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Texas woman gets 18 years in prison for sending ricin-laced letters to Obama, Bloomberg

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 01:08
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — Texas woman gets 18 years in prison for sending ricin-laced letters to Obama, Bloomberg.

Accused prostitute pleads not guilty in heroin death of Google executive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 01:07

Alix Catherine Tichelman sits in the courtroom prior to her arraignment in Santa CruzBy Mary Papenfuss SANTA CRUZ Calif. (Reuters) - An accused prostitute charged with killing a Google executive by injecting him with a fatal dose of heroin on his yacht off the California coast pleaded not guilty on Wednesday and her attorney said she has been unfairly demonized in the case. A grim-faced Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, entered not guilty pleas to eight criminal counts including manslaughter, prostitution and heroin possession during a brief hearing in Santa Cruz Superior Court and was ordered back to court on Oct. 20. Wearing red jail garb, her reddish-brown hair falling over her face, she spoke only in response to questions from Judge Timothy Volkmann as her parents sat quietly in the front row of the courtroom. Prosecutors say Tichelman, a high-priced call girl, injected 51-year-old Forrest Hayes with the drug during a tryst aboard his yacht off Santa Cruz in November, then made no effort to help him after he fell unconscious - instead stepping over the technology executive's body to finish her glass of wine.


California hearing set on tough oil refinery rules

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 01:05

FILE - This July 6, 2006 file photo shows the ConocoPhillips Los Angeles Refinery in operation. The Environmental Protection Agency is coming to one of the nation’s largest petroleum producing areas to hold public hearings, Wednesday, July 16, 2014 on a proposal officials say would reduce toxic air pollution from California to Texas through tough new controls on oil refineries. (AP Photo/Ric Francis,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is coming to one of the nation's largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from California to Texas through tough new controls on oil refineries.


Lush photos and flavors help teach budget cooking

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 01:04

In this July 8, 2014 photo, Leanne Brown poses for a picture in her apartment in New York. The new cookbook “Good and Cheap,” written by Brown is aimed at helping put good, inexpensive food on the table without spending hours over it. The book, originally written for a master’s thesis was a surprise hit online, prompting Brown to turn to a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to put hardcover copies in the hands of the people who need it most. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Leanne Brown didn't set out to write a buzz-worthy cookbook for people who want fine-dining taste on a food stamp budget.


U.S. veterans agency needs $17.6 billion to clear wait times: acting head

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 01:03
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funding over the next three years to eliminate long waiting times for veterans' healthcare appointments, the embattled agency's acting chief said on Wednesday. Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson told senators that without additional resources to buy private care and increase internal capacity, "the wait times just get longer" as more veterans return from wars, get older and turn to VA for healthcare.

Police investigate ticking package in Upper Darby

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:59

 Discarded security tag caused ticking in mailboxPolice are investigating a package said to be 'ticking' or 'beeping' in an Upper Darby mailbox.


Facial reconstruction helps ID man's body

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:54

Facial reconstruction helps ID man's bodyA three-dimensional facial reconstruction has helped police identify the body of a man found nearly two years ago in a wooded area of Dover.


Once a niche, local foods becoming big business

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:52

Jawaan Montgomery arranges sorts produce for a farm share program, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Common Market warehouse in Philadelphia. Locally grown foods aren’t just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to institutions like hospitals and schools, eliminating middlemen from farm to fork. They’re increasing profits for smaller farms and bringing consumers healthier foods. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.


Casino boat with 123 people aboard stuck on rocks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:51

The casino boat Escapade, with 123 people aboard, is grounded off the coast of Tybee Island, Ga.SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A casino boat ran aground on rocks off the coast of Georgia overnight and remained stranded hours after daybreak Wednesday, with Coast Guard crews awaiting high tide to attempt to remove the 123 people aboard.


AccuWeather: Clouds To Sun

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:46

 Clouds To SunMeteorologist Karen Rogers says our early clouds and showers give way to a much nicer afternoon.


Feds: Holes in tank likely factor in W.Va. leak

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:30
Federal investigators say holes in a storage tank floor likely allowed chemicals to seep out and contaminate West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply in January.

Legislative probe on bridge traffic jams slows

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:28
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are moving slower than they had planned as they investigate the politically engineered traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year.

Fire marshal vehicle crashes in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:22

Fire marshal vehicle crashes in Northeast PhiladelphiaOfficials say a fire marshal vehicle crashed with another vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia Wednesday morning.


Source: Person of interest in 'duffel bag killing' left cell phone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:20

 Person of interest in 'duffel bag killing' left cell phonePhiladelphia police are questioning a person of interest in the case of a young woman found dead in a duffel bag in Kensington.


Small plane crashes near airport in Hillsborough, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:15

Small plane crashes near airport in Hillsborough, N.J.A small plane has crashed in Somerset County short of a runway at Central Jersey Regional Airport.


LR4 is updated for fuel efficiency

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:11

This undated product image provided Land Rover shows the 2014 Land Rover LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle. The vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera. (AP Photo/Land Rover)Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.


Fact sheet: 2014 Land Rover LR4 HSE

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:11
2014 Land Rover LR4 HSE

Has telecommuting blunted power of potential New York rail strike?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:08

A Long Island Railroad makes its way out of Pennsylvania Station as a man uses his phone aboard a train in New York"Technology has certainly blunted that," said professor Joseph Foudy of the New York University Stern School of Business. "The strike is not as effective a weapon as it once might have been," Foudy said ahead of a threatened strike by unionized workers on the Long Island Rail Road that could effectively shut down nation's largest commuter railway at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Large and mid-sized companies with offices in Manhattan - where many of the 300,000 daily LIRR riders work - agreed. If the strike by 5,400 unionized LIRR workers takes place, thousands of commuters will be inconvenienced or worse, especially those in jobs that do not allow for telecommuting.


Louisiana campus shut down after 2 devices found

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:06
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bomb technicians are working to neutralize a suspicious device near one of Louisiana's largest universities while authorities investigate a second suspicious package found in a in a nearby parking garage.

Source: Man confesses after body found in duffel bag

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:56

 Person of interest in 'duffel bag killing' left cell phonePhiladelphia police are questioning a person of interest in the case of a young woman found dead in a duffel bag in Kensington.