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The Latest: Relative of Chicago family says they were happy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:50
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of six people found in a Chicago home:

New York guard accused of smuggling drugs in sock into jail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:47
NEW YORK (AP) — A sprawling investigation into contraband smuggling at the city's largest jail complex that has resulted in more than two dozen arrests has landed a jail guard in handcuffs after he was caught trying to smuggle in synthetic marijuana hidden in his socks, officials said Thursday.

Man hospitalized after West Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:47

Man hospitalized after West Philadelphia shootingA man is hospitalized after a shooting in West Philadelphia.


Bash Brother to Cash Brother: Canseco hits Japan bank plan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:40

FILE - This June 3, 2010, file photo shows Jose Canseco talking with reporters in Washington. A Japanese economic plan has prompted Jose Canseco to jump into a whole new field, financial advice. he former slugging outfielder went on a Twitter rant late Wednesday night, Feb. 3, 2016 saying the Bank of Japan's idea of negative interest rates "is blowing my mind." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)A Japanese economic plan has prompted Jose Canseco to jump into a whole new field — financial advice.


Police: BMX racing icon Dave Mirra found dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:24

BMX racing icon Dave Mirra found dead in North CarolinaA BMX icon was found dead in North Carolina Thursday from an apparent suicide.


Main Line massage parlor shut down, 2 women in custody after raid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:17

Main Line massage parlor shut down, 2 women in custody after raidA Main Line massage parlor has been shut down and two women were taken into custody after a raid revealed it was allegedly offering more than back and body rubs.


The Latest: $63 million lottery prize not officially claimed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:15
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the search for the winner of a $63 million California Lottery ticket (all times local):

Virginia Tech Student 'Excited' by Alleged Murder: Prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:07
Natalie Keepers, 19, had her bond request denied in court today.

Missouri legislators press to keep university seats vacant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:00
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Democratic governor pledged Thursday to circumvent the Republican-led Legislature if needed to fill vacancies on the board that oversees the state's flagship university, further escalating the tensions of legislators already frustrated about the handling of racial issues that culminated in the resignations of the system president and campus chancellor.

Suspect killed, deputy wounded during standoff

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:49
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead following a shootout with Florida deputies during a brief standoff outside an Ocala gas station.

Missing autistic teen from Torresdale found safe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:45

Missing autistic teen from Torresdale found safePhiladelphia police say a missing autistic teen has been found safe.


Maryland deputy shoots man who reached for waistband

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:40
WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities say a sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man who reached for his waistband where a gun was later found.

Michigan emails show officials knew of Flint water disease risk

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:35

The front of the Flint Water Plant is seen in Flint,(Reuters) - Emails between high-ranking Michigan state officials show they knew about an uptick in Legionnaires' disease and it could be linked to problems with Flint water long before Governor Rick Snyder said he got information on the outbreak. A spokesman for Snyder rejected the report by the liberal group Progress Michigan on Thursday. Emails obtained by the group show Snyder's principal aide, Harvey Hollins, was made aware of the outbreak and a possible link to the use of Flint River water last March.


Fraternity, U of Chicago leaders condemn racist emails

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:29
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago and leaders of Alpha Epsilon Pi on Thursday condemned emails circulated by members of the fraternity that contained racist and other insulting language.

Homeless boys charged with murder have seen troubled lives

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:23

Tents sit under an overpass in view of sports stadiums behind as an Amtrak train passes near where police arrested three teenage boys the day before in connection with a January shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment that left 2 people dead and three others wounded, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage brothers were intent on collecting a $500 drug debt she was owed, an informant would later tell police. So, prosecutors say, they marched up a hill into a wooded homeless encampment called "The Jungle" and started shooting.


4 holdout occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge are indicted

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:23

A sign is displayed with the picture of LaVoy Finicum as part of the demonstrations outside the Harney County Courthouse in Burns, Ore., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Hundreds gathered to protest and support the armed occupation of a national wildlife preserve. (Molly Young/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDITPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The four remaining occupiers at an Oregon wildlife refuge are facing charges, according to court documents released Thursday that say more than a dozen armed activists threatened violence against federal authorities and used social media to urge others to join them.


Biker clubs claim self-defense in deadly Denver brawl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:21

Flanked by members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club who did not release their names, the club's counsel, Stephen Stubbs, speaks during a news conference in Denver on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, saying one of the club's members was killed when he tried to disarm a member of the Iron Order who was pointing a gun at a crowd. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Two biker clubs that clashed during a weekend motorcycle show in Denver say their members acted in self-defense during the brawl that left one person dead and seven others shot, stabbed or beaten.


UN: At least 200 million females estimated to be circumcised

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:21
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At least 200 million girls and women in 30 countries are estimated to have undergone female circumcision — half of them in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, the U.N. children's agency said in a report released Thursday night.

Philadelphia police search for missing autistic teen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:19

Missing autistic teen from Torresdale found safePhiladelphia police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing autistic teen.


Couple sought in southern crime spree suspected in gun theft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:10
ATLANTA (AP) — Police believe a couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions in Alabama and Georgia stole guns from a Missouri house a few days before the crime spree.