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Dozens arrested in Delaware drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:50

Dozens arrested in Delaware drug bustAuthorities in Delaware have arrested 35 people in a massive bust targeting violent criminals and drug traffickers in Kent and Sussex County.


FDA clears drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. But it will come at a steep price — more than $250,000 for a year's treatment.

Body of 17-year-old swimmer recovered from Monroe Township lake

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:48

Body of 17-year-old swimmer recovered from Monroe Township lakeRescue crews have recovered the body of a teenager who drowned in Monroe Township, Gloucester County.


$18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:47

FILE - In this April 21, 2010, file photo, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice, La. BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday, July 2, 2015, that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant’s oil spill in 2010. The settlement involves Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion.


Police quickly nab bank robbery suspect in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:44

Police quickly nab bank robbery suspect in WilmingtonA suspect who robbed a bank in Wilmington and fled was apprehended thanks to some quick police work.


Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:42

President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, in La Crosse, Wis., Thursday, July 2, 2015, about the economy and to promote a proposed Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in the state where the GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field.


Expert says "hit list" was written by Delaware court gunman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:41
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A supposed "hit list" and two homemade death certificates found after a shooting at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 were written by the gunman whose widow and children are being tried on federal conspiracy and cyberstalking charges, a defense handwriting expert testified Thursday.

Plane diverts to Ohio airport after alleged threats by flier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:39
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a plane headed from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., was diverted to central Ohio after a pilot reported a disruptive passenger made threatening statements.

The Latest: Prison escapee stole booze from camp, agent says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:37
MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other (all times local):

Pricey NYC restaurant settles wage violation complaint

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:36
NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's most expensive restaurants agreed to settle a complaint that it added a 20 percent charge for banquets and did not pass the money on to its waiters, officials said Thursday.

Judge awards $134M in suit over death, injury of soldiers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:34

FILE - This May 7, 2015, file photo, shows former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr speaking to media outside his lawyer Dennis Edney's home in Edmonton, Alberta. A federal judge in Utah has awarded a $134.2 million default judgment in a lawsuit filed on behalf of two American soldiers against Khadr, a Canadian man who pleaded guilty to committing war crimes when he was 15. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has awarded $134.2 million to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in a lawsuit filed against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty in a grenade attack involving the two soldiers when he was 15.


Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:27

Unidentified members of the U.S. Navy wait outside the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015. A lockdown was underway Thursday morning across the Washington Navy Yard campus after reports of shots fired, but a senior law enforcement official said those reports had not been confirmed. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday when someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago.


Woman, police officer injured in separate shootings in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:22

Woman, police officer injured in separate shootings in Camden, N.J.A police officer was hospitalized and a 29-year-old woman critically injured in separate shootings overnight in Camden.


Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe granted federal recognition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:15
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Department of Interior granted federal recognition to a Virginia Indian tribe for the first time on Thursday, more than 400 years after the first permanent English settlers encountered those Indians.

Tornado tosses mobile home 60 feet, injuring Montana man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:12

This Wednesday, July 1, 2015 photo provided by the National Weather Service shows damage to a storage shed after a storm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Sidney, Mont. A supercell thunderstorm that moved through eastern Montana spawned the tornado responsible for the damage. (National Weather Service via AP)SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — A tornado picked up a single-wide trailer in eastern Montana and threw it onto a storage shed about 60 feet away, injuring a 79-year-old man and his dog.


Wrongly imprisoned brothers sues detectives, Cleveland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:12

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Wiley Bridgeman, left, of Cleveland, embraces his brother Ronnie, now known as Kwame Ajamu, as they walk from the Justice Center in Cleveland following Bridgeman's release from a life sentence for a 1975 murder. The two brothers, who were exonerated after spending decades in prison for a 1975 slaying, have sued the city of Cleveland and the detectives who investigated the case. The federal lawsuit suit, filed Thursday, July 2, 2015, names three Cleveland police detectives and a sergeant and the estates of a sergeant and three other detectives who have since died. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — Police detectives threatened a 12-year-old witness to make him offer false testimony in a murder case and fabricated statements by him, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday by two brothers who spent decades in prison for a crime they didn't commit.


Wolf vetoes bills on liquor privatization, school funding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:04

Wolf vetoes bills on liquor privatization, school fundingGov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-backed bill to privatize the state-controlled sales of wine and liquor on Thursday as well as two budget-related bills, two days after he rejected the main budget bill.


Las Vegas-area couple plead not guilty in child death case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 03:59

FILE - This undated photo released by the North Las Vegas Police Department shows Jondrew Lachaux. Lachaux and Kellie Phillips are accused of abandoning a pregnant 17-year-old girl to care for their sickly 3-year-old son, who died in a Las Vegas-area home, have pleaded not guilty to murder and multiple child abuse charges. A state court judge on Thursday, July 2, 2015 scheduled trial April 25 for Lachaux on 22 felony charges, and Phillips on six charges. (AP Photo/North Las Vegas Police Department,File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man and woman accused of leaving a pregnant 17-year-old girl to care for their sickly 3-year-old daughter months before the child was found dead in a Las Vegas-area home pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and child abuse charges.


Suspect in DC mansion slayings fires his defense attorneys

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 03:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper inside a Washington mansion fired his defense attorneys on Thursday and will once again be represented by public defenders.

Man charged in Washington mansion murder of four fires lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 03:55

Murder suspect Wint is pictured in police booking photographThe man accused of killing a wealthy Washington businessman and his family and torching their mansion ditched his lawyer on Thursday in favor of the public defenders first assigned to him. Daron Wint, 34, of Lanham, Maryland, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the May deaths of businessman Savvas Savopoulos and his wife, son and housekeeper. During a preliminary hearing in District of Columbia Superior Court, Wint replaced his attorney, Sean Hanover, in favor of the public defenders initially appointed to represent him, Natalie Lawson and Arthur Ago.