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Man shot multiple times in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:22

Man shot multiple times in WilmingtonWilmington police are investigating a shooting that left a man in critical condition.


Tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father knocked over: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:19
(Reuters) - Police in Pennsylvania said on Tuesday that the tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father had been knocked over in a possible case of vandalism, the Scranton Times-Tribune newspaper reported, days after she announced her presidential bid. A person at the Washburn Street Cemetery reported that the gravestone of Hugh Rodham had been overturned, Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano told the newspaper. The police department in Scranton could not immediately be reached for comment. Hillary Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as the Democratic front-runner, revealed her candidacy on Sunday.

Vassar ruling highlights sex-assault reporting questions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:03
NEW YORK (AP) — After a night of heavy drinking and sex in 2012, two Vassar College students traded Facebook messages suggesting the encounter was consensual. "I'm really sorry I led you on," the woman wrote, adding, "I had a wonderful time last night."

80-year-old Alabama grandfather goes to prom for first time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:20
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An 80-year-old grandfather in northern Alabama has experienced his first high school prom after going as his granddaughter's date.

Spring Break madness cure: Stop the 'beer, vomit and urine'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:06

This combo made from booking photos from the Bay County Sheriff's Office shows Troy University students Delonte' Martistee, 22, left, and Ryan Austin Calhoun, 23. Martistee and Calhoun were arrested Friday, April 10, 2015 and charged with sexually attacking a woman on a crowded Florida beach filled with spring break revelers who apparently did nothing to stop it, authorities said. (Bay County Sheriff's Office via News Herald via AP)PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tourism officials who survived Florida's other Spring Break fevers are ready to help Panama City Beach out of the horror show that led to a woman being sexually assaulted on the sand as hundreds of revelers looked on.


How Hernandez deliberations stack up against other trials

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:02

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in Los Angeles. At left is lawyer F. Lee Bailey and at right is attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. Jurors in the 8 ½-month-long murder trial in deliberated for less than four hours before finding Simpson not guilty of killing his ex-wife and her friend. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Myung J. Chun, Pool, File)Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are set to resume deliberations for a seventh day on Wednesday, after having spent nearly 35 hours considering the evidence.


Video shows Arizona officer ramming into robbery suspect

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:44

In this Feb. 19, 2015, frame from a dash cam video provided by the Marana Police Department, a police vehicle nears Mario Valencia in Marana, Ariz. Dramatic dash cam video released Tuesday, April 14 shows a police officer using his cruiser to ram the armed suspect, Valencia, sending him flying in the air before the car smashes into a wall. Valencia survived the crash, and prosecutors cleared the officer of any wrongdoing. (Marana Police Department via AP)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dramatic dash-cam video shows a police officer in a Tucson suburb using his cruiser to ram an armed suspect, sending him flying in the air before the car smashes into a wall.


Protests planned nationwide over McJobs, low-wage work

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:33

Protests planned nationwide over McJobs, low-wage workLabor organizers are planning their biggest day of protests yet for pay of $15 an hour.


Texas set to execute man for murder of San Antonio police officer

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:26
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute Manuel Garza on Wednesday for seizing a gun from a San Antonio police officer and fatally shooting him in a struggle in 2001. Garza, 34, is set to be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. at the state's death chamber in Huntsville. If the execution goes ahead, it will be the 524th in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state. Garza was convicted of killing John "Rocky" Riojas, 37, a member of an elite SWAT unit who was patrolling an apartment complex that had been hit by a crime wave.

Vehicle recovered, person of interest identified in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:20

Vehicle recovered, child victim identified in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run crashAction News has learned police have identified a person of interest in the hit-and-run crash that killed a 4-year-old boy in Southwest Philadelphia.


Blackstone secures $600 million for Miami luxury mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:18
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP has secured a $600 million loan for a Florida developer turning a once dingy, warehouse district in Miami into a premier luxury retail destination, according to sources familiar with the deal. Blackstone will hold a $100 million mezzanine portion of the loan with the Bank of China providing $250 million, Craig Robins, president and chief executive of Miami-based Dacra Development, told Reuters on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank and Credit Agricole will split the balance, he added. Dacra partnered with L Real Estate, a fund sponsored by luxury giant Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, in 2011 to form Design District Associates.

Police: Mother ran heroin ring with her teenage son

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 18:36
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman and her high school student son are charged with running a heroin ring from their apartment, allegedly stashing the drugs in a shoebox in the 16-year-old's closet.

Suspect in custody after bedroom set on fire in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 18:03

Suspect in custody after bedroom set on fire in LoganAn arson investigation is underway after a house fire in Philadelphia's Logan section early Wednesday morning.


Vehicle recovered, surrender expected in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:51

Vehicle recovered, person of interest identified in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run crashAction News has learned the suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 4-year-old boy in Southwest Philadelphia is expected to surrender to police.


College employee, accused killer struggled after suicides

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:35

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III is seen in a booking photo provided by the The Volusia County, Fla., Department of Corrections. Stancil, 20, wanted in the shooting death of the print shop director at at Wayne County Community College in North Carolina on Monday morning, was arrested in Florida early Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Goldsboro police said. (Volusia County Department of Corrections via AP)GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police are investigating whether the killing of an openly gay college print shop supervisor had more to do with a conflict over sexuality or losing a job.


Tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father knocked over: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:16
(Reuters) - Police in Pennsylvania said on Tuesday that the tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father had been knocked over in a possible case of vandalism, the Scranton Times-Tribune newspaper reported, days after she announced her presidential bid. A person at the Washburn Street Cemetery reported that the gravestone of Hugh Rodham had been overturned, Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano told the newspaper. The police department in Scranton could not immediately be reached for comment. Hillary Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as the Democratic front-runner, revealed her candidacy on Sunday.

2 hurt in kitchen fire in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:15

2 hurt in kitchen fire in Wilmington, Del.Two people were injured in a fast-moving house fire in Wilmington, Delaware late Tuesday night.


2 hurt in kitchen fire in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:15

2 hurt in kitchen fire in Wilmington, Del.Two people were injured in a fast-moving house fire in Wilmington, Delaware late Tuesday night.


Single session launched Percy Sledge, No. 1 hit, and a sound

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:14

FILE - In this March 14, 2005 file photo, Percy Sledge accepts his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, Tuesday April 14, 2015. He was 74. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Sound engineer Jimmy Johnson knew he had captured something special on tape as Percy Sledge finished singing "When a Man Loves a Woman" in a recording studio in 1965.


Single session launched Percy Sledge, No. 1 hit, and a sound

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:14

FILE - In this March 14, 2005 file photo, Percy Sledge accepts his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, Tuesday April 14, 2015. He was 74. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Sound engineer Jimmy Johnson knew he had captured something special on tape as Percy Sledge finished singing "When a Man Loves a Woman" in a recording studio in 1965.