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A-Rod cousin, clinic owner arrested by feds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:12

In this undated image taken from video and provided by 60 minutes, Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, left, talks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. Federal authorities are charging the owner of a defunct Florida clinic accused of providing steroids and other banned substances to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. According to Miami federal court records Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, Anthony Bosch faced one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/60 Minutes) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVE; FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLYMIAMI (AP) — A cousin of Alex Rodriguez who injected the baseball star with steroids and a onetime clinic owner accused of providing the performance-enhancing drugs to several players have been arrested in connection with a drug conspiracy, authorities said Tuesday.


Missouri killer set for execution, scrutiny high after Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:06
Missouri officials are pressing forward with the Wednesday execution of convicted killer Michael Worthington despite calls for caution after last month's problematic execution in Arizona in which the inmate took more than an hour to die. The Missouri execution will be the first since the July 23 execution in Arizona of Joseph Wood, who some witnesses said gasped and struggled for breath for more than 90 minutes as he was put to death at a state prison complex. Attorneys for Worthington have filed two different stay applications with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the high court to prohibit Missouri from putting Worthington to death until more scrutiny is given to what happened in Arizona and to ongoing secrecy in Missouri about the lethal injection drugs being used.

A-Rod's cousin among those arrested by feds

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:02

In this undated image taken from video and provided by 60 minutes, Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, left, talks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. Federal authorities are charging the owner of a defunct Florida clinic accused of providing steroids and other banned substances to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. According to Miami federal court records Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, Anthony Bosch faced one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/60 Minutes) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVE; FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLYMIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a cousin of baseball star Alex Rodriguez is among those charged alongside the owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic who was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players.


Missouri to execute man convicted in 1995 killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:58

FILE - This April 4, 2007 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington who is scheduled to die for killing a female neighbor in 1995. His execution would be the first since Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air in July, 2014, in Arizona during a lethal injection process that took nearly two hours to complete. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to intervene in the scheduled Missouri execution of an Illinois man condemned to death in the 1995 killing of a suburban St. Louis college student.


New Mexico man blames robbery on stomach scratch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:57
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man facing robbery and larceny charges says he merely scratched his stomach and didn't pull a gun when a grocery store clerk handed him cash.

Obama: US companies to invest $14B in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:56

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in while moderating the panel, "The New Era for Business in Africa" during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Nearly 50 African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $14 billion in commitments from U.S. businesses to invest in Africa, as representatives from nearly 100 American and African companies gathered in Washington to discuss ways to boost economic partnerships.


Tennessee man pleads guilty to murder in package-bomb deaths of mother- and father-in-law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:44
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee man pleads guilty to murder in package-bomb deaths of mother- and father-in-law.

ABC News: Two-star general killed in Afghanistan attack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:43

 Two-star general killed in Afghanistan attackABC News has learned that an American two-star general was killed in an attack at a military base in Afghanistan.


Man, 90, gets 4 years in wife's 'mercy' killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:43
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A 90-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to four years in prison for killing his wife of 65 years — but he could be released after serving six months.

Clinic owner charged with distributing steroids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:32

In this undated image taken from video and provided by 60 minutes, Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, left, talks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. Federal authorities are charging the owner of a defunct Florida clinic accused of providing steroids and other banned substances to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. According to Miami federal court records Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, Anthony Bosch faced one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/60 Minutes) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVE; FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLYMIAMI (AP) — The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and other players.


U.S. service sector growth hits 8-1/2 year high in July: ISM survey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:31

Detroit firefighters try to contain a fire at a shed in DetroitThe Institute for Supply Management said its services index rose to 58.7 last month, the highest since December 2005, from 56.0 in June. The reading blew past economists' forecasts for 56.3, according to a Reuters survey.


New Jersey police dog attacks officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:25

Penn Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storageA police officer in southern New Jersey is recovering from surgery after she was attacked by her partner, a police dog.


Woman drowns at New Jersey beach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:21

Penn Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storageA woman has drowned at an Atlantic City beach after she apparently was caught in a rip current.


Mother of once-conjoined twins thanks NY doctors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:20

FILE. In this Dec. 8, 2004 file photo provided by Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York, brothers Clarence, left, and Carl Aguirre, sit upright unassisted to play. When they were born joined at the head, their mother remembers doctors in the Philippines telling her that she would have to choose which one would live and which would die. But ten years ago doctors at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx were able to save both boys in an operation. (AP Photo/Montefiore Medical Center, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A Filipino woman who gave birth to conjoined twins has thanked the New York doctors involved on the 10th anniversary of the boys' separation.


No sign of hiker who fell from rim at Crater Lake

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:19
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. (AP) — Crater Lake National Park rangers would like to find a hiker who was seen falling from the caldera rim surrounding the Oregon lake. They want to find out what happened to him and make sure he's OK.

Cub burned in wildfire flown to care center

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:14
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A badly burned black bear cub that hobbled up the right driveway has been rescued and flown by a volunteer pilot to a wildlife care center in California.

Police: 9-year-old dies after playground stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:12

Kentwood police investigate a stabbing that occurred in a playground in Pinebrook Village, in Kentwood, Mich., on Aug. 4, 2014. Police say a 12-year-old boy has stabbed a 9-year-old boy at the playground in western Michigan, sending the child to a hospital. Police also didn't immediately release detail on the condition of the wounded child. The older boy was taken into custody for questioning by police. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Joel Bissell) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUTKENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy has died after being stabbed repeatedly by another child at a playground at a mobile home park in western Michigan, police said Tuesday.


Police: Firefighter poisoned neighbor's chickens

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:09
CARLISLE, Mass. (AP) — A suburban Boston firefighter has been arrested and placed on administrative leave over allegations he killed 11 of his neighbor's chickens by poisoning them.

Saratoga tips hat to Irishman who started it all

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:08

This undated image provided by the Library of Congress via the Saratoga Springs History Museum shows a 19th century Currier & Ives drawing of John Morrissey. Saratoga Race Course is tipping its hat to Morrissey, the Irish-born fighter-gambler-politician who punched his way to national fame before the Civil War and launched what’s now the nation’s oldest and most successful racetrack. Other than closures forced by moral crusaders and World War II, Saratoga Race Course has been going strong ever since it opened on Aug. 2, 1864. Its 146th season is underway through Labor Day. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Saratoga Race Course is tipping its top hat to John Morrissey, the Irish-born fighter-gambler-politician who punched his way to national fame before the Civil War, launched what's now the nation's oldest racetrack and got elected to public office in New York despite scant formal education and an unsavory background.


NYPD probing report that EMTs stopped four cops beating handcuffed man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:06
The New York Police Department said on Tuesday it was investigating a report that two emergency medical technicians jumped in to stop four police officers who were punching a handcuffed patient. The NYPD's Internal Affairs unit was looking into the report that the officers repeatedly struck a shackled and handcuffed patient on a stretcher before the New York Fire Deparment EMTs intervened to end the beating, an NYPD spokesman said. He declined to confirm details of the July 20 incident at the 67th Precinct station house in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, which was first reported by the New York Daily News. Fire Department officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.