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Colorado mom gave pot brownie to son who jumped from window: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:06
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado woman has been arrested for giving a marijuana-laced brownie to her teenage son who ate the confection and suffered serious injuries when he later jumped out of a third-story apartment window, police said on Thursday. Julieane Jablonski, 38, was booked on suspicion of providing marijuana to a minor and felony tampering with a witness, the Fort Collins Police Department said in a statement. Jablonski gave the pot brownie on April 14 to her 19-year-old son, Austin Essig, who then started acting strangely with witnesses saying he ran toward the window and jumped out "without hesitation," police said. Jablonski could not be reached for comment.

US announces plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:58

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, left, and President Barack Obama, tour the biomass conversion process area at Michigan State University in East Lansing where Obama signed the sweeping farm bill into law last year. Vilsack is expected to unveil a voluntary set of programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Michigan State, that build on Obama’s efforts to combat global warming _ and do so in ways that don’t require approval from Congress. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)DETROIT (AP) — Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming — and they don't require congressional approval.

Obama Takes 'Responsibility' for Slain Hostages

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:40
President Obama is expected to deliver a statement this morning.

Listeria: Jeni's 2nd ice cream company to recall products

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:39
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second ice cream company has recalled all of its products after health officials found listeria in a sample of its frozen treats.

Police: Fetus discovered at Camden recycling plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:37

 Fetus discovered at Camden recycling plantPolice tell Action News that a dead fetus was found by employees at a Camden recycling plant.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:30

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay. The vote was 56-43 in the Senate Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

Wife of slain California mayor accused of manslaughter

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:15

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, attorney Claudia Osuna holds a photo of the Crespo family - from top left to bottom right, Bell Gardens, Calif., Mayor Daniel Crespo, his daughter Crystal, his wife Lyvette and son Daniel Crespo Jr., during a news conference in the Los Angeles surbuban city of Bell Gardens. A Los Angeles County grand jury has indicted Lyvette Crespo on a charge of voluntary manslaughter the shooting death of Daniel Crespo. The district attorney’s office says Lyvette Crespo pleaded not guilty Thursday, April 23, 2015, during an arraignment at which the indictment was unsealed. The 45 year-old mayor was fatally shot at his home on Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor who was shot in his home pleaded not guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter.

New Jersey taps former bankruptcy judge to mediate Atlantic City talks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:14
(Reuters) - New Jersey has appointed Donald Steckroth to negotiate talks between Atlantic City and the groups involved in its restructuring process, the former bankruptcy judge said on Thursday. Steckroth, who served a 14-year term with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey, is currently a member of Cole Schotz as a part of its bankruptcy and corporate restructuring practice, according to the law firm's website. The Wall Street Journal reported the news earlier saying that Steckroth would be attempting to broker a deal between the city's turnaround team and business and union interests.

Arizona sheriff acknowledges investigation into judge's wife

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:12

In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio begins a four-day hearing Tuesday, April 21, that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)PHOENIX (AP) — In a bombshell revelation, Sheriff Joe Arpaio acknowledged Thursday that his office was behind a secret investigation into the wife of the judge presiding over a racial-profiling lawsuit against the brash Arizona lawman known for his anti-immigration patrols.

Oregon mine that summoned armed guards in land dispute files appeal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:04

Members of the Oath Keepers provide security at the Sugar Pine Mine outside Grants Pass, OregonBy Jim Urquhart MEDFORD, Ore. (Reuters) - The owners of an Oregon gold mine who called in armed activists to protect their claim amid a bitter land use dispute with the U.S. government have appealed a federal stop-work order, a mine co-owner said on Thursday. About 100 mine supporters gathered peacefully outside a closed U.S. Bureau of Land Management office in Medford to decry what they call federal overreach, even as the owners insist they want to avoid a high-profile standoff. Sugar Pine Mine co-owner Rick Barclay told Reuters he has filed an appeal with a federal appellate review body and also requested a stay order to prevent the Bureau of Land Management from "doing any enforcement" before a hearing. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Tom Gorey said in a statement that the appeal had been received and that the agency shares the mining claimants' interest in peacefully resolving the matter through administrative channels.

'Mockingbird' production moving from Ala. author's hometown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:04
MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama hometown of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee will no longer host annual plays based on the classic novel.

Prosecution rests in penalty phase of Boston bomber's trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:52

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Steve Woolfenden, right, is depicted on the witness stand beside a photo of his injured son Leo being carried to safety, left, during the penalty phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Tsarnaev was convicted of all 30 charges against him. Three people were killed and more than 260 others were wounded when twin bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — A video played Thursday at the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed a mother crouched over her 8-year-old son as he lay dying on the sidewalk, a scene prosecutors hoped would linger in jurors' minds while they determine whether Tsarnaev lives or dies.

Tension in court as 4 Minnesota men held on terror charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:47

Members of Minnesota's Somali community cover their faces as they arrive Thursday, April 23, 2015, for a detention hearing in federal court in St. Paul, Minn. for four of the six Minnesotans who are accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Prosecutors have said they plan to ask a judge to keep the men in custody pending trial, saying they are a flight risk. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys for four Minnesota men accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group questioned the government's use of a paid informant, and argued Thursday that the case against their clients is slim.

Connecticut urged to consider euthanizing rescued goats

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:40

This April 20, 2015 photo provided by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture shows goats at Second Chance Large Animal Rehabilitation Facility in Niantic, Conn. After rescuing dozens of the neglected goats from a Cornwall farm, the state must decide what to do with them. The Agriculture Department has exceeded its current fiscal year budget caring for the animals. Some legislators are asking why they don't just euthanize them. (Steve Jensen/Connecticut Department of Agriculture via AP)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After rescuing dozens of neglected, malnourished goats this winter, the state of Connecticut is being asked whether the costs involved in their care are worth keeping them alive.

Missouri woman guilty in death of baby found in concrete

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:26
PLEASANT HILL, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a newborn found encased in concrete at a suburban Kansas City home has been convicted of second-degree murder.

Lawsuit: Hunger-striking immigrant moms faced retaliation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:23
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Three immigrant mothers held at a Texas detention facility filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that they were held in isolation in retaliation for their hunger strike to protest their detention and conditions at the center.

Pregnant restuarant manager fired after robbery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:22

Pregnant restuarant manager fired after robberyA manager of a fast-food restaurant in Texas has been offered her job back after saying she was fired because she wouldn't pay back the nearly $400 she turned over from the store's register during an armed robbery.

Google lavishes chairman with $109 million pay package

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:12
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped.

Columbia sued by student accused of rape by mattress-toting undergrad

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:11
A Columbia University student who officials cleared of rape allegations has filed a lawsuit claiming the school allowed his accuser to harass and defame him by permitting her to carry a mattress on her back on its New York campus as a protest. Paul Nungesser, a graduating senior at the prestigious Ivy League school, was accused by Emma Sulkowicz of raping her in August 2012. She complained to school officials, but they later cleared Nungesser. In protest, Sulkowicz began carrying a mattress with her at all times on campus in what she said was an artistic statement entitled “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)." The performance piece earned the visual arts student national headlines and an award from the National Organization for Women.

Judge in Colorado theater shooting case won't move trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:07
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys' longstanding request to move the death penalty trial to another county, saying he would have to search outside the state and perhaps even the country to find jurors who haven't been exposed to extensive publicity.