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Bill Cosby's lawyers ask judge to keep settlement sealed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:49

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. Lawyers for Bill Cosby argue in a new court filing his admission he used quaaludes in the 1970s doesn't mean he drugged and sexually assaulted women. The lawyers on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, asked a court to preserve the confidentiality of his 2006 settlement in a sexual-battery lawsuit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers argued on Tuesday that his admission to using quaaludes in the 1970s doesn't mean he drugged and sexually assaulted women.


The Latest: Blagojevich's wife wanted more counts dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:49

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, speaks to reporters as his wife, Patti, listens at the federal building in Chicago, after Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years on 18 corruption counts. In a ruling released Tuesday, July 21, 2015, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned some of the corruption convictions of the imprisoned former governor, saying prosecutors did not prove Blagojevich broke the law as he appeared to try to auction off an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on a federal appeals court ruling that overturned some of the corruption convictions of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (all times CDT):


Man dies after police hogtie him at Mississippi concert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:42
Troy Goode, 30, a chemical engineer from Memphis, died Saturday at a hospital two hours after police arrested him in a parking lot at a concert by the band Widespread Panic in Southaven, about 15 miles south of Memphis, said attorney Tim Edwards. Goode had ingested the psychotropic drug LSD and was acting erratically, leading witnesses to call the police because they believed he was fighting with his wife, Kelli Goode, according to Edwards and a statement by Southaven police.

Indecent exposure charge dropped against Maryland lawmaker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:38
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Montgomery County state's attorney's office says it has dropped charges of indecent exposure and trespassing against a Maryland lawmaker.

Killing prompts Wyoming tribe to seek hate crime prosecution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:33
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Northern Arapaho Tribe called on federal authorities Tuesday to file hate crime charges against a Wyoming man following the fatal shooting of one tribal member and the wounding of another at a detox center.

Theater shooter may not be executed even if sentenced to die

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:25

File - In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Aurora theater mass shooter James Holmes, who was convicted on July 16, 2015, appears in court, in Centennial, Colo. Even if Holmes is sentenced to death, he could spend much of the rest of his life in prison awaiting execution. Colorado has executed only one person in the last forty years, Gary Davis, in 1997. Just three people sit on death row in Colorado. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, file)DENVER (AP) — The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater. But even if they choose death, Holmes could spend the rest of his life in prison awaiting capital punishment that never happens.


Excavator pleads guilty in deadly Center City collapse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:25

Excavator pleads guilty in deadly Center City collapseThe excavator operator charged in the Center City building collapse that left six dead and more than a dozen others injured, pleaded guilty on Tuesday.


Grand jury seated for investigation of Tulsa County sheriff

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:22
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A grand jury has been seated to investigate whether Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz neglected his duties and whether reserve deputies who gave gifts to the agency were given special treatment.

2 NJ police vehicles hit by lightning; trooper taken to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:21

2 NJ police vehicles hit by lightning; trooper taken to hospitalTwo New Jersey State Police vehicles were hit by lightning on Tuesday afternoon, and one trooper was taken to the hospital.


Washington wildfires burn 1 home, threaten dozens of others

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:14

The Blue Creek fire in the Blue Mountains glows in this view south of Walla Walla, Wash., Monday, July 20, 2015. Several wildfires lit up Washington state on Tuesday, closing freeways, including a major east-west artery, destroying at least one home and threatening dozens of others. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Several wildfires lit up Washington state on Tuesday, destroying at least one home and threatening dozens of others.


How Sandra Bland's Body Was Discovered in Her Cell

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:14
Footage shows the moment when a jailer first saw her dead body.

Sex offender held in sex-crime case was on immigration bond

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:12

This Wednesday, July 15, 2015 booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shows Keane Dean, 26. Authorities say Dean, charged with sex crimes on a 14-year-old California girl reported missing by her parents, is a registered sex offender in deportation proceedings who was out on immigration bond. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An immigrant in the country illegally who is a registered sex offender is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl after being freed on bond by the judge overseeing his deportation proceedings, authorities said Tuesday.


Former pediatrician sentenced on child pornography charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:59
BOSTON (AP) — A retired pediatrician who lives on Cape Cod and once practiced in New York has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges.

Wife of Ohio guardsman in sexual-abuse case is sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:55
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The wife of an Ohio National Guardsman who was convicted of sexually abusing three adopted daughters has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for intimidation and obstruction of justice.

Rhode Island beach fully reopens after mysterious blast

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:53
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island beach where a mysterious blast sent a woman flying has fully reopened even as authorities continue searching for the cause.

Some LaGuardia, JFK airport workers to strike starting Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:52
Some security workers and baggage handlers at New York's John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports plan to strike starting on Wednesday night, their union said on Tuesday, potentially affecting travelers and airline operations. Workers employed by Command Security Corp's subsidiary Aviation Safeguards, who also include wheelchair attendants, have voted to strike starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday, the service workers union 32BJ SEIU said in a statement. Command Security's Chief Executive Officer Craig Coy told Reuters the allegations were false and denied the company is anti-union.

Tennessee suspect's family sees depression, shame behind rampage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:48

Items left at a memorial at the Armed Forces Career Center are seen in Chattanooga, TennesseeMembers of Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez's family believe deep depression and shame over an drunken driving charge may have led him to go on a rampage in which five U.S. servicemen died last week, a source close to the family said on Tuesday. Two days before the Chattanooga attack, Abdulazeez told his family he was going to work, the source said, but they learned from his friends that he instead took a marijuana and alcohol-fueled "joy ride" in a rented car. The trigger for his "bender" was the worsening of depression that had dogged him for years, the family believes.


Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:43
NEW YORK (AP) — Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.

Silk Road drug dealer turned government witness gets 2-1/2 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:43
A New York computer consultant who appeared as a key government witness against the founder of the underground black market website Silk Road was sentenced on Tuesday to 2-1/2 years in prison. Michael Duch, who earned $60,000 to $70,000 a month selling heroin on Silk Road using the alias “deezletime,” pleaded guilty in December 2014 to conspiring to sell drugs and testified against the site’s operator, Ross Ulbricht, at trial last year. Ulbricht, who prosecutors said ran the site under the alias “Dread Pirate Roberts,” was convicted in February and sentenced to life in prison in May by U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest.

More trouble than jobs at economic agency Walker championed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — After declaring an economic emergency, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's newly created economic development agency backed a plan to turn dirty plastic forks and ketchup-stained napkins into jobs.