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Tires slashed in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:52

Tires slashed in Northeast PhiladelphiaAn investigation is underway after someone vandalized nearly a dozen cars in Northeast Philadelphia.


Civil War-era cannonballs detonated in NY quarry

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:45

Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War, 1863SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — About 180 Civil War-era cannonballs found on the grounds of the nation's oldest arsenal have been detonated in an upstate New York quarry.


Student's killer proclaims innocence in jail call

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:45
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student proclaimed his innocence in a recorded prison phone call with his mother as she sympathized with the victim's family and tried to convince him to face them in court when he is sentenced to life in prison.

Burglars arrested at home of murder victim Connie Murray

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:44

Burglars arrested at home of murder victim Connie MurrayTwo suspects are behind bars after police say they tried to burglarize the Northeast Philadelphia home of murder victim Connie Murray.


Former NBA top pick Oden trial date set on battery charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:42

 Miami Heat at Washington Wizards(Reuters) - Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden must stay away from an ex-girlfriend and remain on a GPS monitor as he awaits trial on battery charges but may travel outside Indiana, a judge ruled on Wednesday. Oden, 26, a National Basketball Association free agent, is accused of striking his ex-girlfriend in the face on August 7. He has been charged with felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury, misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor battery. Oden, who spent the last NBA season with the Miami Heat, was arrested at a home in Lawrence, Indiana, and a police report said he admitted that a dispute "got out of control." Police quoted Oden as saying he was swinging his arms as he was being held back by his mother and another person and in the process struck the woman in the face.


Conservationists to sue U.S. for denying protections for wolverines

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:24

A wolverine walks across the snow in this U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photoBy Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Conservationists said on Wednesday they will sue the Obama administration over its decision to deny federal protections for rare wolverines in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Last year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed adding the estimated 300 wolverines in the Lower 48 states to the federal endangered and threatened species list, saying global warming was reducing snows in the high country that the animals depend on for digging dens and storing food. Wolverines are known for their cantankerous disposition and fearless defense of their territories. The Obama administration's decision on wolverines came after states such as Idaho opposed the proposed listing, which would have banned the trapping of the animals and imposed restrictions on snowmobiling and other winter recreation in areas inhabited by the solitary creatures.


Transcript: Convicted murderer's jail call

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:14
Seth Mazzaglia was convicted of raping and murdering Elizabeth "Lizzi' Marriott and is set to be sentenced Thursday to life in prison. The following is a transcript of a jailhouse call between Mazzaglia and his mother, Heather Mazzaglia, from Aug. 6 and provided by the state. Seth Mazzaglia had asked a judge to excuse him from attending the sentencing but has withdrawn his request.

Man arraigned in Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:46

Man arraigned in Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital shootingA man accused of having shot his caseworker to death and grazed his psychiatrist at a Philadelphia-area hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been arraigned on charges in the case.


Oklahoma man charged with threatening to kill Senator Reid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:36

Senate Majority Leader Reid speaks at a press conference about a bill to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in WashingtonAn Oklahoma man has been charged with threatening to kill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his family, according to court documents obtained on Wednesday. Charles Jason Moreland, 31, of Tulsa, is suspected of sending profanity-laced email messages in April directed at the veteran Democratic senator from Nevada that said if Reid "ever steps out foot out of D.C., he will be done. You're a dead ... man Harry Reid," according to the documents. A lawyer for Moreland was not immediately available for comment.


Florida artist guilty in museum vase-smashing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:36
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida artist has pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge for smashing a vase that was part of a museum exhibit by noted Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Study drops hints that dogs could get jealous

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:24

This July 21, 2014 photo provided by the University of California-San Diego shows three border collies, from left, Samwise, Arwen and Frodo. The dogs inspired emotion researcher Christine Harris, a professor of psychology at the university, to do a study on pet jealousy. (AP Photo/University of California-San Diego, Steve Harris)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Shetland sheepdog Maggie comes home from the groomer, her owners praise and pet her shiny coat, much to the chagrin of pit bull Stormy, who will head-butt her until their family cuts out the compliments.


Driver pleads not guilty in farmers market crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:17
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A driver accused of causing a deadly weekend crash at a New Jersey farmers market has pleaded not guilty.

NJ man admits molesting, taking explicit pictures of sleeping girl

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:03

NJ man admits molesting, taking explicit pictures of sleeping girlA southern New Jersey man has admitted molesting a teenage girl and taking sexually explicit photos of her while she slept.


Penn St. trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:59
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A divided Penn State board voted Wednesday to endorse a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, signaling their support for a deal to end a dispute between state officials and the NCAA over the sanctions.

Ex-MIT professor agrees to plead guilty to fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:48
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and his son who ran hedge funds have agreed to plead guilty to securities fraud charges that federal prosecutors say cost their investors $140 million.

Body of American found in suitcase in Indonesian island of Bali

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:46
The body of an American tourist has been found stuffed into a suitcase in Indonesia's resort island of Bali and the victim's daughter and her boyfriend arrested for what police suspect was a gruesome murder. "There has been no confession yet but the couple are now being detained and interrogated," Hery Wiyanto, Bali police spokesman, told Reuters by phone, adding the killing took place on Tuesday. Heather Louise Mack, 19, and Tommy Schaefer, 21, were arrested on Wednesday after a day-long chase. Ida Bagus Putu Alit, a forensic expert at the hospital that conducted an autopsy, said Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, had been "hit by a blunt object and the blows were concentrated on the face and head".

Land Rover recalls 46,515 SUVs in U.S., Canada for air bag issue

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:43

A visitor stands next to the Range Rover Evoque during a media preview day of the Johannesburg International Motor ShowJaguar Land Rover is recalling 46,515 Land Rover sport utility vehicles in the United States and Canada because the front passenger air bag may not deploy due to a part failure, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators. He did not know whether SUVs in other markets were affected by the recall. The company, a unit of Tata Motors, is recalling certain 2010 to 2015 LR2 luxury compact SUVs, and 2012 and 2013 Range Rover Evoque SUVs, because a part in the occupant classification system electronic control unit may fail, disabling the passenger air bag partially or completely, the filings with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Affected in the recall are about 17,066 LR2 and 23,485 Range Rover Evoque SUVs in the United States and U.S. territories, and 5,964 vehicles in Canada.


$27,000 reward in West Deptford police station shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:36

$27,000 reward in West Deptford police station shootingPolice have issued a reward of $27,000 for the arrest and conviction of the person who opened fire on the West Deptford Township police headquarters early Tuesday.


Players go for the Scrabble title in Buffalo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:19
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The world's best Scrabble players are squaring off for the title of Scrabble champion, with the winner to be crowned in Buffalo.

Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:19

This product image provided by Amazon shows Amazon Local Register, the company's new credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. (AP Photo/Amazon)NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.