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Jury hits Ethicon with $3.25 million verdict in mesh case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 02:05
A federal jury in West Virginia on Friday awarded a woman $3.27 million in one of 33,000 lawsuits that accuse Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc unit of selling defective transvaginal mesh devices. Following a nearly two-week trial, jurors found Ethicon liable for selling faulty devices and failing to warn patients and their doctors that users were at risk from side effects that include pain, bleeding and infection. It was the second case to go to trial among thousands that have been consolidated in West Virginia federal court, after the first ended in February with a win for Ethicon. The company had previously been hit with an $11 million verdict in a mesh trial in New Jersey state court last year, and a $1.2 million verdict following a trial in Texas state court in April.

Man shot dead getting out of car in Chester ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 01:43

Man shot dead getting out of car in Chester ID'dPolice say a man was shot while getting out of his car in Chester, Pennsylvania late Thursday night.


Exercise rider killed in training accident at Belmont Park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 01:42
(Reuters) - An exercise rider was killed during training on Friday morning in an accident at Belmont Park in New York, officials said. Juan Vazquez, 39, was aboard the horse Global Warrior, an unraced 2-year-old, alongside the horse Broadway Bay when Global Warrior veered into the inside rail at the training track, said Bruce Brown, who trains both horses. "They were nearing the end of the work, and Juan reached back to hit the horse once, right-handed," Brown said in a statement. "The horse ducked into the rail, and he (Vazquez) ended up over the inside rail." Vazquez, who trained several horses on his own in addition to working as an exercise rider, was taken to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, where he was pronounced dead, said Belmont Park officials.

Medical examiner: Joan Rivers' cause of death unknown

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 01:30

 Joan Rivers' cause of death unknownFurther tests are needed to pinpoint comedian Joan Rivers' cause of death, the New York City medical examiner says.


Fewer air travelers have long waits at U.S. security checkpoints

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 01:28
The number of travelers in the United States who waited 20 minutes or more at an airport security checkpoint this summer dropped by 64 percent since last year, federal government figures show. The Transportation Security Administration attributed the drop to the growth of its TSA Pre program, which allows passengers considered low-risk travelers to go through an expedite screening process. TSA figures released this week showed the percentage of travelers who experienced checkpoint wait times of 20 minutes or longer was 1.3 percent in June, July and August of 2013, compared to 0.4 percent during the same months this year. The drop occurred even though the total number of summer passengers increased by 4.4 million people this summer, according to TSA figures.

Atlantic City's Taj Mahal experiencing money problems

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 01:09

Atlantic City's Taj Mahal experiencing money problemsTwo Trump casinos in Atlantic City are in turmoil as the closing of Trump Plaza nears.


Divers seek lost crab pots in Washington waters

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 01:01

In this photo taken June 12, 2014, biologist Paul Rudell logs a recovered crab pot in Port Townsend, Wash. Over 12,000 crab pots are lost in Washington state’s Puget Sound every year, costing an estimated $700,000 in lost in harvest revenue, and further, damaging the sea floor environment. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Over 12,000 crab pots are lost in Washington state's Puget Sound every year, costing an estimated $700,000 in lost harvest revenue, and more poignantly, damaging the sea floor environment. Using sonar to find the pots, divers and scientists venture into the waters to clean up and learn why pots are lost.


AccuWeather: Spotty Thunderstorms Today

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 01:01

 Spotty Thunderstorms TodaySpotty, drenching thunderstorms are possible at times this afternoon and very early this evening.


Driver hospitalized after crashing, fleeing in Overbrook, police say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 00:41

Driver hospitalized after crashing, fleeing in Overbrook, police sayPolice say a driver is hospitalized after fleeing the scene of a violent crash he caused in Overbrook.


Feds: Marathon suspect has not shown jury problems

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 00:40
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge Friday to reject a bid by Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to dismiss charges against him over concerns about an underrepresentation of African-Americans and people over 70 on federal juries in Massachusetts.

Woman crashes into police cruiser in Overbrook

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 00:37

Woman crashes into police cruiser in OverbrookPhiladelphia police are working to determine if distracted driving was to blame for a collision involving one of their cruisers in Overbrook.


Mother, son arrested in Delaware marijuana bust

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 00:24

Mother, son arrested in Delaware marijuana bustDelaware State Police say a mother and son are facing drug charges after a month long investigation in the illegal sale of marijuana from a home in Felton.


Some patients object to $190M Hopkins settlement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 00:21
BALTIMORE (AP) — A proposed settlement between Johns Hopkins hospital and 8,000 former patients of a gynecologist who secretly recorded exams is being challenged, with some women saying lawyers could get too much of the $190 million deal.

PHOTOS: Pat Croce's Villanova mansion up for auction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 00:13

 Pat Croce's Villanova mansion up for auctionThe Villanova home of former 76ers owner, author and entrepreneur is now up for auction.


Judge accused of hitting wife enters court program

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 00:09
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge from Alabama accused of hitting his wife in an Atlanta hotel room can have a misdemeanor charge against him dismissed if he completes a court program that includes domestic violence intervention.

Missing Montgomery County teen found safe

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 00:03

Missing Montgomery County teen found safePolice in Springfield, Montgomery County say the missing 16-year-old boy has been found safe.


Woman accused of dismembering son heads to trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:56
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman charged with killing and dismembering her son has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

Australia signs uranium export deal with India

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:52

Australia signs uranium export deal with IndiaNEW DELHI (AP) — Australia and India signed an agreement on Friday allowing the export of Australian uranium to New Delhi for use in power generation.


China-bound flight returns to Washington, D.C., after kidnap claim

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:32
A flight headed to Beijing was forced to turn back to Washington's Dulles International Airport after a mother on board was accused of kidnapping her son amid a custody dispute, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.Two hours after United Airlines Flight 897 took off on Thursday afternoon, while the flight was over Canada, the FBI alerted pilots to the attempted kidnapping and requested that flight be returned. The plane arrived back at Dulles around 5 p.m. local time.United in a statement confirmed that the plane returned to Dulles "at the request of law enforcement." The child, a young boy, arrived back at the airport with his mother, who was taken into custody, and grandmother, who was not detained.

Correction: Former Governor Trial story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:14

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnellFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have been convicted in a public corruption case that accused them of conspiring to use his office to promote a businessman's product in exchange for gifts.