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Arizona mother who left kids in hot car gets probation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:50
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman who left her two young sons alone in a hot car during a job interview has been sentenced to 18 years of supervised probation.

1 passes out, 12 ill amid hazmat situation at NJ postal facility

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:49

Hazmat situation at NJ postal facility causes fainting, illnessOfficials are on the scene of a hazmat situation at a postal facility in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.


San Francisco police under fire for racist, homophobic texts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:47

 six San Francisco police officers were accused of stealing from suspects living in seedy residential hotels. Then federal prosecutors released racist, homophobic and ethnically insensitive email and text messages exchanged among more than a dozen officers, prompting the San Francisco district attorney to launch a wide-ranging investigation of the police department while considering dismissing up to 3,000 criminal cases involving the officers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The original charges were shocking: Six San Francisco police officers were accused of stealing from drug dealers. Then federal prosecutors released racist and homophobic text messages.


Possible hazmat situation at NJ postal facility

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:40

1 passes out, 12 ill amid hazmat situation at NJ postal facilityOfficials are on the scene of a possible hazmat situation at a post office in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.


Perjury charge dropped against Aaron Hernandez's fiancee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:39

FILE - In this March 27, 2015, file photo, Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, testifies during his murder trial in Fall River, Mass. The fiancee of former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is due in a Massachusetts courtroom for a hearing on a perjury charge Friday, May 15. She has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool, File)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A perjury charge was dropped Friday against the fiancee of former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez.


Shock jock lawyers fight in court over alleged DUI setup

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:28

In a Wednesday, May 13, 2015 photo, attorneys Adam Filthaut and Robert Adams, right, talk in court during testimony at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla. A Florida judge will soon decide if three well-known Tampa attorneys tricked a rival lawyer into getting a DUI, all to help their defamation case. (Jay Conner/Tampa Tribune via AP, Pool)CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Four lawyers. Two shock jocks. One flirtatious paralegal.


Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:26

Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopperNepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared this week during a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash.


Utah man who shot would-be carjacker will not be charged

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:24
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who shot and killed a would-be carjacker outside a Utah grocery store will not face criminal charges, prosecutors have ruled.

U.S. Air Force aims to complete radar bid re-evaluations in three months

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:23
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force expects to complete a reevaluation of bids to build a $1 billion long-range radar system in about three months, after Raytheon Co lost a legal bid to halt the review, the top Air Force acquisition official said Friday. Assistant Secretary William LaPlante told reporters that the Air Force would clarify the technology readiness level required for one aspect of the new radar and ask all three bidders to resubmit their proposals. "It's really not that complicated," LaPlante said after a speech hosted by the Air Force Association. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Raytheon in January aimed at halting a fresh look at the bids submitted by its losing rivals Northrop Grumman Corp and Lockheed Martin Corp. Northrop and Lockheed had protested the Air Force's October contract award to Raytheon to develop and build 30 Three Dimension Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) systems to replace the Air Force's current TPS-75 radar, which has been in service since the late 1960s.

SUV smashes through house wall in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:23

SUV smashes through house wall in Northeast PhiladelphiaAn SUV smashed through the wall of a home in Northeast Philadelphia on Friday morning.


Alumni object to logo of school named for black congressman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:15
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Alumni of a school named for a slave who later became a South Carolina congressman say the school's logo is offensive.

'Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:14

FILE - In this June 20, 2008 file photo, musician B.B. King performs at the opening night of the 87th season of the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. King died Thursday, May 14, 2015, peacefully in his sleep at his Las Vegas home at age 89, his lawyer said. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that "as long as people have problems, the blues can never die."


Saudi man gets life in U.S. prison for ties to Africa embassy bombings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:08

Terror suspects Khalid al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary are seen in this courtroom sketch during a court appearance in Manhattan Federal Court in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Saudi man whom U.S. authorities described as a top Osama bin Laden deputy was sentenced to life in prison on Friday in connection with the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Khalid al-Fawwaz was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan after being convicted of four conspiracy counts in New York in February. Instead, prosecutors said he was bin Laden's "bridge to the West" in London, disseminating the al Qaeda leader's violent messages to media outlets and sending supplies to the group's members in Africa. "I worship the same God you say you do," said Ellen Karas, an embassy worker left permanently blind by the August 7, 1998, bombing in Nairobi.


Man charged in cop's death after funeral procession crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:52
CINCINNATI (AP) — A man has been charged in the death of a longtime Ohio police officer who was escorting a funeral procession in Cincinnati when a car collided with his motorcycle.

Possible hazmat situation at NJ post office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:39

Possible hazmat situation at NJ postal facilityOfficials are on the scene of a possible hazmat situation at a post office in Hamilton Township, Mercer County.


PHOTOS: Hazmat situation at NJ post office

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:35

 Hazmat situation at NJ post officeChopper 6 was over the scene in Hamilton Twp., Mercer County


Correction: Killings by Police-Madison story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:35

Demonstrators walk in a tunnel under the Monona Terrace Convention Center while making their way along John Nolen Drive during a rally for Tony Robinson in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday, May 12, that he wouldn't file charges against Madison Officer Matt Kenny in the March 6 death of Robinson, saying the officer used lawful deadly force after he was staggered by a punch to the head and feared for his life. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Correction: Killings by Police-Madison story


U.S. appeals court restores guilty plea in 'squawk box' case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:32

Logo of Merrill Lynch is pictured at a branch in ZurichBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday restored the guilty plea of a former Merrill Lynch administrative assistant whose testimony helped convict six former brokers and traders who traded on news from a company "squawk box." The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge had erred in expunging the conviction of Irene Santiago, who had pleaded guilty in 2005 for lying to investigators and testifying falsely to a grand jury.


Freight train carrying gravel derails south of San Antonio

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:27
A Union Pacific Corp freight train carrying gravel derailed south of San Antonio on Friday with no reported of injuries, the railroad company said. Thirty-two cars of the 60-car train came off the tracks near Pleasanton, about 35 miles south of San Antonio, and workers were trying to restore service along the line, company spokesman Jeff DeGraff said. A freight train in Pittsburgh also derailed on Thursday without injuries.

Sweet Briar College president to skip commencement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:22
SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Sweet Briar College's president has told students he will not participate in what is scheduled to be the school's final commencement because he says there are threats to disrupt the event if he attends.