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The Latest: Police seek owner of backpack carried by escapee

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:37
The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other (all times local):

Baltimore police probe transport van sign

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:35
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore are investigating a sign posted inside a police transport van that tells passengers: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!"

Maine pageant contestant concedes crown after miscount

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:33
WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — A Miss 4th of July pageant winner who got upset when told there was a miscount and she could share the title has decided to concede her crown.

Beachgoers Beware the Summer of Shark Attacks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:30
A list of shark attacks reported this season, from N.C. to Florida.

New York fugitive wrote to daughter 'See you on the outside': report

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 00:03

Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State policeMatt, 49, was shot and killed by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent on June 26 about 27 miles northwest (43 km) northwest of the prison in Dannemora, New York. Sweat, 35, was shot and captured on Sunday another 23 miles (37 km) away, close to the Canadian border.


Ex-drug lab chemist may have tainted thousands of cases

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:52
BOSTON (AP) — A former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought, according to newly released court documents.

Illinois woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend with frying pan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:46

Illinois woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend with frying panNora Leach-Peterson, 37, pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend with a frying pan in 2012.


Estate of 'Untouchables' Ness in legal fight over old stock

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:40

FILE - This undated file photo provided by The Plain Dealer shows Eliot Ness in Cleveland. Ness, the famed Prohibition agent who led the “Untouchables” in their crusade against Chicago gangster Al Capone’s liquor bootlegging rackets, later became the top executive at bank services company Diebold Inc. Part of his compensation appears to have been company stock that recently surfaced in Florida, sparking a new legal fight between the company and the Ness estate. (The Plain Dealer via AP, File)MIAMI (AP) — A legal fight is brewing in Florida between the estate of "Untouchables" Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and an Ohio company over some long-undiscovered stock that apparently belonged to Ness and may be worth more than $1 million.


Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:38
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A man was killed early Friday when an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina, according to police.

Investigation underway after video shows NYPD officer boxing with suspect in Harlem

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:33

Investigation underway after video shows NYPD officer boxing with suspect in HarlemThe NYPD is investigating a videotaped confrontation between an officer and a suspect on the street, with authorities attempting to determine whether the use of force was justified.


Woman falls in gap between train and platform on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:27

Woman falls in gap between train and platform on Long IslandA woman fell on the Long Island Rail Road tracks in Great Neck, Long Island Thursday evening.


Man kicked and crushed puppy to death in Chicago, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:24

Man kicked and crushed puppy to death in Chicago, police sayA man wanted for allegedly kicking and crushing a puppy to death was arrested in Chicago on Monday.


What Miss Universe Is Saying About Donald Trump

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 23:04
The reigning Miss Universe joined a chorus of voices denouncing controversial remarks by the pageant's owner, Donald Trump.

Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:21

In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015, photo, Alex Kovacs, from Lafayette, Ind., walks around a display of decorative mailing envelopes, sent to the Grateful Dead's ticketing agent, by a fans seeking to purchase tickets to a future concert, at the Field Museum in Chicago. The Dead are scheduled to perform multiple shows over the July 4th weekend at Soldier Field. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur.


Marathon bomber's friend drops appeal on obstruction charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:02
BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has dropped an appeal of his conviction for obstructing the investigation into the bombing.

APNewsBreak: Ohio looks overseas in search for lethal drugs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:40

FILE - In this Nov. 2005 file photo, public information director Larry Greene is shown in the death chamber at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio. The state prisons agency announced Monday, June 29, 2015, that Ohio will test lethal injection drugs ahead of executions if it obtains specialty batches of the drugs, in its latest update of capital punishment rules. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show.


US airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:29

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that the carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.


Police say armed man at NC mall is soldier

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:24

This booking photo provided Friday, July 3, 2015, by the Fayetteville (N.C.) Police Department shows Bryan Scott Wolfinger, charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear. (Fayetteville Police Department via AP)FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear.


Correction: Greece-Bailout story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:00

Pensioners wait to be allowed into the National Bank of Greece to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros ($134) for the week, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Greece braced for more chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks Thursday, as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis until a referendum this weekend. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a story July 2 about the Greek referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the International Monetary Fund had said Greece would need debt relief worth 50 billion euros. The IMF said Greece needs new financing worth 50 billion euros as well as debt relief.


Ex-funeral director indicted on additional charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:37
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The former owner of a Massachusetts funeral home accused of improperly caring for dead bodies and embezzling more than $375,000 from clients has been indicted on additional charges.