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Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

Yahoo! National News - 47 min 19 sec ago

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2009 file photo shows a Time Warner Cable truck in New York .Charter Communications is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, two people familiar with the negotiations said Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. TV and Internet giant.


Defense in Slender Man case say adult charges unwarranted

Yahoo! National News - 53 min 32 sec ago
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys for one of two Wisconsin girls charged in adult court with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character will argue her case belongs in juvenile court.

Gunman, 1 other, killed in North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting

Yahoo! National News - 59 min 41 sec ago
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police say the gunman is among the two people who died in a shooting at a Wal-Mart store in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation homeRecovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.


Publishing world gathers this week for book conventions

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 2 min ago

FILE - In this May 29, 2014, file photo, visitors walk through the Hachette Book Group's exhibition at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention in New York. Starting Wednesday, May 27, 2015, more than 20,000 industry professionals are expected at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan for BookExpo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Diversity will get an extra push at this week's BookCon and BookExpo America.


Author of Pamela Smart-inspired book asks for her parole

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 9 min ago
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — An author whose book "To Die For" was inspired by the Pamela Smart case is asking Gov. Maggie Hassan that Smart, sentenced to life for being an accomplice to the murder of her husband, be considered for parole.

U.S. bird flu virus seen under control within four months: OIE

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 15 min ago
By Sybille de La Hamaide PARIS (Reuters) - An epidemic of bird flu that has devastated U.S. poultry flocks this year is likely to be under control within four months as the United States steps up measures to contain the virus, the head of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said. The U.S. poultry industry is confronting its biggest outbreak of bird flu on record, which has led to the death or culling of 40 million birds after confirmation on commercial farms and backyard flocks in 16 U.S. states and in Canada.

Bad training invalidates 170 Ohio concealed weapons licenses

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 37 min ago
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff's office says about 170 people who received improper gun training from an instructor have been notified that their licenses to carry concealed weapons are invalid and they'll have to retake classes.

'Free range' parents cleared of child neglect in 1 case

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 39 min ago
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Court reports and attorneys say a Maryland couple investigated for neglect after letting their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases.

Police: Dog mauls boy to death on Chicago's South Side

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 40 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old boy has been mauled to death by a dog on the South Side of Chicago.

Charter deal seeks to keep cable consolidation on track

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 43 min ago

This April 1, 2015 photo shows a Charter Communications van in St. Louis. Charter Communications is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, two people familiar with the negotiations said Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Charter Communications Inc. is buying Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55.3 billion and Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. It is the latest in a series of deals that have reshaped the cable industry.


12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 13 min ago

Rescue personnel grab the the hand of a man stranded in rushing water at the northwest corner of Lamar Blvd. and 15th St. in Austin, Texas. Shoal Creek overflowed its banks and inundated the major traffic artery with rushing water. Several cars were stalled under and near the 15th St. bridge Monday, May 25, 2015. (Alberto Martinez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.


Opening statements set for Tuesday in criminal trial of Dewey trio

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 22 min ago

Law firm Dewey and Leboeuf's ex-Chairman Davis and former executive director DiCarmine arrive in handcuffs at Manhattan Criminal Court in New YorkDewey, which once had more than 1,400 lawyers, could not cut costs quickly enough to combat a plunge in revenue and mounting debt following the financial crisis. Prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney's office say the defendants overstated revenue and created fraudulent accounting entries to hide the true financial condition of the firm, which filed for bankruptcy in 2012. The trio are accused of stealing nearly $200 million from 13 insurance companies and two banks, HSBC Holdings Plc and Bank of America Corp. Defense attorneys have argued their clients fully intended for Dewey to pay back the money, and say the criminal investigation was set into play by disaffected partners seeking to make them the scapegoats for the firm's problems.


Police confront home invasion suspects in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 33 min ago

Police confront home invasion suspects in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for the three people who pulled off a home invasion in Northeast Philadelphia and nearly got caught.


Maryland lawmakers take up police reform after Baltimore unrest

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 35 min ago

People gather at city hall in Baltimore, MarylandBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Baltimore rioting over the death of a black man from injuries in police custody is spurring Maryland lawmakers to take action on criminal justice reform after legislation stalled in the statehouse. Legislators hope that the death of Freddie Gray, 25, can galvanize the Democratic-controlled state Assembly after bids for reforms, especially one that would alter a state law giving police special rights, went nowhere in the last legislative session. "Unfortunately for Freddie Gray, he becomes symbolic of similar type of issues facing police departments across the nation," said state Senator Catherine Pugh, co-chair of a 20-member bipartisan working group appointed this month to study police issues.


Shooting victim may have been innocent bystander in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 56 min ago

Shooting victim may have been innocent bystander in North PhiladelphiaA 19-year-old man was gunned down on a North Philadelphia street, and police say he may not have been the intended target.


By The Numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 22 min ago
A by-the-numbers look at the first month in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:

Wisconsin judge to hold juvenile court hearing in Slenderman case

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 33 min ago
A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday will begin a hearing on whether to move a trial from adult to juvenile court for one of the girls accused of stabbing her classmate 19 times to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character. The girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, who were both 12 at the time, were charged as adults with attempted first-degree homicide in the May 2014 attack on a classmate in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren will hold a two-day hearing to determine if the case against Weier belongs in adult court.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 42 min ago

FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, a man walks by a sign for the World Series of Poker during the main event in Las Vegas. The annual weeks-long tournament at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas that rewards millions of dollars to the best card sharks playing in 68 events starts Wednesday, May 27, 2015, with a new event expected to attract at least 10,000 players. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: