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UN chief disappointed at failure of pause in Yemen fighting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:06
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is disappointed that the humanitarian pause he called for in Yemen did not take hold but has not lost hope that a suspension in the fighting will take place.

One toke over the line: Race on to develop 'pot breathalyzer'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 01:54
Vancouver-based Cannabix Technologies Inc, founded by a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, expects to be first out of the gate with a "pot breathalyzer" - a handheld device similar to those used to detect alcohol.     Other hopefuls, such as Colorado-based Lifeloc Technologies Inc and a chemistry professor-PhD student duo at Washington State University, are still busy in the lab. "I think the first breathalyzer on the market will be a simple 'yes' or 'no' for the presence of THC at the time of the test, and in that sense it won't provide a quantitative evidential measure," said Barry Knott, the chief executive of Lifeloc, which already makes alcohol breathalyzers.

Trial date set for former Tulsa deputy charged in killing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 01:46

Robert Bates, left, leaves the Tulsa County Courthouse following his arraignment, with his attorney, Clark Brewster, right, in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, July 13, 2015. Bates pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter charges. He is charged in the April 2 killing of Eric Harris, who ran from Tulsa County deputies after a sting involving gun sales. A trial date of Feb. 8, 2016, was set. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former volunteer sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma who says he confused his handgun and stun gun when he shot and killed an unarmed, restrained man will face a jury trial in February, a judge ruled Monday.


Man, 25, shot and critically wounded in Point Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 01:31

Man, 25, shot and critically wounded in Point BreezeA 25-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia.


Wal-Mart takes on Amazon's 'Prime Day' with online sale

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 01:27

A shopper pushes a cart in front of a Wal-Mart store in Mexico CityThe world's largest retailer also cut the size of the minimum order eligible for free shipping to $35 from $50 for at least 30 days. The discount sale will offer rollback prices, or discounts, on more than 2,000 items including electronics, toys, baby and home products for three months, spokesman Bao Nguyen said. Wal-Mart's Nguyen said the company might explore extending the free shipping offer depending on the response to the sale.


Police: Infant left in playpen while parents went to store

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 01:22
BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) — Police say a couple faces charges after leaving their 8-month-old son in his playpen at an acquaintance's apartment while they walked to a convenience store.

Justice Dept.: Food companies risk prosecution for outbreaks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 01:17

FILE - In this April 10, 2015 file photo, Blue Bell ice cream rests on a grocery store shelf in Lawrence, Kansas. In the wake of a deadly listeria outbreak in ice cream, the Justice Department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civil penalties if they poison their customers. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Following a deadly listeria outbreak in ice cream, the Justice Department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civil penalties if they poison their customers.


Man, 25, shot and wounded in Point Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:59

Man, 25, shot and critically wounded in Point BreezeA 25-year-old man is hospitalized after a shooting in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia.


AccuWeather: Humidity Returns Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:52

 Humidity Returns TodayAccuWeather: Meteorologist Karen Rogers tracks an increased risk of showers and thunderstorms this week.


Massive manhunt after drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes through tunnel

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:45

Massive manhunt after drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes through tunnelMexico mounted an all-out manhunt Sunday for its most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who authorities said escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the shower area of his cell.


NHC says 100 percent chance of cyclone east-northeast of North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:42
(Reuters) - A low pressure system located about 450 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina has about a 100 percent chance of becoming a cyclone over the next couple of days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

Restaurant robbed in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:23

Restaurant robbed in Center City PhiladelphiaTwo robbers held up a restaurant in Center City Philadelphia.


Serious crash on Atlantic City Expressway in Washington Twp., N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:20

Serious crash on Atlantic City Expressway in Washington Twp., N.J.Police tell Action News a driver traveling eastbound jumped the median and crashed into an oncoming pickup truck in the westbound lanes.


Man raped teenage Delaware girl he met online, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:19

Man raped teenage Delaware girl he met online, police sayA Michigan man is behind bars in Delaware, charged with raping a 15-year-old girl he met on social media.


Clinton pledges to help working Americans, take Wall Street to task

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 23:10
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton laid out a broad vision for the U.S. economy on Monday that focused on measures to help working Americans and guard against Wall Street excesses with tougher financial regulation. In a speech in New York, Clinton criticized Republican governors like Wisconsin's Scott Walker, who is seeking his party's 2016 presidential nomination, as having stomped on workers rights and promised to promote measures aimed at raising wages and helping American families. She vowed to crack down on U.S. ...

Americans more upbeat on earnings, home prices: NY Fed survey

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 23:07

The sun shines down 36th Street between the landmark Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in New York City at sunsetAmericans expected higher earnings and home-price growth last month, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey that also found little change in inflation expectations. The New York Fed's survey of consumer expectations, released on Monday, found median earnings growth expectations rose to 2.5 percent in June from 2.3 percent in May, among the highest readings since the poll started in mid-2013. The survey, which taps about 1,200 respondents on a 12-month rotating basis, found one- and three-year-ahead inflation expectations each edged slightly higher to 3 percent.


Pope acknowledges US critics, and downplays US-Cuba role

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 22:07

Pope Francis leaves after paying a visit to the St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome, Monday, July 13, 2015. Pope Francis landed in Rome Monday after a week-long trip to South America, including Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is acknowledging criticism in the United States of his anti-capitalist stance and is calling for dialogue before his high-profile trip in September. He's also downplaying his role in the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement.


Obama touts importance of a secure retirement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 22:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a secure retirement is a critical component of what it means to be middle class in America.

Sage grouse flies into U.S. species protection crossfire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 21:58

U.S. Bureau of Land Management photo of sage grouseBy Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A wildlife protection fight over a quirky ground-dwelling bird highlights how two U.S. environmental groups have increasingly dominated the process of species protection, sparking a backlash from pro-business Republicans.     A Reuters review of hundreds of federal records over a 10-year period shows how the non-profit groups have had success by inundating Washington with petitions for new protected-species listings and lawsuits designed to compel regulators to respond. ...


Plane runs off Richmond airport taxiway; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 21:41
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Southwest Airlines says one of its planes veered off the taxiway after landing at Richmond International Airport in Virginia.