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The Latest: Parents of blast victims relieved by verdicts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 02:12

FILE - In this July 10, 2013 file photo, Mark Leonard walks to a hearing in Indianapolis. Leonard, accused of planning a deadly 2012 home explosion that gutted an Indianapolis subdivision, faces 53 counts including charges of murder, arson, conspiracy to commit arson and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the trial of a man convicted of planning an Indiana house explosion that killed two people and damaged or destroyed more than 80 homes (all times EDT):


Ex-mayor of Harrisburg charged in probe of city debt crisis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 02:08

Former Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed listens as his lawyer Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr. speaks to press after the arraignment in Harrisburg PennsylvaniaThe former mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who ended his 28-year tenure in 2010 with the state capital near financial ruin, was charged on 499 criminal counts on Tuesday for theft, bribery, evidence tampering and other charges. Stephen Reed and unnamed associates issued municipal bonds for legitimate purposes but allegedly used some of the proceeds to buy a bizarre list of artifacts in which Reed was interested while creating fees payable to "a coterie of professionals," a grand jury said in its indictment. Reed, 65, who served as mayor from 1982 to 2010, allegedly used some of the bond proceeds to travel the country and buy about 10,000 artifacts, including a sarcophagus, a suit of armor and a "vampire hunting kit," that he said were destined for museums.


ArtsBeat: Shepard Fairey Turns Himself In to Detroit Police

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 02:04
Mr. Fairey returned to the city to face felony vandalism charges.









VIDEO: Probe's photo of dwarf planet Pluto

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 02:01
The New Horizons probe has reached Pluto after a 10 year journey of three billion miles (4.8 billion km).
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Overdose death of rock star's friend

BBC World News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:58
Guitarist Alan Wass was found unconscious in his London flat, an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court hears.
Categories: BBC World News

Family of New York chokehold victim renews calls to charge officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:58

Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, stands with the Rev. Al Sharpton before entering the Interfaith Prayer Service for Healing and Reconciliationat the Mt. Sinai United Christian Church in the Staten Island borough of New YorkBy Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - The family of Eric Garner, a black man who died after a white police officer put him in a chokehold a year ago, renewed calls to criminally charge the police officer on Tuesday, a day after the family reached a $5.9 million settlement with New York City. A grand jury in December declined to indict the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, who placed Garner, 43, in the chokehold, a maneuver banned by the New York City Police Department. After the state grand jury declined to indict, then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in December promised a full investigation into Garner's death.


Teen arrested in shooting of Delaware man

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:57

Teen arrested in shooting of Delaware manPolice in New Castle County, Delaware have arrested a teenager for shooting a man in Wilmington.


U.S. Guantanamo board weighs case of alleged al-Qaeda member

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:57
A Yemeni man suspected of being a member of al Qaeda, who has been held at Guantanamo Bay military prison since 2002, faced a U.S. national security board on Tuesday to determine if he should be transferred out of the prison. Salman Yahya Hassan Muhammad Rabei’i, 36, is suspected of having fought in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. Department of Defense profile. It said Rabei’i was at al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s Tora Bora complex in 2001 and was captured by fighters from the Northern Alliance that year.

Fire and shooting on same day, same block in Edgemoor, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:55

Fire and shooting on same day, same block in Edgemoor, DelawareAn investigation is underway after a fast moving fire damaged two homes in Delaware, just hours after a shooting on the same block.


Teen bicyclist struck and killed in Hunting Park identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:54

Teen bicyclist struck and killed in Hunting Park identifiedPolice have identified the teenage boy struck and killed while riding his bicycle Sunday afternoon in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.


Vulcan announces U District apartment project

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:54
Paull Allen’s Vulcan announced plans to turn the site where he and fellow Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spent their high-school years honing their programming skills into a seven-story apartment building.
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Vulcan announces U District apartment project

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:54
Paull Allen’s Vulcan announced plans to turn the site where he and fellow Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spent their high-school years honing their programming skills into a seven-story apartment building.
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Vulcan announces U District apartment project

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:54
Paull Allen’s Vulcan announced plans to turn the site where he and fellow Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spent their high-school years honing their programming skills into a seven-story apartment building.

Seattle sports fan Joel McHale ready to take aim during ESPY Awards

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joel McHale has landed the ultimate gig for a serious sports fan: hosting the ESPY Awards. The actor won’t be shy about taking aim at the athletes he idolizes when he presides over the annual show honoring the year’s best sports moments. And that includes Caitlyn Jenner, who will accept the […]
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Seattle sports fan Joel McHale ready to take aim during ESPY Awards

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joel McHale has landed the ultimate gig for a serious sports fan: hosting the ESPY Awards. The actor won’t be shy about taking aim at the athletes he idolizes when he presides over the annual show honoring the year’s best sports moments. And that includes Caitlyn Jenner, who will accept the […]
Categories: Sports Center

Seattle sports fan Joel McHale ready to take aim during ESPY Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:53
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joel McHale has landed the ultimate gig for a serious sports fan: hosting the ESPY Awards. The actor won’t be shy about taking aim at the athletes he idolizes when he presides over the annual show honoring the year’s best sports moments. And that includes Caitlyn Jenner, who will accept the […]

Live on Reddit: Earthquake Q&A with Sandi Doughton

NBA - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:53
Rattled by The New Yorker’s story on the “Really Big One?” Ask Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton and earthquake experts anything about the quake at 11 a.m. on Reddit.
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Live on Reddit: Earthquake Q&A with Sandi Doughton

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:53
Rattled by The New Yorker’s story on the “Really Big One?” Ask Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton and earthquake experts anything about the quake at 11 a.m. on Reddit.
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Live on Reddit: Earthquake Q&A with Sandi Doughton

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:53
Rattled by The New Yorker’s story on the “Really Big One?” Ask Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton and earthquake experts anything about the quake at 11 a.m. on Reddit.

Fire damages Edgemoor home where shooting reported earlier

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 01:52

Fire and shooting on same day, same block in Edgemoor, DelawareAn investigation is underway after a fast moving fire damaged two homes in Delaware, just hours after a shooting on the same block.