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Gunman opens fire on man in Chester

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:42

Gunman opens fire on man in ChesterPolice say a man was shot twice in the chest in Chester, Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.


Nanny pleads not guilty to felony assault, related charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:35
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut nanny accused of beating and burning a 3-year-old girl on a stove has pleaded not guilty to charges of assault, risk of injury to a child, and criminal mischief.

Cruise line to offer free drinks on Miami-based ship

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:00
MIAMI (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is offering free booze to attract more customers on short cruises out of Miami.

Police investigate stabbing inside Delaware home

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:53

Police investigate stabbing inside Delaware homePolice are investigating a stabbing inside a home in Delaware City, Delaware early Thursday morning.


Thief tries to rob off-duty officer in Overbrook; shots fired

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:49

Man tries to rob off-duty officer in Overbrook; shots firedPolice say a thief tried to rob an off-duty officer walking his dog in Philadelphia's Overbrook section late Wednesday night.


Police: Thief tries to rob off-duty officer in Overbrook, shots fired

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:16

Man tries to rob off-duty officer in Overbrook; shots firedPolice say a thief tried to rob an off-duty officer walking his dog in Philadelphia's Overbrook section late Wednesday night.


Utah prisoner died after dialysis technician missed shifts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:35
(Reuters) - A Utah prisoner requiring dialysis died after the technician scheduled to treat him failed to report for work, the state's healthcare authorities said on Wednesday. Ramon Estrada, who the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper said was weeks away from being paroled after serving around 10 years for rape, died on April 5. He had not received dialysis over the two previous days, University of Utah Health Care system spokeswoman Kathy Wilets said. A nurse with the prison called the dialysis clinic the day of Estrada's death but it was closed.

How Wall Street came out on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:34

LGBT activist Daniel Maury relaxes at home with his partner, Mark Paulson, and dog Luca in New YorkBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On March 6, the day of the U.S. Supreme Court's deadline for legal briefs backing same-sex marriage, gay rights activists quietly celebrated a victory on Wall Street. Twenty-eight of the country's biggest financial firms had made an unprecedented show of unity in support of gay marriage by urging the court to strike down state laws banning same-sex unions. Then, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that denied benefits to same-sex couples. "Together, we pushed Wall Street to a place our industry has never gone before," Daniel Maury, a managing director at UBS Group AG, wrote in a celebratory email to his fellow members of Open Finance, a group of gay and lesbian Wall Street employees that lobbied hard for banks' signatures.


Woman in famed 'Rosie the Riveter' painting dies at 92

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:03

Guests tour the Crystal Bridges Art Museum in conjunction with the annual Wal-Mart shareholders' meeting in Bentonville Arkansas(Reuters) - Mary Doyle Keefe, known for modeling as "Rosie the Riveter" in the famed Norman Rockwell painting that came to symbolize women factory workers during World War II, has died, according to an obituary published by a local mortuary. Keefe died peacefully on Tuesday in Simsbury, Connecticut after living the last eight years at the McLean Village Community, the Carmon Community Funeral Homes obituary said. The Norman Rockwell Museum said in a statement on Wednesday night that it was "saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Doyle Keefe," and sent condolences to her family. The fictional Rosie, depicted eating lunch in blue jean work overalls with a rivet gun in her lap and her feet resting on a copy of Adolf Hitler's manifesto "Mein Kampf," became a symbol of how the war opened doors for American women to enter factories and take on labor jobs previously reserved for men.


Former Iowa lawmaker acquitted in spousal sex abuse trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:02

Henry Rayhons hugs members of his family after being found not guilty of sexual abuse at the Hancock County Courthouse in Garner, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (Bryon Houlgrave/Des Moines Register via AP) NO SALES, MAGS OUT, TV OUT, MANDATORY CREDITGARNER, Iowa (AP) — A jury in Iowa has acquitted a longtime state lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife, an Alzheimer's patient, bringing to a close a trial that raised questions about the capacity of people with dementia to consent to sex.


US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:26

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 are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming — and don't require congressional approval.


Top immigration officials say summer won't see surge in kids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:24
PHOENIX (AP) — There won't be nearly as many immigrant children who cross the border on their own this summer as there were last year, top officials say.

Detroit suburb police chief resigns after officer beat black man: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:12

Protestors demonstrate against police brutality outside the Inkster Police Department in Inkster, Michigan(Reuters) - The police chief of a Detroit suburb resigned on Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press newspaper reported, just days after one of the department's officers was charged over a beating of a black driver in January that was caught on video. It was the latest resignation of a police chief following allegations of excessive force used by officers against minorities, which have sparked protests and unrest in cities across the United States. A statement from the city of Inkster said that Police Chief Vicki Yost's resignation was effective immediately, though it did not specifically mention the beating case and thanked Yost for her work, the newspaper reported. On Monday, prosecutors charged former Inkster officer William Melendez, 46, with misconduct and assault in the beating of black motorist, Floyd Dent.


Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown's death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:06

In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown Jr., listens to the family attorney during a news conference in Dellwood, Mo. Lawyers for the parents of Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, announced Wednesday, April 22, 2015, that they planned to file a civil lawsuit the following day against the city of Ferguson. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, announced Wednesday night that they planned to file a civil lawsuit the following day against the city of Ferguson.


Transgender inmate's attorneys oppose delaying surgery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:05
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys representing a transgender prison inmate on Wednesday asked a federal judge to stick with his order that California officials must immediately provide the inmate with sex reassignment surgery.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to perform new cutting edge surgery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:29

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to perform new cutting edge surgeryStarting this summer, doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will be performing a new cutting-edge surgery that will help save the lives of babies with malformed diaphragms.


Friends: Man's death after arrest reveals Baltimore dynamics

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:20
BALTIMORE (AP) — Slight and slender at just 5-feet 8-inches and 145 pounds, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was a warm, funny, generous figure in Baltimore's predominantly poor and African American Sandtown community, his friends and relatives said.

Heinz Awards honors 6 for solving critical human issues

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:12
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who has developed artificial human "microlivers" that can safely test the toxicity of drugs without endangering lives is one of six people chosen to receive Heinz Awards.

BET enters the boxing arena with Roc Nation Sports alliance

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:05
NEW YORK (AP) — BET is storming out of its corner with its first-ever rounds of professional boxing.

New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:02
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.