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Bill would shield companies that sell SC execution drugs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:55
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The identity of companies that sell execution drugs to South Carolina would be kept secret under proposed legislation.

Key events in life of wealthy eccentric Robert Durst

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:48

This booking photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Robert Durst, after his Saturday, March 14, 2015 arrest in New Orleans on an extradition warrant to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A timeline of key events in the life of Robert Durst, a member of a wealthy New York real estate family who was arrested in New Orleans on a murder warrant in his friend Susan Berman's 2000 death.


Boston sets all-time snow record _ and season isn't over yet

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:46

People use umbrellas to protect themselves from falling snow as they cross a street in Boston's North End neighborhood, Sunday, March 15, 2015. Boston is close to setting an all-time season snowfall mark, which current record is 107.6 inches from the Winter of 1995-1996. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — Boston set an all-time snowfall record and is flirting with another mark: most snark in a single winter.


Seattle police arrest 'sticky-fingered' doughnut shop robber

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:41
A "sticky-fingered suspect" was arrested on suspicion of robbing a Seattle doughnut shop of a single maple bar after threatening employees and implying he had a gun, police said on Monday. Police said a doughnut shop patron, after being asked to leave the doughnut shop on Sunday evening, told the cashier he was robbing the store, reached for his waistband as if he had a weapon there, and ordered staff to the back of the shop. As he rummaged around the store for a few minutes, the staff in the back called police, the Seattle Police Department said in a blog post that referred to the man a "sticky-fingered suspect." "After reviewing surveillance video, the store manager advised officers the suspect had pilfered a single maple bar during the robbery," Seattle police said.

New Mexico police shooting: Things to know 1 year later

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:38

FILE - In this March 30, 2014, file photo, riot police launch tear gas toward activists in downtown Albuquerque, N.M., following a 10-hour protest against the police shooting of James Boyd, a homeless camper. Monday, March 16, 2015, marks the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting. The 38-year-old, who authorities later said was suffering from schizophrenia, was shot by Albuquerque police following an hours-long standoff in the Sandia foothill. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A deadly New Mexico police shooting that happened a year ago Monday prompted angry protests and a murder investigation into the officers involved.


Pregnant woman shot several times; bullets miss unborn baby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:20
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant woman shot multiple times at a Los Angeles park is in critical but stable condition, and police are searching for the gunman.

Coke a good snack? Health experts who work with Coke say so

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:14

This March 7, 2015 photo shows 8.5 ounce bottles of Coca-Cola at the Cadillac Championship golf tournament in Doral, Fla. Coca-cola, which struggles with declining soda consumption in the U.S., is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its soda as a treat at a time when the world's biggest beverage maker is being blamed for helping to fuel obesity rates.


U.S. may impose tougher curbs to contain bird flu in Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:04

Canada geese take off from a farmers field near Oak Hammock, ManitobaBy Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are considering imposing tougher restrictions in Arkansas to contain a virulent strain of avian flu in the heart of America's poultry region in a bid to minimize international trade disruptions and contain the virus. The H5N2 flu discovered in Arkansas last week is the state's first case of a strain that causes massive internal hemorrhaging in poultry, can kill nearly every bird in an infected flock within 48 hours, and is prone to mutate. Such strains are sometimes called "chicken Ebola." In response, Arkansas is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create new rules for commercial poultry producers and owners of backyard flocks alike, Reuters has learned. The rules will spell out how often poultry within a quarantine zone must test negative for bird flu before the quarantine can be lifted, Brandon Doss, Arkansas’ assistant state veterinarian, said.


US Attorney for DC to step down after 5 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 02:02

FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen, Jr., is seen in Washington. Machen announced Monday that he is resigning effective Arpil 1. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia will step down after five years on the job to return to private practice, he announced Monday, leaving behind a record of prosecutions for terrorism, public corruption and violent crime.


Arizona mother who left kids in hot car pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:59
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman who left her two young sons alone in a hot car during a job interview has pleaded guilty to felony child abuse.

PHOTOS: Most Wanted by NJ State Police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:55

 Most Wanted by NJ State PoliceSee photos of the most wanted fugitives being sought by the New Jersey State Police.


Correction: Ferguson officers shot story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:46

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, left, speaks during a news conference as St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar listens Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Clayton, Mo. McCulloch said 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault in the shooting of two St. Louis-area officers. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — In early versions of a March 15 story about a man being charged in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, The Associated Press erroneously reported that St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the defendant used a 40 mm gun in the attack. He said it was a .40-caliber gun.


Ohio River to stay above flood stage for most of the week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:39

James Fancher, Jr., of New Richmond, walks in a park Saturday, March, 14, 2015, on Front Street in New Richmond, Ohio, where a gauge measures the Ohio River level. Flood stage is 52 feet. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Patrick Reddy)CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio River was very slowly receding Monday after reaching its highest level in two decades, and forecasters expect it to stay above flood stage for most of the week.


Thirty percent of U.S. adults try to shield cyber info: poll

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:34
Thirty percent of adults in the United States have taken steps to hide their information from government surveillance programs monitoring phone and electronic communications, a Pew Research Center survey said on Monday. About a quarter, or 22 percent, said they had changed use of various technology platforms “a great deal” or “somewhat” since Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, disclosed the surveillance programs in mid-2013, the Pew survey showed. "We find that a portion of the population is adjusting some activity at least in some simple ways like changing their privacy settings and being a bit more discreet in the things they say and search for,” said Lee Rainie, director of Internet, science, and technology research at the Pew Research Center. Among that group, 17 percent said they had changed privacy settings on social media to shield information from the government.

Plane lands in Fargo after woman suffers medical emergency

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:31
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A United Airlines jet flying from Anchorage, Alaska, to Chicago made an unscheduled landing at Fargo's Hector International Airport early Monday after a passenger suffered a medical emergency.

Ferguson flooded with record requests after Brown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:23

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, Duane Merrells walks with an upside down American flag during a protest for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson officials were inundated with thousands of open-records requests from media outlets and the public following the shooting. In response, the St. Louis suburb sought payments of thousands of dollars before they would even begin to fulfill some of those requests, a decision defended by Ferguson’s city attorney. The Missouri attorney general's office received several complaints from media outlets, including The Associated Press, that Ferguson was charging excessive fees. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson officials were inundated with thousands of open-records requests from media outlets and the public following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer.


American who contracted Ebola in Africa now in critical condition at Maryland hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:20
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — American who contracted Ebola in Africa now in critical condition at Maryland hospital.

Young adults want news every day, survey shows

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:55

Travis Morgan stands on the corner of a street in Grants Pass, Ore. on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Morgan, 33, a pilot, says he still likes reading a printed newspaper, watching the news on his television, and using a search engine to dig more deeply if he wants to know more. He is among the majority of young adults in a survey who say they consult sources of news regularly. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)CHICAGO (AP) — Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world than previously thought.


Man, 20, accused of shooting officers at Ferguson protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:49

Man, 20, accused of shooting officers at Ferguson protestA man charged in the shooting of two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson told investigators he was not targeting law enforcement and had been aiming for someone with whom he was in dispute.


Basketball player killed by blood cell disorder, not by gum

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 00:48

Basketball player killed by blood cell disorder, not by gumA coroner says a women's basketball player found dead in her Pennsylvania dorm room in January died from a blood cell disorder, not from inhaling chewing gum, as police first believed.