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Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:02

Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns enters Magistrate Judge Bryan Selph courtroom for his arraignment Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in McRae, Ga. Towns has been charged with murder and armed robbery in the deaths of Bud and June Runion, according to Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson. The bodies of 69-year-old Elrey "Bud" Runion and his 66-year-old wife, June Runion of Marietta, Georgia, were found Monday not far from where their SUV was discovered in a lake near McRae. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, Woody Marshall)McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to their hometown in suburban Atlanta.


After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 01:00

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2014, photo, people gather in New York's Grand Central Terminal to protest after it was announced that a grand jury had decided the New York City police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner would not indicted. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a limited lifting of the grand jury veil when police kill unarmed civilians and a New York City judge will consider whether to release transcripts of the grand jury’s investigation into Garner’s police-chokehold death. (AP Photo/Jaime Holguin, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public scrutiny after recent decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed men.


Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:51

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2014, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on the impact of President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.


Vanderbilt Rape Trial: Ex-Football Players Found Guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:48
Ex-football players were accused of raping a young woman in a dorm room.

How much snow fell vs. how much was forecast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:46
A look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast as of Wednesday after a massive winter storm and the National Weather Service's forecast snow totals as of Monday night:

California man charged with killing newborn daughter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:42
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-area man was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting, torturing and killing his nearly 3-week-old daughter.

Fact sheet: 2015.5 Volvo S60

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:42
2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E

Warren Buffett's sister donates $100 million to Northwestern

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:41
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's sister has donated $100 million to Northwestern University, which the suburban Chicago school says is the largest single gift in its history.

Volvo's entry car, S60, gets more power, plus fuel economy

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:41

This undated image made available by Volvo shows the 2015 Volvo S60. (AP Photo/Volvo)With new, more powerful turbo engines, the 2015.5 Volvo S60 is a distinctive, European premium sedan that's nimble, quick and has a surprisingly comfortable driver seat for 6-footers.


Assistant superintendent resigns from Coatesville Area school district

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:39

Assistant superintendent resigns from Coatesville Area school districtThe assistant superintendent of an embattled suburban Philadelphia school district has stepped down a month after his former boss was charged with stealing district funds and violating ethics rules.


Couple in Ga. shot dead after responding to Craigslist offer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:39
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with killing a couple who traveled to rural Georgia seeking to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang through an advertisement placed on Craigslist, an online classified ad service.

National leaders tell UVa sororities to avoid frat bid night

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:34
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Sororities at the University of Virginia have been told to stay away from fraternity recruitment events scheduled Saturday.

North Dakota: oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste bills

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:29

An environmental group employee holds a used filter sock in BismarckBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble. The waste, which becomes slightly radioactive as part of the hydraulic fracturing process that churns up isotopes locked underground, must be trucked out of state. The most common form of radioactive waste is a filter sock, a mesh tube resembling a sandbag through which fracking water is pumped before it's injected back into the earth.


Delaware aims to beat out Iowa, be 1st with digital licenses

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:27

Delaware aims to beat out Iowa, be 1st with digital licensesDelaware is hoping to be the first to state in the country to allow drivers to use an app on their smartphones as their official driver's license.


Cop tells teens to stop seeking snow shoveling jobs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:26

Cop tells teens to stop seeking snow shoveling jobsTwo enterprising teens who were looking to make some money shoveling snow ran afoul of a New Jersey town's ordinance and were told by police to stop.


Food market in Point Breeze robbed at gunpoint

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:22

Food market in Point Breeze robbed at gunpointPhiladelphia police are searching for two suspects who held up a food market at gunpoint in the city's Point Breeze section.


Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:11

This image provided by Facebook, shows the apps Trending Super Bowl hub. As the latest step in Facebook's focus on sports, it is launching Trending Super Bowl for Sunday's NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the new England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. It will be a dedicated real-time hub where followers can not only check the scoreboard module, but also read content posted by professional media, celebrities and friends, and view video and official photos from the game. (AP Photo/Facebook)PHOENIX (AP) — As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl — a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks.


Boeing, U.S. Army start work on new AH-64 Apache multiyear deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:10
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials from Boeing Co and the U.S. Army said on Wednesday they had begun discussions about a multiyear agreement to buy about 240 AH-64 Apache helicopters from fiscal 2017 to 2021, a deal that analysts say could be worth around $4 billion. U.S. Army acquisition chief Heidi Shyu recently signed a document allowing both sides to begin work on a multiyear agreement, with an eye to securing approval from the defense secretary by March 2016, Colonel Jeff Hager, Apache program manager, told reporters at an event hosted by Boeing. Mark Ballew, Boeing's head of business development for attack helicopters, told Reuters that the multiyear agreement could include options for about 100 international sales of the attack helicopter, which would add to its overall value.

Thief steals narcotics from pharmacy in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:44

Thief steals narcotics from pharmacy in KensingtonPhiladelphia police are searching for an armed robber who targeted a supermarket pharmacy in the city's Kensington section.


Renowned architect Hadid settles defamation lawsuit with critic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:39

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid speaks at a news conference to mark the opening of Wangjing SOHO, in BeijingBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Renowned architect Zaha Hadid has settled her lawsuit accusing the New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler of defaming her in a recent book review, for which both have apologized. Both sides agreed to end the case on Jan. 23, according to a filing in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.