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Investigation: Pet owners blame popular treats for dog deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:41

 Pet owners blame popular treats for dog deathsA popular pet treat is being blamed for deaths of more than 1,000 dogs but an Action News Investigation has found that some of these treats were on still on the shelves in spite of an FDA warning about possible dangers.


Police: Boy, 12, stabbed trying to protect sister during fight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:23

 Boy, 12, stabbed trying to protect sister during fightAuthorities say a 12-year-old boy was stabbed in a fight at a playground in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


Surveillance video shows SEPTA bus accident on train tracks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:17

Surveillance video shows SEPTA bus accident on train tracksSurveillance video was released from a crash that sent a SEPTA bus onto train tracks in South Philadelphia.


Burlington County wildfire 50 percent contained

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:13

Burlington County wildfire 50 percent containedOfficials say a wildfire that has burned more than 700 acres in Wharton State Forest in Shamong Township has been 50 percent contained.


Maryland's senators support federal probe in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:55

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake holds a news conference on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Baltimore. The mayor called on U.S. government investigators to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing. Rawlings-Blake's request came a day after new Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the city and pledged to improve the police department. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUTBALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski said Thursday that she and other members of Maryland's congressional delegation support Baltimore's mayor in asking for a broad federal investigation of whether city police engage in discriminatory patterns or practices — a request sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody last month.


4 injured in multi-vehicle crash in East Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:49

4 injured in multi-vehicle crash in East Oak LaneFour people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Philadelphia's East Oak Lane section.


North Texas records 4.0 magnitude earthquake, no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:24
PECOS, Texas (AP) — A remote area of North Texas has experienced an earthquake that was unusually strong for the region.

Los Angeles Times publisher to buy San Diego newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:13

FILE - This Sept. 23, 2014, file photo shows the building housing the U-T San Diego newspaper, formerly known as the San Diego Union-Tribune, in San Diego. Tribune Publishing, which also publishes the Los Angeles Times in Southern California as well as other properties nationwide, has agreed to buy San Diego's dominant newspaper for $85 million, U-T San Diego reported Thursday, May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The publisher of the Los Angeles Times is buying U-T San Diego for $85 million, strengthening its presence in Southern California and putting the top newspapers in the state's two largest cities under common ownership.


Obama's Nike stop puts focus on outsourcing, labor standards

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:10

President Barack Obama smiles as he greets people in Portland, Ore., Thursday, May 7, 2015. On Friday, the president will visit Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., to make his trade policy pitch as he struggles to win over Democrats for what could be the last major legislative push of his presidency. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — No doubt President Barack Obama is fond of Nike. Golf outings often find him decked out from head to toe in apparel featuring the emblematic company swoosh. Now the president is putting the company logo on his trade agenda.


Vegas judge: No evidence bluesman B.B. King is being abused

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:03

Karen Williams, daughter of B.B. King, speaks outside of Clark County Family Court Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. A dispute over B.B. King's health and wealth has been tossed out of court by a judge in Las Vegas who says two investigations didn’t find the blues legend is being abused. Thursday’s court ruling keeps King’s longtime business manager, Laverne Toney, in legal control of King's affairs. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A dispute over B.B. King's health and wealth was tossed out of court Thursday by a judge in Las Vegas who said two investigations found no evidence the blues legend was being abused.


Man found guilty of murder in 1995 kidnapping and stabbing in California

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:58
The case stems from the killing in Orange County of 24-year-old Gonzalo Ramirez, who was hacked to death with a meat cleaver. Norma Esparza, who at the time was a college student in the area and went on to become a professor at Webster University in Switzerland, has said Ramirez raped her a few weeks before his death. Prosecutors said she told Gianni Van, with whom she had been in a relationship, about Ramirez and that she pointed him out to Van at a bar before Van and his friends kidnapped Ramirez and murdered him. A Santa Ana jury on Thursday found Van, now 45, guilty of special circumstances murder during a kidnapping in the death of Ramirez, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.

1 dead, 1 wounded in West Kensington double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:48

1 dead, 1 wounded in West Kensington double shootingOne man was killed and another was wounded in a double shooting in Philadelphia's West Kensington section.


U.S. to launch federal probe into Baltimore police practices: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:36

Maryland State police trooper stands guard in Baltimore, MarylandAttorney General Loretta Lynch will launch a federal probe into whether Baltimore's police department has engaged in a "pattern or practice" of excessive force, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. The Post, citing two law enforcement officials, said Lynch's announcement of the investigation could come as soon as Friday. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to investigate the city's police department for civil rights violations after the death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody.


NC soldier charged with stealing 2 dogs, cutting throats

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:36
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they are pursuing felony charges against a Fort Bragg soldier who took two dogs from the home of their owner and slit their throats.

Official: UN planning to act on its own against Congo rebels

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:34
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo is planning to go ahead and take action against a rebel group in eastern Congo even without the full cooperation of the Congo military, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Thursday, as relations remain chilly with the country's authorities.

Double shooting in West Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:34

1 dead, 1 wounded in West Kensington double shootingTwo men were hospitalized in a double shooting in Philadelphia's West Kensington section.


Activist: No regrets about cartoon contest ended by gunfire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:25

Pamela Geller is interviewed at The Associated Press, Thursday, May 7, 2015 in New York. Geller is one of the nation’s most outspoken critics of Islamic extremism, taking the hard-edge view that such extremism sprouts not from fringe elements but the tenets of the religion itself. She was the organizer of a controversial cartoon contest about the Prophet Muhammad in Texas last weekend where two men started shooting before they were killed by police. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Does Pamela Geller regret organizing the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in gunfire?


Coroner identifies man Los Angeles police shot near beach

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:15

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks during a news conference at LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Beck says the actions of a South Carolina police officer who was captured on cellphone video fatally shooting a fleeing unarmed man were criminal. Beck told reporters Thursday, April 9, 2015 that he’d watched the video and that the officers’ actions appeared to be a criminal act “well beyond” any policies at the LAPD and he would’ve also had the officer arrested. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner's office has identified the unarmed homeless man who was fatally shot by a police officer near Venice Beach.


Want to save water? Kill the lawn, time your showers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:11

 In this file photo from Thursday, July 17, 2014, Michael Korte walks on his brown lawn at his home in Glendora, Calif. Most Californians have heard by now that they should stop watering their lawns to save water in the drought. But there are smaller steps to take, too, from taking shorter showers and doing less laundry to restaurants skipping water at tables. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians have been bombarded with pleas to save water during the drought.


Prosecutors charge 33 in alleged criminal enterprise

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:08
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly three dozen people have been charged in California as part of a criminal network that illegally sold millions of dollars in prescription drugs and engaged in bank fraud, money laundering and racketeering, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.