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Jodi Arias sentenced to life in prison, no chance for release

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:58

Jodi Arias sentenced to life in prison, no chance for releaseA judge has formally sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention.


Pepsi to replace Coke in NBA marketing deal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:56

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, a court side ad displays the Pepsi logo during a time out in an NBA preseason basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat in Orlando, Fla. The NBA on Monday, April 13, 2015 said that it's struck a new marketing partnership with Pepsico, ending a 28-year partnership with Coca-Cola. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The National Basketball Association is trading Coke for Pepsi.


Enhanced security to remain in place for Boston Marathon

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:33
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Enhanced security measures will remain in place for next Monday's Boston Marathon, the second since the deadly 2013 bombing at the finish line of the iconic race, authorities said.

Judge sentences convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without possibility of release

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:22
PHOENIX (AP) — Judge sentences convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without possibility of release.

Former Mexican health minister named University of Miami president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:20
Julio Frenk, former minister of public health in Mexico and current dean of Harvard's School of Public Health, was named president of the University of Miami on Monday. Frenk, 61, will succeed President Donna Shalala, the former U.S. secretary of Health and Human Service, who late last year announced she would step down after 14 years. Shalala, who served in former President Bill Clinton's cabinet, will become CEO of the Clinton family foundation later this year. Frenk, was introduced at a press conference on Monday by the chair of the university board of trustees, Lennar Corp. Chief Executive Stuart Miller and Richard Fain, the head of Royal Caribbean Cruises, who led UM's presidential search committee.

Harvard's Julio Frenk is new University of Miami president

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:13
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Julio Frenk, a former health minister in Mexico and a dean who helped quadruple fundraising at Harvard during his recent tenure there, was tapped Monday as the next president of the University of Miami.

'Austin City Limits' creator Bill Arhos dies at 80

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:11
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bill Arhos, who founded "Austin City Limits" and helped propel the public television show into a mecca for music's biggest influences, has died. He was 80.

Q&A: Should the Education Department discharge loans?

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:11

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Corinthian 100 “strikers” who are refusing to pay back their loans have created a test case for how the department handles such borrowers. The former for-profit students want the department to discharge their loans, and provide relief to others who have been “subjected to illegal practices by their schools.” Their effort is backed by thirteen U.S. senators led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Students from the troubled Corinthian Colleges are getting support from state attorneys general and U.S. senators in their quest to have their federal student loans forgiven.


Video appears to show London diamond-district heist gang

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:09

Video appears to show London diamond-district heist gangThe gang members, dressed in fluorescent vests and hard hats, calmly carried bags and wheeled garbage bins into a high-security storage facility in London's diamond district.


2 people held during standoff in Chester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:04

2 people held during standoff in Chester, Pa.Police say two people were being held during a hostage situation and standoff in Chester, Pa.


Hillary Clinton officially kicks off 2016 presidential run

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 01:01

Hillary Clinton officially kicks off 2016 presidential runIt's official - Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president.


Hillary Clinton's long road back into presidential politics

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:59

FILE - In this June 10, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as the arrives at Lusaka International Airport in Lusaka, Zambia. Clinton confidantes view her four years at the helm of the State Department as her golden era _ a chance for one of the country’s most polarizing figures to jump off the political treadmill. She set a record for international travel and prioritized issues she had long been passionate about, including global health and boosting opportunities for women and girls. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton spent nearly two years tiptoeing around a decision to run for president that much of the political world assumed was a done deal.


Wife of slain Boston doctor gives birth to daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:59
BOSTON (AP) — The widow of a cardiac surgeon shot and killed at a Boston hospital by his patient's son has given birth to a baby girl less than three months after the doctor's death.

2 hostages released after standoff in Chester, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:44

2 people held during standoff in Chester, Pa.Police say two people were released after hostage situation and standoff in Chester, Pa.


AP Was There: Original AP report of Lincoln's assassination

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:42

This April 1865 photo provided by the Library of Congress shows President Abraham Lincoln's box at Ford's Theater, the site of his assassination. Under the headline "Great National Calamity!" the AP reported Lincoln’s assassination, on April 15, 1865. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)On the night Abraham Lincoln was shot, April 14, 1865, Associated Press correspondent Lawrence Gobright scrambled to report from the White House, the streets of the stricken capital, and even from the blood-stained box at Ford's Theatre, where, in his memoir he reports he was handed the assassin's gun and turned it over to authorities. Here is an edited version of his original AP dispatch:


Police converge at scene of standoff in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:38

2 people held during standoff in Chester, Pa.There is a large police presence at the scene of a standoff in Chester, Pa.


Defense says confession to 1979 murder of missing NYC boy 'unreliable'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:28

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The defense attorney for a former deli worker accused of murdering a missing New York boy in 1979 argued on Monday that his confession was unreliable and that prosecutors failed to present evidence of his guilt. Pedro Hernandez, 54, charged with kidnapping and murder, confessed to police in 2012 that he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz, stuffed him in a box and left him in a New York alley. His disappearance sparked a national movement to find missing children and his picture was one of the first to appear on milk cartons. There was no forensic evidence presented at Hernandez' trial in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.


Official: 1 dead in shooting at North Carolina college

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:27

 1 dead in shooting at North Carolina collegeOne person was killed Monday in a shooting at a North Carolina community college that was locked down as authorities searched for a gunman, officials said.


2 workers hurt in electrical accident at King of Prussia Mall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:25

2 workers hurt in electrical accident at King of Prussia MallTwo members of a construction team are hospitalized and a third was under observation after an electrical accident at the King of Prussia Mall.


2 kayakers die, 1 hospitalized after rescue in rough waters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:25
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — Survivors of a tragic weekend kayaking trip say a calm day unexpectedly turned rough with 35 mph winds and 3-foot waves tossing seven boaters into the water as they struggled to get back to shore off northwest Washington state.