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Lawyer in massive disability fraud case could be released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:48
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Eric C. Conn, the Kentucky lawyer accused of conspiring to defraud the government of $600 million in questionable federal disability payments, could be released from jail pending trial.

Virginia governor says won't sign electric-chair bill for executions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:40

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe walks after a news conference at the Mariel port in Artemisa province, CubaBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said on Monday he would not sign a bill passed by the legislature that would order executions by electric chair when lethal-injection drugs are not available. McAuliffe is recommending instead that state prison officials be allowed to purchase lethal drugs for executions on an emergency basis, with the identities of the pharmacies providing the drugs to be kept secret. "These amendments deliver a valid path forward to continue VA's capital punishment policy," McAuliffe said on Twitter.


Town: Man must remove dead chickens from tree outside home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:39
TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been ordered to take down more than a dozen dead chickens hanging from trees outside his home.

TransCanada resumes oil shipments through Keystone Pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:33
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. has resumed sending oil through the Keystone Pipeline after a weeklong shutdown prompted by a leak and oil spill in southeastern South Dakota.

Person struck and killed on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:27

Woman struck and killed on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line in West PhiladelphiaRail service has been suspended on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line in West Philadelphia after a person was struck and killed on the tracks.


Survivor clings to capsized boat overnight; 3 others die

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:13
STUART, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff says the only person who survived after a boat capsized in Florida clung to the vessel overnight.

Police: Anne Arundel sheriff charged with assaulting wife

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:09

This undated photo provided by Anne Arundel County, Md., shows Ronald Bateman. Authorities say the Anne Arundel County's sheriff has been arrested following a domestic dispute. He was taken into custody Sunday, April 10, 2016. (Anne Arundel County via AP)PASADENA, Md. (AP) — Authorities say Anne Arundel County's sheriff has been charged with assaulting his wife at their Pasadena home.


The Latest: Ex-prisons chief co-defendant to withdraw plea

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:07
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing about a prison contract bribery (all times local):

$64K in cigarettes stolen from warehouse in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:01

$64K in cigarettes stolen from warehouse in Juniata ParkPhiladelphia police are looking for three burglars who stole $64,000 in cigarettes from a warehouse in the Juniata Park section of the city.


Man rescues 3 after car sails overhead into 48-degree water

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 00:00
TOWNSHIP 10, Maine (AP) — A man who was fishing at a chilly Maine pond when a car sailed over his head is being credited with saving the woman and her two young children who were inside.

Hertz seing a glut, trims revenue outlook; shares tumble

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:58

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, a customer checks in at a Hertz car rental counter at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. Hertz cuts revenue guidance as pricing pressure lingers into 2016. The car rental company said industry capacity will likely moderate as season demand improves with the approaching peak summer season. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Hertz is cutting its revenue expectations for the year, saying that the rental car market is suffering from excess capacity.


Mom crafts book out of texty pearls of wisdom for new grads

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:57

 turn the letter into a book. Blades did just that and the result is this nifty, gifty little book out in April. (Sourcebooks via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Becky Blades wrote her oldest daughter a letter after she left home for college offering all the advice and words of wisdom she wished she had dispensed beforehand.


Burglars steal $64K in cigarettes from warehouse in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:52

$64K in cigarettes stolen from warehouse in Juniata ParkPhiladelphia police are looking for three burglars who stole $64,000 in cigarettes from a warehouse in the Juniata Park section of the city.


Canadian Pacific ends bid to buy Norfolk Southern

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:49

FILE - This Oct. 23, 2014, file photo, shows a Norfolk Southern locomotive on Chicago's south side. Canadian Pacific said Monday, April 11, 2016, it is ending its nearly $30 billion takeover bid for Norfolk Southern. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Canadian Pacific said Monday that it is ending its nearly $30 billion takeover bid for Norfolk Southern, less than six months after it offered to buy the rival railroad.


Burglars steal $64K worth of cigarettes from warehouse in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:49

$64K in cigarettes stolen from warehouse in Juniata ParkPhiladelphia police are looking for three burglars who stole $64,000 in cigarettes from a warehouse in the Juniata Park section of the city.


Greece, creditors in new bid to strike deal in reforms talks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:42

Greece's Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras, left, waits for his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa at the Maximos Mansion in Athens on Monday, April 11, 2016. Greek officials and representatives of the country's bailout creditors will have another go at overcoming disagreements on austerity measures, after all-night talks failed to produce a breakthrough. Greece has depended on rescue loans since 2010, and signed a third, 86-billion-euro ($98-billion) bailout deal last summer. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its bailout creditors will make another attempt Monday to overcome disagreements on the austerity savings measures the country should take, after all-night talks failed to produce a breakthrough.


Rutgers student killed, recent graduate wounded in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:26
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Rutgers University student was killed Sunday night and a recent graduate injured in a double shooting inside an off-campus apartment near the New Jersey university's Newark campus.

Charlotte Fire Department helps search Civil War shipwreck

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:13
KURE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Fire Department is providing help in the search of a Civil War-era shipwreck found off Oak Island thought to be a blockade runner.

Coast Guard crews rescue teen adrift in Gulf of Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 22:56
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl has been rescued after she became separated from relatives while on a kayaking trip off the coast of Tarpon Springs.

Ex-cop seeks bail after conviction for wife's death tossed

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 22:50
CINCINNATI (AP) — A former suburban police official in Ohio will request to be let out on bail Monday as authorities decide whether to retry him in the death of his wife, who was killed during a botched burglary that prosecutors say he staged to scare her into moving.