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Final $3M installment made to keep Sweet Briar College open

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 41 min ago
SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — The nonprofit formed to save Sweet Briar College says it has delivered more than $3.6 million to the private women's college, topping the terms of a mediated settlement to keep the school operating.

4 dead in Jersey shore house fire that may be homicide-suicide

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 46 min ago

4 dead in Jersey shore house fire that may be murder-suicideAuthorities responding to a report of a house fire on the Jersey shore found a family of four mortally wounded inside a bedroom, and investigators believe they might be victims of a murder-suicide, a prosecutor said Wednesday.


Man shot dead inside car in Chester

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 53 min ago

Man shot dead inside car in ChesterPolice say a man was shot and killed while sitting in his car in Chester, Pennsylvania.


Pittsburgh man jailed in toddler stepson's fatal shooting

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 57 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man jailed in the fatal shooting of his 22-month-old stepson gave differing accounts of how the death occurred, police said in court papers.

Indicted Philadelphia congressman cannot suppress warrant for emails

Yahoo! National News - 10 hours 59 min ago

chakafattahThe 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday dismissed Fattah's argument that executing the warrant to force Google Inc to turn over contents of his Gmail account dating back to 2008 would violate the U.S. Constitution's Speech or Debate Clause, which provides protections for members of Congress. Circuit Judge Julio Fuentes said the three-judge appeals court panel lacked jurisdiction because the warrant has yet to be executed.


Baltimore judge allows charges against officers in Freddie Gray case

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 2 min ago

Members of Baltimore Police Department are pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the Baltimore Police DepartmentBALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams on Wednesday rejected defense motions to drop charges against six police officers in the case of a black man who died in April from injuries in police custody.


Tired of thefts, man buys gun and shoots burglar hours later

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 5 min ago
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — After five burglaries in six years, a retired Maine lobsterman bought a gun to defend himself and ended up shooting an intruder hours later.

House Judiciary panel sets first Planned Parenthood hearing

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 11 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans stand on the issue.

The Latest: Brothers file lawsuit, say civil rights violated

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 12 min ago
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on two brothers wrongly convicted in North Carolina three decades ago in the killing of an 11-year-old girl (all times local):

NYC council speaker endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 17 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

Fate of 'Angola Three' inmate is argued before appeals court

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 35 min ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana attorneys asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block the release of longtime inmate Albert Woodfox and allow prosecutors to try him a third time in the 1972 death of a prison guard, but Woodfox's lawyer said a fair trial would be impossible due to the passage of time and the death of critical witnesses..

DC official: Woman tried to grab girl from stroller on train

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington transit official says a woman tried to grab a 2-year-old girl who was strapped into her stroller while riding a train with her mother, but another passenger tackled her.

Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against 6 police officers in death of black man

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 51 min ago
BALTIMORE (AP) — Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against 6 police officers in death of black man.

South Carolina officer fired, accused in off-duty shooting

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 57 min ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police officer has been fired after officials say he was involved in an off-duty shooting incident.

Two men charged with murder in fatal Connecticut shooting

Yahoo! National News - 11 hours 57 min ago
Two men have been charged with murder following a Connecticut shooting that killed one person and injured eight others at a public housing project in June, police said on Wednesday. Bridgeport police said Jamal Hamilton and Kevan Bennett, both 24, were arrested late on Tuesday in connection with the shooting, which Mayor Bill Finch has called the worst in the city's history. “The evidence in this case indicates that both men, along with other unnamed suspects, ambushed a group of people," Bridgeport police spokesman Kevin Coughlin said.

Fact sheet: 2016 Honda Pilot AWD Elite

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 5 min ago

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, the 2016 Honda Pilot is unveiled during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. Revamped from roof to tires, the Pilot for 2016 lost its boxy exterior styling and has a much more upscale interior, more features and more power_ now 280 horsepower from a re-engineered and noticeably refined V-6. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles, File)2016 Honda Pilot AWD Elite


New Honda Pilot looks smaller but adds interior room, power

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 6 min ago

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, the 2016 Honda Pilot is unveiled during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. Revamped from roof to tires, the Pilot for 2016 lost its boxy exterior styling and has a much more upscale interior, more features and more power_ now 280 horsepower from a re-engineered and noticeably refined V-6. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles, File)Don't let the Pilot's new, sleek look fool you. Honda's largest sport utility vehicle is bigger than ever on the inside, particularly in its third-row seats.


FAA names two new officials to lead on drone policy

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 19 min ago

A police helicopter flies past a UAV drone Quadcopter which was flying over a post-march street celebration in west Baltimore, MarylandThe Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday named two new officials to lead its effort to incorporate commercial unmanned aerial systems, or drones, into the U.S. airspace. Hoot Gibson, an aviation expert who has been involved in development of a next-generation air transportation system for the United States, was named as the agency's UAS integration senior advisor -- a new position responsible for external outreach, education and interagency initiatives. A former U.S. Air Force career officer and executive director of the FAA-sponsored NextGen Institute, Gibson will report directly to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.


Texas man kills himself while taking selfie with gun

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 20 min ago
HOUSTON (AP) — A 19-year-old Texas man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while posing for a selfie with a gun.

The Latest: Lawyer cites 'Angola Three' inmate's age, health

Yahoo! National News - 12 hours 22 min ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest on arguments in the case of the last incarcerated member of the "Angola Three" (all times local):