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Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:56

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, Ignacio Lanuza-Torres holds his son, Isaiah, 4, as he has his photo taken in Seattle. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport Lanuza-Torres, an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in a Seattle U.S. District Court, seeks $500,000 in damages for Ignacio Lanuza-Torres because the forgery cost him years of courtroom battles and uncertainty over his future. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit.


Former Louisiana mayor arrested on child porn possession charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:53

Former Sorrento mayor, Wilson Longanecker, Jr. is pictured in this undated booking photoNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The former mayor of a small Louisiana city was arrested on Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child pornography, prosecutors said. Wilson Longanecker Jr., 41, who served as mayor of Sorrento, about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, from 2011 to 2013, was also charged with one count of obstruction of justice for attempting to hide evidence, prosecutors said. "Crimes like this illustrate how important it is to actively, aggressively pursue those who exploit our children," said Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in a statement. ...


Romanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:52
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A princess fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. Irina Walker and her husband John Walker pleaded guilty in July to one count of running an illegal gambling operation with at a barn-like structure on their ranch in Irrigon, near the Washington state border, where they held cockfighting "derbies. ...

NYC taxi fleet owners win right to appeal 'Taxi of Tomorrow' plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:50

A taxi cab drives through tire marks in Brooklyn, New YorkBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's program to create a nearly uniform taxi fleet with cabs from Nissan Motor Co will face a renewed challenge, after fleet operators opposing the "Taxi of Tomorrow" plan won permission to take their case to the state's highest court. In a brief order on Thursday, the state appeals court in Manhattan that had in June authorized the plan said the operators may challenge that ruling before the New York State Court of Appeals in Albany. The plan had been one element of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's transportation agenda. ...


Man faces new charges after forced labor case ends

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:50

This undated photo provided by the Michigan Attorney General's Office shows Jean-Claude Toviave, in Michigan. Officials charged Toviave, a former African tennis pro, with child abuse on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor. (AP Photo/Michigan Attorney General's Office)DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor.


Student released brake before fatal bus accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:48
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say a student accidentally released the emergency brake on a bus that rolled back and killed the driver as she conducted an evacuation drill last month.

4 more workers allege racial bias at Daimler plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:47
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon expanded its investigation into discrimination at the Portland truck-making plant of German automotive giant Daimler AG after four more employees came forward with allegations of racial harassment.

Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:41

Danisha Mitchell is hugged by a relative at the scene of the accident Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, a day after her 7-year-old son Jamarion Thomas was killed in when his motorized bicycle collided with an ice cream truck, in South Los Angeles. The driver of the ice cream truck was attacked by neighborhood residents after it struck and killed the boy and was taken to a police station for his protection. The child had been riding the bike alongside the ice cream truck when he apparently slipped, was caught under a rear wheel and run over, Sgt. Timothy Colson said. The collision was an accident, and the driver has not been charged, police said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neighborhood residents attacked the driver of an ice cream truck after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.


Paul Allen giving at least $100M to Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:41
SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola.

Head-on crash injures 2 motorists in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:40

Head-on crash injures 2 motorists in Newark, DelawareTwo motorists are recovering from a head-on crash in Newark, Delaware.


Border deaths drop to 15-year low

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:37

In this June 25, 2014 photo, an unidentified U.S. Border Patrol agent, left, helps an immigrant, including setting up intravenous fluid replacement for dehydration, near Sells, Ariz. The number of migrants who died or needed rescue while crossing the desert from Mexico into Arizona has dropped significantly this year. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.


New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:36

FILE- In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, more than 300 people participate in Barry University’s first ever College Brides Walk, with many walking 7.5 miles in bridal gowns to bring awareness of domestic and dating violence. According to the National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence, which is federally funded, a majority of boys and girls describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators of abusive dating behavior. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)NEW YORK (AP) — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.


Ohio State: Fired band director was dishonest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:34
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's fired band director witnessed more sexually charged incidents than previously reported, once proposed punishing a female band member who reported sexual assault and had a calendar of nearly nude male band members in his office that he never brought to investigators' attention, school attorneys said in response to his federal lawsuit.

Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:33

Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to MideastHe was a recent convert to Islam and a petty criminal with a long rap sheet, including a string of drug offenses.


Second White House fence jumper faces mental evaluation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night was charged in court with two federal offenses on Thursday, including harming a dog the Secret Service used to stop him from entering the presidential mansion. Federal Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered a mental screening for the man, Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland. Adesanya was also charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House. Both charges are misdemeanors that carry up to one year in prison. ...

Fundraiser benefits man mistaken for suspected cop killer Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:30

Fundraiser benefits man mistaken for suspected cop killer Eric FreinA community in the Poconos is coming together to help the man who keeps getting mistaken for an accused cop killer.


US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:18
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S.

Man accused of threats: I'm not delusional

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:48
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of threatening the president proclaimed his sanity in federal court Thursday after two psychologists testified that he's delusional and thinks he has been chosen to be a spokesman for God.

Haitians' lawyer asks NY judge to nix UN immunity

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:44
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Haitians seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak asked a judge Thursday to set aside the U.N.'s immunity and let a lawsuit proceed, but a U.S. lawyer said doing so would open up the United Nations to many more lawsuits.

US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 03:43
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.