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Pedestrians struck by car in Burlington County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:16

4 struck by car in Burlington County, 2 criticalSeveral people have been injured after being struck by a vehicle in Burlington County.

Lawyer: Alleged assault prompted by Prophet Muhammad cartoon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:12

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshal's office shows Adel Daoud, of Hillside, Ill. Daoud, who is awaiting trial on terrorism charges, was indicted on charges of assaulting a fellow inmate at a federal jail in Chicago. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, Daoud appeared in U.S. District Court in Chicago for an initial hearing in the new case. (U.S. Marshal's office via AP, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A 21-year-old suburban Chicago man awaiting trial on terrorism charges faced new allegations Tuesday that he attacked a fellow inmate who his attorney says taunted him with a cartoon drawing of the Prophet Muhammad.

Audit: Millions of dollars mismanaged after Joplin tornado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:54
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — An audit of Joplin found enough mismanagement over its hiring of a master developer following a May 2011 tornado that devastated the southwest Missouri city that the findings have been turned over to authorities, the state auditor said Tuesday.

New trial upheld for 5 ex-cops in post-Katrina shootings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:49
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five former New Orleans police officers deserve a new trial on charges connected to the deadly shootings of unarmed people amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, upholding a judge's 2013 decision.

Correction: Midair Collision story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:34
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a story Aug. 16 about a midair collision between two planes, The Associated Press reported erroneously the location where one of the planes hit the ground. It was the Otay County Open Space Preserve, not the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge.

Kane indicates she will reveal more about porn email scandal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:26

Kane indicates she will reveal more about porn email scandalAttorney General Kathleen Kane's lawyer said Tuesday she expects to disclose new details about a pornographic email scandal as part of her criminal defense, following the release of court documents that suggest she already had the authority to make them public, despite her claims to the contrary.

Boston Olympics organizers: Report didn't analyze details

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:25
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's failed bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics underestimated costs for hosting the games, potentially leaving Massachusetts taxpayers on the hook for significant cost overruns, according to a state-funded report released Tuesday.

Yemen conflict has killed nearly 400 children, UN says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:15

FILE - In this April 26, 2015, file photo, a man carries a boy who was injured during a crossfire between tribal fighters and Shiite militia known as Houthis, in Taiz, Yemen. In a report released Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, Amnesty International says all sides fighting in Yemen have left a “trail of civilian death and destruction” in the conflict, killing scores of innocent people in what could amount to war crimes. The latest report accused both the Saudi-led coalition carrying out airstrikes in Yemen and attacks by forces supporting and opposing the rebels, known as Houthis. (AP Photo/Abdulnasser Alseddik, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 400 children since the end of March, and a similar number of children have been recruited by armed groups, according to a new report by the U.N. children's agency. It warns that the fighting shows "no sign of a resolution."

Prosecutor urges jury to reject insanity defense in killings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:12
PHOENIX (AP) — A prosecutor urged jurors to reject an Arizona man's insanity defense on charges that he killed his brother four years ago over a drug dispute and fatally shot his 6-year-old nephew who had witnessed the crime.

Man arrested in cold-case killing of Arizona woman from 1982

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:07
A man has been arrested in the 1982 strangling of an Arizona mother of three young children, based partly on DNA evidence recovered from under the victim's fingernails, police said on Tuesday. Marion "Homer" Parmar, 55, is awaiting extradition to Arizona from Oklahoma on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of Ernestine Brewer at her home in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix. Parmar, who knew the victim and her estranged husband, was taken into custody without incident on Aug. 5 by police detectives and federal law enforcement officials in McAlester, Oklahoma, on an Arizona arrest warrant.

Georgia ex-police officers indicted over man's 2014 Taser death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 07:46
A grand jury has indicted two former Georgia police officers on murder charges for allegedly killing a handcuffed suspect with a stun gun last year, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. The former East Point officers, Marcus Eberhart, 41, and Howard Weems, 49, repeatedly struck the suspect, Gregory Towns, with a stun gun in April 2014 when he refused to walk to a patrol car, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said in a statement. Police in East Point, an Atlanta suburb, cooperated with the investigation into the death, firing one officer and allowing the second to resign, Howard said.

Family sues over death of hostage in California police shootout

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 07:34
The filing of the lawsuit came a day after the release of an independent report that found Stockton police fired too many rounds without a clear target during the gun battle when they accidentally killed the hostage. The report from the Washington-based Police Foundation also called the July 2014 hostage-taking and rolling gun battle an unprecedented case for U.S. law enforcement. Three suspects armed with an AK-47 rifle escaped from a Stockton bank in an SUV, and they went on to disable 14 police vehicles by firing at them during an hour-long chase.

U.S. military probe of Afghan shooting found Bales' camp had lax discipline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 07:31

Handout photo of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales at Fort IrwinBy David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The month before he killed 16 Afghan civilians in a shooting rampage, Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales bloodied the nose of an Afghan truck driver in an assault that was not reported to his camp commanders, according to a report released on Tuesday. The assault, and the failure to report it to senior officers, was one of several signs that the post where Bales served in Afghanistan was suffering from "low standards of personal conduct and discipline," said the military's administrative investigation of the 2012 shooting incident. The week before the shootings, Bales used steroids while on a mission and one fellow non-commissioned officer was worried about his erratic behavior, but those concerns were not passed on to camp leadership, the report said.

UN: Typhoid outbreak among Palestinian refugees in Syria

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 07:09
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday that there is a typhoid outbreak among civilians from a besieged Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, with at least six confirmed cases.

Former Subway pitchman to plead guilty to child pornography charges: TV station

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 07:06
The U.S. Attorney's Office will hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal and charges against Fogle, the station said. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis declined to comment and Fogle's attorney could not immediately be reached. A spokeswoman for the FBI in Indianapolis also declined to comment.

Woman, 19, gets probation in BB shooting of school athlete

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:42
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A 19-year-old white woman has been sentenced to a year of supervised probation for shooting a black high school athlete with a BB gun in what police initially classified as a hate crime.

Sources: Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to plead guilty in child porn investigation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:42

 Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to plead guilty in child porn investigationSources with knowledge of the situation confirm to ABC News that Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to charges related to a child porn investigation.

Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:41

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a news conference during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to crack its contents.

Teen shot by police during chase faces assault, gun charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:38
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who police say they shot after he pointed a gun at them during a foot chase was charged on Tuesday with aggravated assault and gun crimes.

Rosie O'Donnell says teen daughter has been found safe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:34

Rosie O'Donnell says teen daughter has been found safeRosie O'Donnell says her teenage daughter who went missing last week has been found.