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Mom accused of throwing baby into Allentown river ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:35

Mom accused of throwing baby into Allentown river ID'dPolice have identified the mother accused of throwing her baby into the Lehigh River in Allentown, then jumping in herself.


Florida couple convicted of having sex on beach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:33
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple accused of having sex on a public beach in front of families has been found guilty by a jury.

Guard sues FedEx after shooting at metro Atlanta facility

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:24
ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard who was shot during a rampage at a FedEx facility just outside Atlanta is suing the company.

Seattle police: No charges for man stuck in basketball hoop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:17
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say they aren't pursuing charges against a shirtless man with a hammer who managed to get himself stuck in a basketball hoop.

Northeast Extension reopened after fatal truck crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:00

Northeast Extension reopened after fatal truck crashThe northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension have reopened following crash that left one person dead Monday afternoon.


Family: Delaware teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:00

 Delaware teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoningTwo Delaware teenagers are still in critical condition more than six weeks after they were sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying, their family said Monday.


EXCLUSIVE: 2-year-old child rescued from Frankford roof

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:59

 2-year-old child rescued from Frankford roofA 2-year-old child is now safe after being rescued from a roof in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


Shell's Arctic return faces hurdle at Seattle port

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:54

Shell's company logo is pictured at a gas station in ZurichRoyal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat who has fought against new projects by coal and oil companies, applauded the requirement by the city's planning department. "This is an opportunity for the port and all of us to make a bold statement about how oil companies contribute to climate change, oil spills and other environmental disasters – and reject this short-term lease," Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray said on his website.


Baltimore police say man's gun discharged during arrest, no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:48

Baltimore police officers load a man into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting incident at the corner of West North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in West BaltimoreBaltimore police denied a media report on Monday they had shot a black man while trying to take him into custody, saying the man's firearm went off accidentally while officers were arresting him and that no one was injured. The incident, which followed weeks of protests over the death last month of a 25-year-old black man in police custody, drew a crowd of about 100 protesters to a corner that was the site of a riot a week ago. A senior Baltimore police officer on the scene told reporters that the man had been put into an ambulance as a precautionary measure. "Nowhere on his body does he have a gunshot wound." Fox News, which had reported that the man had been shot while he was fleeing authorities, apologized for what it said was an inaccurate report.


Police: Man helps woman escape from group home, assaults her

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:39
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man has been accused of helping a woman escape from a group home in Massachusetts and then sexually assaulting her at his summer home in Maine.

1 dead after 2 trucks collide on the NE Extension

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:31

Northeast Extension reopened after fatal truck crashOne person is dead after two trucks collided in the northbound lanes of the Northeast Extension just before the Lehigh Valley exit.


Wall Street Journal's Gigot to head Pulitzer Prize Board

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:29
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Gigot of The Wall Street Journal has been elected chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Feds expand efforts to fight wildfires by reshaping forests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:29

In this April 28, 2015 photo, a machine stacks logs in the Coconino National Forest just outside Flagstaff, Ariz. The work is part of an effort to restore a 2.4 million-acre forested area in northern Arizona. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The towering ponderosa pine trees are cut down and bundled in quick succession as heavy equipment winds its way through a national forest as part of the largest federal effort to reshape the forests to prevent wildfires. The felled trees then are shredded of their limbs and eventually will be taken from the forest in northern Arizona to Phoenix, where they'll be turned into pallets.


Washington fruit distributors expand to meet demand

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:23
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's fruit industry is expanding as worldwide demand increases and new technologies help yield more crops.

Cartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoric

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:12

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2012 file photo, Pamela Geller, head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, speaks at a conference in New York. The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence in Texas on Sunday, May 3, 2015, was organized by Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files." (AP Photo/David Karp, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files."


Georgia sheriff investigated after critically wounding woman in shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:10
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia sheriff is under investigation after he critically injured a woman in a shooting that he described as an accident, police in an Atlanta suburb said on Monday. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill shot Gwenevere McCord, 43, in the abdomen at a model show home in a subdivision in Gwinnett County on Sunday, according to police. Investigators have not been able to speak with her yet, said Gwinnett police spokesman Deon Washington. Hill, 50, first served as sheriff in Clayton County from 2005 to 2008.

Family urges charges for Cleveland officer who fatally shot boy

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:07
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally shot last year by a Cleveland police officer as he held a replica handgun in a park criticized what they called delays in an investigation and on Monday renewed calls for officers to be charged in his death. Tamir Rice was playing with a replica handgun that mainly shoots plastic pellets when he was shot by the officer less than two seconds after a squad car arrived at a park outside a recreation center in November. Rice died the next day. "How long do I have to wait for justice?" Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, told a news conference outside the building that houses the county prosecutor's office.

Boys, 10 and 13, face arson charges after Del. fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:05

Boys, 10 and 13, face arson charges after Del. fireThe Delaware State Fire Marshal's office has arrested two minors in connection with a trailer fire in Newark, New Castle County.


Suspect sought in Delaware purse snatching

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:00

Suspect sought in Delaware purse snatchingNew Castle County Police is looking for the man who stole a purse from a parked car in Newark.