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Captured hotel clerk shares glimpse of captors' life on run

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:44

This composite document released by Perry, Ga., Police Department shows photos of Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Nicole Harper of Joplin, Mo., who are wanted in connection with a series of robberies and kidnappings in Georgia and Alabama. (Perry Police Department via AP)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama hotel clerk abducted at gunpoint says his captors shared glimpses of their life on the run, telling him they hope to make it to Florida to get married and start a new life.


Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:43
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the woods with tape measures.

Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:39

Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distortedPresident Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a "hugely distorted impression" of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. He said those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists' hands.


Latest: Kansas man pleads guilty to 2 counts in bomb plot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:38
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The latest on a Kansas man charged in an alleged plot to bomb an Army post (all times local):

Boston mobster's longtime love pleads guilty to contempt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:35

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger, who was captured with Bulger in 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif. Greig already is serving an eight-year prison term for helping Bulger avoid capture. She is expected to plead guilty in federal court in Boston Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, to a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped Bulger during his 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)BOSTON (AP) — The woman who spent 16 years on the run with Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has pleaded guilty to a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped him as a fugitive.


Shapiro, Zappala throw elbows in attorney general's race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:35

Shapiro, Zappala throw elbows in attorney general's raceThe race for Pennsylvania attorney general is becoming very heated between two leading Democrats seeking to replace Attorney General Kathleen Kane.


Victim parents: middle school killer deserves life in prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:33
MIAMI (AP) — The parents of a 14-year-old boy slain in 2004 in a middle school bathroom by his best friend urged a judge Wednesday to keep the convicted murderer locked away in prison for life.

Retrophin to pay $3 million in U.S. lawsuit over Shkreli's tenure

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:31

Former drug executive Shkreli arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkRetrophin Inc has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a lawsuit by investors accusing the pharmaceutical company of failing to disclose transactions that benefited former Chief Executive Officer Martin Shkreli, who has since been indicted for securities fraud. The proposed class action settlement, which also resolves claims against Shkreli, was filed in federal court in Manhattan on Friday and granted preliminary approval by U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel on Tuesday. The lawsuit centers on many of the same allegations at the heart of the criminal case in federal court in Brooklyn against Shkreli, who founded Retrophin and was fired in 2014, the year the lawsuit was filed.


Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:23

This Thursday, July 23, 2015, photo, shows the Comcast building sign at Rockefeller Center, in New York. Comcast reports financial earnings on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers.


Ex-Sen. Mary Landrieu's son arrested on child cruelty charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:12
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's 23-year-old son faces a child cruelty charge following his 2-year-old child's treatment at a hospital for bruises and scratches.

Slain 13-year-old was caught between childhood, adulthood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:03

In this 2015 photo provided by Tammy Weeks, her daughter, Nicole Lovell, flashes a peace sign in Blacksburg, Va. The 13-year-old girl was found dead just across the state line in Surry County, N.C., and two Virginia Tech students are charged in the case. (Tammy Weeks via AP)BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Nicole Madison Lovell was, by all accounts, at that awkward stage of growing up that all kids go through: clinging to childhood ways while beginning to venture into the adult world.


Philadelphia Phillies trade Mt. Airy native Jesse Biddle

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:59

Philadelphia Phillies trade Mt. Airy native Jesse BiddleThe Philadelphia Phillies are bidding farewell to Mt. Airy native Jesse Biddle who has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Widow of Illinois cop who staged suicide pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:55

Melodie Gliniewicz, the wife of a disgraced Illinois police officer who staged his suicide, walks out the Lake County Courthouse with one of her lawyers after pleading not guilty to charges that she assisted her husband in siphoning money from a youth program, in Waukegan, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Waukegan, Ill. (Mark Welsh /Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT, TV OUTWAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The wife of a disgraced Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to appear he was gunned down in the line of duty, sparking an intensive manhunt, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges she assisted her husband in siphoning money from a youth program.


2 Ohio toddlers revived with drug overdose antidote Narcan

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:50
WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Two toddlers believed to have ingested an opiate were revived with a life-saving drug that reverses heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses, authorities said Wednesday.

Elected officials to oppose new multi-million dollar BART bond proposal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:46

Elected officials to oppose new multi-million dollar BART bond proposalElected officials will hold a news conference at the Walnut Creek BART station to oppose any new taxes for the transit agency, including a multi-billion dollar bond that's expected to pay for new technology and facility upgrades.


Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:42

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, speaks to supporters with his wife Kelley by his side, during a caucus night victory party at the Scottish Rite Consistory in Des Moines, Iowa. Paul is dropping out of the 2016 race for president. A campaign spokeswoman confirmed his decision Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, to The Associated Press, saying a statement would be forthcoming. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Rand Paul is dropping out of the 2016 race for president.


New York real estate heir pleads guilty on weapons charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:41

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 17, 2015 file photo, Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment on murder charges in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled Durst’s re-arraignment for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, on a charge of illegally carrying a .38-caliber revolver after a felony conviction. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in New Orleans on Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to an 85-month prison sentence, a move that could usher in his extradition to California to face murder charges.


School kisses Valentine's Day and other holidays goodbye

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:35
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota elementary school has kissed Valentine's Day goodbye. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, too.

Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:30

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a caucus night rally, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)WASHINGTON (AP) — Marco Rubio's strong third-place finish in Iowa could sound like a starting gun to the Republican Party's top donors.


I-Team: Super Bowl puts strain on homeless in San Francisco

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 02:26

 Super Bowl puts strain on homeless in San FranciscoThe Super Bowl and steady rains this winter have put increased pressure on thousands of homeless people in San Francisco.