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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin sentenced to 10 years

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:27

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin sentenced to 10 yearsFormer New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges.


Ford wrings mileage out of three-cylinder Fiesta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:17

This undated product image provided Ford shows the 2014 Ford Fiesta sedan. The 2014 Fiesta four door with SE EcoBoost package has government fuel economy ratings as high as those for some diesel-powered sedans from BMW, Audi and Volkswagen. (AP Photo/Ford)There's a new little secret under the hoods of some 2014 Ford Fiesta small cars.


Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:17

This image provided by Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine shows a chest x-ray of a cat with lung carcinoma indicate by white arrows. Researchers have found cancers of this and other types are more likely in cats and dogs who have had repeated exposure to secondhand smoke. (AP Photo/Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog's mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn't kick until after her pet died.


Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:13
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering.

Public defenders fired for anti-Arab online posts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:03
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two South Florida public defenders have lost their jobs after derogatory remarks about Palestinians appeared on their Facebook pages.

Oprah Winfrey interviews Jerry Sandusky's son

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:00

Oprah Winfrey interviews Jerry Sandusky's sonJerry Sandusky's adult son is speaking out about what he says was sexual abuse by his father.


Police: Dad took boy to hospital in hot car case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:57
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say the father of a 15-month-old boy who died after being left in a hot car drove his son to the hospital after finding the boy in the vehicle.

PHOTOS: $4.3 million 'Real World Philly' house for sale

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:39

 $4.3 million 'Real World Philly' house for saleThis former bank, which was turned into a home and used as the set of "Real World Philadelphia" in 2004 is now on the market for $4.3 million.


Fact sheet: 2014 Ford Fiesta

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:35
2014 Ford Fiesta sedan SE EcoBoost

Dog tracks cornered by wagering woes, racing foes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:32

In this Tuesday, June 17, 2014, photo, greyhounds race at the Flagler Dog Track in Miami. Greyhound racing used to be a popular sport in the United States, but in recent years it has fallen out of favor with gamblers and aficionados. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — A mural-sized photograph at Flagler Dog Track celebrates the good old days, decades gone: Men and women in their finest clothes lean against the fence to catch a glimpse of the greyhounds, the stands emblazoned with red, white and blue bunting, radio men perched in a booth to bring the action to fans at home.


Weaver, 'Alien' cast reprising roles in new game

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:23

 Isolation," an upcoming video game set after the events of the original 1979 film. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.


Storms leave 5 dead, 200K without power in East

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:13

A fireman walks through a debris field off Goff Road in Smithfield, NY., follow a storm on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Officials in central New York say four people are dead and four homes have been destroyed in building collapses amid severe thunderstorms. (AP Photo/Oneida Daily Dispatch, John Haeger)SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds swept through a number of Eastern states, killing five people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and leaving nearly 200,000 without power Wednesday, officials said.


PHOTOS: Fallen trees crush cars, block roads after storm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 22:00

 Fallen trees crush cars, block roads after stormThe Action Cam and Chopper 6 were surveying the damage after Tuesday night's storm.


Teen fatally injured chasing iPhone thief

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:56
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old Southern California girl was fatally injured after jumping onto the speeding car of a robber who snatched her iPhone.

Convicted ex-New Orleans mayor to be sentenced

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:54

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 photo, Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court after his conviction in New Orleans. Nagin's steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week when he is sentenced in federal court on 20 criminal charges counts including bribery, money laundering and fraud on Wednesday, July 9. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin — who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation — will learn Wednesday how much time he will serve for convictions of bribery, money laundering and other crimes.


AP PHOTOS: How marijuana goes from garden to store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:28

In this July 1, 2014, photo, Bob Leeds, owner of Sea of Green Farms, a recreational pot grower and processor in Seattle, inspects small "clone" plants growing under lights in Seattle. The clones will be grown into full-size plants that produce the sticky "flower" required to make potent recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Top Shelf Cannabis was able to open its doors to sell marijuana when Washington state's recreational pot industry finally opened for business because of growers like Sea of Green Farms.


Naked Seattle intruder recites Scripture in home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:19
SEATTLE (AP) — It was little comfort to the residents of a Seattle home along Lake Washington when the naked man who crashed through their front door began loudly reciting Scripture.

Bill allowing parole for young offenders advances in Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:02
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts legislators passed a bill that would grant people convicted of first-degree murder while under age 18 a chance at parole after serving at least 20 years of their sentence. The bill, which was approved late Tuesday, comes after rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court and Massachusetts' highest court that found imposing life sentences without parole on juvenile offenders to be unconstitutional. Governor Deval Patrick, a Democrat, has not indicated if he will sign it. Supporters of the Senate bill noted it does not guarantee parole to juvenile offenders but offers them the chance to plead their cases before a board.

Police: Suspected carjacker crashes into DART bus in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:54

 Suspected carjacker crashes into DART bus in WilmingtonPolice say a suspected carjacker crashed into a DART bus in Wilmington, Delaware Wednesday morning.


Weaver, 'Alien' cast reprising roles in new game

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:46

 Isolation," an upcoming video game set after the events of the original 1979 film. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.