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In Iowa for Faith & Freedom, Republican contenders face tricky balance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:08

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks during the second day of the 5th annual Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" Policy Conference in WashingtonWhen the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition plays host to nine Republican White House hopefuls this weekend, the conservative Christian group will simply be pursuing its stated mission to "take back our state and country." But the Republican contenders who will speak at the group's annual Spring Kick-Off face a more delicate balance: How to address pressure from the Christian group to toe the conservative line on a number of social issues such as abortion and gay marriage without alienating members of the broader party who are more focused on the economy or foreign policy. Iowa holds the country's first nominating contests with its caucuses, giving the small, Midwestern state an outsized role in the presidential scrum. “Certainly Christian conservatives will be up to half of all the likely caucus goers,” said Doug Gross, who chaired Mitt Romney’s 2008 Iowa campaign.


San Diego man accused of making false statements about Syria

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:58
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man has been arrested after admitting to federal agents that he fought alongside militant Islamic fighters in his native Syria, and Facebook postings and photographs indicate he worked for a Sharia court known for meting out cruel punishment, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.

Police officer, suspect shot in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:30
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia bicycle officer was shot and wounded Thursday night in west Philadelphia by a drug suspect who told him "I don't want to have to do this," before firing at him, police said.

Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight at home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:06
Brittney Griner and fiancee Glory Johnson were both arrested for suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after a fight between the couple.

American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:43

American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strikeBlaming the "fog of war," President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian, two hostages held by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the terror network.


Rough ride? Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked belt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:43

Protestors march for Freddie Gray through downtown Baltimore, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Gray died from spinal trauma a week after being arrested by a group of officers, hoisted into police van and driven to a Baltimore station. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him to a sidewalk. The cause of his fatal spine injury has not been revealed.


Well-known resident killed in South Philadelphia fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:43

Well-known resident killed in South Philadelphia fireNeighbors are mourning the loss of a well-known resident who was killed in a house fire in South Philadelphia.


Police officer shot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:57

Police officer, suspect shot in West PhiladelphiaA police officer was rushed to the hospital after being shot in West Philadelphia.


Ex-NFL player, husband of Hope Solo, pleads to California drunken driving charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:51
Former National Football League player Jerramy Stevens, the husband of U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, pleaded no contest on Thursday to drunken driving charges stemming from his arrest near Los Angeles, prosecutors said. Stevens, 35, entered an open plea to one count each of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content, both within 10 years of another DUI, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.

Officer shot in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:21

Police officer shot in West PhiladelphiaA police officer was shot in West Philadelphia.


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.