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Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:17

Miranda Jones, vice president of environmental safety and regulatory at Crestwood Midstream Partners, and Tex Hall, chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, pose for a photo near the site of a pipeline spill near Mandaree, N.D., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. A pipeline owned by a Crestwood subsidiary leaked around 1 million gallons of saltwater. Some of that liquid entered a bay that leads to a lake that is used for drinking water by the Three Affiliated Tribes. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — A company official says brine from a North Dakota pipeline spill extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine.


Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:12
CINCINNATI (AP) — A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its bid to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and has been the subject of legal fights for nearly 30 years.

Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:12

Alix Tichelman, left, of Folsom, Calif., confers with public defender Diane August during her arraignment in Santa Cruz Superior Court Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Tichelman, an alleged upscale prostitute, is facing manslaughter charges for the November 2013 death of Forrest Hayes, a Google executive. Tichelman, who is also facing drug and prostitution charges, is being held on $1.5 million bail. (AP Photo/Santa Cruz Sentinel, Shmuel Thaler)MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.


Boston reaches deal with developer planning nearby casino

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:07
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Mohegan Sun agreed on Thursday to pay Boston $18 million a year to compensate the city for any negative side effects if the Connecticut-based gambling resort succeeds in its efforts to build a casino in neighboring Revere. In return, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh agreed to drop his claim that Boston residents had a right to vote on whether the casino In Revere would be built. The deal came a week after Massachusetts gaming regulators rejected a request from Walsh that they wait until a November statewide voter referendum before making a decision on awarding a casino license near the city. In addition to 15 years of $18 million payments, Mohegan Sun, which operates a casino in neighboring Connecticut, agreed to make $30 million in investments in East Boston and $45 million in transportation improvements.

Boston reaches deal with developer planning nearby casino

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:07
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Mohegan Sun agreed on Thursday to pay Boston $18 million a year to compensate the city for any negative side effects if the Connecticut-based gambling resort succeeds in its efforts to build a casino in neighboring Revere. In return, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh agreed to drop his claim that Boston residents had a right to vote on whether the casino In Revere would be built. The deal came a week after Massachusetts gaming regulators rejected a request from Walsh that they wait until a November statewide voter referendum before making a decision on awarding a casino license near the city. In addition to 15 years of $18 million payments, Mohegan Sun, which operates a casino in neighboring Connecticut, agreed to make $30 million in investments in East Boston and $45 million in transportation improvements.

Virginia police won't seek nude photo of teenager in sexting case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:04
Virginia authorities on Thursday said they will not serve a search warrant for evidence in a juvenile sexting case, which the 17-year-old defendant's lawyer said included demands for a picture of the teen's erect penis. The warrant was part of a felony case against the unnamed teen, who Manassas City Police said sent a pornographic video to a 15-year-old female despite repeated requests by the girl's parent for him to stop. The teen's attorney, Jessica Foster, said the warrant would have allowed police to take the teen to a hospital and force an erection, then compare the pictures with existing evidence. "It is not the policy of the Manassas City Police or the Commonwealth Attorney's Office to authorize invasive search procedures of suspects in cases of this nature and no such procedures have been conducted in this case," the department said in a statement on its website.

Virginia police won't seek nude photo of teenager in sexting case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:04
Virginia authorities on Thursday said they will not serve a search warrant for evidence in a juvenile sexting case, which the 17-year-old defendant's lawyer said included demands for a picture of the teen's erect penis. The warrant was part of a felony case against the unnamed teen, who Manassas City Police said sent a pornographic video to a 15-year-old female despite repeated requests by the girl's parent for him to stop. The teen's attorney, Jessica Foster, said the warrant would have allowed police to take the teen to a hospital and force an erection, then compare the pictures with existing evidence. "It is not the policy of the Manassas City Police or the Commonwealth Attorney's Office to authorize invasive search procedures of suspects in cases of this nature and no such procedures have been conducted in this case," the department said in a statement on its website.

Town hasn't been able to enforce immigration rule

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:58
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska city that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally is having trouble enforcing part of its ordinance three months after it went into effect.

Town hasn't been able to enforce immigration rule

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:58
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska city that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally is having trouble enforcing part of its ordinance three months after it went into effect.

Woman charged with manslaughter in Google exec's heroin death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:57
By Madeleine Thomas SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An alleged prostitute suspected of killing a California technology executive by injecting him with a fatal dose of heroin aboard his yacht off the coast of Santa Cruz has been charged with manslaughter, authorities said Thursday. Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, was arrested last week in connection with the November 2013 death of Forrest Hayes, an executive at Google Inc and a father of five. Her bond was set at $1.5 million, said Rafael Vazquez, assistant district attorney for the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office. Security camera footage from Hayes' yacht showed Tichelman neglecting to help Hayes, 51, after she injected him with heroin and he fell unconscious, according to the Santa Cruz Police Department.

Woman charged with manslaughter in Google exec's heroin death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:57
By Madeleine Thomas SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An alleged prostitute suspected of killing a California technology executive by injecting him with a fatal dose of heroin aboard his yacht off the coast of Santa Cruz has been charged with manslaughter, authorities said Thursday. Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, was arrested last week in connection with the November 2013 death of Forrest Hayes, an executive at Google Inc and a father of five. Her bond was set at $1.5 million, said Rafael Vazquez, assistant district attorney for the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office. Security camera footage from Hayes' yacht showed Tichelman neglecting to help Hayes, 51, after she injected him with heroin and he fell unconscious, according to the Santa Cruz Police Department.

Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event.

UN agency: Seized Iraq nuclear material is no risk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says nuclear material that the Islamic State extremist group seized when it overran the Iraqi city of Mosul is "low grade" and doesn't pose "a significant safety, security or nuclear proliferation risk."

Home Depot fires dad in Ga. toddler death case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:51

In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014 file photo Cobb County police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga., when the father forgot to drop his child off at day care and went to work. Newly released court records show police want to learn about the health of the toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta. Search warrants and affidavits released Monday, July 7, 2014 show that investigators are seeking medical records for 22-month-old Cooper Harris, any medical conditions he may have had, and information about his growth and development. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Ben Gray, file) GWINNETT OUT MARIETTA OUT LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (WXIA, WGCL, FOX 5)ATLANTA (AP) — The Home Depot says it has fired a Georgia man who faces a murder charge in his son's death in a hot SUV.


Home Depot fires dad in Ga. toddler death case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:51

In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014 file photo Cobb County police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga., when the father forgot to drop his child off at day care and went to work. Newly released court records show police want to learn about the health of the toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta. Search warrants and affidavits released Monday, July 7, 2014 show that investigators are seeking medical records for 22-month-old Cooper Harris, any medical conditions he may have had, and information about his growth and development. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Ben Gray, file) GWINNETT OUT MARIETTA OUT LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (WXIA, WGCL, FOX 5)ATLANTA (AP) — The Home Depot says it has fired a Georgia man who faces a murder charge in his son's death in a hot SUV.


High court refuses to block execution in Florida

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to grant a last-minute reprieve for a Florida inmate set to be executed for the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl.

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:50

This booking photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows Ronald Lee Haskell. Haskell, 33, is charged with multiple counts of capital murder in the killings of two adults and four children Wednesday evening, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman said early Thursday. He also is accused of critically wounding a 15-year-old girl in the shooting rampage. (AP Photo/Harris County Sheriff's Office)SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.


Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:48
Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died.

AP PHOTOS: Border agents receive families

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:47

In this photo taken July 3, 2014, mothers from Honduras traveling with their children prepare to get into a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services agent's truck after crossing the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas. About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, according to the Honduran Consulate, and the families are then brought to Central Station in McAllen and each is released on their own recognizance. Though most travelers have enough money to purchase their own bus tickets to meet family in cities across the U.S., many have nowhere to stay before the buses leave, and most are in need of rest, medical attention and sustenance. It falls to the local government and charities to welcome the uninvited visitors to America. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, according to the Honduran Consulate.


AP PHOTOS: Border agents receive families

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:47

In this photo taken July 3, 2014, mothers from Honduras traveling with their children prepare to get into a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services agent's truck after crossing the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas. About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, according to the Honduran Consulate, and the families are then brought to Central Station in McAllen and each is released on their own recognizance. Though most travelers have enough money to purchase their own bus tickets to meet family in cities across the U.S., many have nowhere to stay before the buses leave, and most are in need of rest, medical attention and sustenance. It falls to the local government and charities to welcome the uninvited visitors to America. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — About 90 Hondurans a day cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. at the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, according to the Honduran Consulate.