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Victim parents: Middle school killer deserves life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:21
MIAMI (AP) — The parents of a 14-year-old boy slain in 2004 by his best friend in a middle school bathroom are urging a judge to keep the killer locked in prison for life.

SEPTA train hits disabled taxi in Conshohocken

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:17

SEPTA train hits disabled taxi in ConshohockenIt was a scary morning commute for dozens of SEPTA riders when their train slammed into a taxi that was stopped right in the middle of the tracks in Conshohocken.


Ex-drug executive Shkreli has $40 million trading loss: U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:14

Former drug executive Shkreli exits the U.S. Federal Courthouse in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkFormer pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli suffered a roughly $40 million drop in the value of a trading account used to secure his bail following his arrest on securities fraud charges, a U.S. prosecutor said on Wednesday. At a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn, Assistant U.S. Attorney Winston Paes said the account contained mostly shares of KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc , a drug company that Shkreli briefly ran. Paes told U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto that Shkreli may need to post new assets to secure his $5 million bond, which was issued following the 32-year-old's arrest in December.


Surveillance: Teens vandalize Temple University campus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:56

 Teens vandalize Temple University campusDetectives are looking for the vandals who caused damage on the Temple University campus.


School kisses Valentine's Day and other holidays goodbye

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:55
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Students at a Minnesota elementary school won't be exchanging valentines, or celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas or Halloween.

The Latest: Flint's ex-manager unable to attend hearing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:53

Keith Creagh, director, Department of Environmental Quality, State of Michigan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2016, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to examine the ongoing situation in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)DETROIT (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):


AccuWeather: Heavy Rain, Some Flooding Possible

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:49

 Heavy Rain, Some Flooding PossibleMeteorologist David Murphy says record warmth is also on the way today for some.


Report: It's ethical to test embryos from DNA of 3 people

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:43

This photo provided by Oregon Health & Science University Photography shows Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov of the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore. Mitalipov hopes to test a technique that will use the DNA of three people, one man and two women, to create embryos, in the quest to prevent mothers from passing debilitating genetic diseases to their babies. (Oregon Health & Science University Photography via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Creating babies from the DNA of three people — a man and two women — one day might prevent mothers from passing on devastating genetic diseases, and advisers to the government now say it's ethical to test the procedure under certain conditions.


Las Vegas fans scramble as cable fight threatens Super Bowl

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:39

A Super Bowl 50 sign stands in a park overlooking San Francisco Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. The Denver Broncos play the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the taco bar to the chicken wings, Me Ray Shook has long had the potluck planned for her annual Super Bowl party. It's how to watch the big game that she hasn't figured out.


Raise your spoons: Ben & Jerry's now has non-dairy ice cream

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:37
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Raise your spoons: Ben & Jerry's now has non-dairy ice cream.

Broncos practice squad player sent home after prostitution sting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:37
Ryan Murphy, 23, was detained and questioned at a hotel in San Jose on Tuesday but was released when it was found he was not involved in any criminal activity, said Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Jensen. As a member of the Broncos' practice squad, the former Oregon State University defensive back would not be eligible to take the field when the team plays the Carolina Panthers in the NFL championship game in Santa Clara. "Although practice squad safety Ryan Murphy was not cited by police, we decided it was best for the team if we continued our preparations for Super Bowl 50 without him," Denver head coach Gary Kubiak said in a statement.

Widow of disgraced Illinois policeman pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:33
The widow of a northern Illinois policeman who staged his suicide in September to make it appear he was shot in the line of duty, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges related to his suspected embezzlement from a youth police explorer program. Melodie Gliniewicz, 51, was arraigned in Lake County Circuit Court on felony charges of disbursing charitable funds without authority and for personal benefit as well as money laundering.

9-year-old girl jumps from balcony to escape burning condo, caught by police officers in Mahwah

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:31

9-year-old girl jumps from balcony to escape burning condo, caught by police officers in MahwahSuddenly trapped and surrounded by intense flames inside the Mahwah apartment building, 9-year-old Sofya had no other choice but to take a leap of faith.


Fact sheet: 2016 Kia Sedona SXL

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:30
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2016 Kia Sedona's warranty, insides make it must-see minivan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:29
With the best warranty coverage of any minivan and an award-winning and inviting interior, the 2016 Kia Sedona is a must-see for anyone looking to buy a spacious and comfortable family ride.

Cosby lawyer says comedian was assured he was in the clear

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:28

Cosby lawyer says comedian was assured he was in the clearCosby's top legal adviser said he never would have let the comedian testify in a 2005 lawsuit if he thought Cosby could still face sexual assault charges.


Escaped murderer gets maximum sentence for daring NY prison break

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:27

David Sweat appears in court for his arraignment at Clinton County court, in PlattsburghA convicted killer whose daring escape last year from an upstate New York prison triggered a massive three-week manhunt received a maximum sentence on Wednesday, after apologizing in court for his actions. David Sweat pleaded guilty to two counts of escape and one of promoting prison contraband in November, five months after he was shot and captured about two miles from the Canadian border. Sweat and fellow inmate Richard Matt broke out of the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, on June 6, using hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat as part of an elaborate escape plan.


Fugitive real estate heir Robert Durst pleads guilty to weapon charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:21

Fugitive real estate heir Robert Durst pleads guilty to weapon chargeA fugitive New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in Louisiana on Thursday to a weapons charge and has agreed to a sentence of seven years and one month imprisonment.


Veterans' families seek ban as dogs walk among gravestones

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:18
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — Families of those buried in Rhode Island's veterans' cemetery say that using the grounds as a dog park is disrespectful to the fallen, and they're battling pet owners over access to the property.

Real estate scion Robert Durst pleads guilty to gun charge in New Orleans

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:15

File photo of Real estate heir Robert Durst appearing in a New York criminal courtroomReal estate heir and murder suspect Robert Durst pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge in New Orleans on Wednesday, setting the stage for his return to California to face charges in the 2000 death of a longtime friend. Durst, 72, could be sentenced to seven years and one month in prison under his plea agreement, followed by three years of supervised release. Shackled and wearing an orange jumpsuit, Durst appeared frail and thin at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt.