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Police: Marijuana found in car of murdered law student

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:36

 Marijuana found in car of murdered law studentPolice now say that the death of a recent Temple Law School graduate does not appear to have been a random act of violence.


Chester-Upland teachers agree to work without pay

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:28

Chester-Upland teachers agree to work without payTeachers in the Chester-Upland school district will work without pay when classrooms open next week.


Pedestrian, vehicle passenger killed in Burlington Co. crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:26

Pedestrian, vehicle passenger killed in Burlington Co. crashTwo people were killed when a truck struck a jogger, then flipped over along Route 206 in Southampton Twp., Burlington County.


VIDEO: Monica Malpass interviews President Obama

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:22

 Monica Malpass interviews President ObamaAction News anchor Monica Malpass had a one-on-one interview with President Obama.


Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:10

This undated photo provided by the Marine Corps shows Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen, Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in Marine Corps. Frank E. Petersen III said his father died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at his home in Stevensville, on Maryland's Kent Island, of complications from lung cancer. He was 83. (Marine Corps via AP)BALTIMORE (AP) — Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.


Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder,' dies at 58

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:50

Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder,' dies at 58Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force.


1 dead, 1 critical in West Kensington double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:45

1 dead, 1 critical in West Kensington double shootingPhiladelphia police are investigating a fatal double shooting that left one man dead and another critically wounded in the city's West Kensington section.


Corvette slams into bridge in Levittown; driver killed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:32

Corvette slams into bridge in Levittown; driver killedPolice in Bucks County are investigating a deadly crash in Levittown.


Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, two others, accused in lawsuit of rape

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:10

 Playoffs-Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers(Reuters) - Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013. Rose's accuser, identified only as Jane Doe, said she and the three-time All-Star Chicago Bulls guard dated from 2011 to 2013. In August 2013, she said, Rose and two friends invited her to Rose's home in Beverly Hills, California, where they slipped a drug into her drink with the aim of raping her.


Agent says he had 'no other option' but to kill NY escapee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:57
NEW YORK (AP) — A border patrol agent who shot an escaped inmate who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt in upstate New York says he had "no other option" but to kill him.

Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:39

Hawane Rio stands in front of the Hawaii Supreme Court where arguments about the Thirty Meter Telescope project are happening Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 in Honolulu. Hawaii's Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea, which is considered sacred land by some Native Hawiians. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea.


With 2 killings this week, Louisiana police deaths rising

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:39

Local fire departments work the scene of a fire at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a suspect drove into the front facade of the building before a standoff with the police Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The man barricaded himself in the store following a fatal incident. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week alone.


2 rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino's canal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:33
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A spokesman for The Venetian Las Vegas says two men found unresponsive in the resort-casino's gondola ride canal earlier this week are no longer in critical condition.

Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:10

This undated image provided by Amgen Inc. shows Repatha. Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for two groups of patients who are unable to control their cholesterol with existing drugs and treatments. (Amgen Inc. via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.


Jury wants life sentence for man who killed 5 in Denver bar

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:08
DENVER (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a jury decided Thursday.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:59

WDBJ-TV7 news morning anchor Kimberly McBroom, left, hugs meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner after their early morning newscast at the station, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Police: Man pretended to be officer to get unprotected sex

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:37
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a South Florida man told a prostitute that he was a police officer and that he would arrest her if she refused to have sex without a condom.

Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway exec about Jared Fogle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:33

 Former franchisee alerted Subway exec about Jared FogleA former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.


Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway ad exec about Fogle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:20
NEW YORK (AP) — A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway's advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.

Rubio says strength is only way to maintain peace with China

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:18

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign stop at the VFW, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Littleton, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says the United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights.