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FBI agent: No direct evidence ex-CIA man leaked to reporter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:25
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — There is no direct evidence that an ex-CIA officer leaked details of a classified mission to a journalist, but phone and email records show the two were in frequent contact, an FBI agent testified Wednesday.

Former New Mexico sheriff to serve 10 years for rights violations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:21
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A former New Mexico sheriff was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal court on Wednesday after he was found guilty of violating a motorist's civil rights last year when he dragged the man from his car and threatened him with a gun. Tommy Rodella, 53, was sheriff of Rio Arriba County but was in plainclothes and brandishing a pistol when he and his son confronted the motorist in March 2014. Rodella was convicted in September. He had faced up to 17 years behind bars, but U.S. District Judge James Browning gave him seven years on a firearm charge, and three years and one month on a charge of violating the victim's civil rights.

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:03

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, left, smiles as he tries on a "Hololens" device with colleagues Alex Kipman, right, and Terry Myerson following an event demonstrating new features of Windows 10 at the company's headquarters on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Redmond, Wash. Executives demonstrated how they said the new Windows is designed to provide a more consistent experience and a common platform for software apps on different devices, from personal computers to tablets, smartphones and even the company's Xbox gaming console. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.

AG Kathleen Kane blasts allegations after documents released

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:03

Pa. Supreme Court to take up attorney general leak casePennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is blasting allegations that she leaked confidential grand jury information to embarrass a political rival.

VIDEO: Kenneth Moton reports on snow in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:03

 Kenneth Moton reports on snow in Center CityKenneth Moton reports live from Center City Philadelphia as the snow begins to move through the region.

2 sunken canal boats from mid-1800s found in Lake Ontario

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:02

This image taken from video shows diver Andrew Driver swimming over part of a 19th-century canal boat that lies on the floor of Lake Ontario's eastern end near Oswego, N.Y. Jim Kennard, Roger Pawlowski, and Roland Steven, three underwater explorers from the Rochester area, said, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, that they discovered the two 19th-century canal boats last year while searching for shipwrecks. The sunken canal boats, located in more than 200 feet below the surface, are believed to be built in the mid-1800s when the Erie Canal was widened to accommodate larger boats. (AP Photo/Bob Sherwood)OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — The wrecks of two 19th-century canal boats have been found on the bottom of Lake Ontario, an unusual discovery because such vessels typically weren't used on open water, a team of New York shipwreck hunters said Wednesday.

1 dead when car slams into tree in Doylestown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:02

1 dead when car slams into tree in DoylestownPolice are investigating a nasty Bucks County crash that left one person dead Wednesday afternoon.

Idaho confirms avian flu cases as Washington imposes new quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:01
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho officials said avian flu was confirmed in backyard chickens in the southwest of the state on Wednesday as Washington state quarantined poultry and eggs in areas where the virus was detected in chickens, geese and ducks. The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian flu was first found in Pacific Northwest states in December, when U.S. officials confirmed the existence of that strain, and of a separate one in northern Washington state near its border with Canada, where H5N2 has killed thousands of birds. The virus is fatal for domestic birds like chickens and for two types of falcons that contracted it while in captivity.

Doctor charged in Kentucky with deaths of five patients

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:52
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - A doctor with offices in Kentucky and Indiana was charged on Wednesday with causing the deaths of five patients by unlawfully distributing pain medications, prosecutors said. Jaime Guerrero, 47, who has offices in Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Kentucky on 32 counts, including dispensing Oxycodone, Methadone and Hydrocodone to patients without a legitimate need, prosecutors said. Five patients died from 2010 to 2012 after Guerrero issued the prescriptions, prosecutors said.

Jury finds Don Tollefson guilty in fraud trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:52

Jury finds Don Tollefson guilty in fraud trialAfter nearly nine hours of deliberations, a Bucks County jury has found former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson guilty in his fraud trial.

Officials: 2 bodies found at site of Maryland mansion fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:50
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Investigators found the bodies of two unidentified people Wednesday in the charred remains of an Annapolis-area mansion that burned to the ground earlier this week, a fire official said.

Tootsie Roll's 95-year-old CEO dies, sparks takeover speculation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:47

A Tootsie Roll bag of candy is seen in New YorkThe chief executive of Tootsie Roll Industries Inc has died after more than half a century at the helm of the U.S. candy maker, sparking speculation that the company could soon be ripe for acquisition. Tootsie Roll's shares rose as much as 8 percent to a 17-month high of $33.28 on Wednesday. Melvin Gordon died, aged 95, after a brief illness, according to a statement from the company he had headed since 1962. His wife, Ellen Gordon, takes over as chief executive.

Chao resigns from Bloomberg Philanthropies over coal issues

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:43
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The wife of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has resigned from Bloomberg Philanthropies' board of directors after the charity announced plans to expand its efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants.

British agents allowed to wear disguises at US trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:43
NEW YORK (AP) — Undercover British investigators will be allowed to testify wearing wigs and makeup to conceal their identities at the upcoming U.S. trial of an alleged al-Qaida operative, a judge ruled Wednesday.

US says Russian peace plan for Ukraine is an occupation plan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:28
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power says Russia's latest "peace plan" for Ukraine is nothing more than an "occupation plan."

AccuWeather: Snowy Afternoon and Evening

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:28

 Snowy Afternoon and EveningThe snow has begun in many areas in the region and is expected to end late tonight.

Workers at New York's largest produce market approve contract

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:24
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Unionized workers at New York's largest produce market voted on Wednesday to approve a contract that will provide wage increases, the union said, beginning with a reported $20-a-week raise. The deal averted a threatened strike at the Hunts Point Produce Market that could have disrupted fruit and vegetable supplies to area food markets, greengrocers, wholesalers and restaurants. The 1,300 workers overwhelmingly approved the three-year contract with the market's employers, which are 150 businesses that bargain as a group, according to the union, Teamsters Local 202. Hunts Point, which says it is the world's largest wholesale produce market, supplies about 60 percent of the produce in the New York City metropolitan area.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:21
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Fire official says 2 bodies found in the charred remains of an Annapolis-area mansion .

At Westminster show, 2 new breeds, bigger agility contest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:17

Lynus, a Border Collie owned by Authur and Janyce Selkin, from Rhinebeck, N.Y. , runs an agility trail, during a press preview for the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in New York. Lynus will compete in the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster Feb. 16-17. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven-year-old Emma Rogers is only six years older than her great Dane and half the size, but she's set to squire her dog in the ring at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show.

U.S. couple present defense in Bali suitcase murder case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:11

An Indonesian plain clothes policeman escorts U.S. citizens Schaefer and Mack as they walk to their trial in Denpasar court, BaliBy Trisha Sertori DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - A U.S. man and his pregnant girlfriend presented their defense on Wednesday at a hearing where they stand accused of murdering the woman's mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali last August. Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack, both from Chicago, argued through their lawyers that the prosecutor's case lacked credible witnesses and was unclear on where the crime took place. "We object to the prosecutor's letter because it's not valid," said Edi Iswahyudi, a member of Schaefer's legal team. Schaefer was charged last week with premeditated murder and Mack is charged with assisting her boyfriend in the killing of her mother, Sheila von Weise-Mack.