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Report: Senator's son was flying new aircraft solo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:21
OWASSO, Okla. (AP) — The son of Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe was flying a new type of aircraft for the first time alone when he was killed last November in a plane crash, according to a factual report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Sentencing changes sought for business crimes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of drug prisoners. Now defense lawyers hope white-collar criminals could be next in line to benefit.

Multi-vehicle crash on Route 1 in Langhorne

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:04

Multi-vehicle crash on Route 1 in LanghorneA crash involving multiple vehicles, including two trucks, closed part of Route 1 in Langhorne, Pa.


Philadelphia hosting Democratic convention site visit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:58

Philadelphia hosting Democratic convention site visitDemocratic National Committee representatives considering where to host the 2016 convention were greeted by local politicians and hundreds of supporters when they arrived Wednesday at a downtown hotel for a two-day visit.


Off-duty Philadelphia officer dies in turnpike motorcycle crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:55

Off-duty Philadelphia officer dies in turnpike motorcycle crashAuthorities say a motorcycle crash on the turnpike in central Pennsylvania has claimed the life of an off-duty Philadelphia police officer.


Decision could boost use of popular weed killer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:53

FILE - This July 11, 2013, file photo shows Blake Beckett of West Central Cooperative as he sprays a soybean field, in Granger, Iowa. Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide _ and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule in the fall of 2014 on Dow AgroSciences’ application to market Enlist, a new version of the 2,4-D herbicide that’s been around since the 1940s.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it.


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.