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Man sentenced for transporting 4 stolen NC Wyeth paintings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:09
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man who transported four stolen N.C. Wyeth paintings worth more than $1 million from Maine to California has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

Police: Birthday cake beating followed week of handcuffing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:09

This Feb. 13, 2015 photo provided by Daniel Fletcher shows Jack Garcia in Goleta, Calif. Police arrested Oriana Garcia, 26, and Jacob Barajas, 23, on Monday, July 13, and charged them with second-degree murder in Jack Garcia's death. He died July 5, from injuries police say were inflicted as punishment for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission. (Daniel Fletcher via AP).HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing birthday cake had been handcuffed for up to three hours a day for a week before the deadly assault, according to court records released Tuesday in Maryland.


Police release video of plane landing on NJ highway

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:03

Police release video of plane landing on NJ highwayPolice have released video showing the moment a small plane landed on a highway in Ocean County, New Jersey over the weekend.


US judge narrows Michael Brown family suit against Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:02
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has narrowed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown Jr. against Ferguson, its former police chief and the white ex-police officer who fatally shot the unarmed, black 18-year-old.

Laibach to play in N Korea 'first'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:01
Controversial Slovenian group Laibach are to be the first foreign contemporary band to play in North Korea, director Morten Traavik tells the BBC.
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ArtsBeat: Getty Center to Recreate the Cave Temples of Dunhuang

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 06:00
Copies of art will be on display and the Getty is also planning to borrow drawings, textiles and other artifacts that Europeans bought or were given at the caves.









Prominent Texas businessman Bass invests in Blue Bell

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:55

FILE - In this April 10, 2015 file photo, Blue Bell delivery trucks are parked at the creamery's location in Kansas City, Kansas. Blue Bell Creameries announced on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, that an investment by prominent Texas businessman Sid Bass will "ensure" the return of its ice cream products to the market. Blue Bell released a statement Tuesday announcing Bass has become a partner. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — An investment by a prominent Texas businessman will ensure the return of Blue Bell ice cream to the market after listeria contamination prompted a shutdown in manufacturing, the company said Tuesday.


Planned Parenthood slams secret video as false portrayal of fetus tissue program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:55

The Planned Parenthood logo is pictured outside a clinic in Boston(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood said on Tuesday a secretly recorded video that surfaced on the Internet falsely portrayed the reproductive health group's participation in the sale of tissue and body parts from aborted fetuses. The non-profit organization said the video had been heavily edited and recorded by a group that was established to damage its reputation. It said in a statement the video "falsely portrays Planned Parenthood's participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research." The video, which has gotten widespread exposure on the Internet, was produced by the California-based Center for Medical Progress, a self-described organization of citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances.


Convicted monsignor moved from jail that pope plans to visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:53

Convicted monsignor moved from jail that pope plans to visitA former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse complaints is no longer housed at a Philadelphia jail that Pope Francis plans to visit.


Man shot in the head behind West Oak Lane apartment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:52

Man shot in the head behind West Oak Lane apartmentPhiladelphia police are investigating an early morning murder in the city's West Oak Lane section.


Hastert attorney: Misconduct claims 'gorilla' in the room

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:49

FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago after his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, a pre-trial status hearing is scheduled for Hastert in his federal hush-money case. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations of past sexual misconduct by former U.S. Speaker Dennis Hastert present a quandary for the defense in the high-profile hush-money case, an attorney told a federal judge Tuesday, saying the claims are "an 800-pound gorilla" in the room.


Ex-Uber driver in Boston linked to cold-case sex crimes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:47
A former driver for ride-sharing company Uber who has been accused of kidnapping and raping a female passenger in December has been charged with a series of other sexual assaults around Boston, authorities said on Tuesday. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley told a news conference that a DNA sample had linked the driver, Alejandro Done, 46, to at least five unsolved sexual assault incidents dating back to 2006.

Multi-vehicle accident near Boathouse Row

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:46

Multi-vehicle accident near Boathouse RowPhiladelphia police are investigating a multi-vehicle accident on Kelly Drive near Boathouse Row.


Officials: Connecticut is most expensive place to die in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:46

FILE - In this June 15, 2010 file photo, grave markers poke through an overgrown area of an abandoned cemetery in Montville, Conn. Connecticut is now the most expensive place to die in the U.S. — at least for the wealthy —after the new budget took effect on July 1, 2015, that eliminated a cap on probate fees, cut state funding to probate courts and doubled the fee on estates worth more than $2 million. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Celebrities and business tycoons with multimillion-dollar estates in Connecticut are getting some unwelcome news: Their state has become the most expensive place to die in the U.S. because of hefty new fees for settling estates, according to state officials.


It's official: US Rep. Alan Grayson was never married

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:45
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's official. U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's 25-year marriage never happened.

Pasco officials battle arson fires

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:41
Officials in Pasco are investigating more than a dozen blazes that were intentionally set around the city in recent weeks.
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Pasco officials battle arson fires

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:41
Officials in Pasco are investigating more than a dozen blazes that were intentionally set around the city in recent weeks.
Categories: Sports Center

Pasco officials battle arson fires

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:41
Officials in Pasco are investigating more than a dozen blazes that were intentionally set around the city in recent weeks.

VIDEO: Riding rapids on 'Tube to Work Day'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:39
Dozens of commuters in Colorado took an alternative route to the office on Tuesday, floating down the Boulder river to their places of work.
Categories: BBC World News

Two teens killed, four hurt in head-on Washington state car crash - Yahoo News

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:39

Two teens killed, four hurt in head-on Washington state car crash
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(Reuters) - Two teens were killed and four others injured when the sport utility vehicle they were riding in collided head-on with a minivan on a Washington state highway in a late-night crash likely triggered by alcohol, police said on Tuesday. The ...

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