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Illinois woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend with frying pan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:46

Illinois woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend with frying panNora Leach-Peterson, 37, pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend with a frying pan in 2012.


Estate of 'Untouchables' Ness in legal fight over old stock

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:40

FILE - This undated file photo provided by The Plain Dealer shows Eliot Ness in Cleveland. Ness, the famed Prohibition agent who led the “Untouchables” in their crusade against Chicago gangster Al Capone’s liquor bootlegging rackets, later became the top executive at bank services company Diebold Inc. Part of his compensation appears to have been company stock that recently surfaced in Florida, sparking a new legal fight between the company and the Ness estate. (The Plain Dealer via AP, File)MIAMI (AP) — A legal fight is brewing in Florida between the estate of "Untouchables" Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and an Ohio company over some long-undiscovered stock that apparently belonged to Ness and may be worth more than $1 million.


Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:38
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A man was killed early Friday when an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina, according to police.

Investigation underway after video shows NYPD officer boxing with suspect in Harlem

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:33

Investigation underway after video shows NYPD officer boxing with suspect in HarlemThe NYPD is investigating a videotaped confrontation between an officer and a suspect on the street, with authorities attempting to determine whether the use of force was justified.


Woman falls in gap between train and platform on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:27

Woman falls in gap between train and platform on Long IslandA woman fell on the Long Island Rail Road tracks in Great Neck, Long Island Thursday evening.


Man kicked and crushed puppy to death in Chicago, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:24

Man kicked and crushed puppy to death in Chicago, police sayA man wanted for allegedly kicking and crushing a puppy to death was arrested in Chicago on Monday.


What Miss Universe Is Saying About Donald Trump

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:04
The reigning Miss Universe joined a chorus of voices denouncing controversial remarks by the pageant's owner, Donald Trump.

Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:21

In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015, photo, Alex Kovacs, from Lafayette, Ind., walks around a display of decorative mailing envelopes, sent to the Grateful Dead's ticketing agent, by a fans seeking to purchase tickets to a future concert, at the Field Museum in Chicago. The Dead are scheduled to perform multiple shows over the July 4th weekend at Soldier Field. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur.


Marathon bomber's friend drops appeal on obstruction charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:02
BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has dropped an appeal of his conviction for obstructing the investigation into the bombing.

APNewsBreak: Ohio looks overseas in search for lethal drugs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:40

FILE - In this Nov. 2005 file photo, public information director Larry Greene is shown in the death chamber at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio. The state prisons agency announced Monday, June 29, 2015, that Ohio will test lethal injection drugs ahead of executions if it obtains specialty batches of the drugs, in its latest update of capital punishment rules. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show.


US airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:29

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that the carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.


Police say armed man at NC mall is soldier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:24

This booking photo provided Friday, July 3, 2015, by the Fayetteville (N.C.) Police Department shows Bryan Scott Wolfinger, charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear. (Fayetteville Police Department via AP)FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear.


Correction: Greece-Bailout story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:00

Pensioners wait to be allowed into the National Bank of Greece to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros ($134) for the week, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a story July 2 about the Greek referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the International Monetary Fund had said Greece would need debt relief worth 50 billion euros. The IMF said Greece needs new financing worth 50 billion euros as well as debt relief.


Ex-funeral director indicted on additional charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:37
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The former owner of a Massachusetts funeral home accused of improperly caring for dead bodies and embezzling more than $375,000 from clients has been indicted on additional charges.

Law Enforcement Ramps Up Security for July 4th Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:14
Law enforcement is beefing up security measures ahead of the holiday.

Woman With Amnesia Unravels Mystery of Who She Is

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:09
A woman with amnesia who was found in southern California has finally discovered her identity after months not knowing her real name, age or family.

Why SoBe Is Apologizing for Its Bizarre Bottle Caps

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:08
Beverage brand SoBe is apologizing for a joke message on its bottle caps that has caused some alarm among social media users.

Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:56

FILE - In this May 26, 2015,, file photo, trader Peter Tuchman, left, works the post that handles Time Warner Cable on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, after Charter Communications announced it is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best half-year total on record and the highest amount since 2007, when $2.6 trillion of deals were announced. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy.


Body identified as man who fell into manhole during flooding

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:43
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A body found in Syracuse's underground sewer system has been identified as that of a man who disappeared after falling into an open manhole while trying to help a motorist stranded on a flooded street.

Owner of Maine inn made $900,000 through essay contest

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:37
CENTER LOVELL, Maine (AP) — State police say the owner of a Maine inn who held an essay contest to give away her business made more than $900,000 through the endeavor.