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Man stabbed, two bodies discovered in Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:43

Man stabbed, two bodies discovered in Schuylkill River in Fairmount ParkA man who had been stabbed 9 times told police he was tied up and driven around before he and two other bound men were thrown into the river.


Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:39
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.

Boston Marathon survivor marries nurse who brought him back to health

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:36

Boston Marathon survivor marries nurse who brought him back to healthA victim of the Boston Marathon bombing married the nurse who helped him recover.


Lawyer can't drop case of mom of autistic teen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:35

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Benzie County Sheriff shows Kelli Stapleton. Lawyers representing Stapleton, who is accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter, have asked to withdraw from the case. But the Traverse City Record-Eagle says a judge denied the request on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Benzie County Sheriff, File)BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A defense lawyer has been ordered to stay on the case of a Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter, despite a "total breakdown" in their relationship.


2 Chicago men sue taxi company over brief kiss

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:34
CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss.

Pedestrian struck on Route 202 in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:26

Pedestrian struck on Route 202 in WilmingtonPolice are investigating after a pedestrian was struck on Route 202 in Wilmington.


Police: Wife dies after husband shoots her, self in Stratford hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:23

 Wife dies after husband shoots her, self in Stratford hospitalInvestigators say a woman has died after her husband shot her, then himself, inside a hospital room in Stratford, New Jersey.


Moldova gets gas from Romania through new pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:21
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A new pipeline has been opened that will pump gas from Romania to Moldova in an attempt to reduce the former Soviet republic's dependence on Russian energy.

Miami man shot to death wheelchair-bound panhandler, police say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:19
Miami police arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting a wheelchair-bound panhandler at an interstate exit ramp before fleeing from officers, authorities said on Wednesday. The Miami-Dade Police Department said Rodney Louis, 27, was charged with first-degree murder, grand theft, and fleeing and eluding police following Tuesday's incident. "Witnesses stated that a subject exited his vehicle with a firearm, approached the victim and opened fire," the police department said in a statement. Police identified the dead man as Israel Zerquera, 58.

Longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer dies at 86

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:09

FILE - Nashville attorney George Barrett appears at a news conference in this Wednesday, April 18, 2012 file photo taken in Nashville, Tenn. The longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, died Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014. He was 86. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FILE)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.


Citing Ebola, Air France suspends flights

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:08
PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday recommended that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air France temporarily suspended its three flights a week to Sierra Leone.

Fighter plane crashes in Virginia national forest: USA Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:02
(Reuters) - An F-15C fighter plane crashed in western Virginia on Wednesday and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, USA Today reported. The newspaper, citing an Air Force spokeswoman, said the single-pilot plane had flown out of the Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Massachusetts. The crash took place in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in western Virginia, the paper said. The Virginia State Police were notified of a plane crash in Augusta County just after 9 a.m. EDT, spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

New York Times withholds endorsement for New York governor in primary

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:59
The New York Times declined to endorse either Governor Andrew Cuomo or challenger Zephyr Teachout in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary election, citing his failure to clean up corruption and her lack of political experience. In its Wednesday edition, the newspaper criticized Cuomo, whom it had previously endorsed when he was first elected as New York's governor in 2010, for breaking "his most important promise" to clean up dirty state politics. Federal prosecutors in New York have been investigating the panel's shutdown and pursuing its unfinished corruption cases. "New York still has no comprehensive campaign finance system and has one of the highest donation limits in the country," the Times said.

US marshals in NYC shootout; suspect wounded

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:52

John F. Kennedy AirportNEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges was wounded during a shootout with U.S. marshals who tracked him down in Queens, New York.


Set times released for Made in America festival

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:48

Set times released for Made in America festivalThe Made in America music festival is this weekend in Philadelphia. We already knew who was playing, but on Wednesday, the concert promoters announced the set times for the acts.


Man stabbed, two bodies discovered in Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:41

Man stabbed, two bodies discovered in Schuylkill River in Fairmount ParkA man who had been stabbed 9 times told police he was tied up and driven around before he and two other bound men were thrown into the river.


Correction: Dwindling Bathhouses story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:33

 lack of interest. A generation ago, bathhouses thrived at society’s fringes, offering a discreet haven for friends and lovers to meet. Now, as homosexuality heads mainstream and hooking up is done online, competition means change for bathhouses. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about the declining number of gay bathhouses The Associated Press reported erroneously that Todd Saporito, the CEO of Ohio-based Flex Spas, ran the Gay Games that were held in Cleveland. Saporito held events at his bathhouse and nightclub in conjunction with the games but was not involved in running the event.


PHOTOS: Man stabbed, bodies found in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:30

 Man stabbed, bodies found in Schuylkill RiverThe Action Cam was on the ground and Chopper 6 HD overhead as police investigated a grisly find in Fairmount Park.


Military officials: Jet in Virginia crash was based in Massachusetts; status of pilot unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:25
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Military officials: Jet in Virginia crash was based in Massachusetts; status of pilot unknown.

Jasper Johns aide admits stealing, selling artwork for $6.5 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:20

Artist Jasper Johns exits the Manhattan federal courthouse in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former assistant to renowned American contemporary artist Jasper Johns pleaded guilty on Wednesday to selling nearly two dozen of his works without Johns' knowledge. James Meyer, 52, pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen property in Manhattan federal court before U.S.