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Families gather at Bucks County 9/11 memorial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:24

Families gather at Bucks County 9/11 memorialFamilies of the 18 Bucks County residents who died on 9/11 were remembered at the memorial of the attacks in Lower Makefield Township.


Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:23

Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail in Raleigh, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C., where is expected to be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led authorities to a secluded clearing in Alabama, Tuesday, where their bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years.


Massachusetts prosecutor: 3 babies' bodies found in filthy home where 4 other children lived

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:22
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutor: 3 babies' bodies found in filthy home where 4 other children lived.

Utah teacher shoots herself in leg with concealed weapon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:22
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah elementary school teacher with a state permit to carry a concealed firearm in class shot herself in the leg when the handgun went off, apparently by accident, while she was in a faculty restroom on Thursday, school district officials said. The shooting at the Westbrook Elementary School in Taylorsville, a Salt Lake City suburb, occurred shortly before classes began in the morning, while most students were still outside the building, said Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley. No one was injured but the sixth-grade teacher, Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery, who was alone when she suffered a single bullet wound to her leg, school officials said. Horsley said he had no information on how the teacher had the gun holstered or what caused it to discharge.

St. Louis grand jury weighs charges in Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:19

Activists raise their hands as they demand justice for the killing of Michael Brown while marching to the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse from City Hall in downtown St. Louis, MissouriBy Carey Gillam ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The white officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August, spurring a wave of violent protests, would be the first policeman charged for killing a suspect in St. Louis County in more than two decades. For weeks, protesters in the mostly black St. Louis suburb of Ferguson have piled pressure on authorities, demanding that the officer, Darren Wilson, be charged and Prosecutor Bob McCulloch be replaced with a special prosecutor. The prosecutor opted not to press charges and presented the case to the grand jury because of conflicting testimony from witnesses, his office said. If people don't feel like they get justice, it will be very hard to hold these folks back," said St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.


Swastikas painted on kosher shop in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:11

Swastikas painted on kosher shop in Northeast PhiladelphiaThe owner of a kosher meat shop in Northeast Philadelphia arrived Thursday morning to find symbols of hate painted all over the windows.


Illinois sheriff admits misconduct in cyber stalking case, resigns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:09
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A western Illinois county sheriff pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempted official misconduct and agreed to resign for attempting to cyber stalk an undocumented immigrant woman, officials said on Thursday. Rock Island County Sheriff Jeffrey Boyd, 48, resigned as part of his plea agreement and withdrew his re-election candidacy in the November election, according to a statement from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Kids accidentally drink bleach mix at day care

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:08
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than two dozen children and two adults accidentally drank a mixture of bleach and water at a day care center Thursday and were briefly hospitalized.

Safe containing $20K in jewelry stolen from Center City home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:06

Safe containing $20K in jewelry stolen from Center City homePhiladelphia Police are searching for a trio of suspects who stole a safe containing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a home in Center City.


Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:03
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard.

Captured fugitive returns to NC after 1973 escape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:54
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A fugitive captured in Iowa after decades on the run is returning to North Carolina, where he escaped from prison in 1973.

Day care accidentally serves bleach to children

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:54

Day care accidentally serves bleach to childrenOfficials say about 25 children at a New Jersey day care center are being evaluated after they were accidentally given a mixture of bleach and water to drink.


Woman released in 1976 Reno murder case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:49

Cathy Woods, right, who has been imprisoned for more than 30 years, smiles with her lawyers in Washoe District court in Reno, Nev. on Sept. 8, 2014, where she was granted a new trial based on recently evaluated DNA evidence that her lawyer said ties an Oregon prison inmate to the 1976 slaying of a Reno student and two killings in California. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Andy Barron) NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUTA 64-year-old woman who spent more than 30 years in prison for a Nevada killing she says she didn't commit was released on Thursday, three days after a judge granted her another trial in light of new DNA evidence.


Multi-vehicle accident on Pennsylvania Turnpike causes 10-mile backup

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:47

Multi-vehicle accident on Pennsylvania Turnpike causes 10-mile backupTwo people are injured after a multi-vehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:44

This Aug. 2014 photo provided by the Discovery Channel, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, left and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. work together and attempt to start a fire while surviving on a remote Eru island, part of the Marshall Islands for Discovery Channel’s Rival Survival. Two U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle spent a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival." (AP Photo/Discovery Channel)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two freshmen U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle said Thursday they survived and even cooperated while spending a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival."


Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:44

This undated photo provided by the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security shows houses used by Border Patrol agents who live in Ajo, Ariz. The federal government spent about $17 million on housing in Ajo after doubling the number of agents from 2004 to 2008. A watchdog report found that the government overspent by millions, paying nearly $700,000 per house in Ajo when the average home cost there is less than $90,000. (AP Photo/Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs less than $90,000, a watchdog report found.


Prosecutors in NYC indict 8 in stock fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:39
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors have indicted eight people they say operated a penny stock "pump and dump" scheme that defrauded $290 million from thousands of investors.

Over 20 Aryan Brotherhood members arrested in suspected Texas meth ring

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:37
Federal and Texas authorities arrested 21 members of the white supremacist group Aryan Brotherhood on Thursday and charged them with running a methamphetamine distribution operation in the Waco area, a U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas said. Four other Aryan Brotherhood members already in custody were also charged with being in the ring. "This operation highlights a deliberate and strategic effort to cut off and shut down the supply of methamphetamine trafficked by the Aryan Brotherhood and corresponding impact that this horrific drug inflicts on our communities," said Joseph Arabit, a special agent at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Houston Field Division.

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy responds to burger tip controversy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:34

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy responds to burger tip controversyPhiladelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has responded to the tipping controversy that has heated up the internet this week, saying it was "a statement."


Colorado activists want rules on pot edibles implemented fast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:31

Cookies shaped like marijuana leafs are pictured at the Cannabis Carnivalus 4/20 event in SeattleBy Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Activists in Colorado called on Thursday for the fast implementation of rules requiring marijuana-infused edibles be clearly distinguishable from regular products when removed from their original packaging. Colorado and Washington this year became the first U.S. Members of Smart Colorado, a non-profit aimed at informing young people about the risks from marijuana, told a state law enforcement meeting in the city of Golden that there were many examples of accidental pot consumption, including by children. A bill sponsored by Smart Colorado, which passed with bipartisan support, requires that by Jan. 1, 2016 the state adopt rules requiring pot edibles "be shaped, stamped, colored, or otherwise marked with a standard symbol indicating that it contains marijuana" and is not for consumption by children.