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Florida man who killed grandchildren, daughter, self has NJ ties

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:40

Florida man who killed grandchildren, daughter, self has NJ tiesAction News has learned the Florida man who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself has ties to our area.


Police check car, apartment in search for missing Virginia student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:39

Charlottesville Police Dept. missing persons poster of Hannah Graham a University of Virginia student missing since the weekendBy John Clarke (Reuters) - Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student searched a car and apartment on Friday in a major break in the case, a police spokeswoman said. Acting on several tips about missing student Hannah Graham, 18, police in Charlottesville, Virginia, executed search warrants on the apartment and car in what the spokeswoman called a "major break." Graham, a sophomore from Alexandria, Virginia, was last seen early on Saturday after leaving an off-campus party in downtown Charlottesville. ...


DA dismisses most remaining protest arrests in NC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:28
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year.

UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Board of Regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of chancellors in the system by as much as 20 percent, part of an effort regents say is aimed at bringing the salaries in line with their counterparts.

Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:23

This Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 photo shows the exterior of the Lalo Delgado school campus in Denver. Four students were injured, one seriously, when a teacher was pouring methanol onto a table top and igniting it during a chemistry class demonstration last Monday. Educators and investigators say some teachers lack the training required by law and don't know about standard safety measures that can dramatically lower the inherent dangers of hands-on experiments they say are vital to science education. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.


University of California votes not to divest from fossil fuels

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:17
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The University of California voted on Friday to maintain its investments in fossil fuels, frustrating a student-led effort to divest its portfolio in oil, natural gas and coal. UC is among the major college endowments have been reluctant to shake up their portfolios by pulling out of fossil fuels after Stanford University, one of the most prestigious and wealthiest in America, took that step in May. ...

Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:16

File - This June 20, 2014 file photo is the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. The privately funded monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in a ruling that attorneys who filed the lawsuit in question vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday in a ruling that attorneys who filed the lawsuit vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court.


Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:16

In this combination of 2014 file photos are Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, left, and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, at campaign events in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/AP, Scott Bauer and The Journal Times, Scott Anderson)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she cut ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.


Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:16
CINCINNATI (AP) — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.

Utah doctor sentenced to 15 years to life for wife’s 2007 murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:11
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah judge sentenced a former doctor to 15 years to life in prison on Friday for murdering his wife by drugging her with a powerful cocktail of painkillers and holding her head underwater in a bathtub until she drowned, court records show. Michele MacNeill, 50, was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Utah home, 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, by her 6-year-old daughter in 2007, about a week after undergoing plastic surgery. ...

PHOTOS: 19 arrested in central Pa. drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 02:10

 19 arrested in central Pa. drug bustThe Pennsylvania Attorney General's office said 19 people have been charged for their alleged connection to a drug ring.


Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:53

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo's latest windfall will be delivered with Alibaba’s record-setting IPO Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, which is expected raise more than $24 billion for the e-commerce company and its early backers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.


Quality assurance manager at plant linked to salmonella outbreak guilty of obstruction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:50
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Quality assurance manager at plant linked to salmonella outbreak guilty of obstruction .

Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:39

FILE - In this April 2014 file photo, Actor Jon Hamm, of television's "Mad Men," is shown at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, at the Javits Convention Center in New York. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign Friday at a White House event. The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" to help fight campus sexual assault. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.


Judge concerned over U.S. embassy bombing case guilty plea

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:32

Terror suspects Khalid al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary are seen in this courtroom sketch during a court appearance in Manhattan Federal Court in New YorkBy Joseph Ax and Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Egyptian man pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to charges stemming from the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Wiping tears from his eyes and frequently shaking his head, Adel Abdul Bary, 54, pleaded guilty to three counts, including threatening to kill, injure or destroy property by means of an explosive and conspiring to murder U.S. citizens abroad. However, U.S. ...


Correction: Newlyweds-Craigslist Killing story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:22

Miranda Barbour is led into court by sheriff deputies in Sunbury PennsylvaniaSUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — In a Sept. 18 story about the sentencing of a couple who lured a stranger to his death with a Craigslist ad, The Associated Press erroneously reported how The Daily Item newspaper interviewed one of the defendants. It was conducted in person, not by telephone. The story also incorrectly reported when an earlier interview by the newspaper with the same defendant took place. It was in February, not April.


Judge says jury has reached a verdict in salmonella trial of Georgia peanut plant owner

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:09
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Judge says jury has reached a verdict in salmonella trial of Georgia peanut plant owner .

Crews hope break in weather will aid fight against California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:08

A piece of burnt metal is seen at the King Fire in Fresh Pond northeast of SacramentoBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews hoped to take advantage of improved weather conditions on Friday to stop a raging Northern California wildfire before it claims 12,000 homes in the path of the flames that have already charred nearly 120 square miles of drought-parched forest land. Some 4,400 firefighters have been deployed against the so-called King Fire, which officials say is the most dangerous of 11 major wildfires raging across California, but they had cut containment lines around just 10 percent of the flames burning through heavy timber and steep terrain as of Friday ...


Woman, 19, critically injured in Delaware crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:02

Woman, 19, critically injured in Delaware crashA 19-year-old woman is hospitalized in critical condition after a crash in Bear.


NJ teacher had sex with 3 teenage boys at school, prosecutor says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 01:00

NJ teacher had sex with 3 teenage boys at school, prosecutor saysAuthorities say a northern New Jersey high school teacher has been charged with having sex with three 15-year-old male students.