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White House honor comes as vet's business totters

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:34
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — After a decade of being fired or quitting jobs in his struggle to adjust to civilian life, former Marine Corps sniper Matt Victoriano started his own coffee shop, vowing to employ struggling vets like himself.

'Craigslist Killers' plead guilty to murdering man lured to his death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:31
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A young married couple who admitted using Craigslist to lure a victim for a thrill-killing, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder and other charges in a move that will spare them the death penalty under Pennsylvania law. Miranda Barbour, 19, and Elytte Barbour, 22, who lived in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, face mandatory life sentences without parole for the Nov. 11, 2013, murder of Troy LaFerrara, 42. The woman said she used a Craigslist ad seeking "companionship" to lure the victim to a shopping mall parking lot near their home. District Attorney Ann Targonski said Elytte Barbour wanted to avoid the death penalty and cut a deal with her office.

NY investor firm exec charged with insider trading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:30
NEW YORK (AP) — The director of market intelligence at an investor relations firm was arrested on insider trading charges Tuesday and accused of using drafts of press releases to illegally earn nearly a million dollars.

Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:29

FILE - In this May 17, 2013, photo, Niki Quasney, left, talks about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner, Amy Sandler, and daughter stand nearby at their home in Munster, Ind. Quasney receives treatment at hospitals in neighboring Illinois because she and Sandler, who wed last year in Massachusetts, fear that a private hospital near their Indiana home might not allow them to be together should Quasney suffer a medical emergency because of the state’s marriage ban. (AP Photo/The Times, Kyle Telechan, File)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriage bans are constitutional.


Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where they stand

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:24
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday on cases from Indiana and Wisconsin.

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:17
iBook charts for week ending August 25, 2014:

Officials: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:16
DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:14

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2014 file photo shows flash flood waters from the overrun Skunk Creek flood I-10 in northwestern Phoenix. Global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous, a draft of a new international science report says, warning that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a final draft of its synthesis report, which combines three earlier, gigantic documents by the Nobel Prize-winning group. There is little in the report, that wasn’t in the other more-detailed versions, but the language is more stark and the report attempts to paint a bigger picture of the problem caused by the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.


The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:10
App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 25, 2014:

Undercover Colors nail polish could help prevent date rapes

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:10

Undercover Colors nail polish could help prevent date rapesUndercover Colors has created a nail polish that changes color when dipped into a drink spiked with a date rape drug


John Resetar, security guard who helped stop Pa. HS stabbing by Alex Hribal, fired

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:01

John Resetar, security guard who helped stop Pa. HS stabbing by Alex Hribal, fired''He stabbed me right here, right under the heart. It just missed my heart and my lung.''


Hear 911 operator refuse to send help for baby trapped in hot car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:00

Hear 911 operator refuse to send help for baby trapped in hot carListen as 911 ignores a mother's request for help to save her child.


The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:58

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending August 25, 2014:


Perry: To deter grousing, state won't pay lawyers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:55
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."

Florida man charged with murder in bystander's death from police shot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:53
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man was charged with murder on Tuesday in connection with a woman's death at an Orlando bar last week - even though a police officer fired the bullet that killed her, law enforcement officials said. Police said the actions of Kody Roach, 23, resulted in the bystander's death on Aug. 19 from the stray shot and warranted a first-degree felony murder charge. Roach was also arrested on charges of attempted armed burglary and armed trespassing of an occupied building and carrying a concealed weapon. Maria Godinez, 22, died after officers were called to an Orlando bar, which had thrown out Roach for being armed and drunk.

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:49

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, musician Robin Thicke performs during Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thicke's "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)" was the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 18 to Sunday August 24 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:39

An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya coalition flashes the V sign for victory at the entrance of Tripoli international airport on August 24, 2014WASHINGTON (AP) — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow.


Boston has worst drivers of any big U.S. city: Allstate report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:38
(Reuters) - New York may have its aggressive, horn-honking drivers but it is a bastion of tranquility and safety compared to Boston, home to the worst drivers of any U.S. "A Boston driver, on average, will get into a collision every 4.4 years," Kari Mather, a spokeswoman for insurer Allstate Corp, said on Tuesday. The company's annual report, titled "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report," is based on client collision damage data in 2011 and 2012. It found Boston ranked dead last among cities with more than 1 million residents in their metropolitan area.

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:37

FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 18 to Sunday, August 24 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


Police probe theft from Rosa Parks' old apartment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:32

This Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 photo shows Rosa Parks' landmark home at 634 Cleveland Court in Montgomery, Ala. "Vandals came in and pilfered it. They went in and tore out the walls and they stole the copper pipes and pretty much destroyed the apartment," said Evette Hester, executive director of the Montgomery Housing Authority. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, police said Tuesday.