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Home damaged by Hurricane Sandy destroyed again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:40

Home damaged by Hurricane Sandy destroyed againA Long Island home, already damaged by Hurricane Sandy, is now destroyed again.


Attorney: Shooting of Florida deputy's killer was justified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:38
SHALIMAR, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor has ruled that deputies were justified last year in fatally shooting a suspect who had shot and killed one of their own.

Bear spotted near Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:37

Bear spotted near Newark, DelawareWildlife officials in Delaware say a bear has been spotted near the city of Newark.


DA: Chester County man sexually abused 3 children

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:36

 Chester County man sexually abused 3 childrenAuthorities have arrested a Chester County man for allegedly sexually abusing multiple children who were in his care.


Manning appeal seeks reversal of charges or reduced sentence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:32

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Pfc. Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning. Manning has asked a military appeals court to reverse her 2013 conviction or reduce her 35-year sentence for sending mountains of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, according to a court document released Thursday, May 19, 2016. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army via AP, File)Imprisoned U.S. Army Private Chelsea Manning has asked a military appeals court to reverse her 2013 conviction or reduce her 35-year sentence for sending mountains of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, according to a court document released Thursday.


Grand jury: Top lawyer for Oklahoma governor advocated use of incorrect drug in execution attempt; no criminal charges filed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:31
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Grand jury: Top lawyer for Oklahoma governor advocated use of incorrect drug in execution attempt; no criminal charges filed.

The Latest: Dad, son in Utah jail after fleeing to Wyoming

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:10

This photo released by Utah Transit Authority Police Department shows Kay Porter Ricks. Ricks, a Utah train maintenance worker who disappeared amid a manhunt for a father and son accused of a bizarre kidnapping, was found dead along a route that the suspects likely took authorities said Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Police are investigating how Ricks died, and whether the accused kidnapping suspects were involved. (Utah Transit Authority Police Department via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Utah worker who disappeared during a manhunt for a father and son accused of kidnapping (all times local):


Top Boston tourism official pleads not guilty to extortion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:05

FILE - In this Thursday, May 21, 2015, file photo Kenneth Brissette, director of the Boston Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, faces reporters during a news conference, in Boston. Brissette was arrested Thursday, May 19, 2016, on what prosecutors described as union-related extortion charges. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)BOSTON (AP) — Boston's top tourism official pleaded not guilty Thursday to pressuring a production company into hiring union workers by withholding required city permits and approvals for a music festival.


Arkansas seeks to resume executions as drug expiration nears

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:05
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawyer for Arkansas' prison system asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to allow eight executions to proceed, telling justices that questions about one of the state's execution drugs have been adequately addressed by judges elsewhere in the U.S.

Argentine lawmakers OK bill to stop layoffs; Macri to veto

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:04
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's House of Deputies has given final congressional approval to a bill that would ban layoffs in the public and private sectors. The president has said he will veto it because it might scare off badly needed investment.

Driver sought after striking police cruiser, fleeing scene in Chester County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:04

Driver sought after striking police cruiser, fleeing scene in Chester CountyPolice are on the hunt for the driver of a car they say struck a police cruiser, and then fled the scene in Chester County.


Feds: Pipeline company failed to detect California oil spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:03

FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo, David Ledig, a national monument manager from the Bureau of Land Management, walks past rocks covered in oil at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. Plains All American Pipeline said in a statement Tuesday, May 17, 2016, that a California grand jury has indicted the company and one of its employees in connection with the pipeline break. (AP Photo/Jae Hong, File)An oil pipeline company responsible for a massive spill on the California coast a year ago didn't do enough to prevent corrosion and its operators didn't detect and react to the spill quickly enough, federal ...


Trump, Clinton speeches to highlight US divisions on guns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:57
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will court voters on opposite sides of the gun debate over the next two days in events that will highlight the nation's deep divide on the topic.

Woman attacked in Berlin, NJ park; suspect loose

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:52

Woman attacked in Berlin, NJ park; suspect loosePolice are telling the public to be on alert after a woman was attacked in a Camden County park on Thursday morning.


Reading cop accused of punching woman surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:51

Reading cop accused of punching woman surrendersA Berks County police officer accused of punching a woman during a traffic stop has surrendered to authorities.


Lake Mead shrinks to record low amid ongoing Western drought

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:50

A boater drifts toward a boat ramp in an area that was once under water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Thursday, May 19, 2016, near Las Vegas. Lake Mead's surface was at its lowest level Wednesday since the reservoir was created. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The surface level at Lake Mead has dropped as planned to historic low levels, and federal water managers said Thursday the vast Colorado River reservoir is expected to continue to shrink amid ongoing drought.


Computers and warrants: Some senators oppose Justice plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:49
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators took a first step Thursday to blocking a Justice Department proposal that they say would make it too easy for the government to hack into computers during investigations.

Jury considering if Ohioan should be executed for killing 3

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:49
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland jury has begun deliberating on whether to recommend the death sentence for a man convicted of killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags.

Defense pointing to Gary Condit in Chandra Levy case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:49

 former California Congressman Gary Condit. Levy's 2001 disappearance created a national sensation after the 24-year-old Modesto, California, native was romantically linked with Condit, a Democrat. He was at one time the primary suspect in the case but eventually ruled out by police. (AP Photo/Debbie Noda, Pool, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense attorneys for a man convicted of killing former Washington intern Chandra Levy are making clear that at his second trial they plan to offer jurors evidence pointing to a different one-time suspect in the case: former California Congressman Gary Condit.


Museum celebrates Star Trek at 50 with artifacts, tribbles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:45

 Exploring New Worlds," as part of a 50th anniversary celebration of the TV show and films at the EMP Museum, in Seattle. The exhibit opens on Saturday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — It's been 50 years since the Starship Enterprise began its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, and Seattle's EMP Museum is marking the anniversary with an exhibition honoring "Star Trek" and its influence on pop culture and society.