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Texas takes aim at telemedicine care for patients

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:28
DALLAS (AP) — The state of Texas and telemedicine advocates are in a legal tussle over patients who receive doctor consultations through video.

Obama under pressure to beef up Democratic support for trade

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders say GOP votes alone won't pass trade legislation sought by President Barack Obama and are urging the White House to put more pressure on reluctant Democrats to lend their support.

Monsignor headed back to prison on child endangerment charge

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

Monsignor headed back to prison on child endangerment chargeA Roman Catholic church official was sent back to prison Thursday after the state Supreme Court reinstated his 2012 child endangerment conviction over his handling of priest sexual abuse complaints.


Ex-FBI agent pleads not guilty to lying during Bulger trial

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

FILE - This undated file booking photo, obtained by WBUR 90.9 - NPR Radio Boston, shows Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger. Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger is appealing the racketeering conviction that landed him a life sentence last week. Bulger's attorneys filed a brief notice of appeal in federal court late Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/WBUR 90.9, File) MANDATORY CREDITBOSTON (AP) — A former FBI agent lied to jurors during mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's trial and overstated his professional accomplishments, including falsely claiming to be the first officer who recovered the rifle used to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr., federal officials said Thursday in announcing a perjury case against him.


UN raises alarm on Yemen; services on 'brink of collapse'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:16
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is raising the alarm on Yemen, saying more than 1,200 have been killed and that the country's health, water and telecommunications systems are "on the brink of collapse."

Connecticut boy charged after gun goes off at school

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:16
By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - An 11-year-old Connecticut boy was arrested on Thursday after he brought a loaded gun to school and it discharged in a boys' bathroom close to where students were attending an after-school program, police said. The unidentified sixth-grader was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment, said Acting New London Police Chief Peter Reichard. The incident occurred on Wednesday at Benny Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, about 80 miles east of Newtown where 26 people were killed by a 20-year-old gunman in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the deadliest U.S. school shooting. The student was suspended from the school and could face expulsion, school officials said.

Jeffrey Dahmer's killer explains why he did it

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:14

Jeffrey Dahmer's killer explains why he did itThe inmate who murdered infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in prison over 20 years ago has finally opened up about why he did it.


Bodies of two more Alabama boaters recovered; probe underway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:14
(Reuters) - Authorities on Thursday recovered the bodies of two more boaters who went missing after storms capsized sailboats during a weekend regatta off the Alabama coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said, with a probe into the disaster's circumstances underway. In all, six people went missing when severe weather struck the Dauphin Island regatta and other boats on Saturday afternoon. The bodies of three boaters killed in the storm, which brought winds of more than 70 miles per hour, had previously been found. The boater still missing was registered with the regatta, which included about 200 people and 100 vessels, the Coast Guard said.

American charged with Islamic State ties contacted Jamaica cleric: U.S. official

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:13
By Mark Hosenball, Alistair Bell and Horace Helps WASHINGTON/KINGSTON (Reuters) - An American woman arrested last month for trying to travel to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State was in touch with an Islamist preacher in Jamaica, a federal law enforcement official said. The woman, Keonna Thomas from Philadelphia, was charged in early April with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group after she bought a ticket to Europe to travel to Syria. A court document detailing criminal charges against Thomas, who went by the nickname Young Lioness, said she sent electronic communications to a radical preacher in Jamaica several times earlier this year.

Driver, 18, admits hitting Temple Univ. student, fleeing scene, police say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:07

Driver, 18, admits hitting Temple Univ. student, fleeing scene, police sayPhiladelphia police say an 18-year-old man has come forward and admitted striking a Temple University student, then leaving the scene Wednesday night.


Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft falls from orbit into planet

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

This Wednesday, April 29, 2015 photo provided by NASA shows one of the last images sent by the Messenger spacecraft which is expected to impact the surface of the planet Mercury on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The largest crater in this image has a diameter of 330 meters (0.2 miles). (NASA, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury ended its four-year tour with a crash landing Thursday


Pro-Israel group asks judge to override New York bus ad ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:56
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a pro-Israel organization whose advertisement containing the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" prompted a transportation agency to reject all political ads for city buses asked a judge on Thursday to order their message be displayed anyway.

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

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:50

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) — Albuquerque's former police chief accepted perks and consulting work from Taser International before and after he helped the company land a lucrative no-bid contract to supply officers with body cameras, the New Mexico state auditor said Thursday.


Kayaker charged with murder of fiance missing in New York's Hudson River

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:48
A woman who called police to report her fiance vanished after his kayak capsized on the Hudson River outside New York City last week was charged with his murder, New York State Police said on Thursday. The arrest of Angelika Graswald, 35, of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the death of Vincent Viafore, to whom she was engaged to be married, came after she gave inconsistent statements to police, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported, quoting a state police briefing. They were on the Hudson, about 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City, near Bannerman's Island when the accident happened, she told police according to the release.

Joyous funeral marches a highlight of New Orleans festival

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:45

Tyrek Fair, 5, center left, and Mikheim Thompson, 5 dance onstage withThe Young Seminole Hunters Mardi Gras Indians at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid the music, food and fanfare of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a sight some may find surprising: a funeral procession.


Authorities identify Hawaii shark victim

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:39
HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities in Hawaii have identified the victim of a fatal shark attack off Maui as a 65-year-old Kihei woman.

Suit: Suburban NY police targeted Latinos for traffic stops

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:34

Joselo Lucero, center, the brother of an Ecuadorean immigrant killed by a group of Long Island teenagers in 2008, speaks at a press conference, Thursday, April 30, 2015, outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y. Lucero joined advocates for Latinos in announcing a lawsuit that Latinos were unjustly targeted for traffic stop by members of Suffolk County's police department. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York police department that has been the target of Justice Department scrutiny and criticism from a civil rights group is being accused in a lawsuit of systematically targeting Latinos for unfounded, race-based traffic stops, and in some cases, robberies.


Freddie Gray march planned in Center City Philadelphia underway

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:33

Freddie Gray rally and march in Center City Philadelphia underwayA rally called "Philly is Baltimore" is underway in front of City Hall in Center City Philadelphia.


Colorado girl, 14, stabbed at school, classmate detained: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:31
The Broomfield Police Department said the Aspen Creek K-8 school was placed on lockdown, but added the stabbing was an "isolated incident" and there was no reason to believe there was any additional threat. The condition of the injured student was not known at this time, the police department said in a statement.

Officer in fatal arrest once hospitalized over mental health

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:30

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 highest-ranking Baltimore police officer in the arrest that led to Freddie Gray's death was hospitalized in April 2012 over mental health concerns for an unknown duration and had his guns confiscated by local sheriff's deputies, according to records from the sheriff's office and court obtained by The Associated Press.