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AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 03:05

FILE - This file combo made from file photos shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. AT&T on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 is unveiling a new package that combines traditional TV and wireless services as it seeks to broaden its offerings following its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV about a week ago. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV 10 days ago.


Jury in Colorado theater shooting declines to rule out death penalty as sentencing advances

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:40
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jury in Colorado theater shooting declines to rule out death penalty as sentencing advances .

February New York retrial set in 1979 Etan Patz murder case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:36

Hernandez appears with his lawyer Fishbein in Manhattan Criminal Court in New YorkFormer grocery worker Pedro Hernandez will face trial again in February in the 1979 murder of six-year-old Etan Patz in New York after a hung jury forced a mistrial this year, a state court judge ruled on Monday. A new jury will be selected starting on Feb. 22 to hear the kidnapping and murder case in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Judge Maxwell Wiley said at a hearing.


Suspected Cop Killer Added to Most Wanted List

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:34
Two rewards have been announced for the suspect's arrest.

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:31

In this photo taken Sept. 17, 2014, Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. Since Republicans hold a commanding 246 seats in the House, it was widely expected that the GOP would come up with 218 votes to support a resolution of disapproval, which has been introduced by Peter Roskam. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.


Proposal: Families of Newtown victims would split $1.5M

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:27
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of more than a dozen victims of the Newtown school shooting rampage would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of lawsuits against the estate of the gunman's mother.

Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:24

In this March 6, 2015 photo, a group of unofficial St. Patrick's Day party goers celebrate at Kam's in Champaign, Ill. The University of Illinois has partied its way into the top spot on an annual list of top party schools in the country. The Urbana-Champaign campus has been among the top five on the Princeton Review's annual list for years but is No. 1 on the new list released Monday Aug 3, 2015. (Rick Danzl/The News-Gazette via AP) MANDITORY CREDITCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and Yelp.


NJ man accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:18
A man from Jersey City was arrested in Ocean County on charges that he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old boy.

Christie stirs outrage of an old enemy, teachers unions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 02:06
HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — More than any single Democrat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's greatest rival has been the biggest teachers union in his home state.

Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 01:35

Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball gameA 9-year-old bat boy has died after he was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Kansas.


Oklahoma brothers plead not guilty to killing five family members

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 01:02

Combo of booking photos of Michael and Robert Bever in Oklahoma CityTwo Oklahoma brothers accused of murdering their parents and three siblings pleaded not guilty on Monday in a Tulsa County court, an official said. Robert Bever, 18, and Michael Bever, 16, were charged as adults, each with five counts of first-degree murder and assault and battery with intent to kill, the court official said. Neither the brothers nor the public defenders representing them commented after the arraignment, the Tulsa World reported.


Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 01:00

Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near ChicagoA man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a festival in a Chicago suburb.


AccuWeather: Hot, More Humid Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:52

 Hot, More Humid TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Tuesday is also sticky, but things get better around mid-week.


National Park Service buries report on effigy mounds scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:41

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2010 file photo, Paul and Sue Schramm, of Dyersville, Iowa, hike one of the trails at Effigy Mounds National Monument in Harpers Ferry, Iowa. The National Park Service has shelved a blistering internal report that details a “decade of dysfunction” as the agency allowed dozens of illegal construction projects to cause significant damage to an ancient Iowa burial ground that Indian tribes consider sacred. (Justin Hayworth/The Des Moines Register via AP, file) NO SALES, MAGS OUT, TV OUT, MANDATORY CREDITIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The National Park Service has shelved a blistering internal report that details a "decade of dysfunction" as the agency allowed dozens of illegal construction projects to cause significant damage to an ancient Iowa burial ground that Indian tribes consider sacred.


Co-founder of Mr. Coffee company dies in Ohio at age 91

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:08
CLEVELAND (AP) — Vincent Marotta, one of the co-founders of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew, died Saturday at his home in suburban Cleveland. He was 91.

Bobbi Kristina Brown to be buried next to mother in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:07

Bobbi Kristina Brown to be buried next to mother in New JerseyA hearse carrying the coffin bearing the body of Bobby Kristina Brown has arrived by police escort at a New Jersey funeral home.


Retailers to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlement

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of realistic-looking toy guns in New York and pay over $300,000 in penalties, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday.

Texas Attorney General Paxton booked on fraud charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:01
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Tea Party Republican, turned himself in on Monday and was booked on three felony charges involving suspected securities fraud, officials said. Paxton appeared for processing and posed for a mug shot in Collin County, near Dallas. The contents of a sealed three-count indictment will soon be released, the Dallas Morning News and other media outlets reported.

Attorney to review surveillance of man charged in bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 00:01
MIAMI (AP) — A bail hearing was postponed Monday for a Florida Keys man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer who plotted to detonate a backpack bomb at a beach.

Prosecutors: Woman fatally beat family dog, bragged about it

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 23:55
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman has been arrested on charges she used a shovel and claw hammer to fatally beat her family's dog, then bragged about it, authorities said.