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Tennessee man convicted in road-rage shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:20
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Tennessee man of attempted manslaughter and other charges after he shot one motorcyclist and backed his SUV into another.

Virginia woman claims call to Verizon gave her heart attack

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 21:05
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has sued Verizon Wireless for $2.35 million claiming the company caused her to have a heart attack during a customer service call.

Former RI police chief seeking to have conviction overturned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 20:59
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Rhode Island police chief is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn his 2012 larceny conviction in the theft of $714 from a stripper.

TroubleShooters: Resolving Comcast customer billing issues

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 20:59

 Resolving Comcast customer billing issuesThe Action News Troubleshooters have gotten more complaints about Comcast than any other company. Now the cable giant claims to be re-inventing their customer experience - something many say is long overdue.


Brown lawns loom this summer in California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 20:54

 coaxing reluctant residents to let their lawns immediately die and start taking three-minute showers. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun.


Tornadoes, flash floods upend the Oklahoma City area

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 19:25

Neighbors of Craig Foraker check out his property after a tornado devastated the area near Bentley, Kan., Wednesday May 6, 2015. A swath of the Great Plains is under a tornado watch Wednesday, including parts of North Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities are investigating the damage left behind by spring storms carrying more than a dozen suspected tornadoes that swept across the southern Plains, bringing floods, forcing the evacuation of an international airport and destroying homes near Oklahoma City.


Long Island town denies circus permit, cites cleanup cost

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 19:21
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The circus apparently wasn't all fun and games the last time it was in one Long Island town.

More than 30 lawsuits filed over Connecticut rail accident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 19:13
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 30 lawsuits have been filed against Metro-North Railroad over the May 2013 derailment in Bridgeport, Connecticut, than left more than 70 people injured when two commuter trains going in opposite directions collided.

California city plans $16 minimum wage by 2019, highest in the U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 18:54

David Coulombe, who works as a consumables sales floor associate at Walmart, participates in a march and rally for $15 minimum wage in BostonEmmeryville, a small city in the San Francisco Bay Area, has given initial approval to the nation's highest minimum wage by setting baseline pay at $16 an hour in 2019, with gradual increases leading up to that level. The 5-0 vote on Tuesday by the city council in Emmeryville, a community of about 10,000 residents, follows moves by several major U.S. cities to sharply raise their minimum wages. The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since 2009. It would take effect on July 1, when the minimum wage would rise to $14.44 an hour for businesses with at least 55 workers and $12.25 for smaller companies, city documents show.


Police officer, several people injured in crash in SW Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 18:35

Police officer, several people injured in crash in SW PhiladelphiaOfficials say a sedan slammed into the side of a Philadelphia Police SUV and injured several people, including a police officer.


Missouri man arrested in slaying of student selling car through Craigslist

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 18:33
(Reuters) - A Missouri man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting dead an Illinois college student looking to sell his car to the suspect during a meeting arranged through online classified website Craigslist, police said. Michael Gordon, a 24-year-old St. Louis resident, was arrested on Tuesday and was being held in a county jail on $1 million bond, Florissant Police Department spokesman Tim Fagen told a news conference late on Wednesday. The body of Taylor Clark, a civil engineering student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, according to his Twitter page, was found at the truck driver training center where Gordon worked. "The victim and the suspect did connect through Craigslist after the victim listed a vehicle for sale," Fagen told reporters.

$10K reward in shooting of West Philadelphia girl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 18:24

$10K reward in shooting of West Philadelphia girlA $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the shooting of an 8-year-old girl, who may have been the victim of road rage.


Teen in handcuffs escapes custody in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 18:19

Teen in handcuffs escapes custody in Southwest PhiladelphiaA teen wanted for three armed robberies escaped from custody while still wearing his handcuffs in Southwest Philadelphia.


Video shows dramatic rollover crash in Tacony; driver hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 17:39

Video shows dramatic rollover crash in Northeast Philadelphia; passenger fleesA motorist is hospitalized after a dramatic rollover crash caught on camera in Philadelphia's Tacony section.


Driver injured in rollover crash in tacony, 3 vehicles struck

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 17:27

Video shows dramatic rollover crash in Tacony; driver hospitalizedSurveillance video shows a driver that was injured after his vehicle crashed, struck three parked vehicles before rolling over in Philadelphia's Tacony section.


Tornadoes destroy homes, injure at least 12 in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 17:23

Tornadoes destroy homes, injure at least 12 in OklahomaAuthorities are set to survey the damage left behind after tornadoes swept across the southern Plains, overturning cars and destroying dozens of homes near Oklahoma City.


States watching Medicaid standoff between Florida, Obama

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 17:16
MIAMI (AP) — The Obama administration rebuffed Florida's Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat the uninsured, increasing the pressure on states that have refused to expand coverage for low-income people under the president's health care law.

Oklahoma officials say tigers escaped from exotic park after tornado strike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 16:57
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma emergency officials said tigers and other animals have escaped from an exotic park in the city of Tuttle after a tornado struck the area on Wednesday, and warned residents to stay indoors until the animals were contained. The animals escaped as a series of tornadoes, including a major twister, touched down southwest of Oklahoma City as a storm system brought severe weather to several Great Plains states. (Reporting by Heide Brandes in Oklahoma City; Writing by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Dan Whitcomb)

Police officer, several people injured in crash in SW Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 16:51

Police officer, several people injured in crash in SW PhiladelphiaOfficials say a sedan slammed into the side of a Philadelphia Police SUV and injured several people, including a police officer.


Honolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 16:26

An open sign hangs outside Orchid Relaxation in Honolulu, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The massage parlor was one of several local businesses that were targeted in a police prostitution sting over the weekend. Officers used an unusual tactic charging the women with sexual abuse, a more serious crime, according to legal experts and advocates for prostitutes. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)HONOLULU (AP) — About a dozen women arrested over the weekend in a Honolulu prostitution sting at massage parlors won't be charged with prostitution. Instead, they face the more severe charge of sex assault.