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Japan's Nikkei lands Financial Times in $1.3 billion deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:25

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, the Financial Times Newspaper is seen on sale at a newsagents in London. Pearson PLC, the owner of the Financial Times, confirmed Thursday, July 23, 2015 it is in "advanced discussions" about the potential sale of the newspaper. The company noted recent press speculation about the potential disposal of the FT Group, but added "there is no certainty that the discussions will lead to a transaction." (John Stillwell/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound ($1.3 billion) deal with Britain's Pearson PLC.


Obama aware of death of black woman in Texas jail: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is aware of the death of a black woman in a Texas jail days after her widely publicized arrest after a traffic stop, the White House said on Thursday.

Federal charges including hate crimes for accused shooter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:17

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2015, file photo, defense attorney David Bruck arrives at federal court in Boston during the penalty phase in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Thursday, July 23, 2015, a federal judge appointed Bruck to represent Dylann Roof, who authorities have charged with the June 17 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks after nine people were slain at a black Charleston church, federal authorities have indicted the suspected shooter on dozens of new charges, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion.


Teen wounded, man killed in Kensington shootings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:08

Teen wounded, man killed in Kensington shootingsA man was shot and killed and a teen hit by a stray bullet in separate shootings that police believe may be connected in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:05

AP10ThingsToSee - A teenager checks his cell phone as storm clouds pass Friday, July 17, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. Scattered storms were in the forecast for most of Friday evening. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Dog shot in Milwaukee following reports of lion on the prowl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 01:04
A dog in Milwaukee was expected to make a full recovery after being shot in apparent mistake for a lion reported to have been prowling city streets, authorities said on Wednesday. The white pit bull with one blue eye, whose owner has not been found, was shot in the right paw on Tuesday on the city's North Side about two miles away from the reported lion sighting, animal control officials said. It's not tall and not anywhere near the size of a lion," said Karen Sparapani, director of the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission.

Professor makes incendiary remarks about Jews, women, gays

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:57
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A tenured professor at a Pennsylvania university who previously questioned the Holocaust and called for Israel's destruction is now making incendiary remarks about Jews, women and gays.

Police: Fatal shooting at home day after deputies visited

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:57

Law enforcement investigate the scene of a shooting at a home in Suwanee, Ga., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. A gunman killed a woman and two children and wounded another man before killing himself inside the suburban Atlanta home early Wednesday, Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper said. (AP Photo/John Amis)SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — When sheriff's deputies in Georgia responded to a domestic violence call Tuesday night in suburban Atlanta, there were no signs of a physical fight and people in the home said nothing was wrong. The next morning, a man shot four people and himself in the house.


Woman sentenced to prison for fire that killed her teen son

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:55
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman who admitted scheming and setting a string of arson fires with her ex-husband to bilk hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurers was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for her role in a 2001 blaze that killed their 15-year-old son.

Car catches fire on WB Schuylkill Expressway near I-676

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:54

Car catches fire on WB Schuylkill Expressway near I-676A car fire temporarily shut down all westbound lanes of the Schuylkill Expressway near the Vine Street Expressway.


Mayor: Fire devastates Harpers Ferry's commercial area

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:52
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — The commercial area in historic Harpers Ferry was devastated early Thursday when a fire destroyed a building that housed at least a half dozen businesses, Mayor Gregory Vaughn said.

3rd suspect arrested in East Oak Lane carjacking, robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:46

3rd suspect arrested in East Oak Lane carjacking, robberyPhiladelphia police have arrested a third suspect in the robbing and carjacking of a man in the city's East Oak Lane section.


Scientists pursue specific cause of mystery beach blast

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:45
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Scientists trying to figure out the reason why a mysterious beach blast that sent a woman flying into a jetty are now pursuing a specific cause, Rhode Island's top environmental official says, but she isn't disclosing their theory until testing is finished.

Sandra Bland's voicemail from jail: 'I'm still just at a loss'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:42

 'I'm still just at a loss'Sandra Bland said that she couldn't believe what she was going through in a haunting voicemail that she left for one of her friends while she was being held in jail.


I-495 South reopens after crash leaves 1 dead, 4 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:35

I-495 South reopens after crash leaves 1 dead, 4 hurtDelaware State Police say all lanes of southbound I-495 have reopened following Thursday morning's deadly crash in New Castle.


Car fire shuts down WB Schuylkill Expressway near I-676

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:32

Car catches fire on WB Schuylkill Expressway near I-676A car fire has shut down all westbound lanes of the Schuylkill Expressway near the Vine Street Expressway.


Body of man decomposed in car with small arsenal at home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:30
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The body of a mystery man was decomposing in his car in the ritzy Pacific Palisades neighborhood in Southern California for nearly two weeks before he was found by authorities, an attorney said.

Missouri man gets 30 years for exposing sex partners to HIV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:51
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for knowingly exposing a sexual partner to the virus that causes AIDS.

Woman body found in Delaware playground

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:32

Woman's body found in Wilmington, Del. playgroundWilmington police are investigating the discovery of a body in Canby Park.


Woman sentenced for failing to help 4-year-old son in fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:22
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman who pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge after authorities say she failed to help her 4-year-old son who died in an apartment fire has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.