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Glitch voids 17,000 red-light tickets in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:21

Glitch voids 17,000 red-light tickets in New JerseyThe company that operates most of New Jersey's red-light cameras says a computer glitch has led to about 17,000 tickets being voided.


Bond set at $825K for accused Tulsa officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:04

FILE - In this file photo provided by the Tulsa County Sherrif's Office, Shannon Kepler is pictured in a booking photo. Kepler, a Tulsa police officer, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the off-duty shooting death of Jeremey Lake, his daughter's boyfriend. (AP Photo/Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, File)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge on Friday set an $825,000 bond for a veteran Tulsa police officer charged in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend earlier this month.


Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:00

This photo made with a fisheye lens shows a sign atop mostly empty meat shelves at Market Basket in Haverhill, Mass., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. As an employee revolt at the New England grocery store chain headed into its fifth week, the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire made the unusual move of personally stepping into negotiations aimed at ending a standoff threatening the future of the popular low-priced supermarkets. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO.


Missing Russian found dead in Grand Teton park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:56

This undated photo provided by the Grand Teton National Park shows Twenty-three-year-old Aleksandr Sagiev, who was expected back at his job in a grocery store at Dornan's resort within the Grand Teton National Park on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. He was last seen at the complex's pizza restaurant the day before. Authorities are searching for the Russian student who failed to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park. (AP Photo/ Grand Teton National Park)MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead.


Tennessee death row inmates sue to stop electric chair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:52
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Tennessee death row inmates whose execution dates have been set filed suit on Friday against the state to stop it from using the electric chair. "It was filed because the state of Tennessee stands alone as the only jurisdiction in the entire world which now involuntarily subjects inmates to the electric chair," said federal public defender Kelly Henry, who represents five of the 11 condemned inmates named in the filing. She said the filing - with four different attorneys involved - amended a suit filed in November that challenged the process of lethal injections in the state and also said executioners' names should be revealed. The Tennessee General Assembly in its last session passed a law making the electric chair the backup plan for Tennessee executions if the drugs for lethal injection become unavailable or if lethal injection has been deemed unconstitutional.

Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:46

TSARNAEV'S FRIEND PLEADS GUILTYLawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury selection process in federal court.


ND teacher of the year charged with 5 felonies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:45
WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A reigning North Dakota teacher of the year was charged Friday with five felony counts for allegedly having sexual contact with a female student more than five years ago.

Activists carry coffin of woman killed by Phoenix police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:15
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Activists protesting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman by a Phoenix police sergeant last week carried her coffin to City Hall on Friday, demanding an independent investigation into her killing. Michelle Cusseaux's family and other supporters paraded the 50-year-old woman's wooden casket through downtown Phoenix a day ahead of her funeral in what they said was a symbolic move to show they will not let her death pass without action. "She can no longer speak, so we must do that for her," said the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, who helped lead the demonstration that also went to the U.S. "We are not giving up." Phoenix police have launched two investigations into the Aug. 14 killing of Cusseaux, who died from a single gunshot wound after she threatened police with a claw hammer at the door of her apartment.

Fort Hood officer to face trial by court martial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:09
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer at Fort Hood accused of operating a prostitution ring will be court martialed, the central Texas Army base said Friday.

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:09

This June 1, 2013 photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections shows Mark David Chapman at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y. Chapman, who killed John Lennon in 1980, was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday, Aug. 22, 2012. Chapman shot Lennon in December 1980 outside the Manhattan apartment building where the former Beatle lived. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Corrections)NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.


Exclusive: Amid Ferguson rage, council's lone black member keeps low profile

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:50

Protestors march down in Ferguson, MissouriBy Tim McLaughlin FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) - In many ways Dwayne James is a beacon of hope in Ferguson, which has been torn apart by racially charged riots. The only black councilman in a predominantly black town, James is widely respected even by political opponents and talked of as a candidate for mayor. "Our city charter provides that our mayor is the spokesperson for the city," James told Reuters, in his first public statement since Ferguson patrol cop Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, who was unarmed, six times on Aug. 9. Ferguson's black residents complain that they do not have a voice in the town's power structures, and that lack of representation has contributed to the anger that has sparked rioting, they say.


9/11 relatives to get second shot at scholarships

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:49
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown after investigations found that the state mishandled the program.

3 bodies recovered from Mount Rainier identified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:32
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County medical examiner has identified the bodies of three climbers recovered this week from Mount Rainier. They were part of a party of six who vanished on the Washington state peak last May.

Judge denies restraining order in San Francisco rent case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:25
By Joaquin Palomino SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday denied a motion for a temporary restraining order that would have frozen for the plaintiffs a controversial San Francisco city law that makes landlords pay a hefty fee when evicting tenants to take properties off the rental market. Federal Judge Charles R. Breyer denied the motion for a temporary restraining order, which was filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of the married couple, Daniel and Maria Levin, and a handful of other property owners. The Levins own a two-unit house in San Francisco, living in the upper unit and renting out the lower one.

Connecticut preschool teacher's aide faces child porn charges

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:23
By Richard Weizel WILTON Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut preschool teacher's aide has been charged with possessing and sharing child pornography, police said on Friday. Eric Von Kohorn, a 33-year-old Bridgeport resident who worked in the Wilton school system since 2007, was arrested late Wednesday and released on a $50,000 bond. School officials said they were told in June that Von Kohorn was the subject of a probe by the state police and the Department of Homeland Security. It was not immediately known if Von Kohorn had a lawyer, and he could not be reached for comment.

Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.

Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:14

Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor from the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9.


Police: Suspect shot by truck owner during break-in attempt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:07

 Suspect shot by truck owner during break-in attemptPhiladelphia police say the man who was shot and killed on Friday morning in Frankford was trying to break into a pickup truck at the time of the shooting.


Florida judge approves new state congressional maps, no special elections

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:59
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Friday approved the new congressional maps redrawn by Republican legislative leaders in a lawsuit over gerrymandering, and ruled that he would not order a special election in affected districts. Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis said the 2014 midterm elections would proceed on Nov. 4 using existing maps, despite previously ruling that two of the state's 27 congressional districts were unconstitutional. His ruling last month had clouded the outcome of congressional races, holding out the possibility of delays in elections in the largest U.S. Under court orders to fix the maps, the Republican-controlled legislature approved minor changes affecting seven congressional districts in a hastily convened special session last week.

3 Japanese students killed in California car crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:58

Debris and a newly-installed utility pole sit at the site of a fatal crash Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. Three Japanese college students were killed and five other foreign students were injured late Thursday, when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a utility pole, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Three Japanese college students were killed and five others were injured when the car they were in veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday.