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Things to know about the sperm bank industry

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:19
Sperm banking is a huge industry that has been around for decades but one that is relatively loosely regulated in the U.S.

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:16
ATLANTA (AP) — He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot.

3-year-old bitten by dog in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:50

3-year-old bitten by dog in West PhiladelphiaA 3-year-old girl suffered serious injuries after she was bitten by a relative's dog in West Philadelphia.


FBI says hair-match experts gave flawed testimony: Post

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:35
The FBI and U.S. Justice Department have acknowledged that almost all of the experts in a forensic unit dedicated to microscopic hair comparison gave flawed testimony against defendants before 2000, the Washington Post said. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Innocence Project found that 26 of the 28 examiners in the FBI's microscopic hair comparison unit overstated evidence in more than 95 percent of 268 trials that the groups have examined so far, the Post said. The Post first raised the question of flawed testimony in 1980s and 1990s trials in a story in July. Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, said the FBI's hair analysis in that period was "a complete disaster" but praised the bureau and the Justice Department for collaborating in the review.

Gyrocopter Pilot Expected to Be Stopped on Way to Capitol

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:29
Doug Hughes called people waving to him as he flew above D.C. "surreal."

Canadian shrimp imports up as Maine fishery remains closed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:15
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The value of Canada's cold water shrimp exports to the United States is growing as the Gulf of Maine's fishery remains closed to fishing.

After 18 months, no answers from feds in Ga. gym mat death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:14

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, Regina Rawls chants during a "Who Killed K.J." rally in memory of Kendrick Johnson, seen on the sign at right, in Atlanta. Long after Johnson was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school in south Georgia, those closest to the case remain deeply divided over how the teenager died. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Long after Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school in south Georgia, those closest to the case remain deeply divided over how the teenager died.


2 months before SC shooting, another motorist shot in back

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:12
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors may soon provide new details about their investigation into the February fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a central Pennsylvania police officer.

Environmentalists re-establishing Barnegat Bay oyster colony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:04

In this April 16, 2015 photo, a hydraulic shovel and workers with hand-held shovels dump whelk shells into Barnegat Bay in Berkeley Township, N.J. as part of a project by the American Littoral Society environmental group to re-establish an oyster colony in the bay. Oyster seedling will attach themselves to the whelk shells and begin to grow. The bumpy colonies should also help blunt the impact of waves from future storms like Superstorm Sandy.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A century ago, oysters were so plentiful in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay that visitors would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner.


Man killed in West Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:59

Man killed in West Philadelphia shootingA man is dead after a shooting in West Philadelphia.


Q&A: Details about Hinckley and the insanity defense

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:32
When John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, jurors left open the possibility that he would one day live outside a mental institution. For decades he's been receiving treatment at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in 2003 a judge ordered Hinckley be allowed to start testing his freedom outside of the facility. For the past year, Hinckley has spent 17 days a month living with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hearings set for Wednesday will determine whether that time should be increased. Nearing 60, Hinckley could potentially be granted full-time, year-round "convalescent leave" in the community.

Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:29

 shopping, eating out, watching movies at Regal Cinemas. (AP Photo/ Steve Helber)The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.


Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:10

Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspectAn Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."


AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 21:16

FILE - In this May 5, 1995 file photo, a large group of search and rescue crew attends a memorial service in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people _ including 19 children _ injured hundreds more and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to structures and vehicles in the downtown area. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, Flle)EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.


Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 20:53

Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homesAn out-of-control wildfire that broke out in a forested basin near a Southern California dam triggered the evacuation of about 300 homes late Saturday, authorities said.


GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 20:44

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush jokes with a member of the audience at a "Politics and Eggs" event, a breakfast fixture for 2016 presidential prospects, Friday, April 17, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field.


3 shot on campus of Delaware State University

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 20:30

2 shootings at Delaware State University, 3 injuredAuthorities say three people were wounded in a shooting on the campus of Delaware State University.


1 injured in South Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 19:51

1 injured in South Philadelphia crashOne person is hospitalized after a crash in South Philadelphia.


Car flips over in Bucks County, 3 injured

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 19:19

Car flips over in Bucks County, 3 injuredAuthorities in Bucks County are investigating a crash in Doylestown that has left three people hospitalized.


Life or death? Boston bomber's trial turns to sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 19:03

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect in the Boston Marathon explosion, is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to return to court on Tuesday for the next phase of his trial, when prosecutors will argue that he should be sentenced to death for his role in the deadly attack in 2013. In sharp contrast to the guilt phase of the trial, when lawyers for the ethnic Chechen defendant did not contest that their client had killed three people and injured 264 in the bombing, the next four weeks are expected to feature emotional testimony from both sides as Tsarnaev fights for his life. The question of whether Tsarnaev, 21, should live or die is highly controversial around Boston. Polls have shown that a plurality of area residents, 49 percent, prefer a life sentence, and family members of two of the people he killed have also spoken out against executing him.