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Mom accused of throwing kids out window sees judge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:30

FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Robledo Ibarra, 34, who faces felony charges after police say she tossed her two young children and herself out a second-story window on June 12, 2014. Ibarra was in a wheelchair Monday, June 30, 2014 for her initial court appearance in Las Vegas on two attempted counts of murder and two charges of child abuse causing substantial bodily harm. Her lawyer, Benson Lee, says he intends to file written documents seeking her release on bail from the Clark County jail. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department,File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge expressed concern Monday about the mental state of a 34-year-old mother accused of trying to kill her two children by throwing them out a second-story window, and gave her lawyer and prosecutors time to review medical records before an Aug. 27 preliminary hearing.

Feds consider sending bison to Grand Canyon, Iowa

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:26

FILE - In this April 20, 2014 file photo, a group of bison graze along a state highway near West Yellowstone, Mont. The Department of Interior in a report on bison conservation released Monday, June 30, 2014, have identified 20 parcels of public lands in 10 states they say could be suitable for bison relocated from Yellowstone National Park. The locations include areas as diverse as Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, an Iowa wildlife refuge and a North Dakota national historic site. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown,File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials said Monday that 20 parcels of public lands in 10 states could be suitable for bison from Yellowstone National Park, although it's likely to be years before any animals are relocated to the sites.

Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:19

FILE - This June 24, 2014 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner told President Barack Obama that the House will not vote on overhauling the nation’s troubled immigration system during this election year, the White House says. Officials say Obama will announce steps Monday to deal with immigration through executive actions without congressional approval. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's done waiting for House Republicans to act on immigration. He says he now plans to act on his own.

Texan dies after riding lawnmower goes into pond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:18
An 80-year-old East Texas man died when he drove his sit-down lawnmower into a pond and was pinned down under water by the machine, police said on Monday. Billy Huffines was pronounced dead on Saturday in Fannett, about 70 miles (115 kms) east of Houston, after fire department medics were unable to resuscitate him. "There's been a lot of rain over here and there's a possibility that the wheels of a tractor, or a mower like that, dig into the mud and inertia can pull it over if the edge slopes downward like a ditch," said Deputy Rod Carroll of the Jefferson County Sheriff's office said.

Two decades of 4th of July movies

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:16
In the mysterious world of movie release dates, this year's "4th of July movies" actually open on Wednesday, July 2. Though the Transformers will continue to make a lot of noise at the multiplexes throughout the holidays, "Tammy," "Earth to Echo," "Deliver Us from Evil" and "Begin Again" will join i

Ukraine's Lviv withdraws bid for 2022 Winter Games

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:16
The Ukrainian city of Lviv withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Games on Monday, becoming the third contender to drop out of the race for an Olympics that no one seems to want.

2nd suitcase body confirmed as Oregon woman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:15

In this undated booking photo released by Walworth County Sheriff's Office, Steven Zelich is seen. The former police officer has been charged Thursday, June 26, 2014, with hiding a corpse after the bodies of two women were found stuffed in suitcases deposited along a rural road in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Walworth County Sheriff's Office)ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) — The second of two women whose bodies were stuffed in suitcases found along a rural Wisconsin highway has been identified as an Oregon woman who disappeared after moving in 2012, though she was never officially reported missing, police said Monday.

Rolf Harris guilty of sex assaults

BBC World News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:14
Entertainer Rolf Harris is found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault on four girls between 1968 and 1986.
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A Malted Milk Crawl in New York

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:13
The old-fashioned flavoring is like a sweet version of umami.

Woman last sentenced in coffee cans fortune case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:11
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Alabama woman was sentenced Monday to a year on probation to cap a bizarre case in which a trucker enlisted her and two others to help him hide a small fortune he found stuffed in coffee cans inside an elderly man's garage.

Body found in Texas near border was Guatemalan boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:10
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — An 11-year-old Guatemalan immigrant found dead in the brush near the Rio Grande was on his way to join his brother in Chicago, a South Texas sheriff said Monday.

13-year sentence for man who tried to aid al-Qaida

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who used Facebook and other Internet communications to connect with al-Qaida and planned to train its fighters in Pakistan was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.

GM recalls at least 7.6 million additional vehicles over ignition switch problems

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:03

GM recalls 7.6 million additional vehicles in USGeneral Motors recalls at least 7.6 million more vehicles over ignition switch problems.

GM recalls 7.6 million cars for ignition switches

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:02
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company's safety crisis continues to grow.

Morning links: NCAA closes O'Bannon trial with strong counter

WA Huskies - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:01
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New York's Grand Central main entry dedicated to Jackie Kennedy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:57

Metro North passengers wait for trains at Grand Central Terminal in New YorkThe main entrance to New York City's landmark Grand Central Terminal was dedicated to former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on Monday, honoring her efforts to keep the station open. The newly renovated entrance to the 101-year-old rail station will feature restored vintage glass light fixtures, polished marble floors and walls, and a bronze plaque honoring Onassis' work to save the station from destruction in the 1970s, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said. Onassis, along with other city political leaders like then-Mayor Ed Koch, fought the construction of a giant office building on top of the terminal, the MTA said. "(Onassis) is considered by many a renowned savior of Grand Central.