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Charges against Arizona teens in alleged murder plot dropped

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 05:01
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Prosecutors say there isn't solid evidence that five Arizona high school students who were charged with conspiracy to commit murder actually planned to carry out the killing of a fellow student.

South Dakota jury finds hospital not liable for 'KKK' scars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:55
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A federal jury has found that a South Dakota hospital is not liable in a case in which a man claimed health care workers carved the letters "KKK" into his stomach during heart surgery in 2011.

France calls for Islamic State to be referred to ICC

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:53

This photo provided by the United Nations shows French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius as he addresses United Nations Security Council, Friday, March 27, 2015. Fabius said the council should refer the situation in Iraq and Syria to the International Criminal Court. (AP Photo/United Nations, Eskinder Debebe)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief told the Security Council on Friday that in a "most terrible irony," the Islamic State group may be more accepting of the ethnic diversity of its members than some states are about ethnic differences among their own citizens.


Video shows 'hospitality ambassador' beating homeless man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:46
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A man has been fired from his job as a hospitality ambassador in Berkeley after video surfaced that appears to show him beating a homeless man.

Air Force test-launches 2nd missile in week from California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:38
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Air Force test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile from California for the second time this week.

Nearly 100 get food poisoning; officials won't say from what

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:29
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A "food source" sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the food was or how it was contaminated.

US economic growth may be mild, but it's also really durable

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:29

In this photo made on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, a man welds parts in fans for industrial ventilation systems at the Robinson Fans Inc. plant in Harmony, Pa. The Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product on Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II.


Prosecutors: Hospital CEO killed wife and then himself

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:27

 Hospital CEO killed wife and then himselfProsecutors have ruled that a New Jersey hospital executive killed his wife before setting their home on fire and killing himself.


Boys, 14 and 16, accused of raping woman in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:21

Boys, 14 and 16, accused of raping woman in Port RichmondPolice say two teenagers are accused of raping a 19-year-old woman as she walked home from the gym on Thursday night in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


Firework at school leaves 18 students with minor injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:16
MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Eighteen students received minor injuries when a child lit a firework inside a trash can at a Southern California school.

Flames destroy school bus in Hamilton Township

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:11

Flames destroy school bus in Hamilton TownshipFlames tore through a parked school bus in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.


Massachusetts governor asks for snow disaster declaration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:10
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker formally asked the federal government on Friday to declare a disaster in 10 Massachusetts counties after a relentless series of winter storms brought record snowfall and frigid temperatures, causing 25 deaths and costing the state and its cities and towns an estimated $400 million.

Woman missing for weeks says she was emotionally overwhelmed

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:10
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 22-year-old college student whose disappearance had police scouring Southern California for weeks said she was overwhelmed with personal problems when she decided to walk away.

Blaze on New York's Fire Island ruins gay resort landmarks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:08
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — An early morning blaze on Fire Island destroyed several structures, including two well-known landmarks in a historic gay resort, and required dozens of firefighters to respond by ferry from the mainland of Long Island, fire and police officials said Friday.

Deaths of hospital CEO and wife in fire ruled murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:52

FILE- In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, a Montgomery Township police officer sits in front of the partially burned home of John and Joyce Sheridan in Montgomery Township, N.J. The Somerset County prosecutor's office said on Friday, March 27, 2015 that a medical examiner ruled John Sheridan's Sept. 28 death a suicide. They say that the ruling supports their conclusion that he killed his wife, Joyce, before setting their home ablaze. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)A hospital executive who spent decades as an important figure in New Jersey politics and policy killed his wife, set their house ablaze, then killed himself, a prosecutor ruled Friday, finally giving an explanation six months later of the mysterious deaths.


Wisconsin couple accused of locking teenage girl in basement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:50
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week.

With gay marriage case pending, religion bills gain ground

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:45

FILE- In this March 16, 2015, file photo, workers add team names to a 2015 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament bracket that is displayed on the side of the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday, March 26, that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With the nation's highest court set to hear arguments next month over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, legislation is advancing in several states that critics say gives businesses license to deny services to gays and lesbians on religious grounds.


2 Unaccounted for, 22 People Injured in NYC Building Explosion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:37
Two people were unaccounted for after a massive building fire in New York City, according to a New York City police official.

Daughter sues elder abuse investigator over father's will

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:34
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Medford police detective who specialized in investigating elder abuse has been accused of using her expertise to exploit the dementia of a Portland lawyer before his death last year.

Shopping center near Pentagon given 'all-clear' over bomb threat: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 03:26
Arlington County Police said in a tweet on Friday they gave the "all-clear" to a shopping center near the headquarters of the U.S. Defense Department, with business returning to normal and roads re-opening after bomb-sniffing dogs inspected the area. The stores had been evacuated after an anonymous bomb threat was made to the center on Friday afternoon, Arlington County Police Department spokesman Lt. Kip Malcolm said. Some roads in the area had also been closed, the police department said, while the entrance to the Metrorail station near the shopping center was closed, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The retail area, known as the Pentagon Centre, is located at 1201 South Hayes Street, less than a mile from the Pentagon.