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Wilmington playground death ruled homicide; victim's boyfriend arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:48

Wilmington playground death ruled homicide; victim's boyfriend arrestedWilmington police have arrested the boyfriend of a woman who was found dead on a playground in Wilmington, Delaware.


Washington man sentenced for stabbing rampage after cat died

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:45
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man who stabbed workers at two animal hospitals after his cat died has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Prosecutors accuse father, son of stealing $30K from squad

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:44

Prosecutors accuse father, son of stealing $30K from squadTwo members of a southern New Jersey emergency squad have been arrested on charges that they used the agency's debit cards to steal nearly $30,000.


Sick juror delays Colorado movie massacre trial until Monday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:40

Holmes stands in court as the verdict is read in DenverBy Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - The judge in the Colorado movie massacre trial sent the jury home until Monday after a member of the panel complained early on Friday that she was suffering from a sinus infection, fever and headache and could not concentrate. "We've all been sick before ... we can all empathize," Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour told the juror. The panel of nine women and three men are hearing the punishment phase of the trial of gunman James Holmes, 27, who killed 12 people and wounded 70 in a July 2012 rampage at a midnight screening of a Batman film at a Denver area theater.


Alaska village girl dies after falling into sewage lagoon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:36
MANOKOTAK, Alaska (AP) — A 5-year-old girl from Manokotak (man-oh-KOH'-tak) has died after falling into the Alaska village's sewage lagoon.

Sources: Drexel grad was sexually assaulted during murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:30

 Drexel grad was sexually assaulted during murderSources tell Action News that a recent Drexel University graduate found dead last week inside her West Philadelphia apartment had not only been strangled and beaten, but also sexually assaulted.


Appeals court revives challenge to consumer agency

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday revived a legal challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal office created to protect consumers in financial dealings with banks, lenders and credit card companies.

Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:25

Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giantAnthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.


City wants to avoid another 'Charlie Brown' Christmas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:24
READING, Pa. (AP) — Christmas in July might be a marketing gimmick, yet a Christmas tree debate in July is serious business in one eastern Pennsylvania city.

'Landmark' trade deal on slashing tech tariffs agreed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:03
BERLIN (AP) — Major trade powers have reached a deal to cut tariffs on around 200 technology products, a decision that could pave the way for lower prices for consumers.

Theater gunman's family called him mentally ill, violent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:01

Theater gunman's family called him mentally ill, violentThe family of the man who killed two people and wounded nine others before killing himself at a crowded showing of "Trainwreck" showing said he was mentally ill and so violent that they needed police help to keep him away.


Female prison worker back to court for charges in New York escape

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:00

File photo of Joyce Mitchell suspected of having smuggled contraband into the prison in Plattsburgh New YorkThe female prison worker accused of smuggling tools to two inmates who recently staged a daring escape from an upstate New York facility will be arraigned on criminal charges next week, her lawyer said on Friday. Joyce Mitchell, 51, who worked as a training supervisor at Clinton Correctional Facility, will be arraigned at the Plattsburgh County Court on July 28, said her attorney Steve Johnston.


Woman gets life after her teen hit man killed wrong target

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:38
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, more than two years after prosecutors say she hired a teen to kill a man, and he killed the wrong man by mistake.

Mitsubishi plans to stop work at Illinois plant, find buyer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:22
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors says it plans to stop U.S. production at its facility in central Illinois and sell the plant.

Missouri girl helps saves grandpa thanks to science project

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:14
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 10-year-old St. Louis girl is being credited for helping save her grandfather's life after noticing, thanks to her earlier science fair project, that he was having a stroke.

Former Virginia governor appeals corruption conviction again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:10
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell filed a petition Friday for the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider his conviction on corruption charges. The move comes after a three-judge appeals panel unanimously upheld the convictions earlier this month.

Wife of theater shooter removed guns from home because of his mental state, 2008 documents say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:05
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — Wife of theater shooter removed guns from home because of his mental state, 2008 documents say.

Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:58

This photo provided by the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows Michael Gendy of King, N.C. Gendy continues to exercise after participating in a Wake Forest School of Medicine study that found aerobic activity may lower a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s. (Cagney Gentry/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain.


Departures resuming at LaGuardia terminal after outage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:48
NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines flights are resuming at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal C after an hourslong power outage resulted in dozens of cancellations.

Charleston shooter hearing delayed at govt, defense request

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:45
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A hearing scheduled for next week in the case of the suspected South Carolina church shooter now facing dozens of new charges has been delayed.