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Police: Mother ran heroin ring with her teenage son

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 18:36
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman and her high school student son are charged with running a heroin ring from their apartment, allegedly stashing the drugs in a shoebox in the 16-year-old's closet.

Suspect in custody after bedroom set on fire in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 18:03

Suspect in custody after bedroom set on fire in LoganAn arson investigation is underway after a house fire in Philadelphia's Logan section early Wednesday morning.


Vehicle recovered, surrender expected in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:51

Vehicle recovered, person of interest identified in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run crashAction News has learned the suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 4-year-old boy in Southwest Philadelphia is expected to surrender to police.


College employee, accused killer struggled after suicides

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:35

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III is seen in a booking photo provided by the The Volusia County, Fla., Department of Corrections. Stancil, 20, wanted in the shooting death of the print shop director at at Wayne County Community College in North Carolina on Monday morning, was arrested in Florida early Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Goldsboro police said. (Volusia County Department of Corrections via AP)GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police are investigating whether the killing of an openly gay college print shop supervisor had more to do with a conflict over sexuality or losing a job.


Tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father knocked over: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:16
(Reuters) - Police in Pennsylvania said on Tuesday that the tombstone of Hillary Clinton's father had been knocked over in a possible case of vandalism, the Scranton Times-Tribune newspaper reported, days after she announced her presidential bid. A person at the Washburn Street Cemetery reported that the gravestone of Hugh Rodham had been overturned, Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano told the newspaper. The police department in Scranton could not immediately be reached for comment. Hillary Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as the Democratic front-runner, revealed her candidacy on Sunday.

2 hurt in kitchen fire in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:15

2 hurt in kitchen fire in Wilmington, Del.Two people were injured in a fast-moving house fire in Wilmington, Delaware late Tuesday night.


2 hurt in kitchen fire in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:15

2 hurt in kitchen fire in Wilmington, Del.Two people were injured in a fast-moving house fire in Wilmington, Delaware late Tuesday night.


Single session launched Percy Sledge, No. 1 hit, and a sound

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:14

FILE - In this March 14, 2005 file photo, Percy Sledge accepts his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, Tuesday April 14, 2015. He was 74. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Sound engineer Jimmy Johnson knew he had captured something special on tape as Percy Sledge finished singing "When a Man Loves a Woman" in a recording studio in 1965.


Single session launched Percy Sledge, No. 1 hit, and a sound

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:14

FILE - In this March 14, 2005 file photo, Percy Sledge accepts his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, Tuesday April 14, 2015. He was 74. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Sound engineer Jimmy Johnson knew he had captured something special on tape as Percy Sledge finished singing "When a Man Loves a Woman" in a recording studio in 1965.


AccuWeather: Two Nice Days Ahead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:06

 Two Nice Days AheadMeteorologist David Murphy says more clouds and spotty showers arrive on Friday.


U.S. fast-food workers plan rallies demanding higher wages

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:03

Activists march during a protest demanding better wages for fast-food workers in Los AngelesU.S. fast food workers fighting for better wages enlisted students, healthcare workers and racial justice activists to swell the ranks of rallies set for Wednesday in 230 cities. Fast-food workers will walk off the job and be joined at protests by students from 200 colleges and activists from the Black Lives Matter movement, which protests police brutality, they said. The campaign by low-wage workers for higher pay has been building for several years as they protest that the U.S. federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is not enough to lift them from poverty. Fast-food and retail chains are starting to respond, but their wage increases are generally below the level organizers are demanding.


1 person in custody after blaze in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:53

Suspect in custody after bedroom set on fire in LoganAn arson investigation is underway after a house fire in Philadelphia's Logan section early Wednesday morning.


1 person in custody after blaze in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:53

1 person in custody after blaze in LoganAn arson investigation is underway after a house fire in Philadelphia's Logan section early Wednesday morning.


Woman loses home, other gifts to wife of ex-Clippers owner

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:51

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, sits with V. Stiviano as they watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge ruled Tuiesday April 14, 2015 that the wife of the former Clippers owner is owed $2.6 million by V. Stiviano, a woman Donald Sterling showered with gifts. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The billionaire wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling got her revenge against a woman he secretly showered with gifts and whose recording of his racially offensive rant cost him ownership of the team.


Atlanta schools cheating case judge keeps word on sentences

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:30

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter describes how the three former SRT directors were at the top of the chain during sentencing on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Atlanta. All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday. Baxter called the cheating scandal "the sickest thing that's ever happened in this town." (Kent D. Johnson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)ATLANTA (AP) — True to his word, a judge showed mercy to former Atlanta public school educators who accepted responsibility for their role in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests. Those who refused to admit guilt and agree to other conditions set by prosecutors, he treated much more harshly.


NYC protesters march against police brutality

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:28
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of protesters gathered in New York City on Tuesday night to march against police brutality.

Pentagon plans to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:29

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2012 file photo, a gravestone identifying the resting place of 7 unknowns from the USS Oklahoma is shown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The Pentagon says it will disinter and try to identify the remains of up to 388 unaccounted for sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma sank in the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Tom Gray's family has waited for more than 70 years to bring home the remains of his cousin who was killed in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.


Protests in U.S. cities against police violence prompt arrests

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

Demonstrators climb over a fence during a protest against police brutality against minorities in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Protesters in several U.S. cities blocked highways and swarmed police precincts, leading to at least two dozen arrests in demonstrations touched off by fresh cases of police violence against unarmed black men. About 250 activists marched across New York's Brooklyn Bridge, holding up signs that read "Stop murder by police" and "Stop killer cops". At least 12 people, some of whom appeared to be school-aged, were arrested following a brief scuffle with police after they crossed the bridge, and long traffic delays were reported. ...


'Entopreneurs' feed growing appetite for edible insects

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:07

Meal worms try to escape from a straining bowl in a kitchen before being cooked Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in San Francisco. A growing number of "entopreneurs" are trying to persuade consumers that insects are the next super food, a nutritious, low-cost, environmentally friendly source of protein that can help feed a hungry world. But they face a tough job convincing Westerners that crickets, meal worms and caterpillars can be tasty treats. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.


Court: Wal-Mart can exclude gun sales proposal from proxy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:01
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that Wal-Mart can exclude from its 2015 proxy statement a shareholder's proposal to review the sale of some guns.