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School teacher, brother charged in Limerick Twp. heroin bust

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:55

School teacher, brother charged in Limerick Twp. heroin bustTwo brother in Limerick Township are facing drug charges after police say they found hundreds of bags of heroin in their home.


Tractor trailer hauling rock salt crashes on NJ Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:48

Tractor trailer hauling rock salt crashes on NJ TurnpikeA tractor trailer carrying bags of rock salt crashed and overturned, slowing traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike.


Brothers charged in Limerick Twp. heroin bust

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:48

School teacher, brother charged in Limerick Twp. heroin bustTwo brother in Limerick Township are facing drug charges after police say they found hundreds of bags of heroin in their home.


Ohio deputies accused of slamming, kicking handcuffed man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:42
CINCINNATI (AP) — Three sheriff's deputies in southern Ohio have been indicted on charges they roughed up a handcuffed inmate.

Native Hawaiians debate best path to sovereignty

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:34

In this July 9, 2014 photo Pookela Rodenhurst takes care of a heiau, a Native Hawaiian spiritual site where ancestors are honored, in Waimanalo, Hawaii. Rodenhurst lives his daily life as if he’s in the Hawaiian Kingdom. He hunts for sea turtles watching for the game warden behind his back, forages for herbs in the Koolau mountains and drives without a license because he doesn’t agree to abide by Hawaii’s state laws. As the anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom approaches Jan. 17, Rodenhurst is one of many Native Hawaiians who say the United States is illegally occupying Hawaii and should give back the islands to their ancestors who once ruled. (AP Photo/By Cathy Bussewitz)WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) — Pookela Rodenhurst lives as if he's back in the Hawaiian Kingdom. He hunts for sea turtles, watching for the game warden behind his back. He forages for herbs in the Koolau Mountains. He drives without a license because he won't agree to abide by state laws.


Prosecutors: Woman pleads guilty in 2 kids' exorcism deaths

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:31
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — One of two women charged with killing two children while performing what they thought was an exorcism last year pleaded guilty to all the charges against her on Friday, but she won't be serving prison time.

False fire alarm causes NJ Statehouse evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:29

False fire alarm causes NJ Statehouse evacuationState Police say a false fire alarm resulted in the evacuation of the New Jersey Statehouse.


Police: Guard, 2 strippers smuggled booze, drugs into prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:22

In this undated booking photo released by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office shows Stacey Ann Petty. Petty is under arrest following an investigation that discovered a state corrections officer allowined her and another woman to smuggle booze, smokes and provide "conjugal visits in the woods" to inmates at the Pasco County jail. (AP Photo/Pasco County Jail)LUTZ, Fla. (AP) — It was a Florida prison inmate's escape that led investigators down a rabbit hole of sin involving a corrections officer and two strippers the sheriff says brokered deals for malt liquor, cigarettes and "conjugal visits in the woods."


Ohio woman accused of trashing boss's cubicle with glitter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:21
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of vandalizing her former supervisor's cubicle with glitter, Silly String and baby powder pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges.

School bus, car collide in Ewing Township, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:19

School bus, car collide in Ewing Township, NJPolice are on the scene of a crash involving a school bus in Ewing Township, Mercer County.


Penn State gets 112 wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:04

Penn State is getting back 112 football team wins that were vacated two years ago in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.


Inmate shows no obvious distress in Oklahoma execution

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 03:01

Jerry Massie, spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, announces the time of death of inmate Charles Warner to the media at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Warner was executed for killing a baby in 1997, in the state's first lethal injection since a botched one last spring. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — In its first lethal injection since a botched one last spring, Oklahoma executed a convicted killer with a three-drug method also used by Florida for an execution the same night.


NCAA agrees to restore Penn State football wins

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:55

A proposed settlement will give Penn State back 112 football team wins that were vacated two years ago in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.


San Francisco protest at transit stations leads to arrests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:53

Police officers arrest a protester after he banged a spoon on a subway car during a demonstration at the Bay Area Rapid Transit Montgomery station on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in San Francisco. About 80 demonstrators rallied in support of 14 anti-police violence protesters arrested in November for blocking trains at an Oakland BART station. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Demonstrators shut down two San Francisco transit stations Friday morning and two people were arrested during a protest to bring attention to what they say are unfair charges against 14 activists accused of blocking rail service two months ago.


Detective: Teen confessed to killing teacher but denied rape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:51
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing his high school math teacher told police he knocked her out with a "karate chop" before slicing her neck two times with a box cutter, a police detective said Friday in a pre-trial hearing.

Obamacare's lead agency chief announces her resignation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:47

Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Tavenner testifies on ObamaCare in WashingtonBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration official who oversaw the botched rollout of the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, announced on Friday she will resign as head of the agency that also manages the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs. "It is with sadness and mixed emotions that I write to tell you that February will be my last month," Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), said in an email to staff. A former nurse and hospital chain executive, Tavenner, 63, joined CMS in February 2010, a month before President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. An administration official said Tavenner was leaving "at the right time" after her agency had hired capable new officials in leadership positions.


'Wild' author Strayed wows overflow Oregon State crowd

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:41
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 2,000 people thronged an Oregon college auditorium for an appearance by the author of "Wild," hours after a movie based on the best-selling memoir about a thousand-mile hike earned two Oscar nominations.

Mom, son plead no contest to abuse in child restraint case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:32
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A woman and her son have pleaded no contest to child abuse, five months after a malnourished 11-year-old boy was found wandering along a road in southwestern Michigan.

2 dead, 4 arrested after Florida crime spree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:29
HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) — Four suspects were arrested Friday for a crime spree that started with a pawn shop robbery, led to a shootout with a police officer and ended with the killings of a 72-year-old woman and her daughter.

NCAA: Penn State football wins to be restored

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 02:13

NCAA agrees to restore Penn State football winsThe NCAA has announced that has reached an agreement to restore 112 Penn State football wins that were vacated in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.