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Consumer Reports issues alert on ground beef

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 06:02

Consumer Reports issues alert on ground beefStudy of 300 packages finds staph, superbugs, and other bacteria in ground beef


White supremacist warned after statement on hatred of Jews in Kansas murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:56

Frazier Glenn Cross appears in court on murder charges in Olathe, KansasA judge warned a Missouri white supremacist, accused of murdering three people outside two Kansas City-area Jewish centers, not to speak about his hatred of Jews in the opening statement of his trial on Monday. Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan, is representing himself in the capital murder case and sought to explain to jurors the multiple reasons he hates Jewish people. "If I can't explain why I did it then I have no chance of being found not guilty," Cross told Johnson County District Court Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan after Ryan halted Cross' opening statement and ordered jurors to leave the courtroom.


Sheriff: man stabbed when he asked for money back after sex

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:49
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The Kitsap County Sheriff's office is looking for a woman they say stabbed a Port Orchard man who had paid her for sex, but later asked for his money back.

Police: Oklahoma politician killed by son with wife nearby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:48

This undated photo provided by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Christian Costello. Costello is accused of having stabbed his father, Oklahoma's labor commissioner Mark Costello to death Sunday evening, Aug. 23, 2015, at a fast-food restaurant in Oklahoma City. (Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office via AP)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A rising politician's meeting with his mentally ill son at a restaurant turned deadly when the young man pulled out a large kitchen knife and stabbed his father to death while his mother and other horrified witnesses looked on, police said Monday.


Parents left scrambling after surprise closure of Abington charter school

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:48

Parents left scrambling after surprise closure of Abington charter schoolParents of students who attend Education Plus Cyber Charter School in Abington learned on Monday they may not have a place to learn when the school year starts next month.


Judge holds Pa. AG Kathleen Kane for trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:48

Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane held for trialPennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is headed to trial for allegedly leaking grand jury files and lying under oath.


Counselor accused of having sex with teen patient

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:47

Counselor accused of having sex with teen patientA drug and alcohol counselor was arrested in Delaware for allegedly having sex with one of her teenage patients.


Fire erupts at Keansburg Amusement Park in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:46

Fire erupts at Keansburg Amusement Park in New JerseyBlack smoke billowed above an amusement park during a fire in northern New Jersey.


National Rifle Association sues Seattle over 'gun violence' tax

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:45

Attendees visit the trade booths during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, TennesseeThe National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups sued Seattle on Monday over a new tax on firearms and ammunition sales, arguing the city had violated a Washington state law barring municipalities from enacting local firearms regulations. Earlier this month, Seattle City Council unanimously approved a "gun violence tax" on sellers of firearms and ammunition, directing proceeds toward violence prevention programs and research beginning in January.


Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:45
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fraternity has suspended activities at a university chapter in Virginia after an uproar over sexually suggestive banners hung from a private home where several of that fraternity's members live.

Judge rejects bid to make names of Tsarnaev jurors public

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:44
BOSTON (AP) — A judge has rejected a motion by The Boston Globe to publicly release the names of jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Papal Visit Playbook is now available

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:39

Papal Visit Playbook is now availableOrganizers of the World Meeting of Families have unveiled a detailed guide to navigating Philadelphia during Pope Francis' visit next month.


Lawyer says police account of shooting Missouri teen untrue, lawsuit coming

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:37

Police wear gas masks as they attempt to disperse a crowd that gathered after a shooting incident in St. LouisAt least six different witnesses have provided information about the Aug. 19 shooting of Mansur Ball-Bey to two lawyers representing the 18-year-old's family, and none say the teen was in the house that officers said he ran out of just before they shot him, according to attorney Jerry Christmas. Christmas said he and co-counsel Jermaine Wooten have also interviewed the teenager who was with Ball-Bey just before he was shot, and the boy disputes police accounts that Ball-Bey was carrying a gun that he pointed at officers. Christmas said the family is preparing to sue the St. Louis Police Department, and a petition could be filed as early as next week.


Texas lab criticized over handling of monkeys for study

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:36
DALLAS (AP) — A prestigious laboratory in Texas is under federal investigation after auditors issued a preliminary report saying it did not do enough to prevent the suffering of primates who were infected with a deadly virus for a study of the disease.

Hall honoring racist at Winthrop University vandalized again

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:36
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — For the second time in recent months, someone calling attention to the racist past of old-South politician "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman has vandalized Winthrop University's Tillman Hall, university officials said Monday.

2 arrested in plot to fly contraband into prison with drone

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:32

This photo shows a Yuneec Typhoon drone and controller Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Jessup, Md. Maryland State Police and prison officials say two men planned to use the drone to smuggle drugs, tobacco and pornography videos into the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland, Md. Police arrested the men with the drone, the materials and a handgun in a vehicle Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Police arrested two men with a drone near a Maryland state prison as the men prepared to fly drugs, tobacco and pornography into the maximum-security institution, state police and prison officials said Monday.


Group turns over donor list from gay marriage fight in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:31
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The president of a hedge fund contributed $1.25 million to the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to defeat Maine's gay marriage law in 2009, providing more than half of national anti-gay marriage group's donations during the campaign, according to a campaign disclosure report.

Islamic State claims to kill 30 for sodomy, UN meeting told

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:25
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 people for sodomy, the head of an international gay rights organization said Monday at the first-ever U.N. Security Council meeting spotlighting violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

Prosecutor: NJ man sent nude pic to Rosie O'Donnell's daughter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:24

 NJ man sent nude pic to Rosie O'Donnell's daughterThe owner of a home where comedian Rosie O'Donnell's teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl a nude photo, according to a criminal complaint released Monday.


Judge delays release of juror names in Boston bombing trial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:10
A U.S. judge on Monday rebuffed a request to release the names of the jurors who convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of the Boston Marathon bombing and sentenced him to death, saying it would be premature to do so while he is seeking a new trial. Defense lawyers last week said in a filing in U.S. District Court in Boston that blanket media coverage of the 2013 bombing and its aftermath influenced the jury and requested that a new trial be held outside of Boston. U.S. District Judge George O'Toole wrote that media attempts to interview the jurors, which likely would follow the release of their names, could interfere with attempts to determine whether the trial was fair.