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$170K reward offered in probe of downtown Los Angeles fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:42

FILE - In this early Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles County firefighters battle a fire at an apartment building under construction next to the Harbor CA-110 Freeway. A $170,000 reward for information that leads to the person responsible for igniting the huge inferno downtown Los Angeles, was announced at a news conference outside City Hall by city officials on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $170,000 reward was offered Wednesday for information that leads to the person responsible for igniting a huge inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and extensively damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles.


15,000 Baggies of Heroin Seized in Del. Traffic Stop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:38

15,000 Baggies of Heroin Seized in Del. Traffic StopA New Jersey man is facing criminal charges in Delaware, after police say they found 15,000 baggies of heroin in his car during a traffic stop.


Jurors hear openings in case of accused Pennsylvania killer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:32
By Joe McDonald WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (Reuters) - Opening statements started in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Wednesday in the case of an accused killer whose alleged victims were discovered buried in his backyard, prosecutors said. Hugo Selenski, 41, is on trial in Luzerne County Court for the strangulation and beating deaths of a pharmacist and his girlfriend in 2002. Authorities discovered the bodies of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett, along with other human remains, in Selenski's backyard in 2003. Prosecutor Jarrett Ferentino cautioned jurors that they were about to journey through a world of "manipulation, violence and greed." "It’s a world that leaves its victims bound and broken," Ferentino said.

Pa. Supreme Court to take up attorney general leak case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:30

Pa. Supreme Court to take up attorney general leak casePennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is blasting allegations that she leaked confidential grand jury information to embarrass a political rival.


Possible jurors ask to be excused from theater shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:26

In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 sketch by courtroom artist Jeff Kandyba, Judge Carlos Samour, center top, is depicted as he faces members of the defense and prosecution teams in court on the first day of jury selection in the trial of Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes, at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, in Centennial, Colo. The jury selection process that began Tuesday is expected to take several weeks to a few months. Holmes is charged with killing 12 people in an Aurora movie theater in 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Kandyba)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prospective jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial presented a judge with a number of excuses on Wednesday for why they shouldn't be on the panel that decides if defendant James Holmes was insane at the time of the deadly attack.


Highway work to resume after deadly Ohio overpass accident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:25

Work continues in the aftermath of the bridge collapse on Interstate 75, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tons of concrete and steel covered the southbound lanes of a major artery after the overpass collapse Monday during demolition work. (AP Photo/The The Cincinnati Enquirer, Liz Dufour)CINCINNATI (AP) — Highway construction work was resuming in Cincinnati even as investigations continue into the deadly collapse of an overpass exit ramp that was being demolished, Ohio transportation officials said Wednesday.


FBI agent: No direct evidence ex-CIA man leaked to reporter

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:25
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — There is no direct evidence that an ex-CIA officer leaked details of a classified mission to a journalist, but phone and email records show the two were in frequent contact, an FBI agent testified Wednesday.

Former New Mexico sheriff to serve 10 years for rights violations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:21
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A former New Mexico sheriff was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal court on Wednesday after he was found guilty of violating a motorist's civil rights last year when he dragged the man from his car and threatened him with a gun. Tommy Rodella, 53, was sheriff of Rio Arriba County but was in plainclothes and brandishing a pistol when he and his son confronted the motorist in March 2014. Rodella was convicted in September. He had faced up to 17 years behind bars, but U.S. District Judge James Browning gave him seven years on a firearm charge, and three years and one month on a charge of violating the victim's civil rights.

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:03

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, left, smiles as he tries on a "Hololens" device with colleagues Alex Kipman, right, and Terry Myerson following an event demonstrating new features of Windows 10 at the company's headquarters on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Redmond, Wash. Executives demonstrated how they said the new Windows is designed to provide a more consistent experience and a common platform for software apps on different devices, from personal computers to tablets, smartphones and even the company's Xbox gaming console. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.


AG Kathleen Kane blasts allegations after documents released

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:03

Pa. Supreme Court to take up attorney general leak casePennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is blasting allegations that she leaked confidential grand jury information to embarrass a political rival.


VIDEO: Kenneth Moton reports on snow in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:03

 Kenneth Moton reports on snow in Center CityKenneth Moton reports live from Center City Philadelphia as the snow begins to move through the region.


2 sunken canal boats from mid-1800s found in Lake Ontario

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:02

This image taken from video shows diver Andrew Driver swimming over part of a 19th-century canal boat that lies on the floor of Lake Ontario's eastern end near Oswego, N.Y. Jim Kennard, Roger Pawlowski, and Roland Steven, three underwater explorers from the Rochester area, said, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, that they discovered the two 19th-century canal boats last year while searching for shipwrecks. The sunken canal boats, located in more than 200 feet below the surface, are believed to be built in the mid-1800s when the Erie Canal was widened to accommodate larger boats. (AP Photo/Bob Sherwood)OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — The wrecks of two 19th-century canal boats have been found on the bottom of Lake Ontario, an unusual discovery because such vessels typically weren't used on open water, a team of New York shipwreck hunters said Wednesday.


1 dead when car slams into tree in Doylestown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:02

1 dead when car slams into tree in DoylestownPolice are investigating a nasty Bucks County crash that left one person dead Wednesday afternoon.


Idaho confirms avian flu cases as Washington imposes new quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:01
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho officials said avian flu was confirmed in backyard chickens in the southwest of the state on Wednesday as Washington state quarantined poultry and eggs in areas where the virus was detected in chickens, geese and ducks. The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian flu was first found in Pacific Northwest states in December, when U.S. officials confirmed the existence of that strain, and of a separate one in northern Washington state near its border with Canada, where H5N2 has killed thousands of birds. The virus is fatal for domestic birds like chickens and for two types of falcons that contracted it while in captivity.

Doctor charged in Kentucky with deaths of five patients

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:52
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - A doctor with offices in Kentucky and Indiana was charged on Wednesday with causing the deaths of five patients by unlawfully distributing pain medications, prosecutors said. Jaime Guerrero, 47, who has offices in Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Kentucky on 32 counts, including dispensing Oxycodone, Methadone and Hydrocodone to patients without a legitimate need, prosecutors said. Five patients died from 2010 to 2012 after Guerrero issued the prescriptions, prosecutors said.

Jury finds Don Tollefson guilty in fraud trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:52

Jury finds Don Tollefson guilty in fraud trialAfter nearly nine hours of deliberations, a Bucks County jury has found former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson guilty in his fraud trial.


Officials: 2 bodies found at site of Maryland mansion fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:50
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Investigators found the bodies of two unidentified people Wednesday in the charred remains of an Annapolis-area mansion that burned to the ground earlier this week, a fire official said.

Tootsie Roll's 95-year-old CEO dies, sparks takeover speculation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:47

A Tootsie Roll bag of candy is seen in New YorkThe chief executive of Tootsie Roll Industries Inc has died after more than half a century at the helm of the U.S. candy maker, sparking speculation that the company could soon be ripe for acquisition. Tootsie Roll's shares rose as much as 8 percent to a 17-month high of $33.28 on Wednesday. Melvin Gordon died, aged 95, after a brief illness, according to a statement from the company he had headed since 1962. His wife, Ellen Gordon, takes over as chief executive.


Chao resigns from Bloomberg Philanthropies over coal issues

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:43
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The wife of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has resigned from Bloomberg Philanthropies' board of directors after the charity announced plans to expand its efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants.

British agents allowed to wear disguises at US trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:43
NEW YORK (AP) — Undercover British investigators will be allowed to testify wearing wigs and makeup to conceal their identities at the upcoming U.S. trial of an alleged al-Qaida operative, a judge ruled Wednesday.