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NNBC scraps Bill Cosby television project

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 03:37

NNBC scraps Bill Cosby television projectNBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation against the comic emerged.


Lawyer: 'No real question' boy, 10, killed woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 03:32
PLEASANT MOUNT, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer for a jailed 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy says there's "no real question" his client beat a 90-year-old woman to death.

5 questions, answers about Thai body parts case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 03:25

Thai police officer shows a picture of a tattooed human skin which was found in a package of a U.S. tourist, during a press conference at Bangpongpang police station in Bangkok,Thailand. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. A shipping company in Bangkok put a trio of packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery — inside were a variety of preserved human parts, including an infant's head, a baby's foot sliced into three sections and a tiny heart.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Thailand are seeking two Americans with ties to Las Vegas accused of attempting to ship packages containing a preserved baby's head and other human body parts to the United States. Bangkok police say the objects were stolen. Answers to five questions in the case:


NBC scraps Cosby television project

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 03:18

NNBC scraps Bill Cosby television projectNBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project as another sexual assault allegation against the comic has emerged.


How to get your child to sleep

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 03:17

How to get your child to sleepGO TO SLEEP! - Every parent has uttered those words, more than once.


Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 03:10

 It’s the inability to easily upload a copy of their green card, the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents and therefore entitled to benefits under President Barack Obama’s health care law. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up.


Study: Banking industry culture fosters cheating

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 03:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — The banking industry seems to bring out dishonesty in people, a new study suggests.

NTSB recommends better sleep disorder screening

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 03:09
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators who concluded that an engineer's sleep apnea caused a deadly train derailment in New York adopted several recommendations Wednesday for better screening of such disorders, including a call for improved physician training.

APNewsBreak: Vascular Solutions subsidy scrapped

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:56
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A medical-device company lost out on a hefty Minnesota subsidy on Wednesday after the firm and its leader were criminally charged.

City OKs plan for gas-pump climate change labels

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:54

GASOLINE-PRICE/BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Some of the country's first gas-pump warning labels about climate change are coming to Berkeley, a city with a long history of green and clean policies.


Oklahoma police officer charged with raping women while on duty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:49

Oklahoma Policeman Arrested on Charges of Raping Black Women While on PatrolBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting 13 women while on duty will face trial for 35 felony counts including rape and sexual assault, court officials said on Wednesday. If convicted, Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, could face life in prison. Holtzclaw, who is on paid leave, has denied the allegations against him and remains under house arrest at his parents' home in Enid, about 70 miles north of Oklahoma City. ...


You'll shoot your eye out: Watchdog lists '10 worst' holiday toys

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:43

FiretekBy Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - A plastic battle hammer for 3-year-olds, a glow-in-the-dark bow and arrow set and a pencil that doubles as a slingshot are on the short list of the most dangerous children's toys this holiday season. The annual "10 Worst Toys" list published by the U.S.-based consumer watchdog World Against Toys Causing Harm is meant to ward parents off of impulse buying for their children ahead of the holiday shopping surge. ...


Pennsylvania AG: child images in email scandal lewd but not pornographic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:35
By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top prosecutor believes "deplorable" images of children found in a lewd emails exchanged by state officials were not pornographic and no crime was committed in sharing them, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The assessment by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane followed an interview with CNN broadcast on Tuesday night in which she said she discovered images of children in emails with other lewd images downloaded on computers in the attorney general’s office and shared by officials before Kane was elected in 2012. ...

Marine who vanished twice to face trial on desertion charge

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:27
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. Marine accused of deserting the military after disappearing in Iraq and then again failing to report for duty in North Carolina nearly 10 years ago will face a court martial in December, the Marine Corps said on Wednesday. Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun, an Arabic interpreter, was listed as a deserter for almost a decade before being taken into military custody earlier this year, according to the Marine Corps. ...

William Hornby, ex-Denver Post editor, dies at 91

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:26
DENVER (AP) — William H. Hornby, a former managing editor, executive editor and vice president at The Denver Post, has died. He was 91.

Crews try to ID substance in California fire

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:25

45 a.m. when it exploded at the Santa Clara Waste Water Co., authorities said. (AP Photo/Fox 11 LA)SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Hazardous materials crews were trying Wednesday to determine how to deal with an unstable substance remaining after an explosion and fire at a California waste treatment facility.


California high school closed for second day over Yik Yak threats

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:21
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A high school in an affluent oceanside community in Southern California was closed for a second day on Wednesday after online threats made on the social media application Yik Yak, which allows users to post anonymously, officials said. The threats arose in a series of Yik Yak posts on Monday targeting Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, prompting officials to briefly place the campus on lockdown that day and to close it on Tuesday. Police were investigating the social media posts. ...

Student accused of making failing grades all A's

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:10
REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a former student of Brigham Young University-Idaho altered his college transcript to rise from failing to obtaining $7,000 in academic scholarships.

2 dead, 9 hurt after tractor-trailer rams cars in Berks County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 02:00

2 dead, 9 hurt after tractor-trailer rams cars in Berks CountyTwo people were killed and nine were injured when a tractor-trailer rammed into a line of stopped cars on a highway in Berks County.


AccuWeather: 30s Again Today, 40s Tomorrow

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 01:55

 30s Again Today, 40s TomorrowMeteorologist David Murphy says another shot of cold air arrives Friday.