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Police make arrest after human remains found in duffel bag

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 11:27
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A duffel bag containing human remains was found outside a biotechnology building in Cambridge on Saturday morning, and one person was later arrested in connection with the grisly discovery, authorities said.

Reserve deputy thought he had stun gun when shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 11:25
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma reserve deputy who shot and killed a man during an undercover operation thought he had his stun gun when he opened fire.

Listeria fear spreads as Blue Bell closes Oklahoma ice cream plant

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 10:54
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. health officials have warned consumers against eating any products from a Blue Bell Creameries' Oklahoma ice cream plant, which has temporarily closed because of possible Listeriosis contamination. On Saturday the Texas grocery chain H-E-B, which is one of the largest retailers of Blue Bell ice cream, announced it was pulling all of the company's products from its shelves indefinitely in the wake of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warning. Earlier this month, Kansas health officials said three people died between January 2014 and January 2015 after being sickened by Listeriosis at a hospital where Blue Bell products were served. Blue Bell is voluntarily suspending operations at its plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, the company said in a statement.   "We will thoroughly inspect the facility for any possible problems that may have led to the contamination of some of our ice cream products over the past few weeks,” the company said.

Pennsauken house fire causes collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 10:48

Pennsauken house fire causes collapseFlames tore through a two-story home in Pennsauken, New Jersey causing parts of the house to collapse.


Top Mormons outline support for marriage for man-woman only

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 10:28

People attend the opening session of the Mormon church conference Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Salt Lake City. More than 100,000 people will file in and out of the church's conference center over five sessions Saturday and Sunday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders vowed to be a leading advocate for the belief that marriage is an institution exclusive to a man and a woman during the religion's biannual conference Saturday that also included two rare events.


Firefighters battle brush fire in Andorra

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 10:26

Firefighters battle brush fire in AndorraHigh winds gave firefighters trouble as they tried to control a brush fire in the Andorra section of Philadelphia.


California deputy police chief resigns amid drug charges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 10:16
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A deputy police chief in California has resigned amid federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, authorities said Friday.

Man fatally struck by Amtrak train in Sharon Hill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 09:11

Man fatally struck by Amtrak train in Sharon HillOfficials say a man was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Sharon Hill, Delaware County.


Mormons defend traditional marriage at annual conference

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 09:08
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Less than three weeks after Utah enacted the state's first nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender residents, the Mormon Church on Saturday extolled the eternal value of marriage between a man and a woman. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long held that marriage is a sacred union, in life and in the hereafter, and reiterated that belief in its 185th Annual General Convention in Salt Lake City. During Utah's 2015 legislative session, the LDS Church backed legislation that made it illegal for employers and landlords to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Gov. Gary Herbert, himself a Mormon, signed the bill.

Person fatally struck by Amtrak train in Sharon Hill

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 08:30

Man fatally struck by Amtrak train in Sharon HillOfficials say a person was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Sharon Hill, Delaware County.


Man critical in daytime shooting in Hunting Park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 08:27

Man critical in daytime shooting in Hunting ParkA daytime shooting in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia sent one person to the hospital in critical condition.


Principal says gay student can't wear tuxedo to prom

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:54
MONROE, La. (AP) — A gay student in Louisiana says she is going to skip her prom because the school principal won't let her wear a tuxedo.

Gay rights rally goes to Indianapolis NCAA Final Four site

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:15

Opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, march past the Indiana Statehouse en route to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 4, 2015 to push for a state law that specifically bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people calling for Indiana to add protections for gays and lesbians to the state's civil-rights laws marched through downtown Indianapolis Saturday, attracting the attention basketball fans attending the NCAA Final Four, some of whom offered the protesters cheers of support.


New York City teen dies after falling from building to escape police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:15
A 17-year-old boy died on Saturday from injuries he sustained falling six stories from a New York City building rooftop as he tried to escape police investigating a report of teenagers smoking marijuana, law enforcement said. Hakeem Kuta, of the Bronx, died Saturday morning after being in critical condition for nearly two days, police said. Kuta fell from a roof ledge as he and a 14-year-old friend attempted to escape police, who repeatedly told the teens to stop and "relax," a spokesman for the New York City Police Department said. In a statement, police said four uniformed officers responded to a complaint on Thursday evening about a group of teenagers smoking marijuana in the lobby of a Bronx apartment building, police said.

Man dies in hit-and-run crash in Northern Liberties

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:08

Man dies in hit-and-run crash in Northern LibertiesPolice are investigating a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.


Aunt of captured inmate charged with aiding in escape

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 06:41

FILE - In this photo taken Feb. 27, 2015, Kamron T. Taylor, sits in a Kankakee County courtroom in Kankakee, Ill., after being convicted of murder. Police in Chicago have arrested Taylor, a convicted murderer who escaped from an eastern Illinois jail and spent nearly three days on the run. Chicago police officers arrested Taylor late Friday, April 3, 2015, night after a foot chase. Taylor was found with a handgun. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Mike Voss)CHICAGO (AP) — An aunt of a convicted murderer who was captured in Chicago after a nearly three-day manhunt was charged Saturday with giving her nephew information that helped him escape from an eastern Illinois jail where she had once worked.


Slain Darby Borough Officer Mark Hudson laid to rest

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 06:39

Slain Darby Borough Officer Mark Hudson laid to restHundreds gathered to pay tribute to a Darby Borough police officer who was shot and killed inside his own home a week ago - allegedly at the hands of his girlfriend.


Reality TV burnishes image of the neighborhood pawn shop

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 06:38

NO HEADLINEBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - After centuries on the fringe of consumer finance, the neighborhood pawn shop is pushing its way toward the mainstream, thanks to the power of reality television and the long arm of government regulation. The History Channel's hit show "Pawn Stars," featuring a Las Vegas shop run by three generations of the quirky but endearing Harrison family, has helped transform the image of the pawn shop, portraying it as a fun place to do business and discover one-of-a-kind buys. At the same time, more consumers, even those with other loan options, are finding that the simplicity of the pawn shop has its appeal. "The big change in the industry has been the mainstreaming of the image," said Emmett Murphy, spokesman for the National Pawnbrokers Association.


University of South Carolina suspends student for racial slur

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 06:12
(Reuters) - The University of South Carolina has suspended a student for writing a racial slur on a study room whiteboard and will investigate the student for code of conduct violations, according to the school’s president. In a statement posted on Facebook on Friday, University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides said a student was suspended as an investigation begins into the incident. He did not release the student’s name or refer to the student as the person in the picture. “Today, the unfortunate and disappointing act of a student in a study room has challenged the Carolina community to reflect on our values and tell the world what we believe,” Pastides said.

Pennsauken house fire causes partial collapse

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

Pennsauken house fire causes collapseFlames tore through a two-story home in Pennsauken, New Jersey causing part of the house to collapse.