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Charles Manson questioned in Canadian woman's murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:53

Charles Manson questioned in Canadian woman's murderThe woman's last surviving relative says she's horrified by how her sister died


Police: Man accused of trying to poison girlfriend with fabric softener

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:43

 Man accused of trying to poison girlfriend with fabric softenerA Berks County man is under arrest after being accused of trying to poison his girlfriend with fabric softener.


Mississippi man, horse killed by lightning strike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:30
MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a man and the horse he was riding were struck by lightning and killed.

Police raid wrong house in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:19

Police raid wrong house in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say they were looking for the culprits in a violent home invasion involving weapons.


Uber's proposed class-action settlement leaves some dissatisfied

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:11

Uber logo on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, CaliforniaUber's proposed settlement of a high-profile class-action lawsuit last week has drawn opposition from some drivers and other concerned parties as the ride-hailing service seeks to avoid reclassifying drivers as employees. The settlement, which still must be approved by a San Francisco federal judge, provides for a $100 million payout to drivers, who could get as little $12 apiece or as much as a few thousand dollars, depending on how many miles they drove. The deal contains a number of caveats and contingencies, however, such as making $16 million of the payout to drivers dependent on Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] future valuation increasing by 150 percent.


Sanofi makes $9.3 billion bid for American firm Medivation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:03
PARIS (AP) — Drug maker Sanofi says it has made a $9.3 billion bid for San Francisco pharmaceutical firm Medivation, part of the firm's effort to expand its portfolio of cancer treatments.

Aetna tops Street 1Q forecasts, hikes 2016 forecast

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:03

Aetna tops Street 1Q forecasts, hikes 2016 forecastAetna's first quarter earnings slid nearly 7 percent as enrollment dipped, but the nation's third-largest health insurer topped Wall Street expectations and hiked its 2016 profit forecast.


21-year-old mother Destiny Dawson missing in Brooklyn, last seen April 20

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:01

21-year-old mother Destiny Dawson missing in Brooklyn, last seen April 20Authorities say 21-year-old Destiny Dawson was reported missing on Wednesday, April 21, by her boyfriend after leaving the apartment around 8:30 p.m. the day before and never returning home.


New York City Hall subpoenaed in connection to mayor's fundraising probe

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:50

New York City Hall subpoenaed in connection to mayor's fundraising probeNew York City Hall has been subpoenaed in connection to the investigation into Mayor Bill de Blasio's fundraising investigation.


Stray bullet grazes man filling car with gas in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:44

Stray bullet grazes man filling car with gas in North PhiladelphiaA man hit by a bullet survived with just a bruise after he was hit by a stray bullet in North Philadelphia.


Vatican crackdown on tax cheats flagged in oversight report

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:38
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog said Thursday it received 544 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, thanks in part to beefed-up efforts to flag potential tax cheats who are using the Vatican bank to hide money.

UK: Jet incident near Heathrow did not involve drone

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:37
LONDON (AP) — A British Airways jet reported to have hit an object as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport this month did not strike a drone as first thought, the British government said Thursday.

Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does it stand?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:36

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev., joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, to call on congressional Republicans to approve President Barack Obama's emergency supplemental request to fight the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there's no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety.


4 injured in 2-car crash in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:29

4 injured in 2-car crash in Strawberry MansionCrews say the collision was so intense, a towing company had to pry the vehicles apart.


LG Electronics' profit jumps on strong appliance sales

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:16

People pass by a poster advertising LG Electronics' G5 smartphone at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 28, 2016. LG Electronics Inc. reported a stunning jump in its first-quarter earnings as its high-end home appliance sales offset a loss for its smartphone business. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. reported a stunning jump in its first-quarter earnings as its high-end home appliance sales offset a loss for its smartphone business.


Car crashes into building in Plainfield; 2 dozen evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:01

Car crashes into building in Plainfield; 2 dozen evacuatedThe car crashed into the Watchung Avenue storefront just before 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.


Boy, 14, dies after being struck by car in New Castle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:42

Boy, 14, dies after being struck by car in New CastleAccording to a statement released by the Colonial School District, the teen was a student at George Read Middle School.


Man with autism disappears during Prospect Park field trip

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:39

Man with autism disappears during Prospect Park field tripPolice are looking for a missing man with autism who wandered away during a field trip in Brooklyn.


Man wounded in leg after shooting in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:29

Man wounded in leg after shooting in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice are questioning one person following a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia.


Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:15

Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facilityMOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before.