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Man who claims boy choked on Pop Tart charged with murder

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:36
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who spent time in prison for child endangering has been charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old boy less than a year after his release, a prosecutor's spokesman said Tuesday.

Man shot in the back in Lawncrest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:36

Man shot in the back in LawncrestA 28-year-old man was shot in the back in Philadelphia's Lawncrest section late Monday night.


Documents: Woman told DC officer she was 'ready to die'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — Court documents indicate that a woman who was shot by a District of Columbia police officer had been using drugs and said she was "ready to die" before she was shot.

White House Staffer Allegedly Shoots at Capitol Police Officer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:25
A White House staffer has been placed on administrative leave following domestic violence charges.

Megyn Kelly 'Won't Apologize for Doing Good Journalism'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:25
The Fox debate moderator stands her ground in Trump dust-up.

More than 30 people arrested in Arkansas drug, gun case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:21
More than 30 people in northeast Arkansas have been arrested on firearms and drug charges in a major federal investigation, a U.S. Attorney's office said on Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas scheduled a news conference later in the day to discuss the unsealing of 40 federal indictments charging 70 defendants with drug and gun crimes in the case, it said in a statement.

Man pleads not guilty to backpack bomb plot on Florida beach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:19
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida Keys man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges of plotting to set off a backpack bomb on a beach to show solidarity with the Islamic State militant group.

Virginia ex-governor's conviction appeal denied by U.S. court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:52

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell is surrounded by members of the media after his sentencing hearing in RichmondA U.S. appeals court denied former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's appeal of his 2014 corruption conviction on Tuesday, setting the stage for an appeal to the Supreme Court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a brief opinion that no judge had voted for a rehearing of McDonnell's appeal of his 11 convictions. A three-judge panel of the court in July had upheld McDonnell's conviction for taking $177,000 in gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting one of his company’s dietary supplements.


Scientists say fetal tissue essential for medical research

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:43

In this Aug. 10, 2015, photo, Dr. Akhilesh Pandey, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, poses alongside a mass spectrometer in his laboratory in Baltimore. Pandey's research analyzes both adult and fetal tissue, and by identifying which proteins are present, he can get clues that could be used to help detect cancer in adults earlier. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BOSTON (AP) — The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss to cancer and AIDS.


Man hurt in hit-and-run outside Philadelphia police headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:42

Man killed in hit-and-run outside Philadelphia police headquartersA man is hospitalized after a hit-and-run incident right outside the Philadelphia Police Administration Building in Center City.


Man hurt in possible hit-and-run outside Philadelphia police headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:35

Man killed in hit-and-run outside Philadelphia police headquartersA man is hospitalized after a possible hit-and-run incident right outside the Philadelphia Police Administration Building in Center City.


Woman killed ID'd; child injured in Wilmington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:33

Woman killed ID'd; child injured in Wilmington shootingThe mother that was killed while her young child and a neighbor were injured during a shooting in Wilmington has been identified.


Man survives 80-foot fall at Southern California beach

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:02
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a man suffered major injuries after he fell 80 feet down a cliff at a Southern California beach.

Parents of boy with cockroach in breathing tube get prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 21:57
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman and her husband were sentenced to prison for endangering and neglecting five of her children, including a 4-year-old with cystic fibrosis who had a dead cockroach in his breathing tube.

Texas power demand breaks record again in heat wave

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 21:45
(Reuters) - The Texas power grid operator said electric demand hit another record high on Monday as consumers cranked up their air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave.

Cincinnati campus police cited more blacks in recent months

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 21:38

University of Cincinnati's current police chief Jason Goodrich, from left, new Director of Public Safety James Whalen, new Director of Police Community Relations S. Gregory Baker, new Vice President for Safety and Reform Robin Engel wait for a news conference to begin to introduce the new public safety team at the university in Cincinnati, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The new public safety director will help lead efforts to reform the university police department in the aftermath of an officer's fatal off-campus shooting of a motorist stopped over a missing front license plate. (Carrie Cochran/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati police chief has expressed alarm after a newspaper found a recent surge of citations against black motorists and pedestrians before an officer's fatal shooting of a black driver after a traffic stop.


Protesters, Police Face Off in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 21:19
Protests resumed overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, with at least 23 people arrested.

Police make arrest in shooting of couple found in car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 21:18
POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Police in the Atlanta area say they've made an arrest in the deaths of a young couple found shot in their car, but they're not releasing the suspect's name or other details.

Hong Kong police raid Uber office after arresting 5 drivers

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 21:05
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police searched Uber's office in the Asian financial center on Tuesday, in the latest legal headache for the fast-growing company that's meeting resistance from regulators and traditional taxi businesses worldwide.

Ex-Texas Governor Perry can't pay presidential campaign staff: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 20:56

Republican presidential candidates Jindal and Perry speak during a commercial break at a forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in ClevelandRepublican presidential candidate Rick Perry has stopped paying his campaign staffers, several media outlets reported, saying the former Texas governor's operations are running out of money. The Washington Post, citing campaign and Super PAC officials as well as other Republicans familiar with Perry's operations, said fundraising for two-time presidential candidate had dried up. Perry has struggled to gain traction in his second bid for the White House and had consistently been at the bottom of the pack of 17 Republicans seeking the party's nomination for the 2016 presidential election.