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Two fez-wearing Detroit drug dealers get life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:44
(Reuters) - Two Detroit drug dealers, who were known for wearing fezzes in court and who sparked a national manhunt when they fled the area last spring, were sentenced on Friday to life in prison. Carlos Powell, 39, who ran one of the largest drug rings in Detroit-area history, and his brother Eric Powell, 36, both received life sentences in federal court, said Gina Balaya, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit. The two men, along with a third accomplice named Earnest Proge, Jr. ...

GMO labeling foes spend big on campaigns in Oregon, Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:39

Labels point out products verified to not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO) at the Central Co-op in Seattle, WashingtonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show. Both measures would require labels on foods made with genetically engineered crops, which are common in the United States. Voters in Colorado and Oregon weigh in on the issue in mid-term election voting on Nov. 6. ...


Thieves target real estate open houses in Delaware Co. and beyond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:23

Thieves target real estate open houses in Delaware Co. and beyondAn open house can be one of the dangers of putting your home up for sale.


Mother, boyfriend arrested in death of 4-year-old girl

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:23

Mother, boyfriend arrested in death of 4-year-old girlTwo people have been arrested in the death of a 4-year-old girl in Delaware - the girl's mother and the mom's boyfriend.


Corbett: 3 Pennsylvanians being monitored in Ebola probe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:21

 3 Pennsylvanians being monitored in Ebola probeGov. Tom Corbett says three Pennsylvanians who were on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who tested positive for Ebola are being monitored in Texas.


Florida man sentenced to life plus 90 years in rap music murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:19

Defendant Dunn reactsBy Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 90 years, by a Florida judge on Friday for killing an unarmed black teenager in an argument over loud rap music. Dunn, 47, a software engineer, testified at his murder trial last month he thought he was defending himself from an armed threat when he fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four teens at a Jacksonville gas station parking lot, killing Jordan Davis, 17, in November 2012. ...


Sources: Hunter Biden leaves Navy after drug test

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:02

 Hunter Biden leaves Navy after drug testHunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.


Trooper hurt in barracks shooting leaves hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:01

Trooper hurt in barracks shooting leaves hospitalA Pennsylvania state trooper seriously wounded in an ambush at a rural police barracks has been released from a hospital.


Obama names former Biden chief-of-staff as Ebola czar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 01:01

Obama names former Biden chief-of-staff as Ebola czarPresident Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, as the point man in the government's response to the Ebola crisis.


Florida man kills two children, himself after arguing with wife: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:53
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida father shot his three children, killing two, before fatally shooting himself early on Friday following a fight with his wife, law-enforcement officials said. David Mohney, 52, fired off shots from a handgun after his wife fled to a neighbor’s house to seek help, according to a statement from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Deputies found the couple's son, also named David Mohney, 11, dead at the scene. ...

CDC: Nurse with Ebola said she felt funny in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:53
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A CDC official says a Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she "felt funny" and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas.

Police return to crash site where woman killed on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:52

Police return to crash site where woman killed on I-95Pennsylvania state police were back on the scene of a accident that killed 44-year-old Lisa DiMaio on Interstate-95 in Bensalem.


Trooper hurt in barracks shooting leaves hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:47
A Pennsylvania state trooper seriously wounded in an ambush at a rural police barracks has been released from a hospital after more than a month of treatment but still faces a long road to recovery, his commander said Friday.

Crucial ruling due on Taj Mahal casino's future

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:36
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge was expected to issue what the owners of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort consider a make-or-break decision for the financially troubled gambling hall on Friday.

Texas Gov. Perry calls for travel ban due to Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:31
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has joined calls for an air travel ban from countries hit the hardest by Ebola.

Investigators return to crash scene of woman killed in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:30

Investigators return to crash scene of woman killed in BensalemPennsylvania state police were back on the scene of a accident that killed 44-year-old Lisa DiMaio on Interstate-95 in Bensalem.


NJ man sentenced to 45 years for holding family in 'den of horrors'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:26
By Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for imprisoning and sexually abusing his daughter and stepdaughter in a home that one victim described as "hell," authorities said. Howard Gregory, 50, was convicted in May of kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges. He was sentenced on Thursday by Camden County Superior Court Judge Edward McBride, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's office and Lindenwold Police. During the trial, assistant prosecutor Lauren Pratter described Gregory’s apartment in Lindenwold as a “den of horrors. ...

Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:21

 The Mystery of Sanxingdui" includes more than 100 ancient pieces, some never seen outside China. The exhibit will remain at the Bowers until March 15, 2015, after which they will move to Houston's Museum of Natural Science. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — When the mysterious people of China's Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.


Ali's childhood home to be completely restored

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 00:16

FILE - This Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 file photo shows for sale signs in the front yard of Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home in Louisville, Ky. The new owner, a Nevada-based real estate investor, wants to restore the home in time to hand over the keys to the boxing great on his 73rd birthday in January. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The owner of Muhammad Ali's boyhood home has partnered with a restoration specialist in a venture to completely restore the Louisville, Kentucky, residence to its original condition.


Memory of accused Boston bomber's friend could be impaired: expert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:59

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - An expert on marijuana abuse testified on Friday that the drug could have impaired the cognitive abilities and memory of a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators. Attorneys for Robel Phillipos, 21, have argued that their client was too high on marijuana to remember his actions the night of April 18, 2013, when prosecutors say he accompanied two other men to the accused bomber's college dorm room, where they removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells. ...