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Millions share story of Baby Doe found dead in Boston Harbor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 21:33

This flyer released Thursday, July 2, 2015, by the Suffolk County Massachusetts District Attorney includes a computer-generated composite image depicting the possible likeness of a young girl, whose body was found on the shore of Deer Island in Boston Harbor on June 25, inside a bag that also contained a black and white zebra-print blanket. She was wearing white leggings with black polka dots. Officials believe the brown-haired, brown-eyed girl was about 4 years old and are hoping the information generates clues about her identity. (Suffolk County District Attorney via AP)BOSTON (AP) — In her computer-generated image, she is the picture of innocence: a 4-year-old girl with long brown hair, chubby cheeks and expressive brown eyes. The image has attracted a staggering 45 million views on Facebook as investigators try to identity the child whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach nearly two weeks ago.


2 New Jersey teens accused of running down geese for video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 21:18
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey teens are accused of luring a family of geese into the street so one boy could run them down with his SUV while the other videotaped it.

12-year-old suspect arrested in fatal Omaha shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 21:17
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 12-year-old boy suspected in a fatal shooting in Omaha has been arrested in Minneapolis.

All United Airlines flights in the US grounded due to computer problems

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 21:08
The FAA says all United Airlines flights in the U.S. have been grounded due to automation issues.

Disney removes Bill Cosby statue at Hollywood Studios

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 20:54

Disney removes Bill Cosby statue at Hollywood StudiosWalt Disney World officials say a bronze statue of Bill Cosby is being removed from the Hollywood Studios theme park.


Police: New Jersey teens lured geese into road, ran them over

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 20:49

 New Jersey teens lured geese into road, ran them overTwo New Jersey teens are accused of luring a family of geese into the street so one boy could run them down with his SUV while the other videotaped it.


Federal Agent's Gun Used in SF Pier Shooting, Sources Say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 20:15
Francisco Sanchez, 45, was formally charged with murder on Monday and arraigned on Tuesday in the death of Kate Steinle.

NJ man checked for Ebola-like symptoms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 19:10

Ebola ruled out for NJ man with like symptomsOfficials say a man is being checked for Ebola-like symptoms as a precaution in Lakewood, New Jersey.


Pair escape house explosion in Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 18:35

Pair escape house explosion in PennsylvaniaA man and his wife managed to escape an explosion that badly damaged their Pittsburgh-area home and knocked it off its foundation on Tuesday, but fire crews and utility workers couldn't immediately determine a cause.


Gunman sought in Wilmington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 17:38

Gunman sought in Wilmington shootingPolice are searching for the gunman who opened fire on a 20-year-old man in Wilmington, Delaware.


Businesses remain closed after 4-alarm Upper Darby fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 17:19

Cleanup efforts continue after strip mall fire in Upper DarbyNearly two dozen stores are shut down at a Delaware County strip mall where flames ripped through a shoe store.


Yosemite rock fall changes face of world-class climb

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 16:46

FILE - In this 2005 file photo, visitors view Half Dome from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park, Calif. A massive sheet of rock has fallen from the vertical face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, making one of the most popular routes attempted by climbers in North America even more challenging, park officials said Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Dino Vournas, File)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A massive sheet of rock fell from the vertical face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, making one of the most popular routes attempted by climbers in North America even more challenging, park officials said.


Subway suspends pitchman Jared Fogle as police search his Indiana home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 16:08

FBI investigators search the house of Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle in ZionsvilleBy Taylor Carlier ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (Reuters) - Authorities conducted a day-long search inside the Indiana home of Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, two months after the executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on federal child pornography charges. As authorities concluded their search for the day, Subway said it was suspending its relationship with Fogle due to the investigation, which the company said it believed was linked to the probe of a former foundation executive. "Jared continues to cooperate with authorities and he expects no actions to be forthcoming," Subway said in a statement.


Right-to-die advocates call California loss a brief setback

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:51

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Debbie Ziegler, center, the mother of Brittany Maynard, speaks in support of proposed legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients during a news conference at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. A bill, authored by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, left, and Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, right, that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives, is struggling to muster enough support ahead of a legislative vote Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Maynard, a 29-year-old San Francisco Bay Area woman who had terminal brain cancer, moved to Oregon where she could legally end her life. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California dealt the national right-to-die movement a huge blow when legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs stalled, but advocates aren't conceding defeat.


New York governor to name special prosecutor for killings by police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:14

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo attends a "Raise the Wage" rally in New YorkCuomo told reporters he would issue an executive order valid for one year that would place Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in charge of investigating and prosecuting police-involved killings, taking those cases out of the hands of district attorneys. "We will be the first state in the country to acknowledge the problem and say we’re going to create an independent prosecutor who does not have that kind of connection with the organized police departments," Cuomo said, according to the New York Times. Cuomo said the appointment of a special prosecutor would help rebuild public confidence in law enforcement, following several high profile killings of unarmed black men by officers.


Fire crews make progress on N. Idaho wildfire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 14:18
BAYVIEW, Idaho (AP) — A fire spokesman says firefighters are making progress in their battle against a wildfire that has destroyed at least six homes and forced evacuations near the north Idaho lake community of Bayview.

Craft sake is the latest trend that's brewing in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 14:08

In this photo taken, Friday, June 12, 2015, Dan Ford, founder of the Blue Current Brewery, poses with a bottle of sake at the brewery in Kittery, Maine. Steamed rice is inoculated in a sauna-like koji room for two days as part of the six week brewing process to make "rice wine." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)KITTERY, Maine (AP) — First came boutique wineries. Then microbreweries and craft distilleries. Now Japanese sake aficionados are hoping to transform the so-called "rice wine" into the next artisan alcohol-of-the-moment in the U.S.


New York program aims to improve ties between police, teens

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:32

Police officers patrol Times Square in New YorkNew York City police and teenagers from some of the city's toughest neighborhoods came together on Tuesday at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater for an event designed to build mutual respect and improve their frayed relationship.     About 925 New York police officers, most recent graduates of the police academy, joined some 425 community members from across the city's five boroughs for an exchange of empathy and laughter which they agreed is often missing in their daily interactions. The program, Operation Conversation: Cops and Kids, is aimed at improving communication and trust between police and teenagers in New York's low income neighborhoods after years of tension over policing tactics, like the controversial stop-and-frisk policy, and the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers across the country.


AP source: Fed's gun used in San Francisco pier slaying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:25

Francisco Sanchez, center, is lead out of the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, right, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, left, after his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday.


Felon in immigration furor pleads not guilty to San Francisco shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:11

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is led into the Hall of Justice for his arraignment in San FranciscoA convicted felon who had been deported five times from the United States to Mexico pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to first degree murder in a San Francisco shooting that has spawned passionate debate about the city's immigration policies. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, was charged with murder on Monday for last week's apparently random shooting of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. The gun used in the shooting belonged to a federal agent, anonymous sources told the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times.