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4 teenagers plead not guilty in killing of New Mexico man

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 39 min ago
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four teenagers charged as adults in the shooting death of a 60-year-old New Mexico man during a night of robbing homes and cars have pleaded not guilty.

Firing of town's first black police chief leads to turmoil

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 41 min ago
Residents of a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore are continuing to vent their frustrations and concerns about the ouster of the town's first black police chief.

Hunger strike at Utah State Prison reaches 4th day

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 45 min ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A hunger strike at Utah State Prison reached its fourth day Monday, with prisoners refusing to eat in a protest against housing conditions and the placement of gang leaders.

AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 56 min ago

FILE - This file combo made from file photos shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. AT&T on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 is unveiling a new package that combines traditional TV and wireless services as it seeks to broaden its offerings following its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV about a week ago. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV 10 days ago.


Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 4 min ago

Protesters calling for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to resign hold signs as they stand outside the Collin County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Plano, Texas. Paxton turned himself in Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didn't disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private business before becoming the state's top lawyer in January. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was booked Monday on securities fraud charges accusing him of misleading investors in a tech startup, including a state lawmaker, before he took office in January.


Jury in Colorado theater shooting declines to rule out death penalty as sentencing advances

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 21 min ago
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury in Colorado theater shooting declines to rule out death penalty as sentencing advances .

February New York retrial set in 1979 Etan Patz murder case

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 25 min ago

Hernandez appears with his lawyer Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New YorkFormer grocery worker Pedro Hernandez will face trial again in February in the 1979 murder of six-year-old Etan Patz in New York after a hung jury forced a mistrial this year, a state court judge ruled on Monday. A new jury will be selected starting on Feb. 22 to hear the kidnapping and murder case in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Judge Maxwell Wiley said at a hearing.


Suspected Cop Killer Added to Most Wanted List

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 27 min ago
Two rewards have been announced for the suspect's arrest.

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 30 min ago

In this photo taken Sept. 17, 2014, Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. Since Republicans hold a commanding 246 seats in the House, it was widely expected that the GOP would come up with 218 votes to support a resolution of disapproval, which has been introduced by Peter Roskam. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.


Proposal: Families of Newtown victims would split $1.5M

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 34 min ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of more than a dozen victims of the Newtown school shooting rampage would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of lawsuits against the estate of the gunman's mother.

Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the US

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 37 min ago

In this March 6, 2015 photo, a group of unofficial St. Patrick's Day party goers celebrate at Kam's in Champaign, Ill. The University of Illinois has partied its way into the top spot on an annual list of top party schools in the country. The Urbana-Champaign campus has been among the top five on the Princeton Review's annual list for years but is No. 1 on the new list released Monday Aug 3, 2015. (Rick Danzl/The News-Gazette via AP) MANDITORY CREDITCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and Yelp.


Search intensifies for suspected killer of Memphis police officer

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 43 min ago
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - The hunt for a man suspected of fatally shooting a policeman in Memphis intensified on Monday with law enforcement intent on capturing one of the most wanted men in Tennessee. Tremaine Wilbourn is suspected of shooting Officer Sean Bolton, 33, multiple times during a scuffle after the officer pulled up to a parked car and apparently interrupted a drug deal, Memphis police said. "We are exhausting all available resources," said police spokesman Louis Brownlee.

NJ man accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 43 min ago
A man from Jersey City was arrested in Ocean County on charges that he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old boy.

Christie stirs outrage of an old enemy, teachers unions

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 55 min ago
HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — More than any single Democrat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's greatest rival has been the biggest teachers union in his home state.

Pleas filed for 2 Oklahoma brothers in family stabbings

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 24 min ago

Cheryl Ramsey, left, and Rob Nigh, right, defense attorneys for Robert and Michael Bever, respectively, walk away from reporters, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Tulsa, Okla., following a video arraignment for the two brothers charged with stabbing their parents and three siblings to death at their suburban Tulsa home last month. A judge entered not guilty pleas for each. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge entered not guilty pleas Monday for two brothers charged with stabbing their parents and three siblings to death last month at their suburban Tulsa home.


Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 26 min ago

Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball gameA 9-year-old bat boy has died after he was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Kansas.


Oklahoma brothers plead not guilty to killing five family members

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 59 min ago

Combo of booking photos of Michael and Robert Bever in Oklahoma CityTwo Oklahoma brothers accused of murdering their parents and three siblings pleaded not guilty on Monday in a Tulsa County court, an official said. Robert Bever, 18, and Michael Bever, 16, were charged as adults, each with five counts of first-degree murder and assault and battery with intent to kill, the court official said. Neither the brothers nor the public defenders representing them commented after the arraignment, the Tulsa World reported.


Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 1 min ago

Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near ChicagoA man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a festival in a Chicago suburb.


AccuWeather: Hot, More Humid Today

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 9 min ago

 Hot, More Humid TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Tuesday is also sticky, but things get better around mid-week.


National Park Service buries report on effigy mounds scandal

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 20 min ago

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2010 file photo, Paul and Sue Schramm, of Dyersville, Iowa, hike one of the trails at Effigy Mounds National Monument in Harpers Ferry, Iowa. The National Park Service has shelved a blistering internal report that details a “decade of dysfunction” as the agency allowed dozens of illegal construction projects to cause significant damage to an ancient Iowa burial ground that Indian tribes consider sacred. (Justin Hayworth/The Des Moines Register via AP, file) NO SALES, MAGS OUT, TV OUT, MANDATORY CREDITIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The National Park Service has shelved a blistering internal report that details a "decade of dysfunction" as the agency allowed dozens of illegal construction projects to cause significant damage to an ancient Iowa burial ground that Indian tribes consider sacred.