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Mom who fled to prevent son's circumcision ordered to court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 21:37
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman who fled with her son while fighting to prevent his circumcision has been ordered to appear in court with the 4-year-old in Florida.

Kleiner ex-partner Pao testifies in Silicon Valley bias case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 21:34

Ellen Pao walks to San Francisco Superior Court in San FranciscoBy Dan Levine and Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers accusing the venture-capital firm of gender discrimination testified on Monday that she urged firm leaders to improve human relations policies after learning that three administrative assistants had allegedly complained about harassment. Ellen Pao said those rumors led her to tell senior partners in 2007 about a brief affair she had with a colleague, who then began keeping her out of important meetings after she broke off their personal relationship. Pao said she told Kleiner leaders, including senior partners Ray Lane and John Doerr, that the firm's HR policies were too "loosey-goosey." However, those policies were not improved after her complaints, she said. Pao's lawsuit against the firm that backed Google, Amazon and dozens more iconic technology companies helped spark a broad and ongoing discussion about gender in Silicon Valley.


Baby found dangling in overturned car in river shocks police

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 21:34

In this March 7, 2015 photo, officials respond to a report of car in the Spanish Fork River near the Main Street and the Arrowhead Trail Road junction in Spanish Fork, Utah. An 18-month-old girl survived a car crash in a frigid Utah river after being strapped in a car seat upside-down for some 14 hours before being found by a fisherman, but her 25-year-old mother, Lynn Groesbeck, of Springville, was found dead in the car, police said Sunday. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Sammy Jo Hester)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police told by a fisherman about an overturned car in an icy Utah river were stunned to discover an 18-month-old girl dangling in a car seat inside, unconscious but alive.


Order bars man from smoking inside his DC home

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 21:21
WASHINGTON (AP) — A temporary order by a Superior Court judge is keeping a man from smoking inside his home in the District of Columbia.

Report: Specialty drugs drive prescription spending jump

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 21:18

 Lipitor, TriCor, Plavix, Singulair, Lexapro and Avapro are displayed at Medco Health Solutions Inc., in Willingboro, N.J. Express Scripts Holding Co. said Tuesday, March 10, 2015, that prescription drugs spending rose 13 percent last year, the largest annual increase since 2003. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)Prescription drugs spending jumped 13 percent last year, the biggest annual increase since 2003, according to the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager.


Cape Cod couple whose son fell from vehicle plead guilty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 20:57
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple whose 5-year-old son fell out of their SUV as they fled after stealing a television have pleaded guilty to related charges.

City finds flaws in response to fire that killed firefighter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 20:26
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fire department investigation is finding flaws in the response to a December house fire that killed a Philadelphia firefighter.

Iraqi man seeing snow for 1st time is fatally shot in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 20:15
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are investigating the killing of an Iraqi man who was shot to death as he took photos of his first ever snowstorm.

UN diplomats put hold on Libya's request for jets, tanks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 20:08
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Diplomats say eight member countries of the U.N. Security Council have put a hold on Libya's request for dozens of fighter jets, tanks and other weapons the country says it urgently seeks to defend itself against the rising threat of the Islamic State.

Amtrak train headed to Philadelphia hits tractor-trailer, derails in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 19:35

Amtrak train headed to Philadelphia hits tractor-trailer, derails in North CarolinaAn Amtrak train slammed into a tractor-trailer that got stuck on the tracks while trying to make a difficult left-hand turn Monday. One of the train's cars toppled and the conductor and at least 54 others were injured.


Jury awards $491M in damages in prearranged funerals case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 19:13
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis federal jury has awarded $491 million in damages in a 6-year-old lawsuit linked to the collapse years ago of a company that sold prepaid funerals but that federal investigators described as nothing more than an elaborate Ponzi scheme.

Philly DA to announce charges against state lawmakers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 19:04

Philly DA to announce charges against state lawmakersAction News has confirmed that those facing charges are: State Representative Louise Bishop, State Representative Michelle Brownlee and former State Representative Harold James.


Atlanta-area police shoot dead unarmed, naked African-American man

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 18:38
(Reuters) - A white, Atlanta-area police officer shot dead a naked and unarmed African-American man acting erratically in his apartment complex and who was possibly suffering from a mental illness, the county police chief said. A Dekalb County police officer responded to a caller who said a man was "acting deranged, knocking on doors, and crawling around on the ground naked," on Monday around 1 p.m. local time, county police chief Cedric Alexander told reporters. The officer encountered the man, who was not wearing any clothes, in the parking lot, Alexander said at a conference published online by local broadcaster Fox5. Alexander said the man ran at the officer, who backed up and ordered the person to stop before shooting him twice.

Local passengers aboard derailed Amtrak train tell their story

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 18:27

Truck hit by Amtrak train in North Carolina was trying to turn, police saySeveral local passengers who were aboard the Amtrak train that derailed Monday in North Carolina after slamming into a tractor-trailer finally arrived at Philadelphia's 30th Street early Tuesday morning.


Police: Officer fatally shoots naked man in Atlanta suburb

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:48

 Officer fatally shoots naked man in Atlanta suburbAuthorities say a police officer fatally shot a naked man on Monday afternoon outside a suburban Atlanta apartment complex who doesn't appear to have been armed.


American held in Thailand linked to Detroit housing telemarketing scam

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:24
Thai police have arrested an American suspected of being part of a group charged with operating a fraudulent Detroit housing telemarketing scheme that caused losses of over $20 million to nearly 300 people, a senior officer said on Tuesday. New York resident Joseph Simon Arsenault was arrested in Bangkok on Monday after police acted on a request from the U.S. embassy in Bangkok, said Police Major General Warawut Thaweechaiyagarn, investigative commander of Thailand's Immigration Bureau. Arsenault was one of 16 people charged in 2014 with a range of offences including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit. "We are waiting to send him back to the United States which should happen in the very near future." Arsenault was not available for comment.

Trash in basement ignites blaze inside Frankford house

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:05

Trash in basement ignites blaze inside Frankford houseOfficials say trash found in a basement caused a house fire in Philadelphia's Frankford section early Tuesday morning.


Blaze damages house in Mantua

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:01

Blaze damages house in MantuaA fire damaged a house in the Mantua section of Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.


Nurse who balked at Ebola quarantine is leaving Maine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 13:56
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The nurse who refused to be quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is leaving Maine.

Ferrets' fateful day: NYC officials to vote on lifting ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 13:38

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) — After years of slinking around, ferrets and their fans may get to go aboveground in the nation's biggest city.