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'My life was wasted,' ex-Boston mob boss Bulger tells students: report

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 37 min ago

Former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger is seen in a booking mug combination photoLong-time Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger told a group of Massachusetts high school students who had written to ask him questions for a research project that his "life was wasted and spent foolishly," the Boston Globe reported. Bulger, 85, was convicted in 2013 of committing or ordering the murders of 11 people when he ruled Boston's criminal underworld in the 1970s and 1980s and is serving two consecutive life sentences in federal prison. Four students from Apponequet Regional High School in Lakeville, Massachusetts, had written to ask him questions for a research paper on leadership and got a terse, apologetic four-paragraph reply letter, the newspaper reported on Sunday.


Commissioner Bratton to City Council: NYPD can reform itself

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 46 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Police Commissioner William Bratton says the New York Police Department can reform itself.

South Texas farmer in field dies in bee attack near tractor

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 48 min ago
RIO HONDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.

South Texas farmer in field dies in bee attack near tractor

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 48 min ago
RIO HONDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.

Phillies hire MacPhail as team president

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 49 min ago

Phillies hire MacPhail as team presidentAndy MacPhail was introduced as the new president of the Philadelphia Phillies during a news conference Monday afternoon.


Phillies hire MacPhail as team president

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 49 min ago

Phillies hire MacPhail as team presidentAndy MacPhail was introduced as the new president of the Philadelphia Phillies during a news conference Monday afternoon.


Former Utah attorney general pleads not guilty to charges

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 50 min ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff pleaded not guilty on Monday to seven charges of obstructing justice, accepting improper gifts such as beach vacations, and other counts.

UN chief: Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace'

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 51 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.

UN chief: Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace'

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 51 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.

Phillies introduce Andy MacPhail as new team president

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 51 min ago

Phillies hire MacPhail as team presidentAndy MacPhail was introduced as the new president of the Philadelphia Phillies during a news conference Monday afternoon.


Phillies introduce Andy MacPhail as new team president

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 51 min ago

Phillies hire MacPhail as team presidentAndy MacPhail was introduced as the new president of the Philadelphia Phillies during a news conference Monday afternoon.


NBC severing business relationship with Donald Trump

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 52 min ago

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo, Donald Trump, host of the television series "The Celebrity Apprentice," mugs for photographers at the NBC 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. NBC on Monday, June 29, 2015 said that it is ending its business relationship with Trump, now a Republican presidential candidate, because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.


Hospital: North Carolina shark bite victim didn't lose limb

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 53 min ago
WAVES, N.C. (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast didn't lose any limbs to the animal that nearly took his life.

Hospital: North Carolina shark bite victim didn't lose limb

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 53 min ago
WAVES, N.C. (AP) — A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast didn't lose any limbs to the animal that nearly took his life.

Men found shot, burning in Northern California die

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 55 min ago
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two men have died days after they were found shot in the head and burning alive in a rural part of Northern California.

Men found shot, burning in Northern California die

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 55 min ago
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two men have died days after they were found shot in the head and burning alive in a rural part of Northern California.

Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 56 min ago

U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act and Trade Preference Extension Act of 2015 during ceremony in White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed into law on Monday legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to negotiate trade deals and speed them through Congress, but he said he still has a battle ahead to finalize the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. "We still have some tough negotiations that are going to be taking place," Obama said at a signing ceremony for the legislation, surrounded by some of the lawmakers who helped him pass it after a six-week congressional fight. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton, Lindsay Dunsmuir and Emily Stephenson; Editing by Sandra Maler)


A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 58 min ago

In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 115, smiles at her physician, Carlo Bava, in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. Morano and Susannah Mushatt Jones, also 115, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, are believed to be the last two people in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.


Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 5 min ago

Convicted murderers Richard Matt (L) and David SweatNEW YORK (AP) — It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind the stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in A Block, where well-behaved prisoners are held.


Sailor sentenced to 10 months for videos of female officers

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 6 min ago
MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A submarine sailor pleaded guilty Monday to illegally videotaping female officers in the vessel's shower area and was sentenced to 10 months in a Navy brig.