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3 from China enter pleas in Vegas FBI-Caesars gambling case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:50
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman and two men from China pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Las Vegas to reduced charges in what prosecutors say amounted to a $13 million illegal Internet gambling operation broken up by an FBI raid at high-roller suites at Caesars Palace.

Baby born in flight aboard airliner over California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight landed in Los Angeles with one more passenger than when it took off.

Civil rights leader Lowery recovering from surgery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:36
ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights icon the Rev. Joseph Lowery is recovering from surgery after fracturing his hip in a fall.

Woman who drove van into ocean in Florida to enter insanity plea: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:26
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors will drop attempted murder charges against a South Carolina mother who drove her children into the Atlantic Ocean in Daytona Beach, Florida, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The attorney for Ebony Wilkerson, 33, said the state’s own doctor agreed with the defense that she suffered a mental break in March when she turned her minivan into the surf and then tried to fight off rescuers who succeeded in saving her three children, according to a report posed on the website of the Daytona-Beach News Journal. ...

Report: Anschutz explores resurrecting Rocky Mountain News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:12
DENVER (AP) — Billionaire investor Philip Anschutz is exploring the possibility of resurrecting the Rocky Mountain News after the daily newspaper in Denver was shuttered five years ago.

Company president in chemical spill facing charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:09
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The top executive charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water lied about his role with the company to protect his personal wealth of nearly $8 million from lawsuits, according to an FBI affidavit.

Prince William, Kate visit Sept. 11 memorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:02

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visit the National Sept.11 Memorial and Museum, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid their respects with a handwritten note Tuesday at the Sept. 11 museum and told its leaders they were struck by the enormity of the loss in the 2001 terror attacks.


US: Make sure Arab activist puts up own bond money

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:02

FILE- In this Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, file photo, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 67, of Chicago is interviewed outside federal court in Detroit, after the Palestinian immigrant was found guilty of immigration fraud for failing to disclose her conviction and imprisonment in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing that killed two people. On Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain reversed his earlier decision that Odeh remain jailed until her sentencing in March. Drain said he no longer believes she will flee and said she can leave by posting a $50,000 bond. She was charged for not revealing an Israeli military court conviction for several bombings in 1969. She served 10 years before being released in a prisoner swap with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a Detroit federal judge to check the source of any bond money before releasing an Arab activist while she awaits sentencing for hiding her role in a fatal bombing in Israel.


More students at poor U.S. schools get free meals in federal initiative

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:59
By Letitia Stein (Reuters) - Over half of the nation's high-poverty schools are taking advantage of a new federal initiative intended to make it easier for U.S. children to eat nutritious cafeteria meals for free, federal officials said on Tuesday. Nationwide, 51.5 percent of eligible schools have commenced offering free, federally funded meals to all their students without requiring the applications long used to prove low-income status, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported. ...

1 injured in Sicklerville crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:59

1 injured in Sicklerville crashCamden County officials are investigating a two vehicle crash that has seriously injured at least one person.


U.S. Senate confirms ambassadors to Afghanistan, India

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nominees to be the next American ambassadors to India and Afghanistan on Tuesday, filling two of the country's most important diplomatic posts days before leaving Washington for the year. By unanimous voice votes, the Senate approved former State Department official Richard Rahul Verma as U.S. ambassador to India and Peter Michael McKinley to be the ambassador in Kabul. ...

Neighbors: Montana man accused of shooting student planned to lure burglar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:43

Markus Kaarma waits to be dismissed during an afternoon break in Missoula County Court in Missoula MontanaBy Lori Grannis MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana man accused of killing a teenage German exchange student last April had been planning with his girlfriend to lure back a burglar who previously robbed them, his neighbors told a court on Tuesday. Markus Kaarma, a 30-year-old former U.S. Forest Service firefighter, is charged with deliberate homicide for firing a shotgun four times into his darkened garage in Missoula late on April 27, killing 17-year-old Diren Dede, a high school student from Hamburg. ...


Prized viola stolen from Philadelphia musician

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:43

Prized viola stolen from Philadelphia musicianA Philadelphia musician is dealing with the loss of something irreplaceable, her prized viola that dates back centuries.


U.S. sports handicapper charged with bilking millions from client

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:40
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A U.S. sports handicapper was arrested on Tuesday and charged with threatening a client in Wisconsin at gunpoint and bilking more than $25 million from him through an elaborate scheme involving use of his alter ego, federal prosecutors said. Adam Meyer of Real Money Sports, who calls himself the "sports consultant to the stars" was charged in U.S. District Court in eastern Wisconsin with three counts of wire fraud, extortion, racketeering and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, according to the indictment. ...

Royals display common touch on NYC visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:38

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, right, and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, talk with students Nya Hayer, right, and Steffon Bell as they visit The Door Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The Door provides services to disadvantaged young people. William and Kate are on the last of their 3-day tour of New York City, their first visit to the United States since a trip to California in 2011. (AP Photo/Chad Rachman, New York Post, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — On their U.S. visit, Prince William and his wife, Kate, stepped back from their royal roles, mingling with commoners and not relying on their entourage for everything.


Viola worth thousands stolen from Philadelphia musician

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:38

Prized viola stolen from Philadelphia musicianA Philadelphia musician is dealing with the loss of something irreplaceable, her prized viola that dates back centuries.


Reward in Shane Montgomery case now at $65,000

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:34

Reward in Shane Montgomery case now at $65,000The reward for information leading to a missing 21-year-old West Chester University student is now up to $65,000.


Oversight of Sheriff's Department approved

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:31
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to create a civilian commission to oversee the scandal-plagued Sheriff's Department.

UN diplomats: Report says Iran buying for reactor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:25
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran is being accused of illicitly stepping up purchases for its heavy water reactor, which if completed will produce enough plutonium for several nuclear weapons a year, U.N. diplomats said Tuesday.

Charges: Impostor changed name of ID theft victim

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:17
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Mexican man living unlawfully in the United States for decades was arrested Tuesday in an identity theft scheme that was so ingenious that prosecutors say a court unwittingly changed the name of the U.S. citizen whose identity he assumed to his own real name.