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California court sides with consumers in generic drug fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:22
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a win for consumers, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that settlement agreements between pharmaceutical companies that keep cheaper, generic drugs off the market may be illegal if they include excessive cash payments.

Yelp may put out 'for sale' sign after 1st quarter letdown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yelp may be heading for the auction block amid concerns about the online business review service's ability to compete against larger Internet companies for digital advertising.

Ohio man faces more charges in Capitol terror plot case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:09

FILE-This Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 file photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. The attorney for Cornell, an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol building Monday asked a federal judge to allow the man a private review of video and audio files in the case against him. (AP Photo/Butler County Jail, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal grand jury on Thursday added a charge against an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol, alleging in the new count that he was trying to help Islamic State extremists.


Boy, 12, stabbed during fight in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:08

Boy, 12, stabbed during fight in FrankfordAuthorities say a 12-year-old boy was stabbed in a fight at a playground in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


Decomposing turkeys and chickens lead to odors, flies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:08

File - This April 23, 2015 file photo shows Sunrise Farms in Harris, Iowa, which said it would kill its 3.8 million laying hens because of the bird flu virus. Millions of dead chickens and turkeys lie in stinking, fly-swarmed piles near dozens of Iowa farms, casualties of a bird flu virus that's swept through the state's large poultry operations in the last month. (Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register via AP, File) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDITDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Millions of dead chickens and turkeys lie in stinking, fly-swarmed piles near dozens of Iowa farms, casualties of a bird flu virus that's swept through the state's large poultry operations in the last month.


2 workers digging up backyard fuel tank killed in explosion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 06:04
HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — Two workers digging up a fuel tank in a suburban New York backyard were killed in an explosion Thursday, authorities said.

Art piece creating controversy at Souderton High School

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:54

Art piece creating controversy at Souderton High SchoolOfficials at Souderton High School are explaining an art piece considered offensive by some students.


Exclusive: Oil on fiery North Dakota train less volatile than limit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:52

Smoke from the wreckage of several oil tanker cars that derailed in a field near HeimdalBy Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Crude oil aboard a BNSF train that derailed in North Dakota on Wednesday caught fire even though it was less flammable than required by a state law that took effect last month. The oil, transported in tank cars owned by Hess Corp, had a vapor pressure of 10.83 psi, according to test results. State regulators have used vapor pressure as a proxy for measuring the amount of flammable gases known as light-ends that are present in crude. Samples of the crude oil involved in this latest derailment were taken on May 5 at the Tioga rail complex owned by Hess.


Defense worker charge cards used for $1 million in casinos bills: audit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:46
Defense Department employees used their government credit cards to pay for more than $1 million worth of casino and adult entertainment purchases over the course of a year, an audit of transactions by the Pentagon inspector general has found. Pentagon officials said on Thursday that use of credit cards to pay for personal transactions is considered misuse of the cards but does not mean a loss of taxpayer funds because cardholders are billed individually and have to pay unauthorized personal charges themselves. It found Defense Department cardholders likely used their travel cards for 4,437 transactions at casinos where they spent $952,258.

Granite Run Mall: From empty, to movie set, to upgrade?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:45

 From empty, to movie set, to upgrade?A movie shoot could be the building's last hurrah before the mall is town down for a major upgrade.


PHOTOS: Granite Run Mall today and future plans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:45

 Granite Run Mall today and future plansWe take a look at the mall now, and at what the future holds.


Lawyer: Man to plead guilty to setting radar facility fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:43
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago contractor accused of setting fire to a radar facility and disrupting air traffic throughout the U.S. will plead guilty, his attorney said Thursday after the man appeared in court for arraignment.

Correction: Baltimore-Police Death story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:36

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, pauses while speaking during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)BALTIMORE (AP) — In stories on May 1-3 about charges against six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody, The Associated Press reported erroneously that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said there was no reason for police to stop Gray. She said only that Gray was illegally arrested.


Colorado movie massacre jurors handle guns, gear used by Holmes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:36

The family of Veronica Moser embrace before entering the Arapahoe County District Court in CentennialBy Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Jurors in Colorado's movie massacre trial handled firearms, a helmet and piles of protective anti-ballistic clothing on Thursday that gunman James Holmes used when he killed 12 people at a midnight premiere of a Batman film in July 2012. Holmes, 27, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of first degree murder and attempted murder for opening fire on moviegoers at a multiplex in the Denver suburb of Aurora, also wounding 70 victims. His trial began last week, and prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty if the former neuroscience graduate student is convicted.


Rubio tax plan shows challenge of GOP wage-stagnation fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:34

FILE - In the May 1, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Washington. In the traffic jam that is the Republican presidential race, Rubio stands out _ and not just for his youth and blue-collar, Cuban-American biography. Rubio has issued the most detailed economic agenda to aid the middle class, anchored by a book on combatting the wage stagnation that has exacerbated inequality between the rich and the rest. Rivals Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and others have similarly decried the growing gap between the haves and have-nots, signaling that Republicans are eager to address a traditionally Democratic issue after seven years of disappointing economic growth. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)DENVER (AP) — In the traffic jam that is the Republican presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio stands out — and not just for his youth and blue-collar, Cuban-American biography.


Firefighters recovering from Hamilton hazmat situation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:33

Firefighters recovering from Hamilton hazmat situationDozens of firefighters are still recovering after being sickened while battling a blaze in Hamilton Township.


NYC mayor boosts reserves in budget plan; suggests luxury condo tax

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:30
By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday laid out a $78.3 billion executive budget for the next fiscal year, a $600 million increase over his blueprint in early February. The latest budget boosts the city's general reserve fund to what de Blasio said was an "unprecedented" level of $1 billion, up from an average of about $300 million annually and the $750 million he suggested in February.

Blue Bell: Several months before ice cream back in stores

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:30
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries says it will be at least several months before its products are back in stores as the Texas-based company works to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted a total product recall.

Concessionaire drops efforts to trademark Grand Canyon names

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:30

FILE - In this April 13, 2005 file photo, people gather outside the El Tovar Lodge, situated just feet from the edge of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. Xanterra Parks & Resorts, a major national parks concessionaire, has dropped efforts to trademark names of the most popular properties at the Grand Canyon. The company had applied for roughly 20 trademarks before its contract to manage South Rim hotels, restaurants and mule rides expired at the end of December. Xanterra had sought a trademark for names including Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Lodge, Hopi House and El Tovar. (AP Photo/Jake Bacon, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A major national parks concessionaire has dropped efforts to trademark names of the Grand Canyon's most popular properties, including a group of rustic cabins, cottonwood trees and cantina on the canyon floor.


Wake for slain NYC police officer draws thousands of mourners

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:26
By Sebastien Malo BETHPAGE, N.Y. (Reuters) - Thousands of law enforcement officers gathered at a Long Island funeral home on Thursday to pay their respects to a New York policeman who died of a fatal gunshot wound this week, the city's fifth officer to die in the line of duty since December. Brian Moore, a 25-year-old, second-generation police officer died on Monday, two days after he was shot in the head while sitting with his partner in a patrol car in the borough of Queens. A long line of officers in dress blue waited outside the home in suburban Bethpage where Moore's wake was being held, Among the family, friends, politicians and NYPD brass in attendance was New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who paid tribute to Moore for emulating his father. "He followed dad into the business," said Cuomo, who entered politics like his father Mario, a former New York governor.