease-fire violations in Ukraine more frequent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The mission monitoring a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine warned Friday that violations are becoming more frequent and severe, with heavy weapons often missing from storage areas and rockets and multiple launchers recently being used again.

US cities take different tacks fighting extremist recruiting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:50

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office shows Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud. Somali leaders and authorities, reacting to recent overseas terrorism activities by a pair of local brothers, say numerous efforts are in place to combat terror recruiting of youth in Ohio’s capital city, Columbus. Meanwhile, Jersey City, N.J., is trying to mend bonds fractured by surveillance of Muslims by the New York City Police Department. Their different approaches illustrate that when it comes to stemming recruitment efforts by foreign terrorists, one size does not fit all. (AP Photo/Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Islamic State propagandists set their sights on recruiting Western youths through slickly produced videos, newscasts, blogs and tweets, U.S. cities with large Muslim populations are reaching out to fight the threat — and finding that one size does not fit all.

Texas man sentenced to prison for trying to join Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:19

Michael Wolfe is seen in an undated photo from the Williamson County Jail in Georgetown, TexasAn Austin, Texas man was sentenced on Friday to almost seven years in prison for attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group. Michael Wolfe, 24, was sentenced to 82 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks in Austin, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

Three more arrested in Connecticut steroids trafficking case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:16
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Three more Connecticut men have been arrested on charges related to a global steroids trafficking ring run by a Newtown police sergeant even as he acted as a department spokesman in the aftermath of the town's 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, U.S. authorities said on Friday. Connecticut prison officer Guido Volpe, 36, and two other men were arrested on Thursday in the case which had already led to eight arrests in April, said Deirdre Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Sergeant Steven Santucci, the Newtown Police Department spokesman, was arrested in April and resigned in May. A federal grand jury in New Haven returned a superseding indictment charging the entire group of 11 men "with steroid and prescription pill distribution offenses," Daly said.

Liberal Reform Jews win in US election for Zionist congress

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:13
NEW YORK (AP) — The liberal Reform Jewish movement has emerged as the biggest winner in an election seen as a bellwether of American Zionist sentiment.

Former Los Angeles policeman caught in Mexico charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:07
A former Los Angeles police officer who was arrested in Mexico after fleeing there following the shooting death of a Southern California man has been formally charged with murder in the high profile case, prosecutors said on Friday. Henry Solis, 27, was taken into custody in the border city of Ciudad Juarez on a murder warrant late last month and deported to the United States. Authorities say Solis is accused of shooting Salome Rodriguez Jr. multiple times on March 13 near a strip of nightclubs in downtown Pomona, about 35 miles (55 km) east of Los Angeles, following an altercation there.

Comment period ends on proposed $225M Exxon settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:02
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents are one step closer to finding out whether a court will accept a $225 million settlement proposed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his administration in a lawsuit to hold ExxonMobil responsible for environmental damage in the state.

Grandson of Enola Gay pilot takes command of B-2 bomb wing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:02

In this photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, right, receives the the 509th Bomb Wing guidon from Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, left, to take over leadership of the United States' aging fleet of nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers June 5, 2015 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Tibbets, a grandson and namesake of the man who piloted the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, replaces Brig. Gen. Glen VanHerck, who has led the wing since February 2014. (Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow/U.S. Air Force via AP)WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. (AP) — A grandson and namesake of the man who piloted the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II took over leadership Friday of the United States' aging fleet of nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers.

Woman reported missing after Atlanta flight found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 03:00

This photo provided by Atlanta Police Department shows Anna Giannini. Atlanta police say they’re searching for Giannini, who disappeared after she failed to make her connecting flight at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Atlanta police spokesman Greg Lyon said Friday, June 5, 2015, that 32-year-old Anne Giannini was found safe at the Atlanta Medical Center. Authorities say the woman was being treated for undisclosed reasons but had no visible injuries.(Atlanta Police Department via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a woman who was reported missing after she failed to board a connecting flight in Atlanta has been found safe.

Greek leader: cannot consent to 'irrational' proposals

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 02:57

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gives his speech during an emergency Parliament session in Athens, on Friday, June 5, 2015. Tsipras said that his government cannot accept "irrational" proposals like one made this week by the institutions overseeing Greece's bailout, and insisted any solution must also include some form of debt relief.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece cannot accept the "irrational" proposal made this week by the institutions overseeing its bailout, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said during an emergency Parliament session Friday, adding that any deal must also include some form of debt relief.

Nontraditional officiants lead to red tape in Rhode Island

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 02:55

In this August 2014 photo provided by Meredith Garrity, Meredith and her fiance Evan Shanley pose for a photo during a wedding reception in Mystic, Conn. The couple plan to be married in Rhode Island in October 2015 by Evan's uncle. But the state legislature must pass a bill so his uncle can perform the ceremony. Anyone who wants to get married in Rhode Island by a nontraditional officiant needs an act of the legislature to do it. Legislation has been proposed that would change the procedure. (Courtesy of Merridith Garrity via AP)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Abby Bailey is marrying her college boyfriend in August in her hometown of Portsmouth. She has the perfect ceremony spot at a waterfront mansion. She has the wedding officiant — her dad. And she has had her bill passed by the General Assembly.

W.Va. authorities: Train may have severed dog's legs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 02:54
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Investigators in West Virginia now believe a dog that was euthanized after its front legs were severed may have been hit by a train.

United Express flight with cockpit fire lands in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 02:50
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A United Express flight from New Jersey with 39 people on board landed safely at Bradley International Airport on Friday after the pilot extinguished a small fire in the cockpit, authorities said.

Ex-security guard pleads guilty to aiding Kentucky bourbon theft

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 02:30
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - A former security guard at a Kentucky distillery pleaded guilty on Friday to a misdemeanor charge under a deal with prosecutors and has agreed to testify against others accused in the theft of rare bourbons and other expensive whiskeys, prosecutors said. Leslie Wright, 34, was indicted in May on a felony charge of complicity to receiving stolen property valued at more than $10,000, accused of taking $800 to look the other way while thieves stole 11 stainless steel barrels of spirits from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort. Prosecutors say a group of people who knew each other through softball formed a theft ring that had been stealing whiskey for at least seven years, making off with liquor from the Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey distilleries valued at more than $100,000.