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Authorities: Suspect high on meth during Arizona killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:20

In this July 1, 2015 photo, Pinal County sheriff's deputies and investigators dig behind a home in Maricopa, Ariz., looking for clues in the disappearance of Michael and Tina Careccia. The bodies of the couple were recovered from a property near their home. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says officers arrested 38-year-old Jose Valenzuela and booked him into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. (David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT - NO MAGS- NO SALES - MANDATORY CREDITFLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The mystery surrounding a missing Phoenix-area couple has been solved with the discovery of their bodies buried 6 feet under a yard and the arrest of a suspect, who told authorities he was high on methamphetamine the night of the killings.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:05
"If the court approves this proposal, BP will be getting off easy and 'we the people' will not be fully compensated for the natural resource damages that we suffered, and the law requires that the public is made whole for those damages." — Jacqueline Savitz, U.S. vice president for Oceana, after the oil giant agreed 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 nearly $54 billion.

Louisiana man freed from death row last year dies of cancer: report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:37
Glenn Ford, 65, who was diagnosed with lung cancer, passed away Monday at a home provided by the nonprofit group Resurrection After Exoneration, which assists freed prisoners, Ford's attorney, William Most, told the Times. Ford, a black man, was convicted by an all-white jury in the 1983 robbery and murder of Isadore Rozeman, a 56-year-old Shreveport watchmaker, who was found shot to death behind the counter of his jewelry shop.

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:33

 results of a blood test showing their chances for developing the disease are high. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?


Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:23

 Amazon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.


2 killed, 1 wounded in Northern California shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:22
COTTONWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Northern California store and a stray bullet wounded a customer.

VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:45

This photo taken April 13, 2015, shows exterior of the grand rotunda entry to the historic Black Hills VA in Hot Springs, S.D. The 108-year-old veteran’s hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red, tiled roofs in a Spanish mission-style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, a scenic escape that’s become a haven known for healing veterans over the last century. (AP Photo/Kristina Barker)HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century.


Sheriff: Oregon man, suspected in parents' death, kills self

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:40
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of murdering his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer has died in a hospital after a suicide attempt in his jail cell, authorities said.

Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:25
Nathan Collier, 46, said his bid to make his marriage to his second wife “legitimate” was influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that legalized same-sex marriages in the United States. Collier, his lawful wife and a woman he said he married in a “spiritual” ceremony earlier this week sought a license from officials in Billings to legalize their plural marriage. Bigamy and polygamy are illegal under both federal and Montana state law.

AccuWeather: Cloudy, Damp Kickoff to the Holiday Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:46

 Nice Today, A Cloudy, Damp 4thMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says more showers move in Saturday, but most of the weekend will be dry.


Sources: 3 people being questioned in murder of 85-year-old woman in East Mt. Airy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:41

 3 people being questioned in murder of 85-year-old woman in East Mt. AirySources tell Action News that detectives are questioning three people in connection to the murder of an 85-year-old woman found in her East Mt. Airy home earlier this week.


Woman, 91, in fear over crumbling home in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:29

Woman, 91, in fear over crumbling home in North PhiladelphiaA 91-year-old woman in North Philadelphia was living in fear that an abandoned home next door would soon collapse. After no help from the city, she reached out to Action News.


Fire rips through industrial building in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:20

Fire rips through industrial building in Delaware CountyCrews were called to battle a fire at an industrial building in Folcroft, Delaware County.


Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:38

30 p.m., burning to the ground and clogging the main artery between Los Angeles and Las Vegas for hours. (Jay Rutherford via AP)IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) — Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedelic explosions" emanating from the van on the side of the freeway.


Meth in toaster among many drug parcels sent to Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:21
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal agents last month intercepted a package mailed to Hawaii from Southern California containing a toaster oven. Hidden inside the four-slice toaster, there appeared to be 6 pounds of crystal meth.

California cancer patient with amnesia identified by family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:56
A Southern California cancer patient unable to recall her identity or family since she was found dazed on a street four months ago has finally reconnected with relatives after a nephew spotted her on the evening news, media reported on Thursday. The woman, whose Facebook image has circulated widely on the Internet and was previously known only as Sam, was identified on Wednesday night as Pennsylvania native Ashley Manetta, 53, according to San Diego's NBC television affiliate. The TV station, which originally broke the story about a California cancer patient with amnesia, said the two siblings then spoke by telephone.

Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:54

 Their Greek-issued credit cards were suddenly declined and they were left nearly penniless. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in Queens came to their rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece this Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.


Oklahoma court to look at blocking Tulsa grand jury probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:48
The Oklahoma Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether to stop a grand jury investigation into an embattled sheriff whose longtime friend and volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man.

Smoke subsides after hazardous rail spill in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:46

Smoke rises from a CSX train carrying flammable and toxic gas in Maryville, Tenn., Thursday, July 2, 2015. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in the middle of the night in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and sending dozens to the hospital with respiratory issues and nausea.


Police detain man found in NC mall with rifle, ammunition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:45
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they have detained a man walking through a mall with an assault rifle, a bulletproof vest, and multiple rounds of ammunition.