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Reward of $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUV

Yahoo! National News - 31 min 4 sec ago

Reward of $110,000 after 3 kids killed by carjacked SUVOfficials say the reward of $110,000 has been extended until Monday 12:00 noon for any information on the suspects involved.


Arizona execution renews debate over methods

Yahoo! National News - 32 min 42 sec ago

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz. The prolonged execution this week of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combination highlights the patchwork approach states have been forced to take with lethal injection drugs, with the types, combinations and dosages varying widely. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

Yahoo! National News - 37 min 26 sec ago

A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said. (AP Photo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.


DA: 2 more guns found at hospital shooter's home

Yahoo! National News - 39 min 43 sec ago

 2 more guns found at hospital shooter's homeAuthorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.


Gifts, favors listed in former governor's case

Yahoo! National News - 42 min 52 sec ago
A look at the gifts and loans former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, received from businessman Jonnie Williams, and some of the favors they did for him and his company dietary supplement company, according to court papers:

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

Yahoo! National News - 45 min 56 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.

FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

Yahoo! National News - 51 min 13 sec ago

FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, a temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors who have entered the country illegally is seen at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio. U.S. Federal authorities are investigating how private information about unaccompanied child migrants being held at two U.S. military bases got into the hands of scammers, who have used the knowledge to steal money from the children’s relatives. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)HOUSTON (AP) — Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said.


Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 34 min ago
DENVER (AP) — Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

Custody death to mar NYC mayor's return from Italy

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 44 min ago

FILE - In a Sunday, July 20, 2014 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, waves next to Rome's Mayor Ignazio Marino, left, as he is accompanied by his family, from right, son Dante, daughter Chiara, and wife Chirlane McCray, at Rome's Campidoglio, Capitol Hill, overlooking the Roman Forum and Colosseum. De Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy. But the city he is returning to Sunday is still roiled by the death of a suspect in police custody after he was put in an apparent chokehold. The videotaped scuffle threatens to reignite distrust of the New York Police Department in minority communities, a long-standing problem that de Blasio has vowed to improve. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)ROME (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy, complete with cheering crowds, paparazzi and, yes, even proof Italians do eat pizza with a knife and fork.


DA: 2 more guns found at hospital shooter's home

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 50 min ago

A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said. (AP Photo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.


Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 56 min ago

In this Nov. 19, 2013 photo, Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters poses for a photograph at the Steinbrener Band Center in Ohio Stadium before practice, in Columbus Ohio. OSU on Thursday, July 24, 2014 fired Waters amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Eamon Queeney)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.


Widow of NYC man who died in police custody says he was not violent

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 57 min ago

Esaw Garner is shown during the funeral for her husband Eric Garner at Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn New YorkBy Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - The family of a man who died after being put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer remembered him on Saturday as being peaceful but constantly harassed by law enforcement. Eric Garner, 43, died on July 17 after being tackled by police, who said he was resisting arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes in front of a beauty parlor on Staten Island. "My husband was not a violent man," his widow, Esaw Garner, said at a meeting held by Rev. Al Sharpton's civil rights group, the National Action Network. The widow wore a shirt emblazoned with the silhouette of her husband and the words, "This Stops Today," mirroring what Eric Garner said to police before they tackled him to the ground.


Gary, Indiana, to knock down eyesore high-rise hotel

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 34 min ago

A warning sign is seen on a walkway leading to abandoned Sheraton hotel in downtown Gary, IndianaBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The demolition of the tallest, ugliest building in Gary, Indiana - an abandoned 14-story hotel which has been a prominent symbol of decay in this troubled steel town - will begin on Saturday. The concrete structure right next to City Hall has been empty for two decades - so long that trees sprout from the roof. Demolition will start with the removal of a pedestrian bridge, city officials said. Opened in 1971 as a Holiday Inn, it closed a few years later.


Pool, phones, yoga: world intrudes on Amish now home in Ohio after prison

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 36 min ago

Laundry hangs between the homes of Kathryn and Raymond Miller and Nancy and Freeman Burkholder in BergholzBy Kim Palmer BERGHOLZ Ohio (Reuters) - Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a taste for Mountain Dew soda, got his GED, and wonders if he should get a pool table after learning to play in prison. His wife, Kathryn, who had never ridden a public bus before boarding one last year to go to prison for forcibly cutting the hair of her relatives, was introduced to yoga and step classes while behind bars. The Amish shun modern technology and regard beards for adult men and uncut hair for married women as sacred. Unless, like Raymond Miller, 29, you are on probation and must make daily phone calls to a probation officer and wear an electronic ankle monitor while harvesting hay.


Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 38 min ago

Surik Mehrabyan, a physicist from Armenia, spades soil to make a raised bed for growing potatoes on his quarter-acre plot at the Groundswell Center incubator farm in Ithaca, N.Y., on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The farm is one of dozens that are springing up around the country to give a head-start to career-changers and others who want to get into farming. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming.


Police investigate explosion inside RV in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 39 min ago

Police investigate explosion inside RV in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating an explosion that happened inside a moving RV in Northeast Philadelphia Saturday.


Key dates in ex-Virginia governor corruption case

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 46 min ago
A look at some of the key events in the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. McDonnell served as governor from January 2010 to January 2014.

Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 50 min ago

Investigators gather at the scene of a fatal accident in North Philadelphia, Friday July 25, 2014. Two children were killed and three people critically injured when a hijacked car lost control and hit a group of people near a fruit stand, according to police. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.


Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 7 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday.

Official: Israel leans toward extending Gaza truce

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 19 min ago

 Israel leans toward extending Gaza truceAn Israeli government official says Israel is "leaning toward" extending a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by at least four hours.