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Public Editor's Journal: Frozen Embryos Article Was Intended to Spark Debate: Mission Accomplished.

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:43
The editorial page editor responds to reader criticism of Nick Loeb’s Op-Ed essay.






ArtsBeat: ‘Roots’ Remake Is Set for 2016 and Will Run on Three Cable Networks

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:42
LeVar Burton will serve as co-executive producer.

IG: IRS takes significant steps to stop tea party targeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:39

This photo taken March 22, 2013 shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The IRS has taken "significant actions" to stop agents from targeting political groups based on their names and policy positions, according to a report issued Thursday by the government watchdog who disclosed the inappropriate activity two years ago. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS has taken "significant actions" to stop agents from targeting political groups based on their names and policy positions, according to a report issued Thursday by the government watchdog who disclosed the inappropriate activity two years ago.


Jury to return for 13th day of deliberations in New York child murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:38

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the New York murder trial of a man who confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz decades ago ended their 12th day of deliberations on Thursday without a verdict. The jury, which is weighing kidnapping and murder charges against Pedro Hernandez, was set to resume its discussions for a 13th day on Friday at state Supreme Court in Manhattan.


Ten miles north, and a world away, from Baltimore's troubles

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:36
By Scott Malone TOWSON, Md. (Reuters) - As a jazz band played outside the courthouse and people enjoyed an outdoor lunch, the leafy suburb of Towson, Maryland, felt a world away on Thursday from the tension in Baltimore after a black man died of injuries sustained in police custody. The latest outburst of racially tinged rioting to hit the United States over the past year happened on Monday night 10 miles (16 km) south of Towson in West Baltimore, where some burned-out lots from riots in 1968 still stand vacant. In Towson, retired management consultant Bob Vaughan, 77, said he had lived in Baltimore at the time of the riots that followed the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. He remembered worrying that his house would be burned in the many fires. He doubts the unrest will spread to Towson.

Cleveland mayor: Director chided for tweet on city burning

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:35
CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of Cleveland's Community Relations Board has been reprimanded for sending a tweet asking whether people think the city "should be burned down," an apparent reference to concerns about the outcome of a police officer's trial in the death of two unarmed citizens.

Architecture Review: Review: ‘Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980’ at MoMA

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:29
The exhibition recalls a not-so-distant time when architects and governments in the region dreamed big about changing the world for the better.

Texas takes aim at telemedicine care for patients

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:28
DALLAS (AP) — The state of Texas and telemedicine advocates are in a legal tussle over patients who receive doctor consultations through video.

Obama under pressure to beef up Democratic support for trade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders say GOP votes alone won't pass trade legislation sought by President Barack Obama and are urging the White House to put more pressure on reluctant Democrats to lend their support.

Monsignor headed back to prison on child endangerment charge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:19

Monsignor headed back to prison on child endangerment chargeA Roman Catholic church official was sent back to prison Thursday after the state Supreme Court reinstated his 2012 child endangerment conviction over his handling of priest sexual abuse complaints.


Ex-FBI agent pleads not guilty to lying during Bulger trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:17

FILE - This undated file booking photo, obtained by WBUR 90.9 - NPR Radio Boston, shows Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger. Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger is appealing the racketeering conviction that landed him a life sentence last week. Bulger's attorneys filed a brief notice of appeal in federal court late Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/WBUR 90.9, File) MANDATORY CREDITBOSTON (AP) — A former FBI agent lied to jurors during mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's trial and overstated his professional accomplishments, including falsely claiming to be the first officer who recovered the rifle used to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr., federal officials said Thursday in announcing a perjury case against him.


UN raises alarm on Yemen; services on 'brink of collapse'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is raising the alarm on Yemen, saying more than 1,200 have been killed and that the country's health, water and telecommunications systems are "on the brink of collapse."

Wolf killed by vehicle in western Washington - The Idaho Statesman

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:16

Wolf killed by vehicle in western Washington
The Idaho Statesman
Those conflicts have prompted suggestions by some conservative eastern Washington state legislators that the animals should be trapped and exported to liberal western Washington, where support for wolf recovery is strongest. Wolves were hunted to ...

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Connecticut boy charged after gun goes off at school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:16
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - An 11-year-old Connecticut boy was arrested on Thursday after he brought a loaded gun to school and it discharged in a boys' bathroom close to where students were attending an after-school program, police said. The unidentified sixth-grader was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment, said Acting New London Police Chief Peter Reichard. The incident occurred on Wednesday at Benny Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, about 80 miles east of Newtown where 26 people were killed by a 20-year-old gunman in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the deadliest U.S. school shooting. The student was suspended from the school and could face expulsion, school officials said.

Jeffrey Dahmer's killer explains why he did it

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:14

Jeffrey Dahmer's killer explains why he did itThe inmate who murdered infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in prison over 20 years ago has finally opened up about why he did it.


Bodies of two more Alabama boaters recovered; probe underway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:14
(Reuters) - Authorities on Thursday recovered the bodies of two more boaters who went missing after storms capsized sailboats during a weekend regatta off the Alabama coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said, with a probe into the disaster's circumstances underway. In all, six people went missing when severe weather struck the Dauphin Island regatta and other boats on Saturday afternoon. The bodies of three boaters killed in the storm, which brought winds of more than 70 miles per hour, had previously been found. The boater still missing was registered with the regatta, which included about 200 people and 100 vessels, the Coast Guard said.

Wolf killed by vehicle in western Washington - TheNewsTribune.com

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:13

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Wolf killed by vehicle in western Washington
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Those conflicts have prompted suggestions by some conservative eastern Washington state legislators that the animals should be trapped and exported to liberal western Washington, where support for wolf recovery is strongest. Wolves were hunted to ...
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American charged with Islamic State ties contacted Jamaica cleric: U.S. official

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:13
By Mark Hosenball, Alistair Bell and Horace Helps WASHINGTON/KINGSTON (Reuters) - An American woman arrested last month for trying to travel to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State was in touch with an Islamist preacher in Jamaica, a federal law enforcement official said. The woman, Keonna Thomas from Philadelphia, was charged in early April with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group after she bought a ticket to Europe to travel to Syria. A court document detailing criminal charges against Thomas, who went by the nickname Young Lioness, said she sent electronic communications to a radical preacher in Jamaica several times earlier this year.

Driver, 18, admits hitting Temple Univ. student, fleeing scene, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:07

Driver, 18, admits hitting Temple Univ. student, fleeing scene, police sayPhiladelphia police say an 18-year-old man has come forward and admitted striking a Temple University student, then leaving the scene Wednesday night.