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Israel blames Arab neighbors for stalling on nuke-free zone

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:15
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel is blaming its Arab neighbors for the failure of progress toward achieving a Middle East free of nuclear weapons, saying that "if a serious regional effort has not emerged in the Middle East during the last five years, it is not because of Israel."

New report: Center City is growing, booming

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:53

 Center City is growing, boomingA new report on Center City life is painting an exciting picture with explosive growth in population, arts and culture, and construction - the city is at a crossroads.


Beward of bogus campaigns on crowdfunding sites

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:46

 Concern about crowdfunding sitesCrowdfunding is a really popular way for people to raise money for good causes but before you donate, beware of bogus campaigns.


Atlanta officers shoot black woman in patrol car in gunfight: police

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:29
(Reuters) - Atlanta police shot and killed a handcuffed black woman on Thursday after she fired on two officers from inside a patrol car, the city's police department said. The woman had been arrested and was in the back of the vehicle in downtown Atlanta around 5 p.m. local time, Atlanta Police Sergeant Gregory Lyon said in an email.

Los Angeles ports police chief indicted on corruption charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:25
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The chief of police for the port of Los Angeles was indicted on federal corruption charges involving a program to help citizens report criminal activity at the port, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday. Ronald Boyd, 57, was named in a 16-count indictment that includes charges of wire fraud involving bribery and kickbacks. Boyd was placed on administrative leave until further notice following the indictment, Gene Seroka, executive director of the port, said in a written statement. "The city and Port of Los Angeles will fully cooperate in the investigation of this matter," Seroka said.

Freddie Gray protesters rally, march for hours in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:24

Freddie Gray protesters rally, march for hours in PhiladelphiaA rally called "Philly is Baltimore" started in Center City Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon and continued into the evening, lasting more than six hours.


Freddie Gray marchers rally for hours in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:20

Freddie Gray protesters rally, march for hours in PhiladelphiaA rally called "Philly is Baltimore" started in Center City Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon and continued into the evening, lasting more than six hours.


Beward of bogus campaings on crowdfunding sites

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:17

Beward of bogus campaigns on crowdfunding sitesCrowdfunding is a really popular way for people to raise money for good causes but before you donate, beware of bogus campaigns.


House OKs GOP measure blocking local DC abortion rights law

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed legislation through the House Thursday that would revoke a District of Columbia law barring discrimination in the city against workers who have abortions, the latest clash pitting claims of religious freedom against reproductive rights.

Vergara's ex-fiancé's plea to save embryos stirs debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:05

Sofia Vergara, left, and Joe Manganiello arrive at the premiere of "Hot Pursuit" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sofia Vergara's ex- fiancé's demands that she give him two frozen embryos they created — referring to them as "our girls" — highlights the wider legal and ethical issues surrounding frozen embryos created by in-vitro fertilization.


U.S. government to pay New Mexico $73 million over radiation leak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:58
The U.S. Energy Department will pay New Mexico $73 million in road and other infrastructure projects for violations by an underground nuclear waste dump and nuclear research lab that led to a radiation leak last year, officials said on Thursday. The deal struck between the department and New Mexico forgoes fines and instead applies funds to upgrades to federal nuclear facilities and surrounding communities in the state, according to settlement documents. Projects include construction of a $5 million emergency operations center in Carlsbad, near where the nuclear waste dump leaked radiation in February 2014. The leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, exposed 22 workers to radiation in amounts not expected to threaten their health, and indefinitely suspended key operations at the site, the Energy Department's only permanent underground disposal facility for certain types of radiological waste from U.S. nuclear labs.

It's Beats over Bose for Mariota and Winston

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:47

Former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota reacts to being drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the second pick in the first round on NFL Draft Day Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Honolulu. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — And the Beats go on.


Eagles select Nelson Agholor at No. 20 in NFL draft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:34

Eagles select Nelson Agholor at No. 20 in NFL draftWith the No. 20 overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Nelson Agholo from USC.


Eagles select WR Nelson Agholor in round 1 of NFL Draft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:31

Eagles select WR Nelson Agholor in round 1 of NFL DraftWith the No. 20 overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Nelson Agholo from USC.


Freddie Gray rally and march in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:27

Freddie Gray rally and march in Center City PhiladelphiaA rally called "Philly is Baltimore" started in Center City Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon and continued into the evening.


Prosecutor: Venice boardwalk driver targeted meth dealer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:26

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013, file photo, Nathan Campbell, a transient from Colorado, enters Los Angeles Superior Court. Campbell, who killed a honeymooner when he plowed into crowds of people at the Venice Beach boardwalk, is going on trial for murder. Jurors were seated Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Los Angeles Superior Court and lawyers are presenting opening statements in the case. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Italian newlywed's honeymoon ended in a death ride on the hood of a Dodge Avenger driven by a man bent on revenge against a drug dealer who ripped him off, a prosecutor said Thursday.


Documentary on T-rex discovery leads to pardon request

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:24

In this June 26, 2013 photo provided by Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Peter Larson excavates a Triceratops femur in a quarry near Newcastle, Wyoming. Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But there’s one black mark on his record _ a federal conviction that landed him in prison 20 years ago. His name could soon be cleared because a documentary released last year at the Sundance Film Festival has brought his legal blemish back into the public eye and spurred South Dakotans _ and Larson himself _ to push for President Barack Obama to clear his name with a pardon. (Timothy Larson/Black Hills Institute via AP)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Pete Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world, co-authored three books and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But there's one black mark on his record: a federal conviction that landed him in prison almost 20 years ago.


Police kill woman who fired at them from inside patrol car

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:20

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) — Police officers in Atlanta fatally shot a woman who first fired at them while sitting in the back of a patrol car Thursday, authorities said.


Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:17

FILE - This Friday, July 25, 2014 file photo shows bottles of midazolam at a hospital pharmacy in Oklahoma City. In a March 4, 2015 letter, Akorn, the manufacturer of the drug used in Oklahoma’s lethal injection process, is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Illinois-based manufacturer of a drug used in Oklahoma's lethal injection process is asking the state to return any supplies it may have obtained and not to use its products to execute prisoners.


Family of man killed by police officer marches in Milwaukee

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:09

Maria Hamilton, right, embraces two women upon arriving to the park where her son Dontre Hamilton was killed a year ago Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Milwaukee. Officer Christopher Manney shot Hamilton during a confrontation on April 30, 2014, after responding to a call about a sleeping man. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a man killed by a Milwaukee police officer marked the anniversary of his death Thursday with a march and a celebration of his life in the downtown park where he was shot.