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1 arrested, 10 wanted in $1.2 million identity theft scheme

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:12
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities say 10 employees of a Texas cable contractor and a former Comcast worker are accused of using at least 1,200 Comcast customers' personal information to open 3,600 fraudulent cable accounts in northwest Louisiana.

APNewsBreak: City will pay man arrested in family's killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:08
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city will pay $700,000 to a man who was arrested in the 2011 killings of his mother and brother but was freed when his high school friend confessed to the crimes, lawyers said Tuesday.

RadioShack agrees to mediation over sale of customer data

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:01
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge said Tuesday that he's willing to approve bid procedures for the sale of RadioShack's intellectual property, including data on millions of customers. But he warned there's no guarantee he will approve the sale itself.

Prosecutor asks to seal woman's statement in custody case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:01

FILE - In a Thursday Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, former family practice doctor Genevieve Kelley, center, looks back at her lawyers during a hearing in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. Kelley is charged with fleeing the country with her young daughter during a custody dispute. Kelley, turned herself in to face a custodial interference charge. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A prosecutor has asked a judge to seal a statement by a 19-year-old woman at the center of a decade-old custody case who wants to have her testimony videotaped.


Baseball's Orioles to play in empty stadium as Baltimore reels from rioting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:57

 Chicago White Sox at Baltimore OriolesIn what will be a first for Major League Baseball, the Baltimore Orioles will host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday in a stadium closed to fans as Baltimore copes with some of the worst U.S. urban rioting in years. The Orioles said Wednesday's scheduled 7:05 p.m. game would be played at 2:05 p.m. before an empty Camden Yards ballpark. The team's games scheduled for Monday and Tuesday nights were postponed after Baltimore erupted in violence following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who died while in police custody. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake set a week-long curfew in the city beginning on Tuesday.


Texas governor tells State Guard to monitor Army training

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:54
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday asked the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise dubbed "Jade Helm 15" amid Internet-fueled suspicions that the war simulation is really a hostile military takeover.

1 of 1,000: Chester student awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:52

 Chester student awarded Gates Millennium ScholarshipA young woman from Chester will not have to pay a dime to pursue a college education and everyone who knows her says there's nobody more deserving.


Kenneth Moton reports from Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:48

Kenneth Moton reports from BaltimoreOn Tuesday, the clashes between protestors and police have been brief in Baltimore, but it shows tensions are still high as we move into the night.


Illegal border tunnel found leading from Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:42
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have found a suspected drug tunnel with lighting and a rail-car system that connected to a home across the border in Tijuana, Mexico.

US attorney to monitor probe of Detroit man's fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:36

In a July 2013 booking photo provided by the Michigan Dept. of Corrections, Terrance Kellom is shown. U.S. authorities will monitor a Detroit police investigation into the fatal shooting of Kellom by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who was part of a team seeking him on a warrant, the U.S. attorney in Detroit said Tuesday, April 28, 2015. An autopsy has determined that Kellom, 20, died of multiple gunshot wounds following a confrontation Minday with the ICE agent in a home on Detroit's west side. The agent is part of the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team, which also is made up of Detroit officers. (Michigan Dept. Corrections via AP)DETROIT (AP) — U.S. authorities will monitor a Detroit police investigation into the fatal shooting of a man by a federal agent who was part of a team seeking him on a warrant, the U.S. attorney in Detroit said Tuesday.


U.S. officials predict a return of avian flu in the fall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:35
By Julie Steenhuysen and P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. agriculture officials say it is “highly probable” that the virulent avian flu viruses that have hit U.S. poultry operations hard in recent weeks will return next fall when wild bird populations migrate south, potentially spreading the viruses into new regions of the country. Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) told Reuters the H5N2 virus – along with two other highly pathogenic strains of bird flu - will likely be passed among birds at breeding grounds in the northern United States and Canada through the summer. The strains are difficult to control, say scientists, in part because wild birds – especially ducks – can carry the viruses without appearing to be sick. The USDA statement marks a shift in tone in the agency's assessment of the likelihood for a renewed outbreak tied to fall migration.

Thief steals money from 'poor boxes' at Warminster church

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:23

Thief steals money from 'poor boxes' at Warminster churchOfficials in Bucks County need your help finding a burglary suspect who targeted a church.


Police ID woman found dead on side of road

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:22

Police ID woman found dead on side of roadAuthorities have released the name of the woman whose body was found on a New Castle road.


Commission approves policy for Los Angeles police body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:13
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Police Commission approved a policy on Tuesday clearing the way for the widespread use of body cameras by patrol officers in the second-largest U.S. city, as tensions rise in the United States over police use-of-force incidents. Mayor Eric Garcetti said in December the city would equip 7,000 Los Angeles Police Department officers with the devices over the next two years to capture their day-to-day interactions with civilians. The commission's 3-1 vote on rules governing the use of the devices brings Los Angeles closer to becoming the largest U.S. city to put body cameras into widespread use. Officials are also testing the use of body cameras by officers in Baltimore, which on Monday saw riots following several days of protests over the death of a black man who suffered a fatal spine injury while in police custody.

Riots in Baltimore the product of anger, deep dysfunction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:10

FILE -In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2003 file photo, a bar in Baltimore's Fells Point section proudly announces that its power has been restored. For some, Baltimore is crab shacks on the Chesapeake, the cobblestone walkways of Fells Point, a vintage baseball stadium, the retro weirdness of John Waters. But there is another side of Baltimore that is far less charming. And on Monday, April 27, 2015, that side burned. Vast swaths of east and west Baltimore were consumed by flames and anger. (AP Photo/ Steve Ruark, File)BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore is crab cakes, the cobblestone walkways of Fells Point, a vintage baseball stadium, the retro weirdness of John Waters. Cherry blossoms line the streets of its affluent neighborhoods. They call it "Charm City."


Federal prosecutor to monitor probe of fatal Detroit shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:01
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - The chief federal prosecutor in Detroit said on Tuesday that her office would closely monitor an investigation into the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Detroit man by a federal agent. The man, who had been wanted on an armed robbery warrant, died on Monday afternoon of multiple gunshot wounds following an encounter with a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and Detroit police, according to Khaalid Walls, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security. Walls, who said Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General was investigating, did not give the name of the man who was shot. The shooting prompted a protest involving more than 100 people in Detroit on Tuesday afternoon.

In New Hampshire, Fiorina outlines foreign policy specifics

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:01

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks during a business luncheon at the Barley House with New Hampshire Republican lawmakers, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Possible presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Tuesday looked to dispel assumptions about her lack of foreign policy experience by laying out actions the United States should take to deal with Russian aggression, Iranian nuclear negotiations and the Islamic State group.


Jury in 1979 New York child murder case ends 9th day of deliberations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:01

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial of a former deli worker accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 ended a ninth day of deliberations on Monday without reaching a verdict. The jury weighing kidnapping and murder charges against Pedro Hernandez, 54, was set to resume deliberations for a 10th day on Tuesday at state Supreme Court in Manhattan. Hernandez's lawyers have said the real culprit is Jose Ramos, long a prime suspect in the disappearance.


Texas court postpones execution of man convicted of killing guard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 05:59

Death row inmate Robert Pruett is seen in an undated picture released by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville(Reuters) - A Texas court on Tuesday postponed the execution of a man, hours before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection, to allow additional DNA tests on the weapon he is accused of using to kill a prison guard in 1999. The court in Bee County, Texas, granted Robert Pruett, 35, a stay of execution and said in a court order that DNA testing should be completed by May 28, according to court documents. Pruett was already serving a life sentence in the killing of a neighbor at age 15 when he was convicted of stabbing correctional officer Daniel Nagle to death with a shank at a prison near Beeville, Texas, according to court records. The note accused Pruett of breaking prison rules by taking a sack lunch containing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into a prison recreation area, court records showed.


Amid drought, California's Brown wants big fines for wasting water

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 05:48

California Governor Brown looks on during a news conference at the State Capitol in SacramentoBy Robin Respaut SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Governor Jerry Brown proposed legislation on Tuesday that would impose steep fines for wasting water in drought-parched California. In a meeting with California mayors, Brown said the legislation would allow wholesale and retail water agencies, along with city and county governments, to issue fines of up to $10,000 per violation. Currently, there is a $500 per day maximum, established in drought legislation last year. "As this drought stretches on, we'll continue to do whatever is necessary to help communities save more water." The changes would speed up enforcement and allow local public agencies to deputize staff to issue warnings and citations.