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Heightened security in Waco after deadly biker gang shootout

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 00:24

Heightened security in Waco after deadly biker gang shootoutPolice were on alert Monday for any retaliatory attacks after a chaotic shootout between rival biker gangs left nine people dead and at least 18 more wounded outside a Texas restaurant.


Funerals set for three victims of Philadelphia train derailment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:30

File photo of the derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia PennsylvaniaBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Funeral services were set for Monday for three victims of the deadly Philadelphia train derailment last week, as Amtrak commuter service resumed on the busy Northeast Corridor. An investigation continued into the cause of the derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others last Tuesday evening. The train was barreling north at twice the 50-mile-per-hour speed limit when it entered a sharp curve and derailed just north of Philadelphia. It was headed to New York from Washington with 243 people on board.


Duke professor was on leave before racially charged comments

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:29
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University officials say a professor criticized for an online statement comparing blacks and Asians had been on a standard academic leave before posting the comments.

Justices make it easier to sue over 401(k) retirement plans

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

192 arrests after Texas biker shootout left 9 dead

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:23

Heightened security in Waco after deadly biker gang shootoutLaw enforcement remained on alert in Waco, Texas, early Monday after a deadly shootout between rival biker gangs shook up the community, and attempts at intimidation ensured officers will stay on the streets, police said.


Republican lawmaker says must avoid 'trade war' over meat labels

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:18
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway on Monday called for swift action to avoid a "trade war" after the United States lost a trade dispute with Mexico and Canada over meat labeling. "As retaliation by Canada and Mexico becomes a reality, it is more important now than ever to act quickly to avoid a protracted trade war with our two largest trade partners," he said in a statement.

Suicides rare in young children; rate edged up in black boys

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:17
CHICAGO (AP) — Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show.

Severely injured vets find healing, hope through sports

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:16
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — As an Air Force crew chief in Afghanistan and Iraq, part of Sgt. Tim McDonough's dangerous mission was recovering the remains of soldiers killed in combat.

Police: Man told officers 'Go ahead and kill me' in shootout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:09

This 2013 booking photo provided by the St. Petersburg Police Department shows Austin Goodner while in juvenile detention. Goodner, 18, was shot and killed by Florida police on Sunday, May 17, 2015, after authorities said he argued with four people near a St. Petersburg city pool, shot a man on a bike in the arm, and then shot a police officer in the leg at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/St. Petersburg Police Dept. via AP)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Before 18-year-old Austin Goodner was killed by Florida police on Sunday, authorities said he argued with four people near a city pool, shot a man on a bike in the arm and then shot an officer in the leg.


Study: Bird flu's economic impact above $300M in Minnesota

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:08
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new study estimates bird flu has cost Minnesota poultry producers at least $113 million, with losses in related industries pushing the overall toll past $300 million.

Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 23:00

FILE - In this July 6, 2010 fik photo, a construction worker is backlit from the morning sun while working on a roof in the heat in Chapel Hill, N.C. as temperatures inched into at least the 90s from Maine to Texas and into the Southwest and Death Valley, the mid-Atlantic is embarking on a string of intensely hot days, with temperatures in some places closing in on 100-plus degrees. The combination of global warming and people moving south and west means that by mid-century four to six times more Americans will be sweating through days with extreme heat than just 15 years ago, a new study says. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says.


Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities.

U.S. top court hands win to employees in Edison International 401(k) dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:41
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived claims made by Edison Internationalemployees who accused the utility of favoring higher-cost mutual funds over lower-cost ones in its retirement plan. On a 9-0 vote, the court threw out an appeals court ruling that limited the number of claims that could be made in the case involving Edison's retirement plan management. The justices, in a ruling written by Justice Stephen Breyer, said the lawsuit had been filed in a timely fashion. The case will now return to lower courts for further litigation on the scope of Edison's fiduciary duty to monitor the investments.

President Obama to visit Camden today to talk community police initiatives

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:13

President Obama to visit Camden today to talk community police initiativesPresident Barack Obama will discuss how police are working to build trust with the community and promote his "Promise Zone" program during a visit to Camden.


Delaware family homeless after being promised free home

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:57

Delaware family homeless after being promised free homeImagine getting a newly refurbished home, for free - that's what a Delaware charity promised a local family in need but 17 months later, the family is still homeless.


U.S. top court agrees to weigh U.S. Navy text message lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:34

View of the Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider advertising agency Campbell-Ewald Co's attempt to fend off a class action lawsuit over claims the company violated a federal consumer law by sending unsolicited text messages on behalf of the U.S. Navy. Campbell-Ewald, a subsidiary of the Interpublic Group of Companies Inc , says the court has no grounds to hear the case brought by plaintiff Jose Gomez on behalf of himself and others who received the messages because the advertising firm offered to pay him the maximum amount available under the law to settle the claims. The U.S. Navy messages were part of a recruitment drive. The brief text message, sent to around 100,000 people, included the phrase: “Destined for something big?


Man found with head injury under mattress in NYC hotel dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:10
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating the death of a man found unconscious, with a head injury, under a mattress at a hotel blocks from the Empire State Building.

Heightened security in Waco after biker gang deadly shootout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:07

192 arrests after Texas biker shootout left 9 deadLaw enforcement remained on alert in Waco, Texas, early Monday after a deadly shootout between rival biker gangs shook up the community, and attempts at intimidation ensured officers will stay on the streets, police said.


Man rescued after getting stuck in storm drain for 4 days

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 21:06
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man has been rescued after getting stuck for four days in a Nashville storm drain.

VIDEO: Live picture as Amtrak resumes service between New York and Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 19:24

Amtrak service resumes between New York and PhiladelphiaLive picture of Amtrak services resuming between NY and Philly.