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Former Subway pitchman seeks to plead guilty to child pornography, sex charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:23

Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Expected to Serve Jail Time as Part of Plea DealFormer Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle asked a federal judge on Wednesday to accept his plea of guilty to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors. Federal Judge Mark Dinsmore must now review the plea deal Fogle's attorneys reached with prosecutors and decide whether to accept it. Fogle, who became famous after losing a lot of weight on a diet that included Subway sandwiches, was placed on home detention and must wear an electronic monitoring device.


The Latest: Military police officer among Ranger grads

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:19

In this photo taken on April 19, 2015, one of the 20 female soldiers, top left, who is among the 400 students who qualified to begin Ranger School, does lunges in between obstacles on the Darby Queen, one of the toughest obstacle courses in U.S. Army training, at Fort Benning, Ga. Two women have passed the Army’s grueling Ranger test, but tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead, senior officials told The Associated Press. The military services are poised to allow women to serve in most front-line combat jobs, including as special operations forces. (Robin Trimarchi/Ledger-Enquirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDITFORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — The latest on the first female Army soldiers to complete the military's elite Ranger School (all times local):


Man making deposit robbed of $85K in Cheltenham

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:15

Man making deposit robbed of $85K in CheltenhamPolice in Montgomery County are searching for two men who stole $85,000 from a Philadelphia businessman.


Former Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes dies at 90

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:11
Former Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes, who served 15 consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives during which he investigated the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr, died at the age of 90, his family said on Wednesday. Stokes died peacefully at his home late Tuesday with his wife by his side a month after he said he was suffering from lung and brain cancer and was being treated at the Cleveland Clinic, the family said in a statement. Elected in 1968, Stokes served in the House from 1969 until 1999 as the first black member of Congress from Ohio.

AccuWeather: Very Humid, Spotty Downpours Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:06

 Very Humid, Spotty Downpours TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the rest of the work week will be humid with drenching showers and thunderstorms possible.


Florida Legislature now has 2 different maps to sort out

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:02
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature now has two rival maps for Congress.

Ex-cop denied bail on murder charge, collapses in courtroom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 01:01

This handout photo provided by the Fairfax County, Va., County Department shows former Fairfax County police officer Adam Torres. Torres, who was charged with murder for shooting and killing a man on a domestic disturbance call collapsed Wednesday in a northern Virginia courtroom after being denied bail in his initial court appearance. (Fairfax County, Va., County Department via AP)FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A former police officer charged with murder for shooting and killing a man during a domestic disturbance call collapsed Wednesday in a northern Virginia courtroom after being denied bail in his initial court appearance.


Agency: Stores must stop drone sales at New Jersey airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:56
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — At least two stores inside Newark Liberty International Airport are selling drones despite federal rules prohibiting flying them near airports.

Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:37

In this photo taken on April 26, 2015, one of the 20 female soldiers, who is among the 400 students who qualified to start Ranger School, tackles the Darby Queen obstacle course, one of the toughest obstacle courses in U.S. Army training, at Fort Benning, in Ga. Two women have now passed the U.S. Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services are poised to allow women to serve in most front-line combat jobs, including special operations forces, senior officials told The Associated Press. (Robin Trimarchi/Ledger-Enquirer via AP)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Apache helicopter pilot from Texas and a military police officer from Connecticut are the first women to complete the Army's grueling Ranger School, families of the soldiers confirmed Wednesday.


Full court won't rehear appeal of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's corruption convictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:36
CHICAGO (AP) — Full court won't rehear appeal of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's corruption convictions .

Woman at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ does not have Ebola, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:35

Woman at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ does not have Ebola, officials sayA South Jersey hospital is back to normal operations after doctors determined a female patient who recently visited West Africa does not have Ebola.


Man trying to stop a suicide plummets to his death from college dorm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:34

Man trying to stop a suicide plummets to his death from college dormUniversity of Hawaii students planned to start moving into their campus housing Tuesday, just days after a man fell to his death while trying to pull a distraught man from a ledge at a dormitory, police said.


1 dead, 3 injured as vehicle hits child's wagon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:31
SOUTHAMPTON, N.J. (AP) — A vehicle struck a group of children and a teenager pulling a red wagon in the center of a dark southern New Jersey street, leaving a toddler dead and critically injuring three others.

Memphis City Council votes 11-1 to remove Confederate statue

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:29
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A vote by the Memphis City Council has cleared the way for the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from a public park.

White House hires first openly transgender staff member

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:26
The White House has hired its first openly transgender employee, according to a U.S. official, winning praise from activists for President Barack Obama's support for lesbian, gay and transgender people. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, 28, a longtime advocate for transgender rights, will be an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel, according to a statement from the Obama administration. "Raffi Freedman-Gurspan demonstrates the kind of leadership this Administration champions," Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the president, said in a statement.

Expert: Convicting New Mexico officers of murder a challenge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:22

Defense attorney Luis Robles, left, talks to former Albuquerque detective Keith Sandy, center, and Albuquerque officer Dominique Perez, right, during a preliminary hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A judge is listening to testimony and will decide if Sandy and Perez should stand trial for the fatal shooting of a homeless man in 2014. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Experts say it will be a challenge for prosecutors to convict an Albuquerque police officer and a retired detective of murder after they were ordered to stand trial in the fatal shooting of a homeless man.


A meal and a webcam form unlikely recipe for S. Korean fame

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:21

 2 million won ($1,700) in his most successful episode. Better known to his viewers by the nickname Patoo, he is one of the youngest broadcasters on Afreeca TV, an app for live-broadcasting video online launched in 2006. (AP Photo/Julie Yoon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family's home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before a live camera with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of teenagers watching.


Power restored after outage at Sesame Place amusement park in Langhorne, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:21

Power restored after outage at Sesame Place amusement park in Langhorne, Pa.Power has been restored after an outage shut down part of the Sesame Place amusement park in Bucks County.


Ex-Massey coal chief wants testimony excluded from trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:20
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's lawyers say his compensation and stock holdings and the testimony of a former subordinate are irrelevant to his criminal case and should be excluded from his trial.

Power outage at Sesame Place amusement park in Langhorne, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 23:57

Power restored after outage at Sesame Place amusement park in Langhorne, Pa.A power outage shut down part of the Sesame Place amusement park in Bucks County Wednesday morning.