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Reputed ex-mob boss Joey Merlino free after 4 months in prison

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:56

Reputed ex-mob boss Joey Merlino free after 4 months in prisonA reputed former mob boss is free after serving four months in federal prison for failing to report a meeting with a former co-defendant at a Florida cigar bar.


Correction: Colorado Shooting-Mental Health story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:54

In this April 22, 2015 photo, posters adorn the wall of the Aurora Strong Resilience Center, a free counseling center opened in 2013 for local residents who have been affected by trauma, in Aurora, Colo. With theater shooting defendant James Holmes' trial starting Monday, April 27, 2015, mental health counselors in Aurora and elsewhere are preparing to help anyone coping with anxiety, flashbacks and other responses to reliving the Aurora theater shootings through testimony and news accounts. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)AURORA, Colo. (AP) — In a story April 23 about how Colorado's mental health support network has been strengthened since the Aurora theater shootings, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title for Carl Clark. He is the president and CEO of the Mental Health Center of Denver, not director of a crisis program at the center.


Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:47

 A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland,” which is scheduled to come out Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far.


Sex club seeks Nashville blessing by vowing to be a church

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:32

This April 23, 2015 photo shows a facility purchased by The Social Club, a Nashville, Tenn. swingers club, in a small office park in Nashville. The owners of the club are calling the new facility a church in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school. The building is geographically isolated at the end of a dead-end street, but it is near the back of Goodpasture Christian School, a large private school serving pre-school through high school children. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville swingers club has undergone a conversion — it says it's now a church — in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school.


Arkansas mechanic jailed after fatal pit bull attack

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:27
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A mechanic has been arrested after authorities say his pack of pit bull dogs mauled a man to death in central Arkansas.

UN Security Council working on migrant resolution

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's ambassador to the U.N. says Security Council members are already working on a council resolution to address the spiraling migrant crisis.

Former school headmaster sentenced to 50 years for child porn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:14

Former school headmaster sentenced to 50 years for child pornThe former headmaster of an elite prep school founded by members of the du Pont family was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison on 25 counts of dealing in child pornography.


What could McDonald's do to fix its business?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:13

FILE - In this April 20, 2006 file photo, a McDonald's restaurant logo and golden arch is lit on Chicago's near North Side. After turning in another quarter of sliding sales and profit, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said the company will unveil initial details on a plan to turn around its fortunes on May 4, 2015. Among the challenges the fast-food chain is facing are intensifying competition and an image for serving junk food that it just can’t seem to shake. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 21:44

Giovanna Piazza, Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto's sister-in-law, shows Giovanni Lo Porto's pictures to the photographer in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Italian government on Thursday deplored the death of an Italian aid worker in a U.S. air strike, calling it a "fatal error" by the Americans. Italian Premier Matteo Renzi expressed his "profound pain" over Giovanni Lo Porto's death and offered Italy's condolences to Lo Porto's family and that of American Warren Weinstein, who was killed in the same airstrike on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Both were held hostage by al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Former school headmaster faces child porn sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 21:34

Former school headmaster sentenced to 50 years for child pornThe former headmaster of an elite prep school founded by members of the du Pont family is facing at least 50 years in prison for dealing in child pornography.


Comcast deal may be dead, but cable consolidation will go on

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 21:30

FILE - This Feb. 11, 2011 file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles, in Pittsburgh. Wall Street appears increasingly convinced Comcast’s $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is dead. telling indicator is the gap between the value Comcast’s all-stock bid assigned to each Time Warner Cable share and Time Warner Cable stock’s current price. That was at its widest point yet Thursday, April 23, 2015, a signal that investors are giving just 20 to 30 percent odds that the deal will go through, said Nomura analyst Adam Ilkowitz. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Even though Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on.


Flames damage SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 21:11

Flames damage SEPTA bus in South PhiladelphiaA SEPTA bus caught on fire in South Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Comcast confirms it is dropping Time Warner Cable bid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:54

Comcast confirms it is dropping Time Warner Cable bidComcast is dropping its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable after heavy regulatory pushback.


New York attorney general sues 2 tanning salon chains

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:02
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has filed suit against two tanning salon chains, accusing them of downplaying health risks while playing up the allure of bronze skin.

Hotel room catches fire in Lansdale, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:36

Hotel room catches fire in Lansdale, Pa.A room inside the Homewood Suites hotel caught on fire in Lansdale, Pennsylvania late Thursday night.


Former NSA head Alexander asks agency to review patents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:09

Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander participates in a panel discussionBy Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander has asked the U.S. intelligence agency to review patent filings by his company to make sure that they do not reveal any secrets or misappropriate any government work. Alexander told Reuters he took the step to head off additional controversy about IronNet Cybersecurity, a startup he announced after leaving the NSA last year. "We think it's a good idea that the government review them," Alexander said in an interview ahead of an appearance at the RSA Conference on cyber security in San Francisco. Alexander said his company had already applied for some patents, which should eventually become public record.


Video shows stage collapsing during high school musical; more than a dozen hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:53

Video shows stage collapsing during high school musical; more than a dozen hurtMore than a dozen people were injured after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana high school, authorities said.


More than 12 hurt as stage collapses at Indiana high school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:26

More than 12 hurt as stage collapses at Indiana high schoolMore than a dozen people were injured after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana high school, authorities said.


Lawn mower shoots 3-inch wire up man's nose, into his head

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 18:21
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Gulfport, Mississippi, man is lucky to be alive after a lawn mower shot a 3 1/2-inch metal wire up his nose and into his head.

Police officer, suspect shot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 17:49

Police officer, suspect wounded after exchanging gunfire in West PhiladelphiaA police officer was rushed to the hospital after being shot in West Philadelphia. One suspect was also wounded and was apprehended.