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Two men attacked, robbed at gunpoint in Old City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:59

2 men attacked, robbed at gunpoint in Old CityPhiladelphia police are looking for the suspects who beat and robbed two men in Old City earlier this month.


German shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:51

German shepherd helps rescue children from burning homeAuthorities in central Florida say a German shepherd helped firefighters locate the two young children of his owners in heavy smoke as a blaze destroyed their home.


Government sets 9-day red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:40
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The federal government says private recreational anglers will have only nine days to fish for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico this summer.

Gun accidentally fires in doctor's office, injuring 2 people

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:33
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a gun accidentally fired inside a doctor's office in New York, wounding two people.

Receiver: Vermont ski resort to stay open

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:28
The federal receiver appointed to oversee two Vermont ski resorts amid fraud allegations says he's secured enough money to keep one of them open. Michael Goldberg and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin met with ...

2016 Subura Forester delivers affordable all-wheel drive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:28
It's not flashy, but the Subaru Forester has the second-lowest price for a compact SUV with traction-improving all-wheel drive. This year, it adds new safety and entertainment features that connect drivers ...

Car hits chopper that lands on highway to aid crash victim

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:27
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a medical helicopter was hit by a car and disabled as it prepared to transport an injured pedestrian, and the car's driver now faces drunken driving charges.

Car hits chopper that lands on highway to aid crash victim

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:27
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a medical helicopter was hit by a car and disabled as it prepared to transport an injured pedestrian, and the car's driver now faces drunken driving charges.

Polygamous fraud investigation fueled by surveillance video

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:27
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they took aerial videos and installed surveillance cameras at a polygamous town's general store to gather evidence in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case.

Top court poised to overturn Virginia ex-governor's convictions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:25

Former Virginia Governor McDonnell is trailed by reporters as he departs after his appeal of his 2014 corruption conviction was heard at the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonThe Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared poised to throw out the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell, a move federal prosecutors fear could undermine their ability to bring crooked politicians to justice. During the one-hour argument, several of the eight justices signaled that the conduct of McDonnell in accepting $177,000 in gifts and sweetheart loans from a businessman seeking to promote a dietary supplement did not constitute a criminal act. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts went further, suggesting the statutes under which McDonnell was convicted could be so broad as to be unconstitutionally vague because they can sweep in so many different activities, including setting up routine meetings on behalf of political donors.


Ohio judge sentences Mexican man to life in prison for rape, murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:22
A Mexican national living illegally in the United States was sentenced on Wednesday by an Ohio judge to life in prison for the rape and murder of a woman during a July crime spree. Lake County Judge John O'Donnell sentenced Juan Razo, 36, to the maximum life without parole plus 107 years for a July 27 rampage in Concord Township, Ohio, about 30 miles northeast of Cleveland, that began when he attempted to rape his 14-year-old niece in a public park. Prosecutors said the teenager fought off Razo, but he then went on to rape and murder 60-year-old Margaret Kostelnik after breaking into her nearby home.

Ohio judge sentences Mexican man to life in prison for rape, murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:22
A Mexican national living illegally in the United States was sentenced on Wednesday by an Ohio judge to life in prison for the rape and murder of a woman during a July crime spree. Lake County Judge John O'Donnell sentenced Juan Razo, 36, to the maximum life without parole plus 107 years for a July 27 rampage in Concord Township, Ohio, about 30 miles northeast of Cleveland, that began when he attempted to rape his 14-year-old niece in a public park. Prosecutors said the teenager fought off Razo, but he then went on to rape and murder 60-year-old Margaret Kostelnik after breaking into her nearby home.

Medical examiner: 2-year-old girl died from dehydration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:21
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond officials say a 2-year-old who police believe was killed by her stepmother died from dehydration.

Medical examiner: 2-year-old girl died from dehydration

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:21
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond officials say a 2-year-old who police believe was killed by her stepmother died from dehydration.

FBI says it won't disclose how it accessed locked iPhone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:20
The FBI says it won't publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers. In a statement Wednesday, FBI official Amy Hess said the FBI does ...

Tech companies drag US stocks lower following Apple earnings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:20

Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Stocks indexes are mostly lower in early trading as weakness in the technology sector pulls the broader market lower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday afternoon as tech stocks post sharp declines following weak results from Apple and Twitter. Utility and telecommunications companies are rising as bond yields fall.


Judge describes Dennis Hastert as 'serial child molester' before imposing sentence in hush-money case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:19
CHICAGO (AP) — Judge describes Dennis Hastert as 'serial child molester' before imposing sentence in hush-money case.

Judge describes Dennis Hastert as 'serial child molester' before imposing sentence in hush-money case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:19
CHICAGO (AP) — Judge describes Dennis Hastert as 'serial child molester' before imposing sentence in hush-money case.

Fmr. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Willie Williams dies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:19

Fmr. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Willie Williams diesAction News has learned that former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Willie Williams has died at the age of 72.


White House locked down after items thrown over fence: Secret Service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:18

A U.S. Secret Service counter-assault team member patrols after an apparent fence jumper attempted to enter the White House grounds in WashingtonThe White House was locked down for the second time in two days on Wednesday after an unidentified male threw personal belongings over the north fence, the Secret Service said. "The individual was immediately taken into custody by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers," the agency said in a statement. On Tuesday, the agency detained a person believed to be fleeing a robbery who jumped the west fence at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is on the White House Campus.