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The globe's record heat keeps on broiling into this year

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 00:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's been no break from the globe's record heat — the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.

AccuWeather: Early Showers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 00:51

 Early ShowersMeteorologist Karen Rogers says temps soar for Saturday.

Attack on truck driver caught on camera in apparent case of road rage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 00:36

Attack on truck driver caught on camera in apparent case of road rageA musician and tattoo artist from Chicago's south suburbs caught a bizarre case of apparent road rage on camera in Baltimore, Md.

Decision on charges coming in videotaped beating of motorist

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 00:28
DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor plans to announce Monday a decision on whether to file charges in the videotaped beating of a black motorist by a white police officer during a suburban Detroit traffic stop.

Volvo narrows choices for U.S. plant to South Carolina, second state: sources

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 00:14
Volvo Cars is weighing a site in South Carolina against another southern state as it prepares to invest $500 million in its first U.S. plant, people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. The Swedish carmaker has reduced its shortlist to two potential locations, including Berkeley County, South Carolina, said the sources, who asked not to be identified. Volvo U.S. spokesman Jim Nichols said the process is underway and the automaker hopes to make a decision "in the next few weeks." The sources did not give further details or identify the second state in the running.

STORY REMOVED: BC-US--Rental Squeeze

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 00:09

In this March 18, 2015 photo, visitors arrive for the grand opening of Gibson Santa Monica, a new luxury apartment building in downtown Santa Monica, Calif. The average U.S. rent has climbed 14 percent to $1,124 since 2010, according to commercial property tracker Reis Inc. That’s four percentage points faster than inflation and more than double the rise in U.S. home prices over the same period. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)The Associated Press has withdrawn a version of a story published on April 14 and slugged BC-US--Rental Squeeze on the rising cost of renting an apartment due to a technical editor that resulted in a pre-publication version of the story with editing notes being published and sent to customers.

Indiana reports jump in new HIV cases in rural outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 00:07
(Reuters) - An HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana related to abuse of intravenous prescription drugs has jumped by 24 cases in the past week, an increase attributed to offering more testing resources, state health officials said on Friday. The outbreak centered in rural Scott County near the border with Kentucky has reached 130 cases, including 10 preliminary positive tests, up from 106 a week ago, health officials said. Scott County, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, has been the center of the outbreak, the biggest in the state's history. A needle exchange program started April 4 for Scott County residents has so far distributed 5,322 clean syringes to 86 people and collected 1,400 used syringes, health officials said.

Police pledge thorough probe of death after stun gun shock

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 00:04
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police in Hagerstown, Maryland, are promising a thorough investigation into the death of a man in custody after officers shocked him with a stun gun outside a home he allegedly had broken into.

3rd arrest in attack on homeless man at Olney gas station

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 23:59

3rd arrest in attack on homeless man at Olney gas stationPhiladelphia Police have arrested a third person in the brutal assault of a homeless man caught on camera at a gas station in Olney.

US senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 23:55

A likeness of Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, adorns the front of $20 bill Friday, April 17, 2015, in Boston. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, filed legislation Tuesday to create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate woman candidate to be put on the bill. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.

Backlash cancels auction of Japanese internment camp items

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

This April 8, 2015 photo, Barbara Takei, shows her mother's cigarette holder made from string and her mom's military ID from the internment camp she was held in Mississippi at home in Sacramento, Calif. Protests by Japanese-American groups has pushed the auction house to cancel a planned sale of 450 photos and artifacts from World War II camps where Americans of Japanese descent were imprisoned. The move comes after thousands of Japanese-Americans, advocacy groups and supporters posted their opposition to the sale on social media and the auction house's Facebook page. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./Sacramento Bee via AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protests by Japanese-American groups have led an East Coast auction house to cancel a sale of 450 photos and artifacts from World War II internment camps.

Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 23:48

In this Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 photo, Pidgeon Pagonis poses for a photo at home in Chicago. Pagonis, who was raised a girl but has male chromosomes, works as an activist opposing drastic genital surgery for intersex children. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls.

Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 23:22

Boston Marathon survivor Jane Richard, left, watches as her brother Henry removes a drape covering a memorial honoring victims and survivors at one of two blast sites near the finish line of the Boston Mararthon in Boston, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Boston marked the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. The children lost their brother Martin Richard while standing with him during one of the explosions. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case.

Former Atlantic City fire chief collecting thousands in retirement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 23:01

Former Atlantic City fire chief collecting thousands in retirementAtlantic City's former fire chief will collect nearly $13,000 a month in retirement, even after he was caught on camera dropping his pants in front of a security officer.

Idea from Adam Sandler film used to soothe dementia patients

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 23:01

Charlotte Dell, Director of Social Services at The Hebrew Home of Riverdale, in New York, describes the laptop computer process used to record messages for dementia patients at the facility, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The nursing home in the Bronx has started a pilot program in which relatives record video messages for patients of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. The videos are played for them each morning to calm their agitation and reassure them about their surroundings and their routines. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.

Florida ethics panel: Rivera deserves fine, reprimand

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:31
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida government commission says former U.S. Rep. David Rivera broke the state ethics law while he was in the state Legislature and should pay nearly $60,000 fines and penalties.

Driver tested and held for DUI in West Oak Lane crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:29

Driver tested and held for DUI in West Oak Lane crashPolice say a driver is being tested and held for DUI after crashing his car into a tree in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section early Friday morning.

Oklahoma deputy apologizes for fatal shooting, says was trained

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:27

Handout of Reserve Deputy Robert Bates provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in TulsaAn Oklahoma reserve deputy, who fatally shot a man when he said he accidentally grabbed his gun instead of his Taser, apologized to the victim's family on Friday and said his mistake could have happened to anyone. Volunteer deputy Robert Bates, in an interview on NBC's "Today" show, also denied a report that he was not properly trained. "I'd like to apologize to the family of Eric Harris," Bates, who was surrounded by his family and attorney, said in his first public comment since the shooting.

Hurdles in 'Suge' Knight case: Hesitant witness, fuzzy video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:25

FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Marion "Suge" Knight, center, arrives in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case, in Los Angeles. Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges after the former rap music mogul struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling Thursday after concluding a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was hit outside a Compton burger stand. The judge also reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million. (Kevork Djansezian/Pool Photo via AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight's history of violence and intimidation.

Driver crashes car into tree in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:22

Driver tested and held for DUI in West Oak Lane crashA driver was hurt and had to be rescued from a vehicle after crashing into a tree in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia early Friday morning.