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Maryland man charged in bomb threat at Baltimore TV station

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 03:02

A man, claiming to have a bomb, lays in the street outside of the Fox45 television station, which was evacuated due to a bomb threat, in Baltimore(Reuters) - A Maryland man accused of threatening Fox Television's Baltimore affiliate while wearing a hedgehog suit and a fake bomb vest loaded with foil-wrapped chocolate bars has been charged with arson and other counts, authorities said on Friday. The suspect, Alex Brizzi, 25, of Elkridge, Maryland, was shot and wounded by police after trying to deliver a flash drive with video about the end of the world during Thursday's incident at the offices of WBFF-TV. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told a news conference that there was no connection to organized terrorism.


Vigil planned for Ohio family of eight slain a week ago

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:56
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A vigil and fundraiser for eight family members shot execution-style in rural Ohio's Appalachian foothills, is expected to draw thousands of people on Friday evening, organizers said.

Oklahoma lawmakers approve bill to revoke licenses of abortion doctors

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:56

File photo of Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin making remarks before the opening of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in WashingtonAn Oklahoma bill that could revoke the license of any doctor who performs an abortion may soon head to the governor, with opponents saying the measure in unconstitutional and promising a legal battle against the cash-strapped state if it is approved. In the Republican-dominated legislature, the state's House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a Senate bill late on Thursday. Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, has not yet indicated whether she will sign it.


FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:51

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents.


Pennsylvania probes possible link between quakes, fracking

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:48
Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether a series of minor earthquakes in the state this week were caused by nearby fracking operations.

2 in custody after shooting in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:47

2 in custody after shooting in FrankfordA man is hospitalized, and two people are in custody after a shooting in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


Senate confirms first female officer for warfighting command

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:39

Senate confirms first female officer for warfighting commandThe Senate has confirmed an Air Force general to be the first female officer to lead one of the military's warfighting commands. By voice vote late Thursday, the Senate approved Gen. Lori Robinson to be ...


The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:33
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 28, 2016:

U.S. top court declines to block Texas voter identification law

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:27

The Supreme Court stands in WashingtonThe U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid to block a Texas law that requires voters to show a government-issued form of photo identification before casting a ballot, but left the door open to a renewed challenge before the November elections. The court denied a request by opponents of the law, including individual Texas voters, who argued that it was not needed and disproportionately affected old and poor voters, including minorities, who are less likely to possess such types of identification. A similar North Carolina law was upheld by a federal judge on April 25.


After 2012 stunner, ex-con makes another White House run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:25

This undated photo provided by Keith Judd shows Judd. When Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton battle it out in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary, they'll have to get past ex-convict Keith Judd. Judd was in a Texas prison when he got 41 percent of the vote against President Barack Obama in West Virginia's 2012 Democratic primary. Now the 57-year-old Judd is a free man. He's running again in West Virginia on May 10 against Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. (Keith Judd via AP)CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Hillary Clinton tries to vanquish Bernie Sanders in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary next month, she will also have to watch out for Keith Judd.


Vigil planned for 8 family members killed in Ohio massacre

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:24

Leonard Manley, left, father and grandfather of several murder victims, drives up Union Hill Road away from a roadblock at the outer perimeter of a crime scene, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, near Piketon, Ohio. Several people were found dead Friday at multiple properties near Piketon. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A vigil is planned for the eight family members killed in a shooting massacre in rural Ohio.


Norovirus sickens 159 on cruise ship docked in Norfolk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:19

The Captain of the Balmoral cruise ship, Bent Ivar Gangdal makes a public statement regarding the condition of passengers at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk, Va., on Friday, April 29, 2016. Some passengers of the ship have been sickened with norovirus and are currently in isolation. (Hyunsoo Leo Kim/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITNORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Passengers on a cruise ship docked in Virginia have been sickened with norovirus.


Brady Campaign's ad draws ire of U.S. anti-gun violence activists

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:16

Guns are seen inside a display case at the Cabela's store in Fort WorthBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said on Friday it has sharply cut back an online ad that had used the names and faces of mass shooters and urged the news media not to identify them after the group drew criticism from other gun control activists. The group, named for former White House spokesman James Brady, who was wounded in 1981 when a gunman tried to assassinate then-President Ronald Reagan, rolled out the "Zero Minutes of Fame" campaign earlier this week. Its goal, the group said, was to promote research showing that mass shooters, such as those who carried out the 2012 attacks in Newtown, Connecticut and Aurora, Colorado, had studied past gun attacks before carrying out their own.


Murder charge for mom after 1 boy found beaten at motel dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:06
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The mother of two boys found so badly beaten at a motel that emergency responders were left in tears was charged Friday with murder after one of them died.

Police criticize BYU investigations into sex assault victims

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:03

FILE - This April 20, 2016, file photo, Protesters stand in solidarity with rape victims on the campus of Brigham Young University during a sexual assault awareness demonstration, in Provo, Utah. Several Utah police officials are joining in calls to change Brigham Young University's practice of investigating students who have reported being sexually assaulted for violations of the school's strict code of behavior. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several Utah police officials are joining in calls to change Brigham Young University's practice of opening honor code investigations into students after they report being sexually assaulted, as more sexual assault victims reach out to police to say they have felt silenced by the policy.


Appeals court: Amtrak can't have regulatory role

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:33

 Amtrak can't have regulatory roleA federal appeals court has once again ruled that Congress can't give Amtrak power to impose rail standards on other private railroads. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said ...


The Latest: Dad: Son with fake bomb thought world was ending

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:24

A man wearing a full animal costume and surgical mask walks out of a TV station in Baltimore, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Baltimore police say a department sniper shot the man, who police say walked into a TV station displaying what appeared to be an explosive device on his chest. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on Alex Brizzi, the man shot and wounded by police after walking into a Baltimore TV station wearing an animal costume and a fake bomb (all times local):


Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:20

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2012 file photo shows the front entrance of Eagle Stadium at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. This suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium. Are such exorbitant price tags for high school stadiums the new normal? Only in Texas, it seems. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium.


Funeral services for fmr. Police Commissioner Willie Williams to take place in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:10

Funeral services for fmr. Police Commissioner Willie Williams to take place in PhiladelphiaFuneral arrangements have been announced for former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Willie L. Williams, who died Tuesday in Atlanta at the age of 72.


Oklahoma legislation aims to ensure punishment for sex crimes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 01:02
Oklahoma lawmakers will take up legislation next week aimed at ensuring sex crimes do not go unpunished in the state because the victims were unconscious or intoxicated when they occurred. In March, Oklahoma's highest criminal court ruled the state's rape law addresses sexual assault cases involving people who were either unconscious or intoxicated when they were victims of abuse. Oklahoma Representative Scott Biggs, a Republican, said on Friday he is filing legislation to define forcible sodomy in a way that includes unconscious victims.