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AP PHOTOS: New Year babies at hospitals across US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:06

45 a.m. weighing in at 7lbs. 14oz. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Alexa Rogals)Across the United States, hospitals welcomed the first babies of the New Year.


Bid in New York to extend legal rights to chimps fails, again

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:59
By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - Less than a month after a New York state appeals court ruled that chimpanzees do not have legal rights and cannot be released from captivity, a case involving a second chimp has been dismissed. Attorney and animal rights activist Steven Wise in 2013 filed a habeas corpus petition - traditionally employed by prison inmates who claim they have been illegally detained - on behalf of a chimp named Kiko. ...

Suburban Atlanta police chief says he was moving gun when he shot his sleeping wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:53
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A suburban Atlanta police chief told a 911 emergency dispatcher that he accidentally shot his wife, critically wounding her, on New Year's Day after moving his loaded work pistol while she slept in their bed. “Gunshot wound, accidental, need medical ASAP,” Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom said in an emergency call recording released on Friday. “The gun was in the bed and I tried to move it, put it to the side, and then it went off," he told the dispatcher during a call placed at about 4 a.m. local time. ...

Mexico finds body of missing American in canyon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:50
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An American who went missing in a mountain forest in the central Mexican state of Morelos was found dead in a canyon, a state official said on local TV on Friday. The American, Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, who left a yoga retreat on Dec. 30 for a short day-hike in the rocky hills around the town of Tepotzlan, "apparently fell from a canyon," a Morelos government official tweeted. Emily Smith, the man's wife, told reporters her husband had sent her a text during his hike saying he was lost but asking her to save lunch for him. ...

Museum capturing Ferguson history as it happens

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:49

In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 photo, artists paint on boards protecting a business in Ferguson, Mo. From street-artist paintings on boards over store windows to protester signs, the cultural images of Ferguson have become an iconic part of recent history, so much so that the Missouri History Museum is putting together a collection that will focus on the unrest that followed the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — From street-artist paintings on boards protecting store windows to signs bearing the now iconic statement, "Hands Up. Don't Shoot," cultural images from the Ferguson protests have become firmly established in recent Missouri history. So much so that the Missouri History Museum is gathering images and items cataloguing the unrest that followed the August shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.


Charges announced after girl struck by SUV while boarding school bus

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:46

Charges announced after girl struck by SUV while boarding school busPolice in Bensalem, Pa. have announced charges against the driver who they say struck and killed a 16-year-old girl as she was getting on her school bus.


U.S. Senate majority leader leaves hospital after exercise mishap

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:26

Senate Majority Leader Reid speaks to reporters on upcoming budget battle in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment malfunctioned while he was working out on New Year's Day at his home in Henderson, Nevada, his office said on Friday. The 75-year-old Democrat, a former amateur boxer, was taken to a hospital in Henderson by his security detail for treatment after being injured on Thursday. He was later transferred to the University Medical Center in nearby Las Vegas for further testing and was kept overnight as a precaution before being discharged on Friday. ...


Mario Cuomo, a giant in NY, liberal politics, dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:22

Mario Cuomo, a giant in NY, liberal politics, diesMario Cuomo had a loud and liberal voice that inspired a generation of politicians.


Sen. Harry Reid Suffers Broken Ribs, Facial Bones

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:20
The Senator is expected to make a full recovery, doctors say.

What's being said about Mario Cuomo's death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:13

In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo kisses his father, Mario Cuomo, as he celebrates after defeating Republican challenger Rob Astorino, at Democratic election headquarters in New York. Andrew Cuomo is the first New York state Democratic governor since his father to win re-election in the state. Cuomo died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, the day Andrew started his second term as governor, the New York governor's office confirmed. He was 82. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Reaction to the death of former three-term New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday hours after his son, Andrew, was sworn in for his second term as governor.


Mom sentenced for slashing her 2 kids' throats

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:13
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who slashed her two children's throats — before dousing them with lighter fluid and setting fire to their apartment — was sentenced Friday to 20 to 25 years in prison.

Parents turn kids in to police after seeing burglary video on the news

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:54

Parents turn kids in to police after seeing burglary video on the newsThe parents of two teens involved in a North Carolina store burglary have turned their sons in to police after seeing the surveillance on ABC11.


Texas man watching New Year's fireworks dies of stray bullet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:52
By Camilo Smith HOUSTON (Reuters) - The death of a Houston man killed by a stray bullet while watching New Year's Eve fireworks with his wife in front of his house has been ruled a homicide, a medical examiner's office said on Friday. Javier Suarez Rivera, 43, was standing on the edge of his driveway when he dropped to the ground. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said the man died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Paramedics were called, and they provided medical assistance, but Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene, Houston police said. ...

Coroner rules Maryland toddler's death homicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:50

Cameron Beckford is seen in an undated photo provided by the Frederick, Md. Police Department. The mother accused of abandoning 14-month-old Cameron Beckford on the front porch of a stranger's home in Columbus, Ohio is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, on a child endangerment charge. Dainesha Stevens admitted she and a male acquaintance left Cameron, last Friday, Dec. 26, because they could no longer care for the child. (AP Photo/Frederick, Md. Police Department)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death of a Maryland toddler who was brought to Ohio by his mother during a trip to see a high school friend has been ruled a homicide, a coroner said Friday.


Correction: Wal-Mart Shooting-Idaho story

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:41

This photo shows Wal-Mart with a shopping cart in the foreground in Hayden, Idaho, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at the northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Kathy Plonka) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUTSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story Dec. 31 about a fatal shooting at an Idaho Wal-Mart, The Associated Press erroneously reported the victim's name in one reference in the story. She was Veronica Rutledge, not Victoria Rutledge.


No new charges in Brady death for Reagan shooter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:39

FILE - In this March 30, 1981 file photo, Secret Service agent Timothy J. McCarthy, Washington policeman, Thomas K. Delehanty, and White House press secretary, James Brady, lie wounded on a street outside a Washington hotel after shots were fired at President Reagan. Federal prosecutors say the man who shot President Ronald Reagan and three other people in 1981 won't face new charges in the death last summer of Reagan's former press secretary. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan and three other people in 1981 won't face new charges in the death last summer of Reagan's former press secretary, federal prosecutors said Friday.


Police pay restaurant tab, get homicide case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:38
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say two officers' decision to pay for a troubled man's restaurant tab led to his being arrested in his roommate's stabbing death.

Who would benefit if Clinton decides not to run?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:37

FILE - In a Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks after accepting the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award during a ceremony in New York. Just about everyone expects Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. But is it possible that Clinton might not give a White House campaign another try? (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to imagine Hillary Rodham Clinton not running for president again — and easy to imagine the result of such a decision: political chaos.


U.S. prosecutors to seek death penalty for accused L.A. airport gunman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:36
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors said on Friday they would seek the death penalty for a man accused of opening fire in a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in November 2013, killing a security screener. Paul Anthony Ciancia was taken into custody after the shooting rampage, in which three other people were also wounded. He is charged with murder and attempted murder of federal officers as well as committing an act of violence at an international airport and firearms offenses. ...

35 vehicles caught in 2 New Hampshire pileups

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:35

In this frame grab made from aerial video provided by WCVB-TV, emergency personnel work the scene along Interstate Route 93 near Ashland, N.H., where a New Hampshire State Police spokesman says 35 vehicles were involved in two separate pileups after some fast-moving snow squalls, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/WCVB-TV)ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — At least 35 vehicles were involved in two separate pileups on Interstate 93 after some fast-moving snow squalls caused whiteout conditions Friday morning.