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Baltimore Ravens release RB Ray Rice in wake of domestic violence controversy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:00

Baltimore Ravens release RB Ray Rice in wake of domestic violence controversyRay Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.


Makers of Army helicopter sued in fatal Ga. crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:58
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday blames civilian makers of an Army Black Hawk helicopter for a fatal crash in Georgia eight months ago, saying manufacturers failed to install a tiny part that caused the tail rotor to malfunction and sent the aircraft spinning out of control.

Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort the party hopes will help them make a populist appeal to voters.

Pennsylvania man accused of beating, burning woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:51
A Pennsylvania man allegedly beat a woman for days with his fists and a belt before pouring lighter fluid on her and setting her on fire, police said on Monday. The 43-year-old woman, whose name has not been released by police, told them on Friday she had been repeatedly assaulted by Donald Dale Hackman Jr., 46, of Lititz, Pennsylvania. Police said Hackman was arrested after the woman sought treatment at a hospital emergency room. The woman said she and her 7-year-old son were living with Hackman over the past month.

Despite struggles, Philadelphia opens 3 new high schools

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:46

Despite struggles, Philadelphia opens 3 new high schoolsPhiladelphia has opened three new public high schools in an effort to show the troubled district is still trying to innovate despite the specter of massive layoffs.


Oklahoma to get new equipment for executions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:44

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 15, 2008 file photo, Terry Crenshaw, wardens assistant at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, walks past the gurney in the execution chamber at left, in McAlester, Okla. At right are the rows of chairs in which witnesses to executions are seated. The director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, the agency is renovating the state’s death chamber and purchasing new equipment for executions. (AP Photo, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is renovating its death chamber and buying new equipment for executions, including a tool to allow staff to more easily find suitable veins for lethal injections after a troubled execution in April, the director of the state Department of Corrections said Monday.


Ex-New Orleans mayor reports to federal prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:35

FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court in New Orleans with his wife, Seletha Nagin, after being sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor. Nagin reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, to begin serving the sentence. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, on Monday to begin serving a 10-year sentence.


Newborn killer whale spotted in Washington waters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:35

In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, photo, provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca swims with two adults in the waters of Puget Sound near Seattle, Wash. The baby orca is the population's first calf born since 2012. It was swimming between two adult females, most likely the orca's mom and aunt, said Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research, which keeps a census of the whales.(AP Photo/Center for Whale Research, Dave Ellifrit)SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are celebrating the newest member of a population of endangered killer whales that frequent Puget Sound in Washington state.


US Naval Academy works on accrediting cyber major

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy dean says he's hoping to have cybersecurity accredited as a major by 2016. No U.S. school currently has a cybersecurity degree accredited by a leading organization, and the academy hopes to be among the first.

NY judge sentences ex-trader to 9 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:23
NEW YORK (AP) — A former portfolio manager convicted of helping his firm earn more than a quarter-billion dollars illegally through insider trading on a promising Alzheimer's drug trial was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison by a judge who said lengthy incarceration was earned with a staggering fraud that was the biggest of its kind.

Police: Man shoots 2 people, then self, in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:23

 Man shoots 2 people, then self, in Juniata ParkPolice say a man shot 2 people, then himself, in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia on Monday.


Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, expecting 2nd child

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:20

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, expecting 2nd childBritain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child.


Suspect named in shooting that left man paralyzed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:16

Suspect named in shooting that left man paralyzedPolice have identified the man they believe shot and paralyzed a father in West Philadelphia.


Lawyer: Ohio Ice Bucket Challenge pranksters ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:10
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for the family of an autistic teenager who had feces and bodily fluids dumped on him when he thought he was participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge said Monday that police know who the perpetrators are even as celebrities continue to offer reward money to find those involved.

Seattle tunnel builders make progress in repair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:02
SEATTLE (AP) — Bertha, the broken-down tunneling machine, moved forward three feet during recent testing, while workers building an underground circular pit that will allow access to the machine finished installing the last of 84 large concrete cylinders known as piles.

PHOTOS: Fire erupts on California roller coaster

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:01

 Fire erupts on California roller coasterA fire erupted on the Colossus roller coaster ride at Magic Mountain in Valencia, California on Monday, September 8th.


2 men arrested in death of Kansas police officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:56

Shawnee County, Kan., Sheriff Herman Jones, left, answers questions from reporters about the shooting death of a Topeka police officer, as interim Police Chief Tony Kirk, right, watches, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. The officer, Cpl. Jason Harwood, 40 was shot during a car stop in east Topeka. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka Police Department is mourning the loss of another officer gunned down in the line of duty, barely a year and a-half after two of its police officers were fatally wounded in a supermarket parking lot.


University of Florida investigates campus attacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:50
By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Attacks on four women recently around the University of Florida's campus in Gainesville prompted officials on Monday to ramp up security measures as they search for the suspect. The incidents happened on or near the sprawling campus during nighttime hours. They are being attacked, and this guy is running when there is a struggle," Linda Stump, chief of police at the University of Florida, told reporters on Monday. The suspect often wore clothing promoting university athletics, authorities said, which would make it easy for him to blend in on campus.

2 arrests in videotaped attack on mentally challenged man in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:50

2 arrests in videotaped attack on mentally challenged man in DelawarePolice say they arrested two teen boys in connection to a videotaped attack on a mentally challenged man in New Castle County, Delaware.


Gov. Christie: NJ casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:45

 NJ casinos, tracks can offer sports bettingGov. Chris Christie has issued a directive letting casinos and racetracks offer sports betting in New Jersey.