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DelDOT: Southbound lanes of I-495 reopening at 5pm today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 04:36

 Southbound lanes of I-495 reopening at 5pm todayThe Delaware Department of Transportation says they will be reopening the southbound lanes of I-495 at 5pm today.


Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 04:04
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

1 dead, 1 injured in Long Island skydive accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 04:01
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another.

Jury convicts Colorado woman of kidnapping Wisconsin newborn, abandoning him in frigid temps

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 04:01
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jury convicts Colorado woman of kidnapping Wisconsin newborn, abandoning him in frigid temps.

Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 04:00

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino towers over Vera Coking's three story rooming house Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The decrepit boarding home owned by the Atlantic City woman who has been turning down multi-million dollar offers for the building in the shadow of Trump Plaza since the 80’s is now up for auction. With a reserve price of only $199,000, the fate of the house has gone down along with the city’s casino industry. On July 31, the property, at 127 South Columbia Place, will go up for auction. As recently as eight years ago, Donald Trump was willing to pay at least 10 times that amount so he could expand Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."


Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 04:00

This undated image provided by Target Corp. shows newly named CEO Brian Cornell. The Minneapolis-based company on Thursday, July 31, 2014 said that it named the PepsiCo executive to the top spot, replacing John Mulligan, who had been acting as interim chief executive since May. (AP Photo/Target Corp.)NEW YORK (AP) — Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.


Man on FBI 'most wanted' list arrested in Mexico, sent to Louisiana

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:59
(Reuters) - A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list suspected of raping and murdering a woman in her mobile home in 2008 was captured in Mexico and sent earlier this week to Louisiana to face prosecution, an FBI spokeswoman said on Thursday. Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, a Mexican laborer, stands accused of breaking into the trailer of 26-year-old Wanda Barton, raping her and then stabbing her to death in the presence of her 4-year-old stepson. Guevara, who lived in the same mobile home park in Lake Charles, 200 miles (322 km) west of New Orleans, was charged in 2008 with second-degree murder, aggravated rape and aggravated burglary. Guevara surrendered to Mexican authorities after an extensive investigation by U.S. officials in both the United States and Mexico, the FBI said.

A look at the impact of Wisconsin's union law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:57
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most state workers likely spells the end of the three-year legal fight over Gov. Scott Walker's signature initiative. Here are five repercussions of the ruling:

Oklahoma man pleads guilty in girls' deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:53
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, has pleaded guilty in both cases.

Suspects in grisly NY murder cases arraigned

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:44
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The cases are separated by two decades, but they share macabre similarities.

Millions of jellyfish-like creatures wash up on western U.S. beaches

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:44
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Millions of jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on beaches along the U.S. West Coast over the past month, giving the shoreline a purple gleam and, at times, an unpleasant odor, ocean experts said on Thursday. Though not poisonous to most people, beachgoers should avoid the animals because their venom can cause stinging in the eyes and mouth, said Steve Rumrill, an expert at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. In addition to the millions that have been spotted on beaches from Southern California to Washington, millions more are floating near the ocean surface offshore, Rumrill added. Though most people think the animals are jellyfish, they are in fact colonies of much smaller creatures known as hydrozoans, Rumrill said.

Home owned by Trump holdout sells at auction

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:43

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino towers over Vera Coking's three story rooming house Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The decrepit boarding home owned by the Atlantic City woman who has been turning down multi-million dollar offers for the building in the shadow of Trump Plaza since the 80’s is now up for auction. With a reserve price of only $199,000, the fate of the house has gone down along with the city’s casino industry. On July 31, the property, at 127 South Columbia Place, will go up for auction. As recently as eight years ago, Donald Trump was willing to pay at least 10 times that amount so he could expand Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)An Atlantic City-area real estate figure has bought at auction a property that earned its owner near-folk hero status for resisting decades of overtures from developers including Donald Trump.


Lawsuit alleges Muslim citizenship denials, delays

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:41
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five people sued the federal government Thursday alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their citizenship and green card applications.

Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:40
TOKYO (AP) — American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

Driver in Vegas eatery crash gets 6 to 20 years

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:31

Gage James Lindsey, 20, cries during sentencing in district court Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Las Vegas. Lindsey was sentenced to 6 to 20 years for for crashing his vehicle into a Las Vegas restaurant in 2013 and injuring 10 people. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A driver who pleaded guilty to DUI charges after police say he plowed his car onto the patio of a Las Vegas restaurant during lunchtime last spring was ordered to 6 to 20 years in prison on Thursday.


Oklahoma lawmakers in showdown with college leaders over guns on campus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:28
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Two Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing to have college students and faculty carrying firearms, a move they said would enhance safety on campuses but university presidents said is an unnecessary plan that could cause chaos. The state legislators said this week they want to end a current ban on licensed firearms carriers from bringing guns to campuses. He would go to a place where they are vulnerable, where they are unarmed ... and that is a college campus,” said Republican Senator Ralph Shortey, who is leading the push with Republican Representative John Enns. If gun legislation passes in Oklahoma, the state would join Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin in allowing some sort of concealed weapons on campuses.

Police: Child accidentally shoots, kills playmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:28
CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) — A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say another 5-year-old accidentally shot her at an eastern Idaho home.

House leaders abandon border bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they called an urgent meeting to plot their next moves.

Home of AC resident who challenged Trump sold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:09

Home of AC resident who challenged Trump soldDecades after a woman challenged Donald Trump in court and won the right to keep her home, an Atlantic City woman decided to put it up for auction.


Jury begins deliberating Wisconsin kidnapping case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:09

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Tipton, Iowa Sheriff shows Kristen Rose Smith of Aurora, Colo., who is accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him outside a gas station in Iowa. (AP Photo/Tipton Sheriff, File)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jurors deliberating the case of a woman who took her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home must determine whether she was stealing the baby to pass him off as her own, as prosecutors contend, or was acting on the father's request, as the defense insists.