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Missing 13-year-old girl found safe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:15

Missing 13-year-old girl found safePhiladelphia police say a 13 year-old girl who went missing last week has been found safe.


Supreme Court backs former air marshal in whistleblower case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:13

The Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a former air marshal can seek whistleblower protections for disclosing sensitive information to the news media about the absence of security officers on certain flights. On a 7-2 vote, the court rejected arguments made by President Barack Obama's administration, which was seeking to reverse an appeals court ruling favoring whistleblower Robert MacLean, who was fired for the 2003 leak. In an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court concluded that U.S. Transportation Security Administration regulations that prohibited MacLean's disclosures did not have sufficient legal force to bar him from receiving protections under the Whistleblower Protection Act. MacLean told a reporter with the MSNBC cable TV network that the TSA had decided not to assign air marshals to certain long-distance flights, a decision he disagreed with.


Texas to execute man for triple murder in San Antonio home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:09

Arnold Prieto is seen in an undated picture released by the Texas Department of Criminal JusticeBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute on Wednesday a man who was convicted of stabbing three people to death with a screwdriver, including his great-uncle and great-aunt, in a San Antonio home robbery in 1993. Arnold Prieto's execution by injection is planned for 6 p.m. CST at the state's prison death chamber in Huntsville. If it takes place, Prieto, 41, will be the 519th person executed in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state. Prieto and two other men went to the home of Rodolfo Rodriguez, 72, and his wife, Virginia, 62, who cooked the visitors breakfast.


Grand jury: Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane could face charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:59

Perjury charge recommended for Pa. Attorney General Kathleen KaneA grand jury says there are reasonable grounds to charge Pennsylvania's attorney general with perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction after an investigation into leaks of secret grand jury material.


Jury in Don Tollefson trial undecided on one charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:52

Jury in Don Tollefson trial undecided on one chargeA Bucks County jury was excused for the night, but will return Wednesday in the fraud trial of former sportscaster Don Tollefson.


Jury in Don Tollefson trial locked on one charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:43

Jury in Don Tollefson trial undecided on one chargeA Bucks County jury was excused for the night, but will return Wednesday in the fraud trial of former sportscaster Don Tollefson.


NYU student accused of setting classmate's clothing on fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:09
NEW YORK (AP) — New York University said Wednesday it erred in not immediately reporting to police accusations that a student set a sleeping classmate on fire over the summer, then recorded her putting out the flames.

U.S. solar product trade ruling opens way to import duties on China, Taiwan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:06
The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Wednesday imports of solar products from China and Taiwan injure U.S. producers, clearing the final hurdle for import duties on the goods. ITC commissioners voted in favor of the complaint brought by the U.S. arm of German solar manufacturer SolarWorld AG in a bid to close a loophole that let Chinese producers sidestep duties imposed in 2012. The decision gives the U.S. Commerce Department the green light to impose anti-dumping duties as high as 165.04 percent for Chinese goods and 19.5 percent for Taiwanese goods. Separate anti-subsidy duties of up to 38.72 percent apply for Chinese goods.

Judge bars defense from seeing evidence in airport bomb case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:43
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Wichita airport are not being allowed to view some classified evidence in the case.

Police: Snapchat message sparked stabbing, leaving teen dead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:37
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old fatally stabbed a fellow student because he was upset about a Snapchat message sent to his girlfriend, according to police.

Fact sheet: 2015 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:32
2015 Toyota Yaris 5-Door SE

Toyota's lowest-priced car gets spruced up

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:32

This undated photo made available by Toyota shows the 2015 Toyota Yaris car. The Yaris, available as three-door and five-door hatchbacks, continues to rank among the top 10 gasoline-powered, non-hybrid cars in fuel economy in the country. (AP Photo/Toyota, David Dewhurst Photography)Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris, is restyled inside and out for 2015, has an improved ride and adds new standard features — all for a starting retail price of less than $16,000.


Man convicted of burning sons to death wants to change plea

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:26
DARLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man convicted of killing his three young sons by setting their house on fire in 2012 wants to withdraw his guilty plea.

Obama's speech draws unsparing reviews from Republicans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:21

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen in the background. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran and a lament from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell that a high-profile speech can be about "more than veto threats of strident partisanship."


Ex-pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions that caused injury

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:18

Ex-pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions that caused injuryTwo former professional wrestlers accuse the WWE of "selling violence" while ignoring concussions that they say left them with serious brain injuries.


Town to vote on demolishing Sandy Hook killer's Connecticut home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:04

The house where Adam Lanza lived with his mother Nancy Lanza is seen in Newtown, ConnecticutBy Richard Weizel NEWTOWN, Conn. (Reuters) - Civic officials will vote on Wednesday evening whether to demolish the Connecticut home of the 20-year-old man who killed 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, on Dec. 14, 2012, at the white colonial-style house shortly before driving to the school to continue his shooting spree, which ended with him killing himself. "The best thing we can do to honor the families is to demolish the house," Patricia Llodra, Newtown's most senior elected official, said in telephone interview ahead of Wednesday's public hearing. Llodra said the Newtown Board of Selectmen, the administrative body that she leads, had unanimously approved a recommendation to demolish the house.


Dead man found in bathroom of Greyhound bus in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:00
A dead man was found in the bathroom of a Greyhound bus at a Dallas maintenance facility on Wednesday, the company said. Maintenance workers noticed the bathroom door was locked, wedged it open and discovered the body inside, according to spokeswoman Lanesha Gipson. Dallas Police were not immediately available for comment. The bus departed from Los Angeles and made stops in El Paso, Abilene and Fort Worth before arriving in Dallas, Gipson said.

2 city buses collide in Baltimore, sending 25 to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:58

A tow truck prepares to remove a Maryland Transit Administration bus on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Baltimore from the scene of its collision with a smaller transit administration bus for disabled riders. Passengers on the larger bus were injured; the disability service bus carried only the driver. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)BALTIMORE (AP) — Two city buses collided during rush hour in Baltimore, sending 25 people to the hospital, one in serious condition.


US: 2 new 'Jane Doe' victims can't join sex offender lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:52
MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two women claiming to be victims of wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein cannot join in a lawsuit seeking to reopen Epstein's 2008 plea agreement.

Man who used dumbbell in jewelry store break-ins gets prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:51
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man dubbed a "one-man crime wave" by police has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison for using a dumbbell in three smash-and-grab burglaries at jewelry stores.