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Police: Thieves strike twice at Exton T.J. Maxx

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:59

 Thieves strike twice at Exton T.J. MaxxThe West Whiteland Township Police Department is investigating two thefts that occurred on separate dates at the TJ Maxx store in Exton.

'Van Gogh' provenance is 'untrue'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:59
The owner of a painting purported to be by Vincent van Gogh admits misrepresenting its true history.
Categories: BBC World News

'American Sniper' widow: husband planned to donate book proceeds

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:56
By Todd Melby ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - The widow of a late Navy SEAL accused of defaming former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura testified on Wednesday in a federal trial that her husband was a humble man who planned to give away proceeds from a best-selling book. At the heart of the trial is whether Ventura and Chris Kyle, who was killed in 2013 at a Texas shooting range by a troubled Iraq war veteran, got into an altercation after a chance encounter at a California bar in October 2006. When asked Wednesday by Ventura's attorney whether Kyle's story about the confrontation was true, Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle, replied: "My husband doesn't lie." They also planned to give away the proceeds from Kyle's best-selling 2012 book, "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History," she said. "We are trying to find the right places and not just throw it away," Taya Kyle said, adding that her husband did not display the medals he received and kept the descriptions of his deeds tucked in a notebook.

Castro Is Approved to Lead Housing Department

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:56
The Senate voted to confirm Julián Castro as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, catapulting the young mayor of San Antonio to the national stage.

White House outlines 2014 drug control policy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:55
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Closely mirroring its past positions, the Obama administration's 2014 drug policy will focus tightly on curbing heroin use and prescription painkillers abuse while continuing to oppose the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use.

Florida woman charged after dog dies in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:50
CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces animal cruelty charges following the death of a dog that authorities say was left in her car for more than 13 hours.

Following Her Parents’ Lead, Chelsea Clinton Takes Stage as a Paid Speaker

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:47
The former first daughter focuses on organizations whose goals are in line with the work of her family’s philanthropic foundation.

Lawyer: Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:46
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Sniper author had no fear of Ventura lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:42

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, right, made his way back into Warren E. Burger Federal Building during the first day of jury selection in a defamation lawsuit, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. Ventura filed the defamation lawsuit against the Chris Kyle estate, claiming that Kyle's account of a bar fight in a book he wrote was false. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle said before he died that he had no fear of a defamation lawsuit by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

Child rapist, killer set to be executed in Fla.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:42

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement shows Eddie Wayne Davis. Davis, 45, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Florida State Prison for the 1995 conviction in the killing of 11-year-old Kimberly Waters. Davis kidnapped, raped and murdered the daughter of a woman he had dated briefly in 1994. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Law Enforcement, File)LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.

Midterm Calculus: Voting Totals Reveal Crucial Boost From Blacks in Thad Cochran’s Victory

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:40
The precinct level returns in Hinds County bolster the theory that a surge in black, Democratic turnout was decisive in a Mississippi Senate runoff.

Froome pulls out of Tour after fall

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:37
Defending champion Chris Froome pulls out of the Tour de France after crashing twice on stage five in wet conditions.
Categories: BBC World News

State of the Art: ‘Slender Man’ Story and the New Urban Legends

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:34
An attempted murder in Wisconsin is tied to Slender Man, a crowdsourced fictional character said to be a modern twist on the folklore once passed down orally.

U.S. court rules for Beirut bombing victims in Iran funds case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:32
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that $1.75 billion in Iranian funds be turned over to families of the victims of the 1983 bombings of a Marine barracks in Beirut. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York affirmed U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest’s 2013 ruling that the money, currently held in a New York Citibank account, should be given to the families to help satisfy a $2.65 billion default judgment they won against Iran in 2007. The families accused Iran of providing material support to Hezbollah, which carried out the attack that killed 241 U.S. servicemen. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 after the U.S. Treasury Department uncovered the funds at Citibank, part of Citigroup Inc. The plaintiffs named as defendants Iran and several banks, including Citi, Iran’s state-controlled Bank Markazi, Deutsche Boerse AG’s Clearstream Banking SA unit and Rome-based Banca UBAE.

Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:31

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2009 file photo, John Kalymon talks about his deportation outside his home in Troy, Mich. Kalymon, under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II, died June 29, 2014 at his suburban Detroit home, said his son, Alex Kalymon. He was 93. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews.

Judge tosses Miami mortgage discrimination suit vs BofA

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:28

A man walks next to a Bank of America branch in New YorkA federal judge has dismissed the city of Miami's mortgage discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America Corp, handing the city its first defeat in four suits that accuse major banks of U.S. Fair Housing Act violations. In a ruling on Tuesday that could affect similar legal actions by other localities, U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas said Miami did not have standing to sue under the 1968 law, passed to prevent discrimination and assure fair housing nationwide. Wells Fargo & Co, Citigroup Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co are also facing lawsuits by Miami for allegedly targeting minorities for subprime loans that defaulted en masse during the last decade's housing crisis. "We believe the correct determination was made in the Miami case," Bank of America spokesman Rick Simon said.

Vijay ton repels England in first Test

BBC World News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:26
Murali Vijay's unbeaten 122 helps India to 259-4 on the opening day of the first Test against England at Trent Bridge.
Categories: BBC World News

10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:23
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

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White Pass Report - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:23
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