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Fact sheet: 2015 Lexus GS

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:56

This product image provided by Toyota shows the 2014-2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport. The midsize luxury sedan has a starting retail price that's thousands less than the popular 2015 BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and comes with more front and rear legroom than its two German competitors and a longer powertrain warranty. Better yet, Consumer Reports magazine lists the predicted reliability of the GS 350 as much better than average — another leg up on BMW and Mercedes. (Toyota via AP)2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport


Lexus GS 350 a practical, fun luxury sedan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:55

This product image provided by Toyota shows the 2014-2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport. The midsize luxury sedan has a starting retail price that's thousands less than the popular 2015 BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and comes with more front and rear legroom than its two German competitors and a longer powertrain warranty. Better yet, Consumer Reports magazine lists the predicted reliability of the GS 350 as much better than average — another leg up on BMW and Mercedes. (Toyota via AP)Luxury car buyers who are driving enthusiasts with a practical streak should be sure to look at the 2015 Lexus GS.


Cops: Man angry baby wasn't named for him killed ex, grandma

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:39

In this undated photo provided by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police shows Cesar Mazza. Police say Mazza, upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn't name their newborn son after him, fatally stabbed her and beat her 72-year-old grandmother to death. Mazza, 25, was awaiting arraignment, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, on two counts of criminal homicide and a charge of kidnapping. (Pittsburgh Bureau of Police via AP)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man upset that his ex-girlfriend wouldn't name their newborn son after him fatally stabbed her and beat her 72-year-old grandmother to death.


With pot legal, hemp shop in District of Columbia reopens

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — A hemp shop in the nation's capital is reopening after three years now that possession of small amounts of marijuana is legal in the District of Columbia.

California governor challenges GOP candidates on climate change

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:30

California Governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown speaks during the "Modern Slavery and Climate Change" meeting at the VaticanThe letter, sent a day ahead of the Republican primary debate in Cleveland, attributed California's raging wildfires and years-long drought to global warming caused by human activity, a theory generally rejected by the Republican Party. Brown recently enacted an aggressive plan to cut California's greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. Last month, he urged governors and mayors at a Vatican conference to "fight the propaganda" of big business interests that deny that climate change is human induced.


Smoking ban takes effect at all Philadelphia public housing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 22:11

Smoking ban takes effect at all Philadelphia public housingA smoking ban has gone into effect in all Philadelphia public housing.


Brady testimony in NFL 'Deflategate' released

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:33

Brady testimony in NFL 'Deflategate' releasedIn a 457-page transcript released on Tuesday, Brady maintained his innocence in the NFL scandal known as "Deflategate."


20,000 train passes go unsold for pope's Philadelphia visit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 21:30
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Special train passes for the weekend of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia aren't as big a hit as expected.

Fire damages national shrine at historic NE Ohio church

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 20:58
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A fire has damaged a shrine at a northeast Ohio church listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Former Florida surgeon accused of mutilating man's penis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 20:28
TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida patient says his penis was deformed by a former surgeon who did not have a license to operate.

Police, FBI search for missing boy in Delco

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 20:24

Police, FBI search for missing boy in DelcoPolice and the FBI are searching for an 11-year-old boy who went missing on Monday from Folcroft, Delaware County.


8 cities cited in data program from ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 19:52
NEW YORK (AP) — Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time. Tulsa, Oklahoma, plans to make its data releases more useful for the public. Seattle wants to use contract data to help ensure vendors deliver on their promises.

Courthouse shooting suspect remains jailed; bail at $300,000

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 19:50

William B. Wells is shown in this image provided Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, by the Madison County Miss., Detention Center. Wells was a former firefighter who had never been in any more serious legal trouble than some traffic tickets. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said Wells fatally shot 37-year-old Kendrick Armond Brown once in the chest Monday at a courthouse in Canton, Miss. Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest said Monday that authorities are investigating whether Wells was seeking revenge for the Saturday night shooting of his mother, Sherry Wells. (Madison County Detention Center via AP)CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a defendant outside a Mississippi courthouse remained jailed early Wednesday, a day after his bail was set at $300,000.


Man charged with stealing power tools from parked cars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 19:33
LEWES, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have arrested a man they say stole power tools from cars parked at home improvement stores and tried to sell them at construction sites.

Suspects planned to cook meth at Taco Bell, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 19:24

Suspects planned to cook meth at Taco Bell, police sayAuthorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa.


Son arrested after father fatally stabbed in Langhorne

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 19:01

Son charged with murder after father fatally stabbed in LanghorneA heated argument turned deadly Tuesday, and now a Bucks County man is in police custody, facing charges in the murder of his own father.


2 arrested after meth lab remnants found in Iowa Taco Bell

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:41

Suspects planned to cook meth at Taco Bell, police sayAuthorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa.


Fire burns through homes, forces evacuations in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:39

Fire burns through homes, forces evacuations in CamdenFirefighters arrived on the scene after the fast-moving fire had already engulfed three homes. They struck a second alarm and evacuated two more homes on the block.


AccuWeather: Lots of Sun, Less Humid Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:39

 Lots of Sun, Less Humid TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says our next rain-maker may stay mainly south.


Fire burns through 3 homes, forces evacuations in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 18:25

Fire burns through homes, forces evacuations in CamdenFirefighters arrived on the scene after the fast-moving fire had already engulfed three homes. They struck a second alarm and evacuated two more homes on the block.