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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:57
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending Aug. 13, 2015:
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Suspect in shooting of New York firefighter killed by police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:56

People react to a sudden volley of gunfire near the scene where Garland Tyree barricaded himself in his home after shooting a New York Fire Department lieutenant, in Staten Island, New YorkThe man who shot and wounded a firefighter during a six-hour standoff with authorities fled his New York home on Friday, opening fire on police, who returned it and shot him dead, law enforcement said. Garland Tyree, 38, an alleged gang member who authorities were trying to arrest for a federal parole violation, had promised to surrender but instead dashed out the back door with an assault rifle, spraying bullets at police who surrounded the multi-family home in New York's Staten Island borough, police said. An AK-47, three handguns and a smoke grenade were recovered from the scene on Destiny Court, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said at a news conference.


Prosecutor: Criminal probe at standstill in Clemson death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:51
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — The criminal investigation into the death of a Clemson University fraternity pledge remains at a standstill, despite a new witness account, a prosecutor said Friday.

VIDEO: Time bandits: Re-setting the clocks

BBC World News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:47
The Greenwich Meridian line in London is the 'starting point' for time zones across the globe but some countries have rebelled and turned into Time Bandits.
Categories: BBC World News

7 Greenpeace activists fined for Oregon icebreaker protest

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:46
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two more Greenpeace protesters accused of trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for an Arctic oil-drilling operation were fined $5,000 by the Coast Guard, officials said Friday.

The Latest: Officer accused in fatal shooting ends testimony

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:45
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a crash in September 2013 (all times local):

Flour Bluff's Brewer commits to Washington State - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:43

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Flour Bluff's Brewer commits to Washington State
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Flour Bluff senior quarterback Cody Brewer officially committed to play football at Washington State on Tuesday afternoon and will play for former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. Brewer, who was a Caller-Times All-South Texas first team football player in ...

Boy falls from 2nd-story window during game of hide-and-seek

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:42
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy fell from a second-story window during a game of hide-and-seek, sending him to a hospital, police said.

Susan Newhouse, wife of publishing magnate, dies in NY

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:39
NEW YORK (AP) — The philanthropist Susan Newhouse, wife of billionaire publishing magnate Donald Newhouse, died Thursday at her home in New York City following a long illness.

Luxury Sri Lanka resort can't hide country's divisions

BBC World News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:35
Sri Lankan divisions lurk behind image of perfect holiday resort
Categories: BBC World News

Death penalty ruling may pave way for national abolitionists

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:34

FILE - This undated inmate photo released by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Eduardo Santiago, who was sentenced to lethal injection for the murder-for-hire killing of 45-year-old Joseph Niwinski in West Hartford in 2000. Connecticut's Supreme Court will release a decision Thursday Aug. 13, 2015, in a case that could decide the fate of the 10 inmates currently on death row in the state. It comes in an appeal from Santiago, whose attorneys argue lawmakers improperly passed a death penalty repeal three years ago that only outlawed capital punishment for future crimes. (Connecticut Department of Correction via AP, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A sweeping decision this week by the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the death penalty no longer meets society's evolving standards of decency could be influential across a nation that is increasingly questioning the practice, legal experts said.


VIDEO: Sri Lanka: The hotel dividing a nation

BBC World News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:33
On Monday the people of Sri Lanka will vote in parliamentary elections. The country's bloody civil war ended just six years ago.
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Plea deal collapses for man accused of killing wife, son

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:30

This undated photo provided by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office shows Eugene Maraventano. Mareventano, who is charged with fatally stabbing his wife and adult son two years ago, is scheduled to change his earlier not guilty plea Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Authorities said Maraventano told them that he killed the pair out of a fear that he had given his wife HIV and out of concern about what would become of his jobless son. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)PHOENIX (AP) — A plea agreement fell apart Friday for an Arizona man accused of killing his wife and adult son because he feared he gave his wife HIV and worried about what his jobless son would make of his life.


The Latest: Gang member who shot NYC firefighter had AK-47

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:29

New York City Police Department Emergency Service members carry their gear as they leave the scene of a standoff, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Garland Tyree, a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who was to be arrested on parole violations when he shot a firefighter responding to a call of smoke coming from his girlfriend's home, died Friday in a gunfight with police after a six-hour standoff, two police officials said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the attempted arrest of an armed gang member and the subsequent shooting of a firefighter (all times local):


Lower Missouri River flooding ends, focus shifts to repairs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:29
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has declared an end to flooding problems on the lower Missouri River and is beginning to assess what repairs will be needed.

Ex-Detroit mayor Kilpatrick loses appeal of conviction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:26

File photo of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves the U.S. District Court after he was convicted on federal racketeering and other charges in Detroit, MichiganBy a 3-0 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Kilpatrick, 45, failed to show that his trial lawyers were constitutionally ineffective because they had recently joined a law firm that was suing him in a civil matter related to the criminal case. The panel also upheld the conviction and 21-year prison term of Kilpatrick's friend, Bobby Ferguson, 46, a Detroit contractor.


Crocodiles rescued from Toronto home

BBC World News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:21
A Toronto man calls a zoo for help with his 150 pet crocodiles and a local zoo picks them up
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Prosecutors: Ex-governor should go to prison during appeal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:19
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday urged a federal appeals court to require former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to report to prison while he appeals his public corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pregame notes and lineups: Nelson Cruz returns to the starting lineup

NBA - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:18
*** Nelson Cruz returns to the starting lineup after missing a game with neck spasms. He’s back and starting as the DH. So that means he’ll be trying to extend his hitting streak to 22 games. “His neck is fine,” McClendon said. Going forward, McClendon will try and put Cruz at DH more. “We are […]
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Pregame notes and lineups: Nelson Cruz returns to the starting lineup

Seattle Mariners - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 03:18
*** Nelson Cruz returns to the starting lineup after missing a game with neck spasms. He’s back and starting as the DH. So that means he’ll be trying to extend his hitting streak to 22 games. “His neck is fine,” McClendon said. Going forward, McClendon will try and put Cruz at DH more. “We are […]
Categories: Sports Center