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Suspect charged with fourth shooting death in Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:42
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man accused in the shooting deaths of two sleeping homeless men in downtown Atlanta and a woman in a nearby suburb has been charged with a fourth murder, Georgia police said on Tuesday. Aeman Lovel Presley, 34, is now accused of killing Calvin Gholston, 53, who was shot on Sept. 27 while he slept in a breezeway outside a shopping center in the Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain, DeKalb County police spokesman Steven Fore said. Gholston was not homeless but suffered from schizophrenia and often left home for several days at a time, a family member told WSB television ...

US to press for more market access in China talks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:40
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. trade officials will press China to allow greater market access for American goods and services during meetings this week in Chicago.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:37
PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutor: Police searching for suspect in 6 killings near Philadelphia find body, await ID.

T-Mobile to let customers carry over unused data

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:27

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, a man uses a cellphone as he passes a T-Mobile store in New York. T-Mobile on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 announced it is now letting customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments for up to a year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile will now let customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments.


Body found during Bradley Stone search; preliminary ID as him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:23

Body believed to be of Bradley Stone found near his homeAction News has learned that police have found a body amid the search for Bradley Stone, the suspect in the Montgomery County murder spree, and the body has been preliminarily ID'd as Stone.


Former Philadelphia sportscaster withdraws fraud guilty plea

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:18
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A former Philadelphia sportscaster will head to trial next month on fraud charges after telling a judge he was withdrawing his guilty plea after seeking divine guidance, according to a prosecutor. Don Tollefson, 62, is accused of defrauding more than 200 people and several local charities of as much as $317,000 they paid for spurious travel packages to the Super Bowl and other sporting events. ...

Homeless slayings suspect accused of 4th killing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:11

This photo provided Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, in Atlanta, shows Aeman Lovel Presley. Presley, already accused of gunning down two homeless men in their sleep and fatally shooting a hairstylist as she walked to her car, now faces charges in the death of a fourth person. Investigators say Presley is suspected of killing Calvin Gholston at a shopping center on Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of gunning down two homeless men in their sleep and fatally shooting a hairstylist as she walked to her car has been charged in the death of a fourth person, police said Tuesday.


Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:55

File- This June 12, 2013, file photo shows a person posing with an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette. Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. Even as tobacco smoking by teens dropped to new lows, use of e-cigarettes reached levels that surprised researchers. The findings marked the survey’s first attempt to measure the use of e-cigarettes by people that young. Nearly 9 percent of 8th graders said they'd used an e-cigarette in the previous month, while just 4 percent reported smoking a traditional cigarette, said the report being released Tuesday by the National Institutes of Health. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESWASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.


Two potential witnesses sought in suspicious Los Angeles construction fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:48
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Arson investigators are asking for the public's help in locating two potential witnesses seen on video footage captured near the scene of a suspicious Los Angeles construction fire that gutted an entire city block last week, fire officials said on Tuesday. Both men are being sought for questioning about what they may have observed before the fire erupted, and neither is considered a suspect or even a "person of interest," said Thomas Mangan, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). ...

Former oil executive in custody after escape from U.S. prison in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:47
By Jim Forsyth AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A former oil company executive convicted of operating an investment scam that defrauded about $7 million from hundreds of investors was captured on Tuesday after escaping from a low-security federal prison in central Texas. Jimmy Morrisett, 55, who fled the Bastrop Satellite Prison Camp on Sunday night, was tracked by U.S. marshals to a vacant home in Burnet, a town west of Austin, where he lived before being sentenced last year. Morrisett, found hiding in the attic of the home, at first refused to surrender, according to Deputy U.S. ...

Cam captures penguin hatching at Pittsburgh aviary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:45
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A webcam captured images of the first of two African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

U.S. torture report puts Romania's role under scrutiny

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:42

The logo of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is shown in the lobby of the CIA headquarters in La..By Radu-Sorin Marinas and Christian Lowe BUCHAREST/WARSAW (Reuters) - The lawyer for a man tortured by the CIA said Romania's authorities should acknowledge the role they played after a U.S. Senate report pointed to Romania as the site of the secret CIA jail where the man was interrogated. The report did not name countries that hosted CIA jails, but it gave details of prisoners being transferred to and from "detention center BLACK" which matched air traffic records of CIA-chartered planes passing through Romanian airports between 2003 and 2005. ...


Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:38

FILE - In this March 27, 2010 file photo, actor Robin Williams speaks at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The reaction to Williams’ death in August 2014 topped Google’s list of the year’s fastest-rising search requests. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.


Former Chester Co. fire official to face trial for $300K theft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:34

Former Chester Co. fire official to face trial for $300K theftThe former treasurer of a Chester County volunteer fire company has been held over for trial on theft charges.


Real estate heir acknowledges urinating at store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:28
HOUSTON (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief for exposing himself and urinating on candy at a Houston drug store.

Sources: Bradley Stone may have killed self, but search continues

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:28

Body believed to be of Bradley Stone found near his homeSources are telling Action News they believe Bradley Stone, the suspect in the Montgomery County killing spree, may have killed himself.


Cases of most common STD fell for first time in 30 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:03
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three decades, the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common.

Pakistani military: 141 dead in school attack

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:01

 141 dead in school attackA spokesman for the Pakistani military says that 141 people, most of them children, were killed in a Taliban assault on a school.


2 Pa. state lawmakers charged in cash, gifts sting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:58

2 Pa. state lawmakers charged in cash, gifts stingTwo more public officials from Philadelphia were charged in connection with a state undercover sting investigation that allegedly caught them on tape accepting money or gifts, District Attorney Seth Williams said Tuesday.


Family of Ohio man shot and killed in Walmart sue company, police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 01:47
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The family of an Ohio man shot and killed by police while holding a BB gun in a Walmart store filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against the police and the national retail chain. John Crawford, 22, was shot after a 911 caller reported a man with a gun at the Beavercreek Walmart in a suburb of the southern Ohio city of Dayton. ...