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After 2 nights of tension, a peaceful protest in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:35
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police outnumbered protesters in Ferguson overnight, signaling the demonstrations around the anniversary of Michael Brown's death could be starting to fade.

AG Kathleen Kane: 'I am innocent of wrongdoing'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:33

 Charges tied to porn emailsPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane made her first public comments about the criminal charges she's facing, saying "I am innocent of wrongdoing."

USDA: Expected corn yield lower than 2014, still 3rd best

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:29
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are expected to produce 13.7 billion bushels of corn this year, down 4 percent from last year's record.

Gunfire sends residents running for cover in Point Breeze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:28

2 men hit, pregnant woman spared in Point Breeze shootingResidents in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia ran for cover as gunfire rang out late Tuesday night.

Bullets leave 3 injured, 2 critically, in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:27

2 men hit, pregnant woman spared in Point Breeze shootingPolice say two men were critically wounded and a young woman injured after gunfire erupted in Philadelphia's Germantown section.

2 men hit, pregnant woman spared in Point Breeze shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:27

2 men hit, pregnant woman spared in Point Breeze shootingTwo men were wounded and two women, including one who is pregnant, narrowly escaped injury in a shooting in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia.

The Latest on Ferguson: Father expects Harris to survive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:24

Traffic moves freely as smaller group of protesters gather along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. The St. Louis suburb has seen demonstrations for days marking the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, whose shooting death by a Ferguson police officer sparked a national "Black Lives Matter" movement. Tuesday was the fifth consecutive night a crowd gathered on West Florissant. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest in the events surrounding the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (all times local):

Group behind anti-abortion videos is something of a mystery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:18

In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, photo, traffic passes in front of a Postal Annex store in Sacramento, Calif., that is listed as one of two addresses associated with a nonprofit organization known as the Center for Medical Progress. Despite its name, the group employs no scientists or physicians engaged in advancing medical progress. The group recently drew national attention for covertly shot videos of officials from Planned Parenthood discussing the use of aborted fetuses for research. An abortion provider group is suing CMP over its clandestine tactics and the California attorney general's office accuses it of falling behind on its fees and paperwork and has opened an investigation into its activities. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It calls itself the Center for Medical Progress, and its name has been all over the news in the past few weeks after it began releasing hidden-camera videos that set off an uproar over the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.

Officials extend Ferguson, Missouri, state of emergency 24 hours

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:06
(Reuters) - The St. Louis County state of emergency for Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding areas will remain in effect for at least 24 more hours, county officials said on Wednesday.

Victim ID'd in Center City hit-and-run, bus driver questioned

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:06

Victim ID'd in Center City hit-and-run, bus driver questionedPolice have identified the victim who was killed in a hit-and run possibly involving a tour bus outside the Philadelphia Police Administration Building in Center City.

Exclusive: Atlantic City recovery costs reach $1.7 million and growing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 01:02

The illuminated Trump Taj Mahal Casino is seen from an empty rooftop parking lot at dusk in Atlantic City, New JerseyNew Jersey is spending at least $1.7 million, more than twice as much as previously known, on professionals mainly from the audit firm Ernst & Young LLP (EY) to turn around distressed gambling hub Atlantic City. The city's tax base shrank by two-thirds in five years because of casino competition from neighboring states, prompting Governor Chris Christie, now a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, to appoint emergency manager Kevin Lavin in January. Under Lavin, EY [ERNY.UL] billed $1.25 million for its second phase of work, currently underway, to develop a long-term recovery strategy, according to documents obtained through a public records request.

AccuWeather: Humidity Dropping Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:48

 Humidity Dropping TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Thursday and Friday also look great. Humidity ticks-up over the weekend.

Feds: Man retaliated against FBI agent via Craigslist sex ad

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:47
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been charged with stalking and harassing an FBI agent who had investigated him by posting a fake Craigslist sex ad that included the agent's phone number and address.

Wisconsin's Walker signs NBA arena spending plan for Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:39

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Walker speaks to attendees at the RedState Gathering in AtlantaWisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bipartisan financing plan passed by state lawmakers calling for taxpayers to contribute $250 million toward building a new downtown arena for the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks. The financing plan will pay for half of the cost of the new arena and is a key step in keeping the Bucks in the city where they have played for 47 years. "We see this as a great deal," Walker, a candidate for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential nomination, said at a signing ceremony at the State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin.

Few drug tests ordered for welfare users in Maine so far

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:37
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage hailed drug screenings for certain welfare recipients as a way to protect taxpayer dollars. But since the program was launched a few months ago, only a handful of recipients have been ordered to take tests and most people who have lost their assistance have done so because they failed to show up, the administration said.

Man pleads guilty to collecting Social Security for dead mom

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:29
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to collecting over $250,000 in Social Security benefits intended for his mother for more than 16 years after she died.

Car slams into utility pole in Hockessin

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:13

Car slams into utility pole in HockessinA driver was taken to the hospital after her car slammed into a utility pole in Hockessin, Delaware.

Man charged with killing Memphis officer says he is indigent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:10

FILE- This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. The ex-con accused of killing Memphis, Tenn., Police Officer Sean Bolton, turned himself into federal authorities Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, after a two-day manhunt and will appear in county court Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. (Memphis Police Department via AP, FIle)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a Memphis police officer during a struggle told a judge Wednesday that he is indigent and he was appointed a public defender.

Flowers by Zoe recalls hoodies, jackets over strangulation risk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 00:00
Flowers by Zoe is recalling girls' hooded sweatshirts and jackets because the drawstrings can catch on objects and pose a strangulation risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. The recall by the Melville, New York, company covers about 122 girls' zippered striped hoodies, or hooded sweatshirts, and tie-dye jackets, the commission said in a statement. The Indonesian-made hoodies and jackets were sold at children's specialty retailers, such as Kids Only in Los Angeles and Kids Biz in Dallas, the commission said.

Defense wants access to clothing in ex-officer murder case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:58
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An attorney for a former South Carolina policeman charged in a motorist's slaying wants prosecutors to produce the clothing worn by both the officer and victim and allow the defense team to inspect those items in the Charleston area.