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Man dies after shooting inside car in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:46

Man dies after shooting inside car in WilmingtonPolice say a man has died after being shot several times inside a car in Wilmington, Delaware early Tuesday morning.


AstraZeneca says DOJ closes probe into drug trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — British drugmaker AstraZeneca says the U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation into a clinical trial of the company's blood thinner Brilinta, and plans no further action.

Q&A: How 1 US factory owner fought cheap imports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:35

 How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town." (AP Photo/Little, Brown and Company, David Hungate)WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.


Oregon woman accused of setting husband on fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:30
MOUNT ANGEL, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman accused of setting her husband on fire because of an argument over weed killer is jailed on an attempted murder charge.

SEPTA bus catches fire at Penns Landing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:25

SEPTA bus catches fire at Penns LandingThe tail end of a SEPTA bus caught fire along Penns Landing Tuesday morning.


Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic testimony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:21
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Graphic grand jury testimony reveals details of the abuse suffered by an 8-year-old Los Angeles County boy allegedly battered to death by his mother and her boyfriend.

Egypt urges U.S. restraint over Missouri unrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:19
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year. U.S. foes Iran and Syria also lambasted the United States, but while they are frequent critics of Washington, it is unusual for Egypt to criticize such a major donor. It was not immediately clear why Egypt would issue such a statement. ...

Meadowlands proposal includes casinos, hotels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:14
Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands. That's the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment ...

TSA to train officers on recognizing DC licenses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Security Administration workers will be getting training on how to recognize District of Columbia driver's licenses and identification cards.

Connecticut man charged with fatally stabbing niece

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:41
(Reuters) - A Connecticut man has been charged with murder for fatally stabbing his infant niece while babysitting the 1-year-old girl, police said on Tuesday. Arthur Hapgood, 36, of Waterbury was arrested without incident at the scene and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed, non-life-threatening injuries, police said in a statement. On Monday evening, officers saw a resident running toward them holding the 1-year-old who had been deeply slashed across the belly when they arrived to the home, according to police. They attempted to save the baby before she was transported to a local hospital and airlifted to a children's hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Police: Woman left baby in car while shopping

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:39
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores.

Police: Robber caught after shower and shave

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:31
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a suspect accused of robbing a 94-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico, man was caught after he shaved and showered in the victim's home — and left behind his fingerprints.

Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:29

Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beautyNEW YORK (AP) — Kale has crept out of salads and juicers into beauty products from niche and mainstream sellers.


Florida lawyer among dead in Bahamas plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:22

Rescue workers carry from a boat to a hearse the body of one of the victims of a small plane that crashed in East Grand BahamaA small plane crash in the sea off the island of Grand Bahama on Monday killed Ormond Beach lawyer R. Michael Kennedy, who worked for a travel services company, according to a Florida newspaper. Kennedy's brother told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that he was notified of the death by the Bahamian government late Monday afternoon. Mark Kennedy also told the newspaper that three other Daytona Beach-area business executives were on board, including one who worked in the time-share industry. Bahamian police said there were no survivors when the plane went down on its way to Grand Bahama International Airport near Freeport.


MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:18
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics.

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:18

This handout photo provided by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History shows production scripts and press materials from NBC’s Will & Grace program, 2000-2006. Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, the creative power behind the hit situation comedy, intentionally presented LGBT characters who were not stereotyped, caricatured, or demeaned. The success of Will & Grace marked a turning point in media portrayals. The museum is acquiring several pieces of history from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, including items from the TV show “Will and Grace.” (AP Photo/Smithsonian National Museum of American History)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace."


Drug lab scandal could get cases thrown out in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:17

Drug lab scandal could get cases tossed in DelawareA Superior Court judge is holding a hearing involving two drug crime defendants that could determine the fate of thousands of drug prosecutions in Delaware.


Judge: Mamtek CEO committed $1.3M bond fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 23:16
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The former CEO of Mamtek committed fraud to secure almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were supposed to be used to build an artificial sweetener plant in a central Missouri town, a federal judge ruled in a bankruptcy case.

NYC woman pulls kids from Massachusetts reservoir

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:26
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A New York City woman visiting her parents in Massachusetts is being hailed as a hero for rescuing two children strapped in a stroller after they had fallen into a reservoir.

Michigan girl mauled by raccoon finishes surgeries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 22:05

FILE -- In this April 14, 2014 file photo, Charlotte Ponce stands for a photo at her home the day before surgery in Royal Oak, Mich. Ponce, a western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby, is celebrating the completion of two years' worth of reconstructive surgical procedures, said the the doctor who performed her surgeries, Dr. Kongret Chaiyasate, on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUTROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Now that Charlotte Ponce has her ear, she's looking to accessorize.