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Man, 20, accused of shooting officers at Ferguson protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:49

Man, 20, accused of shooting officers at Ferguson protestA man charged in the shooting of two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson told investigators he was not targeting law enforcement and had been aiming for someone with whom he was in dispute.


Basketball player killed by blood cell disorder, not by gum

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:48

Basketball player killed by blood cell disorder, not by gumA coroner says a women's basketball player found dead in her Pennsylvania dorm room in January died from a blood cell disorder, not from inhaling chewing gum, as police first believed.


Man survives being shot 11 times in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:44

Man survives being shot 11 times in South PhiladelphiaAn investigation is underway after a man was shot 11 times while walking down the street in South Philadelphia.


Family photos restored after 3 boys, grandma die in fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:42
CINCINNATI (AP) — Family members of three boys and their grandmother killed in a house fire the morning after Christmas now have hundreds of photos salvaged from the blaze to help preserve memories of their loved ones.

Sotheby's nicks CEO from Madison Square Garden

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:36

Sotheby's employees pose with "Le Grand Canal", painted by Claude Monet, at Sotheby's preview in LondonAuction house Sotheby's appointed Madison Square Garden Co Chief Executive Tad Smith its CEO, a surprise development that could delay the plans of the owner of the New York Knicks to spin off its live entertainment business. Sotheby's said on Monday that Smith, who has led Madison Square Garden for just a year, would replace William Ruprecht on March 31. Madison Square Garden's shares fell 1.4 pct in morning trading, while Sotheby's shares rose 1 percent.


UN investigator: Pressure North Korea on abductions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:11
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special rapporteur on North Korea said Monday the closed-off country must be held to account for the hundreds of people it's accused of abducting from Japan, South Korea and elsewhere in recent decades.

Feds give up on collecting $4M fine in Connecticut scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:10
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have given up on collecting a $4 million fine from a defunct Boston investment firm that was convicted in a late 1990s Connecticut treasurer's bribery and kickback scandal.

2 Philadelphia firefighters hurt after ladder hits power lines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:06

2 Philadelphia firefighters hurt after ladder hits power lineA source tells Action News that two firefighters were injured in North Philadelphia on Monday morning after their ladder came in contact with power lines.


Millionaire Durst waives extradition, will return to California

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:05

Millionaire Durst waives extradition, will return to CaliforniaWealthy eccentric Robert Durst waived extradition Monday and will return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the 15-year-old death of a writer and friend who acted as his spokeswoman.


U.S. refinery deal hits roadblocks at 8 striking plants

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:04

Workers strike outside the Tesoro refinery in CarsonBy Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - A tentative national agreement to end a six-week strike at twelve U.S. refineries has struggled to win ratification at eight plants as workers and companies struggle to settle local issues, according to union officials. The deal reached on Thursday by the United Steelworkers (USW) and lead industry negotiator Royal Dutch Shell Plc to end the biggest walkout of its kind in 35 years is showing signs of quick passage at just four plants. The four sites where the deal is finding support and progress is being made on local issues are at facilities owned or co-owned by Shell. Workers at these plants, which include three Motiva Enterprises refineries, have scheduled or are expected to hold votes this week to ratify the agreement.


Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst arrested; says he 'killed them all' in HBO finale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:51

Millionaire Durst waives extradition, will return to CaliforniaRobert Durst muttered that he "killed them all, of course" in the finale of a six-part documentary that authorities hope will finally lead to a conviction.


Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst waives extradition, will face murder charge in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:36
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst waives extradition, will face murder charge in Los Angeles.

OU hires former federal judge amid fraternity racism probe

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:33
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma announced Monday the hiring of a prominent Oklahoma attorney and former U.S. district judge to assist school officials with an investigation into a racist chant by some fraternity members.

Walmart worker stole ammunition, survival gear, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:30

Walmart worker stole ammunition, survival gear, police sayPolice say a Wal-Mart employee has been charged with stealing thousands of rounds of ammunition and survival gear from the store in Milford where he worked.


GM gets 4,342 total claims for faulty ignition switch compensation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:11

File photo of General Motors logo outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit(Reuters) - General Motors Co has received 4,342 claims for compensation related to ignition switch defects in its cars, according to the lawyer overseeing the compensation program. GM has so far determined that 67 deaths, 11 severe injuries and 102 other injuries are eligible for payment, said the report. The report said 820 claims had been deemed ineligible, while 1,492 were under review. Applications for 1,066 claims lacked sufficient paperwork or evidence and 784 had no documentation at all, it said.


6,063 endangered manatees counted in annual Florida survey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:06
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A record number of manatees have been tallied in Florida's annual survey of the endangered marine mammals, state wildlife officials said Monday.

Coroner: No foul play suspected in professor's death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:05
STAHLSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A coroner's office says no foul play is suspected in the death of a professor whose body was found in some woods about 15 miles from the Pennsylvania college where she worked.

New Jersey teacher accused of taking explicit photos of students

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 23:01

New Jersey teacher accused of taking explicit photos of studentsA New Jersey teacher is accused of secretly taking explicit pictures of students.


Trial to begin for NC man accused of cuffing child to porch

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:12
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — The child abuse trial for a North Carolina man accused of chaining an 11-year-old boy on a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment is scheduled to start Monday.

Forget streaming, aging boomers still want their fitness DVDs

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:02
By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite the ubiquity of online fitness offerings from Pilates videos on YouTube to indoor-cycling smartphone apps, fitness experts say aging boomers reluctant to go with the streaming flow want their home exercise in a DVD format. “Every time I do a (DVD) shoot, I think this will be the last one, but we keep meeting our revenue goals,” said Miami-based fitness instructor Jessica Smith, whose company JessicaSmithTV produces streaming and DVD fitness videos. Fueled by aging baby boomers, fitness DVD production grew at an annual rate of 7.7 percent in the five years to 2014, a report by market research company IBIS World showed. “The bulk of our YouTube audience is younger.” Some home exercisers, especially outside of big cities, lack Internet service fast enough to download and play streaming videos in real time, she added.   But Donna Cyrus, senior vice president of programming for Crunch Fitness, believes the popularity of DVDs will decrease.   “Because of the Internet, it’s a lot easier to access streaming,” said Cyrus, whose company streams some 60 fitness classes from Pilates to yoga to hip-hop over its live subscription service.