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Protesters take to Baltimore streets after man's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:44

Protesters take to Baltimore streets after man's deathAmid tears and cries for justice, demonstrators poured into the streets of Baltimore carrying signs emblazoned with the name of a man who died from a spinal injury he suffered while in police custody. Tuesday's demonstration marked the beginning of a week of protests and rallies planned across the city.


States where health law seems to increase food-stamp use

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:29
President Barack Obama's health care law seems to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps in 11 states, despite significant improvement in the economy.

Transgender teen settles with state over license photo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:28
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A transgender South Carolina teenager who was told to remove her makeup for a driver's license photo has settled her lawsuit over the incident and a state agency has agreed to handle such cases differently, according to court documents.

Chocolate milk catching on as sports drink

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:25

Chocolate milk catching on as sports drinkThe next sports drink success may not be green, orange, or blue.


Florida Legislature passes bill to outlaw ticket quotas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:25
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The "Waldo Bill" — inspired by a city considered one of the nation's worst speed traps — is about to become law in Florida.

Pope Francis to Stop in Cuba Before US Trip

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:20
The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will stop in Cuba before his visit to the United States this September.

Officials: 'Emergency situation' at Fort Benning, Georgia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:19

 No threat in 'emergency situation' at Army postFORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — Authorities at Fort Benning, the U.S. Army post in west Georgia, say they're dealing with an ongoing "emergency situation" at the post's Warrior Transition Battalion.


Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:04

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2003 file photo, a bumblebee sits atop a gray-headed coneflower in Dauphin, Pa. A common pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.


One dead, 23 others sick from suspected botulism at Ohio church

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:04
A woman has died and 23 others were sickened by a suspected botulism outbreak after a potluck lunch at an Ohio church, health officials said on Wednesday. Fifty to 60 people attended the Sunday lunch at the Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster, about 30 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, said Jennifer Valentine, a spokeswoman for the Fairfield Department of Health. Valentine said those affected showed the symptoms of botulism, which include double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech and difficulty swallowing.

Residents ordered to evacuate as collapsing yard threatens homes in NJ

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:02

Residents ordered to evacuate as collapsing yard threatens homes in NJA steep ravine is threatening to swallow two homes in Florence, Burlington County that overlook the Delaware River.


Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 01:02
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves.

Ex-casino worker, student plead not guilty to counterfeiting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:59
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania casino worker and a Nevada high school student pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a Uganda-based scheme that produced more than $1.5 million in high-quality counterfeit U.S. bills.

Man shot by South Carolina deputies dies, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:57
IRMO, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot by sheriff's deputies in South Carolina has died.

Mother of ex-NFL star's murder victim to pursue civil suit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:54

Ursula Ward, mother of the victim, speaks to the media after former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was convicted in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall RiverThe mother of the semiprofessional football player murdered by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez said on Wednesday that she would resume her wrongful death civil suit against the ex-NFL star. In a tearful news conference, Ursula Ward, whose son Odin Lloyd was fatally shot by Hernandez in an industrial park near his North Attleborough, Massachusetts home, said she was renewing a legal effort that had been put on hold during Hernandez's trial for the murder of her son. "I always wish I was there to take those bullets for Odin." Last week Hernandez, 25, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for first-degree murder for Lloyd's slaying. His conviction cleared the way for the civil suit, first filed in Bristol County Superior Court in December 2013, to proceed, said Ward's attorney, Douglas Sheff.


Man who shot Reagan seeks to live outside mental hospital

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:54

John Hinckley's attorney Barry Levin, arrives at the federal courthouse in Washington, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, for hearings on whether John Hinckley, the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, should spend more time outside a mental hospital that has been his home for decades. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan is "clinically ready" to live fulltime outside a mental hospital, his lawyer argued in federal court on Wednesday.


Bill would add firing squad to S. Carolina execution methods

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:43
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A proposal in South Carolina would add death by firing squad to the state's list of approved execution methods.

Suspects wanted for multiple robberies in Fishtown, Rittenhouse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:40

Suspects wanted for multiple robberies in Fishtown, RittenhousePhiladelphia Police is asking for the public's assistance to identify and locate the suspects wanted for multiple robberies in Fishtown and Rittenhouse.


6 injured after school bus, SEPTA bus collide in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:34

6 injured after school bus, SEPTA bus collide in West PhiladelphiaSix people are recovering after a crash involving a school bus and a SEPTA bus in West Philadelphia.


Aggressive coyote tests positive for rabies in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:22

Aggressive coyote tests positive for rabies in New JerseyPolice have issued a warning in one New Jersey community to stay inside until officers can round up coyotes in the area. They are calling it a "coyote curfew."


Lawsuit challenges airport noise curfews in the Hamptons

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 00:21

FILE- In this Aug. 20, 2014 file photo, a small jet approaches the runway at East Hampton Town Airport in East Hampton, N.Y. The East Hampton Town Board has voted to impose curfews and limits to air traffic at the town's municipal airport in an effort to reduce noise from flights between New York City and the Hamptons during the busy summer season. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The battle for the skies above the Hamptons is headed to a courtroom.