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NYPD: Boy, 4, hits toddler with van, critically injures him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:56
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a 4-year-old boy who got behind the wheel of a van ran over a toddler, who's hospitalized in critical condition.

San Francisco moves to put warnings on ads for sugary drinks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:54

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, file photo, shows soft drinks for sale at K & D Market in San Francisco. San Francisco officials are deciding whether to impose a warning on ads for soda pop. Supporters and opponents say San Francisco would be the first place in the country to require warnings on ads for soda, which is linked to rotting teeth and obesity. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soda and some other sugary drinks contribute to health problems, San Francisco supervisors said as they voted unanimously to approve health warnings on ads for such beverages.


Search for answers in 25-year-old cold case of rape and murder in Wildwood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:45

Search for answers in 25-year-old cold case of rape and murder in WildwoodIt's been decades since Susan Negersmith was raped and murdered in a popular New Jersey resort town.


Baltimore prosecutors had asked police to target Freddie Gray corner: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:28

Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby speaks on recent violence in BaltimoreThe request from State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby came about three weeks before Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was arrested on April 12, according to a court filing by defense attorneys for six officers Mosby has charged in Gray's death. Mosby's request means she should be removed from the high-profile case, the Sun quoted the motion in Baltimore City Circuit Court as saying.


TSA nominee shares lawmakers' concern about airport security

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:26

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, before the Senate Homeland Security committee hearing on his nomination to head the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Coast Guard admiral picked by President Barack Obama to lead the Transportation Security Administration is as concerned about reports of rampant security gaps at airports as lawmakers, he said during a confirmation hearing Wednesday.


McKinney Police Officer Resigns in Wake of Pool Video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:20
Cpl. Eric Casebolt resigned after the video from McKinney Texas surfaced.

Officials: 11 days between diagnoses of 1st E. coli cases

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:18
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Health officials say that as soon as two cases of E. coli were linked to a South Carolina day care center, a full-scale investigation began — but 11 days lapsed between those diagnoses.

4 weeks later, some Amtrak crash victims still hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:17

4 weeks later, some Amtrak crash victims still hospitalized2 remain in critical condition, all face long recoveries ahead


Family: 20-year-old mother killed over parking space

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:14

 20-year-old mother killed over parking spaceA 20-year-old mother was allegedly murdered by her neighbor following a dispute over a parking space in Victorville, California Tuesday, family members said.


Man injured in hit-and-run on Roosevelt Blvd.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:12

Man injured in hit-and-run on Roosevelt Blvd.A 25-year-old man was injured in a hit-and-run on the Roosevelt Boulevard and Front Street.


A Closer Look at Convicted Killers Who Escaped From NY Prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:10
"Hearing that name again ... brought back that time we dealt with him," he said.

New Jersey Transit bus rear-ends another bus inside Lincoln Tunnel; 18 injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:10

New Jersey Transit bus rear-ends another bus inside Lincoln Tunnel; 18 injuredA New Jersey Transit bus rear-ended a private bus inside the Lincoln Tunnel on Wednesday morning, injuring at least 18 people and slowing traffic on one of the busiest routes for commuters entering and leaving New York City, authorities said.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:08
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Georgia prosecutor drops murder charge against woman accused of inducing abortion with pills.

Juan Felipe Herrera first Hispanic named U.S. poet laureate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:06
(Reuters) - Juan Felipe Herrera, the son of migrant farm workers and the author of 28 books of poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children, was named the U.S. poet laureate on Wednesday, the first Hispanic appointed to the position. The Library of Congress, which announced the appointment on Wednesday, said Herrera, 68, will become the 21st U.S. poet laureate when he takes up the position in the fall. "I see in Herrera's poems the work of an American original, work that takes the sublimity and largesse of 'Leaves of Grass' and expands upon it," Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said in a statement.

AP staff wins awards for Ferguson, Duke Energy coverage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Coverage of the grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown won honors for deadline reporting in this year's Associated Press Media Editors awards for journalism excellence by AP staffers.

Amtrak engineer in May 12 derailment was not on phone: NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:50

Emergency workers inspect the engine of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAmtrak engineer Brandon Bostian was not talking or texting on his cellphone when his speeding passenger train derailed in Philadelphia on May 12, killing eight people and injuring more than 200 others, federal crash investigators said on Wednesday. Officials, however, are still trying to determine whether Bostian could have been using the device in some other way that would not have required a wireless connection, such as playing games or reading, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Bostian's attorney has said that the engineer turned off his cellphone, as required by federal regulation and Amtrak policy.


Nearly a month later, 2 Amtrak crash victims still hospitalized

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:37

4 weeks later, some Amtrak crash victims still hospitalizedNo patients in critical condition, but long recoveries ahead


Judge OKs $53.8 million settlements in World Trade Center cleanup

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:28
A federal judge has approved $53.8 million in settlements for 82 unionized cleanup workers who claimed they were made ill by exposure to toxic dust near the World Trade Center site, court papers showed. The workers were among roughly 1,000 to seek compensation in federal court in Manhattan for alleged injuries stemming from their cleanup work at more than 100 privately owned buildings in downtown Manhattan. While a few hundred other workers have also settled, the settlements approved on Tuesday night by U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan offers a new window into the payouts, which typically have not been made public.

Chicago activist sentenced for immigration crime appeals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:11

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, Rasmieh Odeh speaks to the media outside federal court in Detroit. The Chicago activist is appealing the 18-month prison sentence she was given for lying about her convictions for bombings in Israel when she sought U.S. citizenship. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago activist is appealing the 18-month prison sentence she was given for lying about her convictions for bombings in Israel when she sought U.S. citizenship.


Amtrak to test rail safety system in U.S. Northeast but problems persist

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:05

File photo of emergency workers inspecting engine of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amtrak said on Wednesday that it has won government approval to test a new rail safety system between New York and Washington that federal inspectors say would have prevented the deadly May 12 derailment in Philadelphia. The statements were contained in separate pieces of written testimony submitted by Amtrak and the FCC to the Senate Commerce Committee ahead of a hearing on positive train control, or PTC, a new safety system that railroads are required to implement before Dec. 31.