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U.S. turkey stocks send mixed signals for winter holidays

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:58
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The overall amount of frozen turkeys in U.S. warehouses last month declined from July and August 2014, after an outbreak of bird flu killed over nine million turkeys, experts said after Tuesday's government monthly cold storage report.

Native Americans want name change for Wyoming's Devils Tower

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:57

A motorcyclist cruises past Devils Tower National MonumentChief Arvol Looking Horse, spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation and the head of the effort, said the name is offensive and suggests that Indian religious rituals practiced for centuries at the striking 900-foot (274-meter) tower in the Black Hills were forms of devil worship. In 1906, when the formation became the first in the country to be designated as a national monument, its name was based on a mistranslation of its Indian title, according to the National Park Service. An interpreter with an 1875 expedition by a U.S. Army colonel told him the term meant "Bad God's Tower," later shortened to Devils Tower.

Massachusetts governor: New protocols needed to protect kids

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:51
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that the state must update the way it handles investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect of children if it hopes to avoid more cases like the death of 2-year-old Bella Bond, whose body was found on a Boston-area beach in June.

Lawyers seek to cancel execution date for Oklahoma inmate Glossip

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:50

Oklahoma Department of Corrections photo of death row inmate Richard GlossipLawyers for an Oklahoma death row inmate asked the state's Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday to cancel the execution date for Richard Glossip, saying the court violated state law when it issued a September date for his lethal injection. The court issued a stay for Glossip on Sept. 16, about three hours before his planned execution, so that it could consider evidence the lawyers said points to his innocence, and it then set a new execution date of Sept. 30. Under Oklahoma law, attorneys argued, a new execution date must be set either 30 or 60 days after a stay has been denied or vacated, not 14 days after as the court had done, Glossip's lawyers said in the filing.

Select Comfort puts Sleepy's defamation lawsuit to rest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:48
A federal judge in Long Island, New York on Tuesday dismissed bedding retailer Sleepy's LLC's eight-year-old defamation and breach of contract lawsuit against rival Select Comfort Corp, which makes "Sleep Number" adjustable beds. U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert in Central Islip, New York, said Select Comfort did not violate a 2005 contract that let Sleepy's sell Select Comfort's "Personal Preference" line of beds, while Select Comfort sold its "Core" line in its own stores.

Two Kentucky prisoners captured after failed jail escape

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:48
Two men in custody on minor offenses used bed sheets to escape a Kentucky jail late on Monday and were recaptured within hours, one with broken bones, officials said on Tuesday. Christopher Cornelius, 37, and Matthew William Johnson, 29, climbed through a ceiling tile in a pedestrian walkway to get to the roof at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections jail on Monday night while part of a cleaning detail, officials said. A nurse working at a nearby hospital saw one of the escapees climbing down from the fourth floor and it appeared the sheets separated about halfway down during the escape attempt, Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton said.

Official: Jet engine probe after Las Vegas fire to take time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:45
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal crash investigators aren't saying how long it will take to determine why an engine on a British Airways jet burst into flames during takeoff in Las Vegas.

No cyber sanctions before China's Xi visit: White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:45
The White House said on Tuesday that it does not expect to level economic sanctions against China for cyber espionage ahead of a state visit this week by Chinese President Xi Jinping. "I don't want to suggest a particular formal agreement," said Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser to Obama.

New York City cherry company pleads guilty in marijuana case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:43
NEW YORK (AP) — A company that touts itself as one of the largest manufacturers of cocktail cherries in the United States and had a secret marijuana growing operation in its basement pleaded guilty on Tuesday to criminal and environmental charges.

Clinton breaks Keystone silence, says she opposes pipeline

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:43

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a community forum on healthcare, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Moulton Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton broke her longstanding silence over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, telling voters at a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday that she opposes the project assailed by environmentalists. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over a project criticized by environmentalists as a threat to the planet's climate.

Pope Francis brings message about power and the poor to U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:40

U.S. President Obama and family welcome Pope Francis to the United States upon arrival at Joint Base Andrews outside WashingtonPope Francis arrived on his first visit ever to the United States on Tuesday, bringing to Washington a message that its power and wealth should be used to serve humanity. Bestowing on Francis an honor that few foreign dignitaries receive, both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden personally greeted the 78-year-old Argentine on the tarmac after the Alitalia papal plane landed at Joint Base Andrews near the capital. Obama, his wife Michelle Obama and their daughters shook the pope's hand on the red carpet.

Crunch time for Center City restaurants ahead of pope

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:34

Crunch time for Center City restaurants ahead of popeIt's crunch time for Center City restaurants, coffee shops and other businesses to stock up on their supplies before the road closures take effect ahead of the pope's visit.

George Zimmerman testifies about Florida roadway shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:30

George Zimmerman listens to judge during a first-appearance hearing in Sanford, FloridaZimmerman returned to a courtroom in central Florida to testify about the May incident in which authorities say he was shot at by Matthew Apperson, 36. Apperson is charged with attempted second-degree murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm. Zimmerman suffered minor injuries from flying glass after his car window was pierced.

Judge overturns New York City ban on plastic foam containers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:30
NEW YORK (AP) — A state judge has overturned New York City's ban on plastic foam containers, finding the nearly 30,000 tons of dirty meat trays and to-go cups now sent to landfills can be recycled in a cost-effective way, according to a decision made public Tuesday.

The Latest: Report released on bloody U.Va. arrest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:26
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest developments in the investigation into Virginia's liquor agency's arrest of Martese Johnson. All times local:

Who needs a limo? Pope Francis opts for a more modest Fiat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:23

Pope Francis waves from a Fiat 500 as his motorcade departs from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, where President and Mrs. Obama welcomed him. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Pope Francis was hard to spot in the motorcade of more than 20 armed SUVs and police cars that motored into the nation's capital late Tuesday. The pontiff ditched the fancy wheels in favor of a much more modest ride: a Fiat.

For pope visit, local homeless advocate invited to White House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:21

For pope visit, local homeless advocate invited to White HouseA nationally recognized advocate for the homeless is just one of the many of local people who are in Washington, D.C. for Pope Francis' first stop on his trip to the United States.

Next phase of towing ahead of papal visit begins

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:20

Next phase of towing ahead of papal visit beginsThe next phase of towing operations in Center City, to clear zones needed for the pope's visit to Philadelphia, began on Tuesday evening.

Texas teen arrested over homemade clock to visit United Nations

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:19

A homemade clock made by Ahmed Mohamed is seen in an undated picture released by the Irving Texas Police DepartmentA Texas teenager who became a global sensation after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb will be meeting foreign dignitaries at the United Nations this week, a family friend said on Tuesday. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, a Muslim student who dabbles in robotics and attended a Dallas area high school, touched off a social media firestorm with many seeing his the arrest as being tied to his religion.

Kim Davis Denied Marriage Licenses for Her Friends

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 06:19
Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis admits that she's refused to issue marriage licenses to her friends in same-sex couples.