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Baby sitter charged in death of tot who had Xanax in system

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:24
LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter has been charged with murder in the death of an 18-month-old girl who authorities say was given anti-anxiety medication.

Baby sitter charged in death of tot who had Xanax in system

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:24
LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio baby sitter has been charged with murder in the death of an 18-month-old girl who authorities say was given anti-anxiety medication.

Oklahoma lawmakers approve bill to revoke licenses of abortion doctors

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:21

File photo of Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin making remarks before the opening of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in WashingtonBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma bill that could revoke the license of any doctor who performs an abortion has headed to the governor, with opponents saying the measure in unconstitutional and promising a legal battle against the cash-strapped state if it is approved. In the Republican-dominated legislature, the state's House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a Senate bill late on Thursday. Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, has not yet indicated whether she will sign it.


Oklahoma lawmakers approve bill to revoke licenses of abortion doctors

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:21

File photo of Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin making remarks before the opening of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in WashingtonBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma bill that could revoke the license of any doctor who performs an abortion has headed to the governor, with opponents saying the measure in unconstitutional and promising a legal battle against the cash-strapped state if it is approved. In the Republican-dominated legislature, the state's House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a Senate bill late on Thursday. Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, has not yet indicated whether she will sign it.


US acknowledges another 20 civilian deaths in Syria, Iraq

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes aimed at Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq killed 20 civilians between September and February, including eight in a single attack on a mortar position used by militants, the U.S. military said Friday.

Judge: 'Debtors' prison' lawsuit to proceed in New Orleans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:14
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for a trial in a lawsuit that claims New Orleans' criminal court functions as an unconstitutional "debtors' prison" for jailing people who cannot afford to pay court fees.

U.S. conservative group boycotts Target over transgender policy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:10

Target, a discount retail store, is pictured in Richmond.The conservative American Family Association is urging its members to boycott Target Corp for the retailer's decision to allow transgender employees and customers to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. The group accused Target of exposing women and girls to voyeurs and sexual predators with its restroom and dressing room policy, and said it had gathered 172,494 signatures on a boycott petition by mid-morning on Friday. Target's policy "means a man can simply say he feels like a woman today and enter the women's restroom ... this is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims," AFA said on its website.


U.S. conservative group boycotts Target over transgender policy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:10

Target, a discount retail store, is pictured in Richmond.The conservative American Family Association is urging its members to boycott Target Corp for the retailer's decision to allow transgender employees and customers to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. The group accused Target of exposing women and girls to voyeurs and sexual predators with its restroom and dressing room policy, and said it had gathered 172,494 signatures on a boycott petition by mid-morning on Friday. Target's policy "means a man can simply say he feels like a woman today and enter the women's restroom ... this is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims," AFA said on its website.


Pennsylvania accuser tries again to pursue Cosby lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:09

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa. A former teen actress is appealing a ruling that threw out her defamation lawsuit against Cosby that involves claims the actor groomed, drugged and molested her. Renita Hill, 48, argues that Cosby and others defamed her when they challenged accusations made by Hill and other women who went public in 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former teen actress is appealing a ruling that threw out her defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby that involves claims the actor drugged and molested her.


The Latest: House speaker blasts Virginia governor's action

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 01:08
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to make all former felons in Virginia eligible to vote (all times local):

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 00:57
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 21, 2016:

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 00:57
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 21, 2016:

McDonald's US sales jump, boosted by all-day breakfast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 00:52

McDonald's US sales jump, boosted by all-day breakfastNEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's said U.S. sales jumped in the first quarter as it raised prices, worked on improving service and benefited from the popularity of its all-day breakfast menu.


Michigan Uber driver ruled competent to stand trial for shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 00:52

Jason Dalton is seen on closed circuit television during his arraignment in Kalamazoo CountyA Michigan judge ruled on Friday that an Uber driver who was charged with killing six people in a shooting spree in Kalamazoo in February was competent to stand trial. Jason Dalton, 45, is charged with shooting eight people, killing six of them, over a five-hour period on Feb. 20, in between driving customers for the Uber [UBER.UL] car service in Kalamazoo, Michigan, about 150 miles (240 km) west of Detroit. The judge reached the decision based on a report by the Center for Forensic Psychiatry, which examined Dalton and said he understood the proceedings and the charges against him.


Illinois lawmakers pass $600 million university funding stopgap

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 00:51

Bruce Rauner smiles after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, IllinoisCHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois’ cash-starved public universities and community colleges won a temporary financial reprieve on Friday after the state legislature approved a $600 million funding plan.


Trial starts for boyfriend accused in college dorm killing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 00:46
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A trial is underway for a Pennsylvania man accused of beating and strangling his college freshman girlfriend in her dormitory.

Firefighter suffers medical incident in Mercer County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 00:43

Firefighter suffers medical incident in Mercer CountyA firefighter suffered a medical emergency at Mercer County Fire Academy in Lawrence Township, New Jersey Friday morning.


Recovering sea turtles flown from Seattle to San Diego

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 00:37
SEATTLE (AP) — Two sea turtles that landed cold, sickly and malnourished on shores far beyond their normal living range have been flown aboard a U.S. Coast Guard plane from Seattle to San Diego to finish rehabilitation.

Trapped worker rescued from construction site in Wynnefield Heights

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 00:37

Trapped worker rescued from construction site in Wynnefield HeightsFirefighters have rescued a worker who became trapped at a construction site in the Wynnefield Heights section of Philadelphia.


Autopsy begins to determine Prince cause of death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 00:36

Autopsy begins to determine Prince cause of deathAn autopsy began Friday to determine what caused the death of the iconic musician Prince, though officials said it could take days or even weeks before results are publicly released.