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WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:03
BERLIN (AP) — A World War II bomb found Tuesday next to a highway near Frankfurt airport was disposed of in a controlled explosion, causing some disruption to flight operations.

Family of Rutgers student receives gay pride award

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:00
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The mother and brother of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who committed suicide days after his roommate publicized details of his relationship with another man have received a gay pride award.

Wrongfully convicted NYC man settles suit for $10M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:58
NEW YORK (AP) — The city will pay a $10 million settlement to a Brooklyn man who spent 15 years in prison for killing a rabbi, a wrongful murder conviction built on fabricated testimony and hidden evidence that possibly could have cleared him, the man's lawyer said Tuesday.

Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:51

Police officers point their weapons at demonstrators protesting against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriBy Scott Malone and Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Funeral services are planned on Monday for an unarmed black teenager whose fatal shooting by a white policeman in Missouri has ignited more than a week of racially charged clashes in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. As lawyers for the family of Michael Brown, 18, announced plans on Tuesday for his funeral, U.S. Police said they came under gunfire again overnight and made dozens of arrests despite the deployment of Missouri National Guard troops and the lifting of a curfew to allow protesters more freedom to demonstrate. There were at least 57 arrests on Monday night and into Tuesday, most on a charge of failure to disperse, according to the St. Louis County Justice Services Center.

19-year-old in leaf-pile deaths avoids deportation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:50

In this March 21, 2014 photo, Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, 19, speaks in a room at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash. An immigration judge has dismissed the case against Garcia-Cisneros, who faced possible deportation to Mexico after she drove an SUV into a leaf pile, accidentally killing two young girls playing in it. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 said that Garcia-Cisneros was released on Aug. 14. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Benjamin Brink) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An immigration judge has dismissed the case against a 19-year-old Oregon woman who faced possible deportation to Mexico after she drove an SUV into a leaf pile, accidentally killing two young girls playing in it.

Fork lift load falls on man, fatally injuring him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:48
LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A forklift driver hit the brakes and sent the vehicle's load falling onto a customer outside a Lynnwood, Washington, business, causing fatal injuries.

Virginia woman pleads guilty of trying to cut off children's tattoos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:46
(Reuters) - A Virginia woman who tried to remove tattoos on her two young daughters with a heated razor blade has pleaded guilty to felony child abuse, according to court records. Melissa Delp, 35, was sentenced to eight years with six and a half of those years suspended by a judge in the Campbell County Circuit Court on Monday, court documents showed. The charges stem from the December 2013 incident when the girls' babysitter, Alexander Edwards, forcibly tattooed the 12- and 13-year-old girls. When Delp and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Daniel Janney, returned home and discovered the tattoos, they used a heated razor blade to try to remove the ink.

Man pleads guilty over 'Hot Lips' account used to evade U.S. taxes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:43
By Joseph Ax and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida man on Tuesday pleaded guilty in New York to criminal charges for concealing as much $1.1 million in offshore accounts, even after learning that U.S. Bernard Kramer, 83, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and submitting false tax returns, stemming from a scheme that prosecutors said ran for a quarter century and involved an undeclared Swiss bank account he referred to as "Hot Lips." Kramer also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in ongoing investigations, according to U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein, who accepted Kramer's plea in Manhattan federal court.

Hearing set for Marine accused of desertion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:42
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Military officials have scheduled a hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq as well as failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah.

National Mall to get 6-acre sand, soil portrait

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian says it has commissioned a portrait made out of sand and soil that will stretch over six acres at the National Mall.

Age limit on Louisiana officials on hold for now

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:36
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana court officials who face new age restrictions that could oust them from office will be allowed to sign up for re-election bids this week.

Former associate of ex-Rep. Rivera pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:36
MIAMI (AP) — Less than a week before trial, a onetime close associate of former U.S. Rep. David Rivera pleaded guilty Tuesday to four charges in a long-running campaign finance investigation that also implicates Rivera.

U.S. government's nuclear watchdog victim of cyber attacks: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:33
Nuclear Regulatory Commission was "successfully hacked" three times in recent years in attacks involving tainted emails, according to an internal investigation on cyber attacks at the agency, reported on Tuesday. At least two of the attacks originated overseas, according to the report obtained by Nextgov, a rare public report with details of a cyber attack on the energy sector. The publication said it obtained a copy of a report by the NRC's Office of the Inspector General, which reviewed 17 suspected breaches from 2010 to 2013. "The few attempts documented in the OIG Cyber Crimes Unit report as gaining some access to NRC networks were detected and appropriate measures were taken," NRC spokesman David McIntyre said.

Witness describes outbursts by ex-governor's wife

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:31

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, tries to move through the throng of media as he and his attorney, John Brownlee, left, arrive at federal court in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. McDonnell is presenting the second day of his defense on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Another defense witness in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption trial has described McDonnell's wife as difficult and prone to angry outbursts.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:30

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending August 18, 2014:

Cops: Men use bogus bills to pay for $500 puppy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:27

 Men use bogus bills to pay for $500 puppyPolice in Lancaster County say three men used $500 in counterfeit cash to pay for a puppy.

Ferguson residents try to get on with life after days of protest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:26
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Banners flutter along the main street of downtown Ferguson but instead of the protest signs that read "Hands Up Don't' Shoot," these are ads for everyday events like a local farmers market and a church fish fry. With nightly protests and police lobbing tear gas along West Florissant Avenue, locals in the small Missouri town of just 6 square miles (16 square km) are trying to get on with their normal lives. "Things are so disruptive." "I'm wishing it would all go away, but then I have to catch myself because a young man is dead and another man is being held up to all kinds of scrutiny." In the warren of residential streets lined with small single-story brick houses nearest to West Florissant, residents said they are growing exasperated by the violence and its fallout. You have to give the police time to do their job right." Waiting to get her car repaired in downtown Ferguson, 81-year-old Helen Robinson fretted that she couldn't make her regular drive down West Florissant, a major thoroughfare.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:25
App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 18, 2014:

California students who plotted school attack could have obtained gun: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:23

South Pasadena Chief of Police Miller speaks at a news conference held to discuss the arrests of two South Pasadena High School students suspected of plotting to kill teachers and students on campus, in South PasadenaBy Daina Beth Solomon SOUTH PASADENA Calif. (Reuters) - Two teenagers who conspired to kill three staffers and many students at a high school in a Los Angeles suburb might have been able to use a gun belonging to one boy's relatives, and they planned a gunfight with officers, police said on Tuesday. Police in South Pasadena said they arrested the two students, aged 16 and 17, on Monday when they raided their homes. Since then, students and officials have expressed relief the attack was prevented at South Pasadena High, which has 1,500 students and begins classes on Thursday. Detectives learned of the plot last Thursday from school administrators and investigators worked around the clock to unravel the potentially deadly plan which the two boys devised in exchanges of Internet messages, said South Pasadena police chief Arthur Miller.

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:12

FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 11 to Sunday, August 17 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.