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Oregon county says no to Nestle water-bottling plant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:37

FILE - In this May 5, 2016 file photo, ballot measure yard signs regarding the issue of moving a Nestle spring water bottling plant into the small community, are shown in Cascade Locks, Ore. Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge is the stage for one of the hottest disputes in Oregon's Tuesday, May 17, 2016 primary — a proposal by Nestle to build a bottled water plant in Cascade Locks, using water from a mountain spring. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in an Oregon county imposed a ban on commercial water bottling on Tuesday, killing a plan in which Nestle would have built a water-bottling plant in the job-scarce town of Cascade Locks in the scenic Columbia River Gorge.


Former Safeway security guard facing animal cruelty charges in dog's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:29

Former Safeway security guard facing animal cruelty charges in dog's deathA former San Francisco Safeway security guard accused of kicking a dog that later died after being fatally struck by a car has been arrested and is now facing animal cruelty charges.


Photo of father comforting sick son in shower goes viral

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:20

Photo of father comforting sick son in shower goes viralA powerful picture of a father cradling his sick son in the shower went viral, despite being removed by Facebook.


South Carolina passes bill banning abortion after 19 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:59

FILE - In this Monday, May 2, 2016 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks with reporters outside the Jasper County office building in Ridgeland, S.C., after a briefing on a $4.5 billion container terminal South Carolina and Georgia are jointly building on the Savannah River. The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday, May 17, 2016, prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban. The legislation will now head to Gov. Haley's desk. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban.


Q&A: Federal investigation into deadly Amtrak derailment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:57

Members of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) votes on a motion to adopt an explanation for the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train that derailed in Philadelphia last year, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, during their board meeting in Washington. Board members, from left are; T. Bella Dihn-Zarr, Ph.D. vice chair, Christopher Hart, chairman, Robert Sumwalt, member, and Earl Weener, Ph.D., member. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the engineer of a speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year likely was distracted after hearing that a nearby commuter train had been hit by a rock. Eight people were killed. Four of them were ejected through emergency windows that broke open when train cars slid off the tracks, investigators said. More than 200 people were hurt.


Hong Kong in lockdown as Chinese official attends meeting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:54

A pro-democracy activist, right, waves banner and shout slogans against pro-government protesters, left, outside the convention center where the Chinese Communist Party's third-highest ranking official, Zhang Dejiang, gave a speech during a visit to Hong Kong, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Hong Kong authorities rolled out a massive security operation on Tuesday as they braced for protests during a top Beijing official's visit to the semiautonomous city, where tensions are rising over Chinese rule.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities stepped up security for a top Chinese government official's appearance at a business conference Wednesday, preventing pro-democracy protesters from getting anywhere close to the venue.


Maine's top court upholds bra escape conviction

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:45
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's highest court has upheld the escape conviction of a woman who tried to avoid arrest by telling police that she needed to put on a bra before going to jail.

Sanders wins Oregon primary, Clinton declares victory in Kentucky

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:32

Sanders wins Oregon primary, Clinton declares victory in KentuckyBernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential primary in Oregon, while Hillary Clinton has declared victory after a razor-thin margin in Kentucky.


Lawyers for suspect in Ohio cop's slaying want off case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:24
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Two attorneys appointed to represent a man accused of fatally shooting a central Ohio policeman are asking to withdraw from the potential death penalty case.

Trial reset for Ohio man who rushed stage at Trump rally

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:22

FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Secret Service agents guard Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after a man rushed the stage during a campaign rally at the Wright Brothers Aero Hangar at Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio. Thomas DiMassimo, a 22-year-old Wright State University student, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering a restricted area. On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sharon Ovington scheduled DiMassimo's jury trial to begin June 22, 2016, in Dayton, Ohio, after a May 31, 2016, date was postponed because of a scheduling conflict. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who was arrested after he rushed the stage at a Donald Trump rally faces trial next month.


Charges withdrawn against boxer Spadafora in store incident

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:20
FORD CITY, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have withdrawn charges against former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora, who was accused of holding a knife in front of a convenience store worker.

Fire under elevated train tracks in New York halts service

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:15

In this photo provided by Ben Parkin, firefighter battle a fire runder the Metro-North railroad tracks in New York, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Train service into and out of Grand Central is being delayed due to the fire. (Ben Parkin via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — A massive fire underneath elevated train tracks in New York City has halted service and stranded thousands of commuters.


Nanny fights off baby-kidnap attempt in San Bernardino, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:13

Nanny fights off baby-kidnap attempt in San Bernardino, police sayA tenacious nanny held on to a stroller with a 4-month-old girl strapped in and fought off an apparent kidnapper, police said.


Overtime pay may become reality for more US workers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:57

FILE - In this May 6, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Roughly 5 million more U.S. workers will soon become eligible for overtime pay under new rules issued by the Obama administration. The policy changes would benefit many salaried employees in the fast food and retail industries who often work long hours, are called managers, but are paid just above the current $23,660 annual threshold that allows companies to deny overtime pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules to be issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.


Truck overturns on EB Schuylkill Expy. near Girard

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:43

Truck overturns on EB Schuylkill Expy. near GirardA tractor trailer crash blocked some of the eastbound lanes of the Schuylkill Expressway Tuesday.


AccuWeather: Rain Moving Out, but Clouds Hang on Another Day

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:41

 Rain Moving Out, but Clouds Hang on Another DayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says brighter skies return Thursday and Friday, before a rainy Saturday.


NTSB recommends Philadelphia integrate emergency response

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:30

NTSB recommends Philadelphia integrate emergency responseThe derailment of Amtrak 188 sent a wave of injured wandering and screaming amidst the wreckage.


Woman injured in Hunting Park fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:22

Woman injured in Hunting Park fireAt least one person was injured in a house fire in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.


Philadelphia 76ers win NBA Draft Lottery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:20

Philadelphia 76ers win NBA Draft LotteryThe Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA Draft Lottery and will have the No. 1 overall pick in next month's draft.


Former LAPD gangster squad officer celebrates 100th birthday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:09

Former LAPD gangster squad officer celebrates 100th birthdayRetired Sgt. Lindo Giacopuzzi was part of the Los Angeles Police Department's gangster squad in the 1940s and 1950s and faced off with mobsters like Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen.