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Man pleads no contest to giving minority women KKK fliers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:38
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A white man accused of distributing Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers to two minority women in Vermont has pleaded no contest to charges of disorderly conduct.

Man pleads not guilty to Seattle-area dismemberment killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:35
A judge at the hearing in King County Superior Court increased bail for the 37-year-old accused killer, John R. Charlton, to $5 million from $2 million, Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the local Prosecutor's Office, said in an email. Prosecutors had argued in court papers that Charlton, who has been in jail since his April 11 arrest, was a flight risk. Charlton has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Ingrid Lyne, 40, from Renton in Washington state and with stealing her car.

Ackman, Valeant pledge reforms after spiking drug prices

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:32

Pearson is sworn in to testify about price spikes in decades-old pharmaceuticals before a hearing of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Activist investor William Ackman promised U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that he will urge the board of Valeant Pharmaceuticals to reduce the high prices of four life-saving drugs that are now at the heart of two congressional probes. Speaking before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Ackman revealed that Valeant's board will hold a conference call on Thursday to discuss the costs of heart medications Isuprel and Nitropress, as well as Cuprimine and Syprine, two drugs that are used to treat a genetic disorder that causes copper to build up in the body's organs. The Senate Special Committee on Aging is one of two U.S. congressional panels investigating sky-rocketing price increases of certain decades-old drugs acquired by companies including Valeant and Turing Pharmaceuticals, a company founded by Martin Shkreli.


Dontre Hamilton's family sues city, police over 2014 death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:32
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a mentally ill black man who was fatally shot in a 2014 confrontation with a white police officer in a downtown Milwaukee park filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city, Police Department and former officer Christopher Manney.

Bundy attorney: Feds turned down proposed plea deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:29
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for Ammon Bundy say the leader of the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation offered after his arrest to plead guilty if charges against other defendants were dismissed, but the deal was rejected.

The Latest: Shooting suspect was witness in past murder case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:25
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on shootings in Mississippi that left three dead and one wounded (all times local):

German shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:25

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.


Possible Manson victim identified after nearly 50 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:20

Handout photo of Charles Manson from the California Department of CorrectionsA woman found stabbed to death in 1969 and considered a possible victim of followers of Charles Manson has been identified after nearly 50 years, prompting detectives to question the imprisoned mass murderer about her death, Los Angeles police said on Wednesday. The woman, previously known only as Jane Doe #59, was identified through DNA testing as 19-year-old Reet Jurvetson, who lost contact with her family after traveling to California from Canada in 1969, the Los Angeles Police Department said. It was not what I wanted to hear," the slain woman's sister, Anne Jurvetson, said in a statement posted on a memorial website.


Prosecutor: Biggest gang takedown in New York City history

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:19
NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement rescued a housing project with the biggest gang takedown in city history, and now officials are investigating whether the city's 400,000 public housing residents were being protected in safe conditions as required by federal law, a federal prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Once-fugitive real estate heir's plea deal approved

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:19

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom. New Orleans Federal Judge Kurt Engelhardt on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, approved a plea agreement for Durst to serve 7 years, 1 month in prison on a weapons charge. Durst still faces a separate murder charge in California. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Robert Durst, the estranged member of a wealthy real estate family and subject of a documentary about the death of his first wife, was sentenced to 7 years and 1 month in prison on a weapons charge that cleared the deck for him to face murder charges in California.


Minnesota man admits lying about Islamic State contact

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:17
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man charged with threatening to "shoot up" a drugstore pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI about when he last contacted the Islamic State group in a separate case.

JetBlue pilot charged with flying drunk from Orlando to New York

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:11
Dennis Thomas Murphy Jr. was arrested and arraigned in a federal court in New York City on a charge of operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence, said Nellin McIntosh, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. The complaint unsealed on Wednesday said 151 passengers were onboard the flight on April 21, 2015, and Murphy had been selected for random alcohol testing upon landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. JetBlue officials could not be immediately reached for comment on Wednesday.

Biggest gang bust in New York City history results in 120 arrests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:10

A sign for the Eastchester Gardens NYCHA housing complex stands in the BronxU.S. authorities staged the largest gang takedown in New York City history on Wednesday, arresting 120 reputed rival gang members and their associates for murder, robbery, drug dealing and other charges, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. Victims of the vicious competition between the two gangs have included 92-year-old Sadie Mitchell, who was struck by a stray bullet in her home in the Bronx, the city's poorest borough, in October 2009. Nearly 700 federal agents and New York City Police Department officers were involved in Wednesday's pre-dawn raids in the Bronx, which were part of an effort to make the city's public housing projects safer for their roughly 400,000 residents amid a surge of violence, Bharara said.


Most Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads: survey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:10

File photo of rush hour traffic on Interstate 95 near downtown Miami FloridaOptions include paying for the number of miles a vehicle travels, according to the survey conducted by Kelton Global for HNTB Corp, a transportation consulting firm that works on such projects as managed lanes and mileage-based user fees. It is widely acknowledged both inside and outside of government that the country's roads, bridges and other surface transportation infrastructure is in dire need of repair. The cost to repair and upgrade the U.S. surface transportation system to meet current and future demands is in the "hundreds of billions of dollars," the U.S. Government Accountability Office said last year.


Dog rescued after he was shot, tied up and mouth taped shut

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:09

Bear, a Labrador mix, rests outside the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital Small Animal Clinic in Urbana, Ill., Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Bear was found April 20 found tied to a bridge and with his mouth taped closed in rural eastern Illinois. A veterinarian said Wednesday the dog is starting to show signs that he will recover from a long list of injuries someone inflicted on him. (Rick Danzl/The News-Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDITURBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Labrador mix dog that had been shot and tied to an Illinois bridge with his mouth taped closed so he wouldn't bark was starting to show signs of recovery from a long list of injuries, a veterinarian said Wednesday.


Hit-and-run victim to graduate from Temple University

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:09

Hit-and-run victim to graduate from Temple UniversityA Temple University student is showing the true meaning of determination and perseverance.


Man pleads not guilty to Seattle-area dismemberment killing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:02

King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector listens to motions prior to the arraignment of John Charlton, the man accused of dismembering a woman in her suburban home and dumping her body parts in Seattle recycling bins, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Seattle. Charlton pleaded not guilty to murder and theft charges in connection with the case. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of killing and dismembering a woman in her suburban home then dumping her remains in a Seattle recycling bin pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and theft charges.


Utah essential oil company announces third-party data breach

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:55
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) — Utah-based essential oil company doTERRA is warning customers and distributors that their personal information may have been compromised in a data breach in March.

2 teens arrested in theft of Wilmington mayor's car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:52

2 teens arrested in theft of Wilmington mayor's carTwo teenagers have been arrested in connection with allegedly stealing a car owned by Wilmington's mayor.


Man charged with running down golfer with golf cart

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 06:51
DENVER (AP) — A 57-year-old man accused of running down a golfer with a golf cart has been charged with assault.