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Chicago's retired Cardinal George released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 10:19
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been released from a hospital after being treated for pain and dehydration.

State lacks evidence, frees man after 30 years on death row

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 10:02

Anthony Ray Hinton wipes away tears after greeting friends and relatives upon leaving the Jefferson County jail, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Hinton spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row, and was set free Friday after prosecutors told a judge they won't re-try him for the 1985 slayings of two fast-food managers. (AP Photo/ Hal Yeager)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row walked free Friday, two days after prosecutors acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime.


30-Year Death Row Inmate 'Going Home' After New Bullet Tests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 09:56
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Police seek couple in probe of death, injury of children

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 09:55

This undated photo released by the North Las Vegas Police Department shows Jondrew Lachaux. Police say authorities in two states are looking for a couple, Lachaux and Kellie Phillips, and five children who left a North Las Vegas home where a 3-year-old girl was found dead and a 4-month-old girl was so badly neglected that she’s hospitalized in critical condition. (AP Photo/North Las Vegas Police Department)NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police said Friday that they're trying to find a couple and five children who left a North Las Vegas home where a 3-year-old girl was found dead and a 4-month-old girl was so badly neglected by her 17-year-old mother that the child was hospitalized in critical condition.


New York teenager falls off building in police chase

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 09:25
A 17-year-old boy was critically injured when he fell from the roof of a six-story New York apartment building as police attempted to question him over reports of marijuana smoking, police said on Friday. The boy was attempting to flee from the officers with a group of teenage friends on Thursday night when he lost his footing and dropped from the rooftop into an alleyway, the New York City Police Department said in a statement.

Colorado dog gets prosthetics for all 4 legs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 09:15

In this April 2, 2015 photo, dog owner Laura Aquilina strolls with her two year old Rottweiler Brutus, who was recently fitted with prosthetics on all four paws, and is currently learning to use them, near Aquilina's home in Loveland, Colo. Brutus lost all four paws to frostbite as a puppy while under care of a breeder, and Aquilina began caring for him about a year ago. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A 2-year-old Rottweiler who lost his paws when he was left out in the freezing cold as a puppy is learning to walk on prosthetics for all four legs.


Ferguson releases racist emails from clerk to 2 officers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 08:58
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Racist emails released Friday by the city of Ferguson indicate most were sent by a former city court clerk to two police officers, and there's no indication other city employees were involved.

2 injured when vehicle crashes into building in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 08:56

2 injured when vehicle crashes into building in North PhiladelphiaTwo people were injured when a vehicle crashed into a building in North Philadelphia.


Family of Colorado infant given wrong drug dose awarded $17.8 million

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 08:56
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado family has won a $17.8 million jury verdict against a hospital after their infant daughter suffered permanent brain damage when she was given the wrong drug dosage, their lawyers said on Friday. The judgment against Children's Hospital Colorado in the case of Naomi Pressey is the largest medical malpractice verdict in the state's history, according to the Jury Verdict Reporter of Colorado. "No family should have to go through what we've had to endure," Jennifer Pressey, the girl's mother, said in a statement. ...

Sailor reported missing at sea for 66 days in good health

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 08:22

Louis Jordan, center, walks from the Coast Guard helicopter to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., after being found off the North Carolina coast, Thursday, April 2, 2015. His family says he sailed out of a marina in Conway, S.C., on Jan. 23, and hadn't been heard from since. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Adrift on the ocean, the mast of his 35-foot sailboat torn away, Louis Jordan says he was able to survive more than two months at sea by catching rainwater in a bucket, scooping up fish that were attracted to the laundry he hung over the side, and fervently praying to God for help.


County government buying Campbell's Field in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 08:22

County government buying Campbell's Field in CamdenAn arm of the Camden County government is buying a financially struggling minor-league baseball stadium on the Camden waterfront.


Massive fire breaks out at GE's Appliance Park in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 08:09

More than 120 Louisville Firefighters continue to battle the blaze in building six at the General Electric Appliance Park complex in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 3, 2015. The fire broke out in a non-production building, creating huge columns of smoke. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman says there are no known injuries. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Firefighters are still battling a blaze that has shut down production at General Electric's Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, a sprawling manufacturing center that employs thousands.


Lower Brule Sioux Tribe leader Michael Jandreau dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 08:00

FILE - This Dec. 6, 2004 file photo shows Michael Jandreau, chairman of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, in Pierre, S.D. An attorney for the tribe says Jandreau died at a Sioux Falls hospital on Friday, April, 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Kafka, File)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Michael Jandreau, who as the leader of South Dakota's Lower Brule Sioux Tribe for at least 35 years was known for a variety of economic development projects but had recently faced allegations of financial wrongdoing, died Friday. He was 71.


Hash oil explosions prompt proposed changes in pot states

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 07:37

In this May 1, 2014 photo, a man who suffered severe burns to 12 percent of his body when butane fumes ignited while he was making hash oil at home, demonstrates how he made the marijuana concentrate, at his home in Denver. Alarmed by a rash of explosions caused by amateur hash production, Colorado and Washington lawmakers are considering limits on making the marijuana concentrate at home. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by a rash of explosions and injuries caused when amateurs make hash oil, lawmakers in Colorado and Washington are considering spelling out what's allowed when it comes to making the concentrated marijuana at home.


Appeals court: Yoga doesn't bend rules on religious freedom

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 07:09

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, students hold their position during a yoga class at Capri Elementary School in Encinitas, Calif. A California appeals court says yoga taught in San Diego County schools doesn’t violate religious freedom. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yoga taught in a San Diego County school system is not a gateway to Hinduism and doesn't violate the religious rights of students or their parents, a California appeals court ruled Friday.


Reps for West Coast dockworkers urge union to OK contract

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 07:08

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2015 file photo, people sit on the sand in Sunset Beach, Calif., as loaded cargo ships are anchored outside the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. A tentative contract agreement that restored the flow of international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year took a big step closer to becoming official, Friday, April 3, 2015 as representatives of the dockworkers' union overwhelmingly recommended that rank-and-file members vote to approve the deal. Difficult contract negotiations nearly closed 29 seaports from San Diego to Seattle, causing major delays in the delivery of billions of dollars of imports and exports. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tentative contract agreement that restored the flow of international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year took a big step closer Friday to becoming official, as representatives of the dockworkers' union overwhelmingly recommended that rank-and-file members vote to approve the deal.


Report: Lack of gun discipline when marathon bombers found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 07:08

FILE - In this April 19, 2013 file photo, police officers aim their weapons in a neighborhood in Watertown, Mass., as they hunt for two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. A report by the state's emergency management agency released Friday, April 3, 2015, cites a "lack of weapons discipline" among some police officers during the chaotic events that unfolded during the manhunt Watertown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)BOSTON (AP) — Some police officers involved in tracking down the Boston Marathon bombers days after the attacks showed a lack of "weapons discipline" during a firefight with the brothers and in the eventual capture of one of them, resulting in dangerous crossfire, according to a report released Friday.


Records: 19-year-old killed by officer trusted police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 07:01
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police released hundreds of documents Friday related to the fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in Madison, including records that show he told his mother he trusted police after a 2014 arrest.

Expert: California custody fight ruling runs contrary to law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 06:53
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Parents doing their best to protect their out-of-control kids got a tough message from a California appeals court: If you don't keep them from harm, the state can take them from you.

AccuWeather: Showers and Thunderstorms Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 06:47

 Showers and Thunderstorms TonightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan we'll go from wet to windy overnight.