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Twitter stock tumbles as user growth stalls

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:09

Specialist Glenn Carell, foreground, works with traders at his post that handles Twitter, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Twitter sank 10 percent after reporting sluggish customer growth. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership dragged Twitter's stock to its lowest level in over a year Wednesday, even though the short-messaging service reported sharply quarterly higher revenue.


160-pound python killed in rural Missouri neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:02
JONESBURG, Mo. (AP) — A resident of a Missouri neighborhood where a nearly 15-foot-long Burmese python was roaming for days has killed the snake.

Woman surrenders after hit-and-run that killed 4-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:02

Woman surrenders after hit-and-run that killed 4-year-oldA woman has surrendered to police following a hit-and-run earlier this year that left 4-year-old boy dead.


Teen charged as adult in death of California 8-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:40

Teen charged as adult in death of California 8-year-oldProsecutors said Wednesday they have charged a 15-year-old boy as an adult in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.


Teen charged with murdering eight-year-old California girl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:38
A 15-year-old boy was charged as an adult on Wednesday with sexually assaulting and murdering an 8-year-old girl whose body was discovered in a recycling bin at a residential complex in Santa Cruz, California, officials said. Adrian Jerry Gonzalez was charged with lying in wait before kidnapping and killing Madyson Middleton, who was last seen on Sunday evening riding a scooter at the Tannery Arts Center housing complex, Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeffrey Rosell told reporters. Police said Middleton knew the teen who lured her to his family's apartment at the center, which offers affordable housing to artists, and killed her.

Arrest made in shooting of Delaware gas station worker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:37

Arrest made in shooting of Delaware gas station workerPolice have made an arrest in a robbery and shooting at a gas station near Wilmington, Delaware last week.


Charges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:33
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire who was accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies.

Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:30

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies during a Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion provider, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Texas is one of a number of GOP-controlled states that have launched investigations after the release of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.


Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:26
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Colorado theater shooter's dad saw wide-eyed smirk before

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:09

FILE - This file photo released on Sept. 20, 2012 by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. While on the stand on July 28 and 29, 2015, Robert Holmes testified that his son came home from winter break from graduate school in 2011, several months before the shooting, and was making odd facial expressions which his parents had not seen in him before. (AP Photo/Arapahoe County Sheriff via AP)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, but his father didn't suspect at the time that he was descending into mental illness.


Prosecutors charge California teen as adult in death of 8-year-old girl in artist complex

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:08
Prosecutors charge California teen as adult in death of 8-year-old girl in artist complex.

South Carolina mom charged with burying newborn in yard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:01
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a South Carolina woman they say hid her pregnancy and buried her newborn son in her backyard when he died.

New Mexico dispatcher who hung up on caller resigns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:52
Matthew Sanchez resigned late on Tuesday without giving a reason, Melissa Romero, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Fire Department said in an email. Sanchez had earlier been removed from the dispatch center while fire officials investigated the June 26 emergency call about a 17-year-old boy who had suffered a fatal gunshot. The dispatcher's handing of the call sparked controversy and the city's fire chief described the incident as serious.

Rep. Chaka Fattah indicted in racketeering case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:52

Rep. Chaka Fattah indicted in racketeering caseRep. Chaka Fattah and four others have been indicted in a racketeering case, the U.S. Attorney's office said on Wednesday.


Ex-NY cop gets 15 years for strangling wife of 4 decades

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:50
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York police officer who pleaded guilty to strangling his wife of four decades during a fight over money has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Ohio Cop Involved in Shooting to Be Charged With Murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:44
Authorities release body cam video showing a cop killing a man during stop.

Allentown man found guilty in murder of girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:32

Allentown man found guilty in murder of girlfriendAn Allentown man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 16 years in the strangulation death of his girlfriend last year.


Retired professor charged with 1990 California abduction of daughter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:28
A retired college professor in Arizona has been charged with the 1990 abduction of her daughter from the San Francisco area, prosecutors said. Valerie Berry, 56, took the girl, who was a toddler at the time, from Santa Clara County to Phoenix in violation of a court order granting visitation rights to the child's father, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said in a statement on Tuesday. Prosecutors said Berry changed both her and her daughter's names and Social Security numbers and evaded authorities for about 2-1/2 decades before being arrested in Phoenix on Tuesday under the alias of Aleks Kelsi Webster.

Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:27

Hazel Garcia chews a pamphlet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare. In that June case, the court said that the healthcare law was an issue of such importance that the court would not stick to its usual practice of deferring to a government agency's legal expertise when interpreting ambiguously written laws. Obama's Clean Power Plan to cut emissions from coal-fired power plants is expected to be finalized as early as next week, ahead of a crucial United Nations climate change conference in Paris at the end of the year.


Yahoo plays catch-up in messaging with video texting app

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:23
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine making a video call without other people being able to listen in.