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Bail bondswoman sentenced for killing boyfriend as he drove

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:20
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut bail bondswoman who fatally shot her boyfriend as he was driving in what she insists was self-defense has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

6-year-olds take pickup truck for a joyride in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:16

A truck taken for a joy ride by two 6-year-olds is seen after they crashed it in Newton, Ks., Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The two kids are responsible for an injury crash that damaged 5 vehicles, several mailboxes and caused other extensive damage to the area according to the Newton Police Department. The kids are expected to be okay. (Hannah Davis/KWCH-TV via AP)NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Police say two 6-year-old boys took a joyride in a pickup truck through a central Kansas town, damaging five other vehicles and two mailboxes along the way.


JPMorgan profit falls 8 percent, fails key regulatory test

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:14

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, people walk past a branch of Chase Bank, in New York. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, reported first-quarter earnings. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit fell more than 8 percent from a year earlier and tried to soothe investor concerns after it failed a key regulatory test designed to prevent another financial crisis.


VW management accepts bonus cuts of at least 30 percent: source

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:13

The Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant in ChattanoogaHAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen's top management board has agreed to cut executives' bonus payments by at least 30 percent, one person familiar with VW's bonus negotiations said, as the carmaker struggles to resolve a dispute over compensation. Bonuses for senior managers have become a flashpoint in an escalating dispute with the powerful labour leaders of Europe's biggest carmaker, which is under pressure to cut costs since an emissions scandal broke in September when U.S. regulators said they were investigating VW for violating clean air rules. Volkswagen's (VW) second-largest shareholder, the German state of Lower Saxony, wants management bonuses to be scrapped while VW's powerful labour leaders have been pushing for no or lower bonuses, sources familiar with the matter said.


Rape suspect may be hiding in Delaware Valley, US Marshals say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:59

Rape suspect may be hiding in Delaware Valley, US Marshals sayThe U.S. Marshals Service has issued an alert for a fugitive from New York who authorities believe may be hiding in the Delaware Valley.


Alexander Calder sculptures going up for sale at Christie's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:57
NEW YORK (AP) — Christie's will offer nine Alexander Calder sculptures that were inspired by his visit to India in 1955.

Paul McCartney returning to Philadelphia, will play Citizens Bank Park in July

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:54

Paul McCartney returning to Philadelphia, will play Citizens Bank Park in JulyLet it be known: Paul McCartney is returning to Philadelphia this summer.


VIDEO: Lower Merion senior Kobe Bryant asked about NBA Draft, Michael Jordan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:49

 Lower Merion senior Kobe Bryant asked about NBA Draft, Michael JordanKobe Bryant will walk off the basketball court one last time tonight ending a 20 year NBA career.


Judge orders Texas 'affluenza' teen to nearly 2 years' jail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:45

Judge orders Texas 'affluenza' teen to nearly 2 years' jailThe Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck must serve nearly two years in jail, a judge ordered Wednesday.


Father shot, carjacked while picking up son in West Kensington ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:35

Father shot, carjacked while picking up son in West Kensington ID'dThe 35-year-old father who is in critical condition after being carjacked and shot while waiting to pick up his 13-year-old son has been identified.


Father shot, carjacked while picking up son in West Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:33

Father shot, carjacked while picking up son in West Kensington ID'dA 35-year-old father is in critical condition after being carjacked and shot while waiting to pick up his 13-year-old son.


The Latest: Texas 'affluenza' teen jailed for nearly 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:32

File - In this Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, Ethan Couch is led by sheriff deputies after a juvenile court for a hearing in Fort Worth, Texas. Couch, a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense following a deadly drunken-driving wreck, will appear Wednesday, April 12, before a Fort Worth judge who could order more jail time as part of the conditions of his adult probation. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the case of "affluenza" teenager Ethan Couch(all times local):


Texas teen who used 'affluenza' defense in deadly wreck gets nearly two years in jail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:26
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas teen who used 'affluenza' defense in deadly wreck gets nearly two years in jail.

Trial for accused Charleston church shooter delayed to January

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:25

Dylann Roof, charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month, listens to the proceedings with assistant defense attorney William Maguire during a hearing at the Judicial Center in CharlestonBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge on Wednesday delayed the murder trial of the accused gunman in last summer's Charleston church massacre by six months and rescheduled the proceedings for Jan. 17, 2017. Judge J.C. Nicholson told a court hearing he had been obliged to push back the trial from its planned start date in July because defense lawyers said a doctor needs two to six months to conduct psychiatric testing of 22-year-old defendant Dylann Roof. Roof is accused of opening fire on June 17, 2015, during a bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killing nine parishioners, including pastor state Senator Clementa Pinckney, in a crime that shocked the nation.


Prison for ex-NYPD cop who randomly fired 14 shots into car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:22
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York Police Department officer who randomly fired 14 shots into another car after downing 10 alcoholic beverages while off-duty was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison.

NYPD reassigns another high-level chief amid federal probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:16
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officials have reassigned another high-ranking officer amid a federal probe into whether officers accepted gifts from businessmen with ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

3 charged in shooting at police station held 30 more days

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:10
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Three brothers charged in a shooting outside a police station that led to an officer's death will be held in jail for another 30 days.

GOP befriends airline passengers _ up to a point

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:06

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, travelers wait to go through a security checkpoint at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Republican leaders are lauding an aviation policy bill before the Senate as the most passenger friendly in years, but there are limits to friendship. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders are lauding an aviation policy bill before the Senate as the most passenger friendly in years, but there are limits to friendship.


Man who asked deputy to fix computer faces child porn counts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:03
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is facing child porn charges after asking a sheriff's deputy to fix his computer.

Fact sheet: 2016 Scion iA

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:56

FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, the 2016 Toyota Scion iA sedan is on display at the New York International Auto Show. The Scion iA is all new and a inexpensive sedan version of the Mazda2 that impresses with standout handling, top fuel economy, a long list of standard amenities and noteworthy safety equipment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)2016 Scion iA