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Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 02:19

This Sept. 4, 2012 provided by the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee shows Sir Fazle Hasan Abed during a visit to the BRAC School in the Karail slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Abed, who created BRAC, a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty, was chosen Wednesday, July 1, 2015 as this year’s recipient of the World Food Prize. (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee via AP)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday.


DeSean Jackson: Eagles 'tried to blow me up' after release

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 02:19
DeSean Jackson said the Philadelphia Eagles "tried to blow me up" with a "smear campaign" after the wide receiver was released by the team in 2014.

Noah's ark developer seeking lost Kentucky tax incentive

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 02:14
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lawyers for a Christian ministry that's building a Noah's ark theme park in Kentucky say state officials violated First Amendment religious protections when they denied the project a state tax incentive worth millions.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 02:14
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ex-California state senator pleads guilty to racketeering charge in Chinatown crime case .

Florida jury convicts 'Big Tony' in 2001 businessman murder

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 02:05
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Reputed mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2001 slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman during a power struggle over a lucrative fleet of gambling ships.

Deputies: Mentally ill Florida man kills mom, injures dad

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 02:01
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials say a 49-year-old beat his parents with a crowbar, killing his 83-year-old mother.

Air Force professor found stranded on cliff after 2 days

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:59
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An Air Force Academy professor who went missing for two days while on a hike is recovering after he got injured and stranded on a cliff face in Colorado.

Ohio women sentenced to six years for contaminating son's IV

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:41
Candida Fluty, 35, a West Virginia resident, was seen on a hospital security video in January injecting something into the IV bag of her son, then age 9, causing him to run a fever. Fluty was charged in Hamilton County with two counts of felonious assault and two counts of felony child endangerment.

Employer headaches over labor quality point to stronger U.S. wages

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:34

Photo illustration of U.S. dollar notes displayed in JohannesburgAmerica's employers say they are finding it harder to find high-quality workers, which could soon fuel a boost in wage growth and help convince the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates. The Labor Department's monthly jobs report due on Thursday will likely show June was another month of lackluster pay increases, a trend going back to the 2007-09 recession. Headaches over worker quality are already leading Garry Floeter's construction firm in Cookeville, Tennessee to offer more money to workers trained to install mechanical systems at hospitals and other commercial buildings.


Sister of slain woman charged with helping mom dump her body

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:33
CLEVELAND (AP) — The younger sister of a woman who authorities say was killed by their mother in March has been accused of helping dump the body in a field.

Visa joins MasterCard, AmEx in ending use for Backpage sex ads

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:17
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Visa Inc said on Wednesday it is joining MasterCard Inc and American Express Co in barring its credit cards from being used to pay for ads on Backpage.com following a request from a Chicago sheriff who said the site is used by sex traffickers. Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart said that "escort" ads on Backpage.com and similar classified advertising sites make up the foundation of a sex-trafficking industry that preys on the young and vulnerable. Earlier this week, he asked both Visa and MasterCard to cut off any association with the Backpage.com "adult" section.

Gamblers' abuse claims test sovereignty of US tribal casinos

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:11

FILE - In this June 29, 2006, file photo, a table game area is reflected on a ceiling mirror in Foxwoods Resort Casino on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation in Mashantucket, Conn. Lawsuits making their way through federal courts are testing the principle of sovereign immunity when it comes to abuse claims at tribal casinos. So-called “advantage players” are made to feel unwelcome, regularly being tossed and and blacklisted. But gamblers have limited options to press claims of mistreatment at Native American-owned properties, which generally are shielded from lawsuits in outside courts by laws recognizing tribes’ sovereignty (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, File)MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America's tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse.


US, Cuba reach agreement to open embassies

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:09

US, Cuba reach agreement to open embassiesThe United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities.


UN declares highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:06
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where over 80 percent of the population need assistance. U.N. officials have said the Arab world's most impoverished country is now a step away from famine.

Mom accused of contaminating son's IV gets 6 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:58
CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV at a Cincinnati hospital pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of child endangering and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Police: 3 dead, 1 survivor after car bursts into flames on I-76

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:57

 3 dead, 1 survivorPennsylvania State Police now say three people were killed and a fourth person is undergoing surgery after a car crashed and burst into flames on the Schuylkill Expressway.


Wolf, GOP lawmakers to resume budget talks after veto

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:51

Wolf, GOP lawmakers to resume budget talks after vetoGov. Tom Wolf sought to restart budget talks with legislative leaders Wednesday, less than a day after he vetoed a $30.2 billion Republican-crafted spending plan that every Democrat voted against.


Amtrak, families want lawsuits from fatal crash consolidated

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:47
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak has joined a bid to have the lawsuits filed over a deadly crash in Philadelphia consolidated before the same federal judge.

Person freed from vehicle in Hunting Park accident

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:44

Person freed from vehicle in Hunting Park accidentAt least one person had to be freed from a vehicle after an accident in Hunting Park.


AccuWeather: Warm and Humid, Spotty Storm Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:43

 Warm and Humid, Spotty Storm TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says our weather remains somewhat unsettled over the next few days.