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Police say woman fatally shot in Atlanta escaped handcuffs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:31

An Atlanta Police car with broken windows and a bullet hole in the windshield sits on Pryor Street in Atlanta, Thursday, April 30, 2015. Police say officers fatally shot a woman who first fired at them while sitting in the back of a patrol car in Atlanta. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — A woman in police custody who was killed by officers in downtown Atlanta had escaped from her handcuffs and fired gunshots at the officers from a patrol car's backseat, police said Friday.


Iowa governor declares state of emergency due to bird flu outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:28

Iowa Governor Branstad speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in AmesBy P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency on Friday due to a rapidly expanding avian flu outbreak, saying the entire state was at risk from the spread of the disease. The announcement, which gives authorities powers to enforce preventative measures, was made soon after state agriculture officials announced four new poultry farms had initially tested positive for the virus. Iowa, the top egg-producing state in the United States, is the third state to declare a state of emergency because of the viral outbreak, which either has led or will lead to the extermination of up to 21 million chickens and turkeys nationwide. Iowa's state of emergency is effective immediately now and will be in force until at least the end of May, depending on developments in the outbreak, Branstad told a news conference.


FAA considers beyond-line-of-sight drone initiatives: sources

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:26

Airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. aviation regulators are talking to drone makers and service providers about testing commercial drones that can fly beyond an operator's visual line of sight, currently banned for safety reasons, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. The potential partnerships between the Federal Aviation Administration and industry would be a milestone in developing unmanned aircraft that could be used for a variety of business applications such as delivering packages, monitoring crops or inspecting energy transmission pipelines.


Body of Nevada man recovered after fall at Grand Canyon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:25
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The body of a Nevada man who fell about 400 feet off the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to his death was recovered Friday, authorities said.

Baltimore officer in custody has NJ ties

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:23

Baltimore officer in custody has NJ tiesOne of the six Baltimore police officers in custody has longtime history in South Jersey.


NY woman volunteered where police believe she killed fiance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:22

This undated photo provided by the New York State Police shows Angelika Graswald. Graswald, whose fiance has been missing since a kayaking trip on April 19, 2015, has been charged with murder, authorities said Thursday, April 30. (New York State Police via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her fiance and falsely reporting he died in a kayaking accident volunteered as a gardener on the scenic Hudson River island where police say the crime happened.


Truck drivers end strike at Los Angeles-area seaports

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:20
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers who picketed several trucking firms at the nation's busiest seaport complex returned to work Friday after a weeklong strike they say will not be their last.

Missouri lawyer said former hospital may have stolen black babies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:13
A lawyer for a long-separated mother and daughter said on Friday he is investigating whether staff at a now-closed St. Louis hospital may have taken babies from impoverished young black women to put them up for adoption. Melanie Gilmore was reunited with her mother, gospel singer Zella Jackson Price, after 49 years in March in an emotional video that has been seen by almost 300,000 people on YouTube. Price was told by a nurse at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis in 1965 that her baby had died, said family attorney Albert Watkins.

Missouri lawyer said former hospital may have stolen black babies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:13
A lawyer for a long-separated mother and daughter said on Friday he is investigating whether staff at a now-closed St. Louis hospital may have taken babies from impoverished young black women to put them up for adoption. Melanie Gilmore was reunited with her mother, gospel singer Zella Jackson Price, after 49 years in March in an emotional video that has been seen by almost 300,000 people on YouTube. Price was told by a nurse at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis in 1965 that her baby had died, said family attorney Albert Watkins.

SeaWorld cited over safety of trainers who work with orcas

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:10

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2006, file photo, SeaWorld Adventure Park trainer Ken Peters, left, looks to a killer whale during a performance at Shamu Stadium inside the theme park in San Diego. SeaWorld — whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Fla., park — has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld — whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Florida, park — has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego.


A timeline of the New Jersey traffic jam scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:10

In this Thursday, April 23, 2015, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering during a town hall meeting, in Cedar Grove, N.J. Federal prosecutors have announced a court proceeding, scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2015, involving the 2013 traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, an investigation that has loomed over Christie as he considers a presidential run. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)Following is a timeline in the events surrounding the September 2013 closure of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge and its fallout:


NY woman volunteered where police believe she killed fiance

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:09

This undated photo provided by the New York State Police shows Angelika Graswald. Graswald, whose fiance has been missing since a kayaking trip on April 19, 2015, has been charged with murder, authorities said Thursday, April 30. (New York State Police via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her fiance but reporting he died in a New York kayaking accident had volunteered as a gardener on the Hudson River island where police say the crime happened.


Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:07
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.

Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:07
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.

Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:02

Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crashThe stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner sued the Olympic gold medalist Friday for wrongful death, claiming they have suffered enormous damages.ving Bruce Jenner have sued the Olympic gold medalist.


Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:02

Bruce Jenner sued for wrongful death over highway crashThe stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner sued the Olympic gold medalist Friday for wrongful death, claiming they have suffered enormous damages.ving Bruce Jenner have sued the Olympic gold medalist.


Letter: Hoboken Superstorm Sandy aid investigation closed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:01
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A letter from federal authorities says they have closed an investigation into whether Gov. Chris Christie's administration threatened to withhold Superstorm Sandy relief money from Hoboken.

Cops stop accepting guest list of motel with high crime rate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:00
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The police chief in Warwick said his department has stopped accepting a daily guest list from a city motel with a high crime rate.

Cops stop accepting guest list of motel with high crime rate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 06:00
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The police chief in Warwick said his department has stopped accepting a daily guest list from a city motel with a high crime rate.

3 former Christie allies charged in bridge scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 05:59

In this Thursday, April 23, 2015, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering during a town hall meeting, in Cedar Grove, N.J. Federal prosecutors have announced a court proceeding, scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2015, involving the 2013 traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, an investigation that has loomed over Christie as he considers a presidential run. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors brought charges Friday against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie — but not Christie himself — in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, apparently easing the legal threat that has hung over his 2016 White House ambitions for more than a year.