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SeaWorld cited over safety of trainers who work with orcas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:10

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2006, file photo, SeaWorld Adventure Park trainer Ken Peters, left, looks to a killer whale during a performance at Shamu Stadium inside the theme park in San Diego. SeaWorld — whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Fla., park — has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld — whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Florida, park — has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego.


A timeline of the New Jersey traffic jam scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:10

In this Thursday, April 23, 2015, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering during a town hall meeting, in Cedar Grove, N.J. Federal prosecutors have announced a court proceeding, scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2015, involving the 2013 traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, an investigation that has loomed over Christie as he considers a presidential run. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)Following is a timeline in the events surrounding the September 2013 closure of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge and its fallout:


NY woman volunteered where police believe she killed fiance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:09

This undated photo provided by the New York State Police shows Angelika Graswald. Graswald, whose fiance has been missing since a kayaking trip on April 19, 2015, has been charged with murder, authorities said Thursday, April 30. (New York State Police via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her fiance but reporting he died in a New York kayaking accident had volunteered as a gardener on the Hudson River island where police say the crime happened.


VIDEO: Celebration on Baltimore streets

BBC World News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:07
Baltimore has reacted to the announcement by Baltimore's chief prosecutor that six police officers will face criminal charges over the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died while in police custody last month
Categories: BBC World News

Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:07
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.

Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:07
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.

VIDEO: On Everest as Sherpas mourn dead

BBC World News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:03
The avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by the Nepal earthquake highlights the risks that Sherpas take supporting climbers scaling the mountain.
Categories: BBC World News

Army helicopter shot at in Mexico

BBC World News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:02
A Mexican army helicopter is shot at in the western state of Jalisco, killing three soldiers, with a total of seven people killed in incidents across the state.
Categories: BBC World News

Army helicopter shot at in Mexico

BBC World News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:02
A Mexican army helicopter is shot at in the western state of Jalisco, killing three soldiers, with a total of seven people killed in incidents across the state.
Categories: BBC World News

Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:02

Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crashThe stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner sued the Olympic gold medalist Friday for wrongful death, claiming they have suffered enormous damages.ving Bruce Jenner have sued the Olympic gold medalist.


Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:02

Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crashThe stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner sued the Olympic gold medalist Friday for wrongful death, claiming they have suffered enormous damages.ving Bruce Jenner have sued the Olympic gold medalist.


Los Angeles and Its Booming Creative Class Lures New Yorkers

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:02
Chased out by rising rents, punishing winters and general malaise, New Yorkers head west to the city they once poked fun at.

Letter: Hoboken Superstorm Sandy aid investigation closed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:01
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A letter from federal authorities says they have closed an investigation into whether Gov. Chris Christie's administration threatened to withhold Superstorm Sandy relief money from Hoboken.

Cops stop accepting guest list of motel with high crime rate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:00
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The police chief in Warwick said his department has stopped accepting a daily guest list from a city motel with a high crime rate.

Cops stop accepting guest list of motel with high crime rate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:00
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The police chief in Warwick said his department has stopped accepting a daily guest list from a city motel with a high crime rate.

3 former Christie allies charged in bridge scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 05:59

In this Thursday, April 23, 2015, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering during a town hall meeting, in Cedar Grove, N.J. Federal prosecutors have announced a court proceeding, scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2015, involving the 2013 traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, an investigation that has loomed over Christie as he considers a presidential run. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors brought charges Friday against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie — but not Christie himself — in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, apparently easing the legal threat that has hung over his 2016 White House ambitions for more than a year.


Feds drop charges against hunter in huge Yosemite wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 05:58

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2013 file photo, firefighter A.J. Tevis watches the flames of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. Criminal charges have been dropped against a hunter accused of starting the massive wildfire that burned the Stanislaus National Forest and part of Yosemite National Park, federal prosecutors announced Friday, May 1, 2015. Two key witnesses have unexpectedly died since the indictment was handed down last year against Matthew Emerald, prosecutors say. The blaze burned for two months, scorching 400 acres and cost $125 million in to fight. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Criminal charges were dropped against a bow hunter accused of starting one of California's largest wildfires, a blaze that burned parts of Yosemite National Park, federal prosecutors said Friday.


Baltimore prosecutor learned life's lessons in Boston 'police house'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 05:58
By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - In a gritty Boston neighborhood not long ago, where people were poor and crime was a problem, there was one three-story shingled residence widely known as "the police house," or the "House of Po'" for short. It was also where Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's 35-year-old African-American chief prosecutor, grew up as the daughter, granddaughter and niece of police officers. Mosby, who took office only in January, stole the spotlight on Friday with her surprisingly swift decision to criminally charge six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man. In her announcement at a news conference in Baltimore, Mosby cited her family's "five generations" in law enforcement and lauded her "beloved" grandfather, Prescott Thompson, a charter member of the first black police organization in Massachusetts, who died in February after a long illness.

Six Baltimore officers charged in death of Gray, one with murder

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 05:58

Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby speaks on recent violence in BaltimoreBy Scott Malone and Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore's chief prosecutor charged one police officer with murder on Friday and five others with lesser crimes in the death of a young black man who suffered a critical neck injury in the back of a police van, a case that fueled new anger over police treatment of minorities. The swift decision by Marilyn Mosby, who has been in the position only since January, to charge the six officers in the death of Freddie Gray caught many by surprise in a city hit Monday night by its worst civil unrest in decades. Mosby made her announcement hours after the Maryland state medical examiner had ruled the death a homicide and a day after police handed her office the findings of its internal review of Gray's April 12 arrest. The officer who drove the police vehicle in which Gray was taken after his arrest was charged with second-degree murder.


Russia-called UN urgent meeting on Yemen ends without action

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 05:57

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, May 1, 2015. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of mostly Sunni Arab countries conducting airstrikes against the rebels who have overrun the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and forced the Western-backed president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee the country. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An emergency meeting on Yemen by the U.N. Security Council ended Friday with the 15 members unable to agree on an immediate statement on the growing crisis. The ambassador from Russia, which called the meeting, wondered why his colleagues talk about the need to help but can't take action.