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Sale of toy guns banned in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:28

Sale of toy guns banned in Atlantic CityAtlantic City officials have voted to ban the sale of toy guns.


Manhunt intensifies for suspect in Pa. trooper shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:26

Manhunt intensifies for suspect in Pa. trooper shootingPolice have released new photos and an updated description of the suspect in the killing of one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and the wounding of another.


Several questioned in connection to gay couple attack in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:19

Catholic HS coach fired in connection to gay couple attack in PhiladelphiaPolice say they are questioning several people in connection to an attack on two gay men in the Center City Philadelphia area.


Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:16

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman discusses voting trends with a class at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Capital Journal, Chris Neal)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings faced new scrutiny Wednesday in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.


Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:12

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell tells an audience in Anchorage, Alaska, the amount of this year's Permanent Fund Dividend that will go to most residents just for living in the state, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The $1,884 payout set for Oct. 2 is more than double the amount of last year's $900 checks. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil-wealth savings account — a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.


South Carolina father accused of killing kids feared them: report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:55
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - The man accused of killing his five children in South Carolina and dumping their bodies in Alabama feared that they were going to chop him up and feed him to the dogs, a local television station reported, citing arrest records. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, is being held in South Carolina on murder charges after he allegedly killed his children, ages 1 to 8, and then drove their bodies through five states before dumping them in Alabama, according to authorities. ...

Man found shot dead in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:15

Man found shot dead in ChesterPolice are investigating a fatal shooting in Chester, Delaware County.


School district police stock up free military gear

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:13

Sgt. Andres Vega, a Corpus Christi Independent School District police officer from Moody High School, prepares to enter a classroom room with a mock shooter inside during an active shooter training exercise Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the old Lamar Elementary in Corpus Christi, Texas, Officer's with the district's police department go through active shooter simulations before each school year. (AP Photo/Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Michael Zamora) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUTSchool police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.


Man charged in attempted fire bombing of Missouri congressman's office

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:13
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - A Kansas City man was charged on Wednesday with trying to fire-bomb the local office of Missouri U.S. Democratic Representative Emanuel Cleaver using two bottles filled with charcoal lighter fluid, prosecutors said. Eric King, 28, is accused of breaking windows and tossing the bottles at Cleaver's central Kansas City office shortly before 3 a.m. on Sept. 11 in an incident captured on security video, authorities said. ...

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:09

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault chargesPhoenix police say Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges.


U.S. contractor gets seven years for passing secrets to Chinese girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:55
HONOLULU (Reuters) - A former U.S. military contractor in Hawaii was sentenced on Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for passing national defense secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and illegally keeping numerous classified documents at his home. Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 60, a retired Army lieutenant colonel assigned to the U.S. Pacific Command on Oahu, admitted in March to the espionage offenses and agreed to cooperate with investigators in a plea deal that staved off additional charges. ...

46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:46

A 1967 Jaguar XK-E convertible that was stolen 46 years ago is shown to the media by the U.S. Customs and Protection agency in Carson, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The car was recovered at the Port of Long Beach by the California Highway Patrol along with four other cars in a container en route to the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.


Claim: Police killed unarmed man with mental issue

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:40

ADDS LAST NAME FOR FEDERICO CASTELAN SAYRE Attorneys Steven Lerman, left, and Federico Castelan Sayre take questions from the media, after filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, and the two officers who shot Ezell Ford, a black man killed last month by the police officers, outside the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The 25-year-old was unarmed when police confronted him Aug. 11 on a street near his home. Officers said they shot him when he tried to grab a gun during a struggle. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of a black man killed last month by Los Angeles police filed a $75 million claim against the city on Wednesday and a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department and the two officers who shot him.


Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:35

Daredevil Nik Wallenda poses for a portrait on the roof of the Leo Burnett Building in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Wallenda said his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat on Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.


Trial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:21

In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, attorney Thomas Kline speaks during a news conference at Drexel University, in Philadelphia. Drexel University’s law school is being named for Kline, who donated $50 million to the school. University officials announced Wednesday the school will now be known as the Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Kline has spent more than 35 years as an attorney focusing on personal injury, medical malpractice and whistleblower cases. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways.


Man struck by car in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:10

Man struck by car in MantuaPolice say a man was struck by a car in Philadelphia's Mantua section.


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:03

Scottish independence referendum ballot boxes are carried to be loaded onto vans to be delivered to Edinburgh's 145 polling places, at New Parliament House in Edinburgh, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks? No one is certain. Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country Wednesday, the final day of campaigning before Thursday's referendum on independence. With opinion polls suggesting the result is too close to call and turnout expected to reach record levels, supporters of separation feel they are within touching distance of victory — but wonder whether their surge in the polls will be enough. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


House votes to arm Syrian rebels

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:42

Mitc McConnell speaks to reporters at the Capitol in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants. ...


U.S. senators call for federal judge to resign over wife beating

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:33
(Reuters) - Three U.S. senators on Wednesday called for the resignation of a federal judge accused of beating his wife in an Atlanta hotel room last month. Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, both Republicans of Alabama, joined Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, in calling for the resignation of Alabama-based U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller. “Judge Fuller’s unacceptable personal conduct violates the trust that has been placed in him. He can no longer effectively serve in his position and should step down,” Sessions said in a statement. ...

Tulsa deputy resigns after sexual assault arrest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:26

In this photo provided by the Tulsa County Jail is Tulsa County sheriff's deputy Gerald Nuckolls. Oklahoma authorities say Nuckolls, 26, was arrested Tuesday and resigned Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2104 after two women said he sexually assaulted them at a Tulsa County home while he was on duty. (AP Photo/Tulsa County Jail)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy resigned Wednesday after two women said he sexually assaulted them at a Tulsa County home while he was on duty, a case that comes on the heels of a state trooper and an Oklahoma City police officer being arrested on sexual assault complaints.