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Powerball jackpot grows again

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:15

Powerball jackpot grows againThe Powerball prize is growing again, with no jackpot winning tickets sold on Wednesday night.


Statements conflict on whether others knew of Ohio killings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:10
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A quadruple murderer and two of his acquaintances gave conflicting statements about whether anyone knew about his killings before he confessed to police, according to newly released police records.

Dancer's death reveals world of 'pumping parties,' surgery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:52

Dancer's death reveals world of 'pumping parties,' surgeryAn exotic dancer's death at an airport hotel has led Philadelphia police to investigate the strange underworld of "pumping parties" and illegal cosmetic surgery.


Police: Drunken passenger assaults airline staff at airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:24
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities allege a drunken Delta Air Lines passenger assaulted airline staff and police at Los Angeles International Airport before she was arrested.

Former Federal Judge Regrets 55-Year Marijuana Sentence

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:12
Weldon Angelos was just 24 years old when he was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for three marijuana sales.

Philadelphia School Reform Commission approves 5 new charters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:05

Philadelphia School Reform Commission approves 5 new chartersIn a meeting Wednesday, Philadelphia's School Reform Commission approved five new charter school applications and denied 34.


Gov. Wolf decries Philadelphia's charter school expansion

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 22:46

Gov. Wolf decries Philadelphia's charter school expansionPhiladelphia's School Reform Commission has approved just five of 39 new charter school applications, but Gov. Tom Wolf and a teachers' union say any new charters will be a financial strain on the city's public school system.


Man acquitted after 24 years in prison sues NYC, police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 22:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who spent 24 years in prison before being retried and acquitted in a 1989 New York City killing is suing police, saying detectives mishandled the investigation.

Toyota asks court to reduce $11M jury award in fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 22:20
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is asking a federal court to reduce the award it was ordered to pay plaintiffs who successfully sued in a fatal crash in St. Paul.

Massachusetts man pleads guilty to uniform fraud scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 22:09
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to his role in the creation of a fictitious uniform manufacturing company that did business in Afghanistan and defrauded the U.S. government of as much as $200,000.

Community holds candles to sky to honor Kayla Mueller's life

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 21:55

Carl, left, and Marsha Mueller, center, hold candles at the memorial in honor of their daughter Kayla Mueller on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Prescott, Ariz. Kayla Mueller's death earlier this month was confirmed by her family and U.S. officials. The 26-year-old international aid worker from Prescott had been captured in Syria in August 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher)PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Candles lit up the plaza of a central Arizona courthouse and pictures of Kayla Mueller appeared on screens before hundreds of people gathered to honor the international aid worker taken hostage by Islamic State militants.


Author pleads guilty to manslaughter in Virginia wreck

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 21:47
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Journalist and author Donavan James Webster faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from a wreck last year in Virginia that killed a man.

Fatal crash slows traffic on I-476 North in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 21:46

1 dead in crash on I-476 North in Delaware CountyOne person is dead following a crash that slowed traffic on the northbound Blue Route (I-476) in Delaware County.


Serious crash slows traffic on I-476 North in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 21:25

1 dead in crash on I-476 North in Delaware CountyA serious crash is slowing traffic on the northbound Blue Route (I-476) in Delaware County.


Doggie day care van with 6 dogs inside stolen at gunpoint

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 21:21

Doggie day care van with 6 dogs inside stolen at gunpointTips have been flooding in as the search continues for a doggie day care van carrying six dogs that was stolen at gunpoint in Chicago's River West neighborhood.


Former Virginia 1st lady faces sentencing for corruption

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:59

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell arrives at federal court for the third day of jury deliberations in her corruption trial in Richmond, Va. For more than a month, McDonnell quietly listened as witnesses portrayed her as a hostile and rapacious governor’s wife whose greed led to her husband’s downfall as well as her own. Enduring such highly public humiliation is punishment enough without adding prison time, her lawyers have argued in court papers prior to a hearing Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in which McDonnell is to be sentenced. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For more than a month, Maureen McDonnell quietly listened as witnesses portrayed her as a hostile and rapacious governor's wife whose greed led to her husband's downfall as well as her own.


Doggie day care van stolen at gunpoint in Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:38

Doggie day care van with 6 dogs inside stolen at gunpointTips have been flooding in as the search continues for a doggie day care van carrying six dogs that was stolen at gunpoint in Chicago's River West neighborhood.


Fire damages homes in Camden, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:13

Fire damages homes in Camden, New JerseyFire damaged two homes Thursday morning in Camden.


Britain to award U.S. firm Leidos military logistics contract

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 19:53
Britain said it would award a contract to run military logistics to Leidos Holdings Inc, a U.S. company specializing in defense and health services, as part of a plan to save 500 million pounds ($772 million) over 13 years. The country's Ministry of Defense (MOD) is outsourcing activities such as managing inventory and military equipment buying to save money and help reduce a record budget deficit. The MOD on Thursday named Leidos as preferred bidder for the Logistics Commodities and Services program and said the deal would improve efficiency in procurement and stock control of food, clothing and other supplies, adding that Leidos would build a new fulfillment center.

Nicki Minaj's tour manager killed in East Mt. Airy double stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 19:31

Nicki Minaj's tour manager killed in East Mt. Airy double stabbingPhiladelphia police say a member of rapper Nicki Minaj's touring group was killed and another critically injured during Wednesday's early morning stabbing outside an East Mount Airy bar.