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Thief steals 86 bras from Victoria's Secret at Oxford Valley Mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 02:12

Thief steals 86 bras from Victoria's Secret at Oxford Valley MallAuthorities in Middletown Township, Bucks County are looking for a thief who swiped dozens of bras from a high-end retailer.


3 injured in Rt. 322 crash in Gloucester Co.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 02:09

3 injured in Rt. 322 crash in Gloucester Co.Police are investigating a crash that injured three people in Logan Township, New Jersey.


Texas man arrested for luring college students into prostitution

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 01:45
Police in San Antonio have arrested what they describe as a "smooth talking man" who preyed on college women who were financially vulnerable, convincing dozens of them to be part of his prostitution business, officials said on Tuesday. Steven Sumlin, 38, was arrested at his home in San Antonio on Monday and charged with felony aggravated promotion of prostitution, police said. Sumlin is suspected of going to college campuses in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas and telling women they could make hundreds or thousands of dollars doing unspecified jobs in his business, according to San Antonio Police Officer Douglas Greene, a spokesman.

Texas launches jail safety study weeks after woman's death in custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 01:44

Texas state Republican Senator Patrick speaks as state Democratic Senator Whitmire listens during a meeting of the state Senate in Austin, TexasTexas will conduct a study on jail safety with the goal of preventing suicide in custody, officials said on Tuesday, weeks after the death of a black woman in a county jail renewed questions about racial bias in U.S. policing. The announcement by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick comes a day after five special prosecutors were appointed to look into the death of Sandra Bland, 28. Patrick, a Republican, told a news conference he had asked a Texas Senate committee to conduct the study.


North Carolina officer's manslaughter trial goes to jury

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 01:43

Georgia Ferrell, mother of Jonathan Ferrell, the former FAMU football player who was shot and killed in September 2013, arrives at a news conference in CharlotteThe trial of a North Carolina police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in 2013 went to a jury Tuesday afternoon. Jurors, who began hearing testimony Aug. 3, will have to decide whether Randall Kerrick was justified in using lethal force against 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell in the early hours of Sept. 14, 2013. Kerrick, 29, was charged with voluntary manslaughter and placed on unpaid leave from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department the same day as the shooting.


Man pleads not guilty to charges of decapitating wife, dogs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 01:34
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he decapitated his wife and two dogs three weeks ago in an attack in which he also mutilated himself.

Rosie O'Donnell's teen daughter, Chelsea, reported missing in Rockland County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 01:33

Rosie O'Donnell's teen daughter, Chelsea, reported missing in Rockland CountyRosie O'Donnell's teenage daughter has been reported missing.


US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 01:32

FILE - In this June 15, 2005 photo, methane gas burns off a stack near the Washington Electric Cooperative power plant in Coventry, Vt. The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change.


Gunfire erupts near day care facility in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 01:22

Gunfire erupts near day care facility in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting outside a day care facility in Southwest Philadelphia.


Police: Daughter fatally stabs 79-year-old mom in NY home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 01:03
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman stabbed her 79-year-old mother to death with a kitchen knife after the two argued over the daughter's ongoing medical problems, police said Tuesday.

High-tech cars bring Detroit, Silicon Valley face to face

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:55

In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, technical director Dragos Maciuca poses while sitting in a driving simulator in the immersion lab of the Ford Motor Company Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, Calif. Maciuca left Apple this year to become the technical director of Ford’s Silicon Valley lab. Maciuca, an engineer who worked for BMW and Nissan in the late 1990s, says auto companies got little respect in Silicon Valley until a few years ago. But that changed after automakers moved in and started helping tech firms understand how to incorporate their apps and software into cars. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)PALO ALTO, California (AP) — The office has all the trappings of a high-tech startup. There's a giant beanbag in the foyer and erasable, white board walls for brainstorming. Someone's pet dog lounges happily on the sunny balcony.


AccuWeather: One More Day in the 90s

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:54

 One More Day in the 90sMeteorologist David Murphy says drenching showers and thunderstorms are possible later in the week.


Clinton parts with Obama administration on Arctic drilling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:51

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding dinner in Clear LakeDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday staked out her opposition to Arctic oil exploration, putting her at odds with the Obama administration one day after it approved drilling off Alaska. "The Arctic is a unique treasure," Clinton said in a Twitter post. "Given what we know, it's not worth the risk of drilling." On Monday, the Obama administration gave Royal Dutch Shell PLC final approval to resume drilling into the oil zone off northern Alaska for the first time since 2012.


NJ police have identified the name on the mysterious gravestone found at a bus terminal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:43

NJ police have identified the name on the mysterious gravestone found at a bus terminalThe 14-inch-by-8-inch grave marker has the name "Max Ferreira" carved into it and is dated from June 16, 1990 to Sept. 29, 1998.


Zimmerman to sell Confederate flag painting to help 'Muslim-free' gunshop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:36

George Zimmerman listens to judge during a first-appearance hearing in Sanford, FloridaGeorge Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, is raffling off a painting he made of a Confederate flag to raise money for a Florida gunshop owner who declared his store a Muslim-free zone. Zimmerman, who gained notoriety during his trial for killing Trayvon Martin in 2012, is selling the painting on a website for the Tampa-area store, Florida Gun Supply, owned by Andrew Hallinan. Last year Zimmerman sold a painting depicting the American flag on eBay for more than $100,000.


Boy, 10, shot in the head in Wilmington in critical condition, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:34

Boy, 10, shot in the head in Wilmington in critical condition, police sayPolice say a 10-year-old boy shot in the head in Wilmington, Delaware early Tuesday remains hospitalized in critical condition.


Congressman Chaka Fattah arrives in court in racketeering case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:33

Congressman Chaka Fattah arrives in court in racketeering casePennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah arrived at a Philadelphia court complex for processing ahead of his first court appearance in a federal racketeering case.


Former police officer charged after explosion at federal lab

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former federal police officer was charged with trying to make methamphetamine in a federal laboratory that exploded last month, injuring the ex-officer.

Approval of Arctic drilling comes just before Obama's visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:21

FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, with the Olympic Mountains in the background, a small boat crosses in front of the Transocean Polar Pioneer, a semi-submersible drilling unit that Royal Dutch Shell leases from Transocean Ltd., as it arrives in Port Angeles, Wash., aboard a transport ship after traveling across the Pacific before its eventual Arctic destination. The U.S. government on Monday gave Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades. (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP, File) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say.


California water prices set to rise next year: Fitch

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:18

A dry canal is seen running off the Colorado River Aqueduct, in Hayfield LakeBy Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Residents of drought-ravaged California can expect to pay more for water next year as utilities pass on the cost of mandatory conservation measures to customers, a survey released by rating agency Fitch on Tuesday said. Seventy-eight percent of the 46 retail water utilities polled said rate increases would either begin next year or have already begun. The median increase in 2016 will be about 5 percent, although the largest increase will be 31 percent, Fitch said.