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1 of 4 people killed in Maine highway collision was pregnant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:49
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Police say one of the four people killed in a head-on collision on a highway in northern Maine was pregnant, and the fetus didn't survive, either.

White House declines to discuss Obama email account

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:47
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is declining to say whether President Barack Obama has a private email account like one used by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that has sparked a political furor.

Suspect in U.S. spy agency shooting linked to other incidents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:47

Hong Young, 35, of Beltsville, Maryland is pictured in this undated handout booking photo provided by Anne Arundel County Police DepartmentA Maryland man who admitted to five shooting incidents, including opening fire on the National Security Agency's headquarters, has been linked to two more area shootings, police said on Tuesday. The suspect, Hong Young, 35, of Beltsville, shot out the windows of two Laurel, Maryland, restaurants on March 2, Laurel police said in a statement. They include firing at the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, on March 3, striking a spy agency building. Young told officers that voices made him carry out the shootings, according to charging documents provided by Anne Arundel County police.  The four other shooting incidents in Washington's Maryland suburbs since Feb. 24 include a man grazed by a bullet and shots fired at a truck traveling on a highway, slightly wounding two people.


University of Oklahoma may expel students for racist video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:44
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The University of Oklahoma is looking to suspend or expel students who were found singing a song filled with racial epithets, its president said on Tuesday. On Monday, the university closed the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, which was linked to a video of students singing the song, ordered its members to move out of fraternity's house and labeled the actions of those involved "disgraceful." "If I’m allowed to, these students will face suspension or expulsion," University President David Boren told CNN. The 10-second video, which was posted online on Sunday, on was shot on a bus chartered for a date night by the fraternity. Sigma Alpha Epsilon members have been given until midnight on Tuesday to remove their belongings and vacate their house at the university.

NYC ban on keeping ferrets as pets stays, health board rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:40

In this file photo taken on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in New York, Candace Lucas poses for photos with her pet ferret Tink. The New York City Board of Health is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to lift a longstanding ban on keeping the animals as pets, which is legal across much of the country. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Ferrets won't get a legal foothold in New York City.


Spate of derailments deepens fear of oil train disaster

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:36

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, a train derailment that sent a tanker with crude oil into the Kanawha River near Mount Carbon, W.Va. Four trains hauling crude oil have derailed in the U.S. and Canada since mid-February, rupturing tank cars, spilling their contents, polluting waterways and igniting spectacular fires that burned for days. The derailments have deepened safety concerns that if an oil train accident were to occur in a populated area, the results could be disastrous. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Four trains hauling crude oil have derailed in the U.S. and Canada since mid-February, rupturing tank cars, spilling their contents, polluting waterways and igniting spectacular fires that burned for days.


Man who fatally stabbed K-9 gets up to 44 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:30
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man whose fatal stabbing of a K-9 prompted Pennsylvania lawmakers to stiffen the penalty for harming police animals has been sentenced to up to 44 years in prison.

Funeral arrangements announced for Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:29

Funeral arrangements announced for Philadelphia Police Officer Robert WilsonFuneral arrangements have been announced for slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III.


Philly DA Seth Williams charges 3 more Pa. lawmakers in lobbyist probe

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:26

Philly DA Seth Williams charges 3 more Pa. lawmakers in lobbyist probeThree more lawmakers from Philadelphia have been charged in an influence-peddling probe once dropped by the state's top prosecutor.


Stealthy destroyer's delivery to Navy delayed for more tests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:19
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Delays in installation, testing and activation of electrical systems will push back delivery of the largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy from this summer to November, officials said Tuesday.

Fundraising sites established for Oklahoma fraternity's cook

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:16
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two fundraising websites have been established for a black cook at the University of Oklahoma fraternity that was banned from campus and closed by its national leaders because of a racist chant captured on video.

APNewsBreak: Firefighting plan aims to protect West habitat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:01
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has released the initial plan for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species.

Bird flu confirmed at 2nd turkey farm in Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:41
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A bird flu deadly to poultry has been confirmed at a second turkey farm in Missouri, and state agriculture leaders are making efforts to stop the spread of the virus.

Hillary Clinton to hold press conference after U.N. speech: spokesman

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton will hold a press conference later on Tuesday following her speech at the United Nations, a spokesman for the potential 2016 presidential candidate and former U.S. secretary of state told reporters in an emailed statement. (Reporting by Amanda Becker)

Deadly bird flu strain confirmed in 2 Missouri facilities

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:23
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri agriculture officials have quarantined two commercial facilities after a strain of bird flu that's deadly to poultry but poses no immediate public health concern was detected.

Student stabbed repeatedly in NY high school; teen arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:22
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a student has been stabbed repeatedly inside a New York high school, and a teen suspect has been arrested at his home.

Judge rejects diocese's bid to set aside in vitro verdict

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:16
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A jury was correct in finding that a Roman Catholic diocese discriminated against a former teacher by firing her for undergoing fertilization treatment, a federal judge has ruled.

Boston minister charged with shooting facing more charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:14
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston minister who also worked at a city high school before he was charged with trying to a kill a 17-year-old student is now facing drug and gun charges.

Texting woman walks into path of train, survives, police say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:07
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old woman who was texting walked into the path of a freight train, was clipped and thrown into the air, but survived.

Man arrested in Las Vegas in deadly California shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:03
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in Las Vegas in connection with a deadly shooting at a Southern California gas station that came minutes after fatal gunshots rang out at a nearby nightclub.