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Gov. Christie Political Ally to Plead Guilty in Bridge Probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 22:09
A key figure in the corruption scandal that threatens New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political career is poised to plead guilty in federal court today, sources said.

Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 21:04

In this Wednesday, April 1, 2015 photo, remaining equipment and supplies are stacked for sale in a hallway at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, Mo. After 45 years of providing health care in rural western Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece-by-piece. Ceiling tiles are going for 25 cents, the room doors for an average of less than $4 each, and the patient beds for $250 apiece. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OSCEOLA, Mo. (AP) — After 45 years of providing health care in rural Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece.


AP source: Chris Christie ex-ally set to plead guilty to role in New Jersey traffic jam case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 21:02
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — AP source: Chris Christie ex-ally set to plead guilty to role in New Jersey traffic jam case.

Abandoned arsenal: Kids find 60 guns in vacant home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 20:20
LAUREL MOUNTAIN, Pa. (AP) — Police say they've taken possession of dozens of firearms, including a flintlock muzzle-loader, an AK-47 and a Tommy gun, found by children who broke into a vacant Pennsylvania home.

Texas teen gets 45-year prison term for killing mom, sister

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 20:11

Jake Evans, followed by defense attorney Mac Smith, right, and Parker County Sheriff's deputy Charles Morton, rear, enters a Parker County courtroom for a plea hearing Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Weatherford, Texas. Evans pleaded guilty Thursday for killing his mother and 15-year-old sister inside the family's Parker County home in October 2012. (Ron Jenkins/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP, Pool)WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A teenager has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally shooting his mother and sister at their North Texas home.


Firefighters battle rowhouse blaze in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 20:10

Firefighters battle rowhouse blaze in North PhiladelphiaFirefighters are battling a house fire in North Philadelphia.


1 hurt in Kingsessing house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 20:04

1 hurt in Kingsessing house fireA house fire injured one person in Southwest Philadelphia overnight.


Jimmy Carter: still causing a storm in his fight for women

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 19:56
By Lisa Anderson NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After more than 50 years in the public arena, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has shown he can still command people's attention - with a column on why he quit his church over women's rights going viral six years after it was published. Carter, 90, a Nobel Peace laureate and longtime human rights champion, has campaigned to end violence and discrimination against women since leaving the White House in 1981, calling it "the human and civil rights struggle of our time". Ensnared in religious beliefs and traditional customs that often trump civil law, women's rights are under constant assault across the globe, Carter told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Obama administration says to provide $20 million for police body cameras

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 19:52

A Colorado Springs police officer poses with a Digital Ally First Vu HD body worn camera outside the police department in Colorado SpringsBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will provide $20 million in grants to local police departments to help buy body cameras for officers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The grants represent the first portion to be approved by Congress of a $75 million, three-year body camera funding program requested in December by President Barack Obama. Demand for the cameras, which clip onto officers' uniforms to record interactions with citizens, has risen amid a series of deadly altercations between police and unarmed black men, followed by protests in several American cities. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said last week that she would launch a body-camera pilot program after a black man died from a spinal injury while in police custody.


Building that housed Eleanor Roosevelt apartment is for sale

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 19:45
NEW YORK (AP) — The town house where Eleanor Roosevelt once had an apartment is on the market for $18 million.

Man shoots woman in North Wales, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 19:25

Man shoots woman in North Wales, police sayA domestic situation turned deadly in North Wales Thursday night.


Q&A: Why have rural hospitals been closing?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 19:21
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — There are more than 4,700 hospitals in the U.S, spread about evenly between urban and rural areas. But that number has been dwindling.

Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 19:20

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., unveils the company’s newest product, Powerpack in Hawthorne, Calif., Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market.


Typo causes $10 million mistake in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 18:35
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A typo amounted to a $10 million mistake in northern New Jersey.

Freddie Gray protesters rally, march for hours in Philadelphia; 3 arrests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 18:26

'Philly is Baltimore' protesters rally for hours; 3 arrestsA rally called "Philly is Baltimore" that began Thursday afternoon and extended well into the evening ended with only 3 arrests and no damage to property.


2 hurt in single-vehicle crash in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 17:51

2 hurt in single-vehicle crash in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a single-vehicle crash in Atlantic County.


Donor beware: Concern about crowdfunding sites

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 17:28

 Concern about crowdfunding sitesCrowdfunding is a really popular way for people to raise money for good causes but before you donate, beware of bogus campaigns.


New Mexico auditor says ex-police chief got perks from Taser

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 16:18

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2011 file photo shows then-Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz in Albuquerque, N.M. Schultz, Albuquerque’s former police chief, potentially violated city and state ethics rules by influencing a no-bid $1.95 million contract to purchase body cameras before going to work as a consultant for the supplier, the New Mexico state auditor reported Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's state auditor outlined what he called a troubling pattern of perks and consulting work heaped upon the former Albuquerque police chief by Taser International as it secured a lucrative no-bid contract to supply officers with body cameras.


New Details Fill In Freddie Gray's Journey With Police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 16:17
A Baltimore police detective announced Thursday that they have discovered a stop the police van made but that investigators had not known about earlier.

Records show worries over Baltimore officer's mental health

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 15:16

Walter Newsome, of the Bronx, participates in a news conference in front of New York City Police headquarters, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in New York, to demand an end to violent, hyper-aggressive policing. Protesters are complaining about police tactics and the arrest of more than 100 people at a protest Wednesday night in Manhattan's Union Square over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)BALTIMORE (AP) — The top Baltimore city police officer suspended following Freddie Gray's death was hospitalized in April 2012 following concerns about his mental health, according to records from a sheriff's department and court obtained by The Associated Press.