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Colwyn Borough classified as 'distressed,' will enter Act 47 program

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:48

Colwyn Borough classified as 'distressed,' will enter Act 47 programThe state says the Delaware County borough of Colwyn has been classified as distressed under a Pennsylvania program for financially struggling municipalities.


Wisconsin gunman's girlfriend: He suffered from depression

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:46

Stacey Peterson and Jim Omsberg pause at a memorial in the pavilion on the re-opened Trestle Trail, on the east side of the trail near Fritse Park, Tuesday May 5, 2015 in the Town of Menasha, Wis. A shooting spree that resulted in four fatalities and one person injured occurred on the Fox Cities Trestle Trail bridge in Menasha Sunday night May 3, 2015 in Menasha, Wis. (Wm.Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP) NO SALESMENASHA, Wis. (AP) — An eastern Wisconsin man who randomly shot and killed three people and wounded another before taking his own life was irrational and suffered from depression, his girlfriend said.


Salman Khan, Bollywood Star, Gets 5 Years in Hit-and-Run Killing

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:46
Mr. Khan was found guilty of culpable homicide for running over five homeless men in Mumbai in 2002 while driving drunk. One of the victims died.







Missouri woman pleads guilty in relatives' poisoning deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:42

This undated photo provided by the Greene County Sheriff's Office shows Diane Staudte. Rachel Staudte has admitted that she plotted with her mother, Diane, to fatally poison her brother and father using antifreeze, and that she attempted to kill her sister the same way. Diane's trial is scheduled for November and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty. (Greene County Sheriff's Office via AP)SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has admitted that she plotted with her mother to fatally poison her brother and father using antifreeze, and that she attempted to kill her sister the same way.


Colombia extradition over Serra death

BBC World News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:41
Colombia is to extradite a man wanted in Venezuela over the murder of Caracas politician, Robert Serra, last October.
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Latest on severe weather: No injuries in Kansas tornadoes

NBA - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:40
7 p.m. A line of severe storms have rumbled through Kansas, producing at least nine tornadoes. But as of 7 p.m. Wednesday, there were no reports of any injuries. The National Weather Service said the strongest tornadoes were in the sparsely populated north-central part of the state. That includes a large and extremely dangerous tornado […]
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Latest on severe weather: No injuries in Kansas tornadoes

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:40
7 p.m. A line of severe storms have rumbled through Kansas, producing at least nine tornadoes. But as of 7 p.m. Wednesday, there were no reports of any injuries. The National Weather Service said the strongest tornadoes were in the sparsely populated north-central part of the state. That includes a large and extremely dangerous tornado […]
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Latest on severe weather: No injuries in Kansas tornadoes

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:40
7 p.m. A line of severe storms have rumbled through Kansas, producing at least nine tornadoes. But as of 7 p.m. Wednesday, there were no reports of any injuries. The National Weather Service said the strongest tornadoes were in the sparsely populated north-central part of the state. That includes a large and extremely dangerous tornado […]

Margaret Atwood named honorary member of arts academy

NBA - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:38
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world’s most celebrated writers, Canada’s Margaret Atwood, has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The academy also told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Robert Gottlieb, one of the world’s most celebrated book editors, has been awarded a Distinguished Service […]
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Margaret Atwood named honorary member of arts academy

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:38
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world’s most celebrated writers, Canada’s Margaret Atwood, has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The academy also told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Robert Gottlieb, one of the world’s most celebrated book editors, has been awarded a Distinguished Service […]
Categories: Sports Center

Margaret Atwood named honorary member of arts academy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:38
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world’s most celebrated writers, Canada’s Margaret Atwood, has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The academy also told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Robert Gottlieb, one of the world’s most celebrated book editors, has been awarded a Distinguished Service […]

Tornadoes hit southwest of Oklahoma City, airport evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:35
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A series of tornadoes, including a major twister, touched down southwest of Oklahoma City on Wednesday as a storm system brought severe weather to several Great Plains states, officials said. Passengers, visitors and employees at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City were evacuated to a pedestrian tunnel for about 30 minutes as the storms moved through the area, the airport said on its Twitter feed. Several roads were closed because of debris, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for an area stretching from central Texas to central Nebraska, where millions of people live.

Arizona boarding kennel owners re-charged in deaths of 21 dogs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:30
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The owners of a suburban Phoenix dog boarding facility have been re-indicted on animal cruelty and fraud charges stemming from the deaths in June of 21 dogs at their kennel while they were on a trip to Florida, prosecutors said on Wednesday. A grand jury indicted Jesse Todd Hughes, 32, and Maleisa Hughes, 45, on 21 felony and seven misdemeanor abuse charges each in the deaths at the Green Acre facility, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said the Hughes left the facility in the care of Austin and Logan Flake, the son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake. The grand jury's decision reinstates the charges against the Hughes.

Hillary Clinton Embraces a ‘Super PAC,’ Trying to Erode a Republican Edge

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:30
Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a super PAC supporting her candidacy, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has fully embraced the groups.







Jury again doesn't reach verdict in Jamaican lottery scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:25
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal jury in North Dakota has again not reached a decision in the case of a man accused in a Jamaican lottery scam.

Records: Idaho man acknowledged killing police officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 07:24

50 p.m. at Kootenai Health, Sgt. Christie Wood said in a statement.(Coeur d’Alene Police Department via AP)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man told investigators he used a 9mm Glock handgun hidden in his coat pocket to shoot and kill a police officer because he feared the officer would find the weapon, according to court documents released Wednesday.