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Cellphone industry sues Berkeley over warning-label law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:34
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new Berkeley city ordinance that requires cellphone sellers to warn customers about radiation from the devices violates free speech rights, an industry trade group says in a new lawsuit.

Wrestling legend "The American Dream," a.k.a. Dusty Rhodes, passes away at 69

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:31

Wrestling legend "The American Dream," a.k.a. Dusty Rhodes, passes away at 69The WWE Hall of Famer was a three-time NWA Champion and one of the most captivating and charismatic figures in wrestling history.

2nd salon worker charged in silicone injection death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:27
DALLAS (AP) — A second salon worker has been charged with murder after a Dallas woman died from illegal silicone injections to expand her buttocks.

Ranchers mourn wildlife employees killed in plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:26
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The single-engine plane came in low as the seasoned pilot maneuvered to give his gunner a clear shot at a coyote on the ground below. They were on a mission to hunt down predators that had been killing livestock in northeastern New Mexico.

Uzbek citizen charged in New York over Islamic State plot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:22
An Uzbek citizen has become the fifth person indicted along with four previously charged men from Brooklyn, New York, in an alleged plot to provide support to Islamic State militants, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. Akmal Zakirov, 29, was charged with two counts of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group and attempting to provide such support. The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned later on Thursday in U.S. federal court in Brooklyn.

14 alleged gang members indicted on racketeering charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:22
BALTIMORE (AP) — Local and federal authorities announced indictments against 14 men they say are members of a notoriously vicious gang known for violence, drug trafficking and witness intimidation both on Baltimore's streets and in its jails.

Defamation lawsuit leads to tense confrontation in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:09
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The lawyer for an orphanage founder accused of sexually abusing boys in Haiti got into a heated confrontation with a man who advocates for child victims, shouting "Shut up!" as the sides met in Maine for a deposition in a defamation lawsuit.

Exotic birds stolen from Lehigh Valley pet shop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:08

Exotic birds stolen from Lehigh Valley pet shopA Lehigh Valley pet store is searching for more than a dozen exotic birds that were swiped from the shop.

German retailer ALDI plans Southern California expansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 02:01
LOS ANGELES (AP) — German-owned discount grocery chain ALDI plans to continue its U.S. expansion with 45 new stores in Southern California over the next year.

Manhunt for two New York prison escapees focuses on nearby woods

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:53

Joyce MitchellHundreds of law enforcement agents hunting for two upstate New York prison escapees focused their search on Thursday on a heavily wooded area just a few miles from the maximum security facility where they broke out last week, police said. Convicted murderers Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, escaped from the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York through underground pipes and a manhole. More than 500 law enforcement officers, along with canine and aviation units, were involved in the manhunt, along with the FBI and other agencies, New York State Police said.

Delaware governor's driver probed over run-in with bicyclist

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:50
A Delaware state trooper working as a driver for Governor Jack Markell is under investigation after a video showed him blocking a bike lane in Washington and pointing to his gun while arguing with a bicyclist, authorities said on Thursday. The incident occurred on Tuesday when the trooper, assigned to Markell's security detail, idled his vehicle in a bike lane in downtown Washington while waiting for the governor to leave an event, Delaware State Police spokesman Sergeant Richard Bratz said.

2 inmates lose appeal challenging Kentucky clemency system

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:49
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two death row inmates in Kentucky have lost their appeal challenging the clemency powers given to the governor.

Opening statements set in federal cyberstalking trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:38
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jurors are set to hear opening statements in the federal cyberstalking trial of relatives of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse.

Lancaster County mother, daughter found dead in stabbing; other daughter hurt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:37

Lancaster County mother, daughter found dead in stabbing; other daughter hurtPolice say a south-central Pennsylvania woman and her 16-year-old daughter are dead of stab wounds, and the woman's 15-year-old daughter is being treated for serious stab wounds.

Transgender student sues school, citing restroom policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:32
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A transgender teenager said in a lawsuit Thursday that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school.

Delta deal raises pilot wages above competitors, trims profit-sharing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:22
It also underscores an industry shift away from flying smaller, less-efficient jets than those Delta has agreed to purchase. The Delta Master Executive Council (MEC), part of the Air Line Pilots Association, approved the deal Wednesday. Ratification would mark a victory for Delta as other airlines have taken years to reach union deals.

Deaths from synthetic marijuana use rising sharply in U.S.: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:17
With catchy "brand" names such as Spice, Sexy Monkey, Black Mamba, K2, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Twilight and hundreds of others, synthetic marijuana is not the same as naturally grown cannabis. Although the dangers are widely publicized, synthetic marijuana is gaining in popularity, particularly among teenagers and young adults, the CDC said. The Obama Administration's "Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act" signed in 2012 specifically prohibits the sale or possession of some of these synthetic cannabinoids, but makers are adept at tweaking chemical compositions to circumvent laws.

Boston police seek pair who allegedly shot, killed teen on bicycle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:16
Boston police were searching on Thursday for two men who they say shot and killed a 16-year-old boy while he rode his bicycle through the city's Dorchester neighborhood, the second shooting of a child on a bicycle in recent weeks. "We're combing the area looking for witnesses and looking for the public's cooperation," Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters. Police are investigating whether the shooting was gang-related, according to Rachel McGuire, a Boston police spokeswoman.

9 shot at housing complex; 1 woman struck while in shower

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:12
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An early morning shooting at a Bridgeport housing complex Thursday left one man dead and eight others wounded, including a woman who was struck by a stray bullet while inside her apartment taking a shower.

Pentagon watchdog reassigns audit chief after Reuters report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:08

Handout photograph shows U.S. Defense Department Inspector General Rymer touring deconstruction site on Kandahar Airfield, AfghanistanBy Scot J. Paltrow NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department Inspector General is reassigning one of his top deputies just weeks after Reuters reported that the deputy had forced staff to sign off on a disputed audit of the Marine Corps. In a Wednesday email to staff, Inspector General Jon Rymer said Daniel Blair, deputy inspector general for audits, would be reassigned to the lower-ranking position of deputy chief of staff. Blair for five years has been in charge of all audits by the Pentagon's Office of the Inspector General, an independent watchdog agency that monitors Defense Department operations and programs.