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Kansas Republican senator Roberts fights off Tea Party challenger

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:34

U.S. Senator Roberts addresses a news conference as he discusses his opposition to a vote on START Treaty on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Veteran Republican Senator Pat Roberts fought off a Kansas primary challenge by a Tea Party-backed doctor who had promised a "family feud" with his distant relative President Barack Obama if elected, results on Wednesday showed. Roberts secured 48 percent of the vote and Milton Wolf 41 percent in the four-candidate field, according to final but unofficial results, the Kansas secretary of state said. In primary battles ahead of November's midterm elections, Roberts' showing marked a victory for an incumbent Republican, a pattern that played out more broadly as voters went to the polls in other U.S. states on Tuesday. Missouri, Michigan and Washington state also held primaries.


PHOTOS: Woman found dead in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:29

 Woman found dead in Pennypack ParkAction News was in the air and on the ground as police investigated the death of Connie McClain-Murray of Northeast Philadelphia.


Walgreen to acquire rest of UK drug chain Alliance Boots, won't pursue tax inversion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:11
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Walgreen to acquire rest of UK drug chain Alliance Boots, won't pursue tax inversion.

Report to shed light on woman's death in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:04

Report may shed light on woman's death in Pennypack ParkThe medical examiner's report is expected to shed more light later today on the death of woman whose body was found in Pennypack Park.


HK court: Tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:26
HONG KONG (AP) — A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime.

Alexander looks to fend off Tenn. GOP challengers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:25

In this Aug. 5, 2014 photo, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is interviewed after a campaign stop in a restaurant in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Alexander, a 74-year-old incumbent, is seeking to fend off challenger Joe Carr in Tennessee's primary election Thursday. Carr has cast Alexander as out of touch with an increasingly conservative electorate. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (AP) — After losing his first bid for Tennessee governor 40 years ago, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander shed his blue suit and buttoned-up appearance for a plaid shirt, hiking boots and a 1,000-mile walk around the state.


Missouri killer executed, scrutiny high after Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:07

Michael Worthington is pictured in this handout photoMissouri officials executed convicted killer Michael Worthington on Wednesday despite calls for caution after a problematic execution in Arizona last month, when a condemned prisoner took more than an hour to die. The Missouri execution was 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. The 43-year-old Worthington was pronounced dead at 12:11 a.m. CDT (0511 GMT) at a prison facility in Bonne Terre, said Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell.


Police investigate double shooting in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:07

Police investigate double shooting in West PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a double shooting where a teen and a man were injured in West Philadelphia late Tuesday night.


Hawaii more used to storm prep than actual hits

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:51

Shoppers stock up on cases of bottled water and other supplies in preparation for a hurricane and tropical storm heading toward Hawaii at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Two big storms so close together is rare in the eastern Pacific, and Hurricane Iselle could make landfall by Friday and Tropical Storm Julio could hit two or three days later, weather officials said. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is used to preparing for tropical storms — stock up on water, toilet paper and other essentials and wait. But actually getting hit with systems like the two approaching the islands? Not as much.


5 things to know in Tenn. primaries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:50
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five things to know about Thursday's primary elections and other ballot issues in Tennessee:

US companies falling behind as Africa surges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:44

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2009 file photo, Chinese workers build a wall at a housing project funded by the Algerian government and built by a state-owned Chinese firm near Algiers, Algeria. U.S. direct investment in Africa has flat-lined while China and Europe have poured money into a region they see as rich with natural resources and economic potential. (AP Photo/Alfred de Montesquiou, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — As Africa's economy rises, American businesses are at risk of being left behind.


Missouri inmate executed for raping, killing woman

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:32

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)BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. prisoner executed since a lethal injection in Arizona last month in which an inmate took nearly two hours to die.


Family prayed in vain for home to withstand storms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:29

A man looks at a home destroyed by a landslide in a hillside community of North Salt Lake, Utah, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. One home was destroyed and 27 others were evacuated after a landslide early Tuesday struck an upscale suburban Salt Lake City community, where officials had worried for nearly a year about cracked soil on the hillside above the houses. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — A family in this mountainside Salt Lake City suburb huddled late at night with neighbors and a local Mormon leader, praying in vain that a fractured ridge above their home would hold steady during a storm and prevent boulders and gravel from crashing through the back door.


Missouri inmate executed for killing neighbor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:50

Carol Angelbeck and her daughter, Mindy Griffin, who was raped and strangled by Michael WorthingtonBONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. prisoner put to death since an Arizona lethal injection went awry last month.


12-year-old charged in fatal playground stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:47

In this Aug. 4, 2014 photo, Kentwood police investigate a stabbing that occurred in a playground in Pinebrook Village, in Kentwood, Mich. Police said 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) — The giggles and innocence neighbors associated with the playground at the Pinebrook Village mobile home park vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who witnesses and authorities said was stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old.


Samsung, Apple agree to drop lawsuits outside US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:42

A woman walks by advertisement posters of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S5, Apple's iPhone 5s and iPad Air at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Samsung and Apple Inc. have agreed to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the U.S. in a step back from three years of legal hostilities between the world's two largest smartphone makers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung and Apple Inc. have agreed to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the U.S. in a step back from three years of legal hostilities between the world's two largest smartphone makers.


Missouri killer executed after Supreme Court denies stay applications

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:39

Michael Worthington is pictured in this handout photo(Reuters) - Missouri officials executed on Wednesday a man convicted of murder for the rape and strangling of a woman in 1995, in the first lethal injection after a prisoner took more than an hour to die in Arizona last month, a state official said. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied two different stay applications filed by Worthington's attorneys that had asked the high court to prohibit Missouri from executing Worthington until more scrutiny is given to what happened in Arizona and to secrecy in Missouri about the lethal injection drugs being used. Michael Worthington, 43, was pronounced dead at 12:11 a.m. CDT (0511 GMT) at a state prison facility in Bonne Terre, said Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell.


Tsarnaev's friend in court on drug, gun charges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:28
BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) who authorities believe provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt is due in federal court on drug and gun charges.

Missouri inmate put to death for 1995 killing, 1st US execution since Arizona one went awry

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:15
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri inmate put to death for 1995 killing, 1st US execution since Arizona one went awry.

Double-decker buses crash in Times square; 14 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:49

A woman, her arm bandaged and in a sling, leaves after being treated at the scene of a traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in New York City's Theater District, Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014. The Fire Department of New York said more than a dozen suffered injuries. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — A crash involving two double-decker tour buses injured 14 people and left Times Square blood-spattered on Tuesday afternoon.