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E-i-e-i-o: Pittsburgh eases path for chickens, urban farming

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:47
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aspiring young McDonalds will find it easier to have an urban farm in Pittsburgh with a chicken and a duck here, and maybe even a goat there.

AccuWeather: Humid, Spotty Downpours Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:38

 Humid, Spotty Downpours TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says Thursday also looks humid with some late thunderstorms. Friday will be a lot nicer.


Suicide attempts most common in newer soldiers, study found

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:35

FILE - In this June 29, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers walk in a line at a reenlistment ceremony for a comrade in Baqouba, Iraq. New research published Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in JAMA Psychiatry shows war-time suicide attempts in the Army are most common in early-career enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed, while officers are less likely to try to end their lives. The study looked at data on nearly 1,000 suicide attempts among almost 1 million active-duty Army members during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, from 2004 to 2009. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)CHICAGO (AP) — War-time suicide attempts in the Army are most common in newer enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed, while officers are less likely to try to end their lives. At both levels, attempts are more common among women and those without a high school diploma, according to a study billed as the most comprehensive analysis of a problem that has plagued the U.S. military in recent years.


Mother arraigned, jailed in death of toddler found in ravine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:28
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl found dead in a ravine has been arraigned on charges she asphyxiated her after becoming angry about helping the toddler clean herself after using the toilet.

APNewsBreak: NYC to offer non-bail option for some suspects

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:28

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 7, 2015, a bail bonds sign hangs on the side of a bail bonds business near Brooklyn's courthouse complex and jail in New York. Officials say they’re eliminating cash bail for thousands of New Yorkers accused of misdemeanor and non-violent felonies in an effort to divert them from the Rikers Island jail complex. An $18 million plan to be unveiled Wednesday, July 8, will allow judges to instead require that people accused of certain crimes be monitored while they wait for their trial. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won't face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects out of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.


Ground stop cancelled, United Airlines flights resume

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:27

United suffers 2nd major grounding in 2 monthsThe FAA says all United Airlines flights have resumed after a nationwide mid-morning ground stop due to automation issues.


Texas man dies after setting off firework from chest

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:26
A 30-year-old postal worker in Texas has died after shooting a firework off his chest during a night out with friends, officials said on Wednesday. Justin Bartek was rushed to a hospital in Columbus, Texas, about 90 miles southeast of Austin, on Tuesday after the incident and later died of his injuries, they said. Bartek was at a fishing and picnic spot on the Colorado River when he launched the firework, suffering critical injuries, the sheriff's office said, adding medical examiners will conduct an autopsy.

Suburban Detroit police hope squirrel mug shot helps crack nut theft case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:25
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - Police in the Detroit suburb of Shelby Township are hoping a social media post about a felonious squirrel will help authorities locate some 28,000 pounds of stolen snack nuts. Alas, the mock mug shot of the rodent, posted on the department's Facebook page on Tuesday, has not produced any leads on the actual culprit, Detective Lieutenant Jason Schmittler said. Authorities found the rig abandoned in Detroit on July 1 but about 28,000 pounds of packaged walnuts and other snack nuts - worth an estimated $128,000 - were missing.

Hatboro official chases, shoots suspected bank robber, sources say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:19

Hatboro official chases, shoots suspected bank robber, sources sayA town official opened fire, injuring a suspected bank robber in Hatboro, Montgomery County, sources tell Action News.


Mom sues Ohio YMCA, says it excluded boy with Down syndrome

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:18

In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015 photo, Steven Heffron, 6, and his mother, Denise Watts, hug in Smale Riverfront Park in downtown Cincinnati. Watts has filed a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination, saying an Ohio YMCA excluded her son from summer camp because he has Down syndrome and treated him hypocritically after using him in promotions extolling opportunities for everyone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — A YMCA in Ohio excluded a 6-year-old boy from a summer camp and some other programs because he has Down syndrome and treated him hypocritically after using his photos in its promotions extolling opportunities for everyone, his mother says in a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination.


Police: Gunmen from 2 vans fatally shoot 3 in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:15

In this image taken from video, police investigate the scene of a shooting, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Baltimore. Baltimore police say four people have been shot, three fatally, near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, campus. (WMAR via AP)BALTIMORE (AP) — Gunmen jumped out of two vans and fired at a group of people a few blocks from an urban university campus, killing three and adding to Baltimore's growing list of homicides.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:14
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Coroner: 68-year-old man, adult son on board plane that collided with F-16 over South Carolina.

Correction: Gay Marriage-Texas story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:07
DALLAS (AP) — In a story July 6 about a gay couple who received a marriage license shortly after filing a lawsuit against a Texas county clerk who had denied them one, citing her religious beliefs, The Associated Press misattributed a quote that begins, "due to personal conviction ...," that is at the end of the story. That was said by Hood County Attorney Lori Kaspar, not Hood County Clerk Katie Lang.

Surveillance company loses control of flagship spy program

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:07
LONDON (AP) — Italian surveillance company Hacking Team said Wednesday that it had lost control of its custom-built spy software, unleashing a new threat onto the Internet and depriving the company of its top selling point.

Fact sheet: 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI SEL

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:04

This undated product image provided by Volkswagen shows the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. The five-door, front-wheel drive SportWagen has 66.5 cubic feet of cargo room. (Volkswagen via AP)2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI SEL


2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen sips fuel and is affordable

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:04

This undated product image provided by Volkswagen shows the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. The five-door, front-wheel drive SportWagen has 66.5 cubic feet of cargo room. (Volkswagen via AP)Those who don't like sports utility vehicles but who crave their space and versatility have a nice new alternative: the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.


1 injured in partial building collapse in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 00:01

1 injured in partial building collapse in Southwest PhiladelphiaEmergency responders are on the scene of a partial building collapse in Southwest Philadelphia.


Dry rot suspected in deadly California stairway collapse

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 23:54
FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Officials say dry rot appears to have caused a stairway to collapse and kill a 26-year-old man at Northern California apartment complex.

Three gunned down near college as killings surge in Baltimore

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 23:31
A man died at the scene, Baltimore police said, and a man and a woman died while receiving medical treatment. The Baltimore Sun reported that shots had been fired into a vehicle traveling on the same block five days ago. The shootings came as Baltimore is grappling with an upsurge in killings following the death of Gray, a 25-year-old black man, from an injury suffered in police custody.

Northwest Ohio judge refuses to perform gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 23:21
A northwest Ohio municipal judge assigned to a courtroom where civil marriages are performed refused to marry two women less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the judge’s office confirmed on Wednesday. Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell was on a three-week rotation assigned to perform civil ceremonies on Monday when Carolyn Wilson and her partner asked to be married. McConnell acknowledged the decision in a Wednesday statement.