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Woman charged with manslaughter in Google exec's heroin death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:57
By Madeleine Thomas SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An alleged prostitute suspected of killing a California technology executive by injecting him with a fatal dose of heroin aboard his yacht off the coast of Santa Cruz has been charged with manslaughter, authorities said Thursday. Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, was arrested last week in connection with the November 2013 death of Forrest Hayes, an executive at Google Inc and a father of five. Her bond was set at $1.5 million, said Rafael Vazquez, assistant district attorney for the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office. Security camera footage from Hayes' yacht showed Tichelman neglecting to help Hayes, 51, after she injected him with heroin and he fell unconscious, according to the Santa Cruz Police Department.

Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event.

UN agency: Seized Iraq nuclear material is no risk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says nuclear material that the Islamic State extremist group seized when it overran the Iraqi city of Mosul is "low grade" and doesn't pose "a significant safety, security or nuclear proliferation risk."

Home Depot fires dad in Ga. toddler death case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:51

In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014 file photo Cobb County police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga., when the father forgot to drop his child off at day care and went to work. Newly released court records show police want to learn about the health of the toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta. Search warrants and affidavits released Monday, July 7, 2014 show that investigators are seeking medical records for 22-month-old Cooper Harris, any medical conditions he may have had, and information about his growth and development. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Ben Gray, file) GWINNETT OUT MARIETTA OUT LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (WXIA, WGCL, FOX 5)ATLANTA (AP) — The Home Depot says it has fired a Georgia man who faces a murder charge in his son's death in a hot SUV.


Home Depot fires dad in Ga. toddler death case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:51

In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014 file photo Cobb County police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga., when the father forgot to drop his child off at day care and went to work. Newly released court records show police want to learn about the health of the toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta. Search warrants and affidavits released Monday, July 7, 2014 show that investigators are seeking medical records for 22-month-old Cooper Harris, any medical conditions he may have had, and information about his growth and development. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Ben Gray, file) GWINNETT OUT MARIETTA OUT LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (WXIA, WGCL, FOX 5)ATLANTA (AP) — The Home Depot says it has fired a Georgia man who faces a murder charge in his son's death in a hot SUV.


High court refuses to block execution in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to grant a last-minute reprieve for a Florida inmate set to be executed for the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl.

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:50

This booking photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows Ronald Lee Haskell. Haskell, 33, is charged with multiple counts of capital murder in the killings of two adults and four children Wednesday evening, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman said early Thursday. He also is accused of critically wounding a 15-year-old girl in the shooting rampage. (AP Photo/Harris County Sheriff's Office)SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.


Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:48
Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died.

AP PHOTOS: Border agents receive families

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:47

In this photo taken July 3, 2014, mothers from Honduras traveling with their children prepare to get into a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services agent's truck after crossing the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas. About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, according to the Honduran Consulate, and the families are then brought to Central Station in McAllen and each is released on their own recognizance. Though most travelers have enough money to purchase their own bus tickets to meet family in cities across the U.S., many have nowhere to stay before the buses leave, and most are in need of rest, medical attention and sustenance. It falls to the local government and charities to welcome the uninvited visitors to America. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, according to the Honduran Consulate.


AP PHOTOS: Border agents receive families

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:47

In this photo taken July 3, 2014, mothers from Honduras traveling with their children prepare to get into a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services agent's truck after crossing the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas. About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, according to the Honduran Consulate, and the families are then brought to Central Station in McAllen and each is released on their own recognizance. Though most travelers have enough money to purchase their own bus tickets to meet family in cities across the U.S., many have nowhere to stay before the buses leave, and most are in need of rest, medical attention and sustenance. It falls to the local government and charities to welcome the uninvited visitors to America. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, according to the Honduran Consulate.


Shelly Sterling returns to witness stand

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:45

Donald Sterling watches his team play in Los Angeles.LOS ANGELES (AP) — A day after being berated in court by her husband, Shelly Sterling has returned to the witness stand in a trial to determine if Donald Sterling was properly removed from the family trust that owns the Los Angeles Clippers.


Auto union forms branch for workers at VW plant in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:45

A general view of the Volkswagen plant in ChattanoogaThe United Auto Workers on Thursday announced the formation of a local union in Tennessee for workers at a Chattanooga Volkswagen AG plant, reasserting itself at the site of a major defeat for the union earlier this year. The UAW made its move after years of trying to gain a toehold among foreign automakers in the U.S. South, a region traditionally inhospitable to organized labor. The UAW lost an election in February at the Chattanooga plant, workers voting 712-626 against becoming union members. "Earlier this year, the UAW was gratified to earn the confidence and support of many Volkswagen team members," UAW President Dennis Williams said in a statement.


AccuWeather: More Storms at the Shore

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:42

 More Storms at the ShoreMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking the potential for more flooding rain in parts of Delaware and South Jersey.


Border Patrol ends migrant flights to San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:42
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says it will stop bringing Central American migrants to San Diego after their arrests in Texas.

Fireworks reports checked in deadly apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:36

In this photo provided by Kevin Moav, fire engulfs the top floors of a three-story apartment and business building Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Lowell, Mass. Officials confirmed that seven people died in the fast-moving pre-dawn fire. (AP Photo/Kevin Moav)LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A fast-moving fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.


VIDEO: Ocean City dealing with flooding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:34

 Ocean City dealing with floodingParts of the Jersey Shore are dealing with some flooding.


Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:34

A hallway is closed on the House side on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, because of an industrial spill involving ongoing asbestos abatement work. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.


Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:33
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.

911 dispatcher: Call for help involved her son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:31
MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 911 dispatcher in California was startled when a caller turned out to be her fiancee reporting their infant son was choking.

Russia-born student pleads guilty to making bombs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:28

FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Altoona (Pa.) Police Dept. shows Vladislav Miftakhov. Miftakhov, a Russian-born college student pleaded guilty Thursday, July 10, 2014 to a charge of building bombs without a federal license in his off-campus apartment in central Pennsylvania. Miftakhov, 18, was a Penn State-Altoona student from San Carlos, California, when he was arrested Jan. 24. (AP Photo/Altoona (Pa.) Police Dept.)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Russian-born college student pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of building bombs without a federal license in his off-campus apartment in central Pennsylvania.