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Baltimore's monthly homicide count reaches a high again

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:28
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's monthly homicide count is reaching a historic high for a second time this year.

University removes 'bias-free language guide' from website

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:22
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a "bias-free language guide" that deemed the word "American" problematic because it fails to recognize South America.

Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:18

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file image made from Colorado Judicial Department video, a family photo is displayed on the screen showing James Holmes when he was a toddler, as James Holmes' mother Arlene, top right, gives testimony during the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial in Centennial, Colo. James Holmes sits in court at far left. A fuller portrait of the Colorado movie theater shooter has emerged during Holmes' death penalty trial. Testimony given by Holmes' parents revealed a family laid bare by the tragic consequences of a son's incomprehensible descent from a well–behaved child with a quirky sense of humor into a killer capable of gunning down defenseless strangers. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade, the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye.


West Chester University employee tests positive for Legionnaires' disease

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:15

West Chester University employee tests positive for Legionnaires' diseaseOfficials at a suburban Philadelphia university say an employee has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and eight campus buildings had higher-than-acceptable levels of the bacteria.


The Latest: Police: 2 white males placed Confederate flags

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:08
ATLANTA (AP) — The latest on the investigation into Confederate flags found at the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta:

NY doctor gets 20 years to life for killing wife in mansion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:51
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A prominent central New York physician has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for killing his estranged wife inside their mansion and trying to cover up the crime.

Ohio woman says she saw her son kill his pregnant girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:46
CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman says she saw her severely depressed son fatally shoot his pregnant girlfriend at a Cleveland home before killing himself.

Hedge fund mogul Paulson donates $8.5 million to NYC charter school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:38

President and Portfolio Manager of Paulson & Co. Paulson speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New YorkBillionaire investor John Paulson, who credits his success on Wall Street to a top education, is donating $8.5 million to New York City's largest network of charter schools. The gift to Success Academy marks the 59-year old hedge fund manager's second multi-million dollar pledge to a school in two months, following a record $400 million donation to Harvard University in early June. Success Academy teaches roughly 11,000 children in 32 schools in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods.


Slain senator's widow sets up foundation to honor his causes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:31
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Family and friends of a South Carolina state senator slain at the historic black church he pastored in Charleston announced Thursday they have set up a foundation in his honor.

Chinese professor accused of spying by U.S. released on bail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:26
A Chinese professor charged in the United States with economic espionage has been released on bail by a U.S. court, a press official from Tianjin University, his employer, said on Thursday. Zhang Hao was one of six Chinese nationals charged by the U.S. government in May with economic espionage. U.S. authorities said they stole secrets from two companies that develop technology often used in military systems.

Police: Man named Huckleberry Finn charged with sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:24

Huckleberry Finn is shown in a photo provided by the Keene, N.H. Police Department. Keene police say a man named Huckleberry Finn followed a woman into her home on July 25 and sexually assaulted her. Keene police stressed that the 36-year-old man’s real name is the same as the fictional protagonist in Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” He was arrested Wednesday, July 29, and was being held on $25,000 bail. (Keene, N.H. Police Department via AP)KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man named Huckleberry Finn followed a woman into her home and sexually assaulted her.


Confederate flags placed at MLK center, church in Atlanta; police, feds investigate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:56
ATLANTA (AP) — Confederate flags placed at MLK center, church in Atlanta; police, feds investigate.

PHOTOS: High-speed crash in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:37

 High-speed crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice investigate a deadly high-speed crash in Northeast Philadelphia.


3 dead, 2 injured in crash that split car in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:35

3 dead, 2 injured in crash that split car in Northeast PhiladelphiaSources say the fifth person, who was driving the car, is listed in good condition. Police are now looking into the possibility the driver was 'drifting.'


3 dead, 2 injured in crash split car in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:31

3 dead, 2 injured in crash that split car in Northeast PhiladelphiaSources say the fifth person, who was driving the car, is listed in good condition. Police are now looking into the possibility the driver was 'drifting.'


Long way from home: Manatees show up in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:28
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Researchers say manatees have again been spotted in the marinas and waters in southeastern North Carolina — far from their natural Florida habitat.

Police: 5 people in car that crashed, split in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:20

3 dead, 2 injured in crash that split car in Northeast PhiladelphiaSources say the fifth person, who was driving the car, is listed in good condition. Police are now looking into the possibility the driver was 'drifting.'


New York honors John Lennon with 'yellow submarine' tapestry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:54

Artist Yoko Ono poses with Bono and The Edge during the unveiling of a tapestry honoring John Lennon at Ellis Island in New YorkNearly 40 years after he obtained his green card, John Lennon has been honored in New York with a tapestry showing Manhattan as a yellow submarine and the late Beatle holding up a peace sign at the helm. Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and U2 rockers Bono and The Edge helped unveil the artwork at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration on July 29, proclaimed "John Lennon Day" by the New York City mayor's office. "John knew how urgent (peace) was," Ono said at the event.


911 dispatcher hangs up on teen as friend dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:37

911 dispatcher hangs up on teen as friend diesMatthew Sanchez resigned after coming under fire for a call in which he allegedly hung up on a caller whose friend was dying.


IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:32

FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, SoftBank Corp's CEO Masayoshi Son greets pepper, the company's robot, during a press conference in Maihama, near Tokyo. IBM Watson, a unit of the U.S. technology and consulting company, said Thursday, July 30, 2015, it was working with Japanese telecommunications and robotics company Softbank Corp. to share Watson with startups and universities in Japan for a variety of consumer applications, starting October. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)TOKYO (AP) — The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese.