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Cameras capture shooting in broad daylight in North Philly

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 39 min ago

Cameras capture shooting in broad daylight in North PhillyPolice are asking for the public's help in their search for the person who opened fire on a SUV in North Philadelphia on Wednesday.


Disgruntled employee shoots boss, kills self in Chicago building

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 39 min ago
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A man upset about a job demotion gravely wounded the chief executive officer of his company in a downtown Chicago office building and then fatally shot himself, police said on Thursday. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy could not confirm the name of the company but said it was on the 17th floor at 231 S. LaSalle St., the address of the software company ArrowStream. "He's a longtime employee who comes in with a backpack like an employee normally does," he said of the gunman.

Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 42 min ago

Jonnie Williams leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., after testifying on the third day of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen's corruption trial, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — RICHMOND, Va. — A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship.


Federal mediator joins New York's Met Opera labor talks as lockout looms

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 44 min ago
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The unions representing the orchestra and chorus of New York's Metropolitan Opera agreed to have a federal mediator join negotiations with management on Thursday in the final hours before a deadline for a threatened lockout. The Met said in a statement that management planned to negotiate into the night with its three largest unions on Thursday, the last day of the current contract.

Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 46 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

Debit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.

Debit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.

Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 49 min ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.

Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 49 min ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.

PHOTOS: 30 arrested in W. Pa. drug sweep

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 54 min ago

 30 arrested in W. Pa. drug sweep30 suspected drug dealers were arrested following a street-level sweep in Johnstown, Pa.


Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

Executive: 'Didn't want anyone to know' of gifts to former Virginia governor

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 57 min ago

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - The businessman who, federal prosecutors say, gave gifts and loans to former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife said Thursday he kept the largesse secret because he knew he was giving bribes to help his diet-supplements company. McDonnell, 60, and his wife Maureen have been charged with 14 counts of corruption and bribery for taking more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his company, Star Scientific Inc, which has since changed its name to Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals. "I didn't want anyone to know," Williams said on the third day of the McDonnells' trial at U.S. District Court in Richmond. Williams, who is no longer employed by the company, said Maureen McDonnell opened up the governor’s mansion in August 2011 for a luncheon to mark the launch of a Star Scientific product.


Iliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 1 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile US Inc., the most eligible company in the U.S. wireless industry, has another suitor on its hands. Upstart French telecom company Iliad SA on Thursday said it has offered $15 billion for a majority stake.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds registry for same-sex couples

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 2 min ago

Rose Grindrod, center, gets married to Meghan Hamilton, as she hold their son Harry Hamilton, outside the City-County Building the day after the ban on same-sex marriage was struck down in Wisconsin, in Madison, Wis., Saturday, June 7, 2014. Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold)By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state's constitution banning gay marriage. Wisconsin voters approved the gay marriage ban in a 2006 referendum. Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in June. Wisconsin Family Action, an anti-gay rights group, argued in a 2010 lawsuit that the registry violated the amendment because it resembles marriage under state law.


Extra jurors seated for long Ga. salmonella trial

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 7 min ago
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — After three days of jury selection, a panel with plenty of extra members was seated Thursday to hear the case of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

Extra jurors seated for long Ga. salmonella trial

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 7 min ago
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — After three days of jury selection, a panel with plenty of extra members was seated Thursday to hear the case of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

Driver in Vegas eatery crash gets 6 to 20 years

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 29 min ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A driver who pleaded guilty to DUI charges after police say he plowed his car into a Las Vegas restaurant last spring has been sentenced to 6 to 20 years in prison.

Ex-NYPD officer sues for $175 million over 'rape cop' label

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 37 min ago
A former New York City police officer cleared of charges of raping a drunken fashion executive in her Manhattan apartment but jailed for misconduct over the incident is suing his accuser and the city for $175 million, his attorney said on Thursday. The case against Kenneth Moreno, who was acquitted by a jury in 2011 of assaulting the 29-year-old woman while on duty, drew national headlines as a symbol of police misbehavior. The civil-rights lawsuit filed in Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday claims that the rape allegations against Moreno and his widely watched trial unjustly damaged his reputation and caused him to suffer financially. "Mr. Moreno is forever scarred with the scarlet letter of 'Rape Cop,'" his attorney Eric Sanders said in a statement.

First plea agreements signed in lottery scam case

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 40 min ago
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The first plea agreements have been reached in a wide-ranging federal investigation into a Jamaican lottery scam targeting mostly elderly victims in the United States, including one woman from North Dakota who agreed to empty her savings account and then take out a loan on a life insurance policy.

Suit filed over Muslim citizenship denials, delays

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 41 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five people are suing the federal government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.