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Fact sheet: 2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 22:50
BASE PRICE: $21,700 for base Cooper; $25,100 for Cooper S.

Woman who dropped son into zoo cheetah pit gets probation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 22:41
CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman who dropped her toddler into a Cleveland zoo's cheetah pit has been sentenced to a year of probation that includes counseling and parenting classes.

Ex-police chief of speed trap town cleared of wrongdoing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 22:32
WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The former police chief of a tiny north Florida town known as an infamous speed trap has been cleared of wrongdoing by a state commission after officers accused him of setting a ticket quota and acting unethically.

Drug overdose deaths rise across the United States: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 22:07
Deaths by drug overdose have been on the rise in the United States, with a majority of states recording increases from 2009 to 2013, according to a study released on Wednesday. Nearly 52 percent of the deaths were related to prescription drugs. West Virginia had the highest number of drug overdose deaths per capita in the time period studied, with 33.5 fatalities for every 100,000 people, according to the report, while North Dakota had the lowest, with 2.6 per 100,000.

Woman found dead in Logan home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:52

Phone call leads police to woman's body in LoganAuthorities told Action News that a man called his family and told them he allegedly killed his girlfriend.


Tiger Kills Man After Escaping Zoo During Floods

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:36
A man has been killed by a white tiger that escaped from Tbilisi's zoo during floods in the Georgian capital.

A factor in shark attack increase: More people in water

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:29

Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Mayor Betty Wallace of Oak Island, a seaside town bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, said that hours after the teenage girl suffered severe injuries in a shark attack Sunday a teenage boy was also severely injured. (Steve Bouser/The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP) MANDATORY CREDITPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal wildlife protections are helping sharks rebound, but they aren't the sole reason for the uptick in encounters between sharks and humans. Expanding human populations and growing use of beaches are major factors too, scientists say.


Goldman to summer interns: Don't stay in the office overnight

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:27
Goldman Sachs Group Inc has told its summer investment banking interns not to stay in the office overnight in a bid to improve working conditions for its junior staff. The move, according to company sources and confirmed by a Goldman spokesman, illustrates how Wall Street banks are seeking to curb excessive hours worked by young employees who see internships and entry-level jobs as a chance for a lucrative investment banking career. Goldman and other banks have taken steps over the last several years to encourage junior employees, known as analysts and associates, to take time off in a profession notorious for all-nighters and 100-hour work weeks.

Town pays $650,000 to family of woman, 89, shot by police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:22
WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia suburb is paying a $650,000 settlement to the family of an 89-year-old woman accidentally shot and killed by its police department during a standoff with a drunken suspect.

Trial date set for Delaware officer charged with assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:45
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for November for a Delaware police corporal charged with assault.

Roommates testify at hearing in Virginia student death case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:25
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The man accused in the April slaying of his roommate and fellow University of Mary Washington student said he had a physical confrontation with the woman before she was found bound and strangled, the victim's other roommates testified Tuesday.

Minnesota funeral home closed due to unsanitary conditions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:25
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials have shut down a suburban Twin Cities funeral home accused of letting bodies decompose.

Authorities: Man tries to blow up foreclosed home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:01
LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a South Florida man who didn't want a bank to sell his foreclosed home tried to blow it up using a bowling ball as an explosive.

Shark attack survivor: Fish was 'biting up my left arm'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:41

Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Mayor Betty Wallace of Oak Island, a seaside town bordered to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, said that hours after the teenage girl suffered severe injuries in a shark attack Sunday a teenage boy was also severely injured. (Steve Bouser/The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C. via AP) MANDATORY CREDITA teen seriously wounded after a shark attack in North Carolina says he felt the big fish before he saw it and didn't realize what it was until it was "biting up my left arm."


Police search for thief who steals Philadelphia cabs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:33
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are seeking the suspect who has stolen a dozen cabs in nine days in Philadelphia.

Puppies get loose in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 19:04
LOWER MORELAND, Pa. (AP) — Police had to round up some puppies after the van that was transporting them hit a truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Montgomery County.

Video shows Ohio police use pepper spray on black pool-goers: media

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 18:09
Last week, an officer from the police force in McKinney, Texas, resigned after a video that went viral showed him throwing a black bikini-clad teenage girl to the ground and pulling a gun on other black teens. In the new incident, a cell phone video of the arrests at the Fairfield Aquatic Center near Cincinnati on June 9, published online by local broadcaster WLWT, were cited by the family of Krystal Dixon as well as the police department to support differing views of the event. WLWT said the incident began when pool staff asked the family to leave because one of the children was not wearing proper swim attire.

Man shot, stabbed and assaulted during robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 17:18

Man stabbed, shot and robbed in LoganPhiladelphia police are looking for two men and a woman following a violent attack on a man in the Logan neighborhood.


Close but no cigar: US-Cuba wrangle on embassies 6 months on

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 17:05

A classic American car passes in front of some signs that reads in Spanish "Long Live Free Cuba" in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Six months ago Wednesday, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro stunned the world by announcing an end to their nations’ half-century of official hostility. In Cuba, aging leaders fear swift, uncontrolled change that would cost them power and spawn disorder in a country that dreads the violence and inequality scarring its neighbors. That fear is heightened by the United States’ long history of trying to topple Castro and his brother Fidel. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — Six months ago Wednesday, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro stunned the world by announcing an end to their nations' half-century of official hostility.


Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:41

In this photo provided by Jennifer Forbey and taken June 10, 2015, Boise State University Professor Jennifer Forbey examines a drone prior to launch in an area west of Boise, Idaho. Scientists are testing camera-equipped drones in western Idaho to find out if they can identify subspecies of sagebrush as part of a wildfire strategy to help sage grouse and other wildlife across the West. (Chelsea Merriman/Courtesy of Jennifer Forbey via AP)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Scientists have deployed drones over western Idaho to map a little-known landscape as part of an effort to reduce wildfire risks and protect sage grouse and other wildlife across the West.