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Day 18 of marathon deliberations in New York missing boy murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 22:12

Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The murder trial of a former deli worker who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz resumed on Friday with the 18th day of jury deliberations. The panel at state Supreme Court in Manhattan has been struggling to reach consensus on the kidnapping and murder charges against Pedro Hernandez. Since deliberations began on April 15, the panel has deadlocked twice but was directed by Judge Maxwell Wiley to keep trying. Patz's disappearance more than three decades ago brought national attention to the issue of abducted children and changed the way the United States responds to reports of missing kids.


FDA questions benefit of cystic fibrosis drug from Vertex

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators said Friday that an experimental combination drug for cystic fibrosis developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals helped improve breathing in patients with the deadly inherited disease.

Man admits stealing car, fleeing with owner clinging to roof

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:52
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to stealing a car from a grocery store, then driving away as the owner leaped onto the roof in a frantic effort to stop him.

Four injured in freight train derailment in North Texas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:26
Four people were injured when a BNSF freight train derailed in northern Texas on Friday, with high winds and flooding likely causing it to go off the tracks, a company spokesman said. The train was carrying a non-hazardous mix of freight and 17 cars derailed, according to company spokesman Joe Faust.

US employers add solid 223K jobs; rate 5.4 pct., 7-year low

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:14

In this April 22, 2015 photo, a sign at a recruiting station for Leslie's Pool supplies boasts that it is a great place to work during a National Career Fairs job fair, in Chicago. The Labor Department releases employment data for April on Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggests that the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the start of the year.


Synthetic pot leads to nationwide spike in hospitalizations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:11

FILE - This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo, shows a package of K2 which contains herbs and spices sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, more than 1,500 people in several states became ill in April 2015 from smoking synthetic marijuana sold under several brand names, including K2, Spice, Crazy Clown and Scooby Snax. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation.


Synthetic pot leads to nationwide spike in hospitalizations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:11

FILE - This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo, shows a package of K2 which contains herbs and spices sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, more than 1,500 people in several states became ill in April 2015 from smoking synthetic marijuana sold under several brand names, including K2, Spice, Crazy Clown and Scooby Snax. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation.


APNewsBreak: 'Animal House' frat loses appeal, recognition

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 21:10
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" to remain recognized on campus.

New Orleans police: Alligator causes fatal crash on I-10

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:57
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say an alligator crossing Interstate 10 caused a fatal two-vehicle crash.

New Orleans police: Alligator causes fatal crash on I-10

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:57
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say an alligator crossing Interstate 10 caused a fatal two-vehicle crash.

Florida doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez due back in court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:53
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is due back in court.

Charter bus breakdown leaves Delco students stranded on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:25

Charter bus breakdown leaves Delco students stranded on I-95Dozens of middle school students from Delaware County are home safe and sound after more spending many hours than expected returning from a field trip.


Handcuffed teen prisoner, who escaped custody, surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:09

Handcuffed teen prisoner, who escaped custody, surrendersA teen who escaped custody while still wearing his handcuffs in Southwest Philadelphia surrendered early Friday morning.


Man dies in burning home in Bear, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:08

Man dies in burning home in Bear, DelawareA 61-year-old man died in a house blaze in Bear, Delaware late Thursday night.


2 injured in fast-moving house fire in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:05

2 injured in fast-moving house fire in North PhiladelphiaTwo people were injured in a fast-moving blaze in North Philadelphia early Friday morning.


Troopers handcuff unruly 5-year-old in northern NY school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 20:01
PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. (AP) — State police are defending the actions of two troopers who handcuffed and shackled the legs of an unruly 5-year-old special-needs student at a primary school in northern New York.

Flight makes emergency landing after cabin fills with smoke

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:51
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to New York had to make an emergency landing after smoke filled the cabin.

FBI Chief: 'Thousands' of Online ISIS Followers Inside US

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:18
James Comey sounded the alarm today.

Coyote sighted near LaGuardia Airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say another coyote has been spotted in New York City, this time near LaGuardia Airport.

Hillary Clinton woos technorati, draws comparison to Eleanor Roosevelt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 18:34

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Rancho High School in Las VegasBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton makes the final stop on Friday on a California fundraising tour where she has courted technology titans for her 2016 campaign and where one of her admirers tried comparing her to fellow former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, is gladhanding her way through the Bay Area’s establishment and the newer technology class that could serve as an important source of money, votes and credibility among the broader electorate. On Friday, she will attend a fundraiser at the Silicon Valley home of eBay chief executive John Donahoe and his wife Eileen, director of global affairs for the advocacy group Human Rights Watch. "Silicon Valley provides a literal and metaphorical wealth of support for candidates.