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Family: Man dead at Hollywood Hills home is Andrew Getty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:28

 Man dead at Hollywood Hills home is Andrew GettyA statement from the Getty family says a man found dead in a Hollywood Hills home is Getty oil fortune heir Andrew Getty.


State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:05

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation that she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.


Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:05

State Revenue Commissioner Richard Roberts attends a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Roberts said in a legal filing in an open records case that state law gives him the power to deny the release of documents if he deems it "in the best interests of the state." (AP Photo/Erik SchelzigNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A tax attorney who sued for the release of records from Gov. Bill Haslam's administration related to a $350,000 analysis of business tax collections in Tennessee said Tuesday that he likely will appeal a judge's denial of his lawsuit.


Husband, wife found dead in home, had been cut by chain saw

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:51
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A husband and wife have been found cut by a chain saw and dead in a Philadelphia-area home.

U.S. corporations accuse Indiana and Arkansas of curbing gay rights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:48

Business owner holds sticker to place outside her shop in Lafayette, IndianaArkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill. Arkansas followed Indiana, which passed a similar act last week. The world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart , based in Bentonville, Ark., issued a statement saying the Arkansas bill threatened to undermine "the spirit of inclusion" in the state and "does not reflect the values we proudly uphold." Signed by Doug McMillon, chief executive officer, the statement asked Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson to veto the legislation.


Disabled Canadian ship's crewmen jump to Coast Guard boats

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:46
BOSTON (AP) — Nine crewmembers of a disabled Canadian charter schooner that looks like a pirate ship have jumped safely into Coast Guard lifeboats in rough seas off the New England coast.

Temple loses to Miami 60-57 in NIT semis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:36

Temple loses to Miami 60-57 in NIT semisSheldon McClellan scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, and short-handed Miami rallied to beat Temple 60-57 on Tuesday to reach the NIT championship game.


Congressman's son a defendant in fraternity-death lawsuits

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:32
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The son of U.S. Rep. John Carney, D-Del., is one of five defendants in two lawsuits seeking at least $50 million stemming from the death of a Clemson University fraternity pledge.

Man found dead at Hollywood Hills home of Andrew Getty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:29

 Man dead at Hollywood Hills home is Andrew GettyPolice say a man has been found dead at the Hollywood Hills home of Getty oil fortune heir Andrew Getty, but they haven't confirmed that it's him.


Los Angeles to pay $1.35 million to mother of driver who died in police custody

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:26
(Reuters) - The city of Los Angeles will pay $1.35 million to the mother of a man who died of an asthma attack while in police custody, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jorge Azucena, 26, was arrested in 2013 for running a red light, the newspaper said. A subsequent investigation by the police department and the inspector general of the Los Angeles Police Commission found that officers as well as jail personnel ignored his requests for assistance, the newspaper reported. Azucena's mother, Juana Garcia, sued the city, leading to the settlement announced Tuesday.

What We Know About Alleged Kidnapping in 'Gone Girl' Case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:13
The alleged kidnapping of a California physical therapist who reappeared unharmed days after she was reported taken has left people wondering if it was all a hoax.

AP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:09

Graphic shows average salaries in Major League Baseball from 1970-2015 and top and bottom five 2015 payrolls by team; 2c x 2 3/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 69 mm;NEW YORK (AP) — Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.


Mom who blamed baby's death on toddler daughter gets prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:01
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An Alabama woman who blamed the death of her infant son on her toddler daughter has been sentenced in Pennsylvania to 15 to 30 years in prison.

Audit: NY Sandy relief program paid millions for flawed work

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:50
NEW YORK (AP) — A program that was supposed to rebuild homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy paid $6.8 million to contractors for work that was "flawed or incomplete," the city's comptroller said in an audit released Tuesday.

Father of Washington school shooter arrested on gun charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:37
SEATTLE (AP) — The father of a Washington state high school student who killed four classmates and himself last fall was arrested Tuesday on a federal charge that he was barred from possessing the gun his son used in the shooting.

Scion youth looks to sedan, hatchback to revive sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:18

This undated photo provided by Scion shows the Scion iM. Toyota is turning to a sporty hatchback and a low-cost sedan to restore some hipness and sales to its youth-oriented Scion brand. (AP Photo/Scion)NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota is turning to a sporty hatchback and a low-cost sedan to restore some hipness — and sales — to its youth-oriented Scion brand.


Police: 2 bodies mutilated by chainsaw discovered by juvenile inside Lower Moreland home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:07

Friends, neighbors ID Lower Moreland couple found mutilated by chainsaw in homePolice are investigating a grisly discovery at a home in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County where the bodies of a husband and wife were found Tuesday afternoon.


Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:55

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, an Egyptian soccer fan of Al-Ahly club displays scales to fans celebrating a court verdict that returned 21 death penalties in the previous year's soccer violence against their supporters in Port Said, inside the club premises in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced in 2014, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report of executions and countries’ use of the death penalty, released on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ramadan, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty.


Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:50

In this March 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston. Prosecutors rested their case against Tsarnaev on Monday, March 30, 2015, after jurors saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.


Tentative special election date for ex-US Rep. Schock's seat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:49
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday scheduled a special election for this summer to fill the vacancy caused by U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's resignation, but he acknowledged the date likely would be pushed back to comply with federal voting law.