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Former Phillie Cole Hamels debuts with Texas Rangers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:03

Former Phillie Cole Hamels debuts with Texas RangersCole Hamels was officially added to the Texas Rangers' active roster on Saturday.


Phillies hit 3 HRs in 12-2 win over Braves

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:54

Phillies hit 3 HRs in 12-2 win over BravesOdubel Herrera, Freddy Galvis and Cameron Rupp all homered as the surging Philadelphia Phillies set a season high for scoring in a 12-2 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.


Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:38

FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2015, file photo, Dr. Dre performs at HOT 97's "The Tip Off" at Madison Square Garden in New York. Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre said Saturday, Aug. 1, that he is going to release his first album in 15 years. Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy, that "Compton a Soundtrack by Dr. Dre" will be available Aug. 7. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over — he's going to release his first album in 15 years.


Correction: TV-MSNBC-Shows Canceled story

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:34

This undated image released by MSNBC shows Ed Schultz, host of "The Ed Show." MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours. Hour-long programs hosted by Ed Schultz at 5 p.m. Eastern and Alex Wagner at 4 p.m. were both axed, as was "The Cycle," a roundtable that aired at 3 p.m. with hosts Ari Melber, Toure, Abby Huntsman and Krystal Ball. (Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 30 about MSNBC canceling 3 daytime shows, The Associated Press implied that Ari Melber was named the network's chief legal correspondent last week. He was named to the position in April.


Texas attorney general indicted by grand jury on fraud charges: reports

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:01
The attorney general of Texas has been indicted on securities fraud and other charges over an alleged scheme to mislead investors in a technology company, the New York Times and other media reported on Saturday.The three-count indictment against Ken Paxton, a Republican, will be unsealed in Dallas on Monday, when the former longtime state lawmaker is expected to turn himself in to authorities, according to the Times. The newspaper named Kent A. Schaffer, one of the two special prosecutors handling the case, as one of its sources. Schaffer and the other special prosecutor on the case, Brian Wice, declined to confirm the report when reached by Reuters, instead releasing a statement that only said they were committed to seeing that justice was done.

Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:57

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015 file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during a hearing in Austin, Texas. On Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, Kent Schaffer, a special prosecutor, told the New York Times that Paxton has been indicted on felony charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before taking over as the state's top law enforcement officer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.


NY Red Bulls beat Philadelphia Union 3-1 at PPL Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:52

NY Red Bulls beat Philadelphia Union 3-1 at PPL ParkBradley Wright-Phillips scored the go-ahead goal off an assist from brother Shaun and the New York Red Bulls beat the Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday night for their third straight win and fifth of in six games.


Woman gets probation in boyfriend's death by neglect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:47
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for fatally neglecting her boyfriend, who died several months after being taken to the hospital with bedsores, mold in his catheter and bug bites.

Baltimore prosecutor won't cooperate with homicide panel

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 09:33
BALTIMORE (AP) — A commission established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city's top prosecutor isn't sharing information that's needed for the program to work.

Verizon workers in U.S. East could strike on Sunday, union says

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:20
The largest U.S. wireless service provider has been locked in negotiations centering on healthcare costs and other issues, ahead of Saturday's expiry of contracts covering almost 40,000 wireline service workers in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C. Candice Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Communications Workers of America (CWA), said the workers could go on strike on Sunday. Employees of the wireline business represented by CWA and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) last week voted to go on strike, if needed.

3 injured after Dart bus and car collide in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 08:04

3 injured after Dart bus and car collide in DelawareThree people were injured after a Dart bus and car collided in New Castle, Delaware.


Firefighter dies in wind-fueled Northern California wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:56

This 2014 photo provided by the Black Hills, S.D., National Forest shows U.S. Forest Service firefighter David Ruhl in the national forest near Custer, S.D. Ruhl, 38, of Rapid City, S.D., was killed while scouting a wildfire in Northern California when he became trapped by the wind-stoked blaze, officials said Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (Black Hills National Forest via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the flames, a U.S. Forest Service official said Saturday.


Company, FAA working on Gulfstream IV jet fail-safe problem

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:32
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even if they are prevented from taking off.

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:25
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.

Texas attorney general indicted by grand jury on fraud charges: reports

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:13
The attorney general of Texas has been indicted on securities fraud and other charges over an alleged scheme to mislead investors in a technology company, the New York Times and other media reported on Saturday.The three-count indictment against Ken Paxton, a Republican, will be unsealed in Dallas on Monday, when the former longtime state lawmaker is expected to turn himself in to authorities, according to the Times. The newspaper named Kent A. Schaffer, one of the two special prosecutors handling the case, as one of its sources. Schaffer and the other special prosecutor on the case, Brian Wice, declined to confirm the report when reached by Reuters, instead releasing a statement only that they were committed to seeing that justice was done.

Verizon workers in U.S. East could strike on Sunday: media

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:13
The largest U.S. wireless service provider said on Friday there was little progress in negotiations ahead of Saturday's expiry of contracts covering almost 40,000 wireline service workers in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C. The negotiations are continuing, Verizon spokesman Richard Young said on Saturday, according to Bloomberg. Employees of the wireline business represented by trade unions Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) last week voted to go on strike, if needed.

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 07:04

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline loomsVerizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.


Lion researcher in Zimbabwe doubts report of Jericho killing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 06:56

Lion researcher in Zimbabwe doubts report of Jericho killingA lion researcher in Zimbabwe on Saturday cast doubt on a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a famous lion killed by an American hunter in early July.


Man struck by Amtrak train in Bucks County identified

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 06:39

Man struck by Amtrak train in Bucks County identifiedA man struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Bucks County Saturday morning has been identified.


Teen in custody for shooting of boy, 10, in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 06:29

Teen in custody for shooting of boy, 10, in ChesterA 17-year-old suspect is in police custody, after a 10-year-old boy was shot and wounded in Chester.