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Kennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:44
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial.

Jury to reconvene in Ventura defamation case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:03

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors are due to reconvene in St. Paul to deliberate on whether a late famed military sniper defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir.


Viewer records scene as infant left in SUV outside NE Philly Walmart

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:37

Viewer records scene as infant left in SUV outside NE Philly WalmartPolice say a 6-week-old baby was left unattended inside a SUV in the parking lot of a Northeast Philadelphia Walmart store.


Police: Schuylkill Expressway crash may be road rage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:32

 Aggressive driver caused Schuylkill Expressway crashA crash slowed traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway Wednesday morning, and police say it may have been caused by road rage.


North Dakota oil supply plant fire extinguished

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:16

Smoke rises from the site of a fire in an industrial area of Williston, N.D. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, the site of the fire. No injuries were immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A massive blaze that shot fireballs into the sky at an oil supply and logistics company in a western North Dakota oil patch hub has been extinguished, according to the town's fire department.


Business executive wins Georgia Republican runoff in U.S. Senate race

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:01
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A former Fortune 500 executive who campaigned as a Washington outsider defeated an 11-term congressman on Tuesday in a key Republican runoff election in Georgia, setting the stage for November's race to fill an open Senate seat. Keeping the seat once held by veteran Democrat Sam Nunn in the Republican column is seen as crucial to the party's efforts at seizing majority control of the Senate from the Democrats. David Perdue, a former chief executive of Reebok, Dollar General and Pillowtex, led U.S. Representative Jack Kingston by nearly 8,000 votes, with 92 percent of the state's counties reporting, before Kingston conceded his loss. Perdue will now face Democrat Michelle Nunn, Sam Nunn's daughter, in the November general election for the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss.

Last victim of deadly Washington mudslide believed found

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:50

An aerial view of the mud slide damage in OsoSearch teams in Washington State have found the remains of a person thought to be the last victim of a mudslide that buried an entire community in March and killed 43 people, county authorities said. The body believed to be that of 44-year-old Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge was located Tuesday morning on the western edge of the disaster site. Medical examiners expect to confirm identification once the remains are recovered, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. The Seattle Times reported that the body was found in a deep pocket of debris believed to have been the garage of Regelbrugge's home, about 100 yards from the spot where the remains of her husband, U.S. Navy Commander L. John Regelbrugge III, were recovered on March 25.


Opening statements set in porch shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:57

FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Theodore Wafer listens during a motion hearing in Judge Timothy Kenny's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Jury selection starts Monday, July 21, 2014, in a trial that will put Wafer's self-defense claim to a tough test. The 19-year-old woman, Renisha McBride, was drunk but unarmed when she climbed the steps of his Dearborn Heights porch, 3 ½ hours after crashing her car a few blocks away. Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, he grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted her in the face. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals, File) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALESDETROIT (AP) — After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.


1 dead, 2 injured by SW Fla. lightning strike

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:49
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A lightning strike has killed one person and injured two others on Fort Myers Beach in southwest Florida.

Tropical depression approaching Lesser Antilles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:56
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a fast-moving tropical depression in the Atlantic is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday night.

Seniors use roommate-finding agencies to cut costs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:54

In this July 17, 2014 photo, Carolyn Allen, left, a 69-year-old widow who has suffered two strokes, makes her way to the living room with roommate Marcia Rosenfeld, who owns the apartment Allen lives in New York. The two women are roommates thanks to a home-sharing program run by a New York-based nonprofit agency. Rosenfeld's two-bedroom apartment is too big for her, and even with a senior citizen's rent break, at over $1,000 a month, it was too expensive, so she is happy to have Allen help share living expenses. Allen doesn't want to live alone and doesn't want to spend a lot on rent, so she and Rosenfeld agree the program suits their individual needs. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.


Man critical after shooting in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:52

Man critical after shooting in West PhiladelphiaPolice say a man is in critical condition after a shooting in West Philadelphia late Tuesday night.


Donald Trump to break ground for new DC hotel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump hopes to bring his signature brand of glitz to the nation's capital with a new luxury hotel in the city's third-tallest building.

Ultra high definition TVs boost LG Display profit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:51
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Display Co. said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.

Fire extinguished at ND oil supply company

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:45

Smoke rises from the site of a fire in an industrial area of Williston, N.D. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, the site of the fire. No injuries were immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies working in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A once-massive blaze at an oil supply and logistics company that housed flammable chemicals in Williston, North Dakota, has been extinguished, according to the town's fire department.


In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:27

Israeli police officers secure a destroyed house that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza, in Yahud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, central Israel, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel.(AP Photo/Dan Balilty)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.


Judges in health care rulings vote party line

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:20

the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. CircuitWASHINGTON (AP) — In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.


San Diego-area community rejects shelter for undocumented migrants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:17

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllenBy Marty Graham ESCONDIDO Calif. (Reuters) - A San Diego suburb took center stage in the nation's acrimonious immigration debate on Tuesday as planning commissioners there rejected a proposal to open a temporary shelter for Central American children caught illegally crossing the U.S. border. By a 6-0 vote, the Escondido Planning Commission found that the proposal for converting a now-vacant retirement home into a 96-bed shelter for young undocumented migrants was incompatible with the neighborhood, many of whose residents opposed the plan. Tuesday night's action in Escondido, a town about 20 miles north of San Diego, comes as thousands of children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua have been streaming into Texas from Mexico by way of human smuggling networks, fleeing extreme poverty, gangs and drug violence in their home countries. U.S. law bars undocumented Central American children from being summarily sent back to their home countries as they could be if they were from Mexico or Canada.


Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:50

A firefighting plane drops water from Fishtrap Lake on a stubborn fire burning near the lake in Lincoln County, Sunday, July 20, 2014, near Cheney, Wash. The fire started Saturday afternoon and spread to several thousand acres, driven by high winds. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUTA destructive wildfire in north-central Washington state grew slightly overnight, but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control, officials said Tuesday.


Holmes in court for hearing on expert testimony

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:32

FILE - This June 4, 2013 file photo shows Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is charged with the July 2012 Aurora shootings that killed 12 people and injured 70. Sunday, July 20, 2014 marks 2 years since theater massacre. Holmes' trial is scheduled to start Dec. 8, 2014 after three postponements. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial.