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Rhode Island man arrested for 41st time

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:52
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who has already been arrested 40 times in two states faces a lengthy prison sentence after his 41st arrest.

Radnor man charged with possession of child pornography

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:41

Radnor Twp. man facing child pornography chargesAuthorities have arrested a Radnor Township man for allegedly possessing child pornography.


Ohio man indicted on U.S. charges of providing material support to Islamic State

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Ohio man has been indicted on charges of providing material support to the Islamic State militant group and firearms and narcotics violations, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

Could Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket miss out on medical pot?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:28

 “Perhaps we have to do something differently on the islands.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has a cannabis conundrum.


Owner says breast milk jewelry business isn't scam

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:25
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman who makes jewelry out of mothers' breast milk is hitting back at claims that her business is a scam.

Woman in son's circumcision fight pleads in custody case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:14
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was jailed in her fight against her son's circumcision can avoid additional jail time on a child-custody charge.

Pot-pioneering Colorado rejects marijuana as PTSD treatment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:09

U.S. Air Force combat photographer Steve Otero, center, of Loveland, Colo., guides his 3-year-old twins Dustin, left, and Sophie to the testimony table to voice support for the addition of post-traumatic disorder to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana during a hearing before the Colorado Board of Health Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Denver. If approved in a vote Wednesday, Colorado would become the 10th state to make PTSD a qualifying condition for medical pot. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Colorado is known for pushing boundaries on marijuana, but health officials' decision to reject pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder shows the issue is far from settled.


Road trip for Illinois woman ends in jailhouse death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:04

Road trip for Illinois woman ends in jailhouse deathNewly obtained video shows the arrest of a Chicago-area woman whose death at a Texas jail is being angrily questioned by her friends and relatives.


Police: Man punches woman several times, assaults officer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:01

 Man punches woman several times, assaults officerPhiladelphia police are searching for a man who punched a woman and then assaulted an officer in North Philadelphia.


Mom accused of letting toddler sip margarita avoids trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:53
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman accused of allowing her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and pouring some of it into the girl's sippy cup has avoided trial and possible deportation.

EBay sells Enterprise unit, tops profit expectations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:51
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — EBay sold its Enterprise business for $925 million and topped Wall Street expectations for its second-quarter earnings as the online retailer prepares to spin off PayPal.

Former NY investment exec gets prison for fraud scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:49
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York investment executive has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and $10 million in restitution for a scheme that caused the collapse of an Oklahoma insurance company.

AP WAS THERE: 60 years ago, Disneyland opens in California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:49

FILE - In this Sunday, July 17, 1955 file photo, children sprint across a drawbridge and into a castle that marks the entrance to Fantasyland at the opening of Walt Disney's Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Fantasyland had been closed until late in the day. (AP Photo)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 16, 1955, Associated Press reporter Bob Thomas wrote a story about the imminent opening of an elaborate theme park in California that was conceived by none other than Walt Disney. The park opened the next day.


Jurors mull fate of Colorado movie gunman for second day

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:43

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialJurors deliberated for a second day on Thursday in the capital trial of Colorado movie rampage gunman James Holmes, weighing whether he was sane when he killed 12 people and wounded 70 as they watched a midnight premiere of a Batman film. Holmes' court-appointed attorneys say he suffers schizophrenia, that since high school he has heard voices ordering him to kill, and that he was not in control of his actions. The jury of nine women and three men submitted several written questions to Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour during their first day of deliberations on Wednesday, including asking for a white board and an index to the thousands of pieces of evidence brought up at trial.


Hubbard Broadcasting giving Newseum $5M to support programs

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — The family-owned Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. is giving the Newseum $5 million to support the Washington museum's programs about the five freedoms of the First Amendment.

FAA probes 11 laser hits on planes flying near Newark airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:52
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the shining of lasers into the cockpits of 11 commercial planes flying over New Jersey on Wednesday night, a spokesman said on Thursday. The small beam of light from a hand-held laser on the ground can travel for more than a mile and illuminate a cockpit, temporarily blinding the pilots inside. Pointing a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime.

'I just like pigs': Cops say nude man found drinking in barn

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:47

 Cops say nude man found drinking in barnPolice have charged a man with trespassing, public drunkenness and indecent exposure after he was caught on a neighbor's Pennsylvania farm in the nude, drinking beer among pigs.


U.S. fracking linked to higher hospitalization rates: researchers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:41
People who live in areas near hydraulic fracturing are more likely to be hospitalized for heart conditions, neurological illnesses and cancer, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. Fracking is an oil and gas extraction technique using a mixture of water, chemicals and sand to break apart underground rock formations. It has triggered a surge in U.S. energy production in recent years, along with a debate over whether the process causes air and water pollution.

Dad jailed on charges he smashed infant's head into wall

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:38
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he fractured his 7-week-old son's skull by smashing the baby's head into a wall.

Lasers pointed at planes upon approach to Newark International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 21:34

Lasers pointed at planes flying over New JerseyThe Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after 11 commercial flights reported they were illuminated by lasers while flying over New Jersey.