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Not guilty plea in murder of pregnant Maui woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:19

This undated booking photo provided by the Maui Police Department shows Steven Capobianco. On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Capobianco, the ex-boyfriend of Scott who was five months pregnant when she disappeared, pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in her death. Capobianco is accused of killing her and burning her vehicle to cover up the murder. (AP Photo/Maui Police Department)WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a Maui woman who was five months pregnant when she disappeared pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge in her death.


Shurtleff denies bribery charges against him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:17

This combination of Tuesday, July 15, 2014 photos provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff shows former Utah attorneys general Mark Shurtleff, left, and John Swallow who were taken into custody Tuesday as part of a bribery investigation. The arrests come just over a year after two county attorneys began scrutinizing Shurtleff and Swallow's relationships with several businessmen in trouble with regulators. (AP Photo/Salt Lake County Sheriff)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff says the bribery charges leveled against him are completely false and motivated by a politically charged investigation.


Authorities: Electrical failure caused deadly fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:16

In this Thursday July 10, 2014 photo, Sna Uch wipes away tears as tears as he kneels in prayer during a vigil outside an apartment building in Lowell, Mass. Seven people, including five members of a family of Cambodian descent, died in a pre-dawn fire there. Lowell is home to one of the country's largest Cambodian communities. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, John Wilcox) MANDATORY CREDIT. BOSTON GLOBE OUT. METRO BOSTON NEWSPAPER OUT. MAGS OUT.LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An apartment building fire that killed seven people was an accident caused by an electrical failure that began in a concealed space between two floors, authorities said Tuesday.


Halle Berry's 'Extant' leads in TV ratings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:14

FILE - This file image released by CBS shows Halle Berry in a scene from the series "Extant." The limited run series, in which Berry plays an astronaut who mysteriously returns from a solo space mission pregnant, had 9.6 million viewers for its first episode on CBS last week, the Nielsen company said. That was enough to make it the most-watched prime-time show during the week. (AP Photo/CBS, Sonja Flemming, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Halle Berry made her small screen debut at a spot befitting an Academy Award winner — first place in the television ratings — but it's too early to call her summer drama "Extant" a hit.


Police: Ice cream cone aids in burglary arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:11

 Ice cream cone aids in burglary arrestDelaware state troopers say an alleged burglar can blame his sweet tooth for his arrest.


Yahoo 2Q earnings, revenue fall amid ad slump

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:07
NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings and revenue declined, as the company struggled again with display advertising sales.

Woman found stuck but OK in park's quicksand

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:05
MOAB, Utah (AP) — A 78-year-old woman who was reported missing after she failed to show up to an event at a nearby library was found stuck in quicksand, authorities said.

House passes highway bill as deadline looms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:04

FILE - In this May 5, 2014, file photo, the U.S. Capitol building is seen through the columns on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington. The House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing for the long term. The bill by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp cobbles together $10.8 billion in pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through May 2015. A similar bill is pending in the Senate. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — With an August deadline looming, the House voted Tuesday to temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial footing for the long term.


Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin to appeal bribery conviction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:58

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin and his wife Seletha leave court after Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in New Orleans, LouisianaFormer New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who led the city during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison in a corruption case, filed a notice on Tuesday that he will appeal his conviction on bribery and other charges. The appeal will include both the verdict and the sentence, the notice said, and will be considered by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He was sentenced last week to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted by a jury in February on 20 criminal counts that included bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion. U.S. District Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan handed Nagin a shorter prison term than that recommended under federal sentencing guidelines and sought by prosecutors, citing his devotion to family, commitment to helping his city and her belief that he was not a ringleader in the corruption that occurred.


US appeals court rules University of Texas can use race as factor in college admissions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:53
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — US appeals court rules University of Texas can use race as factor in college admissions.

Journalist, activist detained by US Border Patrol

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45

File - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, immigration rights activist and self-declared undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. Vargas has been detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents at a South Texas airport. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora says Vargas was in custody Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014, but he had no other details. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years, was detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday at a South Texas airport.


Prosecutor: 2 ex-Utah attorneys general arrested

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:41

This combination of Tuesday, July 15, 2014 photos provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff shows former Utah attorneys general Mark Shurtleff, left, and John Swallow who were taken into custody Tuesday as part of a bribery investigation. The arrests come just over a year after two county attorneys began scrutinizing Shurtleff and Swallow's relationships with several businessmen in trouble with regulators. (AP Photo/Salt Lake County Sheriff)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former Utah attorneys general were arrested on an array of bribery charges Tuesday stemming from cozy relationships with several businessmen, a stunning fall for a pair of politicians who built immense political clout in their years at the highest level of state law enforcement.


Death penalty may be sought in officer's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:41

The casket of fallen Indianapolis police Officer Perry Renn is draped with an American flag during a funeral service Friday, July 11, 2014, in Indianapolis. Renn died Saturday night after being shot three times by a man armed with an AK-47 assault rifle. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest county has twice sought the death penalty for those charged in the slaying of a police officer in the last 12 years, and is considering doing so a third time.


Connecticut man accused of stabbing watermelon as threat to wife

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:39
(Reuters) - A Connecticut man faces charges of threatening his wife after stabbing a large butcher's knife through a watermelon and leaving it on the kitchen table for her to see, authorities said on Tuesday. Carmine Cervellino, 49, was arraigned on Monday on misdemeanor counts of threatening and disorderly conduct, Thomaston Police Department Chief James Campbell said. Cervellino was arrested on Saturday and released after posting $500 bond. Campbell said the incident began on July 4 when Cervellino's wife reported to police containers of prescription pills and marijuana she found hidden in his tool box.

Woman found stuck but OK in Arches park quicksand

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:34
MOAB, Utah (AP) — Grand County deputies say a 78-year-old woman who was reported missing after she failed to show up to the library was found stuck in quicksand.

Feds: Terror support defendant a risk to reoffend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:32

FILE - This Nov. 9, 2012 file photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Babar Ahmad, extradited with Syed Talha Ahsan to the United States from Britain in October 2012 on charges of supporting terrorists. The men, both British citizens, have pleaded guilty to the charges. Ahmad faces sentencing Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in New Haven, Conn., for supporting terrorists through websites that sought to raise cash, recruits and solicit items such as gas masks for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office, File)NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities are worried that a British citizen facing sentencing for supporting terrorists in Afghanistan will return to the same conduct when he gets out of prison, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.


Woman gets life for Northwest crime rampage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:32

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2011 file photo, Holly Grigsby, left, looks at her boyfriend, David "Joey" Pedersen, during an appearance in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville, Calif. On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, a federal judge in Portland, Ore. sentenced Grigsby to life in prison for her role in a Pacific Northwest killing spree that authorities say was part of a white supremacist scheme. Pedersen is scheduled to be sentenced in August 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who took part in a Pacific Northwest killing rampage fueled by white supremacist beliefs apologized for her actions, but not her views.


New study: Risk of ID theft at epidemic levels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:30

 Risk of ID theft at epidemic levelsAccording to a new study, consumers are at a greater risk now for identity theft then they have ever been before.


Police, FBI search for body in Camden, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:29

Police, FBI search for body in Camden, N.J.Several law enforcement agencies descended on a home in Camden Tuesday in search of a body believed to be linked to a cold case investigation.


Washington state park closes over health scare

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:29
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Kitsap County, Washington, have temporarily closed Horseshoe Lake County Park while they investigate an outbreak of norovirus-type illness.