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Mega Millions ticket worth $153M sold in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:59

Mega Millions ticket worth $153M sold in PennsylvaniaOne very lucky Mega Millions ticket-holder is now a multi-millionaire.


Official: Church shooting suspect to face hate crime charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:58
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of slaying nine black church members in Charleston will be indicted on a federal hate crime charge on Wednesday, according to an official close to the case.

Froome leads as Thomas moves fourth

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:58
Chris Froome remains as Tour de France leader after withstanding attacks from second-placed Nairo Quintana.
Categories: BBC World News

Susan Smith tells paper she never planned to kill sons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:55

FILE - In this July 27, 1995 file photo, Susan Smith is escorted into the Union County Courthouse in Union, S.C. Smith sentenced to life in prison for killing her two young sons never planned to kill them and instead intended to end her own life, according to a letter she wrote to The State, a Columbia, S.C., newspaper, reported Wednesday, July 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother sentenced to life in prison for killing her two young sons never planned to kill them and instead intended to end her own life, according to a letter she wrote to a Columbia newspaper.


Appeals court permanently blocks North Dakota 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:54
The court upheld a U.S. District Court judge's decision that blocked the 2013 law before it took effect, finding that it must follow U.S. Supreme Court precedent, which holds that states may not prohibit pre-viability abortions. The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals judges also said there were "good reasons" for the Supreme Court to reevaluate its jurisprudence, citing medical and scientific advances that show the concept of viability is subject to change. A legislative sponsor of the North Dakota law had said that 40 years of medical advancements should not be ignored, while opponents said a ban at six weeks would take effect before many women would know they were pregnant.

Senate GOP adds Dodd-Frank rewrite to $21B funding bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are trying to use a must-do spending bill to advance legislation significantly revising a landmark law that tightened regulation of the financial services industry after the 2008 financial crisis.

Florida man who landed gyrocopter at Capitol rejects plea deals

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:52

Douglas Hughes talks to reporters outside of courthouse in WashingtonA Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds has rejected two plea deals and said on Wednesday his trial would be a forum on the need for campaign finance reform. Douglas Hughes, 61, a former mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, said he expected two trials from his illegal flight - one in U.S. District Court and a second in public opinion as he fights lobbyists' influence in the U.S. capital. Hughes' lawyer, assistant federal public defender Tony Miles, said during a status hearing before District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly that Hughes had rejected a formal plea offer that would have put him in prison for 10 to 16 months.


Ex-sheriff's deputy indicted after child severely burned in raid

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:50
A federal grand jury in Georgia on Wednesday indicted a former sheriff’s deputy involved in a drug raid that left a 19-month-old child severely burned from a flash bang grenade explosion. The indictment charges former Habersham County deputy Nikki Autry, 29, with providing false information to a judge in order to obtain a search warrant for the raid, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Georgia said.

3 Spanish Journalists Missing in Syria and Feared Abducted

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:48
Reports of the disappearance of Antonio Pampliega, José Manuel López and Ángel Sastre come amid concern about a missing Japanese journalist, Jumpei Yasuda.









Oil prices hit as US supplies rise

BBC World News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:48
Oil prices have slipped after official US government data showed an unexpected rise in oil stocks last week.
Categories: BBC World News

Burn victim recovering, happy to have love sent his way

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:46
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man recovering in Taiwan after being severely burned in an explosion at a water park there last month says he's grateful for all the get-well wishes.

Dems, GOP senators push cyber bill for Homeland after breach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is pushing to strengthen the authority of the Homeland Security Department to thwart cyberattacks on government networks and websites after a massive government data breach.

UN official distracted from child sexual abuse case resigns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:43
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. rights official who admitted not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic has resigned.

FBI says still not known if Tennessee shooting suspect was radicalized

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:42

Military planes do a fly-over during a vigil for Marine Lance Cpl. Squire K. "Skip" Wells, one of the five military servicemen slain last week in Chattanooga in a domestic terror attack, at Sprayberry High School in MariettaThe FBI still has not determined whether the suspect in the fatal shootings of five U.S. servicemen in Tennessee last week was radicalized in the run-up to the rampage, the special agent in charge of the investigation said on Wednesday. "At this time, we’re treating him as a homegrown violent extremist," Reinhold said.


Police: Man who called 911 sought help with air conditioner

NBA - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:42
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — State police say a western Pennsylvania man with a penchant for making unnecessary emergency calls recently complained of chest pains so he could ask medics to help him fix his air conditioner. Twenty-six-year-old Travis Turner, of Indiana, Pa., was charged Wednesday with obstructing emergency services and disorderly conduct. Troopers say Turner […]
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Police: Man who called 911 sought help with air conditioner

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:42
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — State police say a western Pennsylvania man with a penchant for making unnecessary emergency calls recently complained of chest pains so he could ask medics to help him fix his air conditioner. Twenty-six-year-old Travis Turner, of Indiana, Pa., was charged Wednesday with obstructing emergency services and disorderly conduct. Troopers say Turner […]
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Police: Man who called 911 sought help with air conditioner

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:42
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — State police say a western Pennsylvania man with a penchant for making unnecessary emergency calls recently complained of chest pains so he could ask medics to help him fix his air conditioner. Twenty-six-year-old Travis Turner, of Indiana, Pa., was charged Wednesday with obstructing emergency services and disorderly conduct. Troopers say Turner […]

Man hospitalized after being wedged beneath elevator at UCLA

NBA - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:41
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized after getting wedged beneath an elevator at the University of California, Los Angeles. City Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says the victim somehow became stuck in the elevator shaft between the ground floor and a basement floor late Tuesday. City News Service says the […]
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Man hospitalized after being wedged beneath elevator at UCLA

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:41
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized after getting wedged beneath an elevator at the University of California, Los Angeles. City Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says the victim somehow became stuck in the elevator shaft between the ground floor and a basement floor late Tuesday. City News Service says the […]
Categories: Sports Center

Man hospitalized after being wedged beneath elevator at UCLA

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:41
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized after getting wedged beneath an elevator at the University of California, Los Angeles. City Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says the victim somehow became stuck in the elevator shaft between the ground floor and a basement floor late Tuesday. City News Service says the […]