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Worker killed at The Philadelphia Zoo

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:23

Philadelphia Zoo employee killed in golf cart accidentA worker was killed in an incident at the Philadelphia Zoo Monday morning.


Colorado, CDC probing 10 cases of virus-related paralysis in kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:16
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are investigating at least 10 cases of children in Colorado who developed limb weakness or paralysis after testing positive for a respiratory virus, state health officials said on Monday. Of the 10, four children tested positive for Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a virus that is causing severe respiratory infections in 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. From mid-August to September 26, 2014, the U.S. ...

Ohioan gets 6 years for having ricin, lying to FBI

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:13
CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeastern Ohio man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison after being convicted of having ricin and lying to FBI agents when he denied making the deadly toxin.

Teenager gets life in foster mom's stabbing death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:05
CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio teenager who said she killed her foster mother in 2012 at the urging of the dead woman's husband was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

PHOTOS: 18 suspected drug dealers arrested in western Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 02:02

 18 suspected drug dealers arrested in western Pa.A total of 18 people were arrested as part of a drug investigation in western Pennsylvania.


Plea in NYC speaker stabbing, but appeal planned

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:58
NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose chance encounter with a despondent stranger led to a stabbing he called assisted suicide pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter after his murder conviction was overturned in a case that questioned the boundary between killing someone and helping him kill himself.

Teen convicted of killing girlfriend in Skippack

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:47

Teen convicted of killing girlfriend in SkippackA teen has been convicted of first-degree murder for stabbing his girlfriend to death on a trail in Skippack, Montgomery County last year.


Jury selection for marathon suspect's friend

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:41

Robel Phillipos arrives at federal court for the start of jury selection for his trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Boston. Phillipos is charged with lying to authorities about being in Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed Tsarnaev’s backpack, laptop and other items. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is accused of lying to authorities investigating the deadly bombing.


Suspect in real estate agent's disappearance arrested

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:39

Suspect in real estate agent's disappearance arrestedAuthorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with an Arkansas real estate agent who has been missing since last week.


UAW, two German labor groups link to organize VW in Tennessee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:34

File photo of the logo of Volkswagen at the Frankfurt Motor ShowBy Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers union and two top German labor groups have signed a letter of intent to jointly organize the Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a top UAW official said on Monday. The "UAW goal (is) to obtain exclusive majority status and recognition of this by Volkswagen," according to the four-page letter dated Sept. 9, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters. Workers at the Tennessee plant, Volkswagen's only U.S. plant, voted against UAW representation earlier this year. ...


Prosecution rests in loud music killing case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:33
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have rested in the first-degree murder retrial of a white Florida man who fatally shot a black teenager after an argument over loud music outside a convenience store.

Arsonist suspected in up to 23 blazes in Washington state

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:27
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A suspected arsonist operating in Washington state is believed to have ignited nearly two dozen fires in three weeks, destroying two homes and burning parched grassland amid a destructive wildfire season, officials said on Monday. The 23 fires set since Sept. 9 outside Spokane, Washington's second-largest city, have been mostly confined to the same area of south Spokane County, home to more than 20,000 people in eastern Washington, authorities said. ...

Pennsylvania priest ordered detained until trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:26
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest from Pennsylvania was ordered to remain jailed until his trial on charges that he possessed child pornography and traveled to Honduras for sex with children during missionary trips.

Sheriff: DCF was warned about Spirit in 2013 case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:20
BELL, Fla. (AP) — Florida's child welfare agency was warned in 2013 that a man should be kept away from the daughter and six grandchildren that he later killed, Alachua County's sheriff told a newspaper.

Witnesses: Skydivers who died descended too fast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:04

In this image taken from video provided by HyannisNews.com, a person is brought to an ambulance following a skydiving accident Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Barnstable, Mass. Barnstable police say the skydiving instructor and student died shortly after the crash near the Cape Cod Airfield. (AP Photo/HyannisNews.com, Robert Bastille) MANDATORY CREDIT; BOSTON OUT; PROVIDENCE OUTBARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — The two skydivers killed after they crashed into a building during a tandem jump on Cape Cod appeared to be having problems as they descended, police said.


Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 01:01
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gambling industry nationwide paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013, according to a report from the American Gaming Association.

Examples of 2014 videos showing police using force

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:48

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the family of John Crawford III shows Crawford, right, with his mother, Tressa Sherrod. The family of John Crawford, who was fatally shot by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart, says soundless surveillance video shows their actions were unreasonable. But a prosecutor cited the same video to explain the shooting was justified. (AP Photo/Courtesy family of John Crawford III, File)Sometimes videos of police using force seem to justify those actions; other times, they appear to prove officers acted wrongly. In either circumstance, seeing such videos might give viewers a false sense of understanding what happened when they don't have full context. Video involving law enforcement has factored into perception of numerous police use-of-force cases this year. Some examples:


Caught in the act? Videos of police can mislead

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:46

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the family of John Crawford III shows Crawford, right, with his mother, Tressa Sherrod. The family of John Crawford, who was fatally shot by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart, says soundless surveillance video shows their actions were unreasonable. But a prosecutor cited the same video to explain the shooting was justified. (AP Photo/Courtesy family of John Crawford III, File)BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object — a gun? — as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later, surveillance video from a different angle shows him farther away. Suddenly he drops the object and crumples to the floor. Two more people come into view, walking toward him with firearms drawn.


Marijuana industry makes political donations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:45

In this Sept. 25, 2014 photo, Tripp Keber, head of Denver-based Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, which makes pot-infused drinks, foods and other items, stands inside one of his edibles production kitchens at his manufacturing facility in Denver. Keber is among the entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry who are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.


Judge won't stop Detroit water shutoffs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:33
DETROIT (AP) — The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy refused Monday to stop the city from shutting off water if people can't pay their bill, saying there's no right to water and the law doesn't give him the power to keep the taps open anyway.