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Surveillance released of SEPTA assault suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:43

Surveillance released of SEPTA assault suspectA camera at the 15th and Market platform captured the attack of a male rider on the Market Frankford line Monday.

Man found dead on golf course; hypothermia suspected

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:41
FERTILE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities believe exposure to the chilly weather killed a man whose naked body was found on a golf course near his home in northwestern Minnesota.

Man with gun detained at University of California, Irvine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:41
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Police at the University of California, Irvine, have detained a man who was seen carrying a gun on campus.

Federal rail chief says ticketing important to rail safety

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:35
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) — At a troublesome rail crossing on the road to a public high school, the head of the Federal Railroad Administration stumped Tuesday for increased education and enforcement of safety regulations at railway crossings.

Examiner: No trauma to 3 who died in fire before rape trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:27
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Autopsies revealed no unusual trauma on a couple and their 10-year-old granddaughter who died in a house fire hours before a man suspected of raping the girl was to go on trial, a forensic pathologist said Tuesday.

Judge replaces prosecutor for Bernie Tiede case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:21

File - In this May 6, 2014, file photo, Bernie Tiede smiles after a court hearing granting his release at the Panola County court house in Carthage, Texas. Tiede had been sentenced to life for killing 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent. A state district judge is to hear pre-trial motions on Tuesday, March 31,2015, including one for the prosecutor's recusal, in the case that inspired the dark comedy "Bernie." (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has appointed a special prosecutor to handle the retrial of the man whose murder conviction inspired the dark comedy "Bernie."

FAA investigates 2 laser incidents by Newark Liberty airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 06:10
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are looking into more laser-pointing incidents at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Del. congressman's son named in hazing death lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:57

Del. congressman's son named in hazing death lawsuitA Delaware congressman's son has been named as a defendant in a hazing death lawsuit.

Minnesota professor accused of smuggling elephant ivory

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:57
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Cloud State University philosophy professor was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory out of the United States and into China.

Judge: Jury can decide Alabama's Gulf-oil-spill claims

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:56
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge says Alabama's Gulf oil-spill-damage claims under the federal Oil Pollution Act can be heard by a jury.

Prosecutors: Medicaid scam exploited poor who needed shoes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:52
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities investigating allegations of a Medicaid scam involving doctors and others in New York City recall coming across something curious in a lower floor of a clinic: stacks of shoe boxes containing cheap, off-brand sneakers, boots and sandals in a variety of sizes.

Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:52

In this image made from video and released by WJLA-TV, authorities investigate the scene of a accident near a gate to Fort Meade, Md., on Monday, March 30, 2015. A spokesman at Fort Meade says two people are being treated for injuries at one of the gates of the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore. (AP Photo/WJLA-TV) MANDATORY CREDITFORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.

1 dead after car hits nail salon in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:50

1 dead after car hits nail salon in Northeast PhiladelphiaOne person is dead after a car hit a nail salon, coming to rest inside the store, in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital with a guard's gun has been captured in Washington.

Jewelry expert testifies in $20M insurance fraud-fires case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:48

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 photo shows the mansion called “Clairemont,” in New Hope, Pa. The family whose mansion burned three times in five years heads to court for a hearing to determine if they'll face trial in a $20 million insurance fraud case. The state attorney general's office has accused political fundraiser and hostess Claire Risoldi and her family of living large on trumped-up insurance claims. A grand jury report says the home in suburban Philadelphia has had three suspicious fires in five years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A local GOP fundraiser charged in a $20 million insurance scheme after three mansion fires in five years cursed and discussed the Mafia while meeting with a jewelry appraiser about her claims, the appraiser testified Tuesday.

Who's Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:47

In this Jan. 6, 2015 photo, a model wears SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones at the Intel booth during the International CES, in Las Vegas. With paid subscriptions to music streaming services like Tidal, Spotify, Pandora and others, you can listen to as many songs as you want on a variety of personal computers, phones, tablets and other devices. (AP Photo/John Locher)NEW YORK (AP) — Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music. Internet services such as Pandora and Spotify have millions of users. Now, several high-profile musicians are behind what's being billed as the first artist-owned music-streaming service.

Watchdog group says 4 2016 prospects dodging finance law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:46
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of failing to follow federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running.

Ex-firefighter arrested after holding 4 others hostage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:45

Police escort a man away from a firehouse, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Elkins Park, Pa. Police SWAT team members converged on the Philadelphia-area firehouse after a call about an armed man and a report of hostages. There have been no reports of shots being fired or injuries. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)ELKINS PARK, Pa. (AP) — A just-terminated volunteer firefighter returned to his Philadelphia-area firehouse with a 9mm handgun Tuesday and held four firefighters hostage, firing one shot into a wall before surrendering an hour later, police said.

Haslam-owned truck-stop company settles 4 rebate fraud cases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:41
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four trucking companies have settled lawsuits against the truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam claiming Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J fraudulently withheld fuel rebates and discounts from customers.

ND to join Wyoming lawsuit against federal fracking rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:39

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, left, and state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem discuss joining the state of Wyoming in a lawsuit against Federal fracking rules, during a meeting of the North Dakota State Industrial Commission Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the state Capitol in Bismarck. N.D. The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Tom Stromme)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said Tuesday it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it's used on U.S. government lands.