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Settlement in accidental Wild West show shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 02:29
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — The legal battle over an accidental shooting at a Wild West theme park in New Jersey that left an actor partially paralyzed has ended with a settlement of nearly $2 million.

Federal ban sought for animal testing on cosmetics

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 01:59

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014 file photo, Rep.-elect, Don Beyer, D-Va. celebrates during an election party in Arlington, Va. Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the US. The effort could be a tough sell in a Republican-controlled Congress. Beyer plans to take the lead when the new Congress takes office next January. He is succeeding retiring Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., who has introduced legislation that would prohibit testing cosmetic products on animals, as well as the sale of any new cosmetics if the final product or any component was developed using animal testing. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States. The effort could be a tough sell in a Republican-controlled Congress.


New Chicago archbishop brings Francis-like message

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 01:57

FILE -In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, Incoming Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich speaks at a news conference at O'Hare International Airport upon his arrival in Chicago before assuming leadership of one of the largest and most high-profile archdioceses in the U.S. When appointed the new archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich argued that Pope Francis was sending a mere pastor and not a message. But Cupich has been sending Francis-like messages of his own as he prepares to officially assume leadership Tuesday, Nov. Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)CHICAGO (AP) — When Blase Cupich was named the next archbishop of Chicago, he insisted that Pope Francis was sending the area a mere pastor, not a message.


Dad furious after newborn given to wrong mom in California hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 01:46

Dad furious after newborn given to wrong mom in California hospitalA California hospital is taking steps to protect newborns after a mix-up involving a preemie.


White Democrats dwindling in Alabama Legislature

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 01:38

 Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton, Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, and Sen. Quinton Ross, D-Montgomery, talk with reporters at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. The 74-year-old Clayton pharmacist could soon have another title, the only white Democrat remaining in the Alabama Senate. Sen.Beasley said a friend recently called him a “true Democrat,” a term Beasley said he considered the highest of compliments. The result is that Democrats in the Alabama Legislature are almost entirely black. And white legislators are almost entirely Republican.(AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Billy Beasley says it was the highest of compliments when a friend recently called him a "true Democrat."


March trial expected in Vt. teacher death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 01:12
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman charged with her husband in the kidnapping and killing of a St. Johnsbury teacher is scheduled to go on trial in March.

Death penalty off table in Va. officer's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 01:12
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has taken the death penalty off the table for four people charged in the gang-related slaying of a reserve Virginia police officer.

Foul play suspected in Millville, NJ death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 01:10

Foul play suspected in Millville, NJ deathPolice say foul play is suspected in the death of a man in Millville, Cumberland County.


Arkansas trots to No. 2 turkey-producing state

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 00:49
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arkansas has trotted into second place among turkey-producing states after North Carolina's gobbler population fell sharply as U.S. turkey numbers hit a 28-year low.

Turkey production down, wholesale prices up

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 00:46

A Standard Bronze turkey roams a pasture near Trimble, Mo., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. The Bronze has been the most popular turkey variety for most of American history. It originated from crosses between the domestic turkeys brought by European colonists to the Americas and the eastern wild turkeys they found upon their arrival. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Turkey production is at its lowest level in nearly three decades and wholesale prices are at an all-time high, but Thanksgiving cooks probably won't see much difference in the price they pay at the stores for their frozen birds.


Bane of the Northeast Corridor is due for upgrade

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 00:40

In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, shrubs are backdropped by a portal bridge in Kearny, N.J. A plan to replace the bridge has pushed forward and could be finished in less than four years _ provided about $940 million can be found to complete the project. Amtrak and New Jersey Transit carry between 150,000 and 200,000 people across the bridge each day. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For tens of thousands of rail travelers in the Northeast each day, making a curtain time or simply getting to work can hinge on a bridge built two years before the Titanic sank.


Chicago hotel fire injures 4, including 1 jumper

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 00:19
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a woman escaping from a fire at a hotel on Chicago's West Side jumped from a third-floor window and was injured.

Suspect wanted for 2 murders in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 23:46

Suspect wanted for 2 murders in Camden CountyAuthorities in Camden County are searching for a man wanted for two murders.


Bill Cosby's guest shot with Letterman canceled

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 23:27

File-This Nov. 11, 2014, file photo shows entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaking during a Veterans Day ceremony, at the The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia. Cosby's upcoming appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades. Cosby representative David Brokaw confirmed Friday that Cosby would not appear as previously scheduled next Wednesday. He did not say why. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Cosby's upcoming appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.


Missing MD girl found unharmed in North Carolina

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 22:45
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Media reports say a 12-year-old Maryland girl missing since Tuesday has been found.

The true story behind 'Foxcatcher': John du Pont's descent into madness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 22:35

 John du Pont's descent into madnessThe new movie 'Foxcatcher' opens nationwide Friday.


Q&A: What's covered, what's not in health overhaul

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 22:18

In this Oct. 6, 2014, photo, Rob Lynch, chief executive officer for Vision Service Plan, the nations largest vision care company with 60 million members, poses for a photo in one of the VSP mobile vision clinics at the VSP headquarters in Rancho Cordova, Calif. As the federal government and states launch a second round of enrollments of the health care law, consumers should be aware of what's covered through insurance marketplaces. Plans cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions and preventive care, but dental and vision benefits vary. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the federal government and states launch a second round of enrollment under the health care law, consumers should be aware of what's covered and what's not when buying health coverage through insurance marketplaces. Plans cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions and preventive care, but dental and vision benefits vary.


Fireworks accident results in incredible explosion

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 21:56

Fireworks accident results in incredible explosionA fireworks display in Italy that went awry resulted in a spectacular visual explosion.


A world away from Ferguson protests in quiet St. Louis suburb

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 21:15

A man is reflected in a boarded up window as he walks down a street in FergusonBy Scott Malone FLORISSANT Mo. (Reuters) - In this quiet city just north of Ferguson, Missouri, the neat streets of small homes and shops show no signs of the racial tension that has gripped the adjacent St. Louis suburb since the fatal police shooting in August of an unarmed black teen. In riot-scarred Ferguson, many businesses remain boarded up three months since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Florissant shows no obvious mark of racial tensions, apart from a few "I Love Ferguson" signs put up to show support for its southern neighbor. ...


AT&T drops 'super cookies' from cellphone data

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 19:17

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, a hands-free device to talk on a cellphone while driving is seen in San Diego. The nation's second-largest cellular provider, AT&T Mobility, said Friday it would no longer add tracking codes to its subscribers' devices. That practice made it nearly impossible to keep a user's identity private on the Internet. The change by AT&T essentially removes a long string of hidden letters and numbers _ specific to a user's smartphone _ that was passed along to websites. While the code doesn't explicitly contain personally identifying information like a name or phone number, it nonetheless can be used to track a user's behavior across the Internet _ a lucrative data-mining opportunity for advertisers that could still reveal him or her based on browsing habits. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, says it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online.