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Man who was part of cybercrime ring gets prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:51
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his part in an international cybercrime ring that targeted more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service.

Man to serve 8 months for groping woman on plane

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:50
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Louisiana man who admitted that he groped a sleeping woman aboard a cross-country flight was sentenced Friday in federal court to eight months in prison.

US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:46
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The founder of a popular line of food products for observant Muslims has been charged with fraudulently shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet the countries' import requirements, federal prosecutors in Iowa said Friday.

Obama gives big hug to U.S. nurse who survived Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:44

U.S. President Obama hugs Dallas nurse Pham at the Oval Office in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gave a big hug on Friday to Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who survived a bout with Ebola. Obama met Pham in the Oval Office shortly after her release from a nearby hospital after recovering from the virus. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama brought Pham in for a meeting to recognize her for doing her job at a Dallas hospital, where she fell ill while caring for an Ebola-stricken patient who eventually died. ...


Kansas court upholds conviction in abortion doctor's murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:43

Police booking photograph of Scott RoederBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a man's conviction in the 2009 slaying of a late-term abortion doctor but sent the case back to a lower court for resentencing. Scott Roeder was convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for at least 50 years in the shooting death of George Tiller at a Wichita church. Tiller was one of the few doctors in the country to perform late-term abortions and his Wichita clinic was a focal point for anti-abortion protests. ...


PHOTOS: Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:40

 Shooting at high school north of SeattlePolice responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle after it was locked down amid reports of a shooting.


Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:37
ATLANTA (AP) — An Estonian national who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million from ATMs around the world was sentenced to 11 years in prison and ordered to repay most of the money, prosecutors said Friday.

Greeks get 8 years to clear austerity tax bill

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:29
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Parliament has approved draft legislation that would give distressed Greeks more than eight years to settle unpaid taxes imposed under the country's austerity measures.

Police: Lone shooter dead after high school attack

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:25

 Student shooter dead after school attackPolice in Washington state say a shooter is dead after attack at a high school north of Seattle.


Review: Army biased against transgender worker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:13
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found.

Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:11

 Student shooter dead after school attackPolice have responded to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.


Review: Army biased against transgender worker

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:10
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation has found that Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation.

Police: Shooter dead after attack at high school north of Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:03
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police: Shooter dead after attack at high school north of Seattle.

As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:00

Commuters depart an L train during the morning commute a day after an announcement that the subway system had been used by a doctor now testing positive for Ebola in New YorkBy Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was little sign of panic. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, was moved with elaborate precautions from his Harlem apartment to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan with a fever and tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, sparking concern about the spread of the disease in the country's most populous city. ...


Trove of Flight 93 personal items destroyed in 9/11 memorial fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:00
By Daniel Kelley (Reuters) - A fire near the western Pennsylvania memorial for a hijacked United flight that crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, destroyed photographs, ID cards and other personal mementos of the victims recovered from the site, officials said on Friday. The U.S. National Park Service said it had completed an inventory of the temporary storage building where the Oct. 3 fire occurred and was notifying families of United Flight 93 victims of the items that had been lost in the blaze. ...

Police charge man with lying in Frein probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:55
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man provided bad information to police about the suspect accused of killing a state trooper.

Police: Texas man raped 8-year-old girl while wife watched

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:54

 Texas man raped 8-year-old girl while wife watchedInvestigators say a Texas man sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl while his wife watched.


Car smashes Ten Commandments statue, man detained

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:48

The damaged remains of a Ten Commandments monument are gathered on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in Oklahoma City. Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over the monument. The American Civil Liberties Union had been suing to have the monument removed, arguing it violates the Oklahoma Constitution. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities took a man into custody Friday after they say he admitted driving a car onto the Oklahoma Capitol grounds overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces.


Texas man charged with raping two children, infecting them with HIV

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:44
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 2, and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, police said on Friday. The man admitted to sexually assaulting the teenage victim multiple times, police said in a statement. A lawyer for the man was not immediately available for comment. The suspect, a registered sex offender, is being held without bond, police said. He "has destroyed their lives ... ...

Police ID teen who was found dead on Delaware walking trail

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:43

Police ID teen who was found dead on Delaware walking trailNew Castle County Police have identified a 19-year-old man who was found dead on a walk trail in Bear, Delaware on Thursday.