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Philadelphia Catholic monsignor ordered back to prison in child sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:42
By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A high-ranking Catholic church official in Philadelphia was ordered back to prison on Thursday following the reinstatement of his conviction for turning a blind eye to child sex abuse by pedophile priests. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Teresa Sarmina revoked bail for Monsignor William Lynn, 64, and ordered him back behind bars. Sarmina, who presided over his criminal trial, had sentenced Lynn in 2012 to three to six years in prison for endangering the welfare of children. One of the highest-ranking clergyman convicted in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal, Lynn is the first church official sent to prison for mishandling sexual misconduct complaints against priests.

8 hospitalized in Hammonton hazmat situation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:39

8 hospitalized in Hammonton hazmat situationA hazmat situation at a South Jersey business left a number of people feeling sick.


New York nurse charged in scalding death of toddler

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:38
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York nurse has been charged in the killing of a developmentally disabled toddler who was submerged in scalding bath water.

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

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:37

Man, 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.


Video reveals 2 bra bandits in latest mall lingerie heist

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:36
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Newly released surveillance video shows two women were behind the latest bra heist at a northeast Pennsylvania mall.

Search for MH17 crash bodies ends

BBC World News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:36
Investigators say they have finished recovering human remains and wreckage from the site of the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
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MH17 remains found nine months on

BBC World News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:34
Investigators find remains as search wrapped up
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FCC seeks to consolidate net neutrality cases in Washington court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:33

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel talk at the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants a federal appeals court in Washington to hear the cases against its new internet regulations, according to court documents filed on Thursday. The FCC asked other courts where such lawsuits have been filed to transfer their cases to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which had weighed the agency's previous iterations of "net neutrality" rules in the past.


Years-old pork served for lunch at schools in East Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:31
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee school district served years-old pork to students for lunch and is now implementing new food-handling procedures.

U.S. bird flu in poultry not materially hurting soymeal demand: Bunge

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:30
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. outbreak of bird flu in poultry is not having a material impact on demand for soybean meal, which can be fed to chickens and turkeys, the chief executive of oilseed processor Bunge Ltd said on Thursday. More than 15 million commercial birds nationwide have died or are expected to be killed in the current outbreak of the virus. (Reporting by Tom Polansek; Editing by Toni Reinhold)

Baltimore police hand report on Gray death to prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:29

Baltimore police hand report on Gray death to prosecutorBaltimore police have completed their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and turned over their findings to prosecutors - one day earlier than the department's self-imposed deadline, the commissioner said Thursday morning.


Songlines world music awards honor Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:23

File photo of Nigerian singer Tony Allen performing at the Mawazine Festival in RabatBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Nigerian artists spanning five decades of music-making took honors in Songlines magazine's 2015 awards, with Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen winning Best Artist and Ibibio Sound Machine picked as Best Newcomers. The Malian father and son duo of Toumani Sidiki Diabate were named Best Group for their work highlighting the griot (story teller) tradition in the awards, announced on Thursday. The Kronos Quartet, usually associated with classical music, took the Cross-Cultural Collaboration award for an album embracing the music of countries ranging from Syria to China. Allen, 74, was nominated for his "Film of Life" album but the award was as much a recognition of his lifetime achievements, Songlines editor-in-chief Simon Broughton said.


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Chinese and Russian Navies to Hold Joint Drills in Mediterranean

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:21
The announcement of joint military exercises was a further sign of deepening ties between China and Russia, and of the Chinese Navy’s increasing ambitions.

Obama pushes reading through e-book, library initiatives

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:18

President Barack Obama, sitting next to 6th-grader Osman Yaya, a student at Wicomico County Public Schools’ Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Md., speaks at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, April 30, 2015, as he participates in a live "virtual field trip" with middle school students to announce two initiatives to improve education through digital connectivity. The president announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students.


Large sinkhole opens up on Wissinoming street

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:17

Large sinkhole opens up on Wissinoming streetA large sinkhole opened up on a street, causing detours in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


No Sharp Rise Seen in Police Killings, Though Increased Focus May Suggest Otherwise

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:10
The use of police force against minorities and whites alike is poorly tracked, but what data does exist suggests the number of law-enforcement homicides have risen only slowly, if at all.

Former SEC football player charged in death of Georgia boy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:09
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police have charged a former Southeastern Conference football player with killing a 4-year-old boy.

Osborne rejects Lib Dem welfare claims

BBC World News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:09
George Osborne rejects claims by Lib Dem Danny Alexander that the Tories proposed to cut child benefit while they were in government together.
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:07

AP10ThingsToSee - Partizan soccer fans light torches during a Serbian National soccer league derby match between Red Star and Partizan, in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Obama's BRAIN Initiative yields first study results

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:05

Obama walks off stage after announcing his administration's BRAIN initiative at the White House in WashingtonThe study, describing a way to manipulate a lab animal's brain circuitry accurately enough to turn behaviors both on and off, is the first to be published under President Barack Obama's 2013 BRAIN Initiative, which aims to advance neuroscience and develop therapies for brain disorders. If scientists are able do that for the circuitry involved in psychiatric or neurological disorders, it may lead to therapies. "This tool sharpens the cutting edge of research aimed at improving our understanding of brain circuit disorders, such as schizophrenia and addictive behaviors," said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, which funded the $1 million study. Brain neurons are genetically engineered to produce a custom-made - "designer" - receptor.