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Man says he didn't mean to kill stepdad with underwear

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:00
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who admitted to strangling his stepfather by pulling his stepfather's underwear over his head has told a judge the case is "like a bad dream."

Man indicted in Ohio slayings of pregnant woman, 3 others

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:57
CLEVELAND (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been indicted on five counts of aggravated murder in the November shooting deaths of a pregnant woman and three others at a Cleveland residence.

US court halts contentious law on contact lens price-fixing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:55

A contact lens is shown in front of a 1-800-Contacts shipping box Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Salt Lake City. A law banning price-fixing for contact lenses that took effect this week in Utah is a setback for the nation's largest manufacturers that could have ripple effects across the country amid an increasingly bitter fight with discount retailers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has halted a new Utah law banning price-fixing for contact lenses that could have wide-ranging implications for the industry amid a fight between manufacturers and discount retailers.


New Jersey Assembly condemns proposed $225M Exxon settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:48
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly is condemning a proposed $225 million settlement in an environmental dispute with ExxonMobil that Republican Gov. Chris Christie has described as "a really good deal."

Georgia school principal dismissed after racial remark

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:48
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The principal of a private school in suburban Atlanta has been fired after making remarks she admitted were racially insensitive during a graduation ceremony last week, a civil rights group said on Thursday. Nancy Gordeuk, who is white, was passing out diplomas to graduates of TNT Academy in Stone Mountain, Georgia, when she realized she had forgotten to recognize the valedictorian, according to a video of the ceremony posted online.

Man who shot at feds in 1998 arrested after standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:47
MURPHY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a man who once fired a rifle at a federal agent during the search for the serial bomber who targeted the 1996 Olympics is in custody following a standoff in North Carolina.

Judge enters not guilty plea for man in Idaho triple killing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:46
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge has entered a not guilty plea for a 22-year-old Idaho man charged with killing a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son at their Boise home.

Teen gets 10 years for gang shooting outside Portland school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:32
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy will serve 10 years in youth prison for a gang-related shooting outside a Portland, Oregon, alternative high school that injured four students last December.

Man who shot at feds in 1998 arrested after standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:31
MURPHY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a man who once fired a rifle at a federal agent during the search for the serial bomber who targeted the 1996 Olympics is in custody following a standoff in North Carolina.

Colorado's rain isn't helping Southwest reservoirs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:19

FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, a car navigates a flooded intersection as a small stream empties over the road as a storm rages over Colorado Springs, Colo. While California and much of the far West are suffering through extreme drought, Colorado is splashing through a wetter-than-normal spring. (Michael Ciaglo/The Gazette via AP, file) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDENVER (AP) — Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks.


Colleagues from around US attend funeral for slain officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:06

FILE - This undated photo released by the Hattiesburg Police Department, shows Officer Benjamin Deen in Hattiesburg, Miss. Officer Deen and Officer Liquori Tate were fatally shot during a traffic stop on May 9, 2015. Officials say a fifth person has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of the two officers. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says it has charged 29-year-old Abram Wade "Pete" Franklin with obstruction of justice. Marvin Banks, is jailed without bond on two capital murder charges. His girlfriend, Joanie Calloway; younger brother, Curtis Bank; and a friend, Cornelius Clark, also face charges in the case. (Hattiesburg Police Department via AP)HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Several hundred law enforcement officers, including several from as far away as New York City, paid their respects Thursday to the family of a slain Mississippi police officer.


7 of 8 victims ID'd in deadly Amtrak crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:56

7 of 8 victims ID'd in deadly Amtrak crashOfficials have identified 7 of the 8 victims in the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


New York woman admits role in abusing kidnapped Amish girls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:48
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of helping kidnap and sexually abusing two Amish girls pleaded guilty Thursday to 10 charges of making child pornography with them and other victims.

NYC nail salon workers sue over wages after newspaper's probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:34
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two New York City nail salon workers sued four salon companies on Thursday over wages, days after a New York Times investigation into labor practices in the industry. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan says the workers were paid $60 for 10-hour shifts without breaks. It seeks class action status on behalf of all people who have been employed by the companies. (Reporting by Daniel Wiessner; Editing by David Ingram and Bernadette Baum)

AP source: Man arrested near White House over drone

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:33

 Man arrested near White House over droneA federal law enforcement official says a man has been arrested after trying to launch a drone outside the White House fence.


Texas tornado caused about $40 million in damage, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:32

People stand in front of a house that was destroyed after a tornado swept through the area the previous night in Van, TexasA tornado that killed two people in the Texas city of Van this week caused about $40 million in damage and flattened scores of buildings, emergency officials said on Thursday. More than 500 structures suffered some damage from the EF3 category tornado packing winds of around 140 miles per hour that on Sunday night hit Van, about 70 miles (115 km) west of Dallas, and Van Zandt County where the town is located, the officials told a news conference. About 90 houses were destroyed, Van Zandt County Fire Marshal Chuck Allen said.


American flight returns to LA after possible bird strike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:18
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An American Airlines flight bound for St. Louis from Los Angeles returned safely to Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday after its crew reported a possible bird strike shortly after take off, according to a spokesmen for the airline. The Airbus A319 aircraft landed without incident and been taken out of service for maintenance, while other flights have been arranged for its 127 passengers, spokesman Andrew Christie told Reuters in an email. (Reporting by Jim Christie; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Bernadette Baum)

Bird strike sends jetliner carrying 132 back to Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:12
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An American Airlines jetliner bound for St. Louis has returned to Los Angeles International Airport because of a bird strike.

New York mom pleads guilty in death of disabled daughter, 8

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:10
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of her 8-year-old disabled daughter on the day she was to be a flower girl.

13 empty cars on Pittsburgh freight train derail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 01:58

Rail cars and wheels are strewn along tracks after they derailed on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood. State and city officials say the 13 cars that derailed were empty and injured nobody.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — State and city officials say 13 cars that derailed on a Pittsburgh freight train were empty and nobody was injured.