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Raghu Yandamuri takes the witness stand in his own defense

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:39

Raghu Yandamuri takes the witness stand in his own defenseA suburban Philadelphia man on trial in the slayings of a baby and her grandmother who were killed in what authorities have called a botched kidnapping plot says he confessed because police threatened him and his wife.


Cleveland serial killer of 11 seeks new trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:36

In this Sept. 12, 2011 photo, Anthony Sowell sits in court in Cleveland during a pre-trial hearing. The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by attorneys for Sowell that he deserves a new trial because a hearing about the suppression of evidence was closed to the public. The 55-year-old received the death penalty in 2011 for killing 11 women whose remains were found in and around his home. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home deserves a new trial because a judge wrongly closed a portion of jury selection and a hearing where attorneys argued about his police interrogation, the serial killer's lawyers told the Ohio Supreme Court.


NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:04
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA has asked a federal judge to declare unconstitutional a state law that requires Penn State's $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal be kept within Pennsylvania.

Correction: Tuberculosis Exposure-Texas story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:55
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In a story Oct. 1 about a Texas hospital linked to a tuberculosis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a sick nursing assistant continued to work after her private doctor diagnosed her with the active form of the disease. She stopped working after her Aug. 15 shift and was not diagnosed by her doctor until Aug. 21.

Ohio man pleads guilty to assault of burned baby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:44
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of burning his girlfriend's 5-month-old son so badly that part of the child's left leg had to be amputated has pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge in central Ohio.

Cyprus president suspends peace talks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:42
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president on Tuesday suspended talks on reunifying the ethnically divided island in response to Turkish plans to search for oil and gas in waters where the Cypriot government has already licensed companies to drill.

NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:41

NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossedThe NCAA is going on the legal offensive, asking a federal judge to declare unconstitutional a state law that requires Penn State's $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal be kept within Pennsylvania.


Health law waivers: Too complicated to claim?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:38

 millions of Americans who didn’t get health insurance this year now risk fines from the Internal Revenue Service. But it turns out that half or more of them may be eligible for waivers. At least on paper. Community groups and tax preparation companies say the process for claiming exemptions looks really convoluted.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.


Police: 4-year-old took heroin to day care

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:34

This undated photo provided by the Delaware State Police shows Ashley Tull. Tull of Selbyville, Del., has been charged with child endangerment and maintaining a drug property. She was arraigned Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, and released on $6,000 bond. She did not immediately return a call left at a home listing Tuesday. Police say Tull's 4-year-old daughter unknowingly brought hundreds of packets of heroin to her day care center when she switched backpacks. Police say the backpack contained nearly 250 packets of heroin, all labeled "Slam." (AP Photo/Delaware State Police)SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl mistakenly took hundreds of packets of heroin to her day care center and began passing it out to classmates, thinking it was candy, Delaware State Police said Tuesday.


Friend of accused Boston bomber changed story on dorm visit: agent

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:29

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber initially denied visiting the suspect's dorm room three days after the deadly blasts but changed his story while being questioned by the FBI, an agent who interrogated him testified on Tuesday. U.S. prosecutors contend that 21-year-old Robel Phillipos of Cambridge, Massachusetts, lied about accompanying two other men to the suspect's college dorm room and removing a backpack containing fireworks three days after the April 15, 2013, attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260. ...


Person of interest in custody after Widener University threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:26

Widener University freshman in custody after threatA police source tells Action News that a person of interest is in custody after a threat against Widener University was posted to social media.


Video journalist getting experimental Ebola drug

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:20
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The American video journalist being treated for Ebola in Nebraska is receiving the same experimental drug being used to treat a patient in Dallas.

Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:19
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users.

Ebola patient in Dallas on dialysis, remains in critical condition: hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:15
DALLAS (Reuters) - The patient being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital remains in critical condition, is on a ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis, the hospital said on Tuesday. "His liver function, which declined over the weekend, has improved, but doctors caution that this could vary in coming days," Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said of the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Widener University sends alert after threat posted to social media

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:10

Widener University freshman in custody after threatWidener University is warning students after an anonymous threat was posted on a social media site.


95 percent off? Revel discount is such a deal!

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:09
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Toronto-based asset management firm won a bankruptcy auction for the former Revel Casino Hotel by bidding 5 cents on the dollar for Atlantic City's newest casino.

House GOP all in for NY Jewish Republican

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:07

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., walks to a national security briefing on the situation in Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are throwing everything at Bishop in a GOP-leaning New York district at the east end of Long Island, including big-name surrogates, millions in attack ads and a determined effort to make the House race about national issues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Can a conservative Jewish Republican find political happiness on New York's Long Island?


Brookfield gets court OK to buy Atlantic City's Revel casino

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:04
By Tom Hals (Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management got court approval to buy Atlantic City, New Jersey's shuttered Revel Casino Hotel for $110 million in cash on Tuesday after a judge rejected complaints the auction for the bankrupt complex was tainted. "I have heard evidence to satisfy me that the sale to Brookfield should be confirmed," said U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Gloria Burns at the hearing in Camden, New Jersey. The Canadian investment firm's Brookfield Property Partners picked up the 1,400-room beachfront hotel and casino for a fraction of the $2. ...

AccuWeather: Rain, t'storms possible tonight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:53

 Rain, t'storms possible tonightMeteorologist David Murphy says a second round of showers and possible thunderstorms arrives later this evening.


AccuWeather: Thunderstorm possible tonight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:51

 Rain, t'storms possible tonightMeteorologist David Murphy says a second round of showers and possible thunderstorms arrives later this evening.