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Real estate heir Durst gets seven years in prison for U.S. gun crime

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 22:49

Real estate heir Robert Durst appears in a criminal courtroom for his trial on charges of trespassing on property owned by his estranged family, in New YorkBy Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A New Orleans judge on Wednesday sentenced real estate scion Robert Durst to seven years in prison for a federal gun crime and agreed to recommend that he serve his time in a California prison. Durst, 73, faces a murder charge in California for a friend's 2000 death. Lawyers for Durst, who pleaded guilty to the gun charge in New Orleans in February, have said he did not kill writer Susan Berman.


Once-fugitive real estate heir Robert Durst's plea deal approved

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 22:46

Once-fugitive real estate heir Robert Durst's plea deal approvedA federal judge on Wednesday approved a plea agreement for real estate heir Robert Durst to serve 7 years, 1 month in prison on a weapons charge.


Delta plane has flat tire after safe landing in Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 22:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Delta Airlines jetliner had a flat tire after landing safely at Los Angeles International Airport following a flight from Atlanta.

Liberty University to allow handguns in dorms next fall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 22:41
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University will allow students with concealed handgun permits from the state to keep their weapons in their dorms beginning next fall.

Number of contracts to buy homes at highest level since May

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 22:37

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, a "Sale Pending" sign sits atop a realty sign outside a home for sale in Surfside, Fla. The National Association of Realtors releases its March 2016 report on pending home sales on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March as the spring home buying season got underway.


Turkish businessman pleads not guilty to U.S. charges over Iran sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 22:28
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish businessman pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he and others conspired to conduct hundreds of millions of dollars in financial transactions for the Iranian government or other entities to evade U.S. sanctions. Reza Zarrab, who was born in Iran, entered the plea at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. He was arrested last month in Miami. (Reporting by Brendan Pierson and David Ingram; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Judge in New Orleans OKs plea deal for property heir Robert Durst to serve 7 years, 1 month in prison; Durst still faces murder charge in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 22:17
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Judge in New Orleans OKs plea deal for property heir Robert Durst to serve 7 years, 1 month in prison; Durst still faces murder charge in California.

Dead whale brings majestic moments, big problems for beach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:55

Karime Quets runs from a wave after taking a picture of a dead whale on the shore Monday, April 25, 2016, on the cobblestone beach at Lower Trestles on San Onofre State Beach, just south of San Clemente, Calif. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP) MAGAZINES OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT JEFF GRITCHEN, ORNAGE COUNTY REGISTERSAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — For those who could stand the smell, and stifle their gags, it was something to behold — the sad but riveting sight of a 40-foot whale lying dead on its side on a Southern California beach known for its surfing.


Wilmington convention canceled over North Carolina LGBT law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:53
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Another convention has canceled in North Carolina in protest of the state's new law limiting anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

Ohio man calmly tells 911: 'I just shot and killed my wife'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:46

 'I just shot and killed my wife'A suburban Cincinnati man called 911 and gave his address, and when the dispatcher asked what she could help him with, he replied calmly: "I just shot and killed my wife."


Thousands of chickens killed in fire at Connecticut coop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:40

Thousands of chickens killed in fire at Connecticut coopThousands of chickens have died in a fire at a coop in Connecticut that belongs to a major egg producer.


US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — China, Russia and India are among 11 countries targeted by the Obama administration for leaving American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material open to rampant piracy.

Police: Man who left girl in car drank beer as she sweltered

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:33
ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the northern Virginia man accused of accidentally leaving a 2-year-old girl strapped in a car for hours, leading to her death last week, had no right to drive and drank a beer at his girlfriend's home as the child sweltered inside the vehicle.

AP's 2015 profit rises 30 pct on tax benefit, cost cutting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:28

A logo for The Associated Press is seen at its headquarters in New York on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. AP's earnings rose 30 percent last year as the news cooperative recorded a huge tax gain and cut costs to help offset a revenue downturn reflecting the long-running financial woes plaguing newspapers and other media. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' earnings rose 30 percent last year on a large tax gain and cost cutting. Those helped offset a revenue decline stemming from the financial woes at newspapers and other media.


Instructor, 2 international students survive plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:26
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified the people injured when a small plane crashed as a South Florida flight instructor and his two international students.

Three dead, one wounded in Mississippi shootings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:24
(Reuters) - Three people were killed and one critically wounded in shootings early on Wednesday in north-central Mississippi, a Mississippi Bureau of Investigation official said. Multiple crime scenes are involved in the shootings in Montgomery County, located about 100 miles north of Jackson, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain. A person of interest was being interviewed and the Montgomery County sheriff is investigating, Strain said.

Orlando police chief to officers: Stop using excessive force

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:21
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's police chief has issued a new directive to his officers — use "only the minimal amount of force necessary."

GSK sees rise in sales of vaccines, healthcare products

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:21
LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says higher sales of vaccines and consumer healthcare products pushed up its earnings from core business by 19 percent in the first quarter.

Police: Man held family in home for days, screwed door shut

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 21:09
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say Cleveland man armed with a pistol kidnapped his girlfriend and four children at home by screwing their front door shut and trapping them inside for four days.

Driver killed in rollover crash on Route 202 in Delaware identified

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:51

Driver killed in rollover crash on Route 202 in Delaware identifiedDelaware State Police have identified a motorist killed in a rollover crash on Route 202 in Wilmington.