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Ikea makes push for growth

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is making an online push.

Mom accused of killing 6 babies appears in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:47

Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Provo, Utah. Huntsman made a brief court appearance as attorneys set Dec. 11 for a hearing where a judge will hear a review of the evidence. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge will get his first chance in December to hear the evidence against a woman accused of killing six of her seven newborns and storing all of their bodies in her garage.

Attorney: Heroin clouded prostitute's judgment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:47
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin on his yacht say their client had also injected herself, clouding her judgment.

5 things to know about Arias sentencing retrial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:43

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, Jodi Arias appears for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. Lawyers are expected to make opening statements Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Arias' sentencing retrial, more than a year after a jury found her guilty of killing Travis Alexander in June 2008. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors in Phoenix will once again be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend.

Nevada teacher killed in school shooting honored

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:42
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada middle school teacher has posthumously been awarded a rare Air Force medal for bravery, a year after he was killed while trying to protect children during a schoolyard shooting.

Man admits killing 95-year-old, demanding sex

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:38
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty to fatally injuring a 95-year-old woman after demanding sex from her during a break-in.

Md. woman arrested on DUI following couple's chase

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:28
DEER PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman was arrested after police say a couple chased her following a car crash, and her blood-alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit.

Journalist being treated for Ebola still improving

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:23
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska doctors treating an American video journalist for Ebola say he could be released by the end of the week if tests show he's free of the deadly virus.

Everglades trail surveyed for cultural artifacts

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:18

In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 photo, National Park Service archeologists sift through sediment collected from the Anhinga Slough while doing a survey in Everglades National Park, Fla. They are looking for artifacts which were first discovered at the site when it was dredged in 1968. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Archaeologists are poking through the muck under a boardwalk in Everglades National Park, looking for evidence of a prehistoric culture.

Colorado health officials recommend banning most pot confections

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:16

Edible medical marijuana in the form of chicken fried rice is shown at the Northwest Patient Resource Center in SeattleBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Pot-infused brownies, candies and other confections that are “naturally attractive to children” should be banned, according to recommendations on Monday by Colorado health officials to a task force charged with drafting rules on marijuana edibles. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said edible marijuana products should instead be limited to “a simple lozenge/hard candy or tinctures. ...

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:13
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Owner pleads guilty in Vegas puppy store fire case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:13
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pet shop owner has pleaded guilty to felony arson and insurance fraud in a fire at a Las Vegas pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued by firefighters earlier this year.

6-year-old buying bubblegum killed in drive-by

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:11

This photo provided by the Hooper family shows 6-year-old Angel Hoopper who died in a drive-by shooting at a convenience store in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Police said in a news release that Angel Hooper was wounded Friday night when someone in a passing vehicle fired multiple rounds into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Several people were in the parking lot when gunfire erupted. The girl was with a family friend. Police are reviewing surveillance footage and urging anyone with information to call a special hotline. Police Chief Darryl Forté also used Twitter to urge the shooter or shooters to surrender. The message said that Forté didn't believe the girl was the intended victim. (AP Photo/Hooper Family)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl was killed during a drive-by shooting while shopping for bubblegum with her father at a convenience store in Kansas City, according to police, who are vowing to find those responsible for her death.

New York man hired to assist suicide sentenced to 12 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:04

Minor is presented in New York State Supreme Court for his manslaughter sentencing in related suicide-for-hire case in New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man convicted of helping a debt-ridden motivational speaker commit suicide to make the death look like a robbery was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday, prosecutors said. Kenneth Minor, 42, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month in the stabbing death of Jeffrey Locker in 2009, a spokeswoman with the Manhattan District Attorney's office said. Locker, a 52-year-old motivational speaker, hired Minor to help him kill himself and make it look like a robbery so his family could collect life insurance payouts, prosecutors said. ...

Execution date set for man who raped, killed University of Delaware student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:03

Execution date set for man who raped, killed University of Delaware studentA Delaware judge has set a Dec. 4 execution date for a man convicted of raping and killing a University of Delaware student.

Blood sample tests negative for Pennsylvania police ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:53

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Blood drops found by a homeowner in northeastern Pennsylvania, where police have spent five weeks searching for a sniper who killed a state trooper and wounded another, have tested negative for the main suspect in the case, police said on Monday. Two samples were collected last Thursday at separate locations in Cresco, a Pennsylvania State Police spokesman said in an email, but only one of them turned out to be blood. ...

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:48

FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows women shading themselves from the hot sun in the Chinatown section of downtown Los Angeles. It sounds like a broken record, but last month again set a new mark for global heat. And meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie the hottest year ever recorded, or more likely break it. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

Fire that killed 6 began downstairs; cause unclear

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:40

Emergency workers gather in front of the house in McKeesport, Pa. where a fire killed six members of a family, four of them children, and left another in the hospital in critical condition on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A house fire that killed four children, their mother and their stepgrandfather began in the downstairs living room, but its cause remained unclear, a public safety official said Monday.

Philly's new marijuana law goes into effect

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:39

Philly's new marijuana law goes into effectPeople caught with small amounts of marijuana in Philadelphia will no longer end up with a criminal record.

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:31
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday. Local media reports say the woman, identified by police as Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, tried on Sunday to enter the Los Angeles-area house of a man who said he met her online, and that when she got stuck she started screaming for help. ...